And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six. (Revelation 13: 16-18)
By Christine Darg
According to Revelation 13:16, the damnable so-called mark of the beast will be some type of permanent brand on the right hand or on the forehead that will sanction people to enter the marketplace either to “buy or sell” —
“And he provides that no one will be able to buy or to sell, except the one who has the mark, either the name of the beast or the number of his name.” (Revelation 13:17)
Sooner or later this compulsory mark will be the “passport to freedom” in much the same deceptive way that the main gate at the Auschwitz concentration camp promised “Work makes you free.”
The following press release was sent by One Path Research promoting “The Pure Word,” yet another translation of the New Testament from the original Greek. (It is the only translation that claims to incorporate the original meanings of each of the 5,624 Greek root words as written over 1,900 years ago, along with their detailed parsings.)
Christians know that if they accept the “Mark of the Beast”, they will not go to Heaven (Rev. 14:9-11), but we do not currently know for certain what this mark will be when it comes out. We do know that anyone that does not accept the mark will not be able to “buy or sell” (Rev. 13:16-17). If you can’t buy or sell, then you are cut off from your money, your job, source of food and water, and cast out of your home (unable to pay your rent, mortgage, utilities, etc.) and most likely you will die of starvation. Fear of dying is a powerful motivation, except for Christians since they know that taking such a mark will cause eternal separation from our Lord in Heaven.
What do we know for certain about the “Mark”?
The first thing we know is that we will not be able to buy or sell without it. Whatever this mark is, it will be something that gives us permission to access and use money. This concept is nothing new as Emperor worship existed at Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, and other major cities throughout the Roman Empire. Those that gave their allegiance to Caesar yearly and declared him as their “Lord” above any allegiance to God received permission to establish businesses and engage in commerce. This practice was not universal, but the future implementation of this “mark” will involve everyone on earth.
The second thing we know about this mark is that anyone who takes it will not go to Heaven. The mark will therefore be something that should you accept, will require that you give your absolute allegiance to the “beast” (or government) above God Himself. You will in fact disown God and as a result blaspheme the Holy Spirit, which is the only unforgivable sin (Mark 3:29). The mark that condemns you is not something that you can accidentally take or have forced upon you.
The Foundation for the Mark Has Just Been Laid!!
The United Kingdom’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson and President Macron of France this last week both tried to enforce mandatory vaccine passports, and both suggested similar “punishments” for not having the vaccine passport. Prime Minister Johnson said you will not be able to buy or sell unless you have proof that you have taken the vaccine and President macron even suggested that you would not be able to access shopping malls or anywhere that had a “significant” number of people unless you have a vaccine passport.
These two leaders of powerful countries received instant backlashes from their constituents and backed off their positions, but pandora’s box has been opened and it won’t be closing. This is a precursor to the future mark of the beast as these two country leaders have expressed the concept that they wish to enforce something on the people that requires compliance, or they will be cut off from society and not be able to “buy or sell.”
This concept is what the anti-Christ will enforce on the entire world when the time comes, but now that it has been expressed openly, the rest of the world will be marching toward that direction.
As these End-Times are unfolding, Are you ready?
My friends, the Lord warned us in advance that only the elect will not be deceived. Every time we comply with government curtailments on our basic freedoms, we are being groomed, we are being set up, we are being conditioned.
Drip, drip, drip: one demand to comply after another–masks, green passports, quarantines, pinging ad infinitum.
“If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened.” (Matthew 24: 22)
In the midst of wrath, God remembers mercy. He providentially ordained that the days of the End Times will not be indefinitely prolonged.
The vital question remains: Are you part of the elect?
A true believer is saved by the atoning blood of Messiah. You have been adopted into God’s family. If you are truly a child of God, you will reject the ultimate mark for which society is being groomed now.
Eventually the ultimate mark of the beast, in whatever form it emerges, will reveal the true believers. God always has his remnant.
We must decide now to choose the Lord over material things, our family and popularity.
Pray increasingly for wisdom, discernment, and strength.