Mark of the Beast (Part 2): Who Will Take the Mark?
Updated: Nov 18
Revelation mentions two beasts, but only one is identified as the Antichrist. Bible prophecy strongly suggests this beast is a literal man from the pits of hell who will reign in terror. However, the beast is also interpreted as a global regime that will control the world's population through a centralized system of government. One perspective of Revelation 13:4, 16-17 is the mark of the beast could manifest as a voluntary social experiment before becoming an official mandate.
VACCINES FOR FREEDOM
Considering the public's response to covid-19, it's easy to imagine the mark coming through the medical community. No one understood what was happening in the first few months of 2020. However, we now have information indicating the disruption, fear, and panic surrounding the pandemic were government-engineered and media-induced. A manufactured crisis, with death tolls predicted in the millions, triggered lockdowns across the globe. As soon as pharmaceutical remedies became available, humans voluntarily lined up like cattle leading to the slaughter.
Eventually, vaccine mandates and medical passports were forced on general populations. Those who complied regained freedom and returned to work; those who refused were shunned and terminated. The faith community hardly resisted - some ministers twisted Romans 13 to mean we should obey Dr. Fauci and the CDC. Christians who were voluntarily vaccinated and boosted to travel, remain employed, feel "safe" or "get back to normal," failed the mark of the beast test. I'm not saying vaccines are the mark. I'm saying, covid-19 was an end-times event and some believers failed to discern the antichrist spirit behind the social experiment.
CHRISTIANS TOOK SHOTS FOR THE SAME REASONS UNBELIEVERS WILL TAKE THE MARK IN THE FINAL DAYS!
Did you know about Luciferase? Neither did I until I read this report. In 2019, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security filed a patent for a chemical "used in biological and medical research." Luciferase is a naturally derived luminescent (that happens to bear the name of a fallen angel). This invisible substance can be harvested and engineered to track vaccination records via subcutaneous (under the skin) injection. Turns out, the hand and forehead are the most convenient areas for tattooing nanotechnology. Perhaps this is all just a coincidence...
CHIPS FOR CONVENIENCE
In 1998, a Ukrainian cyber-engineer professor experimented on himself by placing a "smart" chip under his skin. In 2021, a British firm announced it was "the first company to sell implantable payment microchips to everyday consumers." The source said, "People are voluntarily having these chips injected under their skin...to pay for purchases in stores...skipping the use of a credit card, debit card, or cellphone app." Although microprocessing has been around for more than 60 years, commercial use of RFID (radio frequency identification) is a relatively new phenomenon.
Only within the last couple of decades have we incorporated this advanced technology into daily life. We depend on microchips to power laptops and cellphones, unlock doors, track animals, control thermostats, and drive motor vehicles. There wasn't anything overtly "antichrist" about this until wealthy, wicked people started using chip technology to monitor and analyze human behaviors. Listen to Dr. Yuval Noah Harari of the World Economic Forum:
"What we've seen so far are corporations and governments collecting data about where we go, who we meet, what movies we watch.
The next phase is surveillance going under our skin."
"Now humans are developing even bigger powers than ever before. We are really acquiring divine powers of creation and destruction.
We are really upgrading humans into gods."
"All these stories about Jesus rising from the dead and being the Son of God,
this is fake news."
It's crazy, and a bit unnerving, to know people like this exist in the world. And to think they're manipulating technology that could eventually become the beast system!
LIVING THE VIRTUAL LIFE
I deleted my Facebook profile just as CEO Mark Zuckerberg rebranded to Meta. Meta means "a change of position or condition," and, "something of a higher or second-order kind." The Metaverse is a virtual universe for building communities and relationships without real-world interactions. Meta offers space exploration, travel to foreign countries, and K-12 education. I think Zuckerberg knew his invention made no sense, thus he offers a free online course explaining the Metaverse in greater detail. I don't understand Zuckerberg's fascination with this technology, but he made it clear he intends to reign in the cyber world.
Thirty years ago, the world wide web was a place to "surf" for entertainment. Now, it's so essential many people literally can't function without it. Individuals and businesses are highly dependent on virtual meetings, cloud storage, and mobile banking to survive. Recognizing the power of the internet in this generation, global leaders developed an "online government" through which they will inevitably institute social policies, regulate financial markets, and control the reach of (mis)information. The U.S. State Department crafted a Declaration for the Future of the Internet that says:
"This Declaration represents a political commitment among Declaration partners to advance a positive vision for the Internet and digital technologies. It reclaims the promise of the Internet in the face of the global opportunities and challenges presented by the 21st century. "
Imagine our world governed from a virtual realm, controlled by social credit scores (Chinese dictators already utilize a similar system to control citizens). Now, imagine the score is linked to a global, digital, surveillance network that tracks and ranks individuals based on religious beliefs, public behaviors, and political party affiliation. Cameras stream 24/7 to monitor those who might attend church, run a stop light or participate in protest demonstrations. Every phone call, instant message, and email is recorded. High scores (meaning those who comply with regulations) are granted access to medical services, grocery stores, and gas stations. Low scores (and those who refuse to join the network) are banned from all community resources, product purchases, and internet connections.
We all know at least one person who would take a "mark" to survive in a virtual civilization.
AM I A CONSPIRACY THEORIST?
All or none of these avenues may give way to a beast administration that mandates a mark to participate in a "new" society. Luciferase vaccine tracking, microchips replacing debit cards, virtual universes governed by a corrupt few...this all sounds like a conspiracy theory. Yet it would be unwise to ignore these phenomena and rule out the ambitions of rich, godless people. What we see in headlines today, the Bible prophesied thousands of years ago. To communicate this truth, we use a simple paraphrase: "the end times."
Americans believe in the right to peacefully exist while remaining untroubled by whatever is happening elsewhere. Many have bowed to lifestyles of convenience, compliance, and silence not realizing this is an automatic win for the devil. I know someone is reading this and thinking, "It's a no-brainer! Just don't take the mark!" But I would caution against arrogance and presumptions about the final moments on earth. Jesus said, "Unless that time of calamity is shortened, not a single person will survive" (Matt. 24:22a).