Mark Of The Beast

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Do Not Take the Mark of the Beast!

This article on the mark of the beast will be short, sweet, and straight to the point. This will be an extension off the articles that I just did on all of the events that will be occurring leading up to the return of Jesus back to our earth to set up His Millennium Kingdom.

In the first article I did titled, “Basic Overview of Main End Time Events,” I gave you the verse on how the False Prophet will set up a system on how he and the Antichrist will try to get everyone to receive the mark of the beast on either their foreheads or their right hands.

This verse then goes on to say how no one will be able to buy or sell anything without this mark. This verse also says that anyone who will not worship the Beast will be killed.

Due to the extreme importance on just this one issue, I am going to go ahead and restate this verse. I will then give you the verse on God’s warning regarding this specific event. This verse is talking about the False Prophet and what he is going to do.

“He was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed.

And he causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666.” (Revelation 13:15-18)

Now here is the real scary part. God Himself says in the Book of Revelation that none of His people are to receive this mark of the beast. If they do, they will end up coming under His wrath that will be released upon the earth during the latter part of the Tribulation.

God then pronounces what is the most dire warning imaginable if any of His people receive this mark. He flat out says that in addition to suffering His wrath that will be poured out during these last days – that they will also end up in the Lake of Fire and Brimstone where the Antichrist, the False Prophet, and Satan will eventually end up.

In other words, you will go straight to hell when you die – no if, ands, or buts about it!

Let these words sink into your memory banks and do not ever forget them in the event that there is no Rapture and the Tribulation takes place in our lifetime. Here is the verse giving all of us this very dire warning:

Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation.

And he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.”

Here is the patience of the saints; here are those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.” (Revelation 14:9-11)

Notice the very graphic warning that God gives in reference to ending up in the Lake of Fire and Brimstone. You will end up in this place and the smoke of your torment will ascend forever and ever – with no relief ever. This horrible torment will last day and night forever and ever!

Bottom line – all Christians who get caught up in this predicament will have to be willing to lay down their lives for the Lord. In other words, they will be martyred for their faith. This will be the ultimate test of faith for any Christian to pass.

I really believe that God put this warning in writing in His Word because He knows many of His people may get weak and scared if they are approached with this choice by the Antichrist.

But each Christian will simply have to override any fears or doubts they may have, believe what the Word of God has to say about the matter, and be willing to die for their faith in the Lord. If they do not, their eventual end will be too horrible for any human words to describe.

I have already done an article on the possibility of a Rapture. Hopefully, there is going to be a Rapture of God’s saints before the Tribulation starts, and we will not have to go through any of these horrible events. If there is going to be a Rapture, then the saints who will be persecuted will be the people that get saved after the Rapture occurs.

It’s almost as if God may be saying to the ones who get saved after the Rapture – “You all had your chance to accept My salvation before the Rapture and turned it down. Now that the Rapture has taken place, you now know that My people were telling you the truth about My message of eternal salvation. Now I will accept any and all who are willing to come to Me, but you will have to prove yourself to Me by being willing to die for your faith in Me by refusing to worship or receive the mark of the beast.”

If all of these events occur in our lifetime, I believe God will use all of us to get the message out to as many people as possible in order to save as many people as He possibly can from all of these horrible events. If there is going to be a Rapture, then it obviously is going to be the first train out, and God will try and get as many people warned, saved, and on that first train as He possibly can.

But the sad reality is that there are many stubborn people out there who will not accept God’s free gift of eternal salvation the first time around and they are going to have to suffer the extreme consequences for not doing so.

Hopefully, they will accept God’s gift of eternal salvation through His Son the second time around after all of the saints have been Raptured – but then it will cost them their physical lives as they will end up being martyred for refusing to accept the mark of the Antichrist.

Pray that none of your loved ones miss the first train out if there is going to be a Rapture.

But if by chance they miss the Rapture, let them know they are NOT to take the mark of the beast if they are ever faced with having to make this choice.


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  1. Let’s think about this logically. If we were to look for the AntiChrist, we would be told to do so in the Scriptures. However, we are told to look for Jesus.

    Philippians 3:20 For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:

    21 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.

    Titus 2:13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;

    Where does the Scriptures tell us to look for the coming of the AntiChrist as if we are going to still be here? And….if such were the case that we were going to be here during the time of the AntiChrist than someone explain WHY the Scriptures never tell us to look for the AntiChrist? Why are we told to look for Jesus when we are to be looking for the AntiChrist?

    Surely if we are going to be here during the time of the AntiChrist than we would be have been told to look for the AntiChrist but we are told to look for Jesus.

    Last time I checked Jesus is not the AntiChrist.

  2. Think about this. Why would God give one certain generation an option to have to decide if they will take a mark or not? He wouldn’t because it would not be fair to that last generation since no other generation had to make such an eternal decision. The mark will only be offered to those left over from the rapture. God in His goodness is giving the left over from the rapture in this last generation a second chance to decide if they want to spend eternity serving Him or spend it in hell.
    You need a rapture to make the story of deciding to take the mark fair and intelligible or the mark would have had to have been offered to every person before their death to be fair to those after them. It can only be offered to a select group.

    • Just a few words of response here.

      Two giant factors appears to be missing from your point :
      1) GOD does not think like we do!! What we view as “logic” from our perspective may have nothing at all to do with what His purposes are! Don’t forget that we are the “Clay Vessels”…. who are we to reason what the “Potter” is doing?? The Potter is omniscient… He knows all things and sees the Big Picture. His sovereignty assures is that He is in charge of ALL THINGS, so we can’t expect to understand why or how certain SITUATIONS have been/are being/will be done.

      2) Our Lord is PERFECT, therefore, He is PERFECTLY JUST. When it comes to “fairness”, He is so “fair” that at times we can’t even comprehend it! Please don’t forget that ALL things happen in His good timing…. if something occurs here on Earth that seems “unfair” to us, just wait! ~~ The “just” aspect from Him simply hasn’t occurred yet!!

      You wrote, “You need a rapture to make the story of deciding to take the mark fair and intelligible…”. SERIOUSLY?! With ALL due respect to you, you sound like you might be a Baby Christian. Please consider my points above and study the Word.

      Peace be with you and may He bless you mightily!!

  3. is the choice of accepting the mark solely to the unrighteous who couldn’t make the rapture or to all humans in existence, be it righteous or unrighteous during the rapture?

  4. There is no rapture. True believers will escape to the wilderness until Jesus returns. No one goes to heaven until Jesus returns. The dead know nothing the bible tells us. They rise first then those alive are changed when Jesus comes back.

  5. if a person does not take the mark of the beast, it will mean no food, medical care, etc. So they will either starve to death or die from lack of medical care if they aren’t executed first.

    If they do take the mark, they will be eternally damned.

    Either way, it’s still a death sentence and damnation.

    • No you are wrong, If they don’t except the mark of the beast and call on Jesus Christ to save them He will, They will die And go to heaven, If you except him mark You will go to hell for eternity. Read the King James Bible.

      • You’re right God is not going to leave his people behind to hide Jesus is taking us with him I’m not going to hell behind The Mark of the beast I rather die for Jesus then to live with Satan

  6. No mention at all of what the mark of the beast is, who the beast is, how to identify either one. Just a warning to “not take it”…. well, how does one do that? How do we avoid the mark of the beast?

    The Bible is clear on this subject and the mark of the beast is 100% about worship. Taking worship away from God and putting it where it is not deserved. The buy / sell mandate will be HOW they get folks to turn their back on God.

    So many already accept the false teachings of modern churchianity and reject the absolute clear teaching of Messiah Jesus. So many already worship a god they know not.

    God already told us how we avoid the mark of the beast…… Revelation 14:12 is the absolute clear answer.

    9 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,

    10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:

    11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.

    12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

    To avoid the mark of the beast, we have faith AND KEEP GOD'S COMMANDMENTS!!! Any wonder why it says THE WHOLE WORLD IS DECEIVED. Our churches now teach "the commandments and law are gone… we are free from that bondage"……. yet, the Bible says THAT IS HOW WE WILL NOT TAKE THE MARK.

    Take it or leave it, but this article is lacking real substance and offers no real knowledge on the subject.

  7. I have question: is it possible a person filled with holy spirit take the RFID chip and not be warned? Would the Lord prevent us from taking this mark… warn us, we should know the truth, but bible says we ourselves are destroyed for lack of knowledge… I try to study his word and know the truth.

    • Just a question. If Gods LAW is the only law we need to keep, then if we follow man’s law ignorantly is that our fault we did NOT notice we already took the mark of the beast?

  8. @Aleka…you are ‘believeing’ your own theology instead of believing what God says: dont take the mark on your hand or forhead…even when you can’t buy or sell b/c of it. Keep it simple.

  9. Daniel’s 70th week and the tribulation

    One reason there is disagreement regarding whether the rapture is pre-tribulation, mid-tribulation or post tribulation is the lack of a clear definition of the word “Tribulation.” By convention it is defined as all of Daniel’s 70th week. But this is not reasonable. Daniel’s 70th week starts with the confirmation of a seven-year covenant, usually understood as God’s promise of the land of Israel to Abraham, Isaac and their descendants. The first half of the week is peaceful. The Palestinians and the Israelites agree to share Judea and Samaria and the Israelites are allowed to build their temple on a portion of the Temple Mount. The sixth seal where the sun is turned to darkness, the moon to blood (have you seen John Hagee’s TV programs on the blood moons?), and the kings of the earth cry to the mountains to fall on them in fear of the lamb and the one sitting on the throne is entirely inconsistent with the immanent signed peace agreement. The first half of the “Tribulation” is not tribulation. However the second half (42 months or 3 ½ years) IS tribulation–great tribulation. The Antichrist and the False Prophet are given power over the Saints to kill them and to keep them from buying or selling without the mark of the beast. This is the wrath of Satan. Simultaneously, God is pouring out the seven vial judgments on the wicked. The saints are protected from the wrath of God but not the wrath of Satan, which happen concurrently.

    The sixth seal fits in well as the culmination of the wrath of God at the end of the tribulation. The seven seals can be seen as a complete run-through of history from the death of Jesus on the cross (Revelation 5:9) to his Second Coming to execute vengeance on the wicked (19:11-15; Jude 1:14-15). The fifth seal depicts the time of the great tribulation (6:9-11; 7:14). The sixth seal with the celestial signs can reasonably be seen as a second view of a similar happening in Matthew 24: 29 immediately after the great tribulation. The half hour of silence before the seventh seal (8:1) suggests something awesome happening on earth: the resurrection? the rapture? the judgment of the wicked? The angels have temporarily stopped singing their songs of praise before God’s throne.

    The sixth seal almost certainly marks the end of the Tribulation (Daniel’s 70th week) not its beginning. There is no seven year period of tribulation that can with justification be seen in the book of the Revelation. If there is no Tribulation, there can be no pre-tribulation.

  10. I believe the mark of the beast is referring to a day that merchants will be forced to work on and a day they will be prohibited from working on. Anyone who will want to work/eat will be forced to adhere and doing so breaks God’s Sabbath command.

    • The sabbath is on a Saturday the pope changed God’s law already an abomination just be ready and love the Lord without compromise.

    • Please… READ THE BIBLE FOR YOURSELF and then you will not fall for the deceptive teachings of the SDA or anyone else. You have clearly not READ what Revelation teaches. And if that is what you’re being taught, I respectfully suggest that you NEED to change churches!

      Tell me, please, HOW can a DAY be a mark on someone’s forehead or hand??!? That does even make rational sense.

      I’m not wanting to be rude or judgemental here. I am honestly concerned for you and am trying to make you THINK.


  11. I think that God will come be for the antichrist,all i know i and my family,friends will never accept the mark of beast,only jesus we shall follow amen.

  12. Question: who will go in the rapture? If it’s us Christians then why are some left behind for the tribulations?

    • Jesus said not those who call him Lord Lord but those who does the will of his father. So regardless of bearing the the title Christian only those who do his father’s will

  13. …Jesus clearly states that the gathering of His elect will occur IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE tribulation of those days. Matthew 24:29, Mark 13:24

    …EVERY eye will see Him (Rev. 1:7), …ALL the tribes of the earth will see Him / mourn Him (Matt 24:30) Does ANY of these passages where Jesus or Paul are speaking mention ANYTHING about a ‘secret’ gathering?

    On ALL important matters in scripture, Scripture itself is its own witness, and it is mentioned TWO OR MORE times. “…that in the mouth of two or more witnesses, every word may be established.”

    Revelation 22:18-19 “I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues which are written in this book; and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his part from the tree of life and from the holy city which are written in this book.”

    Brothers and sisters, THIS IS A SERIOUS WARNING REGARDING ALL THESE PROPHECIES!! If a teaching is not CLEARLY in the text, don’t put it there!! There are DIRE consequences!!

    Jesus did not leave His second coming and the gathering of His beloved saints ambiguous!! He did not say, “It will all just pan out in the end!” He said “SEE, I HAVE TOLD YOU EVERYTHING IN ADVANCE!!” Mark 13:23

  14. Still breaks my heart how many of God’s people are not being adequately prepared to take their stand against the Antichrist and his ultimatum because of the Pre-Trib rapture doctrine. If this is SUCH a HUGE deal for the believers living in this coming prophesied time, would Jesus Himself while with His disciples leave such a topic so ambiguous and confusing? I don’t believe Matthew 24:25 is in there as a “filler”… “See, I have told you ahead of time.” He is directly addressing the disciples, who would then pass all of this discussion of His return to His body. The rapture/resurrection wasn’t first introduced by Paul; Paul knew clearly what Jesus had already revealed about His return in the Olivet Discourse. Matthew 24:31 “And He will send forth His angels with A GREAT TRUMPET and THEY WILL GATHER TOGETHER His elect from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other.” Mark 13:27 “And then He will send forth the angels, and will gather together His elect from the four winds, FROM THE FARTHEST END OF THE EARTH TO THE FARTHEST END OF HEAVEN.” Jesus could not have made it any clearer to His disciples who had just CLEARLY asked Him about the timing and events of His return (Matt 24:3, Mark 13:3, Luke 21:7). If Jesus was going to communicate to His people that they would escape the great tribulation by a rapture BEFORE the Abomination of Desolation, He would have told them AHEAD OF TIME. Matthew 24:25 “See, I am telling you ahead of time.” Paul knew these passages well. When he gives FURTHER CLARIFICATION (not new revelation), the TRUMPET sounding, the ANGELS gathering the elect, and it being from the FARTHEST END OF EARTH TO THE FARTHEST END OF HEAVEN leaves no doubt even to the newest believer in the faith of the timing on when Jesus gathers His own. Paul knew these passages when he was addressing these events in the letters to the Corinthians and the Thessalonians. If we let the plain text speak for itself, even Paul states “…in the twinkling of an eye, at the LAST trumpet”
    Please, dear brothers and sisters in Christ… allow the Spirit of Christ to open your hearts and eyes to the truth and let Him prepare you for the FAST APPROACHING days ahead…

    • Matthew 24 and 25 and the rapture
      Matt 24:32-34 Jesus taught us that the generation which sees the ‘budding of the fig tree,’ the birth of the nation of Israel, will be the generation that sees the Lord’s return. Luke 21 makes it clear that the fig tree represents Israel. Since 1967 (the 6 day war) Jews have been coming to Jesus as their Messiah by the thousands.
      He said to be on alert that you may not be caught unaware when the bridegroom comes as in the picture of the 10 virgins in Matt 25. It is important to note that Matt 24, which is about the signs of His coming, is given PRIOR to the 2 examples He gives. It is not unreasonable at all to deduct that after speaking about the signs of His coming, He speaks of the bridegroom coming and taking away His bride/church. He then talks directly about what will happen when He comes at the end of the tribulation the final time. The bride has gone to heaven with the bridegroom and the door is shut, the wedding, celebration and rewards to the bride take place DURING the 7 year tribulation period on earth, which in Jewish tradition lasts 7 days. Jesus was speaking to the Jews, not us. I don’t believe He specifically talks about it as the “rapture” here because it is the picture of the Jewish betrothal and wedding which He has already laid out in the Jewish ancient customs and traditions. They already had the information. It is explained fully in Joseph Good’s book ‘Rosh haShannah and the Messianic Kingdom to Come—and is an amazing teaching. His book is critical for the Jewish teaching that he reveals. Jesus flowed with the whole picture from Matt 24 into 25 telling them what was to come. We, the gentiles lacked that knowledge to see it. It is noteworthy that it is the virgins who are awake in expectation and whose lamps are lit waiting for the bridegroom, who go with the bridegroom, and those that ‘fell asleep’, letting their expectation wane and their lamps go out that did NOT. There are dozens of scriptures telling us to WATCH for signs of His return. The other example is about making the most of our time and talents until the master returns.
      To reiterate He is speaking to His Jewish disciples.
      They ask what the signs of the time of His coming are.
      He tells them those signs, giving them the WHOLE picture (through to the end of the tribulation and His final coming in the clouds in glory for all to see) until vs 32 where He changes the focus. He talks about when the fig tree putting forth its blossoms that He is right at the door and that the generation that sees this will not pass away until all these things take place. Israel and the Jews becoming Christians by the thousands is represented by the fig tree blossoming. It has been blossoming since 1967. So when this happens He is right at the door..and then
      from verse 37 He gives a description of what it will be like when He IS AT THE DOOR and the rapture occurs. “for the coming of the Son of Man will be just like in the days of Noah” ……..“and they did not understand until the flood came and took them all away, so shall the coming of the Son of Man be.” You can read the rest, but this is OBVIOUSLY NOT a picture of Christ’s return at the conclusion of the tribulation. It IS the rapture of His bride the church. I hope this helps is alarming how many Christians have so much confusion about so many things. I sincerely say that Joseph Good’s book is my first reference book next to the bible on God’s 7000 year plan to get His initial dream fulfilled with a new heaven and on new earth, forever with His children.
      His initial plan was given to His chosen people, the Jews, but most rejected Him, so WE, the gentiles were grafted in. We are ignorant of the Jewish traditions and laws that He laid out for them that were a picture, in DETAIL, of what was to come. I believe that
      is why there is so much confusion and different teachings in our culture. it is sad. Get the is the only ‘book’ I can absolutely recommend, though there may be others.
      There are many other scriptures in the word that assure His people that they are to be safe from the wrath to come and MANY scriptures that tell us to watch for the signs that will herald His coming. It is also extremely probable that His return/rapture will be during a Rosh haShanah. The reason the Bible says that no one knows the day or the hour is because Rosh haShanah is determined by the moon each year, (that is why no man knows the day or hour but the Father) but there are other facts that support this that he shares based on the festivals that the Jews celebrate. It is fascinating and totally enlightening.

    • Again, you are not distinguishing the DIFFERENCES between the Rapture and Christ’s Second Coming. No wonder it sounds confusing to you. Please read my above comment.

      Peace be with you, Jeanne~~

  15. ☺k thanks a lot for the post,but there’s one thing I’d like to know-what is going to happen to the ones dead already before the tribulation time starts?like will they be resurrected to face the tribulation or judged?

    • Hi. See 1st Thessalonians 4:16. The answer is very clear. “Those who have died believing is Christ will rise to life first; then we who are living at the time will be gathered up along with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air”.

      Revelation 19:5-6. Explains what happens to the people who are dead but NOT in Christ. They won’t be brought back to life again until the end of the 1000 years for their judgement day.

      It’s all there for us to see plain as day. God bless!

      • Oops. Mistake! I said Revelations 19. And it’s actually chapter 20:5-6. My apologies.

    • No the people who are dead do not get revived they are either in paradise or in holding cell Hades after God’s judgment those in Hades will be put in the lake of fire and the ones that are in paradise will be brought into heaven you see in scripture it is said those who die and that are saved will instantly be with the lord that’s why when the thief on the cross told Jesus he believed that he was the son of God Jesus said you will be in paradise

    • They will be raised up first in their glorified bodies to meet the Lord in the air at the Rapture. After that, we who are alive go up the same way to Heaven. )

  16. What about children or people who receive the mark of the beast without knowing, will they go to hell?

    • First of all God doesn’t torment people in hell for eternity. The popes used dantes inferno and twisted scriptures to get money from people by saying you can buy forgiveness for the dead. Every one not in the first resurrection that dies will be resurrected in the second resurrection. Any one that continues to disobey Jesus at this time will be burned up they will be left no root for ever and there is no return from this second death. It will hurt until dead but God doesnt torment people for ever.

  17. i have read what you have said here and you are saying that the rapture will happen before the great tribulation if you read what christ said in matthew 24 he said that the great tribulation will take place after the rapture and that before the mark of the beast takes affect then God will send his prophet along to his people and then they will follow that prophet to a place of safety in which God has prepared for them which is in another country they will flee their homes so that they won’t have to endure the hardship of the great tribulation that will come on the rest of the worlds population. just as God told abraham and lot to flee their home countries so shall it be in the days for the last generation. and that time is fast approaching praise his wonderful name.

    • So you read this in Matthew 24?

  18. I stumbled upon your website during a long and boring night shift and now everytime I’m on night shift I read and get spiritually fed by what you write~! That in itself is a gift from God. I really reckon God wants as many people saved as possible but not many people have the time or patience to understand His word, the bible, but you explain it well enough that I can go back and tell people what it means. Thanks heaps for that. May God keep blessing what you write on here – it’s truely encouring. Cheers, Paula

    • This is a unholy mark blessed by god damn nation ,space and eternity. – The Unholy Trisitia.

      • Please accept the Lord Jesus as your Personal Savior before its too late. Trust me, you won’t like your current Master for Eternity!!

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