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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Sunday 25th of October 2020
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.
Monday 15th of February 2021
The False prophet is spoken of in 2 Thessalonians chapter 2.
Tuesday 19th of May 2020
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.
Monday 25th of May 2020
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!!
Sunday 28th of July 2019
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?
Friday 14th of December 2018
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.
Sunday 25th of March 2018
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.
Friday 21st of September 2018
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.