Both followers of Christ, and those who don’t claim to embrace Christ’s teachings are questioning the COVID-19 Vaccine as the “Mark of the Beast”, similarly 666. The Book of Revelations, Chapter 13 breaks down the end times, and the controversy of the Mark of the Beast, and yes it’s daunting and forces you to do an introspective look at your life; as it should.
I have heard many versions of how revelations 13 has been interpreted, how the vaccine contains a micro-chip, such that would be considered the mark of 666. The world at large is divided, filling social media and the air-ways with fear, hatred, and personal opinions regarding how the COVID-19 Vaccine will change the spiritual composite of the world as we know it.
To understand if the COVID-19 vaccine is really the mark of the beast, one would have to first understand the purpose of the book of revelations which contains graphic description of judgment, warnings, the beast with ten horns and seven heads, among other prophetic marvels. Not to understand the unfolding of these events is to give way to missing what the end times looks like, for each individual person.
The very mention of the Mark of the Beast incites complete and utter confusion among those who fear GOD, and the dreaded 666 is abhorred and most shutter at its mention. Missing from the fear and claims of those who believe that the vaccine is the mark of the beast is that most of those people have themselves already blasphemed GOD and slandered his name in his dwelling place as mentioned in Revelations. Some of those same people have already worshipped the dragon, by blatantly disregarding Holy Scriptures, and the message of Salvation. Those who purposely (or ignorantly) oppose GOD’s word through the pleasures of sin, wickedness, rebellion, and blind theory claiming that people should do as they please, and live life vicariously as they choose. Before you can concern yourself with the Mark of the Beast, one must first self-evaluate themselves, the times we are living in, and the future of the final destination of their soul.
Revelations 13 is the climax of the coming of the Mark of the Beast, but don’t be deceived, other chapters in Revelations are filled with wisdom and promises that is a blessing to those to are Christ Followers. Take a close look at the scriptures listed below, then pay especially close attention to the high-lighted section in red.
Revelations 13: 5-8
5 The beast was given a mouth to utter proud words and blasphemies and to exercise its authority for forty-two months. 6 It opened its mouth to blaspheme God, and to slander his name and his dwelling place and those who live in heaven. 7 It was given power to wage war against God’s holy people and to conquer them. And it was given authority over every tribe, people, language and nation. 8 All inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast—all whose names have not been written in the Lamb’s book of life, the Lamb who was slain from the creation of the world.
Now, take these scriptures in – Revelations 12: 10-12
10 Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say:
“Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Messiah. For the accuser of our brothers and sisters, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down.
11 They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony and they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.
12 Therefore rejoice, you heavens and you who dwell in them, But woe to the earth and the sea,
because the devil has gone down to you! He is filled with fury, because he knows that his time is short.”
Today, we must be more concerned with if our names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life, and run to embrace the hope that is in Jesus Christ while there is still time. Make no mistake about it, the Anti-Christ season will take most by surprise. Even today with death staring us in the face, most have not repented, even during these times of calamity. God is a God of hope, and doesn’t wish that any should perish, and gives the promises of eternal life to those who believe. Luke 10:18 – 18 He replied, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. 19 I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you. 20 However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.”
During my study of Revelations, it supports my position that the “COVID-19 Vaccine is “not” the Mark of the Beast! Here is the Biblical description – There are vital manifestations of prophecy that must come to past before the unleashing of the “Mark of the Beast”, invades the earth. Below will give you detailed accounts of what to expect. Make no mistake about it, although the COVID-19 Vaccine is not the ‘mark of the beast” we are indeed LIVING IN THE LAST DAYS, EVIDENT BY THE SIGNS OF THE TIMES.
The Beast out of the Earth Revelations: 13:11-18
11 Then I saw a second beast, coming out of the earth. It had two horns like a lamb, but it spoke like a dragon. 12 It exercised all the authority of the first beast on its behalf, and made the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose fatal wound had been healed. 13 And it performed great signs, even causing fire to come down from heaven to the earth in full view of the people. 14 Because of the signs it was given power to perform on behalf of the first beast, it deceived the inhabitants of the earth. It ordered them to set up an image in honor of the beast who was wounded by the sword and yet lived. 15 The second beast was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that the image could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed. 16 It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, 17 so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name.
18 This calls for wisdom. Let the person who has insight calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man.[e] That number is 666.
Interestingly enough this new wave of panic that the vaccine is the “Mark of the Beast” (with good cause but must be supported by Holy Scriptures) is quite puzzling to me. People have taken immunizations and FLU shots for years, and some of the same people who oppose the COVID-19 Vaccine are loyal to their yearly injection. Equally as puzzling is if the Vaccine could be interpreted as the Mark of the Beast? Why isn’t legalized marijuana also considered as a method to brand the world with the dreaded 666? Strangely enough with ease, it’s quietly taking over the world, and even making it’s way into conservative states, (just a thought). I don’t’ personally take issue with “Tattoos”, however the epidemic of branding that is taking place blindly throughout the world globally; leaving marks, colors, numbers, etc., doesn’t appear to be a point of contention either; and is much closer to a brand than the injection. Even so, it’s not a point of contention for most, and hasn’t become a source of a possibility that those marks on the body could be the “mark of the beast”. Ask yourself why?
The goal here shows the gravity of the situation and panic that has taken over the world regarding the ‘mark of the beast”. At the same time, those same people were themselves branded with tattoos of letters and numbers, never even thinking about it twice as a “mark.” What am I saying? They are all very similar, and the fear and concern of epic proportions are certainly warranted. But without the scriptures to support the theory, it’s simply supposition and conjecture. The Holy Scriptures must be the guiding source for your convictions, not political theory or ill-advised supporters that are ultimately seeking a platform for power and money. Remember the “Mark of the Beast” will be devastating and violent, and if you haven’t already, RUN to embrace the Lord Jesus Christ and the message of salvation which is being lost upon so many during this Pandemic.
The takeaway from this is discovering if your name is written in the Lamb’s Book of Life! With that knowledge, you are free from the captivity of the Anti-Christ and the fear of the Mark of the Beast! Repent while there is still time! Romans 10: 9-10 9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. 11 As Scripture says, “Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.
22 I did not see a temple in the city, because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. 23 The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp. 24 The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their splendor into it. 25 On no day will its gates ever be shut, for there will be no night there. 26 The glory and honor of the nations will be brought into it. 27 Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life.
Notice that the Beast was given “Power,” but not “The Power”. There is only one true Power, and that is Jesus Christ. Today is the day of Salvation, don’t get left behind!