Mark of the beast

BEFORE THE MARK OF THE BEAST IS GIVEN!

by Alan Yusko

These days I hear prophecy teachers teach about the coming mark of the beast. They cover the subject well except for one point. No one will be tricked into receiving the mark of the beast. This is the point that is missed on discussions about the mark of the beast. In order for a person to receive the mark of the beast, worship is involved. A person must accept Satan and the beast and be willing to give them their worship. This also means a complete rejection of God. Here are some verses about the mark of the beast:

Rev 14
6 And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,
7 Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.
8 And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.
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.

Today I hear the odd person worried that somehow they will be tricked into accepting the mark of the beast. For example when credit cards first came out many refused because some people thought it could be the mark of the beast. The same is true of other technologies.

I want to call your attention to the above verses. There is something very interesting mentioned above in relation to receiving the mark of the beast. First, let me repeat and make one thing very clear! No one will be tricked into accepting the mark of the beast. Everyone who receives the mark will do so by an act of their will to bow the knee and to worship Satan and his antichrist. So there is really no need to fear a new credit card or anything! The mark of the beast includes worshipping Satan and rejecting God.

I want you to look at verse 9 above. In that verse there is a description of what the third angel says to the people living on earth. Notice his words:

“If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, ….”

The third angel starts his message in verse 9 and continues through verse 11. He warns people on earth that if they receive the mark of the beast they will perish in hell and be forever lost! Receiving the mark of the beast is a fatal thing to do. At that point when a person rejects God and worships Satan and his beast, his eternity is forever settled. That person will go to hell with no redemption possible. Receiving the mark of the beast is an eternally fatal thing to do.

Here is a quick warning: Be very aware of the doctrinally unsound Left Behind series that says people can receive the mark of the beast and not perish! They indicate that a saved person can receive the mark of the beast in order to work “under cover” against the antichrist. This contradicts Scripture that says a man will perish forever by receiving the mark. This is a lie from hell and LayHaye and Jenkins will surely answer to God for it! They were confronted on this and they refused to change. Here is the proof in Scripture.

Revelation 14
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.

People on earth will receive a warning not to accept the mark of the beast by an angel of God. This tells us something! No one will be tricked into accepting the mark of the beast. Before the devil and his antichrist issue the mark of the beast, God will send an angel to warn the people on planet earth not to receive this mark and not to bow the knee to Satan! People who receive the mark of the beast will be totally without excuse for doing so. They were warned even by an angel from God not to accept Satan’s mark of the beast! Sadly, many in those days who hate God will gladly accept Satan’s mark of the beast!

SUPERNATURAL EVENTS?

These Scriptures also reveal another thing. In those days people will see the angels of God and hear what they have to say. I’m going to assume that people will also see demons from hell in those days as well. People will see supernatural beings along with all kinds of miracles and deceptions.

Today things are quite different. Many don’t even believe in the supernatural. Angels, demons, the devil are just make-believe to many people. However, after the rapture things will change.

God will remove His restraint on evil. I believe demons will openly manifest themselves to people. They will come and appear as “friendly aliens” here to help humanity in the next level of evolution. They will say man can evolve to godhood. The fact is that aliens are nothing more than demons. Aliens are just another deception Satan is using in the world. Satan also uses the same lie the he used in Genesis chapter 3. Here it is:

Genesis 3
4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.

Satan deceived with the offer for godhood back in the garden of Eden. He will again use that same deception in the days ahead. In those days people will see these demons walking among us. Today people are being prepared for the revelation of demons as friendly aliens by all the TV shows and movies over the last 40 years. “Alien” sightings are occurring increasingly around the world. Something big is coming but it must wait until after the rapture to openly manifest.

Here is a possible scenario related to the mark of the beast. After the rapture of the Church all the Christians will be removed. The Holy Spirit no longer restrains evil as the Holy Spirit was restraining evil in and through the Church here on earth. When the Church is removed the restraint is also is removed. The Holy Spirit is still here but He is no longer restraining evil. At this point demons will openly manifest on planet earth. People will see spaceships hovering over cities. “Alien/demon” creatures will be seen on the streets. These are not aliens as aliens do not exist. But demons do exist. The demonic does exist and they will be openly seen. A world leader will rise to power. Once in position, he will do a 7 year peace treaty deal with Israel. Israel’s reaction will be interesting. They will initially accept the antichrist as their Messiah. This will be their reaction until after 3 1/2 years into the tribulation. At that time the antichrist goes inside the rebuilt temple and proclaims himself to be God and demands worship. At that point the mark of the beast will be issued and people must agree to worship the devil and reject God.

Here are some possible points concerning the coming mark of the beast. It may be some kind of electronic chip that is inserted into the forearm or forehead. People will be told that this chip will extend their lifespan for hundreds of years. Also, those who take this chip will be immune to certain diseases like cancer, heart failure etc. This chip will change human DNA and literally change a human into a Nephilim with enhanced abilities. Of course in order to do any economic transactions a person must receive the mark of the beast. People who are willing to reject God will literally line up to receive the mark of the beast. Others who will reject the mark of the beast will be put to death. It will be a capital offence to reject the mark of the beast.

CONCLUSION

There is no need to worry about someone getting ‘tricked’ into accepting the mark of the beast today. Remember the mark of the beast will be given during the reign of the antichrist. Also, remember that in order to receive the mark of the beast, a person must be willing to bow their knee and to worship Satan and his antichrist beast. No one will be tricked! Every one who accepts the mark of the beast will do so by a conscious act of their will. As a result God will hold these people accountable and they will forever perish and burn in the lake of fire.

Don’t listen to the lies of the writers of the Left Behind series who present the lie that a person can receive the mark of the beast and still go to heaven. They have lied and deceived and will one day give account to God for misleading people.

Today the technology for the mark of the beast is being setup. We have very powerful computers, credit cards, RFID chips and other technologies. When it is time for the antichrist to issue his mark of the beast the technology will be ready and waiting for him to use.

The mark of the beast is not an issue for the Christians alive today. We will be going home to be with the Lord in the rapture. At that time God will remove His restraint on evil and allow the antichrist to rise to power. Just looking at the advances in technology and the troubles in the world, I would say the rapture is not too far off!

Luke 21
28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

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Finally in light of all this if you are not yet a Christian, it is now time to receive the Lord Jesus as your Saviour. Salvation is totally free and can be received by a repentant heart. If you want to be saved and be with the Lord Jesus say the following and mean it with all your heart.

Lord Jesus,
I admit that I am a sinner. I realize that sin has a penalty of separtion from God and an eternity in the lake of fire. Right now I turn from my sins and receive the Lord Jesus as my only Saviour. Lord Jesus come into my heart and life and save me. I trust in you alone for salvation and to be my Lord and my Saviour. Amen

John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
John 1:13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.