Quick and to the point…

Even those who don’t believe in God have heard of it. The mark of the beast. The ‘mark’ that many will submit to showing that they have rejected Christ and accepted the antichrist.

Revelation 13:16 (KJV)

16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark IN their right hand, or IN their foreheads:

The purpose of this quick post isn’t to discuss whether or not the church will still be on earth when it takes place. But, what will it actually be. This could be a long post, but I’m going to keep it short so you can digest it…and pray about it.

There are those who talk about a chip being implanted, a bar code that will be required for buying, selling and living everyday life. There are others who speak of a literal mark or tattoo on the hand and forehead. How many warnings have you heard in sermons or seen posted on social media or in sermon?

I say neither. That’s too simple. That’s too literal. Check out this verse…

Jeremiah 31:33 (NKJV)

33 But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.

Notice that God says, “I will put My law IN their minds, and write it ON their hearts.” 

If you take an x-ray, will you find actual words written on your brain or heart? Of course not.

When God places something in your mind, it affects your thinking. When He places something in your heart, it affects what’s most important to you.

It’s the same with Revelation 13:16…

“In their right hand…” In the way you do things.

“In their foreheads…” The way you think.

John told us that the spirit of the antichrist was already here way back then…

1 John 4:3 (NKJV)

and every spirit that does not confess that[a] Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world.

The spirit of the antichrist has been at work for years affecting how Christians ‘do things’ and ‘think’. Convincing us to compromise when it comes to our Lord and Savior Yeshua, Jesus Christ.

Here’s a quick example…think about Easter. What does the name ‘Easter’ have to do with Jesus? Nothing. What do bunnies and eggs have to do with celebrating His resurrection? Nothing. But, you can’t convince well-meaning Christians to celebrate without calling it Easter because it has been to deeply ingrained in the way they ‘do things’ and the way they ‘think’. Why not celebrate His resurrection without calling it by a pagan goddess’ name?

Think of all the ways that the enemy is convincing the people of God to compromise.

Think of how the thinking of this world is changing to accept what God has forbidden.

It’s not what you accept on your skin…it’s what you accept within.

Think about it.





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  1. I really like this post. I think there may still be some literal form, as scripture says it will be the only way to buy food, etc. But I also feel this won’t be something that Christians will be “tricked” into receiving. I believe it will be a direct yes/no choice. I agree it is a heart issue. I believe, from scripture, there will come a time when Satan is revealed. Those who do not know Christ or follow Him will fall, in 1 John (I think that’s the book) it talks about God allowing people to be blind/fall for His glory. Nonetheless, Christians shouldn’t be focused too much on the future. Instead, we do need to focus on our heart and our walk with Christ now. When that type of darkness arises, we need to be prepared in our heart, and our mind. We can only do that with Him, no need to wait. We should start now. : )

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      1. Me too! As my husband and I have moved around, it takes quite a bit of time trying to go back to church searching, again, and going through a new congregation, and a new shepherd. What is being taught, and who is leading it. And not all churches are where we need to be, so we start over again. While we look for a church, I am not forsaken by the assembling of ourselves however, because I have a community I share with other believers. God has continue to help me grow no matter what. 🙂

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  2. I am actually in full agreement with this post, and am very happy that there are others out there who see that this is not referencing a microchip. There is a lot of symbolism in the phrase “mark of the beast” alone, for if you want to understand what the mark of the beast is you should probably understand who the beast is first, than you’re well on track to decoding the meaning of the mark.

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  3. Hey, Minister Aldtric Johnson, with all due respect, I would have to disagree with your interpretation that the mark of the beast is not literal. The Greek word used for “mark” is charagma which gives the meaning of something engraved or stamped. Mind you, the only way to buy food, material needs is by having identification on your body. The 666 on the body shows that, that person has chosen Satan over Christ and now belongs to the devil.

    The proof text that you used to show that the mark of the beast is not literal [Jeremiah 31:33], has nothing to do with the mark of the beast. Jeremiah 31 is talking about the law being in the person’s heart which was foretold of the coming of the Holy Spirit who was going to dwell in the hearts of the believers. The Holy Spirit is the one who gives people God’s Word and understanding. There is no parallel between Jeremiah 31 and Revelation 13 in reference to the mark of the beast.

    We must exegete any given passage correctly according to its context with other references talking about the same topic or else one will fall into the fallacy of misinterpretation like the Jehovah’s Witnesses who are experts in making pretzels out of passages in Scripture to support their agenda.

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