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 like this! Good food for thought. I often feel uncomfortable with people’s literal, legalistic definitions of “the mark.” It makes it sound as if our very salvation itself rests upon our own unwillingess to take on the mark of the beast. But those words say, “he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond.” Then of course people completely ignore the “he causes ALL part” and leap right to fantasizing about their own brave and epic battle where they resist the mark of the beast because they are so much smarter than ALL the others. I try not to be too snarky about it, but it starts to sound a whole lot like, “salvation by I refused to get a chipped debit card.” We’re actually saved by the blood of Jesus,by His grace, and not or own efforts to resist something.

    Ha! That said, I really dislike bar codes and chipped debit cards. I’m just saying, if God has you, you are written in the Lamb’s book of life and His mark is on your heart. The enemy can’t have what the Lord has already claimed as His own, no matter how many chips in the thumb, or even chips in the pottery, there might be. 🙂

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  2. I really never thought of the mark of the beast in the way you explain it. Food for thought!
    Always good to exercise the brain in a different direction !
    Blessings !

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  3. When you see the word in Ezekiel about the Sabbath being a sign of the people of Yahweh, the Hebrew word there is “ot”–a sign or MARK. The counterfeit (which that’s all Satan can ever drum up is bad copies) is what is spoken of as the “mark” of the beast system. What is the counterfeit of the 4th commandment Sabbath? Well, Constantine issued an edict to the other 75 percent of churches who didn’t send their sell-out leaders to him at Nicea in 325AD–that no more of this worship on the Sabbath would be tolerated–if any were inclined to worship, the day was to be Sunday.

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