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Are COVID Vaccines the Mark of the Beast?

There are thousands of rumors and conspiracy theories that relate to COVID-19. One is that the vaccines are the Mark of the Beast. Some have said if you take the vaccine, you are taking the Mark of the Beast and you are doomed for hell. 

Well, are they? Are COVID vaccines the Mark of the Beast? The simple answer is, “No.” COVID vaccines are not the Mark of the Beast. However, it seems the stage is being set for the coming Mark of the Beast. 

Just what is the Mark of the Beast? In Revelation 13, we read that the Antichrist—the future global leader of the one-world government system—will implement the Mark of the Beast halfway into a seven-year period known as the Tribulation. The False Prophet—the future global leader of the one-world religious system—authorizes the Mark of the Beast. The Bible says, “And he [the False Prophet] causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name” (Revelation 13:16–17). Dr. Fauci, Bill Gates, Joe Biden, nor anyone else qualifies as the False Prophet who carries out the plans of the Antichrist.

The Bible reveals seven things about the Mark of the Beast:

The Mark Will Be Comprehensive

The Mark of the Beast system will be worldwide. Revelation 13:7–8 says, “power was given him [the Antichrist] over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him.” The Mark of the Beast will be tied to his authority and will be part of the worship people give him. 

The Mark Will Be Commanded

The Mark of the Beast will be mandated by law. No person in the world will be exempt. Even when President Biden ordered a nationwide vaccine mandate, congressmen were exempt. But in the Tribulation, no one will be exempt. Revelation 13:16 says, “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.” Wealth will not buy an exemption, and neither will poverty. 

The Mark Will Be Controlling

At the time of the Rapture, the dead in Christ will be resurrected into new heavenly bodies and caught up to meet the Lord in the air. Those in Christ who are still living will change. Their mortal bodies will change into immortal, heavenly ones. After the Rapture, others will turn to Jesus Christ for salvation. The post-Rapture followers of Jesus will be distinguished in part by the fact that they will refuse the Mark of the Beast and they will be killed. Revelation 20:4 says, “and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands.” 

The Mark Will Be a Con

The Mark of the Beast will be the culmination of a great con by the False Prophet. The Bible says the False Prophet “deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast” (Revelation 13:14). This deception will lead to the Mark of the Beast. 

The Mark Will Be Corrupt

The Antichrist will receive his power directly from Satan. According to Daniel 8:24, the Antichrist will be “mighty, but not by his own power.” Also, Revelation 13:2 reads, “and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.” So, it is the corrupt power of the dragon, Satan, that empowers the Mark of the Beast.

The Mark Will Be Catastrophic

The results for those who take the Mark of the Beast will be catastrophic. The Bible says, “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” (Revelation 14:11). The Mark of the Beast will be the ultimate rejection of God. Anyone that takes it will be sent to the lake of fire for eternity.

The Mark Will Be Conquering

Revelation 13:7 speaks of the Antichrist when it says, “And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them.” Imagine a worldwide law that does not allow anyone without the mark to buy or sell. In our jobs, we sell our work, services, or creative output. In our day-to-day living, we buy food, clothes, transportation, and housing. All that will stop for the Tribulation believers because they will refuse the Mark of the Beast. That is one of the ways the Antichrist will make war with them and overcome them. 

The Mark Will Be Concise

The mark system will not last long. At the halfway mark of the seven-year Tribulation period, Antichrist will break his covenant with Israel. In the last three and one-half years of the Tribulation, pain and chaos will reign on the earth. At the end of the seven years, Jesus will return. The Antichrist and the False Prophet will be thrown into the lake of fire. The seven years will seem long to those experiencing it, but in the context of eternity, it will be like nothing. 

So, there cannot be a Mark of the Beast until after the Rapture and the beginning of the Tribulation. However, we already see conditions in the world aligning for this future time frame and the one-world leader and his ultimate socialist agenda. As crazy as it may sound, some people today actually want all this to happen. Some are openly calling for a one-world government. They don’t believe the Bible, but instead believe their demonic agenda will lead to Utopia. 

Why do you think there are hordes of radicals who hate anyone that supports constitutionally based freedoms, secure borders, and law and order? Why do certain people cheat to win then and lie to cover it up? Why does a specific group of people despise Israel, devalue human life, believe in multiple genders, promote division, advance the fallacy of climate change, applaud sexual depravities of all sorts, arrest church leaders, defund the police, jail the good guys, release the bad guys, defend a two-tiered justice system, push depopulation, censor truth, celebrate lawlessness, and want to penalize anyone that doesn’t do and see things their way? It’s this group that is using COVID to set the stage for the Antichrist and his Mark of the Beast system. There is no doubt the COVID vaccines are a conditioning process. They are setting the stage—a trial run for what’s coming someday. 

You don’t want to be here on earth when it DOES come. Those will be terrible times—the worst ever, according to Jesus (Matthew 24:21). So, get your heart right with Jesus Christ while you still have a chance. “If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” (Romans 10:9).

There is no better time than now to do it.

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James Collins

James Collins is the former Staff Evangelist for Southwest Radio Ministries. He previously served in various pastoral positions in Kansas, Oklahoma, Illinois, and California. Before being called to SWRC, James was a Chaplain in the United States Army and served in Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation New Dawn, and Operation Inherent Resolve. He and wife share their home with three extraordinary children, three dogs, and a lifetime collection of books.

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