Who Will Take The Mark?

The Bible tells of a coming Anti-Christ who will be a world political and military leader, and also of the False Prophet, a religious leader who will rise to world power in the last days. Revelation 13:16-18 says, “He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

Most people have heard of “666” the mark of the beast which the Bible warns about. This will be a digital mark or chip forced upon everyone in order to buy or sell any type of goods or food. Those who refuse it will be killed. Taking this mark will represent allegiance and worship of the Anti-Christ whom Satan will possess in that day. Hundreds of millions of people will sell their soul to the devil and be damned to hell.

Here is wisdom. “Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast for it is the number of a man: His number is 666.”

Did you know the technology now exists to make this a reality?

But who will be left on the earth? Who will be vulnerable to receive this mark? What does the Bible say?

First will be those who reject Jesus Christ.

  • John 3:36 He who does not believe the Son, does not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.
  • John 12:48 Jesus said, “He who rejects Me, and does not receive My words, has that which judges him—the word that I have spoken will judge him in the last day.”
  • 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12 mentions those who reject God’s truth and take pleasure in their sin. They will be greatly deceived and believe the lie from the Anti-Christ.
  • 1 Timothy 4:1 says, “Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, 2 speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron.”

Next are those who teach and follow false doctrine.

(Read 2 Peter chapter 2; 1 Timothy 4:1; Matthew 24:24; 2 Thessalonians 2:3; 2 Timothy 3:5; Romans 16:18. There are many other verses).

Then there are those who think they are Christian but they are deceived.

  • 1 John 2:4 “He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.”
  • 1 John 3:15 “Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.”
  • Matthew 7:21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.”
  • James 1:22 “But be doers of the Word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. (In other words, don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says.)
  • Matthew 25:1,11  “Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom…Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, ‘Lord, Lord, open to us!’ 12 But he answered and said, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, I do not know you.’ (These five thought they were saved and were expecting to go to heaven).

And lastly, consider our younger generation.

They were exposed to technology early on, and they readily embrace it.  

Many were not raised in a Godly home, or were abused by someone who said they were Christian.

They’ve been taught to believe that the government is their protector and provider.

Our educational system had fed them an anti-God mindset and worldview.

Will these younger ones be the most vulnerable?

What about you? Where is your faith? Have you wandered from the Truth? Do you fall into one od the categories I just mentioned?

If you say, “I’ll think about this later,” just know that your heart will grow harder. Every time you ignore the warnings or delay a decision for Jesus, it will become more and more difficult to reach you.

You have the opportunity to surrender your life to Jesus Christ right now. The Bible tells us that in the last days, terrifying times will come. Are you ready for those times? Will you be able to withstand the temptation to take the mark? Will you have the faith to endure the trials?

What makes you think you’ll have tomorrow to call out on God to save you?

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By Bill Wiese, author of 23 Minutes in Hell