I realized this past week that there are Christians who are convinced that the mark of the beast is here right now.
I am writing this article to assure you that although the technology for microchipping is here – that dreaded mark of the beast is certainly not!
I received an email from a reader of my articles. This sister was almost frantic; thinking that she could somehow receive a microchip and this would put her at risk to be programmed to follow the Beast!
Let’s look at some Scripture regarding this:
“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hand” (John 10:27-29). (Emphasis added).
The Lord wants His people to know how secure they are in Him. “NO ONE is able to snatch them out of my Father’s hand”
“So they worshiped the dragon who gave authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?” (Revelation 13:4).
The child of God must see that taking the mark of the beast is an act of “worship.” They will worship not just the beast, but the dragon who gives the beast his power (Satan).
“And he was given a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies, and he was given authority to continue for forty-two months. Then he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme His name, His tabernacle, and those who dwell in heaven. It was granted to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them. And authority was given him over every tribe, tongue, and nation. All who dwell on the earth will worship him, whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world” (Revelation 13:5-8). (Emphasis added).
Now first we see that it was granted the beast to make war with the saints and to “overcome” them. The beast will surely hunt down Tribulation saints and will kill them. But remember this Scripture:
“And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell” (Matthew 10:28).
Notice in Revelation 13 that “All” who dwell on the earth will worship the beast whose names have “NOT” been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
The sister who wrote to me was absolutely certain that getting a microchip implanted; even unknowingly, would put that Christian at risk of worshiping Antichrist.
I gave her a scenario to help her to see that she was being tormented by the evil one in her fears:
I said to her:
“Let’s say that I had to go into the hospital for more surgery on my spine. And let’s say that while under anesthesia, a microchip was implanted inside of me. Would that put me at risk of losing eternal life and no longer belonging to Jesus?”
The woman answered quickly and said “Absolutely!”
The more I tried to comfort this woman that the mark of the beast (first of all) is NOT here yet; and secondly that I am a child of God – blood bought and born again and I belong to the Lord – the more she would say that a microchip secretly placed inside of me would put me at risk of being programmed to follow Antichrist!
Brethren, I finally had to stop writing to her. Each time she responded, her emails became more and more vitriolic. She would type in all caps: “YOU ARE WRONG!” There was no convincing her. I turned to the Lord in prayer that He would help this woman to see the truth.
From thebereancall.org (an excerpt)
“Well, I don’t think you need to be concerned about taking the mark of the beast right now, because the beast isn’t here. And when that mark is taken, it will signify a submission to him, worship of him, and it will be in conjunction with an image of the beast (that is the Antichrist) that he will put in the temple that he will allow to be rebuilt. In fact, he will cause it to be rebuilt, and the Jews will think he’s on their side. But in fact, he’s rebuilding it—having it rebuilt for his own promotion as “God.” – source (emphasis added)
Now I am not sure how many brothers and sisters in Christ believe as does this woman. The more I thought about that, the more I realized that I should write an article on this to help others if they have the same fears.
Remember this: Those who take the mark of the beast, take it willingly and worshipfully. Will the Tribulation saints not be able to buy or sell? Yes – that is true. Will the Tribulation saints be slaughtered by Antichrist? Sadly, yes they will.
They will be beheaded.
But after their deaths, they will see the King of Kings and Lord of Lords in heaven!
They will belong to Him for eternity.