We can refuse to recite that
pledge if we so desire. No one will do anything to you for
your refusal to pledge allegiance to the flag. There is
absolutely no punishment forthcoming because of a steadfast
refusal to pledge your allegiance to the U.S. The Gestapo will not be knocking
on your door at 2:00 am and hauling you off to some
concentration camp. There’ll be no fines, no imprisonment,
and no condemnation of any kind for refusing to stand and
recite the pledge of allegiance to our flag.
Interestingly, there is coming
a time when Americans along with the rest of the world will
become united in a new pledge of allegiance. And this
pledge, one that many believe is coerced, will be to a
certain person who will come onto the scene in the not so
distant future. This person will demand that every human bow
down and worship his image as god. If they refuse there will
be severe consequences attached to that refusal. Those
consequences will very likely include a detachment of one’shead
from the rest of their body. “And he had power to give
life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the
beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not
worship the image of the beast should be killed.”
“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:”
Many people are confused when it comes to this verse. The
word in the Greek for causeth is “poieō” and
it is the same Greek word used in verse 15,but
in this context it has a different meaning. Here it simply
means “to continue in”. There’s no coercion involved
with taking the mark of the beast. It’s only a continuation
of verse 15. The damage has already been done. Those who’ve
bowed down and worshiped the image of the beast do so
willingly and then they take the mark of the beast,also
quite willingly. In other words,their
pledge to worship the beast will not come as a surprise or
through some false pretence;those
who do so will know exactly what the ramifications of
pledging themselves to the beast will be. They’ll believe
he’s god and they will worship him as such.
During the Tribulation period
multitudes of people will be fully engulfed in the lie.
“And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion,
that they should believe a lie: That they all might be
damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in
unrighteousness.” 2 Thessalonians 2:11, 12. They
will willingly worship the beast as their god. Still, a few
will not fall under this delusion but if they are discovered
without his mark they will be killed for not submitting.
Obviously the great delusion sent by God will not affect
everyone because the Bible talks about the Tribulation
saints. But even many of those who know the truth may be so
full of fear that they worship the beast to keep their
heads from being detached from their bodies, and therebyreceivethe same condemnation as those who do so
When we as believers give
ourselves to Jesus Christ He becomes a part of us and what
we’ve actually done is we’ve pledged ourselves to Him. That
means we belong to Him and no one else. This allegiance to
Christ is so binding that nothing outside of Christ can
touch us, that is our spirit, from then on. Yes, these
bodies can be killed but no one can touch our spirit.
those who bow down to this coming world leaders image and
pledge themselves to him, they will belong to him for the
remainder of their earthly lives. And their
eternal destination will be shared with this false god. He
demands allegiance to him and him alone and all who submit
become bound to him, nothing can change that ownership.
Those of you reading this commentary who don’t belong to
Christ will be left here on earth after the Church is
removed. Something else you might want to consider is this,
if you’re not a born again believer in Christ right now, you
are already dwelling in the enemy’s camp. Whether you bow
down to him or not if you die during that time without Jesus
as your savior you’re still condemned to Hell.
After the great and terrible
totalitarian rulers of the 20th Century (Lenin,
Stalin, Hitler, Mao), it isn’t hard to imagine a dominating
world leader demanding a declaration of allegiance,
tantamount to worshipping him (Obama?).Here
we are in the 21st Century and we’re seeing signs
that the whole world is searching for a true leader, a world
leader, basically a messiah figure to usher in a euphoric
sense of nirvana. In the past year how many times have we
heard Obama referred to as the “messiah” or the “one”? And
as a “professed Christian” how many times have we heard him
rebuke those who place those names on him? Not once.
The fact is, this world
leader, whoever he is, is very close to being revealed and
some of you reading this commentary have no protection from
his influence and the “lie” that’s on the horizon. That fact
alone should be terrifying. It won’t be much longer before
some of you will find yourselves living under the rule of a
one world government and its dictatorial god.
There is a sense of fear even
among evangelical Christians that they may soon be coerced
into receiving the mark of the beast. Many of my fellow
brethren are actually promoting this fear. Why? Because they
lack a full understanding of what it means to be a part of
Christ’s Church. We believers can’t pledge allegiance to the
anti-Christ because when this usurper is finally revealed
and demanding all to bow to his image, the Church will no
longer be on planet earth. At some point after the church is
removed he will demand all those remaining to worship him
and then take his mark. And as I said before those who do
worship the beast will do so quite willingly.
For believers there’s nothing
to fear from this man. But for those who are left behind?
There’s plenty for them to be fearful of. As God sends the
great delusion onto the populace of the world the majority
remaining will not be interested in the truth of the Gospel.
The reason for the delusion is that they have rejectedGod’s
free gift of salvation through His only begotten Son.
Some people will become
believers during the Great Tribulation period. All Jews who
are still alive during the last half of the tribulation
period will be saved. They will finally have their blindness
cured and they will recognize their Messiah, Jesus. But,
unfortunately most of them will be martyred for their faith
as they make their stand for Jesus. “And it was given
unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them”
Revelation 13:7. This verse is proof that there will
be believers on earth during the Great Tribulation.
Some believers will, somehow, dodge all the bullets and
scimitars and while keeping hold
of their heads and
horrible period of time and go
into the millennium alive. But most will willingly condemn
themselves to Hell.
For all those
who bow their knee and worship the beast and then take his
mark their destiny will be set in stone. Equate bowing to
this beast in a posture of worship and taking of his mark to
jumping out of a plane at 30,000 ft. without a parachute. No
matter how much you might regret that jump you’ll never
recover from it and the regret will last for an eternity. My
advice is, never bow the knee to the beast, and never accept
his mark. Better yet place your faith and trust in Jesus
Christ right now before it’s too late.
tribulation period begins the Churchno
longer be present and the Holy Spirit will be in a different
capacity then He is now. Because we’re told that there are
saints on earth during the Great Tribulation we know that
the Holy Spirit must still be here but His primary job
classification will change slightly. Every person who
becomes a follower of Jesus Christ during the tribulation
period will be responsible for keeping themselves saved.
of us who are currently born again, those who are saved
during the tribulation will not be sealed with the Holy
saints are going to go through perilous times, thus these
saints might be persuaded to take the mark of the beast just
so they can buy and sell. If they do they will lose their
salvation. “And the third angel followed them, saying
with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his
image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,
The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which
is poured out without mixture into the cup of his
indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and
brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the
presence of the Lamb:” Revelation 14:9, 10.
What I’m getting
at here is just this. Why wait? Do you really want to
experience life during the tribulation period? The chance of
becoming a believer and remaining a believer during that
time will be slim.
you’re a holdout to the truth, it isn’t too late to accept
Christ as your Savior. If you know someone who
is going through a phase of rebellion to God, please pass
this commentary on to them.We
must at least try to convince the lost in these last days
that life during the last three and one half years of the
tribulation period is going to be so horrific they most
certainly won’t want to be a part of it. But if they wait
much longer they may wake up some morning in the middle of
Hell on earth.
Gospel of Christ is essential for every believer,especially
now that we can see the end approaching. Jesus tells us that
there’s an end coming and that we should all be working.
“I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day:
the night cometh, when no man can work.” John 9:4.
By adding the phrase when no man can work, Jesus is
saying all of us must be about our Fathers business while it
is day. That night is almost upon us. Therefore continue to
spread His Gospel while it is day.
God bless you