The Mark of the Beast is not my number, your number, or the number of anyone that can be identified at this time. It is not my driver’s license number, Social Security number, National or global ID number, or anything like that. It is not a different number for different people. It is the same Mark, name, or number for everyone. It is the Mark, name, or number of a man called the Antichrist.
Notice what the Bible says in Rev. 13:16-18 (KJV):
- “And he [the False Prophet] causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in [in, not on] their right hand, or in [not on] their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast [the Antichrist], or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six (666).”
Not everyone agrees with me, but as I understand it, the sequence of events will be the Rapture first, perhaps a short period of time (possibly three years), then the confirmation of the covenant, and then the seven-seal judgments and the seven trumpet judgments in the first half of the Tribulation Period.
At the Tribulation Period mid-point (three and one-half years or 1260 days on the Jewish calendar after the confirmation of the covenant), the Antichrist and False Prophet will initiate the Mark of the Beast.
As I see it, the Rapture will take place a minimum of three and one-half years (perhaps more) before the Antichrist and False Prophet require people to take the Mark of the Beast.
Having said this, notice the following report.
On July 10, 2023, it was reported that Professor Richard Werner, prominent German economist, researcher, and Professor of Banking and Finance, said the World Economic Forum (WEF) has declared (his words and mine) that:
- All citizens must be implanted with a Central Bank Digital Microchip (CBDC chip) in the very near future in order to be able to fully participate in society and do basic things such as purchase food and water.
- Future citizens will need to use the latest technology (a computer chip) in order to access their bank accounts.
- You have to think of CDBCs as a control system (or a permit system), not a currency.
- Currently, they are talking about a phone-based CBDC app, but their ultimate goal is a chip under your skin.
Notice that Werner said the WEF wants all citizens to be implanted with a chip in the very near future.
Notice that it is a permit system to buy and sell.
The Mark of the Beast will be a license system (or a permit system) that will allow people to transact business.
People will need a license or chip with the name, number (666), or Mark of the Beast on it to buy and sell.
If the Rapture is three and one-half years (or more) before the False Prophet and the Antichrist start requiring people to be chipped, it means we are almost home.
Here is a link to the article:
(More: According to a different article on this subject, Prof. Werner believes there will soon be a created economic crisis, followed by a push to get people to use a CBDC tied to a chip implant.)
(Important: When the Mark of the Beast is implemented at the middle of the Tribulation Period, those that take it will experience the wrath of God forever: Rev. 14:9-11.)
Here are more recent events that seem to indicate that the saved are almost home.
One, concerning a global population reduction and the death penalty for those that refuse to take the Mark and worship the statue of the Antichrist: on July 12, 2023, it was reported that the UN has published a new report called “State of the World Population.”
To solve the world’s population concerns, the UN is pushing abortion and contraception.
(My opinion: Although the article doesn’t say it, the UN is also pushing the gay agenda and euthanasia to reduce the population of the earth.)
(More: On July 14, 2023, Vice Pres, Kamala Harris, was speaking at Coppin State Univ. in Baltimore, MD about climate change and cutting greenhouse gases when she said, “When we invest in clean energy and electric vehicles and reduce population, more of our children can breathe clean air and drink clean water.” Critics said she accidentally revealed that the White House wants to reduce the population of the U.S., but the White House said she meant to say “reduce pollution” instead of “reduce population.”)
Two, concerning the globalist plan to establish a world government by 2030 or sooner: author and prophecy expert Jonathan Brentner recently (July 10, 2023) reported that “On June 28, 2023, King Charles III and London Mayor Sadiq Khan activated a ‘climate clock’ with the warning that there are 6 years and 24 days left to limit global warming before it brings doom upon the world. Remarkably, the king included minutes and seconds in his countdown to the ruin of the world due to climate change.”
Brentner astutely notes that “the king’s clock ends five months short of 2030.”
(My opinion: I have no idea why King Charles has a countdown clock that zeros out five months before 2030 unless it is another scare tactic to try to speed up world government.)
Three, concerning natural disasters increasing in frequency and intensity at the end of the age: on July 15, 2023, an area in southeast Pennsylvania received 6-7 inches of rain in 45 minutes.
Five adults drowned in their vehicles, and two children are missing.
Four, concerning the ashes of a red heifer without spot or blemish (a requirement for cleansing priests who build or serve at a rebuilt Temple): the Jews are building a tourist and research center at Shiloh (where the tabernacle stood for about 300 years after they returned to the Promised Land from Egypt).
On July 16, 2023, it was reported that Jews moved a 22-month-old red heifer to the facility and will soon move two more there so visitors can view (but not touch) them.
Five, concerning God giving people over to reprobate minds at the end of the age for rejecting what the Word of God says about gay issues: expert Bible prophecy teacher Terry James recently asked in an article, “How have we reached such a place in this nation that the top three people (president, vice-president, and presidential spokesperson) in the presidential administration are seemingly unable to demonstrate normal mental function?”
Good question, Terry.
If their mental issues are not related to their unusually extreme support for unbiblical gay issues and their refusal to repent, why are some of America’s top officials having problems saying or reading simple sentences?
Six, concerning famine at the end of the age: on July 15, 2023, the UN estimated that about 735 million people (mostly in Africa) are facing hunger, and the number is rising.
(Question: If millions of people are going hungry, and I don’t doubt it, then why are so many nations agreeing to kill cattle, use less fertilizer, and take land out of production under the guise of climate change? Is climate change a ruse to justify reducing the population of the earth?).
Seven, concerning a digital ID and a digital currency (steps toward the Mark of the Beast): on July 16, 2023, investigative journalist Leo Hohmann (leohohmann.com) reported the following:
- Ethiopia has announced that it will use a World Bank-supported digital ID system.
- Every Ethiopian citizen must have a digital ID by 2025 to do business at a bank.
- Every Ethiopian citizen must have a digital ID before they can receive government benefits or spend digital money.
- Ethiopia will use iris recognition technology (eye scans) in association with the digital ID system.
- The day is coming when Ethiopian citizens will not be allowed to buy and sell or get on the Internet without a digital ID.
Eight, concerning a departing from the faith and the coming of a one-world religion at the end of the age: on July 15, 2023, it was reported that conservative Roman Catholic Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano has posted a video accusing Pope Francis of attacking the church from within by purging faithful followers.
According to Vigano, “Those who hold positions of power (Pope Francis and his supporters) have shown themselves to be enemies of the institution they oversee and of the people over whom they exercise their authority (they have become enemies of the faithful members). This subversive action leads those who are not willing to accept the betrayal to become the object of persecution: just as the doctors who chose to treat patients during the pandemic lost their licenses and were deprived of their salary, so the priests and religious who they do not adapt to the Bergoglian revolution (Pope Francis’ false teachings) are being removed from churches, expelled from convents, and left without any means of support.”
Here is a link to the article:
Nine, concerning hyperinflation and a global economic collapse early in the Tribulation Period (Rev. 6:56): on July 19, 2023, Mike Adams interviewed Dave Hodges (The Common Sense Show) on the Health Ranger Report, and they discussed the impact of the BRICS nations (and more than 100 others) plan to abandon the dollar perhaps as early as next month (Aug. 2023).
Adams and Hodges agreed that it will probably take a few months for the impact to take hold, but ultimately it is going to cause hyperinflation in the U.S.
They also agreed that this may be a planned event that they will use to get Americans to accept a digital ID and currency.
When the U.S. government establishes the digital ID and currency, they will be able to control who can buy and sell, seize bank accounts (like the Canadian government did to the truckers that protested), and force people to eat fake meat, worms, crickets, etc.
(My opinion: Hyperinflation and hunger in the U.S. will lead to global hyperinflation and hunger.)
FYI: God does not send anyone to Hell (all of us are born with a sin nature and destined to go to Hell because we sin), but God has provided a way (Jesus) for everyone to go to Heaven (and He is the only way to get there; John 14:6).
Finally, are you Rapture Ready?
If you want to be rapture ready and go to heaven, you must be born again (John 3:3). God loves you, and if you have not done so, sincerely admit that you are a sinner; believe that Jesus is the virgin- born, sinless Son of God who died for the sins of the world, was buried, and raised from the dead; ask Him to forgive your sins, cleanse you, come into your heart and be your Saviour; then tell someone that you have done this.