Jan 25, 2021

The COVID-19 Vaccine is Not the Mark; It’s the Prep to the Mark

A lot of people have asked me if they should get the COVID-19 vaccine because they fear it might have some connection to the Mark of the Beast. The “mark” is not at all something that could be accidentally taken. The people who take it in the tribulation hour are doing so to show their allegiance to the Antichrist.

I have watched several medical videos on the COVID-19 vaccine, and I think it is generally safe to take. The messenger RNA gets into your cells and makes copies of proteins that become the spikes on the virus. Immune cells create antibodies that will attach to the spikes, preventing the virus from entering into a host cell. Once the messenger RNA has sounded the alarm, it quickly breaks apart.

Even though this vaccine was developed in record time, pharmaceutical companies have managed to cut corners by ingeniously simplifying the process. Most of us have been injected with vaccines that are made of dead viruses. Sometimes, not all the viruses were killed, and people came down with an illness that they expected to avoid. The COVID-19 vaccine basically hands out wanted posters to our immune system and then vanishes.

We have poured billions of dollars into the key vaccines, and there has been a massive amount of data and research on them. There are many drugs that have nowhere near the amount of testing that has taken place with these COVID-19 vaccines. So if you grow a third eye or hair on your tongue in 10 years, it’s more likely to be a side effect of a prescription drug than one of these vaccines.

There have been several allergic reactions to the COVID-19 vaccine, but very few have had any lasting impact on peoples’ health. I understand that there are millions of people who don’t trust any vaccine, which probably includes a majority of my Rapture Ready audience.

We all have to assess the risk and make our own decisions. I was going to get a flu shot, but when I read that the infection rate for this virus is way down, I decided not to get one.

The greatest danger with the COVID-19 vaccine is it being used as a pretext for forced medical treatment. The government may soon be kicking down doors, hogtying people and injecting them without their consent. I had rather been part of the initial vaccine test group than see our governors act like military juntas.

There is a massive problem with the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. State and federal agencies have absolutely no idea what they are doing. They promised that 20 million people would be vaccinated by the end of 2020, and only 2.5 million individuals received shots. Some people are waiting in lines up to 24 hours to get a vaccination.

We knew it would take a small army to inoculate 300 million people, and that army was never raised. Everyone now injecting people with the vaccine should have spent the last few months teaching other people to administer the shots. If we’ve declared war on this virus, we should have firemen, national guard, school nurses, or heroin addicts on the firing line. Ok, I’m just kidding about the addicts, but they probably could do a better job. There are 12,000 of them in the city of Los Angles alone.

The virus is killing 4,000 people a day, and it will likely surge in the coming days from the new strains that are more transmissible. When we finally get enough people vaccinated to end the pandemic, I think the government agency that houses immunization will become a massive part of the government. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had 10,000 employees in its last headcount. In the near future, it may have a half million. After the 911 attacks, Homeland Security ballooned up so much that they had to build a dozen large office complexes in Washington, D.C., to house all the new workers.

COVID-19 has given political leaders a dangerous amount of power over people’s lives. It is just too Orwellian to have governors telling citizens where to shop, when they can leave their homes, and when it’s safe to go to church. If COVID-19 vanishes once we achieve herd immunity, a bad flu season a couple years down the road may trigger another lockdown.

If the Antichrist had tried to roll out the mark of the beast implant today, we know it would have been a huge disaster. The tribulation would be over before everyone would have received the 666 mark.

The COVID-19 vaccine rollout has been bumpy, but it will get progressively more effective with each passing day. In six months’ time, we could have a system that could administer an injection to every citizen within two months. What scares me the most about the mark is not that people will receive it with great regret, but rather, they will take it with little regard for the consequences.

“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 unmixed 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).

— Todd

Anticipating Prophetic Cry for Peace and Safety

The single most prominent contribution, perhaps, in President Trump’s dealing with Israel involved deescalating movement toward war in the region.

Despite outcries from every quarter when Mr. Trump officially declared Jerusalem Israel’s capital, then his ordering the American Embassy moved to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv, calm has prevailed. There has been lower temperature in the region rather than elevation of heated conflict.

A big part of the success in keeping the potential for war at a relatively low level was the Trump administration’s reversal of the previous administration’s nuclear deal with Iran. The Iranian fanatic dictators—the Muslim ayatollahs—had their financial windfalls cut off abruptly by the “outsider candidate” that came to the presidency in January of 2017.

The Obama administration had rewarded bad behavior and threats by doing things like delivering billions of dollars in cash on pallets on darkened runways at night. Trump reversed this by cutting off funds belonging to Iran in US vaults by forbidding access to those funds by the Iranian regime.

Additionally, Trump’s State Department—though in some cases, reluctantly by the deep-state sort embedded there—put economy-breaking sanctions on the regime. This, in turn, caused population uprisings among Iran’s people because of food shortages and other sanction-engendered hardships.

Even liberal, geopolitical observers had to admit that, strangely, the Iranian people, rather than blaming America, placed blame squarely on the ayatollah dictators for their plight.

To the day of Donald J. Trump’s leaving the presidency, Iran’s black-hearted leadership was searching for ways to get America to loosen sanctions. They tried everything from threats of attacking ships in the Gulf of Hormuz to promising to send terror squads to infiltrate American cities.

Never was there “nice talk” of peaceful resolution from the pernicious Persians. But as soon as it became clear that Biden had won the presidential race, the Iranians began “nice talk” of welcoming the same nuclear deal that Mr. Obama and John Kerry had arranged.

Still, however, Iran’s hostility toward America and Israel was not quelled.

They blatantly began to openly let be known that they were again working on nuclear projects, not even hiding that this includes uranium processing for weapons-grade, fissile material.

It is more than obvious that the dangers are building. Iran is on track to produce the nuclear weapon that Donald Trump declared they would never have.

Indeed, they apparently haven’t been able to produce such a weapon to this point. But it is now a matter of time, if the Biden administration, as it seems to be promising, goes back to the nuclear deal of Obama and Kerry. It is almost certain that if the regime of the Muslim terrorists have their way like they did prior to Trump’s presidency, people not only in Israel, but all over the world, will soon be crying for “peace and safety.”

The International Atomic Energy Agency, an international organization for overseeing nuclear programs, announced last Wednesday that Iran has begun work on uranium metal-based fuel for a research reactor in contravention of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) signed in 2015. The deal bans Iran from producing or acquiring uranium metal until 2030 and, in return, removed economic sanctions that had been in place. Uranium metal, a material that can be used in the core of a nuclear bomb, has no civilian uses but is essential for a nuclear weapons program.

France, Britain, and Germany, who are still adhering to the terms of the JCPOA which they co-signed, joined in condemning the move:

“We strongly encourage Iran to end this activity, and return to full compliance with its commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action without delay, if it is serious about preserving this agreement,” the three countries’ governments said in a joint statement.

It is expected that Iran will begin producing the uranium metal within five months. (“Iran to Begin Producing Uranium Metal for Nuclear Weapons Program,” by Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz, The Israel BibleTM, January 19, 2021)

With the new administration’s leaning toward total recommitment to the Iran nuclear deal, Israel’s options for dealing with a revitalized Iranian nuclear-weapons program are becoming fewer. The prophecy of Elam being destroyed might be on their docket—the mountainous area where much of Iran’s nuclear laboratories are said to be operating. It seems now to be only a matter of time, short of heavenly intervention.

And then there is the tremendous economic and geopolitical boost in the Chinese regime that looks to be in the offing with the coming in of the Democrat-controlled US government. They see China as a “competitor,” not as an enemy to be feared, despite the hegemonic, even overtly aggressive military actions by the CCP in the South China Sea, around Taiwan, and in other parts of the region.

The cry for “peace and safety” will shortly be on the rise, I have no doubt. But this also has a silver lining. Such a time is prophesied to be the moment of that great, anticipated instant in human history that will be an astonishing event to the entire world.

But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober… Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do. (1 Thes 5:1–6, 11)


Jan 18, 2021

A De Facto Dictatorship

“I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.” – Thomas Jefferson

“If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.” -George Washington

As the laws currently stand, America is still a free nation. In the practical operation of government, I think it is incorrect to say we have one “of the people, by the people and for the people.” Democratic systems are fragile in nature, and they can be easily broken.

The left has reached a point where they are so powerful, they can now set all the rules. Anyone who holds a view that disagrees with the leftist mob is labeled as an enemy and quickly exiled. Alexis de Tocqueville gave a perfect description of the type of oppression people are now facing:

Tyranny in democratic republics does not proceed in the same way, however. It ignores the body and goes straight for the soul. The master no longer says: You will think as I do or die. He says: You are free not to think as I do. You may keep your life, your property, and everything else. But from this day forth you shall be as a stranger among us.

You will retain your civic privileges, but they will be of no use to you. For if you seek the votes of your fellow citizens, they will withhold them, and if you seek only their esteem, they will feign to refuse even that. You will remain among men, but you will forfeit your rights to humanity. When you approach your fellow creatures, they will shun you as one who is impure.

And even those who believe in your innocence will abandon you, lest they, too, be shunned in turn. Go in peace, I will not take your life, but the life I leave you with is worse than death.” – end quote

President Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen managed to go a step beyond by prostrating himself before his persecutors. He hoped by bad-mouthing Trump, he will regain his freedom. After calling Trump a “pathological narcissist” a hundred times, Cohen’s services are no longer needed.

Because he will never be able to remove the smell of Donald J. Trump from his hide, it’s unlikely he will be declared rehabilitated and welcomed back into society. By betraying his attorney-client privilege, something that should have prevented him from getting in trouble in the first place, Cohen should now realize he deserves his own fate.

The destruction of the social media site Parler is a most troubling event in relation to freedom of speech. The company’s only sin was it wanted to be an open platform for all people. Parler was banned because it wasn’t part of the cabal. Amazon removed Parler from the servers of Amazon Web Services (AWS), Apple and Google deleted the site’s app from their app stores, and a host of other companies cut ties with Parler.

There is another site called gab.com that could take the place of Parler. It manages its own servers, so AWS can’t pull the plug on it. The left has already labeled gab.com as a dangerous site, and they are trying to destroy it. Just when Ford said you can have any color of car as long it is black, the media will collectively say you can have any social site as long as it is leftist in its political ideology.

We are in the very early stage of what I fear is going to be a repeat of the terrors of the French Revolution. I did a web search for a company that sells guillotines capable of chopping heads, and I couldn’t find any. I’m sure some greedy entrepreneurs will sense the need and invest in guillotine technology. In more ways than one, they will make a killing in the coming years.

It baffles me how these people don’t realize they are doing the devil’s work. They get individuals fired for using the wrong pronoun because they are simply too stupid to matter. A growing number of them honestly think it’s okay to take children out of your home for voting for the wrong party.

The great danger in the cancellation culture is the chance of people being caught in the trap they intend for their enemies. In the future, many will be saying, “but I’m on your side,” as they face their doom.

I think all Christians need to be praying constantly for the Lord Jesus to come and take his bride home. If the Son of God doesn’t come for us soon, the demonic-controlled people of this planet will arrange for us to arrive in heaven by unpleasant means.

“Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth” (Revelation 3:10).

— Todd

Time to Take Comfort

“This is going to be a very dark winter.” That quote made by presidential candidate Joe Biden during a debate both expressed and set the nation’s mood for the beginning of 2021 and beyond.

He made the comment later, for a second time, while staring into the camera somberly while fully masked. It seemed more than a political utterance that was meant to shape the electorate’s desire for someone prepared to deal effectively with COVID-19.

By the time Biden made the comment, the national mood was already one of dark expectations. Mr. Biden’s party, aided and assisted by its propaganda arm—the mainstream media, both news and entertainment, and the social media, anti-free speech giants—had already brought the American people to a point of fear and frustration. They had divided us right down the middle, setting in motion movement along the track of civil war.

The China/deep-state/leftist-manufactured coronavirus pandemic had done its work. People were, and continue to be, huddling in trepidation and willing to go along with globalist demands, both current and future.

Little thought or worry were or are now forthcoming from fully one-half of America’s citizenry concerning the very real possibility that the nation faces at the very least European-style socialism. More and more for the other half, there is growing realization that we might be facing something far worse: not just socialism, but complete lockdown of Orwellian proportions by anti-constitutionalists and anti-God forces intent on completely shutting down liberties written into our founding documents.

Everywhere we look, we see mounting evidence that people have already been cowered into that dystopian corner portrayed in the novel 1984. Everyday life is being swallowed up by the onrush of building stage-setting for Antichrist’s regime of complete control as presented in Revelation chapter 13.

A long-time friend of the Rapture Ready website recently wrote an email that personifies the state of that future society we already face. The personal snapshot of the experience would be humorous if not so serious in its evil portent.

In part, our friend said the following.

I went for a ride this morning, I wake up feeling so bad, I thought a ride and fresh air would help. I got out of the car at a park, took deep breaths, I felt a little better. Then I walked to a nearby pet store to pick up my cat food.

We have to stay outside the store, I stood over a foot away from the door, there was a desk blocking the way to the store and the clerk came over. I was outside in the open, more than 2 feet away from the clerk and the first thing he told me that my mask is not properly covering my nose and to fix it.

I fixed my mask, got the bag and left agitated by his behavior, I went to another store, dropped stuff out of agitation, I picked them and left the store quickly after only getting the stuff I needed most.

I called the store to talk to a manager, I knew what the outcome would be, yet I still picked up the phone and the manager went on about how people have to wear their masks properly.

I kept telling her that I was outside the store, nowhere near the clerk, and he should at least say “Hi” something,……………not the first thing I hear is to adjust my mask.

She went on a rant about our responsibility to protect each other and when I told her I was outside the building  a good distance from that guy,  she said: “common sense is that people have to make sure their masks are on properly before approaching a store.”

I felt my blood starting to boil, I said: So now, I don’t have common sense?

Anyway, I told the manager, it is nice for the employees to at least say “hi” to a person and not start by asking them to adjust their mask.

She said: is that what you want, I said “yes”, she said ok next time we will say Hi before we ask someone to adjust their mask.

I was so agitated. I shouted out to God about how much longer are we going to put up with this world…”

Actually, I can relate to the experience. While visiting my dermatologist for a check-up, my wife was helping me with a face mask. (I wear one only when absolutely required to do so. Therefore, I’m quite inept.)

A woman was quite agitated nearby. So much so that she began instructing, with irritation in her voice, how my mask should be placed. She then rushed from the room, we figure, because my adjustment was too slowly accomplished.

I, of course, laughed heartily, but Margaret was quite irritated with the lady’s ill-tempered attempt to make sure we did it right.

It was a lesson to me of how people are being turned into proverbial lemmings in preparation for implementing the “new normal” with which the Re-setters want us to comply.

But the foregoing experiences are whimsical compared to what is coming. The supposed winners of the just-concluded presidential election are vowing to come down hard on anyone and everyone who supported the other candidate in any way. They have the most powerful, anti-God forces in the world—plus the minions in high places of Ephesians 6:12 on their side.

Looking at all the troubling things going on in that way makes it seem to not bode well, especially for Christians who oppose the policies and movements that are blatantly against God’s Word.

However, we are instructed by that very Word to trust in the Lord with all our heart (Proverbs 3:5-6). After Paul’s marvelous promise of Christ’s call to us, in 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, the apostle writes further in the following chapter:

“For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him. Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.” (1 Thessalonians 5:9–11)

We are to take comfort as we see that moment approaching. And one doesn’t have to be a prophet to see that the signs of His coming are converging even now.