Breaking Down The Mark Of The Beast (Part 2)

You may recall that I posted a presentation refuting the lie that one who has taken the Covid vaccine has taken the Mark of the Beast. The above video presentation explains it perfectly, and I want to provide my commentary to the presentation to clear up confusion and provide more examples to grasp this difficult concept. So, what is the Mark of the Beast? A good idea I would suggest is to picture it from a spiritual perspective. I would also call it “The Mark of Satan.”

In summation, the Mark of the Beast signifies your allegiance to the Antichrist, the False prophet, and Satan. There are three things you need to remember when studying and discuising this subject area.

1. God AND Satan Want To be Worshipped, but for Two Distinct End Goals

We see throughout Scripture that Satan wanted to exalt himself above the Lord Almighty, who is worthy of worship. This prideful attitude is what led Satan to be kicked out of Heaven. Jesus was tempted to worship Satan, showing Him all of the beautiful kingdoms of this world.

In Revelations 14, God sends three angels to warn the nations to fear [reverence] God and worship Him. Anyone who took the Mark would be sujected to God’s wrath, casting him to the Lake of Fire.

God = Eternal Pleasure, Temporal Pain. Satan = Temporal Pleasure, Eternal Pain

2. The Physical Object Of Worship

A solid example of worshipping things from a physical and Earthly perspective is a typical teenager who idolizes her romantic relationship with her boyfriend. She cannot survive one second without hanging out with her boyfriend, who promises her the world, all her dreams coming to pass, and every beautiful outcome one could imagine. But, when the teenager gets into a minor conflict with her boyfriend, it’s like WWIII started. Behind the scenes, the teenager neglects her academic responsibilities, leading her to fail all of her classes.

The point I am trying to make in this example is that the objects we are attached to can rapidly (and subtly) have an impact on our spiritual lives, and even our family and personal lives. The main goal of idolatry is to separate us from the main object of worship (God). Satan wants to distract us with something so comforting and intriguing to our senses in order to take our focus away from Jesus.

Satan’s Mark of the Beast is a culmination of these temptations, with the physical sources of worship being the False Prophet (the Second Beast), and the Antichrist. The reward Satan offers to those who take his mark is the privilege to buy or sell, or even keep a job. No mark = no mulah!

3. The Spiritual Object Of Worship: Satan

The scary reality with idolatry is that you do not have to do a blood covenant, shout “Hail Satan”, or be a member of the Church of Satan to actually worship Satan. If he can’t convince you to outright bow down to him through an organized system, then why not just have this young woman place purchasing her flashy possessions ahead of Bible meditation and going to Sunday School. Oh wait, forget Sunday School, because my old friend from college invited me to a party where they are going to get drunk and play games to get la__. (when you know well you are married). Can anyone smell smoke up here? 🙂

Now, how convincing is a ten-day vacation to Hawaii just to outright follow Satan? Hmmm! I would take a vacation anyday, but for Satan? That’s a bit promising, right? (Sorry not sorry, I am out on this one. Pass!)

Jokes aside. Anything you worship that is not God presents a horizontal and versical source. (a) The physical [like the Antichrist, by taking the Mark] (b) Satan [pledging allegiance to his kingdom for worldly gain.]

All it comes down to is: How far will you go to follow Jesus, and are you willing to sell your soul to Satan to avoid getting killed and persecuted, in exchange for the world? Today, let’s actively practice taking a stand and not dily-dallying around. TEAM JESUS!!

Who is this Jesus?

Jesus is everywhere in the Bible, if you will look for Him.

In Genesis he’s the Seed of the Woman. In Exodus he’s the Passover Lamb.

In Leviticus he’s the Scapegoat. In Numbers he’s the Serpent lifted up in the Wilderness.

In Deuteronomy he’s the Cities of Refuge.

In Joshua he’s the Scarlet thread on Rahab’s house. In Judges he’s the Perfect Judge.

In Ruth he’s the Kinsman Redeemer. In I Samuel he’s the Trusted Prophet.

In 2 Samuel he’s the True Son of David. In 1 Kings he’s the Promise Keeper.

In 2 Kings he’s the Jealous God. In 1 Chronicles he’s our Reigning King.

In 2 Chronicles he’s our Deliverer. In Ezra he’s the Faithful Scribe.

In Nehemiah he’s the Rebuilder of Broken Walls. In Esther he’s Mordecai at the Gate.

In Job he’s My Redeemer Who Lives Today. In Psalms he’s the Lord who is my Shepherd.

In Proverbs he’s our Wisdom. In Ecclesiastes he’s our True Satisfaction.

In Song of Solomon he’s the Beautiful Bridegroom. In Isaiah he’s the Suffering Servant.

In Jeremiah he’s the Righteous Branch. In Lamentations he’s the Weeping Prophet.

In Ezekiel he’s the Son of Man. In Daniel he’s the Fourth Man in the Furnace.

In Hosea he’s the Faithful Husband. In Joel he’s the One Who Restores.

In Amos he’s the Burden Bearer. In Obadiah he’s the Mighty Judge.

In Jonah he’s the Foreign Missionary. In Micah he’s our Peace.

In Nahum he’s the Avenger. In Habakkuk he’s the Lord in His Holy Temple.

In Zephaniah he’s the Lord Mighty to Save. In Haggai he’s the Lord of Hosts.

In Zechariah he’s the Fountain of Cleansing. In Malachi he’s the Sun of Righteousness.

In Matthew he’s the Promised Messiah. In Mark he’s the Faithful Servant.

In Luke he’s Friend of Sinners. In John he’s the Son of God.

In Acts he’s the Ascended Lord. In Romans he’s the Justifier.

In 1 Corinthians he’s our Righteousness. In 2 Corinthians he’s the God of All Comfort.

In Galatians he’s the Redeemer from the Curse of the Law. In Ephesians he’s the Head of the Church.

In Philippians he’s the All-Sufficient Christ. In Colossians he’s the Fullness of God.

In 1 Thessalonians he’s the Lord Coming Down from Heaven. In 2 Thessalonians he’s the Judge coming with Blazing Fire.

In 1 Timothy he’s our Mediator. In 2 Timothy he’s our Master.

In Titus he’s the Blessed Hope. In Philemon he’s the One Who Paid Our Debt.

In Hebrews he’s Our Great High Priest. In James he’s the Judge Standing at the Door.

In 1 Peter he’s the Chief Shepherd. In 2 Peter he’s the Morning Star.

In 1 John he’s the Word of Life. In 2 John he’s the Son of the Father. In 3 John he’s the Truth.

In Jude he’s the Lord Coming with countless thousands of his saints.

In Revelation he’s the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

Distraction and misery

We all become distracted and frustrated which leads to a miserable feeling bringing us down to the point of depression. But…Paul wrote something which we should all take to heart and claim it as ours, especially in today’s world. Here is what the apostle Paul wrote: Philippians 4:13  (KJV)
13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

StayFocusedBy depending upon Jesus and His strength for us and for the problems which we face today or tomorrow, we can be victorious in overcoming them! We may not feel strong at the time, but if we focus on His provision of strength for us today and then again tomorrow, we will be the victor in all of our endeavors.

Remember, faith as small as a mustard seed can accomplish a lot through Jesus Christ and Jesus can accomplish a lot through us IF we will give our life, our body and our hands to Him to use today and tomorrow and the day after that, etc. It is a daily walk and a daily decision to give your day, and whatever comes in that day, to Him.

This is not a magic formula because Satan is going to try to trip you up and discourage you, daily, but if you can give your day to Jesus and keep that faith in Him during your day, then it will be a victorious day for you and for Jesus too!