Since the COVID vaccine is unlike any previous vaccine, even identified in the patent owned by Moderna, one of the two producers, as “gene therapy” without a single mention of a vaccine, it has caused a lot of people to wonder if this is the mark of the beast. This post explains 12 reasons why I don’t think it is, even though it is a big step closer to it.
Since the vaccine’s development was fast tracked, completing the lab work in just 63 days instead of the normal 5-6 years, the long term consequences are unknown, but many doctors with expertise in fields such as virology, immunology and microbiology, have warned it will cause serious health problems and premature death for many of those who receive it. Since it was designed to alter our mRNA and has the capability of rewriting our DNA, many of these experts are warning the damage is irreversible and makes the recipients vulnerable to the schemes of evil people seeking to control our lives through the injected technology. That might sound far fetched, but the scientific evidence supports the possibility.
The technology required to modify our genetic code is so advanced, most of us don’t have time to learn all we would like to know about it, so it’s no wonder there have been questions raised about the possibility that this could be the mark of the beast. But the good news is God has already given us all we need to know about the mark of the beast in the scriptures, as shown in the 12 examples below.
Mark is on Right Hand or Forehead
First, the scriptural warnings regarding the mark of the beast clearly identify it as a mark on the right hand or the forehead. The vaccine doesn’t fit that description. If the mark was administered in a completely different way, by injection, then the scriptural warning would be misleading. (Revelation 13:16) I believe God has given us those important details to help us identify it when it comes. I don’t believe He would cause confusion by throwing us an unexpected curve ball because He is on our side, trying to help us, not confuse us.
These same details regarding the specific location of the mark are confirmed by an angel along with additional warnings that anyone who takes it will be eternally doomed:
9 Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand,
10 he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb.
11 And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.” (Revelation 14:9-11 NKJV)
In addition to the specific location of the mark, the Bible reveals many signs of the times to help us recognize the season of His return, including many major events that must happen before the mark of the beast is implemented. For example, Revelation chapter 13 not only warns us about the mark of the beast but also reveals the context of what the world will look like in those days, and it’s a very different picture than what we see today. The same chapter reveals the following six specific signs that will be happening during the same season as the mark of the beast.
Second (continuing from the first point shown above), it will not be a world dominated by a few superpowers like the United States and China like we see today. Instead, a global government will have arisen by that time, which means the national boundaries that we see today will no longer exist, at least not in any meaningful way, because all nations will surrender their sovereignty to the global government. (Revelation 13:1-11) This global government was revealed to the prophet Daniel as a dreadful and terrifying fourth beast that will be extremely strong with teeth of iron and claws of bronze. It will be different from all other kingdoms preceding it because it will do what no previous kingdom has ever done before, devouring the whole earth and treading it down and crushing it. (Daniel 7:7 and 7:23) We have not yet seen this happen.
Whole World Marveling After World Ruler
Third, this global government will be led by one man and the whole world will marvel after him and even worship him, everyone whose name is not written in the Book of Life. (Revelation 13:3-4, 8) Today we do not yet see anyone in this position, nor do we see the whole world marveling over and worshipping one man.
War Waged Against the Saints
Fourth, this same man will wage war against the saints and will overcome them for a period of 42 months, which is commonly called the tribulation. (Revelation 13:5, 13:7) While God’s people have been persecuted all throughout history, we do not yet see one man in a position capable of fulfilling this prophecy.
Fifth, in those days there will no longer be many different world religions as we have today because the whole world will be united together as one, in agreement, worshiping the man of sin, who is also called the beast. (Revelation 13:4, 13:8) Although the Vatican has made great strides in joining together all the religions of the world under their leadership, many different religions are still being practiced including Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Jews and others, so we’re not there yet.
Death Penalty for Religious Dissent
Sixth, participation in this new global religion will be mandatory for everyone. Those who refuse to worship the beast will be put to death by order of a second beast who will arise at this same time, disguising himself as a lamb, which identifies him as a religious leader, a false prophet, who comes in the name of Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God. (Revelation 13:11-15) No such requirements exist today.
Mark Mandated at Same Time as Global Religion
Seventh, this same false prophet who will enforce the global religion is also the one who will enforce the mark of the beast, which means both requirements happen at the same time. Since we have not yet seen the first, it is not yet time for the second. (Revelation 13:16-18)
In addition to Revelation13, the Bible reveals many other events that must happen before the start of the 42-month tribulation, so here are five more examples:
Hyper-inflation and Collapse of Currencies
Eighth, the third seal on the book of life must be broken, releasing the rider on the black horse. This is just one of four seals that must be broken with each releasing different kinds of trouble, administered by four different riders on horses. Each rider stirs up a giant storm system that unfolds over a period of years, not a few weeks or months. The rider on the black horse causes a collapse of national currencies that begins with a period of extreme hyper-inflation to prepare the way for the launch of a global currency that will be used by the beast financial system that requires the mark of the beast. (Revelation 6:5-6)
Destruction of the Strongest of Fortresses
Ninth, an evil king, the antichrist, must take action against the strongest of fortresses with the help of a foreign god. (Daniel 11:39) I believe God showed me this scripture will be fulfilled by the destruction of the United States, which has already started but is not yet close to being completed. When I sought God about these things back in 2014, He revealed to me the evil king taking action is now in the process of being fulfilled by Barack Obama as part of his first assignment before he departs from this part of the world to begin his second assignment.
Great Harvest of Souls
Tenth, there must be a great harvest of souls, which we have not yet seen, but will see soon as many people cry out to God due to increased trouble throughout the world. (Isaiah 60:1-5, Amos 9:13-15, Zechariah 2:10-12, Matthew 13:24-30, Mark 16:15-18, John 12:32-33, Acts 1:7-8). During the 42-month tribulation, the world ruler, the man of sin, will be waging war against the saints and overcoming them (Revelation 13:7), so it be illegal to publicly proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ and even if we could, there will be few people to share it with since most of the world will already be doomed due to taking the mark. So the great end-time revival must happen prior to the start of the tribulation.
If the COVID vaccine carries the same eternal consequences as the mark, the rapidly increasing number of vaccinations would already be making it impossible to have a great revival since most of the world will already be doomed and there would be few unvaccinated people remaining. But since the Bible tells us it’s coming, there must be multitudes of people who can still be saved. I think this is more evidence showing no one is eternally doomed by getting the injections.
Transfer of Wealth to the Righteous
Eleventh, there must be a transfer of great wealth from the unrighteous to the righteous, filling the house of God with glory to fulfill prophecies revealing that the latter glory of this house will be greater than the former. This offends many people, but it’s part of God’s plans revealed in the scriptures and has not yet happened. It must happen before the 42-month tribulation begins since it is one of the ways God will provide for His people since we will not be able to participate in the world system. (Proverbs 13:22, Isaiah 60:4-5, Haggai 2:6-9, Mark 10:29-30)
Third Temple Must Be Built
Twelfth, a third temple must be built in Jerusalem to fulfill many other prophecies. The man of sin will establish his throne there. (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4) The sanctuary of the temple must be thrown down. (Daniel 8:11) And the holy place of the temple must be trampled for 2,300 evenings and mornings. (Daniel 8:13-14)
When we see the fulfillment of these and many other prophecies, then we will know we are in the season when the mark of the beast will be mandated upon the whole world. Until then, I believe it’s safe to conclude that the COVID vaccine, as terrible as it is, is not it. Even so, I believe the scientific evidence proves it is dangerous, causing health problems and even death, so we should not take it.
The best way to prepare for the days of trouble that are already upon us is by drawing close to the one true God who is far bigger than anything coming against us and able not only to take care of us, but also our whole family, including those who have wandered far away from Him. If you don’t already have a close personal relationship with Him, click here to find out how you can get started today.
Author: James Bailey
James Bailey is a blogger, business owner, husband and father of two grown children. In 1982, he surrendered his life to the Lord Jesus Christ. In 2012, he founded Z3news.com to broadcast the message of salvation by reporting end time news before it happens.