Question: Do you think that the Covid 19 vaccination jab has anything to do with receiving the mark of the beast? There is already talk in the media about a future vaccination passport, to prove you have had the jab, without which you will not be allowed to travel, attend sporting events or public houses etc. This could easily develop into being barred from any public places such as shops without one, I’m sure you know where I’m going with this. I would appreciate your thoughts on this.
Approaching the topic of the mark of the beast it is wise to consider the context— that being the entire 13th chapter of Revelation. We also do well to factor in the source of the sensational claims on social media that the Covid vaccination is the secret administration of some microchip or whatever.
First, the context: “I saw that one of its heads seemed to have been fatally wounded, but its mortal wound had been healed, and all the earth followed the wild beast with admiration. And they worshipped the dragon because it gave the authority to the wild beast, and they worshipped the wild beast with the words: ‘Who is like the wild beast, and who can do battle with it?’ It was given a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies, and it was given authority to act for 42 months.”
Here is a question Jehovah’s Witnesses ought to seriously ponder: Has the head of the seven-headed wild beast been mortally wounded and healed? The Watchtower claims that it has. Jehovah’s Witnesses have been taught that the head of the beast was slain as a result of the Great War that began in 1914. Volumes have been published explaining all of Revelation and Daniel into vaporous nothingness. If you do not think that to be true, ask Jehovah’s Witnesses to elaborate about the 42 months during which the beast is permitted to act.
No one seems to grasp the absurdity and blasphemy of the Watchtower’s interpretation. It is simply preposterous to suppose that the victorious allies suffered anything close to collapse, which must surely be what is symbolized by the mortal wound inflicted upon the head of the beast. For one thing, the USA only joined in the war in 1917 and by the next year, it was over. Does anyone have any documented proof that the governments ceased to function for even a brief moment?
Furthermore, it is blasphemous to imply that God has arbitrarily sentenced the past few generations of hapless souls to everlasting death because they may have thought the League of Nations was an admirable organization. Besides, the hour of judgment is a relatively short period of time that is concurrent with the one hour the eighth king will reign. It is unreasonable to suppose that a century is a short period of time comparable to an hour.
As evidence of the artificiality of the Watchtower’s interpretation, Revelation 8:1-2 speaks of a silence in heaven for half an hour during when the prayers of the holy ones ascend like incense. The Watchtower boldly asserts that this came about in 1918-1919. If true, that would mean that half an hour corresponds to a period of 12 to 18 months, whereas a symbolic full hour amounts to more than a century! Incongruity?
To further establish the setting, Revelation goes on to state: “And it opened its mouth in blasphemies against God to blaspheme his name and his dwelling place, even those residing in heaven. It was permitted to wage war with the holy ones and conquer them, and it was given authority over every tribe and people and tongue and nation. And all those who dwell on the earth will worship it. From the founding of the world, not one of their names has been written in the scroll of life of the Lamb who was slaughtered.”
As powerful as the Anglo-American empire is, can it honestly be said that it has authority over every tribe and tongue and nation? For instance, does it rule over China? Russia? No. The fact is, none of the things envisioned in Revelation have come about. The “mortal wound” is something that has not occurred— yet.
That being true, neither has the healed head of the beast breathed life into the image so that it should “speak and cause to be killed all those who refuse to worship the image of the wild beast.”
Worship is the paramount issue. Do not be deceived by the blather of evangelicals. The Devil is intent on taking down the sons of God —coercing them into denying Jehovah. That’s why Jesus impressed upon us not to be fearful of those who can only kill the body but not the soul. Does taking a vaccine to protect against a virus that has caused a worldwide pandemic amount to the worship of the state? How so? Even if travel restrictions were imposed upon those without a vaccination certificate, so what?
Persons would do well to think more deeply and question how merely taking a vaccine could be considered as an act of disloyalty to God. As creepy as Bill Gates is, mandatory vaccinations have been around for a long time. Quite a few diseases that used to afflict millions of people have been virtually eradicated by vaccines. While it is perfectly understandable that some may refuse the “jab” for health reasons, to suggest that taking a vaccine by itself would condemn us to everlasting death is as ridiculous as the Watchtower’s claim that people began receiving the 666 mark of doom in 1922.
The problem evangelicals have is that they do not have any idea of what loyalty to God entails. To illustrate the point, has there ever been a war that flag-waving evangelicals have not participated in? If the multitudes of the Jesus-is-God crowd are not even willing to take a stand for Christ in the most basic issue of loyalty to principle so as to avoid being involved in slaughtering their fellowman, ought we now look to them as spiritual authorities who are able to discern what will win God’s approval in the critical hour of judgment?
That being said, it is evident that the Covid pandemic is being exploited as an opportunity to initiate a massive social engineering operation— the seeming purpose being to condition society for more and more government control and absolute submission. Look no further than the Watchtower as an example of the effectiveness of the Covid crisis control. Just a year ago the Watchtower extolled the public ministry as an essential, all-important, lifesaving work that Christ ordered his disciples to accomplish. Now, though, Jehovah’s Witnesses are convinced they are saving lives by staying home and not venturing out on the street. That is quite a change.
Also, it is apparent that WHO— an arm of the United Nations— is being promoted as the necessary solution to individual national governments. That aspect is certainly in line with the globalist’s intention to do away with the nation-state system.
All things considered, what exactly will the administration of the mark of the beast involve? It is not possible to know at this point. However, given the present state of affairs and the looming crash of the so-called Trans-Atlantic financial system, and taking into consideration the stated intentions of influential globalists to build-back-better after the crash they are engineering, the future will likely involve a cryptocurrency under control of a single central “bank.” To that end, the Covid pandemic has served to condition people to accept a cashless system. It is true, paper money is filthy, contaminated with microorganisms and cocaine residue, and who-knows-what-else! Digital is much cleaner. (And 100% traceable!)
Given the ongoing campaign to crush populism and even criminalize speaking about any sort of globalist conspiracy, it does not take a great deal of imagination to see where this is going. The words in the Book of Truth say: “It puts under compulsion all people—the small and the great, the rich and the poor, the free and the slaves—that these should be marked on their right hand or on their forehead, and that nobody can buy or sell except a person having the mark, the name of the wild beast or the number of its name. This is where it calls for wisdom: Let the one who has insight calculate the number of the wild beast, for it is a man’s number, and its number is 666.”
Keep in mind that the “compulsion” described is destined to take place after the globe-rocking crash of the system. In the brief absence of the governing powers, people will be absolutely terrified. Jesus said men will be faint with fright. In that setting, people will welcome even the most tyrannical government as opposed to no government. Except, there will be an alternative.
In the post-crash world, the healing of the head of the beast will be most welcomed, even though the beast will then be competing for dominion with the King of kings and Lord of lords. In that setting, a single cryptocurrency administered by an agency that is openly hostile to Jehovah and Jesus could certainly involve compelling everyone to pledge some sort of oath of loyalty and disavow belief in the “conspiracy” that Christ has come in his Kingdom. Under those conditions, those who are loyal to Heaven could easily be identified and effectively locked out of the system so that Satan’s beast can war against them and conquer and kill them.