Christians who look to Bible Prophecy can see the alignment of current events to that written in Revelation 13. Some hold to the belief that the current pandemic plaguing the entire planet is nothing more than the plagues in the past. They overlook the fact that COVID19 is the first to invoke the need for contact tracing, vaccinations with biosensors/digital tracking implemented in humans and the need for vaccine passports. The pandemic has become the means to embed awareness (fear) of the health hazard of handling cash, thereby pivoting the world to readily accept the idea of going completely cashless.
As we speak, this movement is gaining momentum worldwide and financial systems are also in cooperation with this agenda which is reminiscent of an age old prophecy in verses 16-17,
“It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, 17 so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark”
We are seeing Bible prophecy unfolding in real time. We have to remember that the origin of the Bible is the author of the beginning and the end.
“Declaring the end from the beginning, And from ancient times things that are not yet done, Saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, And I will do all My pleasure…”
Here is a dire warning:
“…Day and night there is no rest for those who worship the beast and its image, or for anyone who receives the mark of its name. Here is a call for the endurance of the saints who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.”
Stay faithful to Jesus.
While I believe in the Pretribulation Rapture, this warning stands for those who will end up staying behind.
The Bible is very specific on what the Mark of the Beast is. Taking the mark is pledging allegiance to the Antichrist and rejecting Jesus Christ. It is to be implemented on the right hand or on the forehead (Revelation 13:16). Any implementation other than what is specified clearly does not fit the description.