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Buckle-Up Buttercup!; ‘Where is your Pass or Mark’. ‘No Walmart BLUE-LIGHT Special for You!’ Mastercard also has joined the fray; it’s working with the International Chamber of Commerce on a protocol for a “global, interoperable health pass system.” ‘Don’t Leave Home without your MARK!’

The ‘Current’ Jabs are NOT the ‘Mark of the BEAST.’ HOWEVER, they are ‘NORMALIZING’ Sheeple to be willing and wanting to get the next or coming ‘vaccine mark’ of authoritarianism IN ‘the forehead or right hand.’ So, should you or should you not get the CURRENT EXPERIMENTAL mRNA ‘genetic affecting vaccines?’ (RNA, DNA, GENES are all inter-linked together.)

Consider the following ‘Common Sense’. I have provided examples of ALL the following in my blogs.

Some people get Covid … don’t die

Some people get Covid … and die

Some people get vaccinated and don’t die

Some people get vaccinated and still die

Some people get vaccinated and still get Covid after being vaccinated

Some people get vaccinated and get very serious side effects (blood clots, aneurysms, paralysis, Covid-Arm, problems with other organs, ‘noisome and grievous sores – blisters – boils.’)

Why are many ‘perfectly healthy’ people dying after getting ANY of the vaccines?

Yes, the vaccine ‘might work’ (or ‘appears to work’) for some and obviously not for others.

For something that is considered experimental and hasn’t been tested for long term effects, why take ‘A RISK’?

I don’t buy or believe the ‘narrative’ that we are being told in the US. Other national media sites outside of the US are more forthcoming and balanced in their ‘reporting on the vaccine war.’

95% to 99% percent of People who get ‘Covid’ STILL SURVIVE. THEY DON’T DIE. In other words,

Getting a vaccine is irrelevant for them (and could possibly do harm).

There is a ‘genetic link’ as to why some people experience minor symptoms of Covid and others are dead within three (3) days of getting Covid. Just like there is a ‘genetic link’ for just about every other disease known to mankind. A ‘One Size Fits All’ mRNA vaccine is like shooting a shotgun at a flock of Ducks a couple of hundred feet overhead. ‘You might hit one or two, but miss the rest.’ Until they invent the ‘next round’ of more enhanced ‘genetically ROBUST modifying’ vaccines that are tailor made for a person or ‘genetically similar people’, these vaccines will ‘miss the mark in some cases, and possibly hit in other cases.’ Unfortunately, NONE OF US knows in which case we might be. Me included.

Do you still want to take an experimental vaccine jab / substance EVEN IF IT IS NOT YET ADMINISTERED INTO YOUR FOREHEAD OR RIGHT HAND?????

If you are a healthy person, why ‘RISK’ getting an experimental, genetic modifying substance put into your body that could have MUCH MORE SERIOUS SIDE-EFFECTS THAN WHAT THE VACCINE COMPANIES AND US GOVERNEMENT IS TELLING YOU. Yes, there is a ‘good chance’ you won’t die (tell that to those who DID DIE).

IF there is a 95% to 99% ‘SURVIVAL RATE’ from getting COVID why take an unnecessary risk in dying (or in getting the very serious, life threatening side effects which are NOT A COINCIDENCE).

The Coming Vaccination Mark of the Beast System:

(Five (5); Digital ID, Vaccination Passport, Biometric Scanning, ‘Mark’ or ‘code/number’ of Approval or Authorization, 5G Technology/Network.)

The ‘coming’ mark will most likely involve a ‘subdermal’ application of the next wave of vaccinations, that will include a form of ‘digital data memory’ indicating date and time of vaccination. This ‘mark’ of vaccination will involve a sub-dermal outline or image representing a ‘branding’ that can be scanned and revealed by ultra-violet light at a retail checkout point scanner. Just as many people have a physical vaccination ‘mark’ on their arm from getting shots in the 1960s, the coming vaccination mark will be subtle and reside ‘inside’ the human body affecting and indicating a genomic change in the recipient. This is an abomination viewed by God and causes the recipient to lose ‘Imager Status Before God’ and results in eternal damnation. The vaccination ‘mark’ has to be easily accessible by scanners and retail checkout points, hence the recipient will have the option of receiving the vaccination ‘patch’ either on their hand or forehead for ‘scannability.’ The patch or medium itself ‘dissolves’ on the exterior of the skin, as the vaccination and information is administered or delivered under the skin. Some technology is currently under development that will possibly allow for the recipient’s health status and response to the vaccine to be ‘scanned’ and ‘verified’ or ‘validated’ at retail or social checkpoints. The purpose of which is to identify whether or not the vaccine has actually worked (and is working) on the recipient’s body / immune system / genetics / RNA / DNA, in addition to informing authorities as to date, time, dosage and manufacturer of said ‘medicine.’

False Prophet

Revelation 13:16-17 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

Revelation 19:20 

And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.

Revelation 14:11

And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.

Revelation 20:4

And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had NOT worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.

5G + Biometric Facial / Hand Scanning + Digital / Cashless Transactions + Mark of Approval / Authorization = Tomorrow’s Economy (2020-2027). Why 2020? Because these ‘things’ have already occurred (past tense) elsewhere (China, India, Asia and a few countries in Europe) in the world in 2020, even though they have not yet occurred in the ‘United’ States.

Biometric scanning used for migrant/border control, secure identity verification and approval, government benefits, domestic and international travel security, economic inclusion of everyone, buying/selling transactions and fund transfers, instantaneous speed of transaction and convenience, VAT/taxation collection, mobility, social credit score and ranking, population movement and tracking, monitoring political and religious ‘extremism’ (terrorists). ‘Mark, number or name’ for verification and approval.

‘Any foreign material(s) should NOT be injected into the human body that causes any kind of change in genetic makeup or structure of a human being. This could be five (5) genetic ‘manipulation’, ‘enhancement’, ‘cutting’, ‘modification’, or ‘alteration.’

Revelation 16:2

And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image. [Symptom or result from having ‘received’ the mark, a result from having changed or damaged a person’s RNA, DNA, Immune System or Genetics?].

Both American vaccines use messenger RNA (mRNA) to combat the virus. That is an advanced genetic therapy that uses the virus’ own genetic material against it. Kendrick, however, warns that the technology isreally new and untested, meaning no one really knows how it could affect human health, since it literally hijacks the cellular reproduction mechanism. “We really do not know what these things might end up doing after a prolonged period of time.”

“The plague year of 2020 will be remembered as the time when these traditional vaccines were supplanted by something fundamentally new: genetic vaccines, which deliver a gene or piece of genetic code into human cells. The genetic instructions then cause the cells to produce, on their own, safe components of the target virus in order to stimulate the patient’s immune system.”

‘The MARK’ may not be here just yet, but it will be shortly … in terms of either months or a year or two. Verification that a ‘genetic manipulation’ has been administered and will be evident, either on the hand or forehead by biometric scanning to enable travel, buying and selling. Do you still ‘want to take’ the jab even if it is not yet administered on your hand or forehead in some other manner? If you are curious, please read my other analyses on ‘why’ getting ‘the mark’ is such a bad (understatement) thing in the eyes of God. It is one thing to understand that people in the extremely near future should NOT GET THE MARK. It is another thing to UNDERSTAND WHY THEY SHOULD NOT GET A MARK. This is not a ‘conspiracy theory,’ but the Word of God. I have provided the requisite verses from the Bible, regarding God’s comments about ‘the mark’ of the coming world beast system.

NO ‘MICROCHIP’ NEEDED. Implantable Quantum Dot Microneedle Vaccine Delivery System: A Quick Overview.

MIT researchers have now developed a novel way to record a patient’s vaccination history: storing the data in a pattern of dye, invisible to the naked eye, that is delivered under the skin at the same time as the vaccine. This technology could enable the rapid and anonymous detection of patient vaccination history. The researchers showed that their new dye, which consists of nanocrystals called quantum dots, can remain for at least five (5) years under the skin, where it emits near-infrared light that can be detected by a specially equipped smartphone. To create an “on-patient,” decentralized medical record, the researchers developed a new type of copper-based quantum dots, which emit light in the near-infrared spectrum. The dots are only about 4 nanometers in diameter, but they are encapsulated in biocompatible microparticles that form spheres about 20 microns in diameter. This encapsulation allows the dye to remain in place, under the skin, after being injected. The researchers designed their dye to be delivered by a microneedle ‘patch’ rather than a traditional syringe and needle. Such patches are now being developed to deliver vaccines for measles, rubella, and other diseases, and the researchers showed that their dye could be easily incorporated into these patches. The microneedles used in this study are made from a mixture of dissolvable sugar and a polymer called PVA, as well as the quantum-dot dye and the vaccine. When the patch is applied to the skin, the microneedles, which are 1.5 millimeters long, partially dissolve, releasing their payload within about two minutes.

By selectively loading microparticles into microneedles, the patches deliver a pattern in the skin that is invisible to the naked eye but can be scanned with a smartphone that has the infrared filter removed. The patch can be customized to imprint different patterns that correspond to the type of vaccine delivered. “It’s possible that this ‘invisible’ approach could create new possibilities for data storage, biosensing, and vaccine applications that could improve how medical care is provided, particularly in the developing world,” Langer says.

The quantum-dot patterns could be detected by smartphone cameras after up to five (5) years of simulated sun exposure. The researchers are also working on expanding the amount of data that can be encoded in a single pattern, allowing them to include information such as the date of vaccine administration and the lot number of the vaccine batch. “Storage, access, and control of medical records is an important topic with many possible approaches.” “This study presents a novel approach where the medical record is stored and controlled by the patient within the patient’s skin in a minimally invasive and elegant way.” The research was funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Koch Institute Support (core) Grant from the National Cancer Institute.

‘Buckle-Up Buttercup!; ‘Where is your Pass or Mark’. ‘No Walmart BLUE-LIGHT Special for You!’ Mastercard also has joined the fray; it’s working with the International Chamber of Commerce on a protocol for a “global, interoperable health pass system.” ‘Don’t Leave Home without your MARK!’

By Rebecca Heilweil  Mar 31, 2021, 8:00am EDT Vox.com

As Covid-19 vaccine eligibility opens up across the country, the United States is now confronting the question of what to do about vaccine passports. These could be digital certificates or scannable documents that can be used to verify a person’s vaccination status so they can travel more freely or go to large events. Some think a coordinated, nationwide vaccine passport system could help us get back to a semblance of normal life and speed up economic recovery. But this seems unlikely.

On Monday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters that “there will be no centralized universal federal vaccinations database, and no federal mandate requiring everyone to obtain a single vaccination credential.” Instead, the Biden administration has decided to leave it to the states and the private sector to figure this out, with the federal government setting some baseline guidance. As Andy Slavitt, a senior adviser to the White House’s Covid-19 response, told CNBC earlier in March, “The public will be more reluctant to get vaccinated if they feel like the government, the federal government is playing too much of a role in that.” Meanwhile, at least one governor, Florida’s Ron DeSantis, has pledged to ban businesses and venues in his state from using any vaccine passport system.

A growing number of companies, health care providers, and state governments are launching their own efforts. New York released the first state-backed vaccine passport, called the Excelsior Pass, just last week. This digital health certificate, which IBM built using blockchain technology, allows people in the state who have been vaccinated or recently tested negative for Covid-19 to download their health records onto a smartphone app that displays a QR code, which can be scanned by participating venues to verify their status. That New York has spent months developing the Excelsior Pass shows some states didn’t expect the federal government to take the lead on key aspects of the country’s pandemic response.

Meanwhile, corporations including Walmart and the airport security company Clear are racing to build their own digital vaccinations databases. Some are already releasing vaccine passports, such as the CommonPass, an app from the World Economic Forum and the Commons Project that’s being trialed by a number of airlines. Carbon Health, which partnered with the city of Los Angeles for its vaccination rollout, is offering a HIPAA-compliant vaccine passport of its own, which it named Health Pass.

The idea behind all these initiatives is simple: By putting their health data on a device like a smartphone or in a printed-out QR code, people should be able to confirm their vaccination status and more safely resume activities such as going to concerts or even traveling to other countries.

Again, the federal government has no plans to build a national clearinghouse for vaccination or Covid-19 statuses. People vaccinated in the US currently receive printed paper cards from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that include their name, birthdate, and patient number (if applicable), as well as the type of vaccine they received, when and where they received their doses, and the batch number their vaccine came from. While health care facilities keep their own vaccination records, the CDC cards aren’t really set up to be double-checked or verified by venues or other institutions. Forgeries started popping up for sale online not long after vaccines became available in the US, too. (‘Which is why the future ‘mark’ will be EMBEDDED IN THE FOREHEAD OR RIGHT HAND … your choice’.)

Vaccine passport systems are designed to provide a more private and secure way to check who’s been vaccinated and make it easier for vaccinated individuals to provide proof of their status. The verification process generally works in two steps. First, a vaccination site, such as a pharmacy, provides a digital record or certificate with the details of someone’s Covid-19 vaccination. That verified record goes into that person’s account and would be accessible by an app or a website. The vaccinated person can then present either a scannable (MARK in Forehead or Right Hand) or physical copy of the code, allowing a venue or airline to securely verify their vaccination status without seeing their entire medical record. Different apps might work in different ways based on the public and private partnerships behind them, and again, so far there are no national standards to govern how any of this works.

So the slew of different initiatives has caused massive confusion. There are at least 18 vaccine passport efforts currently in development, according to a Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) document obtained by the Washington Post. The federal government has been racing to set national recommendations surrounding the privacy, security, and availability of these systems, all while not maintaining its own database of vaccination data. The White House has so far declined to share a timeline for when those guidelines will be complete.

Without federal guidance, the companies and organizations behind these efforts are developing their own standards for digital vaccination records and vaccine passport apps. At the same time, there are concerns about equity, particularly the potential for a digital vaccine passport system to exclude people who don’t use smartphones or cannot get the vaccine, whether due to issues of access or health status. Public health experts have also warned that vaccine passports raise a wide range of legal, privacy, and ethical concerns — and that they could exacerbate inequality in other ways.

“Ideally, everything should have been coordinated at a national level,” Bruce Y. Lee, a professor at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, told Recode. “One of the concerns about the passport is that people will still move forward to try and do this, but then you might have all these different businesses or organizations trying to do things, and you can’t really [make] heads or tails [of] how reliable they are.”

Without proper coordination, all of those problems could be much worse. The HHS document published by the Post warned in early March that the “[vaccine credentials] landscape could become littered with a confusing array of incompatible, proprietary solutions of varying quality and trustworthiness.” It went on to say that such a situation could impede the nation’s pandemic response “by undercutting health safety measures, slowing economic recovery, and undermining public trust and confidence.”

But despite the absence of federal guidance on the issuance of vaccine passports, all of the myriad state and private sector efforts are forging ahead, trying to figure things out on their own.

Vaccine passports, explained

When people talk about vaccine passports, they’re generally referring to a two-part system: a digital record that a person got vaccinated, and an app that can access that record to confirm the person has met the requirements to visit a particular place or attend an event. For the system to function on a large scale, those designing vaccine passports need a way to access records from a wide variety of providers and form partnerships with venues willing to trust their apps.

Walmart announced in early March that it would offer digital vaccination records that could be used with vaccine passports. The company said its digital vaccination record was built to meet the standards set by the Vaccination Credential Initiative, a coalition of health records management and tech companies that is co-chaired by the Commons Project, maker of the  Trust CommonPass. Walmart will also allow people to access paper versions of their health records at their local pharmacies.

Walmart’s digital vaccination record can be uploaded to one of three apps that function as vaccine passports. One is the Health Pass by Clear; the others are the Trust CommonPass and CommonHealth apps, both of which are made by the Commons Project. Ultimately, proponents of these apps say they make it quick and easy for venues and airlines to verify someone’s vaccination or Covid-19 status while also maintaining that person’s privacy.

“The airline doesn’t necessarily want to have your vaccination record,” explains J.P. Pollak, a co-founder of the Commons Project. “They would work with Trust CommonPass to get a checkmark that, ‘Yes, in fact, J.P. has been vaccinated by a trusted source,’ without having to convey all of that sort of underlying health information to them.”

Pollak said his organization hopes to do a full rollout of the Trust CommonPass system in May, when vaccines are expected to be widely available to the general public in the US. He added that the Vaccine Credential Initiative requires partners to build out the ability to provide printable versions of the QR codes that verify someone’s status. Ultimately, Pollak said, the project’s goal is to work with as many vaccine providers as possible — from hospital systems to government-run vaccination outfits — to produce their own secure digital vaccination records that apps like Trust CommonPass can process.

While the Commons Project is attracting a growing number of partners, it isn’t the only vaccine passport maker out there. Beyond its work on New York’s Excelsior Pass, which was tested at Madison Square Garden and the Barclays Center, IBM is working with Germany to produce digital versions of its paper vaccine certificates. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is also developing its own “Travel Pass” for airlines, which is now being tested by Virgin Atlantic, Emirates, and other carriers. Carbon Health plans to expand the functionality of its Health Pass to work with Apple Wallet and Google Pay. Even Mastercard has joined the fray; it’s working with the International Chamber of Commerce on a protocol for a “global, interoperable health pass system.”

As more vaccines get delivered, more vaccine providers seem eager to come up with their own ways to manage vaccination records databases. Walgreens, for instance, is exploring “a digital dose card and tracker,” and the company expects to announce more on the effort later this month, spokesperson Erin Loverher told Recode.

But with an increase in vaccinated people, the sheer number and variety of digital vaccine records and passport options will surely be confusing, adding more disarray to recovery efforts. The flurry of options may also hinder efforts to ensure any new digital vaccine record systems are trustworthy, in terms of privacy and security.

The US government has no vaccine passport plan yet

While the US’s approach to vaccine passports is unclear, some other countries have already charged ahead in rolling them out. Israel is using a system called the Green Pass to allow people who have either had Covid-19 or been fully vaccinated to return to some venues, such as hotels and theaters. People who meet the requirements can show a paper certificate or code in an app developed by the country’s health ministry. Greece, in an attempt to aid its suffering tourism industry, has said it will recognize the Green Pass system and allow thousands of Israelis to travel there every week.

Similarly, the European Commission is proposing a Digital Green Certificate that would track whether people have been vaccinated, recently tested for Covid-19 (with a negative result), or are fully recovered from a previous infection in order to travel within the European Union.

Earlier in March, the World Health Organization released interim guidance for how digital vaccine certificates should work globally, opening the door for even more countries to create their own passports. The WHO’s working group encompasses experts from 25 (5×5) governments, including representatives from the CDC and the US’s Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, which is part of HHS.

It’s currently analyzing the data, ethical guidance, and verification systems needed to make digital vaccine records actually work, said Bernardo Mariano Jr., the WHO’s chief information officer and digital health and innovation director. Final recommendations are expected at the end of June. Out of concerns that more information on how well the vaccines prevent transmission is needed — and that requiring vaccination will incentivize people from wealthier countries to scoop up still-limited vaccine doses — the WHO is currently urging governments not to mandate vaccination for travel.

In the US, there’s been less action and enthusiasm for a system. While the US vaccine rollout began months ago, recent statements from the Biden administration suggest there will be limited coordination of vaccine passports on a federal level. The president did direct several government departments to look at the feasibility of “electronic versions” of international vaccination certificates in a January executive order, and a Biden administration official told Recode that there is still an ongoing interagency effort led by the White House analyzing the possibility of verified vaccine records.

Still, the lack of coordination is a reminder of other ways that the US has struggled to coordinate and come up with a national plan throughout the pandemic. Rapid and at-home testing — along with contact tracing — hasn’t been mobilized to the scale that would allow large venues to reopen properly. And while vaccines have been rolled out, the process has been bumpy and confusing. The same challenge and lack of planning now seem to have shown up for vaccine credentials.

“One of the challenges that has occurred throughout much of the pandemic — and this really was started back in 2020 — there’s been a lack of coordination among the different virus control approaches,” explained CUNY’s Lee.

Officials working on the interagency effort to study digital vaccine credentials have identified the lack of coordination as a significant barrier to recovering from the pandemic. Earlier this month, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology said that proving vaccination was likely to become the way people confirm their health status, and that a “chaotic” approach to vaccine credentials could undermine public trust and confidence.

How you can get a vaccine passport

While there are many projects in the works, not many actual vaccine passports are widely available yet. If you’ve already been vaccinated and want a digital record of your vaccine, it’s worth calling the health care provider who gave you the shot to see if and when electronic records of your jab might become available. If you haven’t gotten inoculated yet, ask about such a record when you get the shot.

Some of these apps — including New York’s Excelsior Pass, the  Trust CommonPass, and Clear apps — are already available for download. Even if you don’t have a digital vaccine record, you might be able to use the apps to show the results of a negative Covid-19 test.

If you’ve been vaccinated at Walmart, it’s worth regularly checking in on your online Walmart pharmacy account to see when your vaccination record becomes available (again, Walgreens said it may provide something similar soon). If you were vaccinated at Carbon Health, you should receive a text directing you to a downloadable online record of your vaccination.

And if there’s no electronic record of your vaccination yet, there’s no harm in asking your appointment provider to print out any records of your appointment so you have something beyond your vaccine card in your back pocket. If you don’t like the idea of downloading these apps, you can at least add a little extra protection to your CDC card and laminate it, a service Office Depot and Staples have said they’ll offer people for free.

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God will NOT let Christ’s Bride be Deceived by the Dragon, or his ‘MARK.’

True Church / Bride of Christ Spared from God’s Wrath:

 Romans 5:8-10. “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.”

1 Thessalonians 1:10. And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.

1 Thessalonians 5:9. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,

Romans 8:35. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

Jeremiah 30:7. Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble, but he shall be saved out of it.

Revelation 3:10 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.

The ‘mark’ comes shortly, during the tribulation, but the Bride is ‘not here.’ The ‘current’ vaccine(s) are NOT the mark, yet. But they are a ‘precursor’ of the beast system process, getting people accustomed to getting ‘tagged’, ‘marked’ or ‘branded.’

3 Reasons Christians Should Stop Worrying about the Mark of the Beast. Two Watchman Confirm a Matter.

Clarence L. Haynes Jr. 2021 3 Feb

There seems to be a lot of worry, grave concern, and fascination over the mark of the beast, especially among Christians. This fascination over the mark has only grown with the Covid crisis and the introduction of vaccines. Many people are trying to tie the mark of the beast to the vaccines, fearful that if they take the vaccine they are taking the mark. Some are even worried they may be tricked into taking the mark without knowing it.

Today I want to put your mind at ease because none of this is true. In fact, if you are a true follower of Christ, I want to tell you to stop worrying right now. I will even take it a step further and tell you that you are concerned about something that you really don’t need to be the least bit concerned about. You can literally put any fear you have about the mark of the beast completely to rest.

I am going to give you three important reasons why you can do this and do it confidently.  Regardless of what you have heard or were taught before, we are going to let the truth of God’s word speak for itself. You do not need to be a Bible scholar, nor do you need to be an expert in Bible prophecy to comprehend this topic in Scripture. A simple reading and understanding of the Bible is all that is required to put your mind at ease, so let’s do just that.

Reason 1 – Those Who Take the Mark Are Worshippers of the Beast

Look at these verses in Revelation 13:

“One of the heads of the beast seemed to have had a fatal wound, but the fatal wound had been healed. The whole world was filled with wonder and followed the beast. People worshiped the dragon because he had given authority to the beast, and they also worshiped the beast and asked, ‘Who is like the beast? Who can wage war against it?’ (Revelation 13:3-4).

As you read this, I don’t want you to get too bogged down in trying to figure out or interpret the symbolisms or the meaning of these prophetic words. That is a conversation for another day. To keep this as simple as possible, the dragon represents Satan and this beast represents the Antichrist. However, that is not where I want you to focus your attention. I want you to pay close attention to the reaction of the world to the beast and the dragon. There are three things clearly mentioned.

They were filled with wonder concerning the beast.

This wonder led them to follow the beast.

Following the beast led to them to worship the dragon and the beast.

Why are these three things so critical? These things matter because this is a precursor and an indicator of the people who will ultimately take the mark of the beast. Those who will take this mark are those who have chosen to follow and worship the dragon and the beast. Another way of looking at it is they have pledged their allegiance to the beast. It is this pledge of allegiance that will ultimately lead them to take this mark.

The taking of the mark is an outward reflection of a decision these people have made in their hearts. Taking the mark follows a very natural progression because they have already decided to follow the beast. I want to make this abundantly clear: You cannot be tricked or duped into taking the mark of the beast, you must make a conscious decision to do it. In other words, there are no “gotchas” when it comes to the mark of the beast. No one can pull the wool over your eyes. In order to take this mark your heart and your will must be fully engaged in the process.

Reason 2 – Those Who Worship the Beast Are Not in the Lamb’s Book of Life

“All inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast—all whose names have not been written in the Lamb’s book of life, the Lamb who was slain from the creation of the world” (Revelation 13:8).

May I ask you, is your name written in the Lamb’s book of life? You might be wondering how you can know for sure. Well here is the answer:

“Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God” (John 1:12).

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16).

If you have met the very simple criteria laid out here in Scripture, your name is written in the Lamb’s book of life. If Jesus truly is your Savior, then your name is written in that book. If you truly belong to Christ, there is no way you would ever pledge your allegiance or your worship to anyone else. Aside from that, and probably more importantly, is that if you belong to Christ, he will keep you.

“My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand” (John 10:27-29).

“To him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy—to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen” (Jude 1:24-25).

I implore you today to stop worrying about some mark and start putting your focus on the one who has promised to keep you and present you faultless in his presence. This is where your attention should be. When the truth of Scripture takes hold of your heart, any fear or concern about a mark should go away. Jesus has got you and he will not let you go.

Reason 3 – You Are Probably Not Going to Be Here Anyway

When you study Bible prophecy, the period of time when this issue of the mark of the beast arises is called The Great Tribulation. Many Bible scholars believe that this period will take place after an event called the rapture of the church. If you are not familiar, this is when Christ comes and all who belong to him, whose names are in the Lamb’s book of life, are caught up to be with him thus ushering in this period of time known as The Great Tribulation. Look at these verses:

“For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever” (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17).

Let’s apply some simple reasoning here.

Let’s assume the rapture happens before the tribulation (I believe it does).

We know the mark of the beast is only going to be relevant to those who are in the tribulation (The Bible is clear about this). 

If both of these things are true, then you are not going to be here during this period of time. To make it plain and clear, you have nothing to worry about. The only time in history the mark of the beast becomes relevant is during this tribulation period. Since this period happens after the rapture of the church, it means right now we are not in that period.

By the way, let’s say I am wrong and the rapture happens some time during the tribulation as some believe. Then you can still lean back on the promise of John and Jude that we mentioned earlier. Regardless of what happens, if you are in Christ, you are safe. So stop worrying about the mark of the beast.

Final Thought – Always Fall Back on Truth

Jesus said in John 8:32, you shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free. Many times, the fears, anxieties, and worries we have come because we are not aware of the truth. This applies to the mark of the beast or anything else that can cause you great concern.

Whenever you are faced with something that seems scary or worrisome in nature, please fall back on the truth of God’s word. Let your comfort and your source of information be God’s word and nothing else. If you will do this then even in times where people are running around with great anxiety, you will not be one of them. You will know the truth and that will set you free.

Seven (7) References to ‘BE WATCHING or WATCHFUL.’

Matthew 24:42; Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.

Matthew 25:13; Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.

Mark 13:35; Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning.

Luke 21:36; Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man

Luke 12:37-39; Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them. And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants. And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through.

1 Thessalonians 5:2-4; 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. (Be Watching).

John 13:19 Now I tell you before it come, that, when it is come to pass, ye may believe that I am he.

John 14:29 And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye might believe.

Luke 21:31 So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand.

Mark 13:29 So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass, know that it is nigh, even at the doors.

Luke 21:28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

Revelation 1:1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:

‘Increasing Like Labor Pains.’ ‘Fearful Sights.’ ‘Perilous Times.’ ‘Men’s hearts failing with fear.’ Great Convergence of Signs.’ REDEMPTION IMMINENT.

In His Service,

Night Watchman

Paul Rolland

Night Watchman Ministries

Make Your Decision for Christ NOW!!!!!!! Time is Up!!!!!!!

Jesus Christ’s Offer of Salvation:

The ABCs of Salvation through Jesus Christ (the Lamb)

A. Admit/Acknowledge/Accept that you are sinner. Ask God’s forgiveness and repent of your sins.

. . . “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23).

. . . “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one.” (Romans 3:10).

. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” (1 John 1:8).

B. Believe Jesus is Lord. Believe that Jesus Christ is who He claimed to be; that He was both fully God and fully man and that we are saved through His death, burial, and resurrection. Put your trust in Him as your only hope of salvation. Become a son or daughter of God by receiving Christ.

. . . “That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. (John 3:15-17). For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13).

C. Call upon His name, Confess with your heart and with your lips that Jesus is your Lord and Savior.

. . . “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10:9-10).

. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.” (John 1:8-10).

. . . “And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. (John 2:2).

. . . “In this was manifested the love of god toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.” (1 John 4:9, 14-15).

. . . “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.” (Romans 5:8-10).

. . . “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23).

. . . “Jesus saith unto them, I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6).

. . . “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth.” (Romans 1:16).

. . . “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts: 4:12).

. . . “Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth for there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” (1 Timothy 2:4-6).

. . . “For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Thessalonians 5:9).

. . . “But as many as received him, to them gave the power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.” (John 1:12).

True Church / Bride of Christ Spared from God’s Wrath:

 Romans 5:8-10. “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.”

Romans 12:19. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

1 Thessalonians 1:10. And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.

1 Thessalonians 5:9. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,

Romans 8:35. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

Jeremiah 30:7. Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble, but he shall be saved out of it.

Revelation 3:10 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.

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