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On the Mark, Get Set…

There is growing angst, it seems, about the COVID-19 vaccine and whether we should take it once it’s available. This isn’t to advise on whether to take it or not. That’s up to each individual. But I will say that so far as worrying about it being the equivalent of taking the mark of the Beast—as prophesied in Revelation 13:16–18—there is no need to worry. Taking the vaccine won’t mean you’ve taken he Antichrist’s dreaded mark of “666.”

Maybe it’s unnecessary for me to say why there’s no need to worry in this regard. But some might not know. Most who read these commentaries are savvy about the fact that the Antichrist marks-and-numbering system for buying and selling won’t be foisted upon the Beast’s victims as long as all born-again believers are still on the planet. The Rapture must occur before that “man of sin” can make his appearance, according to 2 Thessalonians chapter 2.

Whether the would-be world controllers—like, in my opinion, Bill Gates—wants to slip some sort of a tracking chip into the vaccine that’s eventually produced, I have no conjecture to make. I will say that I doubt very much that these wannabees will be able to do so at this time. Will I take the vaccine? I really can’t say at this point.

I take an annual flu shot. That doesn’t prevent one from getting flu; it only lessens the effects if one does get it, as I understand.

So, as I say, this commentary isn’t about whether to take a vaccine. It is, however, to look at that coming Antichrist mark to some extent, in consideration of technologies being developed during these strange days.

Certainly, like all other things we see developing that smack of end-times prophecy about to be fulfilled, the marks-and-numbering system is in the stage-setting mode.

In geopolitics, we see developing enragement that is bursting at the seams to bring in a global order. In religion, we are seeing a coming together of religious thought and a merging with that geopolitics. This movement seems to be more and more influenced by and even led by the Vatican and this apostate pope. In culture and society, the world, and especially our own nation, has reached the point of rebellious rage. God has been all but eliminated from our educational system and even churches have closed their doors en masse to submit to governmental edicts spawned from the coronavirus threat.

It’s no wonder, then, that in science, technologies are developing that presage the coming Antichrist regime.

Satellite tracking systems have existed for some time. GPS and other technologies are an everyday reality. Transponders of varying sorts can be chipped into people, pets, and possessions. And the technology that will one day allow the Beast regime of Antichrist to cause all to receive a mark on their hand or forehead is progressing rapidly. So get set: That feared mark instrumentality is just around the corner.

The following news excerpt might shed some light on how near might be the actual technology for implementing the Revelation 13 prophecy about the 666 mark.

Oct. 12 (UPI) — Engineers have developed a way to print biometric sensors onto skin, like a non-permanent tattoo, without the use of heat.

In addition to being more comfortable and less intrusive than today’s wearable devices, the technology — described Monday in the journal ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces — can also collect more precise biometric measurements.

“In this article, we report a simple yet universally applicable fabrication technique with the use of a novel sintering aid layer to enable direct printing for on-body sensors,” first author Ling Zhang, researcher in the Harbin Institute of Technology in China, said in a news release…

Because the sintering process, the bonding of metallic components to the sensor, required temperatures of 572 degrees Fahrenheit, the fabrication wasn’t suitable for human skin…

Researchers were first able to lower the sintering temperature to 212 degrees Fahrenheit by adding a new nanoparticle to the silver components — creating what scientists called a sintering aid layer…

“That can be used to print sensors on clothing and paper, which is useful, but it’s still higher than we can stand at skin temperature,” Cheng said. “We changed the formula of the aid layer, changed the printing material and found that we could sinter at room temperature.”…

In tests, scientists used their new wearable sensor to measure temperature, humidity, blood oxygen levels and heart rhythms…

In a follow-up study, scientists plan to print sensors designed to track symptoms and vital signs associated with COVID-19. (“Wearable Tattoo: Scientists Print Sensors Directly onto Skin Without Heat,” Brooks Hays, https://www.upi.com/Science_News/2020/10/12/Wearable-tattoo-Scientists-print. My thanks to my friend Chris Mangan for the article.)

Today, government has almost boundless capability when it comes to keeping track of us. Electronic wiretapping devices and cameras trained on traffic and on most every corner keep watch. Cameras on every building trace our every movement. From biometrics to radio-frequency identification cards, satellites, and Internet surveillance, we are under watch 24/7. This still will not be enough to control on the scale Antichrist will demand.

Personal tattoos with electronic tracking and controlling properties will doubtless be the next generation of technology dedicated to tracing humanity.

If you know Jesus Christ for salvation, you won’t have to worry with any of it during the time when Antichrist unleashes his horrendous regime. Believers in Christ will be removed in the Rapture in advance of that worst time in human history. (Read Revelation 3:10).

Here’s how to avoid having to endure taking the mark of the Beast during the coming Tribulation:

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)    


  1. Carol Cole says:

    Hello Terry !

    Great article today. In thinking about that vaccine…….my worry is Not that it is the Mark of the Beast, but that I worry about Bill Gates and his spewing forth that there are too many people on the planet, and how it would be nice to cut that down to a smaller number.

    Granted, believers would end UP in heaven if the vaccine was deadly, BUT I’m not sure if that means within one minute after taking it OR being put through days, weeks, or months of suffering FIRST. So, that is the reason that I won’t take it.

    Nor will I take a flu shot ! If Bill Gates is turned loose to do as he wishes, he can just as easily kill or make us suffer before dying……with the flu shot.

    God bless you, my brother !

    Carol Cole Atlanta

    Sent from my iPad


    • Ed Wood says:

      Just to let you know, I get a flu shot every year and got one back in September of this year. So far, I’m still here. Just thought you should know. As for a Covid shot, I’m of the mind to just wait and see. I figure if Bill Gates or anyone else wants to take me out, they won’t succeed unless God figures my time is up down here anyway.

      Now I’m not looking to hasten my demise, but my own opinion is that all of us believers are short-timers anyway and that moving day is soon coming and to an infinitely better existence.

  2. Ed Wood says:

    This is a very timely and reassuring article. Thanks for that, Terry. Many of the naysayers who scoff that these are the end times point out all the times in history when people thought their own turbulent times were the last days and were obviously wrong.

    The big difference now is that:

    A – Israel exists as a nation again.

    B – Our technology has made the Antichrist’s 666 system possible for the first time in human history.

    Only now in the Twenty-first Century have these and all the rest of the elements existed to make a literal fulfilling of many Bible prophecies possible.

    Won’t be long now until the remaining ones come to pass.

    • Thoughtwrie says:

      I have always thought that for those of other generations thinking that their turbulent times were a sign of the last days was God’s way of keeping those Christians on their toes concerning their walk with God.

  3. ChristineInCleveland says:

    No way will take a Covid vaccine. Would not trust it as safe. Even the flu shots I’ve taken on 2 separate occasions made me deathly ill within 2 weeks of taking it. Got severe pneumonia & had to go to hospital each time. In my early 60’s now & don’t even see me surviving if I got that Covid vaccine… Making sure I eat healthy & drink plenty of pure cranberry & grape juice, has been doing great at keeping the engine running great.

  4. Thoughtwrite says:

    Not that God employs trickery. But used as a form of reasoning and warning.

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