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Featured Scared of the mark of the beast

Discussion in 'Eschatology - Endtimes & Prophecy Forum' started by Celticroots, Jul 30, 2020.

  1. Celticroots

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    With everything that's going on, I am scared of the Mark of the Beast. I heard some people actually think the whole wearing masks thing is mark of the beast? I sincerely hope it's not because then I am screwed.

    I am scared that when the Anti Christ comes I won't recognize it and I'll be deceived.I don't want to be. I want to remain faithful to God and not take that mark, no matter if it means being tortured. Or killed.

    If I die, so be it. Because I know the eternal rewards will be greater than anything. Would I be scared at the prospect of dying? I'd be lying if I said I wasn't. I don't know what getting my head chopped off would feel like. (shudders). But I'd rather be in Heaven. And I would pray that God would be with me and help me face death boldly and with courage. I'd also pray that I would have the courage of those that died defying evil people like Hitler.

    Any advice to help me not be worried would be appreciated.
     
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  2. shilohsfoal

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    I used to worry about that.
    If you love studying the word then do it all the more. After you learned what the beast is and exactly who it is that recieves the mark, you won't worry about it anymore.
    If you don't live in Israel, you don't need to worry about it.
     
  3. eleos1954

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    The mark of the beast is NOT anything material ... it is spiritual .... who you worship .... follow the life of Jesus .... walk in His steps .... follow the Lamb in all things.
     
  4. shilohsfoal

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    Why do some people believe it's not anything material? It seems there's disagreement among Christians about what it will be.

    And why would living in Israel affect the mark of the beast or not? (I don't.)
     
  6. Celticroots

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    How can I study the word if there isn't agreement on whether or not the mark of the beast is material or spiritual?
     
  7. Danthemailman

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    Some people think the vaccine for the coronavirus will be the mark of the beast.

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  8. Celticroots

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    Why? That doesn’t make me feel any better.
     
  9. TribulationSigns

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    My advice is to stop listening to vain imaginations of premillennialism/Pre-Tribulation nonsenses and start reading the Bible yourself. It's just this type of confusion that permeates the church and leaves everyone wondering ...where is the truth! All the rampant speculations about the mark today are just that--speculation. On top of their theories of Physical Nations at war with each other, A new Temples being re-built, attacks by Russia or Iraq on Israel, an evil man coming from Europe, a Messiah coming to reign physically on a throne in Middle Eastern Jerusalem, face masking, vaccines, new world order, chips, etc. as the mark of the beast, it's all from the imaginations of men. There are even some people who insisted that the beast is symbolic yet the mark of that beast puts on people is literal?! How is that a consistent hermeneutic in any way whatsoever!

    I assure you that the Scripture does NOT talk about a "physical" mark that everyone is talking about in the news, youtube, etc. They believe that there will be a physical mark on the right hand or forehead in order to buy food, a house, clothing, etc. or face death under the rule of their so-called Antichrist, blah, blah. Rather, God is talking about a SPIRITUAL MARK upon unfaithful people WITHIN His congregation prior to Second Coming to divide His people before His return. He is specific about it.

    Let me explain...

    In the language of Revelation the mark is "symbolizing" they betray Christ and His church, turn away from God and serve the family of Satan. Yes, they were always unsaved and never regenerated, but they also were in some sense sanctified (1st Corinthians 7:14; Hebrews 10:29) by being members of God's household among His Holy Spirit, even though they were unsaved. They were members in the same way as the Scribes and Pharisees were seated in the Old Testament Congregation of Christ and were peripheral believers (Luke 8:13) appointed to rule there, and then fell as the congregation was removed out of its place, "and yet" they were never true believers. Their falling was a sign that marked their end as part of the congregation of God.

    Matthew 23:2
    • "Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat:
    • All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not."
    They were not true believers and yet were seated in the congregation, but like the church, they were deceived, even as a part of God's external covenanted church. Yes, the mark of the beast means they "sold out" to Satan and became his doulos or servant/slave to betray Christ. Likewise, those in the church marked refers to those in God's house who have been "given up" to betray their father's house.

    God is talking about the "particular unsaved" people WITHIN HIS CONGREGATION who fell away from God now serve Satan. Not talking about all unsaved in the world, but these unsaved in the church. For example, this has to 'symbolize" something to "received" in the time of great evil and strong delusion in the church that marks them for destruction. For example, apostasy!

    The context is that all "received" the mark who bowed down to worship this beast that arose, and only these at this time could buy and sell. By the same token, those who didn't apostatize (True Christians) to worship the beast did not "receive" this mark and were "then" not allowed to buy and sell.

    Revelation 13:14-16
    • "And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
    • And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
    • 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:"

    Exactly what to "buy and sell" if one has a mark. They are marked by Satan in order to buy His false doctrines coming out of the false prophets and Christs in the church!

    Again it, not a "symbol" of merely being born in trespass and sin as a slave to Satan like all the unsaved in the world outside the church, but a symbol of something happening to some "particular unsaved" afterward when they are in God's house and succumb to worship the beast. We were all born in trespass and sin, but we all don't receive this mark to buy and sell. Clearly it is "only" those who were deceived. Deceived and fallen away to worship the beast "equals" receive the mark!

    While the professed Christians around us "receive" this mark in order to "buy and sell", which is a symbol of working in the church buying and selling false doctrines. But the True Christians who refuse to buy and sell because they are upheld to refuse to worship the beast or receive his mark or paternal name. By the Spirit of God, the elect refuses to join that family, kinship or generation of evil.

    Matthew 3:7
    • "But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?"
    A family of snakes WITHIN God's congregation who are scribed/marked to not be able to escape the damnation of hell, fallen to serve their father the Devil. The "mark" is a symbol of "particular unsaved people" in the church betraying Christ and joining Satan's family, and becoming a part of those who no longer worship God, but themselves! To have the mark of Satan's family on your right hand means you are doing the will of the devil, or on your forehead, means you have same mind as the Devil by agreed to His doctrines being preached in the church. For example, professed Christians go to Joel Osteen's church. Joel Osteen is obviously a false prophet and lying motivational speaker who sells (preaching) false doctrine of prosperity, feel-good gospel where no judgment is allowed, tolerates homosexuals, etc. You get the picture. So the professed Christians agree (mind) with Joel's doctrines by buying his "Your Best Life Now" type of books, and shares this with your family, friends, etc. This is how they have "received" the mark of the Beast on their forehead (mind) or right hand to do the will of the devil by spreading his false doctrines. And they get offended by true Christians who have refused to support Joel Osteen's doctrine saying he is a false prophet. Professed Christians will get angry and accused the truth Christians for being unloving, unkind, judgemental, insensitive, not politically correct, etc. Sounds familiar?

    Revelation 13:15 KJV
    [15] And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.

    True Christians are conformed to the image (doctrine) of Christ. The Professed Christian conformed to the image (doctrine) of the Beast. And the professed Christians will cause many True Christians to be "killed". Being killed means that the truthful testimony of the True Christians has been silenced as you can see that many Churches are starting to falling away with many false prophets and christs ruling there where the Truthful Testimony is no longer heard in the church. Because of this, God will allow the beast to force everyone who has not yet sealed by God (Revelation 9:1-6) WITHIN the church to receive the mark of the beast as a judgment so they will be prepared to be thrown in the lake of fire when Christ returns.

    Sadly, this is already taking place right now in the church where many professed Christians are looking for a physical fulfillment and physical mark to justify their false doctrines who are unaware that they may already have the dreadful spiritual mark!

    2 Peter 1:10 KJV
    [10] Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:

    All you have to do to make sure your election sure by believe God's Word and you will never fall. No physical mark can change that unless you have not yet sealed by God and believe beast's lies.
     
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  10. TribulationSigns

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    Obviously it is spiritual insanity going on. They do not know what they are talking about!
     
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  11. Tolworth John

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    Check out Jesus's promises that he will loose none of those who are his.
    Also look into just what Jesus gave up, endured and suffered in order to save you.

    If Jesus loves you enough to do all that, has the ability to fulfill all of God's commands and prophercies, then is he able to keep the promise not to loose those who are his?

    May I suggest that you stop following end time forums, you tubes, books etc they are clearly worrying you.
    Accept the only fact we know about the end times.

    Jesus is coming again.

    Ignore everything else and concentrate on living now for him.
     
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  12. shilohsfoal

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    People opinions is not the word of God.
    You asked for peoples opinions and that is what you are receiving here. Many people on this board read the Bible and don't believe what they read.
    So the best thing is to just learn from God's word. Spend Alot of time with it.

    Believe it or not. I've seen people on this board claim they've been resurrected. There's no telling what you might see here.
     
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  13. Nancy2

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    Hi ya all hope you all keeping well.
    If you listen to Joel Richardson and some others, the beast is going to be the revived Ottoman empire, not Roman one. And the mark of the beast could be a badge or bandanna with the symbol of the empire. Just think of the German Reich when Jews had to wear the star of David.
    Listen to Craig C White also
     
  14. TribulationSigns

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    Seriously? Did you really read the Scripture?

    Revelation 13:16-17 KJV
    [16] 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:
    [17] 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.

    A badge or bandanna as the mark of the beast and we have badge and bandanna for centuries! What do you buy and sell with badge or bandanna with anyway? What does God actually talk about buying and selling here?
     
  15. JulieB67

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    I would just suggest you read and study the Word for yourself and let the Holy Spirit guide you with much prayer. We can all give our opinions but you have to study to show yourself approved. Chaper by chapter, rightly diving the word.

    II Timothy 2:15 "Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the world of truth."
     
  16. shilohsfoal

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    OK, I have alittle time to give you a few verses to read concerning who is punished for worshiping the beast and receiving its mark.

    The following verses is a warning of what will happen to those who worship the beast and receive its mark.

    Revelation 14:9 And a third angel followed them, calling out in a loud voice, "If anyone worships the beast and its image, and receives its mark on his forehead or on his hand,
    Revelation 14:10 he too will drink the wine of God's anger, poured undiluted into the cup of His wrath. And he will be tormented in fire and sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and of the Lamb.

    The following verse is who is actually punished for worshiping the beast and receiving its mark.

    Revelation 16:19 The great city was split into three parts, and the cities of the nations collapsed. And God remembered Babylon the great and gave her the cup of the wine of the fury of His wrath.

    And like I said. If your not in Israel, don't worry about the mark of the beast. Just watch what Israel and its neighbors do in the coming years.
     
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  17. Ronit

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    I totally feel you. I've been feeling the same way lately
     
  18. Nancy2

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    You will have to swear allegiance to the beast. If you don't you will be beheaded. So I don't think you will get it accidentally. Also I think it will be in the lands where the Ottoman empire ruled
     
  19. Danthemailman

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    I agree. I certainly don't believe that taking the mark of the beast will be an accident. There will be a sworn allegiance to the beast.
     
  20. Celticroots

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    If not taking the mark means I get beheaded then so be it. I am not risking my soul. But why beheading specifically? And by what means? Axe and block? Guillotine?
     
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