Who are the beasts of Revelation? How does globalism come into play? What is the mark of the beast exactly, and when will the end times tribulation period begin? These are questions that by this stage in history we do have a good idea of what was prophesied. And in knowing, you will be able to avoid the condemnation that follows all those who receive the mark.
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.
18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.
There are two beasts in Revelation. The first beast comes out of the sea and represents a composite of the three beasts that come out of the sea in Daniel’s prophesy. The leopard (Greece), the lion (Babylon), and the bear (Medo-Persian empire).
4 The first was like a lion, and had eagle’s wings: I beheld till the wings thereof were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth, and made stand upon the feet as a man, and a man’s heart was given to it.
5 And behold another beast, a second, like to a bear, and it raised up itself on one side, and it had three ribs in the mouth of it between the teeth of it: and they said thus unto it, Arise, devour much flesh.
6 After this I beheld, and lo another, like a leopard, which had upon the back of it four wings of a fowl; the beast had also four heads; and dominion was given to it.
7 After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns
The fourth beast of Daniel is the Roman empire, represented by iron teeth. It had ten horns, which represent ten kingdoms ruled by Rome. The Roman empire did not fall, it simply changed into the Papacy (the office of the Pope). The position of the Pope is the same as that of Caesar; but instead of ruling overtly (although he did for over 1,000 years), the Pope rules covertly.
For over a thousand years the Pope was the most powerful political force and was directly responsible for the rise and fall of kings. The papacy fell for a time when the Pope was imprisoned in 1798, but it rose again 130 years later when the Vatican was re-established in 1929. Today, the Papacy rules covertly, and is still influential in the rise and fall of kings, as a personal political advisor to world rulers.
The first beast therefore represents the globalist system: the revival of globalism once again.
11 And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.
12 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.
13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.
The first beast has seven heads and ten horns. The seven heads represent world leaders, but not seven that we have today, as at least 5 are fallen. The ten horns represent world leaders without countries. Globalists.
Satan has seven heads and ten horns, which is metaphorical: it is these earthly kings and rulers who serve Satan and through whom Satan deceives the whole world. They have “one mind”, and receive power from the beast. Globalism.
2. The second beast is the False Prophet. The false prophet will cause all to worship the first beast (globalism).
12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,
14 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.
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.
This second beast will seem innocent (like a lamb), but be wicked and powerful. He has two horns – horns represent kings, and this man has two of them. It is a king and religious leader like the Pope. The Pope is the only position in the world which is both the highest religious leader and the head of state. The Pope is the head of the Catholic Church as well as the head of the political state (country) known as the Vatican. The Vatican is the only religious state member of the United Nations.
The deadly wound which was healed is not literal. This is referring to the first beast, which is not a man, but rather a representation of the globalist system. Globalism failed in past millennia, but now it has been revived and is more powerful than ever.
The number of the second beast is the same as the number of a man. His number is 666. Who this is specifically has been debated for 2,000 years, but it is the number of a man, it is a person, but it may be a position. It is likely the papacy. Every Pope represents the second beast. The Pope is the False Prophet, which is the second beast.
The Mark of the Beast
Many fear the day that comes when people will be forced to receive the mark of the beast in order to buy and sell. But is this the case? Not quite. The mark of the beast is not what is to be feared, but rather what comes before the mark, which the mark represents.
The mark could be physical, like a vaccine passport or a an implanted microchip; or it could be ideological – acceptance of the world’s order and rejection of God. If you are not for God, you are against God. You cannot be for God and accept the globalist way, which supports and accepts abortion, homosexuality, transgender, materialism, idolatry, and genetic alteration through injection of the mRNA covid “vaccine”.
Putting a microchip under your skin does not by itself cause you to go to hell. But if you get it, it means you would have already done the thing that will send you to hell, which is why you were able to receive the mark. Those who receive the mark are already declared a child of Satan. Even the very act of accepting it is choosing the world and rejecting God.
Another point is that the “mark” will be “in” their hands or foreheads, not “on” it. It won’t be a tattoo. Could it be your smartphone in your hand? Or could it be an implantable microchip? In any case, the declaration will be that you must have the mark in order to buy and sell. Sounds a lot like the vaccine passports.
Not only those who have the mark of the beast, but also those without the mark of the beast will still be able to buy and sell, as long as they have:
1. The mark,
2. The name of the beast, or
3. The number of his name (666).
So there will be many without the expicit mark in their hand or forehead who will still be “marked” with the name of the beast name or the number of his name.
It is not the mark of the beast itself we must fear receiving, but rather what the mark of the beast symbolizes, because those who have it will be the same as those who do not have the mark itself, but have the name or the number of his name. If we receive the mark, we reject God. There is no way to receive the mark and also be a Christian.
We will not get the mark unless we have already done the thing that would send us to hell. If we do not do that thing, then we will not get the mark. The mark is a privilege extended only to those who proved themselves worthly to receive the mark of the beast. And they will all go to hell, not because of the mark itself, but because of what the mark represents. They condemn themselves.
The mark of the beast is the proof of the “marked”
The mark of the beast is not an end in itself, it is representative of something. It is likely the some thing that changes humanity irreversibly and causes them to become part of the globalist system. Could this be the genetic modification, the gene therapy that they are calling the “covid vaccine”? That will change most of humanity into a new creature that is irreversibly corrupted by Satan.
So, it is very possible that the experimental gene therapy “vaccine” will be the true thing that marks people for Satan, so that they are eligible to receive the mark of the beast, and so they have the name of the beast or the number of his name.
The mark of the beast is symbolic of something else, showing that you serve the beast. It is not the mark of the beast that sends you to hell, it is the thing that the mark represents which sends you to hell. If you get the mark, it means you have gotten or done the thing that proves you serve Satan and not God. And much of the world will be deceived and not realize what they have done until it is too late.
While we cannot be absolutely certain what this thing is, it is very possible that genetic modification of the body to alter the human’s DNA will make them not human. Only humans can be saved.
The great merchants who deceive the world by pharmakeia
By the sorceries of the “great merchants”, all nations were deceived. What are these sorceries? And who are these merchants?
The sorceries are not the magic shown on television in shows like Harry Potter. The word translated “sorceries” is “pharmakeia”, which really is closest to “drugs”, as in, “pharmacy”, “pharmaceutical drugs”.
So by pharmaceutical drugs, all the nations of the world were deceived.
And who are the great merchants of the end times?
In the above verses, the word translated “sorcery” is “pharmakeia”.
The original word translated as “dog” is “κύνες”.
According to Expositor’s Greek Testament, “only the dog has no citizenship in the nomad life”, and “Here κύνες are not merely impure pagans, but the impudently impure, possibly in the special and darker sense of “sodomites”“
From this, we have a list of the qualifications of these merchants which deceive the whole world with their pharmaceutical drugs that qualifies those to receive the mark of the beast:
- great merchants of the Earth (known for being good with money)
- deceived the whole world with their pharmaceutical drugs
- dogs (possibly a nomadic peoples, and/or sodomites)
- whoremongers / sexually immoral (e.g. lgbt, transgender, casual sex)
- murderers (e.g. abortion, vaxx, communism)
- thefts (e.g. usury/high interest loans, “taxes”)
- idolaters (worship/serve other gods)
Let those with wisdom consider the name of the people who meet these qualifications, who have been explicitly named more than once in Relevation. These people claim to be one people but they are a different people, pretenders, frauds. And they do all of the above, and are known as the great merchants of the world.
The end times tribulations
The end times are truly here already. We don’t know for sure how long the end times will last – a year, a decade, a century, or more. But we do know that the same globalism, from Babylon, to Medo-Persia, to Greece, to the Roman Empire, to the Papacy (the office of the Pope), to today’s globalism, are all playing out Biblical prophesy. And we know that we are in the final stage.
The Mark of the Beast may be already here, but it isn’t the mark necessarily you should fear – you should never get the mark, but the mark represents those who have chosen to be enemies of God. It is possibly the gene therapy vaccine, and possibly the choice to side with the world and against God. And the mark is likely already here, and many have already received it. We are that far into Biblical prophesy.
And the great merchants of the world deceive all the nations by their pharmakeia and lies. Media propaganda, globalism, “vaccine” mandates, experimental gene therapy, and corrupt medicine, science, and education. If you have wisdom, you know who these great merchants are. Serve and worship God, not the puppets or the puppetmasters of this world.
Seek the kingdom of God, not the kingdoms of this world. Reject the great merchants, those wicked kabbalists, those frauds and pretenders; reject them and serve God with all your heart. Reject their words and their lies and their teachings and their message. Reject their way of life and their evil ways. Serve God and do His will.
If you are waiting for the rapture, you are waiting in vain. The people of God will not disappear before the end times, before the “tribulation” period. No, the tribulation is already here, and we are living in it. You will have to choose which side you will serve – either choose the world run by Satan (and perish in eternal hell), or choose God, even unto death in this life (but life eternal).
Choose you this day whom you will serve. And serve God with all your heart. Do not give into wickedness, and pray for strength and wisdom to overcome your own self.
The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; that they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.
Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded.
In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity, sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.
Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not answering again;
Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
For the people of God are revealed by their works, and will be judged in the end by what they have done.