Covid, The Mark of the Beast and the End Times from a Church Elder
September 24, 2020 5:02 PM
Since the COVID lockdown happened, we’ve had the opportunity to spend more time with the Lord. Have we done that? I know the answer to that. Here’s how I know: Here’s a little exercise for you. Extend both hands out, palms up. Now envision a Bible in your right hand and your “smart” phone in your left hand. Which communication device are you serving and worshiping more? Your smart phone tracks how many hours you’re using it. Are your hours going up or going down? God doesn’t need an app for that to know how much time you’re spending with Him and in the Word. He knows your heart and right now He’s extremely disappointed. I’ve been disappointed because while we’ve been blessed to still attend church and have an online content, it seems that people are getting more personalized in telling me how they think church should be. This is church, not starbucks! If you want your church to be a double short, low fat, no foam latte, starbucks can take care of that. Do you want a blanket, popcorn and a recliner with that? Church is about worshiping God, truly repenting of our sins, and thanking Jesus for His finished work on the cross. Right now, our idea of repentance is reading what we see on the projection slides. If the slide doesn’t get advanced in time, we have no idea what to say. We’re comfortable reading the words but our hearts are far away.
Sin does not enter heaven and Jesus is coming for a pure, spotless bride. That means that continued repentance is needed. Repentance means to think differently. It means turning away from your sin and not consciously doing the same sin again. It’s a U-turn. If you ask for forgiveness and then willfully keep doing the same sin again, you haven’t repented! In the book of Revelation alone, repent is mentioned 10 times. Consider it symbolic of the 10 commandments. Living in holiness and righteousness means not sinning. It’s living the commandments because they’re not burdensome. You achieve this by walking in spirit, not in the flesh. Living in the flesh is death; living in the spirit is life. We will continue to sin because we’re human. But it’s the willful continuation of that same sin that needs to stop because we’re not asking God to help us be cleansed of our unrighteousness.
My heart aches because people are not paying attention to the signs! Remember, the book of Revelation is about the revealing of Jesus and His coming on the clouds and later on His white horse. But it also be the revealing of the final anti christ who will bring the greatest deceptions of all time. We know that Jesus has already won the victory. But we have to love the Lord our God with all our soul, strength and mind, and also love our neighbors as ourselves. Loving our neighbors as ourselves means wishing none would perish. Does it look like the world is doing that right now? It’s a spiritual war we’re in and it looks like satan is winning. Right now, the way we’re living is like Paul describes in Romans 8:
We are sheep led to the slaughter all day long.
Look at the deception of our world leaders. Everyone says it’s the other person that’s lying, but that’s because they’re all serving the father of lies, their master. He’s the prince of the power of the air: the air waves, the media spreading lies at every turn. Where is the only place that truth can be found? It’s only from the Word of God and hearing from His Holy Spirit. We’re born in His image and life is in the blood; it’s the DNA that He’s given us. Satan is trying to take that away through the upcoming vaccine and then the mark of the beast. These change your DNA so that you are no longer God’s creation. We only have one life to live. Yet the enemy wants you to think that there is no heaven and hell. Here are some of his lies:
– If you get it wrong, don’t worry, you will be reincarnated and can come back and get it right next time.
– He whispers to take your own life because it’s your only chance to get away from the evil.
– There’s nothing to worry about, you’re once saved always saved. So you can sin all you want. Live your best life now!
Simply being a good person and having a good heart does not get you into heaven. These are all lies!!! There is only one God, who sent His son Jesus Christ to defeat sin and death on the cross. Jesus is the way, the truth and the life, the only way to the Father. The finished work of Jesus on the cross saved us all. But we still have to pick up our cross and follow Him. Don’t give the excuse that not everyone has had the chance to know Jesus as their savior and as long as people are good, they’re fine. Romans 1 tells us, “20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and [g]Godhead, so that they are without excuse, 21 because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like [h]corruptible man—and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.” Do you get it? We are without excuse! This is why we’re told in Matthew 12 that blaspheming the Holy Spirit is the unpardonable sin. The Holy Spirit has impressed on each one of us who God and our Savior in the flesh Jesus is. They are the Holy Trinity; three in one. Denying what the Holy Spirit has impressed upon each one us is accepting satan as your master instead of the one true God.
We are very close to the time where the gospel will be preached to the whole world and then the end will come. It’s much closer than you think. One of satan’s best moves has been entering the churches and watering down the Word. All the religions have been created to separate people from the love of Christ. The original church in the book of Acts was not religion; it was a Holy Spirit outpouring for those who wanted Jesus Christ to be their Lord and Savior and they repented of their sinful ways. This will happen again very soon. Like Revelation 7 tells us, there was a great multitude in heaven from all nations, every tribe, peoples, and tongues. That’s because it’s not about religion: it’s about giving your heart to Jesus and serving Him.
We’re forewarned in scripture that there will be a famine in the land for the Word of God. Do you have His Word on your heart? Because there will be a time coming shortly that everything will change, and people will be searching for the Word of God because they’re smart phones and their technology will be taken away. The few churches that still preach the true Word of God will be persecuted like never before. So people won’t know where to look for Him because they won’t know how to hear from the Holy Spirit and they either won’t have a Bible, or won’t know where to find their copy hiding in storage.
Satan has his greatest deceptions of all time ready to go because we’re in the end times and his time is short. Matthew 24 warns of there being many false christs and we’re going to see that very soon. His deception will be so great that even the elect could be deceived. That’s why it’s so important to have the Word of God on your heart and know how to hear the Holy Spirit. Just remember that when Jesus returns in the clouds, EVERYONE will see Him.
Are you ready to choose life? Which life will you choose? Life eternal in heaven with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ? Or life eternal in hell with the evil one by trying to keep your physical life? On the surface, this question seems easy to answer. But are you really ready? This proposed vaccine that they’re saying will be the only thing to bring back normalcy is a lie. This was the calm before the storm. There is no turning back because they are making way for the beast system. Again, I’d encourage you to do your own research. But back in 2005, there was a conference on a proposed vaccine they called “Fun Vax” which they felt would attack the “God gene”. They found that when people worshiped or read the Word, a certain part of the brain was active. This Fun Vax (short for Fundamentalist vaccine) was something they felt they could give to religious fundamentalists/radicals that would stop their terrorist behavior. It was their subtle way of explaining how they plan on removing people’s ability to worship God. If you want proof of that, just do a search on neurological issues from the COVID vaccine. One of the leading companies in the “race for the vaccine” is Moderna. The name stands for Modified RNA because it alters your RNA. Bill Gates and Dr. Fauci are part of this company and are heavily invested. So of course they’re going to say that the only way to get normalcy will be the vaccine. Do you know one of the main components of this vaccine? It’s called luciferase. Yes, luciferase. It’s an enzyme that imitates the enzyme that the fire fly has that allows them to emit light. Between luciferase and the hydrogel that DARPA has made, this injection will basically turn your body (your temple), online. They will be able to track heart rates, respiration, whether you’ve had the vaccine or not, etc. No app will be needed for that. Bill Gates (who remember was a computer guy, not doctor), has been on record saying that if they do a good job with vaccines, they could help control and reduce the population by 10-15%. Aren’t vaccines supposed to save lives? Life is in the blood and it was the atoning blood of Jesus that saves us. But if we have our DNA altered, we are no longer God’s creation and can no longer be saved. Revelation 14 is very clear about that. While this vaccine isn’t the mark of the beast (mark in the right hand or forehead to buy or sell), it’s the precursor and goes hand in hand with the mark of the beast that will soon follow.
The mark of the beast will be the ultimate choice of choosing which master you serve. For those who save their life (physical life) will lose it (eternal life). Those who lose their life (physical life) for His sake will find it (eternal life). Remember, God has given us free will to choose who we will serve. This is satan’s last chance to remove God’s creation of male and female made in His image. Satan tried unsuccessfully before, but he almost succeeded. There were only 8 who made it on the ark. This will be satan’s last and final failure. But if you don’t have the Word of God on your heart, you’re in great danger of being deceived. There is so much deception right now because satan knows his time is short. Are you ready for the hammer of God as He brings forth His judgments as they fall like dominoes? This needs to be done to wake people into repentance. It’s the refiner’s fire to purge all that’s not of him. Judgment is not wrath because we are not appointed to wrath. Are you ready to see God’s mercy take some people home who wouldn’t be able to handle what’s about to come to earth? Many are deceived thinking this isn’t happening in our lifetime. Or other false doctrines believe they will be raptured away before anything bad happens. These are some of the people who will need more refining because they haven’t heeded the warning signs and don’t have their spiritual and physical houses in order.
When they make the vaccine mandatory what will you choose? When they show some celebrity or political figure rolling up their sleeve to take the COVID vaccine, don’t believe them. They’ve already chosen to take the mark to become satan’s image. Don’t be like Lot’s wife and look back because we are never going back to normal. Looking back means you’re turning away from Jesus. The only way to the Father is through Jesus. Keep your eyes on Him. God knows the end from the beginning and is about to do something greater than we can ever imagine to defeat satan’s plans once and for all. Do you want to be part of that? I do. Time is extremely short, but there is still a small window of time. Don’t try to time that because we don’t know when we will draw our last breath. Satan has worn out so many sheep saying that they’re not good enough to be forgiven. None of us are good enough! Thanks be to God that He sent His only son to be the atonement for all sins. It is finished! Jesus has won the victory! Hallelujah! It’s time to help bring in the great harvest of souls. Wake up those dry bones. Arise and shine! It’s time to be the light we were called to be. May the peace of God which passes all understanding, guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.