Of late two videos on the End Times have made their way to our platform in which the authors emphatically stated that the antiChrist and his image must be visible from the midpoint of the 70th week of Daniel for the Mark Of The Beast to be implemented. Is this view biblically valid? It is this point that I would like to address in this post.
There are videos on the social media where some important personalities or government officials are purported to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. But on close examination, it is doubtful whether they received anything at all. The global elites are already humanoid without the vaccine. What they want to avoid is dying from the vaccine. 666 is the number of man. It is humanism. In Hebrew numerology and gematria, 7 is the number of divinity, and 6 is the number of man. Humanism is man doing his thing independent of God. This is already going on right now, to hybridize men and make them unrapturable. Gene enhancement is taking place in all fields of human endeavors; military, police, education, sports, technology etc. Become a cyborg and you will never be raptured. The mark of the Beast is here already. Some cyborgs are already dead and have gone to Hell. Every minute 106 die all over the world. Some cyborgs have already died. One said on BBC, “I don’t feel am human anymore; am a cyborg.” Can he be saved since he is humanoid? You see, 666 is here already. Not everyone will accept it. So, at the midpoint of the the 70th week of Daniel, the antiMessiah will be unveiled as a dead 💀 man come back to life. He will make it universal, mandatory and trans-national by legislation and the false prophet, his enforcer, will enforce it. That is why it is written,
“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. 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.”(Rev.13:16-18).
Some translations read, “he forces all or he compels all…..”(Rev.13:16). Why is he using force, the mechinery of government? Because advertising, persuasions, incentives, cajoling, and threats have failed. Was that the first time it was introduced? No. It has been there before he signed the covenant of apostasy at the commencement of the 70th week of Daniel. If one lacks this understanding, one would lead oneself and others into taking the mark of the Beast before the midpoint of the 70th week of Daniel claiming it is not the mark until the midpoint of the 70th week of Daniel and the antiChrist sits on the throne of God in the rebuilt Third Jewish Temple on Mount Moriah in Jerusalem. Will a real Temple be built or a makeshift structure? The Bible does not specifically state either. It does not matter.
We must understand that as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be in the day when the Son Of Man is revealed(Luk.17:26-30). There was an attempt to hybridize humanity, and it covered hundreds of years. Noe preached for 120 years without the benefit of a single convert except the immediate members of his family.
The antiChrist’s decree at the midpoint of the 70th week of Daniel is the last straw that will break the camel’s back. It is the last satanic act to get all humanity to worship the Beast and the Dragon, and to kill all those who refuse the mark of the Beast, in order that no one may be eligible to Rapture or entry into the Millennium and thereby defeat God.
“And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?”(Rev.13:4 KJV.
This is satanic and cannot be allowed to stand. That’s why God will cut short the Great Tribulation for the elect’s sake who despite severe persecution refuse the mark of the beast(Matt.24:22).
The Great Tribulation will be just about a year in duration before it will be terminated by God with the breaking of the sixth seal which is associated with cosmic and celestial disturbances. When this occurs, the antiChrist and his acolytes are in disarray. They are frightened out of their wits. They scurry to rocks and mountains to seek nonexistent refuge.
“And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?”(Rev.6:15-17).
Will the mark of the beast be then introduced and implemented for just about a year? No. Ask them if they know that. Satan is wiser than that. It is here with us now, and some are wearing it now, and others who wore it have died and gone to Hell. When they want you to wear nanonots in the brain in order to entice you to become a Mozart or a Beethoven, that is the mark of the Beast. When they want you to undergo gene enhancement to be a super athlete, that is the mark of the Beast. All major militaries of the world are producing super soldiers and super policemen ; that is the mark of the beast. When your children want to change their sexes or to identify as nonidentified and the government takes them away from their parents to undergo sex exchange operative procedures, that is the mark of the beast. When student wear microchips or nanobots in the brain for academic excellence and superhuman intelligence, that is the mark of the beast. Anything that alters the human gene or genome to make us unacceptable to and independent of God is the number of man. When ISIS and Hizbollah fighters take Captagon which gives them superhuman energy to go for days without sleep, kill without remorse of conscience, that is the mark of the bead. One’s genome can be altered by simple injection or tweaking of the DNA . When men are socially engineered to become stolls and robots, that is the mark of the beast. With prolonged use of alcohol and recreational drugs, application of terror and torture, the gene can be altered and passed on to future generations.
“Little children, it is the last hour: and as ye heard that antichrist cometh, even now have there arisen many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last hour.”(1 John 2:18 ASV).
What shall we do with this verse of the scripture? Deny it exists till the midpoint of the 70th week of Daniel. Those who teach that the mark of the beast is not valid and cannot be implemented till the midpoint of the 70th week of Daniel when the antiChrist is unveiled do not quote or refer to this verse of the Scripture. They are playing mind games. Whatever will make anyone deny Jesus in these last days is antiChrist and portends the mark of beast.
“Who is the liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, even he that denieth the Father and the Son.”(1 John 2:22 ASV).
“and every spirit that confesseth not Jesus is not of God: and this is the spirit of the antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it cometh; and now it is in the world already.”(1 John 4:3 ASV).
“For many deceivers are gone forth into the world, even they that confess not that Jesus Christ cometh in the flesh. This is the deceiver and the antichrist.”(2 John 1:7 ASV).
To understand these scriptures and put them into proper perspectives in the end times, we must understand that the antichrist is not just a person, but also an ideology, a spirit, a movement – political, religious, philosophical, commercial, scientific, technological etc. They begin way before the 70th week of Daniel. We are in the midst of them now. Those who teach that the mark of the Beast is only effective from the midpoint of the 70th week of Daniel do not refer to these scriptures. They only run with Rev.13:16,17 and perhaps Rev.14:9-14. If one teaches on love or marriage, one does not run with one verse of the scriptures to the neglect of other ones germane to the topic. To build the big and perfect picture, one must bring all the relevant scriptures together. Why do they neglect these important principles that scripture interpretes scripture, scripture must compared with scripture, and that there should be no antinomies(contradictions) on such an important issue as the mark of the beast which borders on eternity and its origin is Gen.3:15; Gen.6 which form the foundation of eschatology? Jesus warned us that there will be a repeat of these conditions in the last days. Some of them don’t know the five cardinal principles of biblical hermeneutics because they were never trained in good Bible Schools or are just downright dishonest. To limit it to just a period of about a year is absurd and biblically unfounded and unsubstantiated and unsupported.
Let no one deceive you by any means(Matt.24:4). He that has ears to hear with, let him hear(Rev.2:17,29).
Let me add a little piece to clarify my point. One other principle of biblical hermeneutics is immediate and wider context. When you examine the immediate context of Rev.13:16,17, you conclude that the mark of the beast is only effective from the midpoint of the 70th week of Daniel when the antiChrist makes it universal and mandatory by legislation and the false prophet enforces it. But when you examine the wider context, immediately, there is a contradiction. But remember that one of the cardinal principles of biblical hermeneutics is that there should be not apparent contradictions. So, a common denominator must be found that resolves the contradiction. What is the common denominator in this case? The mark of the beast. It must be in the immediate and wider context. So, the mark of the beast must be in use before the midpoint of the 70th week of Daniel when the antiChrist makes his debut at the rebuilt Third Jewish Temple on Mount Moriah in Jerusalem. Do you see how it works? We do not pluck it from the air. It is not private interpretation. It is based on the scriptures.
There is another principle of hermeneutics that will help you understand what am talking about. It is what is called near and far view of prophecy. If the antichrist is present in the 70th of Daniel, he must be present now. The scriptures we have examined attest to that. If the mark of the beast is present from the midpoint of the 70th week of Daniel, it must be present now. For if the antiChrist is present now, his mark must be present now. That is why I say, if you are hybridized now, you have the mark of the beast. It may be subtle, but it is present now inasmuch as the antichrist is present now.
The forceful implementation of the mark of the beast will be for a brief period of the second half of the 70th week of Daniel – seals four and five – the Great Tribulation and the martyrs under the Golden Altar of incense in the Holy Place in the Temple Of in the Heaven of heavens. The second half of the 70th week of Daniel is divided into two unequal parts: the Great Tribulation and The Day Of The Lord. The Great Tribulation covers the fourth and fifth seals. The sixth seal is the cosmic and celestial disturbances that terminate the Great Tribulation. It is the sign of the end of the ages. There is a brief interlude between the end of the sixth seal and the breaking of the seventh seal. In this interlude, the Shekhinah, the dwelling, the visible presence of the God of Israel appears in the Heavens. This is the sign of His Coming. There is only one sign though; two sides of the same coin. The darkening of the Sun, Moon, and Stars will throw the Earth into utter darkness and extreme cold temperatures. The Earth will be dark and frigid. Fortunately, this will be a temporary phenomenon. The appearance of the Coming of the Son Of Man will dispel the darkness and the cold precipitated by the cosmic and celestial disturbances.
The sign of His Coming and of the end of ages sends warning signal to the unrighteous and wicked earth-dwellers that God is about to punish them for their evils. That is why they scurry for cover under the rocks and the mountains invoking these to fall upon them and hide from the impending wrath of God which is about to begin(Rev.6:1-17).
But the saints are not appointed to God’s wrath which is about to begin(1 Thess.1:10,5:9). When the seventh seal is broken, the wrath of God begins(Rev.8:1,2). Ergo, the 144,000 from the twelve tribes of Israel must be sealed for protection from the wrath of God(Rev.7:1-8). They are not evacuated from Earth which is the scene of God’s wrath. On the other hand, the saints must be evacuated from the Earth in this brief interlude before the breaking of the seventh seal. The day the saints are evacuated from the Earth, the scene of God’s wrath, the seventh seal is broken and the wrath of God in the day of the Lord begins.
The wrath of God consists of the trumpet and the bowls. The first six trumpets occur within the second half of the 70th week of Daniel. So, what then is the length of the Great Tribulation?
The allotted time to the antiChrist to reign is 42 months, from the midpoint of the 70th week to the death of the two witnesses which marks the end of the second half of the 70th week of Daniel(Rev.13:5; 11:3,7). The death of the two witnesses marks the terminus-ad-quem(end) of the 70th week. However the persecution by the antiChrist which is the Great Tribulation does not last for the whole of the 42 months. It is cut short, amputated in order to keep some saints alive for the Rapture(Matt.24:22), and also keep some unbranded unbelievers alive to repopulate the Earth in the Millennium. If it’s allowed to last for the whole of the 42 months allotted to the antiChrist, no unbranded person will survive, both believers, Jews and Gentiles. Remember Google has mapped out the whole Earth. With the economic boycott of the unbranded and the relentless search to ferret them out from hiding by use of demonized robots, drones, etc, it will be virtually impossible to keep any one of them alive if the Great Tribulation were to be allowed to run for the 42 months allotted to the antiChrist to reign.
The fifth trumpet lasts 5 months(Rev.9:10). Of all the events in the second of the 70th week of Daniel, it is the only one with known duration. The bowl judgments last for 23/24 days beginning from day 6/7 of the 30-day reclamation period of the kingdom following the blowing of the 7th trumpet which characteristically opens into the seven bowls(Rev.11:15). On the 3rd day of the 30-day reclamation period of the kingdom, the mystery of God is finished as the remnant of Israel are saved, thusly completing the spiritual kingdom of God(Rev.10:7). On the 4th day, the two witnesses resurrect. On the 5th day, the 7th trumpet is blown and God Almighty reclaims His rule over the Earth(Rev.11:15).
On the 6th or 7th day of the 30-day Reclamation Period of the kingdom, the seventh trumpet which opens into the seven bowls is blown, and God Almighty reclaims His rule over the Earth. The last and 7th bowl judgment ends at Armageddon on the last day of the 30-day reclamation period of the kingdom. At this point, God Almighty reclaims Physical possession of the Earth. The extra 45 days is for the restoration of the Earth devastated by wars, pestilences and earthquakes of the 2nd, 3rd and 6th seals and by the wrath of God(7 trumpets and 7 bowls) before the millennial reign of Christ begins. It is really not part of the equation of the wrath of God. So blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the one thousand three hundred and five and thirty days(Dan.12:12,13). Having delineated the timeline and loci of these events in the eschaton, we can hazard a guess of the rough estimate of the length of the Great Tribulation.
The fifth trumpet last five months.
“And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months.”(Rev.9:10 KJV).
The sixth trumpet which is longer may last about a year. If the first four trumpets which are most probably shorter in duration last about a year, it follows that the Great Tribulaion will be about a year in duration with a margin of error of a month or thereabouts. This estimate would mean that the wrath of God will last about two years and four months or thereabouts with a margin of error of a few months.
Will the mark of the beast then be implemented for just about a year? We have shown that ab initio, he employs advertising tactics, incentives, cajoling, mass bribery etc to sell it on the populace. Later on then, He turns to brute force to implement it. This is not the first time he will change tactics and strategy. At the beginning of his career, he uses subtle peace diplomacy to win some nations like Israel and Jordan etc. This is the first seal(Matt.24:5; Rev.6:1,2). This is the emergence of false christs and the ultimate false christ who is the antiChrist. The first seal can be rightly named DECEPTION. Some nations will reject his false peace overtures. He then switches over to brute force. He will go to war with these nations. This is the second seal of wars, commotions, rumours and threats of wars. Nation against nation, kingdom against kingdom. Peace will be taken away from the Earth in order that men might kill one another(Matt.24:6,7a; Rev.6:3,4). So, we conclude that the mark of the beast will be in use before the antiChrist makes his debut at the rebuilt Third Jewish Temple on Mount Moriah in Jerusalem at the midpoint of the 70th week of Daniel.