We hear a lot of talk about the C-19 vax lately, particularly from the occupier in the Oval Office. His demand that US citizens get vaxed or lose their jobs is nothing less than tyranny. If Trump would have done this, the liberal left would have birthed kittens. Clearly this is a divisive tactic by ‘the powers that be’ to further divide this country into two camps, the vaxed and the non-vaxed. The medical science doesn’t support the benefit for the vax and people who are informed have good reason to not take it.
That being said, for those who have taken it, God Bless them, it’s their choice. We should not cast aspersions upon anyone who has or has not taken the vax no more than we would if they have taken or not taken a flu shot.
The rub is if they can get you to think that non-vaxed people are a threat to the greater society. My thought has more to do with people who have taken the vax. If it’s so good, why worry about someone who hasn’t been vaxed? It makes no sense, and like a lot of things in this administration, me thinks that there is a greater agenda afoot that’s working here, behind the scenes, preparing people for something more sinister.
That being said, one of the questions people ask me regarding the vax is, ‘is this the mark of the beast’ spoken of in the book of Revelation. The answer is an unequivocal ‘no.’
“He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, 17 and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. 18 Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666.” – Revelation 13:16-18
- This mark is some form of high tech ID chip or chemical that when injected, will assign itself to the host, connecting them to a central information system for tracking and personal record keeping.
What is being pushed here is a vaccine that is supposedly designed to prevent C-19, at least that’s the narrative we’re being given. The quick approval of the FDA and the subsequent resignations of the doctors and administrators who oversee that organization casts a strong shadow of doubt as to the validity and science of this vaccine. Evidence to the effectiveness of this vaccine against C-19 may be present on paper, in reports, and in research, but the reality is that people who have the vaccine are still getting it and dying. We are being severely lied to by this administration and anyone who can’t see that needs to be more critical in their thinking and observation. What takes place with the ‘mark of the beast’ in Revelation 13 has more to do with one’s conformity to a one world government under a one world dictator. What we are seeing here with this vaccine is a prototype of that event, which will take place during the soon coming seven-year tribulation.
One of the main resistors to the jab are found in two major groups of people, patriots and Christians. Sometimes they are one in the same, but many patriots are not Christians and some Christians are not patriots. This being said, if something were to happen where all of the Christians in the world were to say, suddenly be removed from the planet all at once, including all children, toddlers, infants, and even the unborn; well, that might create a powershift in the favor of the powers that be, not only in America, but around the world. I am speaking of the soon coming Rapture of the Church, when Jesus Christ returns for His Church and catches us away, in a single instant, right off the face of the earth. It sounds almost science fiction, but in reality, it is an event that has been prophesied in both the OT and NT and a major doctrine in the Christian Church.
The Apostle Paul describes it this way.
“But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus. 15 For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep. 16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. 18 Therefore comfort one another with these words.”
– 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
Like with most things and people, some believers are more mature in their faith than others. Some are more solid in their faith and are more rounded in their Christian life and thought. Others are less mature and are unsure about how all of this works. They have opinions that are based on excerpts of the Bible and of sermons they may have heard, thus creating some confusion in their spiritual life formation. All I can say is the more we read our Bible, pray, and listen to quality teaching from men and women of God who are both studied and sincere in their faith, the more we will grow in our faith, maturing in the process, and becoming more aware of the times and seasons that we are living in. Some believers are scared out of their minds with all that is happening, and yet the Master Himself told us that what we are seeing today is what would be happening at the time of the Rapture. Jesus even commanded us to ‘not be troubled’ but to ‘look up’ when we see all of these things happening because that means that our ‘redemption draws near.’
“Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.” – Luke 21:28
Right now we are in a mega high watch season where informed believers are looking for the Lord’s return like never before, and we have looked before. The Fall feasts are a prime time for the end time scenario to occur, which begins with the Rapture, extends into the seven-year tribulation, and is fulfilled when Jesus returns to the earth, with His Church, to establish Him millennial kingdom. Currently we are living in a pre-tribulation season therefore we are looking for a pre-tribulation Rapture.
Jesus said it this way,
“But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only. 37 But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. 38 For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, 39 and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. 40 Then two men will be in the field: one will be taken and the other left. 41 Two women will be grinding at the mill: one will be taken and the other left. 42 Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming. 43 But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into. 44 Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.” – Matthew 24:36-44
The Feasts of Trumpets is the prime time for a Rapture, however, it has passed for this year, or has it? According to both the Gregorian and Enoch Solar calendars, this feast and Yom Kippur are over, however, God’s calendar, which is recorded in the sun, moon, and the stars, says that the Real Rosh will occur on October 7th and 8th. If this is a Jubilee year, than Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur and celebrated together, meaning that we still have time left in this season for the Rapture to occur.
While I an not a date setter, only a season watcher, I do plan long term for the Master to delay His return for His Church for whatever reason, however this being said, me thinks this could very well be the season; we may be out of here, as it were, in a few weeks or less. This is why I am working so hard at getting my house in order, working at my church, helping people, and being a good steward to my family. I am paying my bills on time, giving my tithe and missions, and keeping my truck washed. This is how I occupy, I do business, I maintain a productive life right up to the moment the Master takes us home. If I am wrong about a particular season, I have only fortified my future time here by continuing to be a productive part of society, which, by the way, doesn’t include taking the jab, no matter what ‘the powers that be’ may say.
I tell folks to plan long and look short, but keep your eye on the dial, and set your sails for the future, and all that God may have for you to do. We need to be looking in two places, up and out. Jesus said, ‘look up, for your redemption draws near.’ He also said, ‘look to the harvest, for the fields are ripe.’ I am a watcher pastor, I watch and I work, hard work.
When this is all over, we won’t remember any of it anyway, but we will be rewarded at the Bema Seat for those good things and good works done in this life. The best part about this ride is that when it’s over, it’s over for good. What God has in store for us we can’t even begin to imagine, and that’s a very good thing.
Paul, quoting the OT prpophet, said it this way,
“But as it is written: “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” – 1 Corinthians 2:9
As far as the jab goes, take it or leave it, but don’t demand that others do what you do. Let your decision be your decision, and if push comes to shove and you have to take it, that’s your decision. This jab is not about sin or taking the mark of the beast, it’s a jab that is being mandated under very unscrupulous circumstances which makes me not trust the chemicals that are in it no more than I do the government that is forcing it upon me. I am a patriot and a Christian, I love Jesus and I am prepared to defend this country against all threats, foreign and domestic. It’s a paradox that would seem conflictious, but I assure you, it only seems that way. In the meantime, I am looking up and looking out. I don’t fear what the world fears, but I do fear what they don’t, God. I love the Lord, His Word, and I have been and continue to be a committed born again, Spirit-filled Christian who loves Jesus, his wife, his family, his church, and his country; in that order.
Sometimes having a clear platform lends itself to a clear perspective; mine is laid upon the Christ. Yours should be also. The Apostle Paul reminds us that, as believers in Jesus, when we stand at the Beam Seat, how we lived our life and Who we established it upon will be judged accordingly.
“For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, you are God’s building. 10 According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise master builder I have laid the foundation, and another builds on it. But let each one take heed how he builds on it. 11 For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 12 Now if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, 13 each one’s work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one’s work, of what sort it is. 14 If anyone’s work which he has built on it endures, he will receive a reward. 15 If anyone’s work is burned, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire.” – 1 Corinthians 3:9-15
I encourage you today man of God to get your house in order, make sure your life is founded upon the Rock of Jesus, and be ready to jump, were almost home. Ooh Raah!
Encouragemen is a blog written by Pastor Rob Lee, recently relocated to Central Missouri. He lives with his wife of 32-years, near their three adult children, their spouses, and children (their grandchildren). Pastor Rob is an Ordained Assemblies of God minister, a former Lead Pastor (25 years), police chaplain, and community advocate. He continues to serve, consult, and disciple men of God, including those who are in the ministry.