A Christian could hardly live during the time of the so-called “COVID-19 pandemic” without having discussed the “mark of the beast” with someone at some point. There has been plenty of discussion as to whether or not the vaccine could be the mark of the beast — or perhaps some kind of RFID chip — or even an RFID chip which may be provided only if one receives all of the COVID-19 vaccinations.
On the other hand, groups like the Seventh-day Adventist Church believe that unless one keeps the Sabbath of the ten commandments on Saturday — which according to them is the day Israel has always kept the Sabbath on — then one has taken the mark of the beast upon themselves.
One thing is for sure — the topic of the mark of the beast is critical for any Christian at any point in history to understand. Revelation 14:9-11 says,
9 Then another angel, a third one, followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives a mark on his forehead or on his hand, 10 he also will drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is mixed in full strength in the cup of His anger; and he will be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. 11 And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; they have no rest day and night, those who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.”
These are harsh words for anyone who takes the mark of the beast. They will make themselves enemies of God and will drink his anger and wrath in full strength — and if that weren’t enough, Hebrews 10:31 tells us that “it is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God.”
Revelation 20:4 says,
Then I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was given to them. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony of Jesus and because of the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received the mark on their foreheads and on their hands; and they came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.
Whereas Revelation 14:9-11 conveys the punishment for those who did take the mark of the beast, this passage shows us that those who do not take the mark of the beast will receive a special reward — to reign with the Lord Jesus at the point of His second coming — and ultimately be spared from the final judgment (Revelation 20:6).
Therefore, we can be sure that the mark of the beast has an impact on salvation. If we take the mark of the beast, we will not be saved to eternal life — but if we don’t take it, we will definitely be saved unto eternal life. With this in mind, every Christian ought to put every effort in study and prayer to understand the mark of the beast to the best of their ability.
After all, the Scripture has given us fair warning not to take it — and we should be careful not to stand accused in the final judgment of not having taken every effort to understand and avoid the mark of the beast. We hope to offer a head start in this endeavor — and we say “head start” because as will become abundantly clear by the end of this essay, a true understanding of the mark of the beast necessitates the beginning of a lifelong journey.
Yes, because Revelation 14:12 tells us — after having described the punishments of the mark — “Here is the perseverance of the saints.”
So what is the mark of the beast then? In and amongst all of the discussions happening, what does the Scripture really say? To answer this question, we will go a little beyond merely the scope of the mark itself and cover Revelation 13:11-18 in detail. We have chosen to do it this way because the mark of the beast falls within a multi-faceted context — and we must grasp the full context in order to understand the mark itself.
Conversely, the vast majority of theories on the mark of the beast tend to be reductive and focus on one or only a few aspects of the passages which describe the mark. We aim not to make that same error.
WHEN IS THE MARK OF THE BEAST
Placing the timing of the mark of the beast is a crucial first step for this discussion. Unfortunately, most of the world cannot imagine that the mark of the beast could possibly already be in effect right at this moment — and we will cover exactly why that has come to be the case in a later section. It will suffice for now, however, to understand that if we see the mark of the beast as a future event, we become susceptible to not noticing it in the present.
Let us then consider where Revelation 13:11-18 falls within the timeline of the Revelation. Firstly, these four essays are essential companion pieces to this essay, especially in that they cover the timings of the Revelation in some detail:
- Are We In The End Times — And If So, When Did They Begin?
- How Do I Know I’m An Israelite?
- What Are The Signs Of The End Times?
- Romans 11 And The Glory Of Israel’s Fulfillment Through The Nations
This section on timing might be difficult to follow without having read those four essays, but we’ll do our best to explain it concisely and clearly. Having a Bible handy and checking the passages will also help.
In How Do I Know I’m An Israelite?, we concluded that the 144,000 in Revelation 7:4 are in fact one and the same as the 144,000 in Revelation 14:1 — and that Revelation 4-11 essentially overlaps the same time as Revelation 12-14 and Revelation 15-19 respectively. In other words, the Revelation provides us with three versions of events which overlap at various places.
Therefore, Revelation 13:11-18 — the time of the mark of the beast — is directly before the time when all of the 144,000 will have been sealed directly thereafter in Revelation 14:1. Given that Revelation 14:1 and Revelation 7:4 refer to the same point in time, we can conclude that the time of the mark of the beast falls in the time of the sixth seal of Revelation 6:12 as well.
Now when we say “directly before,” one might naturally think of a short time directly before. In other words, one might want to believe that Revelation 13:11-18 represents only a short time in and of itself right before the seventh seal has been broken. However — as we covered in Are We In The End Times?, the sixth seal — and all of the prior seals — represent a very long time, beginning since the Lord Jesus ascended to the right hand of His Father (Revelation 5:6).
Therefore, we should not make too many assumptions about the lengths of time when going into a study on Revelation 13:11-18 — a common mistake many of us make when hoping to read our own time or even a future time into the Bible — but as we will show, we can make an educated guess how long it will take when looking at the passage itself.
For this section specifically, we merely want to show that the timing of Revelation 13:11-18 is directly before the 144,000 have been sealed. In fact, as we discussed in Are We In The End Times?, the concept of a “time, times and half a time” (Daniel 7:25, Revelation 12:14) — or forty-two months (Revelation 11:2, Revelation 13:5) — or 1,260 days (Revelation 12:6) — refers to a delay for an unknown amount of time until a condition has been met.
In other words, the sixth seal of Revelation 6:12 and the time of Revelation 13:11-18 may end only when the 144,000 have been sealed. Moreover, the “beast of the sea” from Revelation 13:1 will have authority (Romans 13:1, Revelation 13:5) in the same way until the 144,000 have been sealed (Daniel 7:25, Revelation 13:5) — because as we discussed in Are We In The End Times?, the whole purpose of the time we live in — the “end times” — is the purification of the Lord Jesus’ bride through adversity — and the beast, along with the dragon, unwittingly fulfill that end.
Therefore, if Revelation 13:11-18 takes place sometime during the sixth seal — and if we are currently in the time of the sixth seal — then we face a very real risk of actually already being in the time of the mark of the beast. In fact, if anyone believes that the time of the Lord Jesus’ return is near — as all Christians should (1 Corinthians 1:7, 2 Peter 3:12) — then we understand that we are at the end of the sixth seal — and thus in the time of the mark of the beast.
As we discussed in our essay on Romans 11, the fulfillment of Israel (Romans 11:12) means the coming in of the “fullness of the nations” (Romans 11:25) — along with the full number of the remnant of Israel — and we see these two most vividly together in Revelation 7 — directly after the sixth seal of Revelation 6:12.
Then in What Are The Signs Of The End Times?, we considered that the Lord Jesus is waiting for the maturation of the harvest before He returns for the second time. Now we see that the fulfillment of Israel through the remnant of Israel according to the flesh (Romans 11:5, Revelation 7:4) — along with their children, the innumerable number of the nations who join Israel in Spirit (Romans 11:25, Revelation 7:9) — form the very fulfillment of the harvest which the Lord Jesus is waiting for.
We see the harvest is ready in Revelation 14:15 — some time after the 144,000 have been sealed in Revelation 14:1. In Revelation 19:7 we are also told that “His bride has prepared herself” — which is synonymous with the harvest being ready — and Revelation 14:14-20 refers to the same event as Revelation 19.
We can conclude then that after the 144,000 have been sealed, there is still some work to be done — and that is conveyed from different perspectives through Revelation 8:6 – Revelation 11:19, Revelation 14:6 – Revelation 14:13 and Revelation 15:1 – Revelation 18:24 — but we will leave that for a future essay.
The coinciding of the mark with our own time might be surprising to many of our readers, but as we previously pointed out in What Are The Signs Of The End Times?, the events of the Revelation actually need to pass by relatively unnoticed by the world — because firstly, the Lord Jesus “will come like thief in the night” (Luke 12:39, 1 Thessalonians 5:2, 2 Peter 3:10, Revelation 3:3, Revelation 16:15) — and the Lord tells us in Matthew 24:43,
But be sure of this, that if the head of the house had known at what time of the night the thief was coming, he would have been on the alert and would not have allowed his house to be broken into.
Secondly, the dragon along with the beast of the sea — the first beast — deceive the whole world (Revelation 12:9, Revelation 13:14). When we combine these ideas, we understand that if the events of the Revelation didn’t pass by unnoticed except by the chosen of God (Matthew 24:24), then the prophecy of Scripture would itself be false.
In fact, as with the discussions about the mark of the beast — such as vaccines, RFIDs and Seventh-day Adventism — we must automatically question a so-called deception which is being overtly discussed world-wide — even by the mainstream media which is controlled by anti-Christs. We could say for sure then that if an alleged mark of the beast were so well-known as the vaccines, then it couldn’t be the mark of the beast.
Moreover, this satisfies the Lord Jesus’ words in Matthew 7:14,
For the gate is narrow and the way is constricted that leads to life, and there are few who find it.
11 Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spoke as a dragon. 12 He exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence. And he makes the earth and those who live on it worship the first beast, whose fatal wound was healed.
Now this particular beast has “two horns like a lamb” which indicates two things. Firstly, Daniel 8:3 tells us about “a ram which had two horns” — and Daniel 8:20 says that “the two horns represent the kings of Media and Persia.” Therefore, horns represent kingdoms or authorities — and we can tell that this beast wields dual authorities by virtue of having two horns.
Secondly, the beast is likened to a lamb. Consider that the true Lamb — the Lord Jesus — has “seven horns and seven eyes” (Revelation 5:6). For sure then, this “beast” lamb certainly cannot be the Lord Jesus. If it is “like a lamb” — but it is not the true Lamb of God — then it is a counterfeit lamb.
Then we see that the lamb “spoke as a dragon” (Revelation 13:11) and it “exercises all the authority of the first beast in its presence.” (Revelation 13:12) But earlier we see that “the dragon gave [the first beast] his power and his throne, and great authority” (Revelation 13:2) and “the whole earth….worshiped the dragon because he gave his authority to the [first beast].” (Revelation 13:3–4)
So the dragon — who is none other than Satan (Revelation 12:9) — gives his authority to the first beast. Then the lamb beast “exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence.” In other words, the lamb beast exercises the authority of the dragon by proxy through the first beast. Thus he “spoke as a dragon.” (Revelation 13:11)
Therefore, this lamb is a counterfeit Christianity which wields the authority of Satan via the first beast through its horns — the dual authorities. In Are We In The End Times?, we discussed that the first seal of Revelation 6:1 also shows us that counterfeit Christianity must rise as a part of the “end times.” Furthermore, we also conclude that once a seal is opened, it stays open throughout the rest of the seals.
Thus all seals are open and must be fulfilled simultaneously — and we should expect the counterfeit Christianity of the first seal to be present within the time of the sixth seal as well.
SIGNS AND WONDERS
13 He performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down out of the sky to the earth in the presence of people. 14 And he deceives those who live on the earth because of the signs which it was given him to perform in the presence of the beast, telling those who live on the earth to make an image to the beast who had the wound of the sword and has come to life.
Many people, of course, expect to see literal fire coming down out of the sky to the earth that everyone could see — as in, an actual divine or supernatural act undeniable to everyone. However, if something so obvious were to happen, then the fire wouldn’t be particularly deceptive to say the least. Indeed, it seems as if Christians the world over are bracing themselves to reject supernatural miracles — or perhaps even a technological fake of supernatural miracles like Project Blue Beam — which would be just as obvious as real supernatural miracles.
What does this wording refer to then? The Scripture offers us plenty understanding in the matter. When Aaron offered the atonement offering for the first time, Leviticus 9:23-24 tells us,
23 And Moses and Aaron went into the tent of meeting. When they came out and blessed the people, the glory of the Lord appeared to all the people. 24 Then fire went out from the Lord and consumed the burnt offering and the portions of fat on the altar; and when all the people saw it, they shouted and fell face downward.
When Gideon met with the angel of the Lord, Judges 6:21 says,
Then the angel of the Lord put out the end of the staff that was in his hand and touched the meat and the unleavened bread; and fire came up from the rock and consumed the meat and the unleavened bread. Then the angel of the Lord vanished from his sight.
When Elijah summoned Ahab and the 450 Baal prophets — after the Baal prophets failed to demonstrate the power of their false god — 1 Kings 18:38 says of Elijah’s offering,
Then the fire of the Lord fell and consumed the burnt offering and the wood, and the stones and the dust; and it licked up the water that was in the trench.
When Ahaziah was harassing Elijah by sending men to apprehend him, 2 Kings 1:12 says,
But Elijah replied to them, “If I am a man of God, may fire come down from heaven and consume you and your fifty.” Then the fire of God came down from heaven and consumed him and his fifty men.
When David repented for the plague afflicting Israel on his behalf, 1 Chronicles 21:26 says,
Then David built an altar there to the Lord, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings. And he called to the Lord, and He answered him with fire from heaven on the altar of burnt offering.
When Solomon completed the second temple and finished his prayer of dedication, 2 Chronicles 7:1 says,
Now when Solomon had finished praying, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices, and the glory of the Lord filled the house.
We can see then that fire coming down from heaven to devour enemies or a sacrifice indicates an undeniably supernatural act from God where He shows either His approval of the sacrifice or His approval of the one he has saved by destroying their enemies in a kind of deus ex machina event. In other words, the lamb beast does things which — in the eyes of the deceived world — confirms that God is fighting for the first beast, destroying his enemies and accepting his sacrifices — or his service.
It also says that “he performs great signs….And he deceives those who live on the earth because of the signs which it was given him to perform in the presence of the beast” (Revelation 13:13–14). These “great signs” which he performs are what leads the world to believe as if God had sent fire down from heaven.
Moreover, Revelation 19:20 says,
And the beast was seized, and with him the false prophet who performed the signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image…
We can see this “false prophet” is the very same which “exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence” (Revelation 13:12) — and therefore, the “false prophet” is one and the same as the lamb beast. Furthermore, the lamb beast is also a false “christ” as we have already discussed.
Now the Lord Jesus also tells us that “false christs and false prophets will arise and will provide great signs and wonders so as to mislead, if possible, even the elect.” (Matthew 24:24) The lamb beast is both a false christ and a false prophet — and it also provides great signs and wonders.
Therefore, we can conclude that the lamb beast is not one single antichrist figure — in the form of a person — as many Christian circles believe. Rather, the lamb beast represents a collective plurality of “false christs and false prophets” — or a system — that is, a set of distinct parts working as a unified whole — of counterfeit Christianity.
John tells us “that antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have appeared; from this we know that it is the last hour.” (1 John 2:18) Paul also tells us about people who preach “another Jesus” who Paul has not preached — which amounts to “a different gospel” (2 Corinthians 11:4). In other words, when we do not preach or practice the gospel according to a true knowledge of the Lord Jesus, then we are following an antichrist — or a replacement or counterfeit of the true Christ.
Each different version of “christ” which Christians preach represents another “false christ” (Matthew 24:24) — “antichrist” (1 John 2:18) — or “[other] Jesus” (2 Corinthians 11:4). Then we would expect the lamb beast to constitute many false prophets and false christs, but still within the confines of a dual authority system.
This phenomenon is fueled by false prophets — in other words, those who by a counterfeit christ claim to know the will of God. In this way, we must expect the system of the lamb beast to be filled with seemingly sincere Christians who unfortunately do not practice a sincere and pure devotion to Christ according to a true personal faith in Him.
Moreover, these false prophets — who worship false christs — perform signs and wonders “in the presence of the [first beast], telling those who live on the earth to make an image to the beast who had the wound of the sword and has come to life.” (Revelation 13:14) In other words, instead of causing the world to worship the true Christ, they cause the world to make an image to the beast — that is, they will worship the beast in contradiction with the first commandment stated in Exodus 20:3-4,
3 “You shall have no other gods before Me. 4 “You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath, or in the water under the earth.
Now of course they will not perceive themselves to be worshiping an image — on the contrary, they sincerely believe they are worshiping the true Christ. Furthermore, this language is metaphorical — that is to say, no one will worship any kind of literal image — but their practices would essentially amount to worshiping an image — or something other than God.
In How Do I Know I’m An Israelite?, we covered the markers for false prophecy — but it can be summed up in Lamentations 2:14,
Your prophets have seen for you worthless and deceptive visions; and they have not exposed your wrongdoing so as to restore you from captivity, but they have seen for you worthless and misleading pronouncements.
Or Jeremiah 7:8-10,
8 “Behold, you are trusting in deceptive words to no avail. 9 Will you steal, murder, commit adultery, swear falsely, offer sacrifices to Baal, and follow other gods that you have not known, 10 then come and stand before Me in this house which is called by My name, and say, ‘We are saved!’—so that you may do all these abominations?
The true gospel is a gospel of repentance from sin — “to be found spotless and blameless” before the Lord Jesus (2 Peter 3:14) — as opposed distorting the Scripture to our own destruction (2 Peter 3:16) — which is any gospel which allows us to continue practicing willful sin and still expect to be saved. Any gospel which allows us to continue in willful sin and does not require us to expose our own — or others’ — wrongdoing is little more than false prophecy.
THE FIRST BEAST
To recap, Revelation 13:14 says,
And he deceives those who live on the earth because of the signs which it was given him to perform in the presence of the beast, telling those who live on the earth to make an image to the beast who had the wound of the sword and has come to life.
From the original Greek, it would be more accurately translated as “having the wound of the sword.” The verb for “had” is written in the present indicative active in the Greek, indicating an actual and continuous action. Translators tend to write the verb in the past tense to fit the rest of the text — presuming that original writer used only the present indicative active for effect. From the Front Matter of the NASB translation,
Asterisks are used to mark verbs that are historical presents in the Greek which have been translated with an English past tense in order to conform to modern usage. The translators recognized that in some contexts the present tense seems more unexpected and unjustified to the English reader than a past tense would have been. But Greek authors frequently used the present tense for the sake of heightened vividness, thereby transporting their readers in imagination to the actual scene at the time of occurrence. However, the translators felt that it would be wise to change these historical presents to English past tenses.
Perhaps the translators are correct — or perhaps the writer was indicating “heightened vividness” for good reason. In other words, when John wrote the Revelation, he was telling us that the beast having the wound of the sword was an actual and continuous reality in the minds of the world who look upon its imagine — and it is an integral part of the image. We understand why certain translators willfully change the tense, but it certainly detracts from the underlying meaning slightly.
Revelation 13:3 says,
I saw one of his heads as if it had been fatally wounded, and his fatal wound was healed. And the whole earth was amazed and followed after the beast;
This first beast in Revelation 13 is in fact an amalgamation of the four beasts of Daniel 7:4-7. Given that they must exist simultaneously according to Revelation 13 and Daniel 7:12, they could never represent the four kingdoms of Daniel 2 as many Christian circles are wont to believe. We must note, however, that only one of the seven heads was wounded in this way.
Therefore, when the image is set up in Revelation 13:14, it is set up primarily to that specific head which was wounded. Furthermore, we have confirmation that this head being wounded makes the whole earth amazed and follow after the beast — exactly as Revelation 13:14 indicates.
Revelation 13:4-7 says,
3 I saw one of his heads as if it had been fatally wounded, and his fatal wound was healed. And the whole earth was amazed and followed after the beast; 4 they worshiped the dragon because he gave his authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast, and who is able to wage war with him?” 5 A mouth was given to him speaking arrogant words and blasphemies, and authority to act for forty-two months was given to him. 6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemies against God, to blaspheme His name and His tabernacle, that is, those who dwell in heaven. 7 It was also given to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them, and authority was given to him over every tribe, people, language, and nation.
We can see that the world considered this beast to be invincible — or that no one could wage war with him. This is related to the fact that it was having the fatal wound which was healed. In other words, the beast seems invincible because it has the seemingly fatal wound which was healed.
Throughout its reign, the beast would also continually blaspheme God — it would overcome the true saints of the Lord Jesus — and its dominion would cover the whole earth. This authority would continue for “forty-two months,” which — as we have covered — means an unspecified amount of time until a condition has been met.
That condition is the fulfillment of the 144,000 (Revelation 7:4, Revelation 14:1) — at which point the first beast’s power would begin to wane (Revelation 16:10) — culminating with its death when the Lord Jesus returns (Daniel 7:11–12, Revelation 19:20).
From there, Revelation 13:8 tells us that anyone who worships this beast will not have their name in the book of life and they will not be saved.
And it was given to him to give breath to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast would even speak and cause all who do not worship the image of the beast to be killed.
Here we see that the lamb beast gives breath to the image of the beast — that is, not the beast itself, but the mythical image which has been crafted — that it would cause all who do not worship that image to be killed. In other words, anyone who does not worship the image of the beast — the perception of the beast in the view of the deceived world — would be killed.
However, the Greek here does not say that anyone who does not worship the beast necessarily would be killed. In Revelation 13:15, the Greek verb for “cause” is written in aorist subjunctive active — indicating a desire for the cause, but without guaranteeing that the causing itself would definitely happen. In other words, the beast wants all who do not worship its image to be killed.
So we see that the beast would desire that whose who do not worship its image should be killed — and given that “authority was given to him over every tribe, people, language, and nation” (Revelation 13:7), we should conclude that the beast certainly would have much success in achieving that desire.
However, nothing in Revelation 13:15 tells us categorically that everyone who did not conquer the image of the beast would definitely be killed. Else how could there be those alive who “were victorious over the beast and his image?” (Revelation 15:2) Therefore, the events of the Revelation even agree with the grammar we have pointed out in Revelation 13:15.
As such, if the beast never came to know that a person did not worship its image, it could never have the desire for them to be killed in the first place.
THE MARK OF THE BEAST
16 And he causes all, the small and the great, the rich and the poor, and the free and the slaves, to be given a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, 17 and he decrees that no one will be able to buy or to sell, except the one who has the mark, either the name of the beast or the number of his name.
Now we finally get to the mark itself. If anyone does not take the mark on their right hands or their foreheads, then the image decrees that individual — whether small or great — will not be able to buy or sell.
Yet sadly most translators make the same error here that they did in Revelation 13:15 — likely because they are reading their own false prophecy into the text itself. The verbs for “to be given” in verse 16 and “be able to” in verse 17 are both written in the aorist subjunctive active in the Greek.
Therefore, again, nothing indicates that anyone definitely would receive the mark of the beast — and nothing indicates that if anyone didn’t receive the mark of the beast that they definitely would not be able to buy or sell. Rather, the beast’s desire is for that to happen — but nothing guarantees it for every case — despite the fact that we’d expect the beast to have a large amount of success in this regard (Revelation 13:7).
When translators tacitly state in verses 15-17 that the beast’s desire definitely would be fulfilled, they merely fulfill the desires of the beast — because that’s what the beast wants — and nothing indicates that it would definitely get what it wants. But in order for the world to be deceived, we must perceive the beast as appearing to get what it wants when it make these decrees.
Furthermore, we find a partial paradox between verses 15 and 17. We would expect that worshiping the beast (verse 15) is — to some extent — the same as taking its mark (verse 17), no? Therefore, we see that the beast desires two kinds of punishment for anyone who does not listen to the voice of its image. One is for them to die — while the other is that they may not buy or sell.
Which one is it then? Well, it’s definitely both — but if someone dies, then whether or not they can buy or sell becomes a moot point. That desire is useless if the beast succeeded in killing all who do not worship it. Thus in reading their own false prophecy into the text, many translators unwittingly create an irreconcilable paradox.
Moreover, when translating it this way, they implicitly place the timing of the mark of the beast in the future perpetually — because the beast is never going to succeed in its desire in 100% of cases — but the world incorrectly believes the beast must succeed in 100% of cases. In other words, their expectation will never be realized — thus placing it forever in the future by their faulty translation which comes from a faulty doctrine — much like the pretribulation rapture doctrine.
This problem can be reconciled only when we understand that both punishments represent merely the beast’s desire. If the beast cannot have the person killed, it will suffice to desire that they cannot buy or sell.
What is the mark of the beast then? The fact that it is a mark of the right hand or on the forehead tells us everything we need to know. Deuteronomy 6:4-8 says,
4 “Hear, Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord is one! 5 And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. 6 These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart. 7 And you shall repeat them diligently to your sons and speak of them when you sit in your house, when you walk on the road, when you lie down, and when you get up. 8 You shall also tie them as a sign to your hand, and they shall be as frontlets on your forehead.
The mark of God received on the hand or the forehead (Deuteronomy 6:8) means the keeping of the Law of God — and loving Him above all other things (Deuteronomy 6:5) — which is also the very first commandment (Exodus 20:3).
Paul tells us that “the firm foundation of God stands, having this seal: ‘The Lord knows those who are His;’ and, ‘Everyone who names the name of the Lord is to keep away from wickedness.’” (2 Timothy 2:19) He tells us that the “law is….made….for those who are lawless and rebellious” (1 Timothy 1:9) and that is “according to the glorious gospel of the blessed God.” (1 Timothy 1:11)
If the mark of God is placed on the hand or the forehead (Deuteronomy 6:8) — and the mark of God means keeping His Law (Deuteronomy 6:5, Matthew 22:40) — then the mark of the beast is a counterfeit mark of God. It is the perception that one serves God — but in reality, one serves only the beast and lawlessness.
Moreover, this aligns perfectly with all of the context surrounding the mark of the beast we have provided so far. If counterfeit Christianity is being practiced, then it stands to reason they would have their own counterfeit mark of God — representing their own counterfeit, depraved morality by calling “evil good, and good evil” (Isaiah 5:20)
Moreover, those who received the seal of God on the forehead (Revelation 7:3) — being keepers of the Law — inevitably were “victorious over the beast and his image” (Revelation 15:2). Why? Because the seal of God and the mark of the beast are diametrically opposed.
Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for the number is that of a man; and his number is six hundred and sixty-six.
The verse tells us that the number is that of “a man” — that is, one single man. That specific man has a number which is six hundred and sixty-six. This number is not a symbol — it is literally the numerical value of six hundred and sixty-six. Therefore, we must find a single man to whom we may ascribe the numerical value of six hundred and sixty-six.
As it so happens, the Scripture contains exactly such a man. 1 Kings 10:14-29 says,
14 Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was 666 talents of gold, 15 besides that from the traders, and the wares of the merchants and all the kings of the Arabs and the governors of the country. 16 King Solomon made two hundred large shields of beaten gold, using six hundred shekels of gold on each large shield. 17 And he made three hundred small shields of beaten gold, using three minas of gold on each shield; and the king put them in the house of the timber of Lebanon. 18 Moreover, the king made a large throne of ivory and overlaid it with fine gold. 19 There were six steps to the throne and a round top to the throne at its back, and armrests on each side of the seat, and two lions standing beside the armrests. 20 Twelve lions were standing there on the six steps on the one side and on the other; nothing like it was made for any other kingdom. 21 Now all King Solomon’s drinking utensils were of gold, and all the utensils of the house of the timber of Lebanon were of pure gold. None was of silver; it was not considered as amounting to anything in the days of Solomon. 22 For the king had the ships of Tarshish at sea with Hiram’s ships; once every three years the ships of Tarshish would come carrying gold and silver, ivory, monkeys, and peacocks.
23 So King Solomon became greater than all the kings of the earth in wealth and wisdom. 24 And all the earth was seeking the attention of Solomon, to hear his wisdom, which God had put in his heart. 25 And they were bringing, everyone, a gift: articles of silver and gold, garments, weapons, balsam oil, horses, and mules, so much year by year.
26 Now Solomon gathered chariots and horsemen; and he had 1,400 chariots and twelve thousand horsemen, and he stationed them in the chariot cities and with the king in Jerusalem. 27 And the king made silver as common as stones in Jerusalem, and he made cedars as plentiful as sycamore trees that are in the lowland. 28 Also Solomon’s import of horses was from Egypt and Kue, and the king’s merchants acquired them from Kue for a price. 29 A chariot was imported from Egypt for six hundred shekels of silver, and a horse for 150; and by the same means they exported them to all the kings of the Hittites and to the kings of the Arameans.
Now Deuteronomy 17:16-17 provides us with laws for kings specifically,
16 In any case, he is not to acquire many horses for himself, nor shall he make the people return to Egypt in order to acquire many horses, since the Lord has said to you, ‘You shall never again return that way.’ 17 And he shall not acquire many wives for himself, so that his heart does not turn away; nor shall he greatly increase silver and gold for himself.
Therefore, 1 Kings 10:14-29 is telling us how Solomon is systematically breaking all the laws for kings. He literally even imported horses from Egypt of all places. Moreover, Solomon was involved in international trade — literally the exact same crime the Whore of Babylon is accused of across the whole of Revelation 18.
We can conclude beyond the shadow of a doubt that the man is Solomon and his number is the amount of gold he received during his descent into apostasy as a result of that gold — which perfectly describes the events of the Revelation — and falls perfectly into the context of Revelation 13:11-18. Solomon served as a “copy and shadow” for the end times.
If anyone doubts this fact, then a reading of our article on cherubim should quickly remedy their skepticism.
Furthermore, the Lord Jesus states plainly in Matthew 6:24 and Luke 16:13,
No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon [or wealth].
The Lord teaches us about the diametric opposition of serving God and serving wealth. The mark of the beast — when compared with the mark of God — teaches us exactly the same thing. The mark of the beast is the perception of serving God — while falling into lawlessness and apostasy through materialism.
That’s why people should fear that they cannot buy or sell (Revelation 13:17). It’s not that we should fear it — rather, the beast desires that we fear it because it wants us to be materially minded and fear financial loss. That’s why the mark of the beast refers to Solomon’s descent due to greed.
We have explained Paul’s teaching in Romans 7-8 in detail, where he tells us in Romans 8:6-8,
6 For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace, 7 because the mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, for it is not even able to do so, 8 and those who are in the flesh cannot please God.
When we set our mind on the flesh — living through a materialist and fleshly mindset — we become hostile to God and we do not subject ourselves to the law of God — exactly as those who take the mark of the beast subject themselves to the law of the beast through materialism. Although when we refer to the “law of God,” readers unfamiliar with our writing shouldn’t think we are merely referring to rules like not eating pork or wearing tassels. Rather, we are referring to the Spirit of the Law of God through love.
Moreover, Paul says in 1 Timothy 6:10,
For the love of money is a root of all the evils, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.
James 4:4 says,
You adulteresses [Revelation 17:5], do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Therefore whoever wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.
Multiple teachers in the New Testament — along with the lessons of the Old Testament — warn us in no uncertain terms of the dangers of materialism. In fact, nothing is more dangerous — and more opposed to God’s Law — than to fall into fleshly desires brought about by materialism.
That’s why the Lord Jesus Himself was tempted by indulging His base fleshly desires (Matthew 4:3, Luke 4:3) — succumbing to lust for rulership (Matthew 4:9, Luke 4:7) — and tempting God with the safekeeping of his flesh (Matthew 4:6, Luke 4:9). The Lord responded to these temptations by quoting Deuteronomy 8:3 (Matthew 4:4, Luke 4:4) which says,
And He humbled you and let you go hungry, and fed you with the manna which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, in order to make you understand that man shall not live on bread alone, but man shall live on everything that comes out of the mouth of the Lord.
He also quoted some combination of Exodus 20:3, Deuteronomy 6:13 and Deuteronomy 10:20 when he said, “You shall worship the Lord your God, and serve Him only.” (Matthew 4:10, Luke 4:10) On the other hand, recall that the world would worship an image that is not God — and fall into materialism through their own fleshly desires and fear of harm.
Again, the Lord Jesus worshiped only God — He overcame a material desire and He overcame a fear of harm.
As we have already explained, these principles which the Lord Jesus used to defeat the temptations of Satan — the dragon — are diametrically opposed to the mark of the beast. He exhibited within Himself the mark of God.
FALSE SIGNS AND WONDERS
Now we must raise a point which adds an entirely new dimension through which we need to interpret Revelation 13:11-18. Everything we’ve stated already must be true, but there’s another aspect here which must also be true in order to fulfill this prophecy.
This new dimension comes from Paul — who was actually writing about the same concept as Revelation 13:11-18 in 2 Thessalonians 2:8-12,
8 Then that lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will eliminate with the breath of His mouth and bring to an end by the appearance of His coming; 9 that is, the one whose coming is in accord with the activity of Satan, with all power and false signs and wonders, 10 and with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not accept the love of the truth so as to be saved. 11 For this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they will believe what is false, 12 in order that they all may be judged who did not believe the truth, but took pleasure in wickedness.
In our article on cherubim, we conclusively show that the whore of Babylon and the king of Tyre in Ezekiel 28 are one and the same. Then in Are We In The End Times?, we build on that idea to show that Paul’s “lawless one” (2 Thessalonians 2:8) refers to the same apostasy of lawlessness (2 Thessalonians 2:3) as the whore of Babylon and king of Tyre (2 Thessalonians 2:4, Ezekiel 28:2).
As we have shown, the lamb beast in Revelation 13 is also a system of apostasy. More specifically, it is a system of apostasy which comes “in accord with the activity of Satan” (2 Thessalonians 2:9) — and as we already have seen in Revelation 13, the lamb beast practices Satan’s authority via the first beast (Revelation 13:12).
Moreover, as we proved in the previous section, the mark of the beast is lawlessness.
Therefore, the lawless one of 2 Thessalonians 2 — the whore of Babylon of Revelation 17-18 — the king of Tyre of Ezekiel 28 — and the lamb beast of Revelation 13 — are all one and the same — each collectively representing all who have taken the mark of the beast. This understanding gives us crucial insight into Revelation 13:11-18. Paul tells us that there will be “false signs and wonders” — “deception of wickedness” — and “a deluding influence.”
In other words, none of it is real or truthful — except in the minds of those who “did not accept the love of the truth.”
Therefore, the Scripture tells us that they are “great signs” (Matthew 24:24, Revelation 13:3) — but we should not expect that any of the signs and wonders are supernatural in any way. They are false — deception and delusion to deceive the world into believing that God “makes fire come down out of the sky to the earth” (Revelation 13:13) in favor of the lamb beast and its apostate, materialistic religion in support of the first beast.
Isaiah 8:12-16 gives us yet more crucial insight into this phenomenon,
12 “You are not to say, ‘It is a conspiracy!’ regarding everything that this people call a conspiracy, and you are not to fear what they fear or be in dread of it. 13 It is the Lord of armies whom you are to regard as holy. And He shall be your fear, and He shall be your dread. 14 Then He will become a sanctuary; but to both houses of Israel, He will be a stone of stumbling and a rock of offense, and a snare and a trap for the inhabitants of Jerusalem. 15 Many will stumble over them, then they will fall and be broken; they will be snared and caught.” 16 Bind up the testimony, seal the Law among my disciples.
Now the word translated as “conspiracy” here doesn’t mean exactly the same thing as a “conspiracy theory” as we use it today — but it essentially means “conspiracy” in the English — and is therefore certainly close to a theory of conspiracy. The Hebrew word in the Masoretic text and the Dead Sea Scrolls relates to some kind of treasonous act by a confederacy — like when it describes Absalom’s conspiracy to overthrow David saying, “the conspiracy was strong.” (2 Samuel 15:12)
Isaiah tells us that instead of fretting over conspiracies which the world frets over — and fearing what the rest of the world fears — we must let the Lord alone be our fear. Fearing anything above the Lord is tantamount to idolatry — just like the world wonders after and fears the beast — essentially worrying that they won’t be able to buy or sell — or perhaps even be killed.
Thus if the conspiracies of the world make any of us worry that we cannot buy or sell, we have merely taken the mark of the beast. See how wickedly deceptive Satan is — that he would fool us by making us think we are clever enough to know his schemes — when all he did was distract us from a focus on the fear of God — all the while thinking we are serving God.
We simply cannot compete with his diabolical intellect. The only way to survive the dragon from heaven (Revelation 12:3) is to focus on God alone — to make Him our entire focus — by taking His mark upon ourselves. Isaiah even says that He will seal His Law among His disciples (Isaiah 8:16).
When we focus on God alone, the conspiracies of the world become boring — because “we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us.” (Romans 8:37) Through the Spirit, we have conquered the world and all it has to throw against us. Besides, the Lord says, “do not be afraid of those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body” (Matthew 10:28).
Now that does not mean we should be unwise in taking a vaccine for example because doing so would mean placing our health in great peril unnecessarily. We are in the midst of wolves who would force it on us for the sake of their own personal gain — but we are to be “wise as serpents” (Matthew 10:16). In other words, we should not let the scope of the vaccine extend beyond the scope of our health by giving it any attention in our Spiritual life.
We have made the decision not to take it — and we know why we aren’t taking it — but until such time as someone presumes to force us, we will focus on seeking first “His kingdom and His righteousness” (Matthew 6:33) — not fretting over every veiled threat in the media and how it may or may not affect our lives and livelihoods.
Revelation 18:23 tells us that Mystery Babylon deceived the nations by “sorcery” — or “pharmakeia” — which in the Greek refers to the administering of drugs, but often ascribing the drugs with supernatural properties. If we believe the vaccine will cure us of a fake pandemic, then we have tacitly ascribed supernatural properties to it. To many people, the vaccine is either the key to end their fear over the pandemic — or it’s their ticket back to their normal materialistic and fleshly lives.
However, we may also see it in a supernaturally negative way — in which case, we have merely also been deceived by sorcery because we ascribed power to something over and above its physical properties.
As such, the vaccine itself is a false sign — it is something which many Christian circles believe fulfills the mark of the beast — when the vaccines have nothing to do with the Law of God. When Christians believe the mark of the beast is merely a vaccine — or anything outside of a keeping of the Law of God according to the gospel of the Lord Jesus (1 Timothy 1:11), Satan wins.
Moreover, if the vaccine were the mark of the beast, it would merely be a “quick fix” to overcome the great trials of the end times. The world wants a trial where all one would have to do is not take a vaccine and be considered worthy of eternal life — without any kind of introspection or repentance from a plethora of other sins.
We must admit this idea may seem paradoxical — however, the same applies to many truths that anyone needs to come to as a matter of course in the Christian journey. For example, knowledge of the Jewish question is essential to navigating the time we live in — yet understanding the “Jewish Question” will do nothing in and of itself for our eternal lives without a true knowledge of the Lord Jesus. We need to have the maturity to see a conspiracy for what it is while fearing the Lord Jesus above all else — which means devoting our lives to His service.
When we make something that is not the Lord Jesus the focus of our lives, we merely fall into idolatry — whether we prolonged our lives momentarily through that focus or not.
To wrap up this idea of false signs, the Lord says in Matthew 7:22-23,
22 Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; leave Me, you who practice lawlessness.’
The Lord Jesus tells us that people who thought they had prophesied and performed miracles in His name were merely those who practice lawlessness. Again, the lamb beast apostasy of lawlessness obviously perceives its own faith as sincere — when in fact it achieves only lawlessness.
Moreover, the supernatural acts it perceives itself as performing aren’t real. See the powerful antidote Deuteronomy 13:1-4 gives us against false signs and wonders,
1 If a prophet or a dreamer of dreams arises among you and gives you a sign or a wonder, 2 and the sign or the wonder comes true, of which he spoke to you, saying, ‘Let’s follow other gods (whom you have not known) and let’s serve them,’ 3 you shall not listen to the words of that prophet or dreamer of dreams; for the Lord your God is testing you to find out whether you love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul. 4 You shall follow the Lord your God and fear Him; and you shall keep His commandments, listen to His voice, serve Him, and cling to Him.
In other words, it doesn’t matter what signs and wonders anyone gives us — and it doesn’t matter what anyone says — so long as we fear God, keep His commandments, listen to His voice, serve Him and cling to Him — through the words of His Prophet (Deuteronomy 18:15), the Lord Jesus (Acts 3:22) — and His apostles (Matthew 10:40).
When we do this by seeking His Kingdom and His righteousness above all else, He guarantees that we will be looked after (Matthew 6:33) — and we can continue the work of hastening the coming of the Lord Jesus by growing His harvest without having to fear the beast, its image and its desires.
WHAT ARE THE FIRST BEAST AND THE LAMB BEAST?
Then what are the first beast and the lamb beast specifically? Perhaps it may be obvious to some of our readers by now — but first, let’s recap their attributes.
The first beast must fulfill these criteria according to the arguments we have provided:
- Desires that those who do not worship it must die
- Desires for the world to take lawlessness upon themselves, else they may not buy or sell
- Causes the world to fear financial loss through an overly materialistic mindset
- Dominates the entire earth — sometimes militarily
- Exercises the authority of Satan/the dragon
- Has a wound that was healed which causes the world to wonder after it
- Deceives the whole world into worshiping it
- Blasphemes God
The lamb beast must fulfill these criteria according to the arguments we have provided:
- Perceives itself to follow the Lord Jesus
- Wields dual authorities
- Consists of many false prophets and false christs
- Follows lawlessness
- Fundamentally materialistic
- Elevates itself as god
- Serves the purposes of Satan
- Causes the world to worship the beast whose head was wounded
The system of the first beast and the lamb beast must fulfill these criteria according tot he arguments we have provided:
- Together must give the appearance of God giving His support and favor to them
- The signs and wonders which are performed — along with the wounded head — must be great and lies simultaneously
- The two must constitute a system of international trade and whoredom
- The first beast must hate the lamb beast and seek its destruction
- Must arise closer toward the end of the sixth seal and climax at the end of the sixth seal
These are all really very specific criteria.
The first beast — or more specifically the head that was wounded for which the image was made — is none other than international Jewry. They desire for all who do not worship them to die — by their own admission — and they have achieved success in this endeavor at the cost of more than 50 million lives during World War 2 — wreaking untold catastrophe and the most horrific acts of terror on the German and Ukrainian peoples who refused to serve them — ushering in a time of fear at the utterances of the Jew.
By their own admission, Jews are prolific creators of sin and lawlessness as they destroy nations by corrupting their morality. If one does not adhere to their program of lawlessness — most notably that of racial integration — one forfeits the right to do business or find employment — according to the desires of the Jews.
Jews are also the architects of cultural Marxism which — among other things — causes society to become overly materialistic and view everything in terms of the impact it has on material existence. Many of us who have considered ourselves enlightened to the Jewish question have overlooked this cornerstone doctrine of Marxism. Moreover, the Jews have wielded it to devastating effect on the hearts and minds of Adamkind who have essentially become wage slaves, over-consuming malcontents — fueled by contrived drama projected via news media.
Jews literally control the entire earth through international banks and money — through which they destroy their enemies by their shabbos goy countries — like the supposedly Christian countries who attacked National Socialist Germany when they sought to rid themselves of the parasitic Jew.
Revelation 2:9 and 3:9 tell us about “those who say they are Judeans, and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.” There’s only one group in the entire earth who falsely claim to be Israelites on such a large scale — and that’s Jews. They are the “synagogue of Satan” — and so “the dragon gave [international Jewry] his power and his throne, and great authority.” (Revelation 13:2)
One of the primary means through which international Jewry has manipulated the world into compliance is by gaslighting everyone with the lie of the Holocaust. It was an alleged “wound” the Jews have received, yet were seemingly miraculously healed when they suddenly — and directly thereafter — received their ersatz country of “Israel” — while countless “Holocaust survivors” went on to become wealthy and powerful, dominating all industries and academia.
Through Hollywood media primarily, Jews blaspheme God by denying that Christ Jesus is the true Messiah of Israel, insulting Him continually and making fun of and deriding Christian morality. As such, they push their agenda of lawlessness through the Hollywood media with sophisticated — and also not so sophisticated — brainwashing techniques.
Moreover, one of the greatest blasphemies to arise from these modern times is the scientism of the Big Bang and the theory of evolution. These blaspheming lies have become so pervasive that many sincere Christians have come to doubt Adam was created from the earth — and the universe came into being by the power of God.
At this point, questioning anything the Jews say — or their narrative — is essentially illegal — at least according to them — and you will be cancelled as punishment.
The lamb beast is none other than the counterfeit Christianity of white, western countries under the dual horns of Catholicism and Protestantism. One might argue that Eastern Orthodoxy is somehow separate, but Eastern Orthodoxy is merely the small child of Catholicism itself — and pales in comparison when considering the size and influence of its following.
These horns certainly do perceive themselves to have a sincere faith in the Lord Jesus, but their doctrines all too often bring about only lawlessness and service to the Jewish agendas. Moreover, their doctrines produce fundamentally materialistic Christians who merely desire to live in material blessing from God — instead of hastening the coming of His Son.
When looking at Catholicism and Protestantism in more detail, we find a diversity of “christs” and versions of the gospels within each group. As much as Catholics would like to claim unity, their unity amounts to little more than partiality to their own traditions of men. With Protestantism on the other hand, we do not think anyone would argue that there is not a diversity of gospels under the confines of their overarching doctrines.
In today’s hyper-individualistic, humanist society, Christianity has elevated “human experience” to something sacred. When atheists ask questions like, “How could God allow suffering in the world?” Christians scramble to answer in such a way as to show that God values the human experience of every suffering individual — as opposed to merely saying, “who are you, o person, who answers back to God? The thing molded will not say to the molder, ‘Why did you make me like this,’ will it?” (Romans 9:21)
As such, Christianity has elevated human experience above the purposes of God — and by extension, they have elevated themselves above the purposes of God. Given that they value their human, fleshly experience so highly, their whole doctrinal framework centers around living a comfortable, “blessed” life on earth — while the after-life serves as an afterthought or insurance plan.
Moreover, through a love of human experience, they have elevated non-Adamic bipeds to the status of “mankind” — which is now comprised of different but equal “races” in God’s eyes — doubly filling their cup of lawlessness through the elevation of their own flesh to god status.
Catholicism and Protestantism disagree on many issues — but in these modern times they walk in lock-step in their stance on the Jew. They falsely elevate the Jew to the status of true Israel — whether wittingly by supporting them in Christian Zionism or — in the vast minority of cases — unwittingly supporting their lie through the error of replacement and dispensationalist theology.
Protestants ignore the fact that the reformation poster boy — Martin Luther — wrote an exposition on the Jews called The Jews And Their Lies. The Protestant layman is quite possibly not even aware of Luther’s “antisemitism,” while many Christian historians ignore it outright — pretending it’s not there — so as to reserve their right to laud Luther as a good man.
We have also noticed a rather perplexing phenomenon when debating theology with either Catholics or Protestants. When debating with a Catholic, they will project Protestant views onto their opponent — and when debating with a Protestant, they will project Catholic views onto their opponent. For example, Catholics believe everyone who isn’t a Catholic is a Protestant — and therefore, they believe that criticizing Protestantism generally constitutes a valid and convincing disagreement with their opponents.
On the other hand, when one disagrees with the Protestant Sola of justification by faith alone — perhaps quoting James 2:24, “a person is justified by works and not by faith alone” — they will criticize their opponent’s view as if they believe in works in the same way that Catholics believe in works.
Suffice to say that this false dichotomy — a classic example of Marxist dialectics — is really quite a brilliant distraction from actual theological discussion — and when they stand together in supporting the Jew, they support Satan — and they uphold the lie of the Holocaust to push the Jews’ Satanic agendas.
Christianity believes that the creation of the ersatz state of Israel — and their “survival” of the Holocaust — amounts to the regathering of the tribes of Israel to their homeland as a matter of prophetic fulfillment — when in fact, their regathering proves only that they are not the people of Israel. Essentially Christians have wandered after the sword wound which was healed — believing it to be fire which comes down from heaven from God.
When international Jewry defended the state of Israel during the Six Day War, Christians the world over perceived Egypt, Jordan and Syria’s humiliating and swift defeat as an act of God — and the Jewish-controlled media certainly encouraged this interpretation of those events. All of these signs — Jewish wars and the Holocaust — are certainly great enough that they consume the world’s attention.
They are also lies — there’s nothing supernatural about them — and they are merely aided by their international money and the power it gives them over materialistic Western, Christian countries — who face international sanctions and possibly even war — like National Socialist Germany or Apartheid South Africa — if they do not comply with a worship of the Jews or their program of lawlessness.
The unprecedented and comprehensive whoredom of international trade which White, so-called Christian nations engage in serves only to empower the Jews’ international money. As such, Jews hate economies rooted in nationalist identity — such as the aforementioned National Socialist Germany and Apartheid South Africa — which stand against their globalist plans.
In an insane twist of irony — proving that the truth of prophecy is stranger than fiction — Jews absolutely hate White Christianity — their “useful idiots” — and work tirelessly to bring it to an end. The cornerstone of their very identity is the denial of the Lord Jesus and the end — or at least ridicule — of those who profess His name. Despite this fact, Catholicism and Protestantism serve Jews diligently.