The Pandemic has brought up many issues that we had not faced similarly in our age. With Covid, the topic of vaccination has also spread. As a result, those familiar with the book of Revelation have begun to ask the question, “Is this covid vaccine the mark of the beast?”
In order to fully answer this question, I must first explain the book of Revelation.
Book Of Revelation
- The Book of Revelation is about Jesus, not the beast.
In Revelation, you’ll find in the first verse the words, “The revelation of Jesus Christ.” This tells us clearly that this book is not about the beast, the antichrist, or the tribulation. The text is about the revelation of Jesus, and thus, our obsession with this book should be Him.
2. The seal of the Lamb is more important than the mark of the beast.The seal of the Lamb is more important than the mark of the beast. Click To Tweet
The seal of the Lamb is first mentioned in Revelation 71-8, 14:1. Once people have been clearly identified as God’s people, the mark is given to them. The mark itself doesn’t make them God’s people, it only identifies and protects them for the choice they made to be loyal and serve God. It’s because of their union to the Lamb that they receive the mark.
Why is that important to know?
The Bible first talks about the seal of the Lamb, and then we notice the devil’s replication of the mark – the mark of the beast, 666. Remember that the devil never creates, he can only duplicate the things which God has created.
3. The mark of the beast is closely tied to the worship of the beast.The mark of the beast is closely tied to the worship of the beast. Click To Tweet
We see in Revelation 13:16-18, that this mark is a device that goes into your hand or forehead. We know that without this mark people will be unable to buy or sell. Many think this could be a chip. As science continues to grow, chips have become part of our credit cards, phones, and everyday life. We even have the technology today to implant these chips into our bodies and our hands.
I want to make it clear, that what distinguishes the mark of the beast from anything else, is not the chip itself, or the fact that it’ll be on the person’s body, but what it represents – loyalty and devotion to the beast.
Taking this mark will signify a direct allegiance and service to the beast and his kingdom, unlike anything we have currently.
The Vaccine vs The Mark
I do not believe that the vaccine is the mark of the beast.
Although it is put into our bodies, the distinguishing factor between the mark and this vaccine is the requirement.
For those who have taken the vaccine, there is no requirement to pledge allegiance to Satan, the one-world government, the dragon, or a false prophet.
I am not at liberty to tell you whether to take the vaccine or not.
But, as a pastor, and someone who studies the Bible, I can tell you confidently that the vaccine is NOT the mark of the beast because it does not require you to pledge your allegiance to anything.
The vaccine is ultimately your choice. I do advise, however, that you do due research on it before you take it.
Advice to Believers
I pray that during this time we would redirect our focus on what Jesus called us to do.
Jesus made it clear that in the last day’s many troubles would arise. During this, He also mentioned one of the indicators of the last times – the Gospel being preached to the ends of the earth.
Our focus should not be that troubles will arise. Our focus should be the preaching of the Gospel. We must look forward to the coming of the Lamb. The pandemic is a time to look for Christ, not for the antichrist.
As people who already have the seal of the Lamb, there is no need to be afraid of the mark of the Beast. Our hope is in Christ.As Christians we don't spread fear, we spread hope. Click To Tweet
Lastly, agree to disagree. Don’t use this topic to create a war because of differences of opinion regarding the vaccine. I understand this is a very sensitive topic right now because of its spread, but as a Christian don’t hate those around you that have decided to take the vaccine.
Whether you choose to take the vaccine or not, we are called to live in peace with our brothers and sisters in Christ.
What do you think about the vaccine? Share your thoughts with me below!
Vaccine Exemption Legal Documents
After speaking with lawyers, as a church, we have acquired these documents for those wanting to actively refuse the vaccine.
Feel free to download these copies below.