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USA in Judgment: 3 Stages to Implement the Mark of the Beast

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This video is called, “USA in Judgment: 3 Stages to Implement the Mark of the Beast.” In November 2020, President Trump announced that the Covid-19 vaccine is almost ready for distribution. Is this vaccine the mark of the beast, foretold in Scripture? Short answer: No. But it does play a role in bringing about the mark of the beast. In this video, I’ll show you three stages that America, along with the rest of the world, will go through that will result in the Mark of the Beast. Let’s get into it. 

Christians, and even non-Christians, are now recognizing that something of Biblical proportions is unfolding across this world. The Book of Revelation speaks of a 7-year tribulation that will come upon this world before the return of Jesus. At the time of this video, we have not yet entered into that 7-year tribulation, but the signs of it starting soon are becoming increasingly evident. 

During this tribulation, one will arise who is empowered by Satan, commonly referred to as the Antichrist, the man of sin, the son of perdition and other names. This Antichrist will rise quickly and will cause people all over the world to take a mark, without which they can neither buy or sell. Revelation 13:

“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 (666).” (Revelation 13:16-18 KJV)

The Bible clearly states that whoever takes this mark can no longer be saved.  Revelation 14:

“…If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, the same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of His indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name. (Revelation 14:9-11 KJV)

Is the COVID vaccine the mark of the beast, as some on social media are claiming? Let me be clear from Scripture: No. Absolutely not. The Covid-19 vaccine is not the mark of the beast. 

How do we know from Scripture that it’s not the mark of the beast? Let me give you 4 quick reasons. There are more than 4 but 4 will suffice for this video.

  1. The mark of the beast happens in the second half of the 7-year tribulation – We’re not there yet!

    Contrary to what some are teaching, we are not yet in the tribulation. The mark of the beast occurs in Revelation chapter 13. Revelation chapters 4-12 deal with the first half of the tribulation, events that have not yet occurred, which include the 7 seal judgments, the 7 trumpet judgments, the sealing of 144,000 from the Israel, the appearance of the two witnesses. All of this has to occur first, before we get to the mark of the beast.

  2. The Ezekiel 38 invasion of Israel hasn’t happened yet.

    Ezekiel chapters 38-39 tell of an end times, massive invasion of Israel where God will intervene and destroy the invading armies, giving Israel a great victory. After that battle, it says Israel will be burning the enemy’s weapons for fuel for 7 years. This invasion, therefore, must happen prior to the start of the 7-year tribulation. And it hasn’t happened yet. 

    And they that dwell in the cities of Israel shall go forth, and shall set on fire and burn the weapons, both the shields and the bucklers, the bows and the arrows, and the handstaves, and the spears, and they shall burn them with fire seven years: So that they shall take no wood out of the field, neither cut down any out of the forests;” (Ezekiel 39:9-10 KJV)

  3.  The Rapture hasn’t happened yet. 

    The church must be taken out of the way before the antichrist is revealed and before the tribulation gets underway. I won’t go into all the evidence for a pre-trib rapture. That’s not the point of this video. But it hasn’t happened yet. 

    And most importantly:

  4. The Antichrist hasn’t appeared on the scene yet.

    There are two criteria for people to be eternally damned by the mark of the beast: they have to take the mark AND worship the beast, which is the Antichrist and the system he represents.

    “…If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive [his] mark in his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, …And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.(Revelation 14:9-11 KJV)

    As long as the Antichrist is not on the scene to be worshipped, then the Scriptures dealing with the mark of the beast cannot be fulfilled.

Folks, the COVID-19 vaccine is NOT the mark of the beast. We don’t need to fear it for that reason. There may be safety concerns, but it is not the mark of the beast.

However, this vaccine does play a role is setting up the conditions that must exist for the mark of the beast to eventually be introduced. In the time that’s left in this video, I’m going to present three stages that America and the rest of the world will progress through to get from where we are today to the mark of the beast. We’re going to explore each stage and I’ll cite a number or websites that show evidence that these stages are well underway. In the description section of this video, I’ve listed the web addresses for each article that I reference, if you would like to read the articles in detail.

The 3 stages to implement the mark of the beast are these:

  1. Voluntary
  2. Mandatory
  3. Total Control

For the mark of the beast to be introduced, not only does the Antichrist have to be on the scene, but the world has to be in a state of total control where people will be forced to either take the mark or die. We’re not there yet, but it’s coming fast.

The first stage, the Voluntary stage, begins where we are today. We have a global pandemic, COVID-19, and a vaccine that is being released. This vaccine promises to make a person immune to the virus, at least for a while, and early results show that it may be about 90-95% effective. When it is released, taking the vaccine will be totally voluntary. Some people will be comfortable taking it, while others will decide to wait and see or will refuse.

As the effectiveness of this vaccine becomes proven, around the world there will be increasing social pressure for everyone to take it. There are already calls from people in Canada and other countries for making this vaccine mandatory. But for now, Governments will stress that it is totally voluntary. However, the more it is accepted and effective, the more the pressure will grow for people to take it. You may be able to say no for now, but that won’t last long.

Adding to that pressure, schools and employers will begin to require that students or employees show proof that they are healthy, or they won’t be allowed in the school or work place. They can prove this by either showing a recent test result or that they’ve taken the vaccine. Restrictions will begin to emerge for buying and selling, only allowing you to do so if you can prove you are healthy.

Does that sound far fetched? It shouldn’t. Such restrictions are already emerging.

Here is an article from, dated November 11, 2020, entitled, “How Ticketmaster Plans to Check Your Vaccine Status for Concerts.” Ticketmaster is the leading seller of tickets to public events, such as concerts, plays, and really any event where people gather. In the interest of public safety, they want to make sure that everyone who attends an event is free of the virus. Here’s a quote from that article:

Monday’s news that pharmaceutical company Pfizer’s early results on a new COVID-19 vaccine showed a 90% efficacy rate on an initial clinical trial have given concert professionals hope that the business can start mounting a return in 2021. As part of that preparation, Ticketmaster has been working on a framework for post-pandemic fan safety that uses smart phones to verify fans’ vaccination status or whether they’ve tested negative for the coronavirus within a 24 to 72 hour window.

Many details of the plan, which is still in development phase, will rely on three separate components — the Ticketmaster digital ticket app, third party health information companies like CLEAR Health Pass or IBM’s Digital Health Pass and testing and vaccine distribution providers like Labcorp and the CVS Minute Clinic.

Here’s how it would work, if approved: After purchasing a ticket for a concert, fans would need to verify that they have already been vaccinated (which would provide approximately one year of COVID-19 protection) or test negative for coronavirus approximately 24 to 72 hours prior to the concert. The length of coverage a test would provide would be governed by regional health authorities — if attendees of a Friday night concert had to be tested 48 hours in advance, most could start the testing process the day before the event. If it was a 24-hour window,  most people would likely be tested the same day of the event at a lab or a health clinic.

Once the test was complete, the fan would instruct the lab to deliver the results to their health pass company, like CLEAR or IBM. If the tests were negative, or the fan was vaccinated, the health pass company would verify the attendee’s COVID-19 status to Ticketmaster, which would then issue the fan the credentials needed to access the event. If a fan tested positive or didn’t take a test to verify their status, they would not be granted access to the event.

You can see from this article that no one is required to take the vaccine, at least for now. But if they do and can verify it, then they are free to buy tickets for one year without having to go through this hassle. Those who refuse to take the vaccine will have to be tested, at their expense, every time they want to do business with Ticketmaster.

And before you say that you will simply not do business with Ticketmaster, rest assured that all other business will soon follow. After all, every business is increasingly challenged with gaining the trust of its customers so that they feel safe. This is coming folks.

In stage 1, it’s all voluntary, but the pressure will increase to take the vaccine and submit, if you want to live any semblance of a normal life. Restrictions will emerge for buying and selling across all aspects of our economy.

To enable this, verification and tracking systems will emerge. To be effective and accurate, businesses like Ticketmaster are not going to take your word for it that you are healthy. You’ll have to prove it through a 3rd party. Ticketmaster says they will use a health pass company, like CLEAR or IBM, that will operate via smartphone.

This technology is already here. Here’s the website for the health pass company called CLEAR, appropriately named, This organization, with its software app, serves as a 3rd party health pass company, where you can authorize your health provider to upload test results and make them available to anyone whom you authorize and allow to check on your health status.

Do you want to fly on a plane without the health check hassle? Some airports have already implemented CLEAR Airport Lanes, where you can quickly show your health status via CLEAR and easily board the plane. 

In an article dated October 20, 2020, it is reported that IBM has also launched a “digital health passport platform to allow individuals to store and share their health status while protecting their privacy.” It says,

“The digital health pass is designed so that organizations are able to create their own individual criteria to generate a health status that fits any specific situation.” 

Did you get that? In other words, your employer may define it’s own criteria for checking your health status and use this app to validate that you are healthy, or they won’t let you into the workplace and you won’t have a job. 

Would you like to travel across a border into another country? Soon, you won’t be able to without health verification. This article goes on to say:

“…the World Economic Forum announced its support for a new digital health pass, CommonPass, which allows individuals to securely document their COVID-19 status electronically and present it when they board a plane or cross a border.

CommonPass generates a QR code that can be viewed on a smartphone so that officials or health personnel can scan the code and clear the individual for travel, all while keeping their health information private.”

World-wide standards for health verification are rapidly being developed. What starts off as voluntary, will soon become mandatory. 

These health pass sites, in addition to providing a digital exchange where you can share your health information, are also quickly evolving into tracking systems. After all, contact tracing is a huge challenge in a pandemic. If you become sick with COVID, it’s important to know where you’ve been and who else you may have exposed. Even if you are healthy, it will be important to know if you came in contact with someone who was not heathy.

Companies that make these health pass apps are quickly developing the technology to track you wherever you go and instantly identify every person that was proximally close to you. Once fully implemented on a city-wide, country-wide or even world-wide scale, they’ll be able to determine where you are at any given moment, where you’ve been, when you traveled and identify every person you came in contact with. 

The development and deployment of this technology is on a fast track. Here’s an article from the National Institutes of Health, dated September 15, 2020, entitled, “NIH awards contracts to develop innovative digital health technologies for COVID-19.”

It says,

“The National Institutes of Health has awarded seven contracts to companies and academic institutions to develop digital health solutions that help address the COVID-19 pandemic. The work could lead to user-friendly tools such as smartphone apps, wearable devices, and software that can identify and trace contacts of infected individuals, keep track of verified COVID-19 test results, and monitor the health status of infected and potentially infected individuals.”

This includes:

“A GPS-based retroactive contact-tracing tool for alerting users about contact with SARS-CoV-2–infected individuals, identifying businesses that were visited by someone who later tested positive for COVID-19, and working with those businesses and public health departments on strategies to reduce the spread of the virus.”

In other words, when these devices become widespread, you will be tracked wherever you go and your travel history will be recorded. You can voluntarily resist participating in this, up until it becomes required. The emergence of these verification and tracking systems will happen quickly and will all be done “for our good health and safety.” It will be presented as a very noble cause, one we should all support for the good of civilization.

This is the Voluntary stage, where no one is required to do anything yet, but the pressure is building. As these systems and pressures are emerging, something else is also unfolding: a resistance movement. Whenever restrictions are put in place, methods of fraud emerge where people try to get around those restrictions. It’s already started.

This article on the Travel + Leisure website, dated November 2, 2020, cites how four Brazilian tourists were jailed for allegedly faking COVID-19 lab results so they could travel past security checkpoints. The article says,

“Travelers are buying fake COVID-19 test results on the black market…French officials discovered the false certificates were being sold at Charles de Gaulle Airport for 150 to 300 euros ($180 to $360).”

The emergence of fraud in the system caused by this resistance movement will lead to stronger enforcement measures, ultimately culminating with the total control that is needed to implement the mark of the beast. But for now, this still isn’t the mark of the beast.

Which brings us to Stage 2: Mandatory.

After these verification and tracking tools become widespread, they will quickly move past the adoption phase to where they become essential to everyday life. And with that, taking the vaccine and using these tools will become mandatory. This will happen very fast.

Schools and employers that once allowed people to opt out of health check verifications will remove the opt-out option. Participation will be required if you want to send you child to school or keep a job. It won’t be easy to say no. Saying no to a school may well mean you get investigated as to whether you are endangering your child and, therefore, may not be fit to keep that child. That’s a scary thought. The government will reason that it must intervene for the good of society and the child. Requiring children to comply with vaccines before they can attend school will be a big part in forcing compliance on parents and the overall population.

Saying no will soon no longer be tolerated.

As compliance becomes mandatory, these health verification systems will begin to dominate our lives. Soon, we will not be allowed to go into a supermarket without first authenticating our health status. Here’s what a health verification station kiosk looks like today. They are installing these now in airports and other arenas where people gather. Soon, once these become widespread, you will not be allowed to buy, sell or even walk through a place of business without first verifying your health status. It’s coming.

Along with these restrictions, we will quickly see the integration of health verification and tracking systems with our banking systems. Linking health verification to banking will be critical for controlling the population and ensuring participation. Access to banking will become increasingly tied to these verification systems. To enforce this, the world will quickly move toward a cashless society, something governments have been planning for years. But now, with the need for health tracking, the movement toward a cashless society will happen at a much faster pace.

Governments will increasingly tie your health verification compliance to your ability to access and use your bank accounts. We already see this in China, where a low social score, measured by whatever standards the government decides, can result in you losing financial and other privileges, including losing access to your money, keeping your job, not being allowed to travel, own a house or attend a good school. Compliance is now mandatory.

 And with these verification systems being GPS enabled to permit contact tracing, we’ll see something else even more ominous develop: the rise of the surveillance state, where every movement of every person is tracked and recorded. Again, we see a surveillance state already in place in China with cameras now everywhere, even inside buildings and homes, all managed by computers tied to each person’s profile and social tracking score. 

To demonstrate how effective this is in controlling a population, in this article, a BBC reporter put the Chinese surveillance system to a test. 

“Police in the southern city of Guiyang were tasked with locating reporter John Sudworth using only an image of him and their massive network of surveillance cameras with sophisticated facial recognition technology.”

This reporter was not someone who’s picture or personal information were already in China’s database. He was a foreigner who simply showed up at an airport and was given 1 day to hide himself somewhere in a city of 4 million people. After 1 day of going into hiding, it took police only 7 minutes to locate and apprehend the reporter. The real scary part of this is that this article was written 3 years ago in 2017. This surveillance technology is now 3 years more sophisticated.

These systems from China are being exported to countries and cities around the world, including here in the United States. As these systems become widespread and more advanced, the fraud efforts to get around them will evolve and also become more sophisticated. Each of these systems has a weakness that a resistance movement will try to exploit. 

For example, with verification systems being initially on your cell phone, you can simply leave your phone behind if you don’t want to be GPS tracked. Or you can cover your face with a mask if you don’t want to be recorded on camera. 

The evolution of these attempts to defraud the control systems will lead to much greater levels of control being implemented, which I refer to here as Stage 3, Total Control.

In the Total Control stage, it becomes mandatory that people not only take the vaccine and comply with health tracking, but also comply with whatever controls, systems and procedures the government decides is best. This will be done, of course, “for the good and health of our society.” But now, to enforce compliance, laws will be enacted to ensure that everyone complies, and those who don’t comply will be severely punished. 

Most notably in this stage, to eliminate most of the fraud, the interface to these verification systems will move from your cell phone to implantable devices under your skin. This will solve the problem of people refusing to comply by leaving their cell phones behind or hiding their faces from surveillance cameras. With an implanted radio frequency device, an RFID chip under your skin, your movement can be tracked everywhere, even without cameras.  Your banking, heath verification, social scores and compliance to any laws enacted by government can be tracked by computer. Thanks to new 5G networks, tracking people in real time will not be a problem. Violators will be instantly identified and apprehended.

These implantable devices have been around for a while. According to this article from NPR in 2017, a Wisconsin company called Three Square Market became the first American company to offer RFID implants to its employees. European companies had already been offering this, but now it was being introduced on American soil. According to the company CEO,

“We foresee the use of RFID technology to drive everything from making purchases in our office break room market, opening doors, use of copy machines, logging into our office computers, unlocking phones, sharing business cards, storing medical/health information, and used as payment at other RFID terminals. Eventually, this technology will become standardized allowing you to use this as your passport, public transit, all purchasing opportunities, etc.” 

Up to now, these implantable devices have been novelties with little incentive for most people to adopt them. But then came COVID-19. Now, with world-wide urgency for health verification and contact tracing, the right incentive is in place to drive these implantable devices from being a novelty to being absolutely necessary and, ultimately, mandatory. They will become mandatory simply because, without them, you will not be able to function in society. You won’t be able to bank, hold a job, travel or buy food without using the new defacto standard for conducting commerce and complying with world-wide health and safety standards. Sooner than you think, you will not be able to buy, sell or do anything without an implant.

To make these devices even more essential, a cashless society will be implemented practically overnight. Cash will be obsolete. All transactions will be digital. And if you don’t have the right device, an implant, you simply won’t be able to buy or sell anything.

Today, our standards are cash and credit cards. Imagine trying to live a normal life without either of these. You simply could not. You cannot function today without cash or credit cards. So it will be with these implant devices once they become the standard that replaces cash and credit cards. You will either have to get the device or you will not be able to function or do anything in society.

Such devices will have enhanced security. For example, they will be matched to the biometrics of each individual. If someone were to cut the device out of your hand, for example, and try to use it, they couldn’t because they are not you. These devices will also stop working once the person dies, so killing a person or cutting off a person’s hand to use their system access won’t work either. 

These implantable devices will help stop the fraud and bring about a total surveillance society. Once implanted, all your data is integrated and your movements easily tracked. At this point, the world population will be under total control, the exact situation the Antichrist will need to implement the mark of the beast.

These systems will not be the mark of the beast, just the means to deliver it and control the population so as to accept it.

So if these systems are just the control mechanisms needed for the mark of the beast, then what is the actual mark of the beast?

Scripture does not define exactly what the mark of the beast is and why it is so deadly that anyone who takes the mark is damned for eternity. It is a mystery. God left it that way intentionally. So Biblically, no one can say with certainty what the mark of the beast is with total accuracy.

My theory, and it’s just a theory, is that the COVID vaccine, which is not the mark of the beast and which is only supposed to protect people for 1 year, is just the first of many vaccines to come. Ultimately, once the Antichrist comes to power, the final form of the vaccine will be one that, I believe, will alter our DNA to where we are no longer human, no longer in the image of God. 

In the 7-year tribulation, Satan will go all out in a last ditch effort to destroy humanity, either through destruction by wars and persecution, or through the corruption of the human species itself through genetic manipulation. If he can succeed in ending humanity, then he has stopped God’s plan from being fulfilled. Most importantly for him, he will have stopped God’s judgment toward himself and he can then go on living without fear of being sent to eternal hell. That’s motivation.

Genetic manipulation also makes sense to me as being the mark of the beast because, once you do it, you cannot come back from it and be who you were before. The mark has to represent something more than just worshipping Satan. Today, if someone worships Satan, God’s grace is still available to them. They can repent and turn to Christ for forgiveness and salvation. But something about the mark of the beast makes it so that you can’t go back. For me, genetic manipulation makes the most sense. Christ came as a human and salvation is only available for humans. It’s not available for angels or anyone not human. So if Satan, through this mark, makes it so that a person’s DNA is changed to where they are no longer human, then salvation is no longer possible. 

Is that really the mark of the beast? It seems to fit. But no one can speak with authority on this. Time will tell. 

One thing is certain, we’re quickly moving toward a system of world-wide total control where the mark of the beast will be introduced. It’s coming and soon.

So what does all this mean for us today? 

Simply this, three things:

  1. If you are a Christian who is living in the will of God, you do not need to fear this mark of the beast. God will protect His children. When the Bible speaks of the mark of the beast, there’s not one verse that shows a Christian losing salvation because they took the mark. God, our heavenly Father, will be faithful to protect His children from this. He’ll either remove His Children through the rapture or early death or, in the case of tribulation saints, give them the grace and strength to refuse and be martyred. That won’t be easy, but we don’t need to be afraid.

  2. If you are a Christian who is not living in the will of God but is living in sin, you need to repent of that sin now and change your ways. Time is almost up. Christ is at the door. You do not want to be ashamed when He arrives. No amount of earthly pleasure is worth it. Repent now while there’s still time.

  3. If you are not a Christian or are not 100% sure that God will save you, you need to settle that today, right now. The tribulation is almost ready to start. You do not want to be here when it does. During the tribulation, in addition to the mark of the beast, over half the planet’s population will be killed through wars and destructions to where, as Scripture says, human life will become scarce. It will be a time of great terror. Flee from this world now, while you can. Turn to your heavenly Father and seek forgiveness. You don’t have to go through the judgments that are coming. Complete forgiveness is available. But you have to ask for it. You have to receive it.

Getting saved is easy because God made it easy. God is a God of love, but He is also a holy God and a God of justice. He said,

“For the wages of sin [is] death; but the gift of God [is] eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23 KJV)

Sin means missing the mark of God’s perfection, by either doing something wrong or failing to do something right. All of us have sinned. Because God is holy and just, the wages of our sin, in other words, what we earned because of our sin, is death, eternal separation from God in a place of judgment called hell. If God’s holiness were His only attribute, then we would all be doomed to hell. But God is also love and through His perfect love, He sent His Son Jesus to die on the cross, to die in your place to pay your debt of sin for you. 

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16 KJV)

The wages of sin is death and Jesus came and died for us that we might live. That salvation comes by placing your faith in Christ to save you.

“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth My word, and believeth on Him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.” (John 5:24 KJV)

All you have to do to receive that gift of eternal life, and avoid all these terrifying judgments that are coming, is believe in Jesus, that His death pays for your sins before God. 


So let me end with this:

If you are not 100% sure that you are saved, that if you died today, God would welcome you into heaven, I urge you to make your commitment to Jesus secure right now. God’s promise to save you can be found in Romans 10: 

“For whosoever shall call upon the Name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13 KJV)

How do you call upon the name of the Lord? Here’s a prayer for salvation that you can pray. But keep in mind that a prayer does not save you. You are saved only when you place your trust in Jesus alone, believing in your heart that He died to pay your debt of sin to God and that He rose from the dead to show you the eternal life that He offers. This prayer, then, is just a way of formalizing that decision, putting a stake in the ground, saying that you are trusting in Him and never going back. If that’s what you would like to do, please pray with me:

“Lord, I have sinned and I need you to save me. I believe that Your Son Jesus died on the cross to pay for my sins and that He rose from the dead to show us the new eternal life You have for us. I believe solely in Jesus to save me, that He paid my debt of sin 100%. Please forgive my sins and save me now, Lord, according to your promises. In Jesus Name.”

If you prayed that prayer and meant it from your heart, know right now that you are eternally saved.

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