This is the question that may be partly responsible for vaccine hesitancy — those who believe that the last days may be imminent are reluctant to take on the “mark of the beast.”
I think the general context is fairly well known. A seven headed, ten horned “beast” arises in the last days, is assisted by various other figures, makes an alliance with a great red dragon, and enforces a “mark” to be taken in the hand or forehead that is required for participation in the beast’s “reign of antichrist” society.
The vaccine qualifies in some estimations because you can have a piece of paper (in your hand) or knowledge (in your forehead) of vaccination, using this as your passport to participate fully in the current society.
Moreover, the modern globalist society seems to approximate the seven headed beast. It has certainly made alliances with the dragon, and is assisted by another beast in the image of a lamb (our mainstream media).
Looking into this further, I discovered that seven heads and ten horns is not just symbolic. The G7 countries would represent seven heads. Ten horns was a bit more complicated, but I realized that a horn was probably a leader (in other Biblical prophecy this is also the case), so looking at the seven member states of the G7, four are republics (and have one leader or horn), and three are constitutional monarchies and have two (an elected prime minister and a sovereign monarch). Remember Japan is one of those with an imperial family. Britain and Canada, you might object, share the same “horn” but in constitutional terms the Canadian head of state associated with the monarchy is our home-grown governor general, not the Queen. So it does add up to ten.
Also, the beast was said to have a deadly head wound that it “miraculously” recovered from. This can best be explained as follows: when the beast emerged from the sea (with the alliance in place with the dragon), the U.S. head was wounded because Trump was the president. He was anti-globalist. Now the U.S. head from the perspective of the beast’s many followers is healed up with a globalist administration (fraudulently) empowered.
This is also significant to the timing aspect. It is said that the beast would have authority for 42 months. Clearly that cannot have begun before Trump was first elected. But I mentioned that in this analysis, the beast emerges from the sea during Trump’s presidency. When might that have been? Possibly around early to mid 2018, when Chairman Xi consolidated absolute power in China, and when globalists were openly musing about global pandemics and population culling strategies at their annual meetings in Davos and the Bilderberg. I would say that January 2019 is about the last date I would assign, therefore we are somewhere in the last third of the 42 months now.
So therefore, is the vaccination business the literal fulfilment of the prophecy, and are we therefore commanded to remain unvaccinated? What about good and faithful people who either never thought about this and got vaccinated, or thought about it and decided it was better to take the chance? I have no insight into answers to these difficult questions, but would hope that faith will prove both an antidote to the harms that might lie ahead, or the judgement that might be possible.
It does pose more of a dilemma to a person like myself who is not by nature an anti-vaxxer in general, but on this one particular issue very hesitant and reluctant even before I factor in the issues related to eternal life.
It is stated in the same prophecy that Christ (or a Christ-like figure) returns with the onset of judgements against the beast, those who took the mark of the beast, and various other types of judgements of the end times.
Can we expect something like this at the end of the 42 months? Is that soon, or further away? Will not taking a vaccine expose us to harm, either from disease, or from a vengeful mob losing patience with us and being urged on by governments and the mass media to take out their frustrations on us? I heard on the local news that a survey shows (in my jurisdiction) 77% have “compassion fatigue” for the unvaccinated. I don’t recall asking for compassion, I think they mean they don’t care if we live or die and wouldn’t go out of their way to offer medical care to the unvaccinated. The survey also claims that this number rises to 83% of the fully vaccinated (obviously the unvaccinated are largely compassionate towards their fellow unvaccinated). This is against a claim of 78% full vaccination (but in rural areas of my province the numbers are closer to 50-50).
My inclination was to remain unvaccinated just on the facts alone but with the added proviso that I would now be knowingly taking on the mark of the beast for my own convenience, it changes the dynamics of the decision for me. How about you (if unvaccinated, or faithful and vaccinated?) … how do you see this? Will there be greater persecution and social ostracism coming our way? Will it get to the point of interfering in our ability to lead any sort of normal existence?
I think my decision is to withdraw from the society, which may include by necessity reducing ties with family and associates, and wait it out, until either the Biblical prophecy is fulfilled or at least the mass social delusion aspects fade away and the thing becomes a footnote of history perhaps.
This is perhaps easier for me, I am retired and not that involved in many social activities but I can see trouble looming on the family front if I make a very definite point of this (and as you can guess, I would, especially if pushed).
Source: Free Republic