How Long Until The Mark Of The Beast?

Most people know it as 666. It is the mark of the beast and comes from Revelation 13:16-18, “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.”

To answer the question, how long until the mark of the beast? I do not know, but I will say this – events are playing out in the world that indicates the event may be sooner rather than later.

When it comes to Bible prophecy, we do not know dates, but we do have a good idea of the sequence of events. When it comes to the mark, we do know it will start after the Antichrist comes to power; that means it begins sometime during the tribulation period. We also see the tribulation period begins when the Antichrist signs a seven-year treaty with Israel and many other nations (Daniel 9:27).

Since this treaty has not been signed, and therefore, the tribulation has not started, we know the mark of the beast is not coming today. Most Bible scholars believe the mark will be mandatory, starting at the midpoint of the seven-year tribulation.

Will the mark of the beast be in the form of a computer chip, tattoo, bar code, or something else? With current technology, a computer chip seems the logical choice. Note the wording of the Revelation 13 passage above, “to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads.” The word “in” implies under the skin. However, with the everchanging growing abilities of technology, the mark could be something we have not yet seen. Only God knows, and time will tell.

Several bills are floating around congress about another form of stimulus because of the virus. One, in particular, caught my eye, introduced by congresswomen Tlaib (D-MI) and Jayapal (D-WA). It is the Automatic BOOST to Communities (ABC). Every man, woman, and child within our nation would receive a BOOST debit card. The current proposal has each card preloaded with a $2,000 balance. Each month after that, $1,000 is deposited onto the card. This payment is only temporary, lasting for one year after the COVID-19 crisis ends.

The bill offers a provision that an individual if they desire, could add their private funds to the card during or after the crisis. Therefore, a person could use this card for perpetuity.

With the open end date of this card (one year after the virus ends), it is not inconceivable that the benefit could last well into next year or even early 2022. If there is another outbreak in the fall, the crisis continues, pushing back the end date.

A family of four would receive $48,000 during the twelve months after the virus is over. That figure does not include the $8,000 in funds on the cards initially, or any monthly payments made during the crisis.

If this bill would pass, does anyone think that Washington politicians would take a $48,000 a year income from every family of four in the country when the time comes for it to end? Washington does not have a track record of discontinuing giveaways once they start. I know some readers think this is absurd and would never happen in the United States. This idea of giving a monthly stipend to the entire population was something talked about by our founding fathers. Thomas Paine, the writer of “Common Sense,” proposed the concept. He called it a “citizen dividend.”

A universal basic income (UBI) plan passed in the US House while Nixon was President. The bill failed in the Senate when Democrats did not think the payments were high enough.

Andrew Yang, who ran for the Democratic nomination for President this year, said the UBI was the foundation of his campaign. On the religious front, less than a month ago, during his Easter message, the Pope called for a worldwide Universal Basic Income.

The idea has been simmering centuries. Now, because of the virus, the pot is starting to show bubbles, ready to boil.

Whenever this starts, whether in twenty days or twenty years, it is only a step toward the mark. It is not 666, but it is a stepping stone. As time goes by, many will deposit personal funds onto the government card, if for no other reason than to make it easier to keep track of their finances. Logical steps after the establishment of a national debit card are the elimination of cash, and possibly moving to a cryptocurrency. Then to prevent cyber theft and hacking, putting a mark in everyone’s right hand or forehead.

How long until the mark of the beast? Whenever it is, it is closer than we realize.

Preacher Johnson is Pastor of Countryside Baptist Church in Parke County Indiana. Web page: www.preacherspoint.; email:; mail: 410 S. Jefferson St. Rockville IN 47872.

4 thoughts on “How Long Until The Mark Of The Beast?”

  1. I certainly agree with everything you have said. This Virus is a prelude to the mark. Although I am sure that the Government being as greedy as they are will not give the amount in your article. My government here in Canada gave 8000$ . 2K a month for 4 months . However they also put 30% of us out of work in the same period, Including me. They are already making sure that we are 6 ft apart , something that will be important to minister. They have an App that claims it knows who has the Virus that they want us to download. I will never do that. Also several stores are taking temperature at the door . I believe that this is to get us ready for the Scanner to buy at stores in the future. A lot of Canadians about 8% are annoyed and not willing to follow protocol. I am 1 of those 8% . Although my strength is in Yeshua, it does not eliminate my fear of , Where will I eat , live, get things that I consider normal now? I have read the word and especially the Old Testament. God has never spared his people pain, He allows pain to promote growth. I speak from extensive experience on this point. I am no dummy , I had a difficult life and as a result I met the maker of the universe. Several times in my life I have been presented with the easy way and knowing the end result would be walking away from Jesus , it was not an option. I am uniquely aware of the Path . I believe that the way is Narrow and not as many are on it as we think as Christians . The World and it’s Government is Corrupt, they think they are following the light . Simply put they are Wolves and or Pawns in the Scheme of darkness. At this point I tell anyone who will listen what I think is the truth. Including this letter . Sincerely Robert Valcourt

  2. thank you Robert Valcourt. I want to keep thinking that the mark will go out in the second half of the tribulation, after I am martyred. otherwise I will die from starvation. Please enlighten me if my thinking is wrong.

  3. People tend to read interpretations of Revelations in lieu of actual scripture. I find actual scripture to be quite revealing regarding the end times. Here is what scripture tells us regarding the mark of the beast. The second beast in rev 13 deceives those who dwell on the earth into making an image for the beast, then this second beast also gives breath to this image that the people make, so that the image might speak and might cause those who do not worship the beast to be slain. Then it causes all to be marked on the right hand or the forehead with the name or number of the beast. In rev 19 it states that this second beast, the one who deceives mankind is the false prophet and Christ throws both the beast and the false prophet into the lake of fire; and more importantly it declares and the rest were slain by the sword that came from the mouth of him who was sitting on the horse. So according to these scriptures if you get the mark of the beast you will be slain by the sword of Christ, you are condemned. This mark is only given by the image of the beast which is made by those who dwell on the earth but this image is given power by the false prophet, the mark allows you to buy and sell however due to it’s outcome it means you must worship the beast to receive it. Satan said to Christ in Matthew 4 “all these I will give you if you fall down and worship me” Christ replied “Be gone, Satan! For it is written, You shall worship the Lord your God and him only shall you serve.” So according to scripture the mark is given by an image of the beast created by those who dwell on the earth; these people also worship the beast, and in order to get the mark you to must also worship the beast. If you don’t get the mark you will be slain; however on the bright side for those who do not get the mark of the beast it states in rev 20 those who had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. So if you’re slain because you refuse to worship the beast you are brought back to life for the 1000 years of peace with Christ; nice bonus. No one lives through the end times those who do not get the mark are resurrected and those who do are slain by Christ. This is why it is called the “end times” The mark is not an identity chip or a government issued id card you must profess your worship of the beast in order to receive it and once received it will be like the mark of Cain there will be nothing you can do to get rid of it; because receiving it condemns your soul there is no doubt or grey area. After the 1000 years of peace in the Holy City, Satan is released and given his resurection of gog and magog, Japheth’s nation and when Satan directs his army to attack Christ and his resurrected, GOD finally puts Satan in the lake of fire. Then judgment, then the Kingdom of GOD comes and GOD’s will is done. As Christ taught us to pray “Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done”. All this world which is ruled by Satan John 14:30 and it’s pain and suffering is finally over. Amen

  4. Totally in agreement with your piece. I hang on your words of the mark being, “something we have not seen yet.”

    I think the coming mark will literally change a person which will help with the separation from God. (Transhumanism? Upload your mind to the cloud?)
    I also believe we are close but the antichrist is going to need better technology than what we have right now.

    That technology will be Quantum computers. Google, Apple, China, America and many more are in a race to have the first working model.

    Quantum conputers will change everything we know today. Combine them with an advanced A.I. and we will be in trouble soon enough! (Terminator) – God bless

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