‘he causeth all…to receive a mark’
No, the current COVID-19 pandemic does not mean that the great tribulation described in Revelation has begun. Current conditions do not project anywhere near the biblical portrayal of that apocalyptic period. Not yet, anyway.
However, the global economy of rich and poor nations alike has nosedived due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Also, the World Health Organization has advised populations to guard against viral transmission by not using paper currency for monetary transactions.
Meanwhile, injected vaccine methods with information tracking ability, consistent with the ID2020 agenda, have now been developed. One human “patch” project, conducted at MIT, was funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. (Population ID and tracking are much-ignored, key aspects of “controlling populations” within the broad “population control” agenda.)
During this pandemic, sweeping emergency orders that further limit people’s privacy, free movement, assembly and due process have been rolled out almost daily throughout the world . Government power is quickly expanding even as nations become further indebted and weakened.
The pandemic has caused the suspension of rights and freedoms like no other event possibly could. The enemies of human liberty and limited government could not have planned it any better if they tried.
But it’s a good bet that they are not celebrating a mere happenstance. It’s far more likely that they are taking notes for a plan.
Beta test for the apocalypse
The “Wuhan Virus” did indeed emerge out of Wuhan, China, which is also the location of a bioweapons and virus research laboratory, similar to the US lab in Fort Detrick, MD. Both labs are known for researching deadly viruses, with the Wuhan lab being the only one officially designated for such work in all of China.
China’s official statement was that a Wuhan wet market containing infected bats and other live animals was the source of a natural outbreak. The globalist “scientific community” and statist-leaning media have generally accepted China’s account, despite the communist Chinese, as is their custom, not being forthcoming with details. Some have even praised China’s draconian containment procedures, with scant media attention given to the strange proximity of the Wuhan lab, or particularly, the Wuhan Center for Disease Control, only 300 yards from the market.
Indeed, a February 2017 Nature article on Wuhan”s National Bio-safety Laboratory has now, since the outbreak, added this “editor’s note” in January:
Many stories have promoted an unverified theory that the Wuhan lab discussed in this article played a role in the coronavirus outbreak that began in December 2019. Nature knows of no evidence that this is true; scientists believe the most likely source of the coronavirus to be an animal market.
So, Nature relies on scientists who conclude humans were naturally infected by animals, but apparently are not interested in discovering the source for such infected animals, or whether there actually is evidence being withheld by China that would tie the outbreak to the lab. This is perplexing, since the article noted the lab’s ability to research “the emergence of zoonotic viruses — those that jump to humans from animals, such as SARS or Ebola” while it also recounted China’s less-than-stellar biocontainment history.
Regardless of the source of the outbreak and whether it was intentional or not, this whole episode is sure to be studied for its impact on global populations and economies, and how it will shape future events.The Bible describes a time when a man emerges to become the earth’s premier “crisis manager.” His draconian solutions for the world’s crises appear to be exactly what is required, as if the whole scenario were scripted, as indeed it is.
‘Crisis management’ and the ‘mark of the beast’
It is generally accepted that “crisis management,” or “crisis planning,” is a noble endeavor that envisions the sequence of events during future crises, in order to establish certain protocols in response to each crisis and its aftermath.
However, it must be understood that in an unchecked environment, some entrusted with crisis management could cross the line from planning for a crisis for the public good, to actually planning the crisis itself for evil purposes, particularly to consolidate power.
The pandemic of the past few months should make it easier to envision a more severe version such as depicted by the “four horsemen” of the apocalypse. That sequence of crises ushers acceptance of the ultimately evil “crisis manager,” right on cue. His infamous “solution” is described in Revelation, chapter 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. ( Rev. 13: 16-18 KJV )
To cause encompasses a wider meaning than simply to command, order, or require people to receive this mark. It implies an ongoing pretext action to develop the conditions that would drive people to accept it.
It is therefore easy to consider this mark as his authoritarian, all-in-one “solution” for his own devised “plandemic.” It could incorporate a stamped, injected “patch,” exactly as developed today, that can both administer vaccine and verify it with medical and personal records. It could track and prevent movement in and out of quarantine zones, “hot spots” and “unlawful” assemblies, via an identification marker that would also eliminate and replace anonymous currency transaction.
‘Order out of chaos’
The Bible indicates that all Christians will escape that period of time, known as the great tribulation. Both the living and dead “in Christ” are to be “caught up” – or raptured – from earth by Jesus Christ before the tribulation begins ( I Thessalonians 4:13 – 5:9 KJV). This event is imminent, and could occur any day. It could occur right now.
However, that expectation has caused some believers to develop a lack of interest in studying the tribulation period, wrongly assuming that it does not pertain to them. Such a superficial assumption ignores lessons derived from world history, and from today’s ongoing global crisis.
When this “beast” initiates his marking system, it marks the beginning of his “New World Order.” It is the world’s final attempt to realize the “order out of chaos” idea that has been the actual belief of occult groups, secret societies and mystery religions for millennia. It has been the core belief of “perfectibility of man,” “Enlightenment,” and “ye shall be as gods” adherents dating back to the Garden of Eden. It is the actual philosophy that underscores the theory of evolution.
So it is entirely consistent with this delusional belief that it would culminate with this “beast,” who attempts to put into practice this “order out of chaos.”
Christians may not be on earth for his destructive “order,” or to endure God’s judgment upon him and his marked initiates, but that does not preclude Christians being on earth during any chaos that precedes it, so that, if luciferian globalists have their way, there would not be many Christians actually living when the pretribulation Rapture occurs.
That would not be an unprecedented occurrence during this church age. Jesus’ promise that the gates of hell shall not prevail against his church has not precluded its near-annihilation from earth during a substantial part of church history. Nero crisis-managed the burning of Rome before blaming and brutally persecuting Christians.
Some contemporary Christians, particularly in America who have heretofore assumed that no such chaos will affect them before the Rapture, would do well to take note and prepare accordingly (both spiritually and as stewards of God’s endowments), while remaining steadfast in God’s promises even if their assumption proves in error.
For the mystery of iniquity doth already work…. ( II Thessalonians 2:7 KJV )