Do not be deceived
To deceive generally means to lie, mislead, distort or hide or conceal the truth. Religiously to deceive implies, a false or misleading idea or belief that causes ignorance, bewilderment, or both hopelessness and helplessness. The deceiver knows what he is doing in mind. But it is left to the deceived to be able to know that they are being deceived.
Today there are many preachers using the word of God wrongly to manipulate the people and in these last days sow fear and doubt in people; instead of boldness, power and faith. Deception involves, lies, distortions, misleading and much more. The goal is to make one go against the truth of the word of God. That is why whatever you hear you should verify if from the word of God with prayer. God answers prayers. In the book o Matthew Our Lord Jesus Christ warned us severally about deception especially at this end of time.
Here we shall consider deception that is beginning to rage like wild fire: The issue of the covid-19 virus vaccine. It is a personal decision on whether to take it or not. Let no man manipulate you about it. Take time to be fully persuaded in what decision the Lord leads you to make. So many preachers today have become sudden scientists without the required qualifications. The preachers’ power should be “Thus saith the Lord.” If a preacher has it then let him speak on, but if not let them learn to be quiet and give their opinion but not to speak with assurance, that is not backed but the scriptures.
I have listened to some preachers claim that the vaccine is the mark of the beast. One even tried to show slides of how the vaccine formed 666 in the brain. I remembered the commendation of Paul concerning the brethren in Berea, (Acts 17:11), “These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.” This is the problem today and why there is so much fear, doubt, backsliding, worldliness and deception. People no longer search the scriptures, whether those things were so. Today many preachers have become little-gods, and their followers no longer search the scriptures whether those things were so. Case in point is the issue of the mark of the beast.
First we need to define or find out what part of man is considered the hand. The human hand is made up of the wrist, palm, and fingers. But the arm is from the shoulder to the wrist. You must differentiate between these two facts not to be deceived. The Bible said the mark was given in the right hand, and not right arm. Remember this mark is the same as the name and the number.
In Rev. 13:16 it clearly states, “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.” If I am correct it says, in their right hand “or” in their foreheads. Let us break it down a little further:
- It says in their right hand. Not in the left hand.
- It says in the foreheads. Not in the rear head.
- It uses the word “or” implying a person can get it in the right hand or the forehead.
- There were only those two options. And the arm was not one of the options in the bible.
- John saw what he documented and that is unchangeable; and his testimony is true.
- The vaccine does not leave you with a visible mark, like John saw.
Now the covid vaccine does not match the scriptures and items above. It has no visible mark on those who have received it. It is given in either right or left arm and not hand or forehead. So it does not match the scripture cloth. Let no man deceive you saith the scripture.
The scripture rightly indicates or prophesies when this event would occur and includes as follows:
- Before the midst of Daniel’s seventieth week. And besides no man has been wounded and was healed suddenly, (Rev. 13:1-8) to come to such power as to force all in the world to worship him, worship his image and take his mark: whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. The elects are gone already.
- The anti-Christ is fully in power: but this is not the case during this covid-19 eras.
- The false prophet who would make all the laws and who is the enforcer is not known today.
- The false prophet according to Rev. 13:11-16, forces all men to worship the image of the antichrist, does signs, wonders and miracles to deceive the people. Which of these have you seen and yet you are deceived into believing that the covid 19 vaccine is the mark of the beast. If you are deceived by this what will you do in the swelling of Jordan, (Jer.12:5).
- We are not yet in the great tribulation because the true believers are still here; wait and see what happens when we are gone. Will you be gone with Jesus or wait to find out about the real mark, not vaccine? The mark of the beast is a slave mark. You become a slave to Satan and forsaken by Jesus Christ the Lord; because of your choice, to be saved or not. By accepting Jesus Christ as both Savior and Lord you are saved. Your deceitful preacher cannot save themselves not to talk of saving you. If you take the mark you are forever damned and separated from God. You are free to disagree with me but the scripture cannot be broken.
The Lord gave us some insurance policy to always use, even for the covid-19 vaccine. Psalm 91 and Mark 16:18; all these scriptures cover deadly things including poisons. Above all confidence in Christ Jesus brings heart rest. Even if you take them (vaccines) mandatorily it shall not hurt you. Call your faith and the promises of God to action. Isaiah 54:17 says, “No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord.” Remember the scriptures in 2nd Tim: 7, “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”
The Bible is clear where the mark of the beast is put, the right hand or the forehead. I am not telling anyone what to do. Be fully persuaded in what you wish to do. Every child of God should pray and do as they are led. Did the bible say right hand or left hand, what about the forehead? Just put your facts as written in the bible. This vaccine may be dangerous but it is not the mark of the beast that John saw. He saw a mark given right hand or forehead. I may be wrong but this is the way a see both this scripture (Rev. 13:16) and the vaccine issue. If this is the mark of the beast, then may be, you or anyone on earth now, may, I say may have missed the translation. The vaccine may be dangerous but is not the mark of the beast that John saw.
signs of time.” He thought he was working on his feet but actually the Master was carrying him. Sometimes the Master works overtime carrying us when we seem to have given up. My grace is sufficient for thee, the Lord told Paul in one of his storms, in the boat, on the ocean of life, (2nd Cor. 12:9).
In Acts 7:54-60, Stephen stood before the council, the crowd of accusers and the chief priest; and answered for charges made against him concerning the gospel. During his defense he spoke so much starting from their history: “When they heard these things, they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed on him with their teeth. But he being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up steadfastly (from his boat of life) into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God. And said, behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God.” Jesus showed Stephen that He was aware of what he was going through and showed him things of eternal dimension; to let him know that “I AM” was in the boat with him. The crowd in verse 57-58, “Cried out with a loud voice, and stopped their ears, and ran upon him with one accord, and cast him out of the city, and stoned him, ——- They stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit. And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep.” Because the Master was with him in the boat, not matter the stoning; as they stoned God gave him revelations and peace even to pray for his detractors. The peace of mind to pray for those stoning him, showed the Prince of peace was with him, and gave him the peace of God that passeth all understanding. The peace of God is the evidence that the Master was in Stephen’s boat. When you are going through rough times and the devil is on the attack, remember the word of God and his promises (Psalm 119:49); and peace will come over you with joy, because it is the evidence that the Master is in the boat. It can never sink and there will be calm. Even if he decides to take you home like Paul, Stephen, James the brother of John the beloved, John the Baptist or any of the apostles, there will be peace as an evidence that the Master was with you in the boat. Even when you are in prison or sick in the hospital or lonely, always remember the words of Jesus Christ (when I was sick and in prison) in Matt. 25:33-46. You will know that in all your situations, Jesus Christ is with you, from the moment you repent and accept Him as your Lord and Savior. No matter the storms of life that come your way in the boat on the ocean of life, be assured that the Master is always by your side. Faith in the word of God will sometimes make you see Him in your boat.
Today, even as you sail on, troubles and trials will come your way. Sickness, hunger, uncertainties, false brethren, traitors and much more will come across your path. The devil uses such things to bring you discouragement, depression, doubt and much more. But meditate on the word of God always, remembering his promises that can never fail, then peace and joy will begin to flood your soul; knowing that the Master is in the boat of life with you. Confidence in Christ Jesus brings heart rest.
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