CAN WE BE DECEIVED INTO TAKING THE MARK OF THE BEAST?
Can we be deceived or even tricked into taking the mark of the beast? Before we look at the question, we must bring to the fore the fact that the mark of the beast probably brings out more deception than any other prophecy. That in itself should should set the tone for the question to be answered.
This is because so many different people are teaching so many diverse things about what the mark of the beast is, and everything else pertaining to it.
So when the mark comes how can we not be deceived into taking it?
IF YOUR TEACHER IS DECEIVED, THEN YOU WILL BE DECEIVED IF YOU FOLLOW HIM
What’s more, if your teacher is deceived and you follow that teacher faithfully, will you not also be deceived? Well, that’s what the bible says here:
Mat 15:14 Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.
How then can we not be tricked or deceived into taking the mark of the beast?
THE DANGER OF MODERN RELIGION
This highlights the problem of religion. Modern Christianity is a cult of personality. The pastor is given exalted status in each church and congregations largely follow the dictates of the pastor.
Now there are over 40,000 denominations with millions of pastors worldwide (remember there are about 2 billion Christians). How then do I know if my pastor is right? How do I know I am not blindly being led by the blind?
The reality is, you can’t know until you prove all things for yourself and stop relying on this person to think for you. This is why we were given this very solid advice:
1 Thess 5:21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
WE CANNOT BE DECEIVED INTO TAKING THE MARK?
However, I have seen Christian pastors on YouTube say that one cannot be deceived into taking the mark. They say for it to be the mark of the beast, you must know it is the mark and thereby make a choice.
You see, as we showed before in our articles, worship of the beast and his image are different from the physical mark of the beast. This we showed when looking at whether or not the mark is spiritual or physical, as well as whether or not the mark is a microchip or technology related.
However, the teaching that we cannot be deceived into taking the mark is plainly shown below to be a false teaching.
This is because it tells us explicitly, outright and plain in the book of Revelation that those who take the mark of the beast will be DECEIVED into taking it!
Rev 19:20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, WITH WHICH HE DECEIVED THEM THAT HAD RECEIVED THE MARK OF THE BEAST, AND THEM THAT WORSHIPPED HIS IMAGE. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
See that? It is there plain as day, yet there are those who teach the opposite? That is utter wickedness!!! Our souls depend on our understanding, yet they so blatantly teach a lie?
These people collectively have thousands of people watching their videos and are leading them to destruction. So this blatant deception is leading people worldwide to take the mark of the beast that is coming soon on this earth.
How, you may ask? By telling them that they cannot be deceived into taking the mark and by telling them that the mark will not be physical, they will believe it is okay to take a mRNA vaccine. This vaccine has the ability to alter your DNA (making you trans-human/iron mixed with clay) which changes your programming from the Most High and give yourself totally to man.
So far I have seen that the Jehovah’s Witness and the SDA teach their followers that the mark of the beast is not physical.
YAHUAH WILL LET US BELIEVE A LIE
Sadly, many of us do not know the Most High, YAHUAH TSABA’OTH. In reality, the true Mighty One of the Bible, YAHUAH TSABA’OTH will let you believe a lie if you do not want to believe his truth. In fact, he will even choose the lie we believe if we do not want to hear him:
Isa 66:4 I also will choose their delusions, and will bring their fears upon them; because when I called, none did answer; when I spake, they did not hear: but they did evil before mine eyes, and chose that in which I delighted not.
And so, he sends a strong lie for those who want to believe a lie.
2 Thess 2:11-12 And for this cause YAHUAH shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
Hence, this is how we can be deceived by these religions. If they follow a lie, their followers (blind led by the blind) will also follow a lie. Therefore we must ensure that we remove all lies from before us so as to be led into the truth.
THE IMPORTANCE OF BELIEVING THE TRUTH
Notice it said in 2 Thessalonians 2:11-12 above, that they were damned because they did not believe the truth?
Now in order to ensure we are not among those who are deceived, we must look at the question, what does the Bible reveal to be truth? The Messiah Yahusha is the truth.
John 14:6 Yahusha saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
THE MESSIAH YAHUSHA IS THE TRUTH
The Messiah is the truth. The problem is though, there are many Messiahs and there can only be one truth. Hence, the Hebrew Messiah who kept the law and did not come to destroy the law is the truth. No other Messiah is the truth. Consequently, the lawless Jesus Christ behind whom people do whatever they think is right in their own sight (Deut 12:8) CANNOT be the truth.
So let me re-iterate: the false Messiah Jesus Christ whose followers are lawless (reject the law) and follow the Roman Catholic version of the Messiah, is not the true Messiah.
THE LAW (TORAH) IS THE TRUTH
But what else does scripture call the truth?
Psalms 119:142 Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and thy law is the truth.
Not only is the Messiah the truth, but the law is also the truth, which is why both are inseparable! Sorry, but if you throw one away, you will accept a lie instead.
Rev 14:11 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.
Then the very next verse tells us who will overcome the beast.
Rev 14:12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of YAHUAH, and the faith of Yahusha.
Bottom-line? If you are not obeying the commandments (law) of the Father through faith in his son, then you are not in truth and hence you are liable to be deceived by the evil one. Note well, he captures those who are not in truth at his own will. now let’s look at that in 2 Timothy 2:25-26 below).
THOSE WHO REFUSE TO ABIDE IN THE TRUTH WILL SPEAK LIES
So here is deeper insight into why we can be deceived into taking the mark of the beast. If we do not pursue the truth, if we are content in lies, then we will be captured by Satan at his will:
2 Timothy 2:25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if YAHUAH peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;
2Ti 2:26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.
Now as a result of him taking us captive, this is what will be the end result: we will speak lies and deceits.
What’s more, we will not be able to understand the word of truth:
Joh 8:43-45 Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word.
Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.
We will not be able to believe the truth but will be held in lies. When therefore we speak, we will be speaking lies, deceiving people about everything, including the mark of the beast.
Sadly, that is what is happening in Christianity today. Christians prefer their religion over the truth. Whenever you minister to them about the lies, their first reaction is to defend their religion. More times than not, they will reach the point that they will tell you that the lie does not matter.
They choose to believe a lie and reject the truth. Hence they cannot understand the word of the Messiah and are therefore led by the devil at his will to speak his lies and his deceits.
ONLY LISTEN TO THOSE WHO KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS AND FAITH IN HIS SON
So where does it all start?
Never listen to someone who does not keep the commandments (the law) of YAHUAH and faith in his lawful Hebrew son Yahusha (not the false lawless Greco-Roman Messiah Jesus Christ).
This is because the book of Revelation clearly tells us that these are the people who will overcome the mark of the beast:
Rev 14:12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of YAHUAH, and the faith of Yahusha.
Rev 22:14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.
These are the remnant that the devil will war against, but cannot overcome:
Rev 12:17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of YAHUAH, and have the testimony of Yahusha HaMashiach.
So anyone else will be spitting out deceit, the lies of their father the devil and cannot understand the truth (2 Tim 2:25-26).
Consequently, if someone comes to me trying to teach me about the mark of the beast and he rejects the law of YAHUAH and he follows “Jesus Christ” in lawlessness and not Yahusha in obedience to the law, then I pay scant regard to what he has to say. Why? The Bible is absolutely clear who will overcome the beast: those who keep the commandments of YAHUAH and the faith of Yahusha.
MIRACLES, SIGNS AND WONDERS WILL DECEIVE THOSE WHO TAKE THE MARK OF THE BEAST
But is gets even more obvious. We already saw that those who keep the law through faith in the Messiah are those who will overcome the mark, and those who do not will be those deceived.
But the Bible goes further and tells us that those who are deceived will be deceived by miracles, signs and wonders.
In effect, those who go after what their eyes see will be damned:
Rev_19:20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, WITH WHICH HE DECEIVED THEM THAT HAD RECEIVED THE MARK OF THE BEAST, AND THEM THAT WORSHIPPED HIS IMAGE. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
Isn’t this one of the reasons for the Christian defense of their religion?
“I have seen great miracles in Jesus’ name!” “I have healed in the name of Jesus.” Remember, if you refuse to believe the truth, he will send you a strong delusion (lie)!
So more proof of this?
Again, it tells us about the danger of these miracles in 2 Thessalonians:
2 Th 2:8-12 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Master shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
And for this cause YAHUAH shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
Indeed, again it tells us in Matthew 7:
Mat 7:21 Not every one that saith unto me, Master, Master, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father (his commandments plus faith in his son) which is in heaven.
Many will say to me in that day, Master, Master, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
There we have the signs and wonders again! They will even be brazen enough to put their signs and wonders before the Messiah as works that entitle them to the kingdom.
WORKERS OF LAWLESSNESS
Notice they will be rejected because they work iniquity (lawlessness)?
Now what is iniquity?
What is sin?
Transgression of the law.
1 John 3:4 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.
So we see that if we transgress the law, we will still have spiritual gifts showing signs and wonders (Mat 7:21), but in the end, the Messiah will say, I never knew you.
Why? Because you worked iniquity (transgressed the law).
Can’t you see then that those who don’t keep his commandments (law) will be damned: deceived into taking the mark of the beast or worshiping the beast or his image?
MORE DECEPTION THROUGH SIGNS AND WONDERS
Okay, so you still don’t get it? You still believe that the great signs and wonders in churches worshiping Jesus Christ are strong delusions? Here is another warning against signs and wonders:
Mat 24:24 For there shall arise false Messiahs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
There it warns about false Messiahs and false prophets who will be accompanied by great signs and wonders. In fact, they will be so convincing, it would fool the very elect. But of course, that is not possible, so the elect cannot be fooled by the power in the name of Jesus.
MY PEOPLE ARE DESTROYED FOR LACK OF KNOWLEDGE
Oh how quickly do we forget Hosea 4:6?
Hos 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy Aluah, I will also forget thy children.
Now note carefully, it didn’t say that they are destroyed because they knew the truth and made the wrong choice. It said they are destroyed because they do not know! This is contrary to what the pastors preach (that you cannot be deceived into taking the mark).
Indeed, it is our duty to know, because:
Pro 25:2 It is the glory of Aluah to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter.
In other words, he expects us to search and find our way out of the deception. That is why when revealing the number of the beast, it was left encoded for those only who have wisdom and understanding to decode:
Rev 13:18 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.
That 666 of course is chi xi stigma, which is the symbol for Christ on the cross. See What Is The Number Of The Beast?
He wants us to search out all things as he wants us to seek him with all our hearts.
Jer 29:13 And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.
So if we search halfheartedly, then we will not find him. If we rest in lies and reject the truth (such as what we are getting on this website), then that is when we will be deceived.
Rev 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
TAKE HEED TO THE WARNINGS
The Messiah even warned us of false Messiahs, but you cannot tell Christians this. They hang on for dear life to the lie of their Jesus, most not willing to search out if this was true:
Mat 24:4-5 And Yahusha answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Messiah; and shall deceive many.
Here he warned us specifically of deception through false Messiahs.
In addition, below he warns again of Messiah coming in his own name, a name that has nothing to do with the name YAHUsha (who came in his Father YAHUAH’s name).
John 5:43 I am come in my Father’s name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.
HAVE WE NOT ALREADY BEEN SHOWN THE MARK OF THE BEAST?
These pastors who say we cannot be deceived are awaiting a declaration from the Most High that this or that is the mark of the beast. However, he already told us what it is plainly in Revelation 13:16-18.
Rev 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.
So here are the clues he gave us from those verses, and we are to prove all things (1 Thess 5:21), and use wisdom and understanding to figure it out for ourselves (Rev 13:18).
1. He causeth all: it will be something that will be forced (caused) on the entire world regardless of age or status.
2. The mark will be received in one of 2 places, either in the right hand or in the forehead (not both!).
3. The penalty will be no one (worldwide) will be able to buy nor sell unless they had this mark, name or number.
4. The number of the beast is 666 (chi xi stigma).
5. It requires wisdom and understanding to figure out the number of the beast.
Most importantly for this article is #5 above: it requires wisdom and understanding to figure out the number of the beast. Of course, we already showed what the number of the beast is.
Now if he told us that, and he told us that my people are destroyed for lack of knowledge because they did not seek knowledge, how then are these pastors telling us we cannot be deceived or tricked into taking the mark of the beast?
So please, do not be deceived. Do not follow these wicked pastors who tell you that you cannot be deceived into taking the mark of the beast. Of course you can.
If the Seventh Day Seventists for example tell you that the mark of the beast is not a physical mark but it is Sunday Law (as they teach) and you say okay, and take a physical mark that matches all the parameters in Revelation 13:16-18 above, then you have been deceived by the SDA into taking the mark of the beast.
Hence, if someone really wants to damn you, they can trick you into taking the mark. That is how Satan leads Christian denominations to take their followers into damnation.
Indeed, almost all Christian pastors I have come across in searches for the mark of the beast, are telling their followers that the mark is not physical. You need to check out our look on whether or not the mark is spiritual or physical.
Prove all things, hold fast that which is good.
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