This Week's Sermon: Prophecy continued ( 3-10-15 )

For those who do not make it in the rapture, the 7 year tribulation will be terrible to go through.

Not everyone will take the mark of the beast.

Not only those who come to the faith, who believe in Jesus Christ after the rapture and during the 7 year tribulation period who will not take the mark, there will be some non-believers who, by their God given conscience, will no doubt hate this guy so much they refuse to accept his dictatorship and take his mark.

Many years ago someone asked me what she should do after the rapture.

At this time in her life she did not want to accept Jesus as her Lord and Savior.

Back then, I suggested she hop on a plane and fly to New Zealand.

Now today, I'm not sure if New Zealand would not be involved under the antichrist's rule... but according to the Bible there will be countries not under the antichrist's rule such as Jordan, which borders Syria.

Interesting.

 

For whatever reason people give in to taking the mark of the antichrist... those who unfortunately do take his mark, are doomed to spend eternity in hell.

There is no chance for these willful recipients to repent and believe in Jesus, after taking the mark of the antichrist.

And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,

The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:

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. “  Revelation 14:9-11

For whatever reason people take the mark of the antichrist, God will look at them as taking a willful, decisive and permanent act of connecting one's self to someone who God hates, who God will literally cast into eternal hell along with those who take his mark on their right hand or forehead.

There is no chance to withdraw from this decision upon taking the mark of the antichrist.

Whatever the mark will consist of is not clear.

Whatever it will consist of, it will be placed on the person's right hand or forehead.

 

There are reasons other than willful worshiping of the antichrist that a person will take his mark.

Many will take his mark merely to survive.

According to the antichrist's dictatorship he will require anyone under his control to take his mark in order to be able to buy food to eat.

Without taking his mark nobody under his control will be able to buy anything that is needful nor will they be able to sell anything to gain money to buy anything that is needful.

There will no doubt be many people who will take his mark, just so they can provide for their family...if for no other reason.

This is sad.

If they would only believe in Jesus they could spend eternity in Heaven rather than spend eternity in hell.

 

Notice the angel said that those who take his mark, their time in hell is forever...not temporary.

Contrary to today's popular theology and belief.

Jesus Himself said hell is forever...not temporary.

Wayne Brown