The pastors of the people in America are paralyzed and confused by having to choose what to do. It is a case of the blind leading the blind; they are all groping in darkness. A recent article, ‘Many Bible Belt preachers silent on shots as COVID-19 surges’ on AP, states:
Those involved with the COVID-19 vaccination effort are having a problem getting pastors to publicly advocate for the shots because some have referred to them as “the mark of the beast,” a biblical reference in the Book of Revelation. They say it represents a reference to “allegiance to the devil.”
“Some pastors are hosting vaccination clinics and praying for more inoculations, while others are issuing fiery anti-vaccine sermons from their pulpits. Most are staying mum on the issue…”
While the Protestant Evangelicals remain silent, a major stockholder in the pharmaceutical companies has “demanded that all relevant stakeholders/stockholders exhaust all efforts to confront vaccine hesitancy…” They manifest themselves by their all-out efforts. And show themselves to be a House divided against itself.
Vatican seeks all-out effort to combat vaccine hesitancy
Rome, The Vatican’s bioethics academy and the World Medical Association on Friday called for an all-out effort to combat vaccine hesitancy and correct the “myths and disinformation” that are slowing the fight against the corona virus… They said “a more pernicious form” of hesitancy is being driven by fake news, myths and disinformation about vaccine safety, including among religious groups and some in the medical community… Pope Francis has decried the “suicidal negationism” of those who refuse to take COVID-19 shots.”July 2, 2021 Friday, by Nicole Winfield – AP
At the same time the Roman Hierarchy are praying to the statue of Mary to stop the virus. She must be either taking a nap or on vacation.
…Digital health certificates, or vaccine passports, are part of these efforts as more and more organizations are requiring proof of vaccination to function, including commercial airlines, employers, the VA, the military, healthcare facilities, colleges and universities, pubs and bars, and retail establishments… the vaccine passports could exclude economic and social opportunities for those without immunization proof… Those without the vaccination passport and the QR-CODE will not be able to buy nor sell nor participate in society in any way.
They have offered everything from lottery tickets, concert tickets, child care, a free beer, $100 cash and anything else they can think of as incentives for the jab. On the other hand those who refuse will be mandated to take it. But those who refuse it cannot be enticed. They are and will be vilified and demonized for their stance. The world will hate them! God’s Name will be blasphemed. But what does this thing represent? The enslavement of humanity! This is prophecy fulfilled.
These are God’s Commandments: You shall not kill. You shall not commit adultery. You shall not steal/take by fraud. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, goods or anything that is your neighbor’s. This is how you show love, care and respect for your neighbor/brother.
“Pope Francis has repeatedly encouraged people to get vaccinated as a way of exercising responsibility for one’s neighbor.”The Jesuit American Magazine
Rulers of the Earth serve the Roman Pontiff
Biden Seeks to Revive Vaccine Effort with New Rules and Incentives –
The president said those refusing to get a coronavirus shot should expect inconveniences as long as they decline a vaccine.
“The Pentagon said members of the military would also be subject to the same rules: Get vaccinated or face regular testing, social distancing, mask wearing and limits on official travel.”The New York Times, Published July 29, 2021; Updated Aug. 6, 2021
The Revelation of Jesus Christ
“I stood upon the sand of the sea and I saw a beast rise up out of the sea… and the dragon/serpent gave him his power and his seat and his authority… And he has power to give life/breath unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship/serve/be obedient to the image of the beast should be killed/put to death. And he causes 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/authority of the beast, or the number of his name.
Here is wisdom. Let him that has understanding count/compute the number of the beast: for it is the number of man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six (666).Revelation 13:1,15-18 – The Book of The Revelation of Jesus Christ
The question is, is the vaccine the “mark of the beast”? It certainly is something that “all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond” are being caused to receive either by incentive or by force. And does serving the “beast” represent an allegiance to the devil or slanderer? It has certainly been warned of by Christ. A hint of prophecy is that ‘Babylon’ is Rome. The Babylonian Empire was succeeded by the Medo-Persian Empire, then the Grecian Empire took power and ultimately the Roman Empire (Daniel 2:31-45) to the end. Known as the Whore of Babylon, in chapters 17 & 18 of Revelations.
“Many Biblical scholars believe that “Babylon” is a metaphor for the pagan Roman Empire at the time it persecuted Christians, before the Edict of Milan in 313. Some biblical scholars recognize that “Babylon” is a cipher for Rome or the Roman Empire. “The whore is Rome, yet more than Rome.” It “is the Roman imperial world, which in turn represents the world alienated from God.”Wikipedia
Stern Messages of Warning:
“There followed another messenger, saying, ‘Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.
The third messenger 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 mixer 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 ascends up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship/serve the beast and his image, and whosoever receives the mark of his name.”Revelation 14:8-11
The choice is this: you will either serve the LORD God, maker of Heaven and earth and everything that is therein and suffer the wrath of the ‘beast’ or you will serve that ‘beast’ and suffer the wrath of God. It is the valley of decision. Joshua gave the same choice to Israel after they had come up out of Egypt where they served the Pharaoh and his image:
Joshua gave this choice
“Now therefore reverence the LORD and serve Him in sincerity and in truth: and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the flood, and in Egypt; and serve the LORD.
And if it seems evil/wrong to you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom you will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.
The people answered and said, ‘God forbid that we should forsake the LORD, to serve other gods; For the LORD our God, He it is that brought us up and our fathers out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage, and which did those great signs in our sight, and preserved us in all the way wherein we went, and among all the people through whom we passed: And the LORD drove out from before us all the people, even the Amorites which dwelt in the land: therefore will we also serve the LORD; for He is our God.”Joshua 24:14-18
Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego made the choice in Babylon
‘Nebuchadnezzar the king made an image of gold, whose height was threescore (60) cubits, and the breadth thereof six (6) cubits: he set it up in the plain of Dura, in the province of Babylon.
Then Nebuchadnezzar the king sent to gather together the princes, the governors, and the captains, the judges, the treasurers, the counselors, the sheriffs, and all the rulers of the provinces, to come to the dedication of the image which Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up…
Then an herald cried aloud, To you it is commanded, O people, nations, and languages/tongues, That at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, psaltery, dulcimer, and all kinds of music, you fall down and worship the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king has set up: And whoso does not fall down and worship shall the same hour be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace.
Therefore at that time, when all the people heard the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, psaltery, and all kinds of music, all the people, the nations, and the languages, fell down and worshiped the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up.
Wherefore at that time certain Chaldeans came near and accused the Jews. They spoke and said to the king Nebuchadnezzar, O king, live for ever. You, O king, have made a decree, that every man that shall hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, psaltery, and dulcimer, and all kinds of music, shall fall down and worship the golden image: And whoso does not fall down and worship, that he should be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace.
There are certain Jews whom you have set over the affairs of the province of Babylon, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed–nego; these men, O king, have not regarded you: they refuse to serve your gods, and worship the golden image which you have set up.”
Then Nebuchadnezzar in his rage and fury commanded to bring Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed–nego. Then they brought these men before the king. Nebuchadnezzar spoke and said to them, ‘Is it true, O Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed–nego, do not serve my gods, nor worship the golden image which I have set up?”Daniel 3:1-15
We will not Worship your Image
“Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed–nego, answered the king, ‘O Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves in this matter. Our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace; and He will deliver us out of your hand, O king. But if not, be it known unto you, O king. We will not serve your gods, nor worship the golden image which you have set up.
Then Nebuchadnezzar was furious against Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed–nego: therefore he spoke, and commanded that they should heat the furnace one seven times more than it was wont to be heated. And he commanded the most mighty men that were in his army to bind Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed–nego, and to cast them into the burning fiery furnace. Then these men were bound in their coats, their hosen, and their hats, and their other garments, and were cast into the midst of the burning fiery furnace.
Therefore because the king’s commandment was urgent, and the furnace exceeding hot, the flame of the fire slew those men that took up Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed–nego.
And these three men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed–nego, fell down bound into the midst of the burning fiery furnace. Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astonished, and rose up in haste, and spoke to his counselors, ‘Did we not cast three men bound into the midst of the fire?’ They answered and said to the king, ‘True, O king’. He answered and said, ‘Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.”Daniel 3:16-25
Worship God, and Him only
“Then Nebuchadnezzar came near to the mouth of the burning fiery furnace and spoke, and said, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed–nego, you servants of the most high God, come forth, and come here. Then Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed–nego, came forth of the midst of the fire.
The princes, governors, and captains, and the king’s counselors, being gathered together, saw these men, upon whose bodies the fire had no power, nor was an hair of their head singed; neither were their coats changed, nor the smell of fire had passed on them.
Then Nebuchadnezzar spoke, and said, ‘Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed–nego, who has sent His Angel, and delivered His servants that trusted in Him and have changed the king’s word, and yielded their bodies, that they might not serve nor worship any god, except their own God. Therefore, I make a decree: That every people, nation, and language, which speak anything amiss against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed–nego, shall be cut in pieces. Their houses shall be made a dunghill: because there is no other God that can deliver after this sort. Then the king promoted Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed–nego, in the province of Babylon.”Daniel 3:26-30
Babylon is Fallen, is Fallen!
Jesus sent his messengers to warn of these:
“And I saw a woman drunken with the blood of the saints and the blood of the martyrs of Jesus…”The Revelation of Jesus Christ 17:6
“After these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of demons, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.
For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication; and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her; and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.”The Revelation of Jesus Christ 18:1-5
The kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning. Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is your judgment come. And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buys their merchandise any more…”The Revelation of Jesus Christ 18:9-11
“I heard another voice from heaven, saying, ‘Come out of her, my people, that you are not partakers of her sins, and that you do not receive of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities…
And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in you; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in you; for your merchants were the great men of the earth; for by your sorceries/pharmcia have all nations been deceived.
For in her is found the blood of prophets, of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.”The Revelation of Jesus Christ 18:23-24
Jesus made the choice against the Devil
“Jesus was led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward hungry. The tempter came to him, he said, ‘If you are the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.’ He answered and said, ‘It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.’
Then the devil takes him up into the holy city, and set him on a pinnacle of the Temple, and said to him, ‘If you are the Son of God, cast yourself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning you: and in their hands they shall bear you up, lest at any time you dash your foot against a stone.’ Jesus said to him, ‘It is written again, You shall not tempt/test the Lord your God.’
Again, the devil takes him up into an exceeding high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and the glory of them. He said to him, ‘All these things I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me.’ Then Jesus said to him, ‘Get away from me, Satan. For it is written, You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only shall you serve.’
Then the devil left him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.”Jesus Christ – Gospel of Matthew 4:1-11
False Prophets Manifest
“Not every one that says to me, ‘Lord, Lord’, shall enter into the Kingdom of Heaven; but he that does the will of my Father which is in heaven.
Many will say to me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in your name? and in your name have cast out devils/demons? and in your name done many wonderful works?’ Then it will be professed unto them, ‘I never knew you: depart from me, you that work iniquity.’
Therefore, whosoever hears these sayings of mine, and does them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, the floods came, the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.
Every one that hears these sayings of mine and does not do them, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon sand. And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine: For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.”Jesus Christ – Gospel of Matthew 7:21-29