After the first beast is wounded and regains its strength, another beast will come into power. The first man will do as much as he can to blaspheme God and kill His people, of which the second person will carry forth in the same fashion. Except for this man has much more power and authority, even causing people to worship the former beast, which is idolatry. He is also able to do great wonders as Elijah did by calling fire down from heaven. In doing this, wicked people will listen to him and make images of the beast to worship. This is all written in Revelation, chapter 13, starting with verse 11. It reads, “and I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, and deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.” (Revelation 13:11-14) The question we have to ask is, what will we do when these things begin to happen? It may be in our lifetime, so we got to be prepared to live for Jesus, and deny any form of worship to a false god or even people, no matter the consequences. I know of people who want a statue made of them that are famous and this is also wrong and full of idolatry.
What this second beast does next is much like the time we are living in now. It is because the majority of people now are willing to go forward and get the COVID Vaccine, in order to have a job and to buy or sell. As for this beast, who is also a person with great power, he will cause people to get a mark on their right hand or foreheads in order to buy or sell. But even worse, he causes people to be killed who don’t fall down to worship the image of the first beast. This is way worse than the time we are in now, and we can read this in the following verses. “And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. 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.” (Revelation 13:15-18) Do I believe that we are getting close to the beast system with the COVID Vaccine? Yes, I do. What we learn about the two different beasts is symbolism for people in power. I believe there are people now who are prepping us for this time in the future. All I can say is do not be pressured to get the COVID Vaccine, no matter if you won’t be able to buy, sell, or work. This is exactly what people in the government want you to do. Instead, be led by the Holy Spirit.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I worship You. You are my God and no other person will ever take me away from You. No matter if a person comes into power and causes people to worship something that is not You, I will not do it. I am willing to risk my life, in order to worship You and no one else. In the future, it may get like this, but I am not afraid of what is to come. I may not be able to buy, sell, or work at certain places because of the COVID Vaccine. But this does not cause me to fear, for to follow You means that nothing else in this world matters more than You. If I am doing anything that the world does is evil, I would feel so terrible about it. Therefore, I confess my sins daily, that You can make me clean. I will not continue doing anything that transgresses against You. Lord, this world is so dark right now. Most people now love what is evil more than what is good. Idolatry is no longer an issue for most people, for not only do many religions worship false gods, but many people also worship things like money, cars, boats, houses, sports teams, music artists, and more. They know all about the ins and outs of these hobbies, that they talk about them all the time. Even so much as to hardly ever if never speak about You, Jesus. I wish that people would learn how wrong this is, but pastors are not teaching against these forms of idolatry. They even wear this type of sporting gear in church, which is crazy. Lord, open up their eyes to see how far they have fallen. People get so riled up at football games, but can’t even worship You like this in church. Their faith is dead, so they walk and talk just like the world does. Lord, wake these people up to follow You. I wish for them to be saved, but they must make their minds up themselves. I love You, God. Amen.