Today’s selected reading continues in and concludes the first New Testament epistle written by the apostle Paul unto the Corinthian saints. More specifically today’s passage is found in the sixteenth chapter of this New Testament book. “Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given order to the churches of Galatia, even so do ye. Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come. And when I come, whomsoever ye shall approve by your letters, them will I send to bring your liberality unto Jerusalem. And if it be meet that I go also, they shall go with me. Now I will come unto you, when I shall pass through Macedonia: for I do pass through Macedonia. And it may be that I will abide, yea, and winter with you, that ye may bring me on my journey whithersoever I go. For I will not see you. Now by the way: but I trust to tarry a while with you, if the Lord permit. But I will tarry at Ephesus until Pentecost. For a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries” (1 Corinthians 16:1-9).
“Now if Timotheus come, see that he may be with you without fear: for he worketh the work of the Lord, as I also do. Let no man therefore despise him: but conduct him forth in peace, that he may come unto me: for I look for him with the brethren. As touching our brother Apollos, I greatly desired him to come unto you with the brethren: but his will was not at all to come at this time; but he will come when he shall have convenient time. Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quite you like men, be strong. Let all your things be done with charity” (1 Corinthians 16:10-14).
“I beseech you, brethren, (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have addicted themselves to the ministry of the saints,) that ye submit yourselves unto such, and to every one that helpeth with us, and laboureth. I am glad of the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus: for that which was lacking on your part they have supplied. For they have refreshed my spirit and yours: therefore acknowledge ye them that are such. The churches of Asia salute you. Aquila and Priscilla salute you much in the Lord with the church that is in their house. All the brethren greet you. Greet ye one another with an holy kiss” (1 Corinthians 16:15-20).
“The salutation of me Paul with mine own hand. If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maran-atha. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen” (1 Corinthians 16:21-24).
When you come to this particular portion of Scripture you will find the first epistle of the apostle Paul which was written unto the Corinthian saints drawing to a close. This is now the sixteenth chapter in this first epistle which the apostle Paul wrote unto this congregation and a people which he loved so dearly. If you read the words found in the eighteenth chapter of the New Testament book of Acts you will find that the apostle Paul came unto the city of Corinth after departing from Athens where he preached a stirring message unto the Athenians concerning worship—and not only worship but worship of the one true God who is both known and seeks to be known. Upon coming to the eighteenth chapter of the New Testament book of Acts you will encounter and come face to face with the awesome and incredible truth of the apostle Paul coming unto Corinth and the tremendous labour he bestowed there together with Silas and Timothy as well as Aquila and Priscilla. In fact the words and language we find in this particular chapter is incredibly important for us to recognize and understand for when you read these words you will find the apostle Paul devoting a full eighteen months to intensive labor and travail in ministry among the Corinthians. In fact it is in the tenth chapter of the second epistle written by the apostle Paul unto these dear saints the apostle Paul speaks of having betrothed them unto one—namely, the Lord Jesus Christ.
As you come to the eighteenth chapter of the New Testament book of Acts you will find the apostle Paul entering into the city of Corinth and as his custom was entering into the synagogue where he would teach the Jews concerning the Lord Jesus and the kingdom of heaven. The beloved physician Luke writes and records how upon the arrival of Silas and Timothy in Corinth the apostle Paul was pressed in the spirit and emphatically declared unto the Corinthians that Jesus was both Lord and Christ. It would be in direct response to this declaration the unbelieving Jews which were present in Corinth would not only blaspheme but would oppose themselves as they rose up in resistance against the apostle Paul. The apostle Paul—being immensely grieved in the spirit—boldly declared unto the Corinthians that his hands were clean and he was innocent of their blood. What’s more is the apostle Paul would in the city of Corinth make the emphatic declaration that from that time on he would go unto the Gentiles alone. What you find in the rest of the narrative contained in the New Testament book of Acts is incredibly important for you will find the Lord Jesus appearing unto the apostle Paul and not only encouraging him but also instructing him concerning his words and his voice in the midst of this city. Having said this I invite you to consider the following words which are found in the eighteenth chapter of the New Testament book of Acts beginning to read with and from the first and opening verse:
“After these things Paul departed from Athens, and came to Corinth; and found a certain Jew named Aquila, born in Pontus, lately come from Italy, with his wife Priscilla; (Because that Claudius had commanded all Jews to depart from Rome) and came unto them. And because he was of the same craft, he abode with them, and wrought: for by their occupation they were tentmakers. And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks. And when Silas and Timotheus were come from Macedonia, Paul was pressed in the spirit, and testified to the Jews that Jesus was Christ. And when they opposed themselves, and blasphemed, he shook his raiment, and said unto them, Your blood be upon your own heads; I am clean: from henceforth I will go unto the Gentiles. And he departed thence, and entered into a certain man’s house, named Justus, one that worshipped God, whose house joined hard to the synagogue. And Crispus, the chief ruler of the synagogue, believed on the Lord with all his house; and many of the Corinthians hearing believed, and were baptized. Then spake the Lord to Paul in the night by a vision, Be not afraid, but speak, and hold not thy peace; for I am with thee, and no man shall set on thee to hurt thee: for I have much people in this city. And he continued there a year and six months, teaching the words of God among them” (Acts 18:1-11).
“And when Gallio was the deputy of Achaia, the Jews made insurrection with one accord against Paul, and brought him to the judgment seat, saying, This fellow persuadeth men to worship God contrary to the law. And when Paul was now about to open his mouth, Gallio said unto the Jews, If it were a matter of wrong or wicked lewdness, O ye Jews, reason would that I should bear with you: But if it be a question of words and names, and of your law, look ye to it; for I will be no judges of such matters. And he drave them from the judgment seat. Then all the Greeks took Sosthenes, the chief ruler of the synagogue, and beat him before the judgment seat. And Gallio cared for none of those things” (Acts 18:12-17).
Within this passage—not only do we find the apostle Paul having come unto the city of Corinth after departing from Athens but we also find him joining himself unto Aquila and Priscilla. It would be there in the city of Corinth the apostle Paul would enter into the synagogue teaching and preaching the things concerning the kingdom of heaven. There in the city of Corinth the apostle would reason together with the Jews from the Scriptures concerning those things of the kingdom. When, however, Silas and Timothy came unto Corinth from Thessalonica where they had previously been the apostle Paul was pressed in the spirit. It would be a direct result of his being pressed in the spirit that he would begin arguing and reasoning together with the Jews that this Jesus of Nazareth was indeed both Lord and Christ. What makes this truly interesting is when you consider how the unbelieving and envious Jews in Corinth responded the same way the unbelieving Jews in Thessalonica had responded. If you take the time to read the New Testament book of Acts beginning to read with and from the thirteenth chapter you will find there were several instances when the apostle Paul preached the word and gospel of the Lord Jesus arguing and contending that He was indeed the Christ. On more instances than not the apostle Paul would experience stark resistance from the unbelieving Jews in many of the cities wherein he journeyed and traveled. It would, however, be in Corinth the apostle Paul would purpose and determine from that time on to preach the gospel unto the Gentiles only.
What I so love and appreciate about the words which are found in the eighteenth chapter of the New Testament book of Acts is how the Lord Jesus would Himself appear unto the apostle Paul in the midst of the city of Corinth. It would be there in Corinth the Lord Jesus would appear and manifest Himself unto the apostle Paul and would not only instruct him to open his mouth and continue to speak without being silent but would also declare unto him that He was with him there in the midst of the city. Moreover the Lord Jesus declared unto the apostle Paul that no man would set upon him to hurt him in that city for he did indeed and did in fact have much people in the city. As a direct result of this encouragement and word from the Lord Jesus the apostle Paul would devote a full eighteen months to laboring and working among the Corinthians. I have to admit that I sit here today thinking about and considering these words and what freedom the apostle Paul would have had to make the decision that he would spend a full eighteen months—a full year and a half—in the city of Corinth without even thinking twice about it. Pause for a moment and consider the tremendous freedom the apostle Paul had to be able to make the decision to spend a full year and a half laboring and toiling among the Corinthians without having to worry about anything holding or keeping him back. Oh there is something truly remarkable and astonishing about this particular truth when you consider the apostle Paul being able to make the decision without even worrying about any recourse to spend a year and a half among the Corinthians.
I sit here today thinking about and considering the words which are found in the eighteenth chapter and I am brought face to face with the incredible truth surrounding the apostle Paul laboring and toiling among the Corinthian saints for a year and a half with complete and utter freedom to do so. I have to admit that I am completely and utterly challenged with and by the fact the apostle Paul was able to take and devote eighteen months to laboring among the Corinthians as he would teach and preach unto them concerning the Lord Jesus. Undoubtedly the apostle Paul taught unto them how Jesus of Nazareth was indeed the Christ and how He suffered, was crucified, was buried and was raised from death to life on the third day. In fact it is in the fifteenth chapter of this epistle we find the apostle Paul writing unto the Corinthian saints concerning the resurrection of the Lord Jesus and how after His resurrection he appeared unto the eleven apostles as well as upwards of five hundred individuals. Of course everything we read in the fifteenth chapter of this first epistle written by the apostle Paul suggests the resurrection of the Lord Jesus was the foundation for the resurrection of the righteous saints who would experience a change and transformation in their physical bodies as they would be made to be incorruptible and immortal. The apostle Paul would declare unto the Corinthian saints in the fifteenth chapter of this epistle that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of heaven and how it was therefore necessary for their physical bodies to be transformed into spiritual and that which is immortal and incorruptible. I would dare say that the fifteenth chapter of this first New Testament epistle is indeed at the very heart and center of this epistle and the teaching of the apostle Paul unto the Corinthians.
The more I consider the epistle written by the apostle Paul unto the Corinthian saints the more I am brought face to face with the tremendous truth that this epistle was indeed of such a nature that it was designed to correct and provide instruction for them. You cannot read this first epistle written by the apostle Paul and not encounter and come face to face with the awesome and powerful truth the apostle Paul sought to bring correction and instruction unto this congregation. Undoubtedly this congregation was one that was divided against itself and was in fact even at war with itself. Within the first, third, sixth and even eleventh chapters of this epistle we find the apostle Paul addressing those things within this congregation which were causing them great trouble. This epistle was without a doubt written by the apostle Paul to bring correction to this congregation of saints whom he had labored so intensely for a year and a half as he taught unto them the things concerning the Lord Jesus Christ and concerning the kingdom of heaven. What we find in this epistle, however, is the apostle Paul needing to address this congregation as carnal—yea, even as babes in Christ—because they could not be addressed as spiritual. Despite the fact this congregation was enriched in all knowledge and utterance and despite the fact this congregation came behind and lacked in no spiritual gift the apostle Paul could not address them as spiritual but as carnal because of that which was present among them. There was indeed that which was found among the Corinthians that was indeed crippling and paralyzing them and that which the apostle Paul sought to correct among them through this epistle. It is with this being said that before I speak to the words and language found in the sixteenth chapter I call and draw your attention to the journey we have had within this epistle thus far.
I feel it is absolutely necessary to call and draw your attention to certain of the passages which are found in this epistle concerning those matters which required the apostle Paul to bring correction and instruction unto these dear saints. The sixteenth chapter is now the final chapter of this initial epistle which was written by the apostle Paul unto the Corinthian saints and there has been an incredible and tremendous journey thus far to get here. There is something to be said about the words and language found and contained here within this passage of Scripture for within it we are brought face to face with the tremendous and incredible truths surrounding those things which were indeed crippling and paralzying this church. With this being said I invite you to consider if you will the following words which are present in this particular epistle beginning to read with and from the first chapter:
“Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind, and in the same judgment. For it hath been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by them which are of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions among you. Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ. Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were ye baptized in the name of Paul? I thank God that I baptized none of you, but Crispus and Gaius; lest any should say that I had baptized in mine own name. And I baptized also the household of Stephanas: besides, I know not whether I baptized any other” (1 Corinthians 1:10-16).
“And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able. For ye are yet carnal: For whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men? For while on saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are ye not carnal? Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man? I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase. Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour. For we are labourers together with God: and ye are God’s husbandry, ye are God’s building” (1 Corinthians 3:1-9).
“And these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself and to Apollos for your sakes; that ye might learn in us not to think of men above that which is written, that no one of you be puffed up for one against another. For who maketh thee to differ from another? And what hast thou that thou didst not receive? Now if thou didst receive it, why dost thou glory, as if thou hadst not received it? Now ye are full, now ye are rich, ye have reigned as kings without us: and I would to God ye did reign, that we also might reign with you. For I think that God hath set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death: for we were made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men. We are fools for Christ’s sake, but ye are wise in Christ; we are weak, but ye are strong; ye are honourable, but we are despised. Even unto this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwelling place; and labour, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it: being defamed, we intreat: we are made as the filth of the world, and are the offscouring of all things unto this day. I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn you. For though ye have ten thousands instructors in Christ, yet have ye not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel. Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me. For this cause have I sent unto you Timotheus, who is my beloved son, and faithful in the Lord, who shall bring you into remembrance of my ways which be in Christ, as I teach every where in every church. Now some are puffed up, as though I would not come to you. But I will come to you shortly, if the Lord will, and will know, not the speech of them which are puffed up, but the power. For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power. What will ye? Shall I come unto you with a rod, or in love, and in the spirit of meekness?” (1 Corinthians 4:6-21).
“Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unjust, and not before the saints? Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? And if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters? Know ye not that we shall judge angels? How much more things that pertain to this life? If then ye have judgments of things pertaining to this life, set them to judge who are least esteemed in the church. I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you? No, not one that shall be able to judge between his brethren? But brother goeth to law with brother, and that before the unbelievers. Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because ye go to law one with another. Why do ye not rather take wrong? Why do ye not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded? Nay, ye do wrong, and defraud, and that your brethren. Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God. Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you; but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God” (1 Corinthians 6:1-11).
“Now in this that I declare unto you I praise you not, that ye come together not for the better, but for the worse. For first of all, when ye come together in the church, I hear that there be divisions among you; and I partly believe it. For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you. When ye come together therefore into one place, this is not to eat the Lord’s supper. For in eating every on taketh before other his own supper: and one is hungry, and another is drunken. What? Have ye not houses to eat and to drink in? or despise ye the church of God, and shame them that have not? What shall I say to you? Shall I praise you in this? I praise you not. For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread; and when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat; this is my body, which is broken for you; this do in remembrance of me. After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. For as often as ye eat of this bread, and drink this cup, ye do show the Lord’s death till he come. Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. But let a man examin himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body. For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep. For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged. But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world. Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, tarry one for another. And if any man hunger, let him eat at home; that ye come not together unto condemnation. And the rest will I set in order when I come” (1 Corinthians 11:17-34).
It is absolutely clear and unmistakable when reading the words found in this passage of Scripture that the Corinthian church was not only a church that was divided within itself but it was also a church which was at war with itself. I have previously written how this first epistle written unto the Corinthian congregation is indeed a tremendous picture of many churches within this nation we call home. What’s more is that not only have I written of this epistle being a powerful picture of many churches within this nation but also a picture of the nation itself. There is something truly worth noting when reading this epistle for the words we find in this epistle bring us face to face with the awesome and powerful truth that this nation in which we are living is presently a nation which is not only bitterly divided but also a nation which is at war within itself and among its citizens. Over the past year and a half we have witnessed the tremendous and incredible truth facing and surrounding this nation and how this nation has been bitterly and brutally divided within itself and has been for quite some time. There has perhaps never been a time when this division has been greater than perhaps the days of the Civil War and the presidency of Abraham Lincoln. While it is true this nation has always had internal conflicts throughout its history we must needs recognize that over the past year and a half we have been living in unprecedented times when the citizens and inhabitants of this nation have been at war with themselves—perhaps more than ever before. Not only this but this nation is such that has been at war with and against itself across various different lines.
I sit here today thinking about this nation in which we are living and how over the past year and a half one of the main and underlying subjects of much conversations, debate and even protest are the rights which we have as citizens. Over the past year and a half we have witnessed countless individuals taking to the streets in protest and in defense of their rights. The rights which many citizens have taken to the streets to protest and seek to defend are equal rights for women, the ability to choose between abortion and life, the BLM movement, the “Me Too” movement, and even the Second Amendment which is the right to bear arms. Not only this but even Christians or those who professed to be Christians took to the streets when church buildings were shut down as a result of the pandemic. There was a period of time when the church buildings within and throughout this nation were shut down and men and women were forced into a virtual realm of attending services online. Oh for quite some time the church buildings were shut down among us within this nation and as a direct result of this there were countless men and women who sought to take to the streets in defense of church buildings being considered essential buildings and providing essential services. What made this all the more interesting is when you think about and consider the fact that at one point the President of the United States at the time—President Donald Trump—went live on the air and emphatically declared that all houses of worship were indeed “essential” and provided invaluable services for communities, neighborhoods, cities, towns and the like across this nation.
Even as I am sitting here writing these words I have to say that what we witnessed and walked through over the past year and a half has perhaps been some of the most intense series of events I have ever witnessed in my lifetime. Of course I lived through the horrific and tragic events of September 11th twenty years ago as well as the great economic collapse which took place seven years later within this nation. Although I cannot say like some who are older than me that I have lived through World Wars I have watched and witnessed the War on Terror which lasted twenty years until United States troops were withdrawn from the nation of Afghanistan not too long ago. Not too long ago the final troops which were deployed to Afghanistan were removed and withdrawn from that nation marking an end to a war that had lasted twenty years since the time the twin towers of the World Trade Center collapsed within lower Manhattan. There is no doubt about the fact that I have indeed lived through some incredibly challenging times this nation has faced, however, I must needs say that there has perhaps been nothing like what I have witnessed over the past year and a half. A global pandemic was said to have come upon the earth claiming the lives of countless thousands—if not millions throughout the world. Over the past year and a half we have witnessed news alerts regarding case counts of those infected with COVID-19 as well as the death count of those whose lives many claimed to have been taken by COVID-19. Over the past year and a half we have watched on the news as this pandemic and virus has mutated to produce various different variants including the most recent variant which is the Delta variant.
The words which I am writing here in this text are incredibly intriguing when you take the time to think about it for over the past year and a half we have been bombarded and assaulted on all sides as we have witnessed the COVID-19 global pandemic, we have witnessed the events of January 6th at the Capitol Building, we have witnessed the death of George Floyd and a number of other different events within this nation. Over the past year and a half the headlines have been dominated by politics and such that has bitterly divided this nation. If I am being honest with you who are reading the words in this writing there is a great need for us to be wise and discerning. I firmly believe that over the past year and a half there have been countless men and women who have blindly allowed their hearts and minds to be captivated by what they are hearing and watching on the news. Over the past year and a half there have been countless men and women who have been deceived and who have been completely and utterly blinded by the events which have taken place. As such there have been countless thousands—perhaps millions—who have taken the various different forms of the COVID-19 vaccine. What makes this all the more is that this pandemic was covered in such a way so as to produce a demand for the vaccine that would somehow protect and safeguard those who injected themselves with it. What we have witnessed, however, is a shift in what is being said about the vaccines for those who have been vaccinated can not only contract COVID-19 but can also transmit it. Not only this but there have been those who have taken the vaccine and have been said to have died from it. When speaking about the vaccine that has been manufactured and given to the mass population there are certain places which require masks regardless of vaccination status thus causing those who took the vaccine thinking they no longer had to wear the mask.
TAKE AND WEAR! I realize that what I am writing about might not have anything to do with this first epistle written by the apostle Paul unto the Corinthian saints, however, I am absolutely convinced there is something that needs to be said about what is taking place within this nation. I have to admit that the entire reality and concept of the vaccine seems entirely and altogether demonic and evil. The more I think about it the more I can’t help but consider the fact that if you’re speaking of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccine you must needs take two different injections to so-called safeguard and protect you from the COVID-19 virus. Not only this but you are not considered fully vaccinated until and unless you get both shots—and not only both shots but additionally wait a period of two weeks for you to be considered fully vaccinated. I have to admit that the more I think about it the more I come face to face with the tremendous truth that regardless of what the media, regardless of what big tech, regardless of what scientists, regardless of what politicians and the like say about the vaccine you truly don’t know what you are injecting your body with. Regardless of what might be put on the label you have absolutely no clue what you are putting in your body and even how your body will react to it. It has even been said of some who have taken the vaccine that it has affected the menstrual cycle for women and has even caused blood clots and other various issues. Perhaps one of the greatest truths I can’t help but think about and consider when looking at the vaccine is whether or not you are injecting yourself with the same thing both times.
I have to admit that there is a part of me that wonders if you’re not injecting your body with one thing by getting the first shot and as such are injecting yourself with certain chemicals that might not appear to have any impact of affect upon you—that is until you get the second shot. There are certain elements and certain chemicals and other things that aren’t harmful and/or dangerous until they are combined together with other agents and chemicals. With this being said I can’t help but wonder if the second shot has not been designed to act as the trigger for whatever you injected yourself with first and thus creates a tremendous change within your body. The more I think about the tremendous push for the vaccine and all the incentives that surround it the more I am brought face to face with the fact that it is being pushed by powerful people who have manufactured such a fear within the hearts and minds of people that they felt as though the vaccine was their only hope for and against the vaccine. With this being said I have to admit that I can’t help but wonder if the whole global pandemic was not a manufactured false flag event to create a demand for the vaccine that men and women would inject themselves with what others have told them they need to inject their bodies with. I previously wrote somewhere else that it’s very possible this entire global pandemic was manufactured as a false flag to produce a supply and demand for the vaccine to cause men and women to blindly take the vaccine that a much deeper and more sinister agenda might be carried out and fulfilled.
I find myself sitting here today thinking about the events which have taken place over the past eight to nine months and the tremendous push for the vaccine and I am absolutely convinced that the vaccine is indeed a trial run for what the prophetic book of the Revelation of the Lord Jesus Christ describes as “the mark of the beast.” What is entirely and altogether frightening about the reality and concept of the vaccine is that there are even churches and members of congregations across this country—yea, across and throughout the world who have not only promoted the vaccine but have also taken the vaccine. I personally know of a church that has held a vaccine clinic on more than one occasion at their own facility offering it to all those who would come and give themselves to it. With this being said I am about to say something that may entirely and altogether shock you upon reading it and that is how I am convinced there may very well be countless Christians who will take the mark of the beast when it is once and for all produced in the earth. I can’t say for sure whether or not this vaccine is the mark of the beast, however, I can indeed say that if it isn’t it is most certainly a trial run for the mark of the beast. What’s more is I can’t help but wonder if this vaccine isn’t a precursor to the mark of the beast and somehow a trigger for something far more sinister when the mark of the beast finally does come upon the earth. What if the vaccine is means of injecting something in the physical bodies of countless men and women that might even lie dormant until it is triggered and activated by the mark itself.
Recently I have been listening to the audiobook version of Wendy Alec’s “Pale Horse” book in her “Chronicles of Brothers” series. I have to admit the more I hear and listen to the words which are found in this book—a book which was written and published three years ago before the COVID-19 pandemic—the more I am astounded about the uncanny similarity that is found within it. I listen to the words which are found within this book and I am completely and utterly amazed with and by the tremendous similarity that exists between what was written in it and what we are witnessing here in this nation and within our generation. What makes this book so incredibly interesting is when you consider the fact that it presents the beast who Scripture refers to as the Antichrist manufacturing and creating a false flag event of a global pandemic to produce a need for mass vaccinations. Within this book this false flag of the pandemic created the guise of countless deaths within and throughout the nation disguising and masking the stockpiling of body bags which will be used for an entirely different purpose. In this book this pandemic is portrayed to have claimed the lives of countless thousands—if not millions of people—and the whole thing is a ruse to not only conceal the true purpose behind the scenes but also manufacture a need for the vaccine. On top of this there would be an emergency announcement that would be made over the airs about a plague that would break out upon the earth—a plague that would warrant the need for a super vaccine. This super vaccine would not only protect you from this plague and reverse its effects but would also protect you from all manner of diseases.
What makes what is written in this book so incredibly freaky is when you listen to how this vaccine is administered which is an implant in your right wrist followed by a mark on your forehead. Within this book it is portrayed as the first mark—that which is implanted in your right wrist—is essentially a code and program if you will that lies dormant until it is triggered by the corresponding mark upon the forehead. Once the mark and the implant are both combined within the physical body of an individual their entire genetic makeup begins to be altered as their biological DNA appears to be overwritten. Of course I realize that for some who might be reading these words this might seem far fetched and out in left field, however, I have to admit that it is incredibly freaky to consider how the two greatest vaccines present within this nation right now are the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. Each of these vaccines require two shots in order for an individual to be fully and completely inoculated and “protected” from the COVID-19 virus. In addition to this I would dare say there are going to be a number of men and women who have taken the vaccine who are going to feel incredibly duped and deceived when they realize what they have injected themselves with. Not only this but I can’t help but wonder if there aren’t people who right now have taken the vaccine who have heard and read the reports that have come out recently and feel as though there was a great bait and switch which has taken place. With this being said I am convinced that even this “buyer’s remorse” surrounding the vaccine is also a precursor for what many men and women can and will think when they take the mark of the beast and realize what the mark truly is.
I sit here today thinking about and considering the tremendous reality surrounding the vaccine and I am brought face to face with the fact that there are undoubtedly countless individuals within this nation who have felt entirely and altogether deceived and duped knowing they bought into what was preached concerning COVID-19 and the vaccine. I am convinced there are countless men and women who are present among us who have taken the vaccine who might very well suffer from regret knowing that it’s possible to have the vaccine and still contract and transmit the virus. What’s more is I firmly believe there are countless men and women who have experienced and who are experiencing tremendous regret and sorrow after getting the vaccine and yet what makes this all the more interesting is how many things seem to be requiring the vaccine. New York City was the first in the nation to require proof of vaccination to enter into restaurants, movie theaters and even gyms and without proof of the vaccination you are not permitted to enter. Not only this but there are various sporting venues that have made it mandatory for proof of vaccination to enter. The NFL’s Buffalo Bills and MLB’s Boston Red Sox are only a couple of major sports teams that have required and are making it mandatory to show proof of vaccination to enter into the stadium. Oh in all reality we are witnessing a precursor to what the scripture describes as men and women being unable to buy or sell without and apart from the mark. We are witnessing in many places the inability to enter places—and not only enter certain places but even buy things such as food—without showing proof of the vaccination. Yet even more than this there has been talk of a vaccine passport that would be required for international travel and how many countries throughout the world are considering this vaccine passport.
I have to admit there is something incredibly diabolical about this vaccine and there is not a doubt in my mind that it is setting up something far more sinister and something far more evil than what we could even think or imagine. What’s more is that as recent as last week the President of the United States appeared on national television across the various different news stations and announced that he was going to mandate companies with more than 100 employees requiring their employees to be vaccinated. There are already a number of companies across the country which are requiring their employees to be vaccinated in order to enter into the office. Oh I can’t help but wonder if this vaccine is not something incredibly diabolical and incredibly wicked and evil which has been produced by evil powers and rulers working and operating behind the scenes. There is a part of me that can’t help but wonder if all those who have injected themselves with the vaccines are truly unaware of what they have indeed injected themselves with and perhaps won’t even realize what they have injected their bodies with until it is either too late or until the true symptoms begin to manifest. With this being said I can’t help but wonder if it’s already too late for those who have taken the vaccine for after they have injected themselves with it there is no way of removing it from their physical bodies. I can’t help but think about the fact that whether you have received the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine you cannot undo what you have injected your body with.
When Jesus sent His twelve disciples out, as well as the seventy He instructed them to be harmless as doves and wise as serpents. In addition to this He mentioned on multiple occasions while speaking unto His disciples at the Olivet Discourse to guard themselves against being deceived in the last days. There is not a doubt in my mind that in the days in which we are living there is a tremendous need for us to be wise as serpents and to be harmless as doves. I am absolutely convinced we have a great need to be men and women of discernment and those who guard themselves against being deceived as this world is entirely and altogether filled with deception. With this being said I am absolutely convinced that there is a tremendous shroud of deception surrounding this pandemic and even the vaccine. The more I witness and behold everything that has taken place within this nation and the world itself the more I am brought face to face with how many men and women are so willing to inject themselves with a vaccine simply because they are being instructed by their “leaders” and “rulers” to do so. Not only this but there is a part of me that can’t help but wonder if this global pandemic wasn’t manufactured by dark and sinister forces operating behind the scenes to create a false need and a false urgency to get a vaccine that ultimately doesn’t do anything for the virus we have heard about for over a year and a half. What makes this even more intriguing is when I go back to the audiobook I am listening to the dark and sinister rulers operating behind the scenes sought to create a global pandemic that would effectively cripple the world—and not only do so as a false flag but also blaming China for the pandemic and deadly outbreak.
I sit here today thinking about and considering the words which I am putting down right now and I am brought face to face with the incredibly awesome and powerful truth that this vaccine is not everything they are leading us to believe it is. I am absolutely and completely convinced there are well-meaning Christians who have bought into the need of this vaccine and have willingly and voluntarily chosen to take it. What is truly terrifying about this particular reality is that I firmly believe there are going to be a number of men and women within the church who are going to buy into the incredible lie surrounding the mark of the beast. Not only this but I truly believe there are going to be countless men and women who are going to buy into the mark—even so they might be able to gather together in their sanctuaries of worship. Pause for a moment and consider the possibility that churches and church buildings alike were shut down and were shut down for months while this silent plague and virus wreaked havoc in the streets and communities of our cities and towns. Now pause for a moment and think about what it would be like if eventually it was mandated by federal law that church services could only be held for those who are vaccinated. What’s more is what do you think would happen if there were churches and ministries that only allowed those who were vaccinated to enter into the building and gather together to worship? Church buildings have been open for quite some time now while there were some which took longer to open because they didn’t want to do so until they were able to meet safely in the house.
I have to admit there is something truly sinister when thinking about the possibility that there might very well be some churches which cannot and will not open until all their members and congregants are vaccinated. I can’t help but think about what it would be like if the only way to enter into church buildings was to be vaccinated and while I haven’t yet heard of this happening it is nonetheless intriguing to consider. We know church buildings were shut down for an extended period of time and when they finally opened again there were certain congregants who ventured back simply because they could not stand being outside of the building. When the churches opened up there were others who would not step foot into the building until they were vaccinated and even then some of them entered with masks on. There are others who haven’t taken the vaccine but are willing to enter into the church building while keeping six feet apart and wearing a mask. Even as I am writing these words I can’t help but think about the incredible truth of the possibility of churches only being allowed to gather together if their members and congregants are vaccinated. What if there is coming a day when the only ones who could enter into a church building are those who are vaccinated and show proof of vaccination? Pause for a moment and think about how incredibly similar this vaccine is to the mark of the beast when it finally does appear and manifest itself within and upon the earth. With this being said I would like to call and draw your attention to the words which are found in the New Testament prophetic book of the Revelation of Jesus Christ concerning the beast, his kingdom and the mark:
“And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast saying, Who is like unto the beast? Who is able to make war with him? And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. If any man have an ear, let him hear. He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and faith of the saints” (Revelation 13:1-10).
“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 wond by a sword, and did live. 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 13:11-18).
“And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvellous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God. And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God. And they sing the son of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints. Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? For thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest” (Revelation 15:1-4).
“And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth. And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them that worshipped the image” (Revelation 16:1-2).
The words and language which are found in these particular passages are incredibly intriguing when you take the time to think about it for it calls and draws our attention to the tremendous. Implementation of the mark of the beast. What’s more is that not only do we learn about this mark of the beast but we also learn that those who do not bear the mark will be prohibited from buying or selling without having the mark. You would have to be unaware of everything that has been taking place within our culture and society during the past year and a half—more so since the beginning of the year—to see how the vaccine has impacted commerce in a tremendous way. There is an entire major city on the eastern seaboard that has implemented a requirement and mandate that you cannot enter into restaurants, gyms, movie theaters and other public places without showing proof of vaccination. We would be incredibly naïve to not be aware of that which is found in the prophetic book of the Revelation of the Lord Jesus Christ and see how this vaccine is being and has been used to some degree the same way the mark of the beast will be. Again I cannot at all say whether or not the vaccine is indeed the mark, however, I can say that the vaccine is for all intents and purposes being used in a manner very similar to that of the mark. If the vaccine, proof of vaccination and even the vaccine mandates and prospect of a vaccine passport system are not proof and demonstration enough that this may very well be a trial run for the mark then I truly don’t know what is or what will be. I have to admit that this is the first time where I have personally witnessed such a product being implemented worldwide and being hailed by world leaders alike. What’s more is that throughout and across the world its leaders and its inhabitants are buying into the tremendous deception that surrounds the vaccine and are in all reality preparing for the mark of the beast when it finally does get implemented and put into production.
As I bring this writing to a close it is absolutely necessary that we recognize the tremendous significance of what is written in the prophetic book of the Revelation of Jesus Christ concerning the mark of the beast. There is not a doubt in my mind that what we have witnessed with the vaccine together with all the mandates and requirements surrounding it we have been in a precarious position where we are being prepared for the mark. There is not a doubt in my mind that everything we have witnessed here in the past year and a half is a precursor for the mark of the beast which can and will be implemented in the coming days. Scripture is not entirely or altogether clear on what the mark of the beast actually will be or what it will actually be. I am absolutely convinced there is a great need for us to be wise and discerning in the coming days and to recognize the tremendous dangers that surround the days which are ahead. We dare not and must not miss and lose sight of what we have been witnessing and experiencing in the recent months for everything we have witnessed is indeed going to set up both the mark as well as the need for men and women to receive the mark. Perhaps one of the greatest things I can’t help but think about when considering the mark of the beast is how a worldwide event might be triggered that would create a false sense of “needing” the mark for what it can indeed offer and provide. We know that the mark will allow individuals to buy and sell during the coming days, however, there is a part of me that can’t help but wonder if people aren’t going to blindly take and accept the mark because of certain promises which are made surrounding it. I find it absolutely necessary to call and draw your attention to the tremendous need for wisdom, for patience, for endurance and for discernment in the coming days as even the people of God are going to be tested themselves. There is a great need within our hearts and minds to be such individuals who recognize and understand the times and the signs of the times and like the sons of Issachar understand what needs to be done.