Antichrist’s Confirmation of the Covenant and ‘The Mark, Name, and Number of the Beast’
By Arthur J Licursi - January 19, 2021
The account seen in the Daniel 9:27, below, includes ‘the affirmation of a covenant’ by the Antichrist, which marks the very beginning of the terrible 7-year Tribulation Period.
“And he [the Antichrist] shall confirm the covenant with many for one week [7 years]: and in the midst of the week he [the Antichrist] shall cause the [Temple] sacrifice and the oblation [offerings] to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate [end the Temple service], even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.” (Daniel 9:27 (KJV)
The 7-year Tribulation Period is also called “the time of Jacobs [Israel’s] Trouble,” this referring to Israel in the time of the wrath of God’s judgments upon the earth and those who dwell in it. Antichrist will at that time sign on to “confirm the covenant ‘with many’ for one week [7 years].” I expect that the “with many” will likely include Israel, the Antichrist as the world’s leader, and Israel’s immediate surrounding enemy nations. The covenant will supposedly ‘guarantee’ peace. But Israel will soon after realize they had made a pact with the devil as seen in these verses.
“… [Israel] hear the word of the LORD, ye scornful men, that rule this people [of Israel] which is in Jerusalem. 15 Because ye [Israel] have said, We Have Made A Covenant With Death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for We Have Made Lies Our Refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:” (Isaiah 28:14-15 (KJV)
This is the sequence of the end-time events to come begin with today.
Specifically, today we see how that President Trump of the United States of America recently began accomplishing what was formerly unachievable – these are agreements between Israel and several of her Arab/Muslim enemy neighbors. Without him knowing it, President Trumps achievement marks the ‘setting of the stage’ for the Antichrist to enter the world scene as a supposed miracle working statesman. The Antichrist (in point 6 below) will further develop and “confirm the covenant” that President Trump initiated; then “in the midst of the week.”
But, at 3-1/2 years (as seen in Point 7 below) he will make havoc as the greatest Anti-Semite of all times. He, Antichrist, will there “exalteth himself above all that is called God,” and an image of Antichrist that ‘can speak’ will be set up in the 3rd Jerusalem Temple.
- I expect that with the U.S. President Trump now out of the way, the Arab nations surrounding Israel will soon attack Israel in a coordinated effort to annihilate the state of Israel in the coming ‘Psalm 83 War.’
- But, Israel’s IDF will soundly defeat the Psalm 83 Arab alliance, “they [Israel] will consume on the right hand and on the left all the surrounding peoples” (Zechariah 12:6).
- Israel will then dwell in security and prosperity (Ezekiel 38:11).
- But then a Russian coalition consisting mainly of Muslim nations will invade Israel to plunder the nation and gain a seaport on the Mediterranean (Ezekiel 38:1-17).
- Yet again, the Russian coalition will be destroyed, this time supernaturally by God (Ezekiel 38:18-23 & 39:1-8).
- The Antichrist will then rise intervene to “confirm the covenant” of Daniel 9:27 and guarantee the security of Israel, enabling the Jews to rebuild their Temple (Daniel 9:27). Antichrist will gain stature in the eyes of the world.
- But, at the end of three and a half years, but the Antichrist will enter the rebuilt Temple in Jerusalem and declare himself to be God (Daniel 9:27, Matthew 24:15-18, & 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4).
“[Antichrist] Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.” (2 Thessalonians 2:4)
“14And [the False Prophet] 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 [Antichrist]; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast [Antichrist], which had the wound by a sword, and did live. 15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast [Antichrist], that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image (v14 above) of the beast to be killed.” (Revelation 13:14-15 (KJV)
Read the above verses once again noting how this quickly leads to a requirement in “the midst of the week (at 3-1/2 years),” whereby ‘the False Prophet’ will require all men to ‘worship of the Beast [Antichrist]’ - by worshiping the seemingly living / speaking ‘IMAGE’ of Antichrist or BE KILLED.
This is soon accompanied by another requirement – which is to take “THE MARK OF THE BEAST” in order to be able to ‘buy and sell’:
“16And he [the False Prophet] causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: 17 And That No Man Might Buy Or Sell, save [unless] he that had THE MARK, or THE NAME OF THE BEAST, or THE NUMBER OF HIS NAME.” (Revelation 13:14-17 (KJV)
What does it mean “that no man might buy or sell, save [unless] he that had the Mark, OR the Name of the beast, OR the Number of his name.”?
By use of the word ‘or’ twice in this verse it appears that these three aspects; “the Mark, OR the Name of the beast, OR the Number of his name are essentially wrapped as one and the same. The main thing is those who take the mark, or the name, or the number of His name are those who will Belong To the ‘Antichrist Global Economic System.’
Of course, today we see the push for a one world global ‘Great Reset’ of the world’s economy. The “number of His name” is coming into view already as we note how that in today’s digital economy. We all have ‘numbers of identification’ for so many aspects of life; driver’s license, social security, and credit cards. When you type in your credit card number online the digits of ‘number’ by itself identifies the name of the credit card that is about to be used. Scripture specifically says this “number of his name” will be required for buying and selling. It’s quite likely that it is a number, however long, that will at least include “the number of his name” that Scripture tells us is “666,” So, we are already at the brink of perilous times.
I expect that you all know that your typical credit card begins with one to four digits that are the same on most every credit holder’s credit cards of … that particular NAMED credit card company. Example: VISA credit cards often begin with ‘4400,’ Discover Cards begin with ‘6011,’ MasterCard begin with a ‘2.’ So, it is easy to see how there could be a ‘Luciferian Global Economic System’ ID Number that includes ‘666.’ It can be detected and read digitally from your hand’s skin, or even in your blood via a vaccine. It could have the Name ‘Luciferian global economic system’ e.g., You might have the ‘Lucifer Card’ that will include the 3-digit Number ‘666, no matter how many numbers in all, in order to Identify Those Who Belong to Antichrist’s Global Economic System.
Thus. it is not hard to visualize what is coming to all the nations and people of the world in the latter half of the Tribulation period unless; 1) they be the slain martyrs for Christ in that day, or 2) they be those of Israel remnant of believers who will escape being preserved in Edom (Jordan) by God as the Scripture tells us.
- In view of the mid-tribulation development of the Evil Antichrist, the Jews will reject the Antichrist, and he will respond with an attempt to annihilate them, and actually kill two-thirds of them in the process (Revelation 12:13-17 & Zechariah 13:8-9). Obviously, as seen below, the Jews will have realized they had made a pact with the Devil.
The Lord says; “Because ye [Israel] have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:” (Isaiah 28:15 (KJV)
- At the end of the terrible 7-year Tribulation judgments, when the Jews have come to the end of themselves, they will turn to God and receive Yeshua as their Messiah. They will “they will look on Me whom they have pierced” (Zechariah 12:10, Romans 9:27-28, & Romans 11:25-27).
- Jesus will return and regather all the believing Jews to Israel (Deuteronomy 30:1-9).
- As promised, the Nation Israel will be established as the prime Nation in the world (Isaiah 2:1-4 & Micah 4:1-7).
- The Lord will bless the Jewish remnant by fulfilling all the promises He has made to Israel (Isaiah 60:1-62:7).
- The blessings of God will flow out to all the nations on earth through the Jewish people during the Millennial Kingdom rule of Jesus on earth (Zechariah 8:22-23).
(Some portions of the above list were drawn from the “Lamb & Lion Ministries”)
Thus, all that we see happening in the world today and in President Trump gaining these unexpected agreements between Israel and her Arab neighbors is significant in readying The World-System for The One-World Leader of a Global Government On Earth, THE ANTICHRIST. He will appear and take his place in these Biblical “last days” of this age wherein God’s long-delayed and “WRATH” will be poured out on every unbeliever who has refused to trust in the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. Thankfully, we the believing members of “the body of Christ” will have already been Raptured to heaven, since as Paul writes ‘we are not appointed to [God’s] wrath.’
“For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,” (1 Thessalonians 5:9 (KJV)
Knowing all this, for we who believe… this is a tremendous time to be yet alive, perhaps we will be alive at the end of the age of today’s age of “dispensation of the grace of God.” We know that the end-time period of “the last days” will be preceded by our Rapture to heaven as the members of the genuine church, which is not a religious organization of man but rather the invisible, incorporeal, intangible, “the body of Christ” – for we are destined to dwell in and co-rein with Christ “eternal in the heavens” (2Cor. 5:1b, 2Tim. 2:12).
conversation [the believer’s citizenship] is in heaven; from whence also WE LOOK for the SAVIOUR, THE LORD JESUS CHRIST: 21 Who shall change our vile [sinful] body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.” (Philippians 3:20-21)
“For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle [this body in which we dwell] were dissolved, we have a (new body) building of God, an house not made with hands, ETERNAL IN THE HEAVENS.” (2 Corinthians 5:1 (KJV)
“Behold, I shew you a mystery [secret]; We shall not all sleep (in death), but we shall all be changed, 52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we [the living] shall be changed. 53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. 54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. 55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?” (1 Corinthians 15:51-55 (KJV)
Thus, in these troubling days we are admonished to look up for our Savior as our redemption draws nigh.
Be Encouraged - MARANATHA (Greek for ‘the Lord cometh’).
Arthur J Licursi
Below are several governmental and medical technology items of interest taken from the website https://www.nowtheendbegins.com and others regarding current events which corroborate and briefly explain the happenings discussed above.
- They address the coming establishment of the One World Government of … “the Beast” (the Antichrist) and ‘the Mark and Number of the Beast’;
- wherein all men be required to do financial transactions as simple as buying food and selling your car under ‘the great reset’ – the new global economic system.
Abraham Accord Articles:
The Abraham Accords Forever Changed The Middle East As Israel Is Now On A Rendezvous With Destiny And The Daniel 9:27 Peace Covenant Confirmation With Antichrist
The Timeline of The Vatican And Pope Francis In Creating ‘Chrislam’ Known As The Abrahamic Faiths Initiative
This timeline covers only the key moments relating the work of the Vatican and Pope Francis in the creating of CHRISLAM, otherwise known officially as the Abrahamic Faiths Initiative. For a full and complete Chrislam timeline dating all the way back to Rick Warren and those early efforts, please visit our NTEB Chrislam Archives here.
Potential ‘Mark of the Beast’ Articles:
Big Pharma and Microsoft Are Teaming Up In Something Called The ‘ID2020 Alliance’ That Will Combine Vaccinations With Implantable Microchips To Create Your Digital ID
Big Pharma is officially partnering with the tech industry to pair “immunization” with digital biometrics, meaning humans will soon be microchipped, tracked, and ultimately controlled through a global identification matrix.
The Michigan House passed a bill making implanted company microchips voluntary for employees, according to a local ABC News report.
Credit Card Giant Mastercard Joins With Blockchain Digital Identity Group ID2020 Alliance As World Moves Closer To The Coming Mandatory Global ID.
The ID2020 Alliance was founded by Accenture, Microsoft, Gavi, Rockefeller Foundation and IDEO. Partners include NGOs, private companies and UN agencies. Yesterday, the payments firm Mastercard announced it is joining the ID2020 Alliance to explore digital identity solutions.
ID2020 announces its first two Certification Mark digital identity solutions: the Kiva Protocol and Gravity. Earth for providing people with a global ID....