Can You Get Saved After Receiving The Mark Of The Beast?

9 And a third angel followed them, calling out in a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and its image, and receives its mark on his forehead or on his hand,

-Revelation 14:9, BSB

Here, the angel from the Lord is about to reveal the eternal consequences of those who do receive the mark, 666 on their body.

10 he too will drink the wine of God’s anger, poured undiluted into the cup of His wrath. And he will be tormented in fire and sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and of the Lamb.

-Revelation 14:10, BSB

The wrath of God will be administered to those [Romans 1:18], who get the mark of the beast. This is seen in Revelation 16:2, which says, “So the first angel went and poured out his bowl on the earth, and loathsome, malignant sores broke out on those who had the mark of the beast and worshiped its image.” The ones who don’t have the mark of the beast will not get the sores. It shows a difference between those who have it and those who don’t. The other reality for those who do get the mark is that their destination will be the Lake of Fire. They will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 

Everyone who has and will rejected Jesus, their torment will be visible to God’s holy angels and the Son of God.

11 And the smoke of their torment rises forever and ever. Day and night there is no rest for those who worship the beast and its image, or for anyone who receives the mark of its name.”

-Revelation 14:11, BSB

In the Lake of Fire, the ungodly and those who receive the 666 will be in torment for all eternity. Receiving the mark of the beast translates to the worship of the antichrist and his statue, thus making it clear that the person chose Satan over Jesus Christ.

Now, a question might surface, is there is a stronger verse that plainly states that receiving the mark of the beast will prohibit a person from repenting and getting saved? If the verses I mentioned above are not clear enough, then this one will be. See below.

8 And all who dwell on the earth will worship the beast—all whose names have not been written from the foundation of the world in the Book of Life belonging to the Lamb who was slain. -Revelation 13:8, BSB

Once you get the mark of the beast, you will no longer have the opportunity to get your name written in the Lamb’s Book of Life. It will show that you were never saved and have chosen which side you are on. God’s wrath and hell will be your portion, but the ones with their names written in God’s Book will not receive it. The mark of the beast [666] will distinguish those who are genuinely saved from the fake ones, who claim to be Christians, but are self-deceived, and are headed for hell.

The Rapture, The Third Temple, And The Antichrist

14 So when you see the abomination of desolation standing where it should not be (let the reader understand), then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.

-Mark 13:14, BSB

We are living in the end times, where the rapture of the church can happen at any moment. Jesus warned the Jewish people who would be living at the time of the building of the third temple that it will be the time of the false Messiah who will come into the world stage and place his image on the corner of the newly built temple. When that occurs, it will be the start of the sudden destruction, as mention in 1 Thessalonians 5:3.

3 While people are saying, “Peace and security,” destruction will come upon them suddenly, like labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.

-1 Thessalonians 5:3, BSB

The phrase “Peace and Security” refers to the first half [3 1/2] of the seven years of the Great Tribulation.

Right now, Israel is signing peace treaties with middle eastern countries, which is called “The Abraham Accord.”

The phrase destruction will come upon them suddenly refers to the second half of the Great Tribulation, which all hell will break loose as mentioned in the Book of Revelation with the 7 Seals, the 7 Trumpets, and the 7 Bowls.

Today, the Jewish people already have all the articles needed for the third temple, as well as the garments for the priests, and not to mention the red heifer. Once the permission is given to build the temple, the Antichrist will show up and reveal himself. This tells me that he is already here and is working behind the scenes, getting everything ready to show up, but it is still God’s timing, and that time is coming to a close. The Holy Spirit will soon step out of the way to give way for the Antichrist to commence his rule.

Because of the multiplication of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold.

-Matthew 24:12, BSB

Another sign that we are living in the end times is the lawlessness that is happening in the United States. The murdering of police officers in cold blood and the violent protests that are destroying major cities by burning them to the ground. Their hearts and soul being empty of anything good since God is not in their lives. They will continue to be more wicked and vile, but the righteous will continue in righteousness knowing the times.

10 Many will be purified, made spotless, and refined, but the wicked will continue to act wickedly. None of the wicked will understand, but the wise will understand.

-Daniel 12:10, BSB

To make matters worse, wildfires are destroying half of the United States in the West Coast. The devil is trying to destroy the USA because while this country is still in power, Israel cannot be invaded like it is said to be in Ezekiel Chapters 38-39, which is fast approaching.

The good news is that right before the start of the Great Tribulation, the rapture [caught up] will occur, making things chaotic for those who are left behind. We must continue preaching about Jesus so that many may escape God’s judgment on the wicked that is coming very soon.

16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a loud command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will be the first to rise. 17 After that, we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will always be with the Lord. 18 Therefore encourage one another with these words.

-1 Thessalonians 4:16-18, BSB

[Part 1] Who Are The “Elect” Of Matthew 24:31?

[Matthew 24:31] 31 “He will send out his angels with a loud trumpet, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other.

Matthew 24 verse 31 is referring to the second coming of Jesus Christ. Many Christians believe that this verse proves that the rapture happens after the Great Tribulation because it parallels 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 which says…

[1 Thessalonians 4:16-17] 16 For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the archangel’s voice, and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are still alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord.

The thing is that in 1 Thessalonians, it says that we are kept from the coming wrath of God. See below.

[1 Thessalonians 1:10] 10 and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead ​– ​Jesus, who rescues us from the coming wrath.

[1 Thessalonians 5:9] 9 For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ

The wrath of God is designed for the wicked. This is seen in Romans 1:18 which says, “18 For God’s wrath is revealed from heaven against all godlessness and unrighteousness of people who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth”

The wrath of God has a twofold purpose for the unbelievers. [1] To punish them for rejecting Jesus Christ as their Savior and for living in sin. [2] And to bring them to repentance so that they may obtain eternal life through faith in Jesus.

So, getting back to Matthew 24:31. Who are the “elect” mentioned there? We know that the Christians before the Great Tribulation are kept from God’s wrath. Who are the saints that are gathered after the Tribulation?

In Revelation 14:6, it says, “6 Then I saw another angel flying high overhead, with the eternal gospel to announce to the inhabitants of the earth ​– ​to every nation, tribe, language, and people.”

After the saints get taken from this world (before the Great Tribulation) to meet the Lord in the air, God’s angel will fly and go through the whole earth preaching the gospel of salvation, and many will get saved. This is seen in Revelation 7. See below.

[Revelation 7:9] 9 After this I looked, and there was a vast multitude from every nation, tribe, people, and language, which no one could number, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were clothed in white robes with palm branches in their hands.

[Revelation 7:13-14] 13 Then one of the elders asked me, “Who are these people in white robes, and where did they come from? ” 14 I said to him, “Sir, you know.” Then he told me: These are the ones coming out of the great tribulation. They washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

Even though there are no more Christians to preach the good news, God will send out His angel with the eternal gospel to give the inhabitants of the earth a chance for salvation (who have not yet received the mark of the beast).

The parallel of Matthew 24:30, the second coming of Christ, is Revelation 19:11-21, which is when Jesus comes to fight against the Antichrist, and the false prophet with their army. The Lord will wipe them out with a spoken word (a sword which comes from the mouth of Jesus Christ). After Jesus defeats the beast, He will rule the earth with His saints for a 1000 years, locking up the dragon (Satan) with a chain, and putting him into the bottomless pit until the 1000 years are over.

This will be the End of [Part 1]. Tomorrow I will post [Part 2]. I will finish by showing who are the saints (the elect) mentioned in Matthew 24. I don’t like making my posts too long.

I Hope that this post helps those who want to believe in a Pre-Trib Rapture, but had difficulty understanding Matthew 24:31. Don’t take my word, do your own study. Look at the verses used in this post and exam the Scriptures for yourself with the aid through prayer of the Holy Spirit. Don’t miss Part 2. It will make it even more clear.