Those who live by the mark of the beast (the human robots), follow an established mode of behavior that is internal. Their thoughts, feelings, and behavior are governed by an internal source. That internal government does not include natural human sentiments, nor the Spirit of Jesus Christ, nor the Word of God. It’s impossible to reason and to have discussions with them because of their inflexible allegiance to the mark. So, when the elders or leaders of the church approaches to have a “discussion,” they only intend to steal a heart away from God. God will answer them directly. God’s judgment is coming, and no one will be saved except those who have the testimony of Jesus Christ. Those judgments will be deadly through weapons, hunger, wild animals, and plagues. In 2022, it’s already happening and will become progressively worse. There will be a faithful few that is brought out of the global tribulation.
Church Elders Steal Hearts Away from God
The elders of the church have established the mark of the beast as the guiding influence in their life. That mark empowers them with a lot of authority by placing them in influential seats within the church. They sit in the governing seats such as church boards, public relations boards, etc. They have persuasion over the whole operation of the church and its congregation. At the same time, it erases the Gospel of Jesus Christ. When those elders want to have a chat with someone who holds to the testimony of Jesus Christ, all that they want to do is steal a heart away from God. God says that He will deal with them directly. God’s plan is to recapture the hearts of His people. God will make an example of the errant elders so that none will want to consult with them. The people of God return to Him through Jesus Christ so that they never stray again. Those faithful few will be God’s people and He will be their God.
“Some of the elders of Israel came to me and sat down in front of me. Then the word of the Lord came to me: “Son of man, these men have set up idols in their hearts and put wicked stumbling blocks before their faces. Should I let them inquire of me at all? Therefore, speak to them and tell them, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: When any of the Israelites set up idols in their hearts and put a wicked stumbling block before their faces and then go to a prophet, I the Lord will answer them myself in keeping with their great idolatry. I will do this to recapture the hearts of the people of Israel, who have all deserted me for their idols.’” Ezekiel 14:1-5
No Repentance During the Global Tribulation
No matter how close we are to the heart of God or how strong our testimony is for Jesus Christ, it won’t be enough to save others. That is how far gone the world is as it enters into the chaos of global calamity. The world is so engrossed into the mark of the beast and so far away from Jesus Christ that there is literally no hope for them. Only the faithful few will hold to Jesus Christ during the enormous tribulation in the world.
Even if Noah, Daniel, and Job were there to talk to them they still wouldn’t listen. Job knows the pain of heartache and physical suffering and the rewards that come with faithfulness to God. Daniel knows the suffering of captivity and the faithfulness of God through enormous ordeals. Noah’s faith enabled him to build an arc and to keep himself separate from a world about to perish. Even if those men shared their experiences they would not be listened to. Nobody will be saved during the world’s tribulation except those who accept God and His Son Jesus Christ. Even when people and animals die of food shortages, attacks from wild beasts, weapons, and plagues they still will not come to Jesus Christ.
“…as surely as I live, declares the Sovereign Lord, even if Noah, Daniel and Job were in it, they could save neither son nor daughter. They would save only themselves by their righteousness.” Ezekiel 14:20
World Calamity Deserved
Those who have the Spirit of Jesus Christ during the global calamity will be witnessing bloodshed, hunger, attacks from wild beasts, and plagues. It will seem very, very dreadful and many will say, “Where is the love of God?” But on the other side of the coin, when they see the Christ-like behavior and the Christian actions of God’s people, then it will be said that God is justified in His judgment. The global system under the mark of the beast is so cruel that the greatest of all the tribulations in the history of mankind is justified. God does nothing without cause. There will be survivors, those who hold to the testimony of Jesus Christ.
“For this is what the Sovereign Lord says: How much worse will it be when I send against Jerusalem my four dreadful judgments—sword and famine and wild beasts and plague—to kill its men and their animals! Yet there will be some survivors—sons and daughters who will be brought out of it. They will come to you, and when you see their conduct and their actions, you will be consoled regarding the disaster I have brought on Jerusalem—every disaster I have brought on it. You will be consoled when you see their conduct and their actions, for you will know that I have done nothing in it without cause, declares the Sovereign Lord.” Ezekiel 14:21-23