Left top images are the two sides of the Roman “denarius” coin used in the First Century, featuring the Roman emperor as the “high priest.” The top right images are the two sides of an American Silver dollar that have been coined through the years featuring “Lady Liberty”, the head demon over the United States.

If anyone worships the beast and his image and receives his mark on the forehead or on the hand, he, too, will drink of the wine of God’s fury, which has been poured full strength into the cup of his wrath. He will be tormented with burning sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment rises for ever and ever. There is no rest day or night for those who worship the beast and his image, or for anyone who receives the mark of his name.” (Revelation 14:9-11)

by Brian Shilhavy

This is another article in my series about the book of Revelation in the Bible and “End Times” prophecies, with possible interpretations presented in light of modern events currently happening in the world around us since the COVID Scam in 2020.

Here are the previous articles:

Is the Spirit of Columbia the Head Demon Over the United States? Is this Demon Referenced in Biblical Prophecy?

Is Lady Liberty (Columbia) the “Great Prostitute” of Prophecy Residing in Washington D.C., the Revived Roman Empire to Fall During the “Last Days”?

The Imminent Demise of Christianity in America: “Come out of her my people lest you share her plagues…”

Are the Space Wars About to Begin? Is the Second “Bowl” Judgment About to be Poured Out?

I am writing from the premise that modern-day events point to the United States and American Christianity as “The Great Prostitute” and “Babylon,” with the first “Beast” mentioned in Revelation being the financial system, and NOT the Anti-Christ, which others besides myself also interpret as the “Beast,” and that the second “Beast” that gives voice to and works together with the first Beast, is Big Tech.

In this article, I want to identify what modern-day evidence leads to as identifying the “mark of the beast,” which is different from the “image of the beast.”

In Revelation chapter 14, for example, we see these three identities all mentioned in the same verse:

If anyone worships the beast and his image and receives his mark on the forehead or on the hand, he, too, will drink of the wine of God’s fury, which has been poured full strength into the cup of his wrath. He will be tormented with burning sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment rises for ever and ever. There is no rest day or night for those who worship the beast and his image, or for anyone who receives the mark of his name.” (Revelation 14:9-11)

So what is the difference between the beast’s “image” and his “mark”?

The Image of the Beast

A denarius featuring Tiberius. The inscription on the obverse reads Ti[berivs] Caesar Divi Avg[vsti] F[ilivs] Avgvstvs (“Caesar Augustus Tiberius, son of the Divine Augustus”), and the reverse reads Pontif[ex] Maxim[us] (“Highest Priest”). Source.

The Greek word in the original texts that is translated into English as “image” here is eikōn. We get the English word “icon” from this Greek word, which is used in computer technology in modern times, such as a small image representing something, and has even expanded to “Emoticons“.

“Image” is a good English translation of this Greek word. Jesus used this word in the following story:

Then the Pharisees went out and laid plans to trap him in his words. They sent their disciples to him along with the Herodians.

“Teacher,” they said, “we know you are a man of integrity and that you teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. You aren’t swayed by men, because you pay no attention to who they are. Tell us then, what is your opinion? Is it right to pay taxes to Caesar or not?”

But Jesus, knowing their evil intent, said, “You hypocrites, why are you trying to trap me? Show me the coin used for paying the tax.”

They brought him a denarius, and he asked them, “Whose image is this? And whose inscription?”

“Caesar’s,” they replied.

Then he said to them, “Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.” When they heard this, they were amazed. So they left him and went away. (Matthew 22:15-22)

At this time, “Caesar” was used as the name for whoever was head of the Roman Empire during that time, and during the days of Christ, it was reportedly Tiberius. So his image would have been on the “denarius” coin brought to Jesus in this story (see image above).

What Jesus was basically saying here is that it was fine to give back to “Caesar” his money minted in his “image”, but that believers who followed him as the Messiah were NOT to worship Caesar as the “highest priest”, which was the inscription on the coin, because Jesus took over as the High Priest on earth bringing man back to God:

For this reason he had to be made like his brothers in every way, in order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, and that he might make atonement for the sins of the people. (Hebrews 2:17)

Therefore, holy brothers, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, the apostle and high priest whom we confess. (Hebrews 3:1)

Photo of the plaque on the cornerstone of the Statue of Liberty in New York.

Since the evidence is overwhelming that the United States was founded as a Freemason Republic, and is the “Revived Roman Empire,” we see the same kinds of “images” on U.S. Government currencies, including the demonic “Lady Liberty“, as well as national “icons”, such as the first President of the United States, Freemason George Washington.

U.S. 1 Dollar Gold Coin.

And like the ancient Roman Empire, we too, here in the United States, also have many other “images” of national “icons” represented in statues of famous people. Creating these statues is obviously one function of masonry, and one of the world’s most famous pieces of masonry representing Lady Liberty’s servants (U.S. Presidents) is sculptured into Mt. Rushmore in South Dakota.

A South Dakota State Representative made news earlier this year when he called Mt. Rushmore a “Freemason shrine” and a “demonic portal”. This was published in the NY Post:

A South Dakota state representative bizarrely claimed that the state’s Mount Rushmore is a “Freemason shrine,” and a demonic portal for communism.

Joe Donnell, who represents South Dakota’s District One in the state legislature, said during an appearance on the Now Is The Time podcast that his oddball revelation about the iconic national monument came from “The Lord.”

“If you go back and do some history on Mount Rushmore, it actually is a Freemason shrine,” Donnell says in a viral video clip of the podcast posted by Right Wing Watch.

“What the Lord has revealed to me is that Mount Rushmore has a direct ley line to Washington, DC.”

Donnell then went on to explain the nefarious significance of a “ley line” — which is described as a path of spiritual energy that passes from one place to another.

“In order to understand the spiritual realm of what we’re facing, we have to realize that in order for the enemy to do anything, it needs the agreement of human beings. In order to be empowered to do more damage he needs the agreement of human beings and oftentimes that comes in the form of an altar that acts as a portal for demonic things,” he continues.

“What we’re really dealing with in that portal is communism. That witchcraft, altar, those things that are happening in the Black Hills, what we’re dealing with is communism. It’s the ideology and all the demonic entities and spirits behind that,” he says.

Donnell is a member of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate tribe, according to KELO. The land on which Mount Rushmore was built is considered sacred by local Native Americans.

Mount Rushmore, which was completed in 1941, features the immense faces of former Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt carved into the granite mountainside

Washington and Roosevelt were Freemasons, an international fraternal organization dating back hundreds of years, according to the Museum of Freemasonry. (Full article.)

South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem apparently agrees with all this, as she signed an executive proclamation on June 3, 2023 as “Open the Heavens Day.”

It’s a shame that these politicians are apparently politicizing this issue by stating that Mt. Rushmore is only “a demonic portal for communism.” I am fairly sure it is probably at least as big or a bigger “portal” (if they’re correct) for demonic Zionism and American Christianity as well.

Throughout the New Testament portion of the Bible there are warnings about worshiping the image of the “beast” represented in the financial system.

Paul wrote that the love of money is the root of evil:

But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it.

But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that.

People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction.

For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. (1 Timothy 6:6-10)

Jesus took it even further, and stated that one could not serve both “money” (the beast) and God.

“No servant can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.” (Luke 16:13)

Paul also wrote that in the “last days” people would love evil, including money, and that the true believers should “have nothing to do with them.”

But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God—having a form of godliness but denying its power.

Have nothing to do with them. (2 Timothy 3:1-5)

Using the beast financial system is not prohibited, however, as we can see from Jesus’ answer given in the Matthew 22 story I quoted above, where Jesus made it clear it was not wrong to give Caesar’s image-bearing beast money back to him, as long as one did not worship him as the “high priest.”

Jesus also taught about using money in some of his parables, where using the beast image on currency was not prohibited, including using evil banks to earn interest.

When describing what the “Kingdom of Heaven” will be like, Jesus told this parable:

Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his property to them. To one he gave five talents of money, to another two talents, and to another one talent, each according to his ability. Then he went on his journey.

The man who had received the five talents went at once and put his money to work and gained five more. So also, the one with the two talents gained two more.

But the man who had received the one talent went off, dug a hole in the ground and hid his master’s money.

After a long time the master of those servants returned and settled accounts with them. The man who had received the five talents brought the other five.

‘Master,’ he said, ‘you entrusted me with five talents. See, I have gained five more.’

His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’

The man with the two talents also came.

‘Master,’ he said, ‘you entrusted me with two talents; see, I have gained two more.’

His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’

Then the man who had received the one talent came.

‘Master,’ he said, ‘I knew that you are a hard man, harvesting where you have not sown and gathering where you have not scattered seed. So I was afraid and went out and hid your talent in the ground. See, here is what belongs to you.’

His master replied, ‘You wicked, lazy servant! So you knew that I harvest where I have not sown and gather where I have not scattered seed? Well then, you should have put my money on deposit with the bankers, so that when I returned I would have received it back with interest.

Take the talent from him and give it to the one who has the ten talents. For everyone who has will be given more, and he will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him. And throw that worthless servant outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ (Matthew 25:14-30)

The world’s wealth, the beast financial system, is not something those who serve God are supposed to pursue or worship.

But when God gives us wealth, even when bearing the image of the beast, we are to use it to build up the Kingdom of God, fighting against the beast financial system of the world.

Having to manage the wealth God was giving me through my businesses during my lifetime, I thoroughly researched this topic many years ago, and wrote an article explaining the biblical principles of managing wealth.

The Creation of Wealth

I have followed these principles for over 2 decades now, managing worldly wealth for the sake of the Kingdom of God, where worldly wealth serves me and my calling to manage these resources that actually belong to God, rather than me serving the beast financial system and its images.

“In God We Trust”?

Grand Army of the Republic Memorial (Siloam Springs, Arkansas) engraved with the words “in god we trust”. Source.

Today, U.S. currency bearing the image of the beast also includes this phrase: “In God We Trust.”

The question that begs to be answered, of course, is how is the English word “God” interpreted here? Who is this “god”?

While the earliest mentions of the phrase can be found in the mid-19th century, the origins of this phrase as a political motto lie in the American Civil War, where Union supporters wanted to emphasize their attachment to God and to boost morale.

The capitalized form “IN GOD WE TRUST” first appeared on the two-cent piece in 1864 and initially only appeared on coins, but it gradually became accepted among Americans.

Much wider adoption followed in the 1950s. The first postage stamps with the motto appeared in 1954.

A law passed in July 1955 by a joint resolution of the 84th Congress (Pub. L.Tooltip Public Law (United States) 84–140) and approved by President Dwight Eisenhower requires that “In God We Trust” appear on all American currency. (Source.)

As to the origins of this phrase:

The precise phrase, “In God We Trust” is also found in a publication of Isaac Watts’ Psalter which was revised and printed in America in 1785.

Watts had translated Psalm 115:9-11 with the words, “Britain, trust the Lord.”

An American publisher, Joel Barlow, sought to revise Watts’ Psalter for an American audience. Barlow’s goal was to modify Watts in such a way as to purge the un-American flavor.

Barlow simply translated Psalm 115: 9–11 with the words “In God we Trust.” (Source.)

Here is Psalm 115:9–11:

O house of Israel, trust in the LORD— he is their help and shield. O house of Aaron, trust in the LORD— he is their help and shield. You who fear him, trust in the LORD— he is their help and shield. (Psalms 115:9-11)

This “god” is clearly the “god” defined by the Satanic Jews who have always controlled the world’s financial system, mainly through Freemasonry. This “god” is clearly the “god” of Freemasonry, which is Satan himself. The fact that this phrase appears on currency with the image of the Beast, as well as in other places associated with Freemasonry (see the Memorial in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, above for example), clearly point to the English word “god” here representing Satan, who controls the world’s Beast financial system.

For many walk, of whom I often told you, and now tell you even as I weep, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ, whose end is destruction, whose god is their appetite, and whose glory is in their shame, who have their minds on earthly things. (Philippians 3:18-19)

In this Beast financial system, the one name you will never see anywhere on any currency is “Jesus Christ.”

The “Mark” of the Beast

Having defined the “image” of the Beast, now we turn to the “mark” of the Beast, which Revelation says will be required to participate in Satan’s financial system.

Then I saw another beast, coming out of the earth. He had two horns like a lamb, but he spoke like a dragon. He exercised all the authority of the first beast on his behalf, and made the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose fatal wound had been healed.

And he performed great and miraculous signs, even causing fire to come down from heaven to earth in full view of men.

Because of the signs he was given power to do on behalf of the first beast, he deceived the inhabitants of the earth. He ordered them to set up an image in honor of the beast who was wounded by the sword and yet lived.

He was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that it could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed.

He also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead, so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of his name. This calls for wisdom. If anyone has insight, let him calculate the number of the beast, for it is man’s number. His number is 666. (Revelation 13:11-18)

I have dealt with many of the symbols in this passage in my previous article, where, based on modern events, I interpret the first beast as the financial system, the second beast as Big Tech. See:

Is Lady Liberty (Columbia) the “Great Prostitute” of Prophecy Residing in Washington D.C., the Revived Roman Empire to Fall During the “Last Days”?

Now we come to the “mark”, a topic hotly debated about with commentators through the ages when referring to the book of Revelation.

The Greek word used here in the original texts that is translated into “mark” in this passage, is charagma, which could mean a stamp, or an imprinted mark, such as in the branding of cattle, or as a carved stone image, such as a statue.

This word is used 8 times in the New Testament, with 7 of those occurrences in the book of Revelation.

The only other place it is used is in Acts 17:29, where it is most often translated into English as “image.”

Therefore since we are God’s offspring, we should not think that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone—an image made by man’s design and skill. In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent.

For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed. He has given proof of this to all men by raising him from the dead. (Acts 17:29-31)

Other translations avoid the English word “image” which is most often used for the Greek word eikōn, which is where we get the English word “icon” from, as I noted above. Here is one example that does NOT use the English word “image”:

Being then the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Divine Nature is like gold, or silver, or stone, engraved by art and design of man. (Acts 17:29 – WEB – KJV is also similar.)

In the passage of Revelation chapter 13, this mark is said to be “received” from the “beast”, on the “right hand or on his forehead”, in order to “buy or sell”.

I have previously written on this verse of the “mark” referred to here, showing that this does not have to be a literal physical “mark”, as there are also spiritual “marks,” and the most important one is the “mark” (or “seal”) of the Holy Spirit that one receives when they go through the spiritual rebirth, which proves God’s ownership over this person:

And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory. (Ephesians 1:13-14)

The “mark” on the right hand or forehead, for example, was first used by Moses in the Book of Exodus, the second book of the Bible. Moses is instructing the people on how to observe the Passover:

On that day tell your son, ‘I do this because of what the LORD did for me when I came out of Egypt.’

This observance will be for you like a sign on your hand and a reminder on your forehead that the law of the LORD is to be on your lips. For the LORD brought you out of Egypt with his mighty hand. (Exodus 13:8-9)

The “signs” here were very likely not literal, as there is no record of the entire nation of Israel getting some kind of physical sign on their forehead and right hand, like a tattoo or something. The only physical mark recorded that the nation used in their covenant with God was circumcision of males.

The more accepted translation is that “forehead” represents the mind and what we think, and the “right hand” represents actions and work, carrying out by faith what we believe in our minds.

For a more detailed explanation, see:

The Seal and Mark of God is Far More Important than the “Mark of the Beast” – Are You Prepared for What’s Coming?

I still believe this “mark” in Revelation is not a literal mark stamped on the body somewhere, but with modern technology now, we have the means to mark various parts of the body through biometrics, and the most common biometric marks are face scans, including scans of your eyes (located on your “forehead”), as well as palm scans.

Here is a quote from the website BiometricUpdate.com just a few days ago:

Face biometrics play a key role in the future of digital identity and online transactions, as seen in several of the most-read stories of the week on Biometric Update. Among them; age verification continues to trend, NIST has released a new FATE report and Onfido’s CEO argues for re-usable ID.

Meanwhile, leading face biometrics developer ROC.ai has moved into a new modality. Major decisions in digital identity also were also made this week in legislation and in court. (Full article.)

Amazon.com, the world’s largest online retailer and owner of the Whole Foods chain of grocery stores, is moving towards cashless transactions as they have developed a palm scanning system that bypasses using any physical currency. See:

Amazon’s Whole Foods Moves Closer to the Satanic Merchant Model of Marking and Tracking Every Customer

Using biometric IDs to participate in the financial system is fast becoming a reality, and it is the beast technology that allows this to happen.

By collecting a “mark” from your body that is unique to you and you alone, such as palm scans, face scans, and iris scans, the need for “images” representing the “beast” financial system on physical currency such as coins and paper, is no longer needed, as your “mark” now shows Satan’s ownership over you, that allows you to “buy and sell” in the new beast financial system of digital transactions.

All of this is currently “voluntary”, and as many people sign up to have their body parts scanned into the system, it allows the Globalists to perfect this digital biometric system until “the beast who was wounded by the sword and yet lived” happens as prophesied in Revelation, which seems to be the total collapse of the financial system, which will be blamed on the current World War 3 that is beginning to unfold.

The Globalists will then use this event, such as a “cyber attack”, as an excuse to crash the entire financial system and replace it with the new one based on biometrics and digital currency, which the World Economic Forum has been referring to as “The Great Reset” for the past few years.

I have been warning the readers of the Health Impact News network about this for the past few years now.

Are you ready?

Have you counted the cost of following Christ and refusing to participate in the Beast financial system through sacrificing your privacy and identity for a biometric “mark”, and all that entails?

Are you prepared to see everything in your bank account disappear overnight?

In one hour such great wealth has been brought to ruin! (Revelation 18:17)

Are you prepared to lose your job, to be prohibited from buying anything in your local grocery stores, because you refused this “mark”?

Are you prepared to die, rather than participate in this digital financial system that is quickly being rolled out right now in front of our own eyes?

All inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast—all whose names have not been written in the book of life belonging to the Lamb that was slain from the creation of the world. (Revelation 13:8)

I saw thrones on which were seated those who had been given authority to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony for Jesus and because of the word of God.

They had not worshiped the beast or his image and had not received his mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ a thousand years. (Revelation 20:4)

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The United States and The Beast: A look at Revelation in Light of Current Events Since 2020

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Identifying the Luciferian Globalists Implementing the New World Order – Who are the “Jews”?

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