Mark of the Beast 666: 7 Observations

MARK OF THE BEAST: A few observations.
MARK OF THE BEAST: A few observations.

“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 13:16-18

One of the most discussed parts of the end times is Revelation 13:16-18: the mark of the beast.

Therefore, it seems right to make a few observations on the mark of the beast. These observations are based on the Bible, discussions and comments we’ve received over the past several years.

1- God’s Word is VERY clear about what happens to all who take the mark of the beast.

The Bible is so very clear on the eternal judgment for all who receive the mark of the beast. The warnings of what happens to those with the mark and to which side these people belong are located in the last nine chapters of Revelation.

“And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.”
Revelation 14:9-11

Hard to be any clearer, huh?

2- The judgment for receiving the mark of the beast not only apply to eternity: judgment is also received in this life as well.

The eternal judgment for taking the mark is well-known. However, those with the mark will also receive judgment in this life as well.

“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 which worshipped his image.”
Revelation 16:2

So, the men who wanted an easier time (to be able to buy and sell and to avoid death by standing up for Jesus) in this present life will find themselves stricken with a “noisome and grievous sore.”

Hard to enjoy the ‘good life’ with a malignant tumor.

3 – Still, even with such clear and simple warnings about God’s judgment to all taking the mark of the beast, Satan’s ministers have been trying to confuse and deceive the issue.

For centuries, the mark of the beast’s warnings were left alone. However, one sign of the times in which we live: men who have been exalted by the world as “men of God” have recently claimed (in clear contradiction to God’s Word) that a person could take the mark of the beast, repent and enter the kingdom of heaven.

“For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.”
2 Corinthians 11:13-15

John MacArthur and the Mark of the Beast: Last Days Apostasy

No true man of God will ever be exalted by the world.

“for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.”
Luke 16:15

The world hates God, hates Jesus and hates those who are members of the kingdom of God.

“know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.”
James 4:4

All those who receive acclaim from the world have their reward and it is the reward of the world.

Exalted by the World: The Fake Man of God

God’s Word is clear: all who receive the mark of the beast SHALL drink of the wrath of God.

4- No one will be forced to take the mark of the beast.

There is nothing in the Bible about ANYONE being forced to take the mark. However, those of the world (which is deceived) willingly takes the mark in order to be able to buy and sell.

Knowing the way the flesh operates, many men will deceive themselves, even those who know the Bible’s clear warning.

The Bible says men will “receive” the mark.

Probably after standing in line to get one.

5- The mark of the beast is not a microchip or a bar code.

Why not?

Because the Corporate Media (Satan’s Mouthpiece) has been warning of microchips and bar codes. And Satan (or his minions) never tells the truth.

“Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.”
John 8:44

IF the mark was a microchip or a bar code, NOTHING about it would be discussed in any media, especially the so-called “Christian media.”

Likewise, the mark of the beast may or may not have anything to do with the “cashless society.”

Why not?

One of the first appearances of a warning about the cashless society appeared in 1985 by Barry Smith of New Zealand. It has been a staple of false prophetic signs since then.

Besides, the mark is a sign of worship.

[NOTE: This does not mean that such a microchip or bar code will not be required at some point. But it would be part of the long-prepared end times deception.]

6- The mark of the beast has to do with worship.

Almost every time the Bible speaks of the mark of the beast, it also speaks of worship of the beast.

“And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,”
Revelation 14:9

“And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.”
Revelation 14:11

“there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image.”
Revelation 16:2

“And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.”
Revelation 19:20

“And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.”
Revelation 20:4

Since this particular aspect of the mark is almost completely ignored by the so-called Christian media, it’s likely they don’t want anyone to associate the two.

Again, there is no forcing anyone to take the mark: the mark is proof that one worships the beast or his image. With that proof (the mark of the beast or the number of his name), men are able to buy and sell.

At least that’s what they’re told; the dragon being a notorious liar.

So there’s no guarantee that taking the mark will allow men to buy and sell. That’s just what men are told.

7- Those who belong to the kingdom of heaven will know the mark of the beast when it appears and will not receive it: that’s why many become martyrs.

There are no “tribulation saints.”

There are only saints. There is ONE BODY and that body will never be split into two parts.

“There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.”
Ephesians 4:4-6

Regardless of what the antichrist Left Behind books declare, one part of the body of Christ is not in heaven while another part of the body of Christ is on earth.

“And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.”
Revelation 20:4

Those in the body of Christ will know the mark because they have the Holy Spirit. Pretenders, tares and counterfeits do not have the Holy Spirit.

And the Spirit leads into all truth.

“Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth:”
John 16:13

There are other observations.

666 does have something to do with the mark: it’s part of the Bible’s clear warning.

People will line up to get the mark because their flesh will convince them that it’s for the greater good: their parents, their families, their children.

Someone once asked “How will I get my prescriptions if I can’t buy or sell?”

Those walking by sight will not put their trust in God to provide.

Those who do not trust God in good times will not trust Him in bad times. Therefore, they will take the mark.

There are other observations as well.

Including this question

“Why do people trust the beast and Satan (the dragon) to keep their word about being able to buy and sell?”

Satan is a known liar. Just because the sight-walkers damn themselves for eternity is no guarantee they’ll be able to buy and sell.

At least not all of them.

Will you know the mark of the beast when it appears?

Will you line up to receive it?

Or will you stand up for Jesus?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

THE GOSPEL

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.”
-—1 Corinthians 1:18-19

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