What is the Mark of the Beast?

Have you already worshipped the Beast?
Have you already worshipped the image of the Beast?
Have you already received the mark of the Beast upon your forehead and upon your hands?
Read Revelation 20:4

(20) And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus, and for the word of God, and such as worshipped not the beast, neither his image, and received not the mark upon their forehead and upon their hand; and they lived, and reigned with Christ a thousand years. Revelation 20:4 ASV  

11  They won the victory over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the truth which they proclaimed; and they were willing to give up their lives and die. Revelation 12:11 GNB

Here is wisdom. He that hath understanding, let him count the number of the beast; for it is the number of a man: and his number is Six hundred and sixty and six.  Revelation 13:18 ASV

First of all, let it be understood that the number of the beast is the number of a man. It is not the number of anything else, like a vaccine.


THERE ARE 6 ACTIONS REGARDING THE BEAST POWER AND THE OUTCOME FOR THOSE HE MANAGED TO COMPEL TO YIELD TO HIS POWERS AND FOR THOSE WHO OVERCAME WHOM HE FAILS TO CONQUER 

  1. Worship the Beast:


    (3) And I saw one of his heads as though it had been smitten unto death; and his death-stroke was healed: and the whole earth wondered after the beast;(4)  and they worshipped the dragon, because he gave his authority unto the beast; and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? and who is able to war with him? Revelation 13:3-4 ASV

    (11) And I saw another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like unto a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.  (12)  And he exerciseth all the authority of the first beast in his sight. And he maketh the earth and them that dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose death-stroke was healed. Revelation 13:11-12 ASV  


  2. Worship the mage of the beast :


    (13) And he doeth great signs, that he should even make fire to come down out of heaven upon the earth in the sight of men.  (14)  And he deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by reason of the signs which it was given him to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast who hath the stroke of the sword and lived.  (15)  And it was given unto him to give breath to it, even to the image of the breast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as should not worship the image of the beast should be killed. Revelation 13:13-15 ASV


  3. Receive the mark of the beast on the hands and on the forehead, the name of the beast, or the number 666 of the beast:

    (16) And he causeth all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free and the bond, that there be given them a mark on their right hand, or upon their forehead;  (17)  and that no man should be able to buy or to sell, save he that hath the mark, even the name of the beast or the number of his name.  (18)  Here is wisdom. He that hath understanding, let him count the number of the beast; for it is the number of a man: and his number is Six hundred and sixty and six. Revelation 13:16-18 ASV


  4. Overcome in war the saints whom the beast cannot compel and conquer:


    (7) And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and there was given to him authority over every tribe and people and tongue and nation. Revelation 13:7 ASV


  5. Behead those who stand for the testimony of Jesus AND the word of God:


    (20) And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus, and for the word of God, and such as worshipped not the beast, neither his image, and received not the mark upon their forehead and upon their hand; and they lived, and reigned with Christ a thousand years.  Revelation 20:4 ASV


  6. Reign with Jesus by overcoming with  the shedding of our blood by the beast:


    (11) And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb, and because of the word of their testimony; and they loved not their life even unto death.  Revelation 12:11 ASV

    He that overcometh, I will give to him to sit down with me in my throne, as I also overcame, and sat down with my Father in his throne.  Revelation 3:21 ASV

THE BOOK OF APOCALYPSE (REVELATION) IS A PROPHECY

Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and who keep [tēréō; contracted tērṓ, fut. tērḗsō, from tērós (n.f.), a warden, guard. To keep an eye on, watch, and hence to guard, keep, obey, trans. from Complete WordStudy Dictionary, Revised edition, 1993] the things having been written in it; for the time is near. Revelation 1:3 EMTV

(6) And he said to me, These words are trustworthy and true. And the Lord God of the spirits of the prophets sent his angel to show to his bondmen what must take place quickly. (7) Behold, I come quickly. Blessed is the one giving heed to the words of the prophecy of this scroll. Revelation 22:6-7 ABP

(18) I testify to every one that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, that if any one shall add to them, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book.  (19)  And if any one shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his portion from the tree of life, and from the holy city, which are described in this book.  (20)  He who testifieth these things, saith: Yes, I come quickly. Amen. Come, Lord Jesus!  (21)  The grace of our Lord Jesus the Messiah, be with all the saints. Amen. Revelation 22:18-21 Murdock  


And I fell before his feet to do obeisance to him. And he says to me, See that you do not! [fellow-servant I am your], and of your brethren having the testimony of Jesus; to God do obeisance! For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of the prophecy [of this book of Apocalypse]. Revelation 19:10 ABP

for all the Prophets and the Law prophesied until John,  Matthew 11:13 LSV

HOW TO AVOID WORSHIPPING THE BEAST AND HIS IMAGE,  AND GETTING HIS NAME, HIS NUMBER, OR HIS MARK?

I John, your brother and partaker with you in the tribulation and kingdom and patience which are in Jesus, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God and the testimony of Jesus.  Revelation 1:9 ASV

I, even your brother John, and co-sharer in the affliction, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, came to be in the island being called Patmos because of the Word of God, and because of the witness of Jesus Christ.  Revelation 1:9 LITV

The answer is found in the prophecy of Revelation 20:4. We need to have the testimony (witness) of Jesus to witness it no matter what and also know the word of God to hold firm to them even if we must die or be jailed to avoid transgressing them as  it was the fate of the very author of the book of Apocalypse (Revelation).

The Beast beheaded those who overcame because he could not force them to worship him and the image of the former beast, to receive his name, his number, or his mark. They overcame because they held firm to the witness of Jesus and to the word of God. Apostle John already suffered the same fate as he was in the island Patmos for the same reason: the word of God and the witness of Jesus.

As such, we understand that worshipping the image of the beast or the beast, receiving the name of the beast, his mark, or his number has to do with the witness of Jesus and the word of God. 

We worship God or Satan (the Beast). If we keep all Moses and the Prophets (Matthew 5:17-18,Luke 16:17, 19-31), we are worshipping God. If we also keep anything that Moses and the Prophets forbid in disregard for Moses and the Prophets or any false doctrines of men (Mark 7:7), or discard those doctrines in Moses that we do not like or because we are not Jews, et cetera, we are already worshipping Satan or the Beast, carrying his name, his number, or his mark.

That is simply because the Word of God is the mark that He recommended all of us to put on our hands, foreheads, or between our eyes, to talk about all the times, to teach our children. Therefore, if you are advocating false doctrines with your mind and using your hands to advance falsehood, if you are keeping doctrines of men which are not from God (Mark 7:7), you are already worshipping the beast and his image, you are carrying his name, his number, you have the mark of the beast.  That is the tenor of Deuteronomy chapters 6 and 11.

The difference is that the last day has not come yet when everyone will be compelled to take side for or against the word of God and the testimony of Jesus. 

If we do not teach our children Moses and the Prophets or if they do not care to heed to them, most of the posterity will not be able to overcome the power of the Beast.

Remember, the beast can be beaten with the shedding of our blood as we hold to the witness of Jesus and the word of God, just as Apostle John was on the island Patmos because of the witness of Jesus and the word of God.

John is also the one " Who hath given testimony to the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ, what things soever he hath seen" ( Revelation 1:2-3 DRB), the weapons that defeat the beast.


Deuteronomy 6:6-9 ASV

(6)  And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be upon thy heart;
(7)  and thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thy house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
(8)  And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thy hand, and they shall be for frontlets between thine eyes.
(9)  And thou shalt write them upon the door-posts of thy house, and upon thy gates.

Deuteronomy 11:18-20 DRB

(18)  Lay up these words in your hearts and minds, and hang them for a sign on your hands, and place them between your eyes.
(19)  Teach your children that they meditate on them, when thou sittest in thy house, and when thou walkest on the way, and when thou liest down and risest up.
(20)  Thou shalt write them upon the posts and the doors of thy house: 

Revelation 14:9-13 Darby
(9)  And another, a third, angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any one do homage to the beast and its image, and receive a mark upon his forehead or upon his hand,
(10)  he also shall drink of the wine of the fury of God prepared unmixed in the cup of his wrath, and he shall be tormented in fire and brimstone before the holy angels and before the Lamb.
(11)  And the smoke of their torment goes up to ages of ages, and they have no respite day and night who do homage to the beast and to its image, and if any one receive the mark of its name.
(12)  Here is the endurance of the saints, who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.
(13)  And I heard a voice out of the heaven saying, Write, Blessed the dead who die in the Lord from henceforth. Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; for their works follow with them.

Some notable 666 Roman numeral numbers of men: VICARIUS (112) FILII (53) DEI (501), ELLEN (100) GOULD (555) WHITE (11), DUX (515) CLERI (151).

No one other than the witnesses of Jesus will escape the power of the beast. Full power has been given to the beast by God

For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.  Revelation 17:17 KJV

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