What is the The Mark of The Beast?

The Mark of the Beast is one of the most ominous warnings we are given in the Bible. It is without a doubt something everyone should be aware of. Once the mark is taken, it is final and there is no going back, the penalty is an eternity in the lake of fire.

We will carefully examine scripture and take a look at what the Mark of the Beast is, what happens if you take the Mark of the Beast, and what happens if you refuse it.

Regardless of what position you take on the rapture, it is important that every Christian understand and take time to learn about the Mark of the Beast prophecy.  Our Heavenly Father has told us many times about human error and that his people are destroyed because of lack of knowledge”-Hosea 4:6 (KJV).    While our focus should be on the imminent return of JESUS and focusing on spreading the gospel of JESUS CHRIST, we should still take care to warn the unsaved about this very important prophecy.

If any man have an ear, let him hear.- Revelation 13:9 (KJV). 

Signs of the Times:  There is a definite drive for  Global Electronic Commerce  and Identification

Without a doubt, the Antichrist’s world government is officially here.  You name it, everything has got a tracing device on it or in it! There is widespread use of these devices such as  RFID, NCS, BioMetric passwords, microchips, tattooes that contain a chip, and medical microchips that are implanted in the body.  In addition to these tracking devices, there are plans to merge government agency databases to have records in one location, and medical records are now mandated to be electronic.

We are also seeing a widespread emergence of technologies for cashless transaction methods, things like Apple Pay, Bitcoins, and Facepay are all technologies that are drifting us toward a “cashless society.” We see this rolling out now in various parts of the world, and all of this is setting the stage for the global economic system that will control who buys and sells.

These are examples of what the mark of the beast could be.

Interestingly enough just recently, Obama signed an executive order to build the world’s fastest supercomputer.  All these technologies make up what is called “beast technology.” And this is no coincidence, it is warning us that the prophecy of Revelation 13 is very near.

We can easily see what will be stored on this supercomputer by looking at the intel the government is currently gathering on individuals now: DNA, birth dates, drivers license, driving records, passports, medical records, types of car you drive, criminal records, financial banking information, addresses, phone numbers, pictures, social media sites, and personal information about each person. Mounting evidence points us in the direction that eventually all of this information will be stored in that “supercomputer and that information will be accessible globally.  However it works, the supercomputer and the Mark of the Beast will somehow be correlated, and when all of these technologies converge, it will no doubt provide the Antichrist a powerful system to control the world with.

There has been a myriad  of stories popularizing beast technology use, touting all the benefits and convenience factors, but in fact, these technologies will be the very deception used to persuade many to take the Mark of the Beast.

It should be noted that while the mark of the beast CANNOT be forced, satan will use every trick he can to deceive many into taking it!  For this reason, it is not recommended that anyone be lured into this technology. The best advice possible is to stay away from anything that is implanted, tattooed, or mounted on your body.

Jesus Warned us:  24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. – Matthew 24:24 (KJV).

Paul issued a warning, too: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, 10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.  –  2 Thessalonians 2:9-12 (KJV). 

While some Christians have identified “microchips” and tattoos as the “mark of the beast,”  It is important to understand the difference between “Beast Technology” and the actual literal Mark of the Beast.  There is no doubt that all of these “surveillance” devices will be used for the mark of the beast “system,” but the Mark of the Beast itself is a literal mark, that will be placed on the forehead or on the hand, and you will not be able to buy or sell without it.  

What is the Mark of the Beast as told in Revelation 13?

16) 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:

17) 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.

18) 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 13:16-1 8 (KJV).

The word “On/in” in Greek, has a literal translation of the meaning “epi.” The Greek “epi” is also related to the Greek “epheco” meaning to hold upon or to mark (see Strong’s Concordance, #1909).  It literally means,  “on” or “upon”   and is described as follows:

  1. upon, on, at, by, before
  2. of position, on, at, by, over, against
  3. to, over, on, onto, at, across, against

Every time the word “mark” appears in the book of Revelation, it is the Greek word charagma.

  • charagma: a scratch or etching, i.e. stamp (as a badge of servitude), or sculptured figure (statue): — graven, mark (Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance)
  • charagma denotes “a stamp, impress,” translated “mark” in Rev. 13:16, etc. (Vine’s Expository Dictionary of Biblical Words)
  • Charagma is very strong evidence for a “mark” or “stamp”, rather than a biochip implant.

It is NEVER the Greek word stigmata. as we see in Galatians 6:17:

  • “From henceforth let no man trouble me: for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus”  This is an example of “stigmata”  Strong’s 4742b – a tattoo mark or brand.

Bible passages that describe the mark of the beast are found in the 8 passages of the bible:

Most people when examining 666: The Mark of the Beast, make the serious mistake of limiting the study to Revelation 13:16-18, the MARK of the beast is mentioned eight times in the book of Revelation:

  • Revelation 13:16-17
    16) 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: 17) 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.
  • Revelation 14:9
    And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his MARKin his forehead, or in his hand (KJV).
  • Revelation 14:11
    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 (KJV).
  • Revelation 15:2
    And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his MARK , and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God (KJV).
  • Revelation 16:2
    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.(KJV).
  • Revelation 19:20
    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. (KJV).
  • Revelation 20:4
    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. (KJV).

In all eight (8) of these versus notice how the MARK is personally associated to, or symbolically representative of the beast:

  1. Rev 13:16 “a mark”
  2. Rev 13:17 ” the mark”
  3. Rev 14:9 “his mark”
  4. Rev 14:11 “mark of his name”
  5. Rev 15:2 “his mark”
  6. Rev 16:2 “the mark of the beast”
  7. Rev 19:20 “the mark of the beast”
  8. Rev 20:4 “his mark”

Note, when you add up 3+2+1, you also got “6”

Three times (14:9, 15:2, 20:4) it’s called “HIS mark”.
Two times (16:2, 19:20) it’s called “the mark OF THE BEAST
One time (14:11) it’s called “the mark of HIS Name”

These verses, clearly indicate that the Mark of the Beast, is personally symbolic of the BEAST and his name.  Although we cannot rule out that an implant won’t be involved in conjunction with the Mark of the Beast, we have to understand that the actual Mark of the Beast will be a literal and recognizable one, not hidden like a microchip.

Revelation 13:16-18 clearly teaches the mark is also associated to his name and represented by his number “666.”

THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT:  There are three WARNINGS God give’s about the Mark of the Beast that are often overlooked.   

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. Revelation 13:17 (KJV). The bible clearly teaches three different things:

  1. that had the MARK,
  2. or the NAME of the beast,
  3. or the NUMBER of his name.

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What will the Mark of the Beast Look Like?

What the mark of the beast will actually look like is anyone’s guess. When the Antichrist is revealed (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4), he will break a covenant with many (Daniel 9:27), and force mankind to make an image of the beast (Revelation 13:14), and worship it.  Some may not recognize the arrival of the AntiChrist, and you can be sure, he will not announce who he is, many will be fooled into believing that he is the Messiah.  Some may willingly take the MARK, to show their allegiance.  But for those who are not saved, and have rejected JESUS, remember, this warning: the Mark of the Beast will be a physical and literal mark, identifiable by the location, placed on your right hand or forehead, and it could be identified by the MARK, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Any of these, if taken, are final and will result in eternity spent in hell.

16) 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:

17) 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.

18) 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 (KJV).

The Mark of the Beast is a Symbol of Worship and Allegiance to the Anti-Christ 

8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. 9 If any man have an ear, let him hear. – Revelation 13:8-9 (KJV). 

People who take the mark of the beast are doing so by choice, whether it be through deception, ignorance or knowingly, fear of death, or perhaps due to desperation to buy or sell, either way it will be a CHOICE. There are ominous warnings regarding the deceptive practices of satan and his followers that appear throughout scripture, if you are a follower of Christ, then you know the voice of Jesus, and have the wisdom imparted from the Holy Spirit.  It should be known, that those who chose to take the Mark of the Beast, will in essence be selling their soul to satan, and will bear the irrevocable mark as a symbol of allegiance to Satan.

  1. The Mark of the Beast is a CHOICE
  2. It is symbolic of one’s allegiance to Satan

And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. – Revelation 13:15 (KJV).

What Happens if you Take the Mark of the Beast?

The Mark of the Beast is a choice and once taken, the Bible says it very clearly and plainly, all who reject salvation through Jesus Christ, and choose the “Mark of the Beast” will drink the wine of the wrath of God and will be tormented with fire and brimstone!

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, 10 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: 11 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

  • The mark is Irrevocable,and once taken, you have given up the gift of salvation through JESUS CHRIST.
  • There is no turning back, there is no forgiveness for taking the Mark of the Beast, and there is no hope for salvation once you accept the Mark of the Beast.
  • Punishment is death in the lake of fire for eternity.

 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. -Revelation 20:15 (KJV).

Can the Mark of the Beast be Forced?

The bible says a person will be directed to take the Mark of the Beast, and that all who do not worship the Beast will be killed. So that in of itself reveals that the CHOICE IS YOURS!

What Happens if you Refuse the Mark of the Beast?

Those who refuse to worship the beast will be killed, and those who refuse the Mark of the Beast will not be able to buy or sell. The best way to look at it is this, if you take the Mark of the Beast,  you die an eternal death, in firey torment, where there is no relief.  If you do not take the Mark of the Beast, as long as you have professed Jesus as your savior, and believe that Jesus is the son of God, you die and live eternally with JESUS.
And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.- Matthew 10:28 (KJV).
That is the difference, and my friends, that is a BIG DIFFERENCE.

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 (KJV).

Choose to Take the MARK OF GOD! 

The Mark of GOD is given to us by the acceptance of JESUS CHRIST, and upon receiving JESUS, we are sealed with promise of the HOLY SPIRIT. The HOLY SPIRIT IS OUR SEAL, OUR MARK OF GOD!

That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. – Galatians 3:14 (KJV). 

In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise – Ephesians 1:13 (KJV).

And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. – Ephesians 4:30 (KJV). 

Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.-  2 Corinthians 1:22 (KJV).

Soon, very soon, we will all have to stand before Christ!
And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:- Hebrews 9:27 (KJV). 
So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God. – Romans 14:12 (KJV). 

Do you know where you will spend eternity?

I pray that everyone that reads this is saved and knows Jesus as their personal savior.  Remember, not one single day is promised to us. You can be saved and know JESUS today as your personal savior, by simply asking him into your heart!
For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.- Romans 10:13 (KJV). 

God promised if you receive and trust in Jesus Christ -you are saved!  Notice it does not say, MIGHT, could be, would be, it says, “SHALL BE SAVED!  Learn more here.

2,000 years ago, the Bible foretold of these events, and make no mistake, the world is fast approaching the time of the 666, Mark of the Beast!

In the Faithful Service of Jesus Christ,

Lisa Muhar

Jesus Christ was born, lived, died, and rose again for the sole purpose of saving us from our sins, because he loves us that much!  Are you saved?  The bible declares that “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” – Romans 10:13 (KJV). Salvation is turning your life over to Jesus Christ, believing that Jesus is the son of God, and renewing your mind with his spirit, that is done through repentance of sin, and following JESUS with all your heart, mind and soul. JESUS transforms lives, if you are ready for this life saving step, call upon your savior TODAY! Learn more here.

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5 thoughts on “What is the The Mark of The Beast?

  1. Aloha, 2 Thes2:3-7 is speaking of the false prophet. Probably the pope; who opposes and exalts himself. This is what he is doing right now. He opposes his office and the singularity of the Catholic Church to embrace all religions. He exalts himself as a world leader, and eventually as god. Verse 8-12 introduces the anti-Christ “that wicked”. anti-Christ is the beast of the bottomless pit who kills the two witnesses; he is a king, an angel and is wicked. He is king over the locusts of the bottomless pit. Habakkuk 3:13 God wounds his head and neck.

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  2. Good article on “The Mark of the Beast.” Alright, what about some unbelievers who also refuse the mark? Though they are not Christians or saved, they still refuse to take the mark; so what is their eternal destiny if they don’t accept the mark?

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    • Good question. They must accept JESUS CHRIST. Taking the mark is the finality for all, but if a man refuses the mark but does not accept JESUS, his fate is the same. The only way to salvation is through JESUS, and believing that he rose again and died for our sins. God commands repentance. He is our CREATOR.

      And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.-Acts 16:30-31 (KJV).

      That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.-Romans 10:9-10 (KJV).

      Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.-Acts 4:12 (KJV).

      For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.John 3:16 (KJV).

      He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. -John 3:18 (KJV).

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    • Jesus said, if you are not with me you are against me, further more, nobody can come to the Father but through me. You cannot serve two gods.

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  3. Thank you so much for sharing this article with us… God bless you more and more. Yes the beast is about to reveal him self soon. from past few days I’m feeling it in my spirit that something is about to happened and when i close my eyes i see someone in dark clothes covering his face so we have to prepare our selves for the final battle as we are in the Jesus army. I pray for his wisdom and for spiritual growth of mine in Jesus name.

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