Bible Strong-Mark of the Beast, September 2021

The Bible has much to say about the Mark of the Beast. There are approximately 100 Bible verses about the subject.

There is absolutely no way, any Christian today can take the mark of the beast. The mark of the beast is only given during the tribulation period. If you are now a Christian, you are not on the earth when the Anti-Christ comes.

1 Thessalonians 4:17 Then, together with them, we who are still alive and remain on the earth will be caught up in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. Then we will be with the Lord forever.

It is called the mark of the beast because a man who is called the beast, implements it.

The beast is the Anti-Christ, and he will require all people on the earth to take his mark or be killed by beheadings and other means. It is a mark of loyalty to the Anti-Christ. If you take it, you are saying, yes I will praise you. Yes I will worship you. Yes I reject God and choose you over God for all times.

It is a mark on the hand or forehead. If the mark is taken there is absolutely no chance of heaven. You will be separated from the Father, Jesus and Holy Spirit.

Revelation 14:9-10 Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb.

Revelation 14:11 And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever; and they have no rest day and night, those who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.

The mark will be required around the world without exception, beginning during the tribulation period, which begins after the Rapture and when Israel and many nations sign a peace treaty with the Anti-Christ. This is the beginning of the tribulation 7 year period.

Bible scholars believe the mark of the beast requirement is 3 ½ years into the tribulation period. This is when the Anti-Christ will require everyone on the earth to worship him and will require a mark of loyalty for him which is a mark of rejection for Jesus. Many will take the mark, and others will refuse it and will be killed.

Daniel 9:27 The ruler will make a treaty with the people for a period of one set of seven, but after half this time, he will put an end to the sacrifices and offerings. And as a climax to all his terrible deeds, he will set up a sacrilegious object that causes desecration, until the fate decreed for this defiler is finally poured out on him.

The mark of the beast will affect all aspects of life, because it affects buying and selling. If you can’t buy then you can’t eat. Anything that has to do with buying or selling, you will not be able to do without the mark of the beast, no matter how much money you have or don’t have. Daily, we buy food, medicine, gas, clothes etc. Without the mark, you won’t be buying or selling anything. The mark is tied to Anti-Christ’s authority and will be used as a weapon.

Revelation 13:7-8 It was granted to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them. And authority was given him over every tribe, tongue, and nation. All who dwell on the earth will worship him, whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

Revelation 13:16-17 He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

During the tribulation period some will accept Jesus as Lord and Savior and will refuse the mark of the beast. Therefore they will be hunted down and killed.

Matthew 10:28 And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

Revelation 20:4 And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.

It is Satan the great dragon, who empowers the Anti-Christ and the False Prophet to deceive others, which leads to them taking the mark of the beast.

Revelation 13:14 So they worshiped the dragon who gave authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?

Revelation 12:9 So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

Revelation 13:2 Now the beast which I saw was like a leopard, his feet were like the feet of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion. The dragon gave him his power, his throne, and great authority.

Revelation 20:2 He laid hold of the dragon, that serpent of old, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years;

At the end of the 7 year tribulation period, Jesus will return in the Second Coming. The Anti-Christ and the False Prophet will be thrown into the lake of fire. Satan will join them for a thousand years before God lets him loose just one more time. God will allow Satan to continue his evil after a thousand years, because it indirectly serves the purposes of God. Everyone must choose Jesus or Satan, even those born during the tribulation period.

Revelation 20:1-3 Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, having the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. He laid hold of the dragon, that serpent of old, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years; and he cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal on him, so that he should deceive the nations no more till the thousand years were finished. But after these things he must be released for a little while.

Revelation 20:7-8 Now when the thousand years have expired, Satan will be released from his prison and will go out to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth…

Revelation 20:10 The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.

Anyone taking the mark of the beast, know this: It is the ultimate rejection of Jesus Christ, and your soul will be lost forever. No going back. No taking it back. No mercy. Your eternity will be spent in hell forever and ever.

Revelation 14:11 And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.

Some will accept Jesus as Lord and Savior during the tribulation period. They will also spend eternity with Jesus.

We need to plant seeds for everyone we can, all over the world, about Jesus Christ and salvation through Him, in order for others to accept Jesus as Lord and Savior.

Mark 16:15 And he said to them, Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.

Luke 12:8-9 And I tell you, everyone who acknowledges me before men, the Son of Man also will acknowledge before the angels of God, but the one who denies me before men will be denied before the angels of God.

God bless. Heal the brokenhearted, bind up all their wounds.