Learn About the Mark of the Beast
by Molly Noble Bull
We have all heard people make the statement, “I’m not going to take it anymore.” That was even the premise of a movie some years ago about people that were fed up with the way things were going.
But “I’m not going to take it,” can have another meaning. In fact, that other meaning is what we will be talking about in this article because I’m not going to take the Mark of the Beast.
I’ll explain why.
But let me start by saying that some will take the Mark of the Beast. To those people, it will seem logical.
In the Book of Matthew, chapter 12 and verse 31, Jesus said, Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. Kings James Bible
Let us say that identity theft has gotten way out of hand. People everywhere are ripped-off of all their worldly goods. To solve the problem, government suggests that every person on earth have his or her identity and medical information stored in a tiny device tattooed or embedded in or on ones hand or forehead—perhaps as thin as a pencil mark or maybe even smaller. Then if that person is lost, kidnapped or incapacitated in some way, he or she can be found and/or given aid.
Makes sense, right?
To continue this scenario, let us say that the government suddenly demands rather than suggests that people take this mark—for their own good, of course. However, they add a new rule to the original one. The mark is now the national and world credit card. One cannot buy anything or sell anything without it.
Can you spell hungry and thirsty?
So why wouldn’t everybody want one?
There is only one reason why some will not take the mark. God tells us in the Bible not to take the Mark of the Beast. According to the Bible, those that take the Mark will drink the wine of God’s fury.
The Bible says that if a person repents, God will forgive every other sin, including murder. But The Lord will not forgive those who willing take the Mark of the Beast.
Below is what the Bible actually says regarding that matter.
The second beast was allowed to breathe life into the image of the first beast, so that the image could talk and put to death all those who would not worship it. The beast forced all people, small and great, rich and poor, slave and free, to have a mark placed on their right hands or on their foreheads. No one could buy or sell without this mark, that is, the beast’s name or the number that stands for the name.
This calls for wisdom. Whoever is intelligent can figure out the meaning of the number of the beast, because the number stands for the name of someone. Its number is 666.
(Book of Revelation, Chapter 13 and verses 15-18. Good News Bible)
A third angel followed the first two, saying in a loud voice, “Those who worship the beast and its image and receive the mark on their forehead or on their hand will themselves drink God’s wine, the wine of his fury, which he has poured at full strength into the cup of his anger! All who do this will be tormented in fire and sulfur before the holy angels and the Lamb. The smoke of the fire that torments them goes up forever and ever. There is no relief day or night for those who worship the beast and is image, for anyone who has the mark of its name.
This calls for endurance on the part of God’s people, those who obey God’s commandments and are faithful to Jesus.
Then I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Write this: Happy are those who from now on die in the service of the Lord.”
“Yes indeed!” answers the Spirit. “They will enjoy rest from their hard work, because the results of their service go with them.”
(Book of Revelation, Chapter 14 and verses 9-13. Good News Bible.)