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What do you suppose is the "mark of the beast"?

Is it something that has yet to come? And who gets anything put on their forehead? Might it be a bandana? Very strange. Here are a couple of verses from Revelations that discusses the "mark of the beast".

Revelation 13:16-17
And he causes all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free men and the slaves, to be given a mark on their right hand or on their forehead, and he provides that no one will be able to buy or to sell, except the one who has the mark, either the name of the beast or the number of his name.

Revelation 14:9-10
Then another angel, a third one, followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives a mark on his forehead or on his hand, he also will drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is mixed in full strength in the cup of His anger; and he will be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb.

Source: https://bible.knowing-jesus.com/topics/Mark-Of-The-Beast
 

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A mark can mean a visible impression, identifying seal, inscription or label and also the thoughts of the mind and actions of the hand. The mark of the beast is just that which is full of political self governed power that disguises itself as a religious system full of symbolism that is very deceptive to those who have no Spiritual discernment. From its throne will be displayed many signs and wonders that will promise peace and safety during the time of great tribulation as Gods wrath will be poured out during the seven trumpets sounding. Many will take this mark believing it to be a visible sign of God, but with a great falling away from God will be deceived and separated from God forever, Rev 13, 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12

The mark of the beast is to those who have no understanding of the word of God as they reject the teachings of Christ as they are lovers of self, 2 Timothy 3:1-7, and will allow themselves to be deceived in their mind as they reach out with their hands and bow down to this Luciferians false religion that promises them provision, peace and safety during the time of Gods great wrath in the end of days as they have no faith in Jesus who supplies all our needs, Philippians 4:19. To understand this mark of the beast we first have to understand what and who this beast is and its controlling deceptive power.

Galatians 6:17 From henceforth let no man trouble me: for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus.

Revelation Chapter 13

John saw a beast (beast is often referred to as nations in scripture) rise up out of the sea having seven heads and ten horns and upon his horns ten crowns, (crowns denotes Kings) and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. The beast rises up out of the sea as the sea here is symbolic of people and nations as in a sea of humanity, Daniel Chapter 7:1-8; Revelation 17:15. This beast is a Luciferian system of political, economic, military, educational and false religious power that Satan has always worked through.

The seven heads are that of the Babylonian Empire, Medo/Persian Empire, Grecian Empire and Roman Empire.
Seven remaining nations that still exist today:

Babylonian Empire:
(Iraq) The lion represents the winged lions that guarded the royal places of Babylon. This Empire ran from 2000BC - 1759BC

Medo – Persian Empire:
(Iran) The ribs of the bear are part of the consuming greed that devours the first empire. This Empire ran approximately from 536BC - 330BC

Grecian Empire:
(Greece, Turkey, Syria, Egypt) Four wings of the leopard described the swiftness of this empire that ran from 334-331BC. It wrestled world dominion from Medo-Persia. After the death of Alexander the Great the kingdom was divided into four minor kingdoms that continued as prominent factors in world politics until the Roman Empire gathered it back as one kingdom.

Roman Empire: (little horn, Daniel 8:9-14, 23-27)
Iron represents the stronghold this nation had. Daniel chapter 2 mentions the iron element of this empire that it to will be divided and broken as God will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed.
This Empire ran from 753BC -27BC

The ten horns represent the nations the Roman Empire scattered to when the deadly wound was put upon them, Daniel 7:23-25; Rev 13. The deadly wound came in 1798 when General Berthier of France captured Pope Pius VI, who soon died in captivity in Valence, on August 29, 1799. Seven of these nations are the ancestors of the modern nations of Europe.

These ten nations were the Anglo-Saxons (English), the Franks (French), Suevi (Portuguese), Visigoths (Spanish), Burgundians (Swiss), Alemanni (Germans), Lombards (Italians), Ostrogoths, Heruli, and the Vandals in northern Africa. The last three being Ostrogoths, Heruli, and the Vandals had already been destroyed by the Roman Empire before their deadly wound came in 1798.

What was and was not and yet to come has always been the Roman Empire that has always persecuted Gods chosen from the foundation of the world whose names is found written in the Lambs book of life. The beast out of the sea is the revived Roman Empire as its deadly wound has been healed as we see in John’s vision as Satan gives this beast his power, seat and great authority. They, being those whose names are not found written in the Lambs book of life bow down to the authority of the beast and its false religious system as they are deceived having no truth or understanding found in them as they are lead about like a bull with a ring in its nose as they bow down to this pagan authority, Hosea 4:6, 7; 2 Thessalonians 2:3.

The beast was given a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies and power was given unto him to continue for three and a half years which equals 1260 days, Daniel 7:25; 12:7; Revelation 11:2, 3. And it was given unto him to make war with the saints and to overcome them and power was given him over all kindred’s, and tongues, and nations. Daniel 7:24, 25 and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, He will think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.

Another beast comes up out of the earth that looks like a lamb (false Christ) with two horns. The two horns represent the Old Roman Empire that received its deadly wound back in 1798 that caused them to scatter into the other ten nations (horns). The wound was healed in 1929.

Here is the patience and the faith of the saints as they wait upon the Lords return. They will have to wholeheartedly draw on the Lords strength without hindrance while enduring the 3 1/2 years of this beast in the end of days.
 

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The only thing for sure is that the mark is economically driven and represents a man. (Rev. 13:16-18)
Hmmmm....

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Israel and the UK have been in the news recently, trying to make a covid passports a legal requirement and carrying one will be needed to enter bars and restaraunts
 

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Israel and the UK have been in the news recently, trying to make a covid passports a legal requirement and carrying one will be needed to enter bars and restaraunts
They've just said it is not going to happen in UK
 
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Before our oldest son turned on us (blackmailed), he would contemplate the things of God. He made an interesting conclusion saying that while waiting in line to check out, he saw customers punching pin numbers from memory (forehead) and swiping cards with a flick of the wrist (forearm). He commented the Mark is either already here or is very close.
 

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Before our oldest son turned on us (blackmailed), he would contemplate the things of God. He made an interesting conclusion saying that while waiting in line to check out, he saw customers punching pin numbers from memory (forehead) and swiping cards with a flick of the wrist (forearm). He commented the Mark is either already here or is very close.
cash can be stolen and harder to replace .

I have debated charges to my visa atm card and never had to pay those .
 

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They've just said it is not going to happen in UK
Not at this moment perhaps but maybe in the future it will be attempted.

I read this article on venues potentially asking for proof of jabs

 

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We are told I suppose what we need to know about it.

There's a ton of speculation about it. Some believe it's going to be a microchip since that can conveniently be placed in the right hand or forehead. Some believe it is a type of other technology that regulates what you can do in society - some think it may be like the vaccine passports implemented in other countries (can't buy from the store or participate in society without it). Some say some of the microchips have similar numbers like 666 or a name of a demon or something.

I don't think we can say for sure even with the convincing ideas out there. All we know is that it's going to be something about power/control to control what people can and can't do.

This is something that may be beyond what we are even thinking, too, but I think we'll realize it when we see it and we will just know.

I know not everyone believes it will be a physically implemented thing and that it is something else. Personally, I believe that this is going to be physical and something that is going to be forced onto people or people will be told they can't buy or sell without it and that would be enough to convince a good majority that they need it. It mentions the forehead and right hand, which seem to me like physical attributes and it will be something that will be on the forehead or right hand. That seems incredibly specific and probably with good reason - easier to identify.
 

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As well as temperature checks which are marks on the forehead, facial recognition marks foreheads:-

And 'transhumanists' with chips in their hands:-

 
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Israel and the UK have been in the news recently, trying to make a covid passports a legal requirement and carrying one will be needed to enter bars and restaraunts
Vaccines are generally positive. Taking a vaccine and being required to demonstrate vaccination is not a "mark" of anything evil.
 
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This is something that may be beyond what we are even thinking
That's my thought as well. I do believe it will demonstrate some sort of conformity with the world system. It seems likely that it's too soon for us to be able to make an educated guess. This might be twenty, fifty, etc., years down the road.

In the meantime, it is fun to speculate. :)
 

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How is such a mark the "mark of the Beast"? Won't that mark be an act of worship? I don't view this as a mark of worship but simply a mark of vaccination.
Thanks for your opinion, how do you feel about 'transhumanists' who have microchips inserted into their hands?
 

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Temperature check bars in the UK were refusing entry to anyone who doesn't have a check on their foreheads during the covid restrictions
 
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Temperature check bars in the UK were refusing entry to anyone who doesn't have a check on their foreheads during the covid restrictions
I haven't heard of "temperature check bars". My son recently flew from Colombia to the U.S. He had to present a test that was no more than 3-days of age that showed him to be negative for Covid. They may have checked him for a fever at both airports, but I don't know for certain.
 
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