STUDY-2 Revelations C.13, v.16….. …..causeth all… to receive a mark …..
Introduction to “The Mark”…..
Here first, examine again the verse of this study, below. It is complex and it is simple. Perhaps the “complexity of simplicity” applies. Briefly, it appears simply saying the ‘number’ of the ‘Beast’ is six hundred and sixty-six, and that is the “mark” of the beast for all to worship. However, that is exactly what it is not saying. In previous study concerning the ‘beast’ and his ‘number – six hundred and sixty and six’ – has been shown by the Christian Holy Scriptures of the Bible that he shall ~ without the False Prophet ~ begin dominion using the number 666 – and then be defeated by Christianity who had the victory over his number – 666. The number was that of the Jewish Hebrew tribe – Adonikam, and by the curious two accounts of their number in polling as 666 and 667. This apparent “mistake” , then, (the two different number accounts of this tribe during the ‘reckoning’ found in two different scripture books of the Christian Bible) could only possibly reflect on the verity and truth of God and His Holy Spirit and His Word ~ as written the Bible is written by God through his chosen persons, and by power of the Holy Spirit itself. This gainsaying then begins that there may, or must be, tens to hundreds to thousands of “mistakes” throughout the Bible – with the obvious slanderings that the entire Bible is wrong, or what is the truth then, or that it is written by man of his imagination and there is no God. (Psalm 14, v.1-2… The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good. The Lord looked down from Heaven upon the children, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.). And so all who choose to deny God, and His People, then joined the Beast as the Son of Perdition – the “son of Satan” – the “prince of darkness”.
Further on, and through these verses, we find the False Prophet rises to power and ‘healing’ the Beast – and is found the edict to (verse 15) “worship the image of the Beast” , not worship the Beast or the False Prophet – but the “image of the Beast” or be killed. And that edict is to all non-Christians who had already worshipped the Beast and his power -the witchcraft using number 666 – to the ignorance of this False Prophet ‘coming up with two horns as a lamb’, or saying being youthful. Verse 16 shows the ‘new power’ or as written, he (false prophet) shall have all the power of the first (beast) – meaning being a singular ruler over evilness. This new power is by the witchcraft of the “mark” – causing all the previous world inhabitants (Revelations C.17 v.8… …and they [reprobate sinners] that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life… , when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.) to now be brought in to the new authority to worship the ‘image of the beast’. This also declaring, again, the beast and the number – 666 – are extinct and powerless, as written that the Christians shall slay him, having victory over ‘the number of his name’. To verse 17 shows this hidden government and their administration – which obviously deals mostly with those secret members in positions of power worldwide, as well as all the worshippers who are financially poor who have refused God and Heaven Eternal.
All these need be understood for the next victory which is over the False Prophet, the Image of the Beast, and the “mark” – which is this study part ~ “the mark”.
REVELATIONS C.13 V.12-18…..
12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,
14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power 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, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
15 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.
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.
Ahead, “The Mark”.
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