Will The Mark Of The Beast Be A Real Mark?

[Rev 13:18 Emphasis added] 18 This calls for wisdom [a person with the Holy Spirit]. Let the person who has insight calculate [a visible mark on the skin] the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man. That number is 666.

One thing we can know for sure according to Revelation 13:18 is that the Mark of the Beast can be analyzed as the Scripture tells us. We can calculate the number that equals or corresponds to the Antichrist’s name. Meaning, everyone will have a visible “Mark” on their right hand or on their forehead which you can look at and see to calculate it.

8 thoughts on “Will The Mark Of The Beast Be A Real Mark?

  1. The assumption that the number refers to the number of the ‘name’ of antichrist comes from history, not biblical exposition: Nero’s name calculates to 666; many in the early church, therefore, believed he was the antichrist (recently, I read a teaching by one who believes Nero will come back to life to be the antichrist again). Certainly Nero was AN antichrist. What can be scripturally derived for certain is that it is man’s number.

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    1. Thank you for your comment and visit.

      We just take what the Bible plainly says, that the number which corresponds to men is 666 and it will calculate to the name of the Beast which in Daniel 9:27, 2 Thessalonians 2, and Revelation 13 is the Antichrist. We are very close to the return of Christ. What really matters is to understand Scripture through the lens of the Holy Spirit and have Jesus in our hearts. Thanks for stopping by Ike12Stones.

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      1. Question: where is the statement that the number calculates to the beast’s name? And, which beast – the beast from the sea (which is a kingdom Rev13:1-10), or the beast from the earth (which is a man Rev 13:11-18, also called the false prophet (Rev 19:20)?

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      2. [Ike said] “Question: where is the statement that the number calculates to the beast’s name?”

        The answer is found in Revelation 13:17-18 which says, “17 so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name.
        18 This calls for wisdom. Let the person who has insight calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man.[e] That number is 666.”

        [Ike said] “And, which beast”

        The one who declares to be God in 2 Thessalonians 2:4 which says, “4 He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God’s temple, proclaiming himself to be God.”

        Also in Daniel 9:27 which he (the first beast a.k.a. Antichrist) makes a treaty or strengthens a treaty with Israel for 7 years.

        [Ike said] “which beast – the beast from the sea (which is a kingdom Rev13:1-10”

        The first beast is not a kingdom, but will be given authority over ten nations. read below.

        Revelation 17:12-13
        12 “The ten horns you saw are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but who for one hour will receive authority as kings along with the beast. 13 They have one purpose and will give their power and authority to the beast.

        As you can see, the kings from those nations give the Antichrist their power and authority to rule the earth.

        The false prophet helps the first beast (the Antichrist) rule the world and makes the people of the world worship him through his image or idol, see revelation 13.

        Revelation 19:19-20
        19 Then I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies gathered together to wage war against the rider on the horse and his army. 20 But the beast was captured, and with it the false prophet who had performed the signs on its behalf. With these signs he had deluded those who had received the mark of the beast and worshiped its image. The two of them were thrown alive into the fiery lake of burning sulfur.

        In the passages above, the beast (the Antichrist) is a man (666), not a kingdom, which most likely has a powerful demon inside of him to do Satan will.

        I appreciate your questions Ike12Stone.

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      3. The name of the beast: Isee, not sure what translation; I may go back and look at that – KJV reads: ‘…save that he had the mark, OR the name of the beast, OR the number of his name.’ At any rate the connotation there is clear.
        The beast from the sea has seven heads, which are described as 7 mountains (Rev 17:9) and Babylon sits upon them; so a kingdom on which the capital city dwells. Likewise there are 7 kings (prior to the ten crowns upon the beasts heads, for the heads of the beast themselves are described as kings), of which the wounded head (only 1 of the 7 heads was wounded unto death (Rev 13:3)) is both of the seven, yet is also the 8th (Rev 17:11) – which I think means ‘over and above completion’ (7) rather than precisely 7 & 8 by literal number (though it may also be that).
        It still seems evident to me that the beast from the sea is a kingdom (of more han 1 individual) by the angel’s interpretation.
        My understanding of Daniel 9:27 is different than yours as well (https://pnuematicrain.wordpress.com/2018/10/04/the-generation-of-christs-earthly-reign-or-understanding-daniel-927/ ) but my purpose here wasn’t to troll, but engage in the discussion of the post.

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      4. I appreciate the discussion and your visit. You can stop by anytime.

        I really can’t get your exegesis on the passages of Revelation you mentioned. I have never heard of your interpretation, it’s new to me and I don’t see it in the passages you quoted. What I laid out in my explanation is what is clear or evident to what the Scripture is saying.

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