The following information should help one better understand that the mark of the beast is symbolic and that there is no doubt that the mark relates to God’s law. When we look carefully at Revelation, we discover that the mark of the beast is not the only thing placed in people’s foreheads. Amazingly, the forehead is mentioned many times apart from the 666 and the mark of the beast. The first time the mark of the beast is mentioned is in Revelation 13:16 and three verses later John saw a group called the 144,000 with the “Father’s name written in their foreheads” Revelation 14:1. This solitary verse places new light on the entire topic. One group gets the mark of the beast while the other group gets the Mark of God, that is, the name of God in their foreheads. Referring to the saved, the very last chapter of the Bible says, “They shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads.” Revelation 22:4. Hence both saints and sinners will all have something in their foreheads one day. Does this mean that God’s people will walk around with visible letters written on their foreheads? Of course not.
The apostle John who wrote Revelation also saw a scarlet woman riding a beast. “And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS” Revelation 17:5. No one doubts this is a symbolic prophecy. There will be no real prostitute riding a beast and therefore the writing of that mysterious name upon her forehead is also symbolic as the woman here symbolically represents a Church as the Church is the bride of Christ and this Church as we have just seen is the Catholic Church being Babylon symbolically. She gave birth to many Protestant Churches that ignorantly continued following her many false doctrines and that is why she is called the Mother of Harlots. See also mystery Babylon or mother of harlots.
What about the mark the Lord set upon Cain? Was this a physical mark or was it symbolic? Genesis 4:15 reads, “And the LORD said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the LORD set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him.” Did Cain spend the remainder of his life with writing on His forehead and if so, why would anyone have acknowledged it? This is obviously also symbolic and as we have seen, the book of Revelation is also a highly symbolic book.
We know the seal of God is symbolic so what about this mysterious mark? Could it be symbolic too? If the beast is symbolic, which we know it is, then it’s logical to assume that its “mark” must also be symbolic. In other words, just like the forehead represents the mind, and the hand represents the actions, even so must both the “beast” and his “mark” represent something too. The symbolism of hand and forehead in regards to 666 and the mark of the beast is not something found only in the book of Revelation and by no coincidence is also where God’s Ten Commandment law is symbolized. The enemy has so many with the mindset that the mark of the beast is something evil and sinister that most do not see or want to see the relevance of the real truth. There are only between 18,000,000 and 30,000,000 Christians in the world that understand what is presented on this website. How many know about the origins of 666? It’s also the same with the rest of the facts. Why?
How does Satan keep so many in the dark? Fifty years ago there was virtually no one teaching God’s law is abolished yet how many today teach that it is either no Commandments or nine Commandments? What do the majority believe the mark of the beast is? Answer: 666. As we have seen, this is wrong! Technology is probably the winner but as we have seen this is also not possible! How many consider that it could be associated with something that really does matter to God like His law? Millions of Christians do understand this but still the majority do not and why Jesus said that those who received the mark of the beast were deceived and that the beast would deceive the whole world. Not literally the whole world of course. Clearly the real truth is something that people are avoiding, not considering or do not understand.
It is by no coincidence that Moses speaking of the Ten Commandments told the Israelites to, “Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. 6 These Commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. … 8 Tie them as SYMBOLS on your HANDS and bind them on your FOREHEADS.” Deuteronomy 6:5-8 NIV
And Deuteronomy 11:18 NIV says, “Fix these words of mine in your HEARTS and MINDS; tie them as symbols on your HANDS and bind them on your FOREHEADS.”
Note how Deuteronomy 11:18 above relates fixing the words of God’s Ten Commandment law in our hearts and minds with being a sign upon our hands and forehead. Where does God now write His law under the New Covenant?
Hebrews 10:16 “This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my LAWS into their HEARTS, and in their MINDS will I write them;”
So if the mark of the beast is truly linked with something that is immensely significant to God like His Ten Commandment law, then we would expect to find evidence of this in the passages associated with 666 and the mark of the beast in Revelation. The very next verse following the passage in Revelation 14 on the consequences of receiving the number 666 or the mark of the beast is a verse that describes those who do not get the mark of the beast. What does this group do so that they do not get the mark? Note that “patience” also translates to endurance and means those who endure tribulation.
Revelation 14:12 “Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the Commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.”
The evidence is overwhelming and you do not have to use an infinitesimal amount of speculation to come to this conclusion. Not only do we have this overwhelming evidence, but the verse before the warning says, “Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.” Revelation 14:7
Remember that Greek Lexicons state that the phrase “worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters” is a reference to the fourth Commandment and is the only other place it is found!
The Mark is symbolic and this should be apparent by the fact that God also seals us with His Mark in our forehead and by the fact that we are sealed with His law and that the law is to be a sign upon our HANDS and FOREHEAD. This is not coincidence by any means. Do you really believe it is by chance that the MARK competes for exactly the same locations which symbolize our obedience to God’s law and especially when Revelation shows so distinctly that those who do NOT get the mark of the beast keep the Commandments of God?
Every person on the planet will one day either get the Mark of God (seal) or the Mark of the Beast. You will find numerous times in the Bible that the forehead represents your heart and mind while your hands represent your actions. This is all symbolic as is 666 and the mark of the beast, which is something that is going to be a free will decision and will be something that God truly does care about.
So what is imperative to God? What is the whole Biblical theme all about? It started when Adam and Eve sinned, which resulted in the need of a Saviour. The whole Old Testament is primarily about bringing forth the seed of Christ and God disciplining Israel, and for what? The very same thing. Sin! Idolatry, sun worship, murder, adultery and every other Commandment. So what do we find from Genesis to Revelation that has always been exceedingly important to God? The very reason Jesus died on the cross for us. It is because we broke His Ten Commandment law. Nothing is more important than that.
Genesis 26:4-5 “And I will make your seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and will give unto your seed all these countries; and in your seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; 5 Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my Commandments, my Statutes, and my Laws.”
Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his Commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.”
1 John 5:3 “For this is the love of God, that we keep his Commandments: and his Commandments are not grievous.”
Revelation 22:14 “Blessed are they that do his Commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.”
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