Is the mark a tattoo or computer chip as many claim?
Scripture can fill us in on this subject!
Exodus 13:9 " And it shall be for a sign unto thee upon thine hand, and for a memorial between thine eyes, that the Lord's law may be in thy mouth:
Exodus 13:16-18 " And it shall be for a token upon thine hand, and for frontlets between thine eyes:
.... And the Lord
spoke unto Moses, saying, ... Verily my
Sabbaths ye shall keep: for it is a sign between me and you throughout your
generations; that ye may know that I am the Lord that doth sanctify you.
Ye shall keep the Sabbath therefore; for it is holy unto you: every one that
defiles it shall surely be put to death: for whosoever doeth any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people.
Six days may work be done; but in the seventh is the Sabbath of rest, holy to the Lord: whosoever doeth any work in the
Sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death.
Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the Sabbath, to observe the Sabbath
throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant. It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever:
of the Sabbath) for in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed.
And he gave unto Moses, when he had made an end of communing with him upon mount Sinai, two tables of testimony, tables of stone, written with the finger of God."
Exodus 31:13 " ... Verily my sabbaths you
shall keep: for it is a sign between me and youthroughout your
generations; that ye may know that I am the LORD that doth sanctify you."
Deuteronomy 6:5-9 " And you shall love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with
all thy soul, and with all thy might. And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shall teach them
diligently unto thy children (teach the sign to your children),
and shall talk of them (Gods laws) when thou sit in thine house, and when thou
walks by the way, and when thou lies down, and when thou rises up. And thou shall bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes.
(bind what? the commandments, the statutes, and the judgments) And thou shall write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates."
Deuteronomy 11:18-19 " Therefore shall you lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes. And ye shall teach them (teach the sign, Gods law, to your children)
speaking of them when thou sit in thine house, and when thou walks by the way, when thou
lies down, and when thou rises up."
Jeremiah 44:25 " Thus saith the
LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, saying; Ye and your wives have both spoken
with your mouths (expressed what's in your mind), and fulfilled
with your hand (carried out what's in your mind), saying, We
will surely perform our vows that we have vowed, to burn incense to the queen of
heaven (false religion), and to pour out drink offerings unto her:
The verse above is a perfect example of the marks in action.
John 3:32-33 " And what he hath
seen and heard, that he testifies; and no man receives his testimony. He
that hath received his testimony hath set to his seal that God is true."
Revelation 22:4 " And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads."
It should be clear after reading the above that the sign in their head and hand referred
to the learning and teaching and keeping of the commandments, the statutes, and the
judgments of God.
The following is the most popular misinterpreted verse concerning the
Revelation 14:9-12 "If any man worship the beast and his image, and
receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, (the mark
constitutes worship) the same will drink of the
wrath of God... who worship the beast and his image, (worship
the beast, a computer chip is not worship) and whosoever receives the
mark of his name (the mark revolves around a name). Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep
the commandments of God "
Notice that last sentence? The patience of the saints is to keep the
commandments, you know the LAW!
Revelation 16:2 " And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore
upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image.
Revelation 19:20 " And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which
he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image."
(again involving worship)
Revelation 20:4 " And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of
them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not
worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in
their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years." (the
beast has to do with false worship)
Revelation 7:3 " Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in
their foreheads (found them to have a godly spirit within them)."
Revelation 14:1 " And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four
thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads (get
that? they have the true Fathers/Gods name in their minds)."
Revelation 12:12 " Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and of the sea!
For the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, and because he knows
that he has but a short time. And the Dragon is enraged with the
woman (Gods people), and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, who keep
the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ."
History tells us millions were martyred because they refused to worship
(receive the mark of the beast) the Roman Emperors. Those who were martyred
refused to worship the church and state, to conform to the idolatry and pagan
customs of the Holy Empire.
This mark, which is presently referred to as traditional
Christianity, involves obedience to the beast, over obedience to God. Those who do not have the mark of the beast are those who do not commit false
worship, but instead keep the commandments of God. The beast will persecute
those which keep the true commandments of God. The mark of the beast represents
From this, one could assume that, to receive it
in your head would be to accept false Christian beliefs, to receive the mark in ones hand
would be to act against the Lords laws.
You can see the mark of the beast involves obedience, whether to obey God's
laws or man's (false Christianity) laws.