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Causes All To Receive A Mark

How do you interpret this passage in Revelation 13:16,"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". Is this scripture to be taken literally to mean the right hand or the forehead?

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"And the third angel followed them, saying with a Loud Voice, If any man WORSHIP the beast and his image, and receive his mark in the forehead or in his hand, the same shall drink of the wine of wrath of God..." Rev 14:9,10

Here is the most certain warning ever found in the Bible: Worship the beast,and take its mark, and die! It is imperative to find out what the mark is, what this false worship is, and avoid it.
---Gina7 on 1/19/08

THE SEAL OF GOD IS UPON THE FOREHEAD (not the hand but only the forehead). Forehead represents beliefs, the mind. But the Mark can be taken in the forehead (beliefs) or the hand (representing actions, but no belief) The mark is not 666 or a chip, it deals with beliefs in false religious worship. Rev 14:9 "If any man WORSHIP the beast" The seal also deals with worship. "WORSHIP him that made heaven, the earth, the sea, and all that in them is" Rev 14:7
---Gina7 on 1/19/08

So we have WORSHIP IN Rev 14:7 in the same words as found in the 4th commandment, the one that deals with WORSHIP of God on the Sabbath, with mention of the seal of God being in the forehead, which represents beliefs (Rev 7:2) but in contrast to the worship of the beast, and the mark, taken in forehead or hand, which also represents WORSHIP "If any man WORSHIP the beast, and take his mark" Rev 14:9
---Gina7 on 1/19/08

"Worship him that made heaven, the earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters" Rev 14:7

"For in 6 days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the 7th day, wherefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath Day, and hallowed it" Exodus 20:11

How do we WORSHIP him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea? By worshipping Him on His 7th day Saturday Sabbath. This is how we take the Seal of God in the forehead (beliefs) as mentioned in Rev 7:3
---Gina7 on 1/19/08

If the seal in the forehead (beliefs) deals with worship of God on the 7th day Sabbath, what does the mark of the beast represent in false worship? The mark that can be taken in the forehead (beliefs) or in the hand (representing working and making a living, and just going along with it to save your life). Could it be False Sabbath worship, the opposite of true Sabbath worship, forced at the pain of death? The Seal/Mark issue deals with worship, the true and the false.
---Gina7 on 1/19/08

"And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, ..., and to every nation, and kindred, tongue and people, saying with a LOUD VOICE, Fear God, and give glory to him, for the hour of his judgement is come, and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters" Rev 14:6,7

The angel flying represents an important message to be given the world over: Worship the true God who is the Creator, commemorated in the Sabbath, the memorial of creation
---Gina7 on 1/19/08

Notice Gods seal is in the forehead (Rev 7:3 "sealed the servants of God in their foreheads) What does the forehead represent? Beliefs, the frontal lobe. This is symbolic, not literal, the same as it is with the the mark of the beast. You are going along with a false worship, something you believe in (forehead) or go along with to save your life (hand). The mark deals with false worship.
---Gina7 on 1/19/08

What we want is seal of God: Rev 7:2,3 Youngs Literal Translation:

2and I saw another messenger going up from the rising of the sun, having a seal of the living God, and he did cry with a great voice to the four messengers, to whom it was given to injure the land and the sea, saying,

3`Do not injure the land, nor the sea, nor the trees, till we may seal the servants of our God upon their foreheads.'

THE SEAL OF GOD IS UPON THE FOREHEAD (not the hand but only the forehead).
---Gina7 on 1/19/08

It will be necessary for everyone to be branded in a visible place. So yes take this scripture literally. Certainly the forehead or in their right hand is most visible. Especially the forehead. Right smap dab in the forehead.>>>>>It is one thing to suffer social ostracism, political deprivation, or religious persecution, but to link idolatrous worship with economic deprivation is a master stroke of SATAN. Boycott is a potent use of force. In order to obtain the elements for livelihood, you must be b.
---catherine on 1/9/08

The Bible talks about a one world goverment it talkes about the mark of the beast it also talkes a cashless society all this is coming right down to the mark of the beast I have never heard news people even mention the name of Jesus and now they talk about Jesus all the time You can read the bible and see the things now coming to past in our time
---Betty on 1/8/08

It is to be taken metaphorically.Have you ever heard of the "right hand of fellowship"?What is behind your forehead? To talk more about this,please email me.My Christianet user name is Donaa8388.
---donald on 1/8/08

Yes, it is to be taken literaly,
And it will be happening sooner than you all think too!
Praise be to God, We have come full circle.
The Gen. that saw Isreal become a nation "again"(1948) has almost passed!
Terrible things in the Heavens & on Earth are about to take place, Don't be DECIEVED! He's coming as he promised he would, BEFORE that Gen. passes away HE WILL RETURN.
---Duane_M on 1/8/08

Maybe, but again maybe not, the Bible also says "let him who has wisdom" which could point to something more figurative.

This like the second advent is a watch wait and see mystery of scripture.
---Pharisee on 1/8/08

There was a false doctrine among the early Christians, if they were martyred they would have a better resurrection and many would hear about people being killed for Christ and travel many miles and plead with the executioners to kill them also. The devil can pervert any kind of knowledge to the hurt of many.
---Exzucuh on 12/22/06

"Evil men spy on the godly, waiting for a chance to condemn and then demand their death." This certainly is what satan is doing by sneaking the chip on people and then following their every move twisting and condemning their every word, as if anyone knows someone elses heart. Only God knows the heart. What ever happened to the saying, "You can't believe anything you hear,and only half of what you see?"
---faye4464 on 12/22/06

Steveng, we could start with Moses. He led his people away from the Egyptians. When the egyptians started chasing them, they ran. God parted the waters after they ran. He couldn't have parted the waters if they had stayed in Egypt accepting their bondage. If we are just going to passively accept persecution that's what we are going to get. We must fight back. Even Jesus said if you are not accepted in one city to flee into another because you cannot cover all the cities on earth before the Son returns.
---faye4464 on 12/22/06

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The saints that gave their lives were beheaded and crucified and burned alive were killed because they would not bow to the religious system of the world a carnal idea of man about God or science or philosophy after 320 many died by the hand of trinitarians and Arians because they did not follow their theology. The mark is a very clever device of Satan, make a doctrine if they don't follow it, they are heretics.
---Exzucuh on 12/22/06

It sounds like that Satan is forcing his abominations on people and making people receive the mark. The key word is "receive".
To receive is to knowingly agree and accept it. If your forcing it; then evidently Satan is trying to trade places. For it states that Satan came down with great wrath because he knows his time is short. Some of the people that were forced to receive the mark are the martyrs. The saints that were beheaded for having the word of God.
---Tonne on 12/21/06

Today the mark has been forced on people in various ways without their knowledge or permission. To receive means to knowingly agree and accept that fact. It also speaks about a woman drunk on the blood of the saints who has forced their abominations on people.
---TONNE_MIESSEK on 12/21/06

part I
Revelation 14:9-10 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:
---Exzucuh on 12/21/06

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Part 2
This is saying if you follow mans doctrine and not the doctrine of Christ. you are worshiping an Idea that is not of God it is of Flesh.That is the enemy of God the beast the animal nature as nebuchadnezzar was turned into represents the Mark of Carnality if you live by the Flesh you will die. But the seal or Mark of the Holy Spirit received by being born again covers the Mark with the Blood.
---Exzucuh on 12/21/06

Josef: "Faye as far as hiding from anyone..." How many people in the Bible hid from the people who were chaing them?

Faye: Luk21:23-36, Matthew 24:15-20
---Steveng on 12/20/06

Mark 13:16-17 And let him that is in the field not turn back again for to take up his garment. But woe to them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!
This was jesus's prophecy to Isreal It came to pass in 70 ad Rome plowed up Jerusalem and the blood flowed like a river down the temple steps. The Roman leader sat in the temple as God and sacrificed a pig on the alter.
---Exzucuh on 12/20/06

Isn't there a verse that says something like,"woe to a woman with suck that she should flee to the hills," somewhere in Revelations? I can't seem to find it right now but doesn't that mean that he wants us to stand against our oppressor? Does he really want us to be so passive that we just stand there and let them do whatever they want? Didn't even Jesus tell his disciples to stand watch the night he was arrested?
---faye4464 on 12/20/06

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By which we will perceive, recognize & understand the majesty of His person. There will be no place in us for the deceiver or his deceptions. The seal of God will be marked in us by His Spirits warnings to the susceptible thru us, our refusal to bow to any system that makes an attempt to usurp or circumvent the salvation we embrace only thru the finished work of Christ & our stand against the impostor. Our promise is we will not be harmed. They may kill the body, but they can not touch our soul.
---Josef on 12/19/06

Faye I sense concern in your post, that is understandable, however know this my dear sister, those of us who receive the "Seal of God" need not concern ourselves with the "Mark of the Beast". Open your mind to receive that seal by freeing it from the cares & distractions of this life. The Father has set us apart for eternal life through a superimposed focus in life that is directed toward a clear understanding of His Divine expression of Himself. [Cont.]
---Josef on 12/19/06

Faye as far as hiding from anyone, that would be the least of my concerns, I have no fear of what man might do to me. My concern is to pre-determine a willingness to submit to the presentation, witness & testimony the Father has ordained for me, without any preconceived notions as to how, when or where that will take place. I simply want to be ready to give a reason for the hope that is in me. And to have a mind open to the Direct Divine Inspiration of the Father, that he may freely speak through me.
---Josef on 12/19/06

No Faye I had not heard that, thanks for the info. The mark could very well utilize some sort of physical mark that identifies the bearer as one who conforms to & supports the end time deception & chances are it will. However it is important to know that the physical mark will only verify the pre-established internal mark or that which is stamped upon ones beliefs, attitude & actions which of course stems from ones mindset. That deceived or rebellious mindset will be the cause of their condemnation. Cont.
---Josef on 12/19/06

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Josef, have you heard the recent reports from Islam countries. They stated that they already have enough of their people in this country to take over and their first agenda is to allow everyone one chance to accept Allah as God. If you do not they will behead you. If you have the chip you can be tracked from anywhere in the world. You will not be able to hide from them.
---faye4464 on 12/19/06

The mark of the beast will distinguish a mind (focus & way of thinking) and means (ability & direction of actions) that shows itself in support of and under servitude to the governmental & religious precepts of a future reigning "world" system & governing body of denominational religion, and its leader. Marked by the confusion and controversy that makes a deception fair seeming, by intermingling the Father truths with the traditions & deceptive intelligence of man.
---Josef on 12/19/06

Yes. As a "literal" symbol. "In" ( as within) "right hand" (as the means of receiving power or ability) "forehead" (as mental approval & support). Those receiving the mark are identified by their affiliation with & support of a system that adheres to and advocates a legalistic and moralistic conformity to precepts and deceptions inspired of Satan. Deceptions that makes the truth and principles of God ineffectual in the lives of its followers. [Cont]
---Josef on 12/19/06

Stevenq, you are exactly right. I pray that everyone will wake up. Do not accept the chip as good. It is bad.
---faye4464 on 12/19/06

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You tell me how an implant can take my faith in Jesus away? How can it make me Deny the Holy Spirit that is in me? My grandparents told me of how they all believed that social security was the number and the Mark. See if you can do business without it. The Mark of the Beast is carnality the lust of the flesh. The seed of Satan implanted in the personality of Man there's your implant. You have to be Born again and the old man die to get rid of the mark the blood covers it.
---Exzucuh on 12/18/06

Christians will probably be tricked into taking the mark because they think that because they have not been raptured that the mark they are asked to receive is not the mark of the Bible.
---Steveng on 12/18/06

Satan is bound in my life I live in the Kingdom, I have power and authority through Jesus made possible by his shed blood. And the millennium will not come until the church wakes up and puts Satan under their feet by obeying Jesus, by taking up their cross and walking in the Spirit, by letting Jesus rule, he is king, he is on his throne and every knee will bow to him. The kingdom comes individually and Satan is bound individually, When you get the kingdom in you you will know where the bride is.
---Exzucuh on 12/18/06

How do you think you would feel if you found out the chip had been implanted in your body 3 different places without your knowledge?
---faye4464 on 12/18/06

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literal or not.. who wants to take that risk and have a chip or whatever put in you or on you. Wouldn't it be sad if you were wrong!
---sam on 12/18/06

Mima, have you noticed that for everything God creates the devil has at least 1 counterfeit. The Bible teaches the mark of the beast in contrast to the seal of God-Eph 4:30, Rev 7:2-3, Rev 13:16. Notice the former is in the head only while the latter is in the right hand or forehead. Do you know the significance?
---Geoff on 12/18/06

Exzucuh, we agree on one thing. The Revelation has been misinterpreted by many. You are one of those.
You said, "(the) seven years tribulation was on the Church during Nero and he was your anti-christ for that time he crucified most of the church and the Apostles."
If your statement were true we would be in the Millennium now and Christ would be ruling. So where is He? The Bride would be with Him. Where is the Bride? Satan would be bound. How come he is not?
---Elder on 12/18/06

Jesus' Holy Ghost led and filled Bride won't be here to witness it any way. God Bless!
---Mrs._Morgan on 12/18/06

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Revelation 1:4 John to the (SEVEN CHURCHES which are in ASIA)

We find here that this was written to these specific Churches not to the Church in Jerusalem or Rome or any other at that time and these things did come to pass on these churches very quickly but they never knew what was happening because they rejected this word from John and claimed it heresy. It was not added to our bible until after 320AD. It has been misinterpreted ever since.
---Exzucuh on 12/18/06

Revelation 1:1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must (SHORTLY) come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:
The word in Greek is speedily, Quickly, Shortly
If you will go and study your History you will find that your seven years tribulation was on the Church during Nero and he was your anti-christ for that time he crucified most of the church and the Apostles.
---Exzucuh on 12/18/06

If I told you the truth, you would not believe me because you would think that it was my interpretation. The best advise is to believe in God and do his commandments, that Jesus is real, help the poor and needy, and only be aware of the sign of the times.

exzucuh: "Revelation is written in symbolism." How would John describe a helicoptor or a computer using the knowledge and vocabulary of his time?
---Steveng on 12/17/06

I see it will take further study to determine a sure fire way of deciding whether something is actual or symbolism. I guess it's personal experience that forms our beliefs. But it seems to me that the recent computer chip that is implanted in the forehand makes it literal.
---faye4464 on 12/17/06

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The mark of the beast cannot be seen anymore than the mark or seal of God. Revelation is written in symbolism and must be revealed by God that is why it says blessed are they that read and understand because it is by God's interpretation and not some Man's Idea that makes a good Book or motion picture.
---exzucuh on 12/17/06

Yes. It has to be a literal meaning. People have come to their own conclusions that the mark will be 666 emblazoned on the hand or forehead. But any permanent mark or attachment applied to one's body (whether it be a microchip or permanent ink only seen with ultraviolet light) is a mark of the beast. Once that is done the devil has a legal right to torture that person until the mark is removed. But God can remove it without harm.
---faye4464 on 12/16/06

Gods people missed Christ's coming the first time cause they were looking for a literal fulfillment of prophecy
. Do we not realize there are spiritual meanings to these things? Does history repeat itself?
---Buttons on 12/16/06

Are these answers according to Scripture? Or LaHaye? Scripture says that God's ppl receive a mark also. Will we have a barcode or chip? Why is this never discussed?
---chria9987 on 12/16/06

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Yes, literally. we can see a semblance of this today, for many have the dead O.T. law in Scripture caselets and bind them on their forehead as frontlets between their eyes.
---Eloy on 12/16/06

Thru out scripture the implanting of something in the forehead symbolizes the mind the right hand is the works of mans hands
---Buttons on 12/16/06

Yes, it literally is the right hand or the forehead. There is no Biblical reason to think otherwise. Scripture says it, I believe it.
---Helen_5378 on 12/16/06

The mark of the beast is the mark of Cain it means that the person is not born again and separated from God they have the nature of the beast or what Paul called carnality they do not have the mark of God the sealing of the Spirit or the mind of Christ, the blood is not applied to them and they cannot have power in their life over their flesh,
---Exzucuh on 12/16/06

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Their fruit is of the flesh and death reigns over them. they are represented as types in the bible, Cain, Balaam,Dathan, Kora,Pharoah, Jezebel,Esau,King Saul,Nebuchadnezzer, Saul before conversion.
---Exzucuh on 12/16/06

Note this occurs in the time shown in Rev.13:5 which I (mho)believe is tribulation (3 1/2yrs) time. I also believe the marks noting they are "in" hand & forehead are the hand of fellowship and forehead knowledge of satan's teachings. If you want to live, have food and shelter you will attend his church and worship his god. This would more match with chap14:vs 1 with God's church where God's word is "in" our understanding.
---mikefl on 12/15/06

If this is a literal meaning then there will be a seal of God in the foreheads of Gods people and the 144000 will have the name of God written on theirs. and lets not forget the literal image of the beast that will come to life and cause people to be killed. I don't see how this could be a literal thing that will take place. There has to be a deeper meaning.
---buttons on 12/15/06

"Is this scripture to be taken literally to mean the right hand or the forehead?" ---Yes. God Bless!
---Mrs._Morgan on 12/15/06

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Although this could easily refer to an eye scan or fingerprint, I would opt for a literal mark. A wise man said, of the Scripture, "When the plain sense makes sense, seek no other sense." Much harm has been done to the body of Christ by "spiritualizing" (changing the obvious meaning to something we are more likely to accept in our human minds) the Scripture than any other. From such arise false doctrines and leaders.
---Ed on 12/15/06

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