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Causeth All To Be Marked

Is this scripture from 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 to be taken literally Or is God talking symbolically and/or figuratively when he says, right hand or forehead?

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There are four beasts in Daniel.
Babylon., Medo-persia, greece are all called by name. the fouth beast is NOT called by name. Only some " IDENTIFYING MARKS"

Here are SOME of the amrks of this fourth beast:

Daniel 7:23 The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms,
Daniel 7:25 And he shall.. and think to change times and laws:

Revelation 13:2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as [the feet] of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.
---francis on 8/13/10


Despotic tyranny without consideration for divine or human rights.... It is one thing to suffer social ostracism, political deprivation, or religious persecution, but, to link idolatrous, with economic deprivation is a master stroke of Satan. Boycott is a potent use of force. In order to obtain the elements for livelihood, it will be necessary for everyone to be branded in a visible place in their right hand, or in their foreheads, [if you are lost, I would choose the hand], with the mark of the beast, either his name....or the number of his name. Six hundred three score and six. 666....Man's worships of man is, indeed, spiritual insanity to the highest degree. Amen to that.+ Oh, to answer the question, yes it is literal.
---catherine on 8/12/10


What do you think about this interpretation of Revelation mark of the beast is there something missing in it?

Rev 13:1 1And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.

This is the first beast.

Rest in next post
---thres on 8/12/10


Duane_Dudley_Martin: "...in the last 50 yrs. has tech. evolved to where every man, woman & child can be numbered..."

Don't you read the Old Testament? You don't need technology to count people, people have been counted since at least the time of Moses. The book of Numbers includes census counts for the nation of Israel. Also read: Exodus 30:12

Even Joseph and Mary had to travel to their town to be counted. Also read: Luke 2:1-5

People today are STILL counted by people going from house to house.
---Steveng on 10/17/08


Duane_Dudley_Martin: "An ANGEL of God told Daniel that his words would'nt be understood until the last day's,
I understand them!"

To understand Revelation you must understand human nature. And by reading many of your posts, you surely don't understand human nature.
---Steveng on 10/17/08




Stevenq_You say we are "FOOLISH" to TRY!
God SAY'S:
Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.

Israel didn't even become a nation again until 1948, don't fall because people did'nt understand 2000, 1500, 1000, 500 or a 100 years ago, only in the last 50 yrs. has tech. evolved to where every man, woman & child can be numbered,
I mention Israel, the labor pains the world is going thru, the distress of Nations(economics).
An ANGEL of God told Daniel that his words would'nt be understood until the last day's,
I understand them!
---Duane_Dudley_Martin on 10/17/08


Steveng, I never like what you say usually, but this time you have hit the nail on the head. We are not to worry, but we must study the Bible, especially Matthew 24 and 25 so that we know what to do and when.
---frances008 on 10/16/08


Revelation 1
1The 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:

2Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw.

3Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.
---Duane_Dudley_Martin on 10/15/08


You people are foolish to try to interpret the meaning of the mark. Don't you know that men have been trying for about 2000 years?

It seems that everyone has their own opinions about the mark of the beast. Do not be concerned what tomorrow will bring. Let tomorrow take care of itself. Throughout the Bible, God ALWAYS let his people know about what is going to happen BEFORE the event happens. And this is no different. You only need to be AWARE of what is about to happen. Meanwhile, do an online bible search for "one another" and "each other" to show you what you need to do today as commanded by Jesus. And pray to God that you and your family are worthy of His protection.
---Steveng on 10/15/08


One other point for the weak Christians.

The mark of the beast will not happen in an instant. Whatever the mark is, it will be done slowly at first. It will start with a few people, then a few dozen, then a few hundred, then a few thousand. Once you see what is happening, then is the time to cry out to God for guidance and protection.

Unfortuenately, most Christians will not believe that the mark of the beast is implimented because they believe that they will be raptured before this event and will unknowingly take the mark - to the detriment to your eternal life. Keep praying.
---Steveng on 10/15/08




Trish, you are talking about the free will, free choice love of serving the poor etc, which is spoken of as a mark on the forehead in Rev 9.4 and Ezekiel 9.4. This applies to many people.

The mark of the beast is an involuntary reaction thing. The Antichrist will require people to take it, and if they rebel they will not be able to survive without great hardship - in the mountains and valleys of the countryside perhaps - or in the city parks. This is the tribulation. Those who take it will receive God's punishment which will be a lot worse than anything man can do to us.

People will request to have the mark, to make life easy for themselves. They will not be allowed it if they do not 'behave themselves'.
---frances008 on 10/14/08


I don't believe this is a visible mark. I think that the mark "in" the forehead refers to the way people think. (the ones that believe that satan is Jesus) The mark "in" their right hand refers to the persons actions. Matt.5:30 And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.
---trish on 10/13/08


I also believe phrases like "like unto" and "like as" were used to compare something to something else. It is also alegorical in that it is a story that is not true used to describe something that is true (ie the dragon with 7 heads and 10 horns).
---Kimberly on 6/3/08


2 - Having said that, I don't believe the mark on the forehead and right hand are physical markings - that would be too easy to discover who satan and his minions are. I believe the marking on the forehead represents a thought process. You will have to think a certain way and you will have to be conscious of that thought. The marking on the right hand represents an action. Based upon your thoughts you will act upon them.
---Kimberly on 6/3/08


3 -Our thoughts can be on God and our actions would be to do God's work or our thoughts can be on everything other than God so our works would be of satan. What we think will determine our actions.
---Kimberly on 6/3/08


Usually in reading revelation you read "like unto" or "like as" then it isn't literal but symbolic. In this verse the bible is literal. That the antichrist will cause all those to take a mark on their forehead or in there right hand. Now a interesting nugget for ya... in some old sects in the middle east they use to mark themselves on the forehead or hand to show they belonged to that sect. Well for people to show they belong and follow the antichrist they will indeed be marked.
---Tammy on 5/19/08


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Food shortages are happening Now
MAN will Take a Mark to Buy, Sell or Trade.
MAN will Worship, receive His Mark or be beheaded
Rev.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 1000 years.
---Duane_Dudley_Martin on 5/17/08


One third of heaven was called the dragon. The population here is called the beast--those who are in denial,materialistic,evil and greedful,etc.
the beast,like the dragon is an opposite of spiritual progress-spiritual regression.
We can and will overcome the beast with the name of God in our foreheads.Rev.22.4.
We then have the choice of whose image we will labor to recieve in our minds.Will we labor for the good of God or evil we think to do in our foreheads and act out with hands ?
---earl on 4/21/08


Nero as the AC can Easily be discredited...

He Did'nt cause the Daily Sacrifice to stop.

He Did'nt set up his Kingdom in Jerusalem for 7 yrs.

He Did'nt cause ALL, rich or Poor, Small or Great to recieve a Mark to buy, sell or trade.
That list goes on & on.
---Duane_Dudley_Martin on 4/20/08


Boycott is a potent use of force. In order to obtain the elements for livelihood, it will be necessary for everyone to be branded in a visible place in their right hand, or in their foreheads with the mark of the beast. It is almost impossible to list the number of suggestions for 666. They range all the way from Nero in ancient Rome to persons in this day...note: Man's worship of man is indeed, spiritual insanity to the highest degree.
---catherine on 4/2/08


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Good Job you Guy's!
Keep up "The Good Work"
You have truely learned with the Ears of your
Heart where we learn the things of God!
God himself said: Some people are SPIRITUALLY DISCERNED and Cannot understand his ways...
Their spirits ARE Bankrupt.
---Duane_Dudley_Martin on 3/20/08


In Revelation it is to be taken literally, when a symbol is given, the meaning is given of the symbol. Otherwise It is what it is. Nothing taken away and nothing added. Read the prophetic books to understand revelation.
---Mark on 3/19/08


My prediction is that the mark will connect with all the information about us on computers so that without it we will be unable to buy and sell. Thus we will become an underclass of people always scavanging and trying to escape the authorities. Maybe in 100 years or so it will be like this, maybe sooner.
---frances008 on 3/19/08


The right hand represents work ...there will be no work on the day the anti-christ chooses and all will be required to partake of Sunday

The forehead represents the mind ...because mankind has free will we can choose to follow Gods Sabbath that binds us to HIM or forever take the mark of the beast the Sun-Day ...day of the sungod

Genesis 9:12
Ex 31:13,17
Deut 6:8, 11:18
Ez 20:12,20
---Rhonda on 3/19/08


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The main passage in the Bible that mentions the "mark of the beast" is Revelation 13:15-18. Other references can be found in Revelation 14:9,11, 15:2, 16:2, 19:20, 20:4. This mark acts as a "seal" for the followers of antichrist and the false prophet (the spokesperson for the antichrist). The false prophet (the second beast) is the one who causes people to take this mark. The mark is literally placed in the hand or forehead, and is not simply a card someone carries.
---Court7646 on 3/18/08


Duane, I knew you meant literally because you later went back to say so. I was thinking of your answer first and later saw the other one. I also don't think I am wrong.
---Mark_V. on 3/18/08


I'm not guessing or just think that I might be right, I KNOW I AM!
My bad for say "figuratively" on my 1st reply,I meant Literally!

God did'nt raise a fool when he led me by the hand all my life...
And you would do well to take heed of the things i have to say.

I'm not a prophet, HOWEVER I do KNOW the Truth's of his Words, I have ever since i was a Littleboy.
YLBD
---Duane_Dudley_Martin on 3/17/08


Mima, in my opinion it is literal. In the Roman Empire, this was a normal identifying symbol, or brand, that slaves and soldiers bore on their bodies. Some of the ancient mystical cults delighted in such tattoes, which identified members with a form of worship. Antichrist will have a similar requirement, one that will need to be visible on the hand or forehead.
---Mark_V. on 3/17/08


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I belive that the mark on the forehead signifies what we think, and the one on the hand, what we do, I think God will give more revelation when it is time, & that it will take more than feeding ones family, to cause them to be sent to hell. I believe there will be a literal mark, that is figurative of ones thoughts, beliefs and actions.I believe we are getting close, because the technology exists for the first time to implement this system.
---Gayla on 3/15/08


Hi, Mima . . . it does not clearly say anything to indicate it is metaphorical. But I'd say there is the deeper thing of how ones have to have a heart for Satan and money and merely saving their own lives (John 12:25), so that they can give in to his oppression of marking them. They have to consent, I consider, not just be forced. He "makes" them, in their hearts, then. "He who loves his life will lose it," we have in John 12:25. Loving their lives makes them weak enough to give in.
---Bill_bila5659 on 3/14/08


D.D.Martin is right. Obey the 7 rules for understanding Revelation or the plagues may do some damage to you IF you are living at that time. It's just as bad to believe or practice a lie as it is to have a mark in the hand or forehead. (Rev. 22:15)
---Dr.Rich on 3/13/08


In Genesis God caused Cain to be marked so no one would kill him. I don't believe that was a visable mark but much as we hear today of someone being marked. The word goes out in the community that a person or persons are "marked" and all should obey the leader's rules about what it means. As so could be the mark in the forehead (understanding) and in the hand (fellowship) causing those marked to be avoided by all under the leadership that will rule the earth at that time.
---mikefl on 3/13/08


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It is both figuratively in reference to the unseen spiritual sense in which a spirit of antichrist perverts the thoughts and works and literally in which a king shall arise that will make people take the mark. Those yielding to the spirit of antichrist will see no wrong in taking the physical mark.
Sadly, many will be professing Christ as they do it just as they do now.
Frank
---Frank on 3/13/08


Be careful NOT to WATER Down the Word of God,
Espeically the Book of Rev.
Adding to this Book adds to your Punishment, Take from this Book and your rewards will be taken from you!
You all know where i stand on this...
IT'S LITERAL!
---Duane_Dudley_Martin on 3/12/08


God is saying absolute.>>> Boycott is a potent use of force. In order to obtain the elements for livelihood, it will be necessary for EVERYONE to be branded in a visible place IN THEIR RIGHT HAND, or in their FOREHEADS. God, means just what He says.despotic tyranny without consideration for divine or human rights. {This is a master stroke of Satan}.
---catherine on 3/12/08


If you see the mark in the hands as the works of the devil or flesh and the mark in the forehead as the thoughts of the devil or the flesh you just about have mainstream Christianity that has taken the mark of the beast. "Mystery" Babylon, the fallen church Paul spake of in Ephesians 5.
Frank
---Frank on 3/11/08


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Rev.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.

SOUNDS Fiqurtivly to ME...
AND I know it to be SO!
YLBD
---Duane_Dudley_Martin on 3/11/08


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