What’s the meaning of receiving mark of the beast and of not being able to buy or sell?

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So then...........Getting back to the spirit if the thread =

What’s the meaning of receiving mark of the beast and of not being able to buy or sell?​

In Revelation 14 we see that this mark is associated with worshiping the beast, and it ultimately amounts to an eternal death sentence for all who receive it.

That is the meaning!!!!!

Rev 14:9-11 ...........
"Then another angel, a third one, followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives a mark on his forehead or on his hand, 10he also will drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is mixed in full strength in the cup of His anger; and he will be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. 11“And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever; they have no rest day and night, those who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.”

It should be understood that most of the whole world will follow after and worship the beast (Rev 13:3-4).
These people will be deceived into thinking that Antichrist is their savior. For them, receiving the mark will be an opportunity to openly display their devotion toward him, as well as to distinguish themselves from Antichrist’s hated enemies.

In addition, the False Prophet will decree that only people who have the mark will be able to buy and sell (Rev 13:17). I believe that most of Antichrist’s devoted worshipers would gladly receive his mark even without this economic incentive. The restriction on buying and selling will most likely be a device to expose Christians who do not want to receive the mark. This tactic will compel Christians to resort to dangerous measures just for survival.

No matter what the Mark is.......it can not be instituted or used until the Anti-Christ is revealed.

Agreed and (sorry for the derail)
I have always said (and can be found on this Forum) that taking the mark and worship of AC are inseparable.

In response to the spirit of this topic;

for our brothers and sisters reading the Truth and facts in this thread, and are new disciples to our faith, what can we do to prepare and be ready?

What Scriptures can we offer and application in our daily lives?

God bless us all.
 
In response to the spirit of this topic;

for our brothers and sisters reading the Truth and facts in this thread, and are new disciples to our faith, what can we do to prepare and be ready?

What Scriptures can we offer and application in our daily lives?

God bless us all.

Excelant!

In the last days, the False Prophet will cause everyone on earth to receive the mark of the Beast.

Revelation 13:16-17 says.............
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: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

Many people are saying the Covid-19 vaccine the beginning of the prophesied mark of the Beast?

NO IT IS NOT!

The Bible tells us that the mark of the Beast will only be accepted by unbelievers, in Revelation 13:7-8.

Those who refuse the mark will be unable to buy or sell in Revelation 13:16-17.
No one is doing that today.

The vaccine is not worn on the hand or forehead.

The vaccination card does not identify the (wearer) as a follower of the Beast.

The vaccination card is not a symbol of the Beast, or its name or number.

The demand to get the vaccine does not come from a global ruler, but from various Federal employees, as well as many local and regional tyrants.
 
In response to the spirit of this topic;

for our brothers and sisters reading the Truth and facts in this thread, and are new disciples to our faith, what can we do to prepare and be ready?

What Scriptures can we offer and application in our daily lives?

God bless us all.
For new believers the most important thing is to be filled with the Holy Spirit.
 
well..my retailing job has ended as the boss doesn't have enough trading to justify labour costs (employing me)
One thing he said as he was giving me the chop was...he believed these 'uncertain times' were spiritual.

I didn't ask him to elaborate on this...(otherwise I wouldn't have been able to leave work) but I found that interesting only now he was thinking of spiritual matters when trading dries up!

As a bricks and mortars business depends on foot traffic, and obviously when people are told to stay home and you can't open, you lose business, but online trading only makes up 10 percent of it and nobody can survive on just 10 percent.

But the other thing is..in business, how much is 'certain' anyway? I've observed that in retail it ebbs and flows, and nobody can MAKE you buy something that you don't want or if you don't have enough money to buy. Business is all about taking risks. I don't think there is anything certain about it.
 
Agreed and (sorry for the derail)
I have always said (and can be found on this Forum) that taking the mark and worship of AC are inseparable.

I agree.

The taking of the Mark of the Beast is actually "THE" act of worship.

The mark involves a worship and embracing of the antichrist system. Those who refuse to worship the beast will be killed or as John says ’caused’ to be killed.

Revelation 15:2
"And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God".

They fail to understand that the prophecy and its warnings is not only about the mark of the beast! It is about:........

1. Worship of the beast
2. Worship of the image of the beast
3. The number of the beast
4. The mark of the beast

I think that maybe some people make the error of concentrating only on the mark, not realizing that there is not one, but all of 4 dangers!

Notice the use of the word “and?” That “and” there means one will have to get the victory over each threat! not just the mark, as the mark is a different aspect of the beast.
 

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I agree.

The taking of the Mark of the Beast is actually "THE" act of worship.

The mark involves a worship and embracing of the antichrist system. Those who refuse to worship the beast will be killed or as John says ’caused’ to be killed.

Revelation 15:2
"And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God".

They fail to understand that the prophecy and its warnings is not only about the mark of the beast! It is about:........

1. Worship of the beast
2. Worship of the image of the beast
3. The number of the beast
4. The mark of the beast

I think that maybe some people make the error of concentrating only on the mark, not realizing that there is not one, but all of 4 dangers!

Notice the use of the word “and?” That “and” there means one will have to get the victory over each threat! not just the mark, as the mark is a different aspect of the beast.
Interesting, here we see the preposition 'or' used...

Revelation 13:17 (KJV) And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

...also interesting, name and number are linked.
 
Interesting, here we see the preposition 'or' used...

Revelation 13:17 (KJV) And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

...also interesting, name and number are linked.
Are you sure that is from the KJV?????

Mine says "AND".

Source is from........https://biblehub.com/kjv/revelation/15-2.htm

"And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God".

American Standard Version
And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire; and them that come off victorious from the beast, and from his image, and from the number of his name, standing by the sea of glass, having harps of God.

Berean Study Bible
And I saw something like a sea of glass mixed with fire, beside which stood those who had conquered the beast and its image and the number of its name. They were holding harps from God,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire, and them that had overcome the beast, and his image, and the number of his name, standing on the sea of glass, having the harps of God:

English Revised Version
And I saw as it were a glassy sea mingled with fire; and them that come victorious from the beast, and from his image, and from the number of his name, standing by the glassy sea, having harps of God.

World English Bible
I saw something like a sea of glass mixed with fire, and those who overcame the beast, his image, and the number of his name, standing on the sea of glass, having harps of God.

Young's Literal Translation
and I saw as a sea of glass mingled with fire, and those who do gain the victory over the beast, and his image, and his mark, and the number of his name, standing by the sea of the glass, having harps of God,
 

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Are you sure that is from the KJV?????

Mine says "AND".

Source is from........https://biblehub.com/kjv/revelation/15-2.htm

"And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God".

American Standard Version
And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire; and them that come off victorious from the beast, and from his image, and from the number of his name, standing by the sea of glass, having harps of God.

Berean Study Bible
And I saw something like a sea of glass mixed with fire, beside which stood those who had conquered the beast and its image and the number of its name. They were holding harps from God,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire, and them that had overcome the beast, and his image, and the number of his name, standing on the sea of glass, having the harps of God:

English Revised Version
And I saw as it were a glassy sea mingled with fire; and them that come victorious from the beast, and from his image, and from the number of his name, standing by the glassy sea, having harps of God.

World English Bible
I saw something like a sea of glass mixed with fire, and those who overcame the beast, his image, and the number of his name, standing on the sea of glass, having harps of God.

Young's Literal Translation
and I saw as a sea of glass mingled with fire, and those who do gain the victory over the beast, and his image, and his mark, and the number of his name, standing by the sea of the glass, having harps of God,
Nice, but you have quoted Rev 15:2, I was just showing from Rev 13:17 it's not always 'and' but sometimes 'or'.
 
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