A Spiritual Mark = Ephesians 4:30 “And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption”!
Many believe the mark of the beast is a tattoo you get on your hand or forehead, But nothing could be further from the truth. Even from the very beginning God has told his people to bind his word upon their hand and forehead. It is written in both the old and new testaments. “And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest thou up. And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes”.(Deuteronomy 6:6-8). “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; And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more”.
So what is this 666 number for? and how does it apply to the end times that we should learn of it? .(Revelation 13:18). As we read in Revelation there are 7 Seals,7 Trumpets,and 7 vials. As we look at the times we are living in today it is easy to see we are in the 5th seal time! We read of those who love the Lord as being persecuted and slain for the word of God and for their testimony! When the 6th seal, 6th trumpet, and 6th vial enters the earth (666) it will be a most turbulant time and we all know Jesus returns with the 7th trump.
There are people teaching it’s not important to know what the mark of the Beast is or who the AntiChrist is, we just need to love Jesus and everything will take care of itself. REALLY? Yes Jesus said love is very important, but to disregard his teachings was never written. The following verses read almost alike, Jesus spoke of while he was yet on earth to watch all the signs given before his return. He said to learn of what the time would be like before his return and learn the parable of the fig tree. It’s uncanny how the following verses almost read identical. “Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: Now learn a parable of the fig tree; when his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors”.(Matthew 24:29,32,33). “And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, Lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind”.(Revelation 6:12,13).
There is no such thing as a coincidence, and we see how parallel those last two verses are, as are others. Jesus most certainly did not leave us without information of what to look for as we await his return! When we read of the 666 number is of a man it is clear to see it is satan being spoken of here. For Jesus is the Son of God and satan is known as the son of perdition
( utter destruction= Abomination of Desolation)! When the churches are being spoken to in revelation and it is written in red because Revelation Chap 1:1 tells us it is the revelation of Jesus telling John that repentance is in order or he will fight against the people with the sword of his mouth which is the word of God. “Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth“. “And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God”.(Revelation 2:16)….(Ephesians 6:17).
So we see that 666 is telling us of the number of a man for all hell breaks loose when the 6th Seal, 6th Trumpet, and 6th vial come to pass over the earth. Jesus returns with the 7th Trump as he returns to earth to be with the church of people who served him! “For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep (died). For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, and with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words”.(1 Thessalonians 4:15-18).