THE MARK OF THE BEAST
-Revelation 13:16-18 states, … And he causes 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. Here is wisdom. Let him that has understanding count the number of the
beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six …
-Many people down through history have come up with a bunch of crazy ideas about this passage of scripture.
They lean on intellect and the natural mind to try to discern the things of God. This causes people to literalize things
that are to be understood spiritually.
-It is not a matter of taking the mark of the beast, but rather, it is an issue of getting rid of the mark (
of the beast ) that we already have, for we were born with the mark of the beast. WE HAVE THE MARK! It is not a literal mark,
but a spiritual one. We are marked from birth with the beast nature ( or Adamic Nature ) that we inherited from Adam. In essence,
it is the name of the beast that we have. The word “name” means nature. So … As we have stated, WE
HAVE THE NATURE OF THE BEAST! Ephesians 2:3 states, … we are by nature the children of wrath … Ecclesiastes
3:18 states, … I said in my heart concerning the estate of the sons of men, that God might manifest them, and that
they might see that they themselves are beasts …
-We must realize that we are marked with the beast nature in our right hand and forehead. The words “right
hand” speak of everything we do. The word “forehead” speaks of our mindset ( the carnal mind ), including
everything we think and say … As we can see, it is our whole being that is marked with this fallen nature.
-So … What is the solution? How do we get rid of ( overcome ) this mark? The answer is to be found in
Revelation 14:1. It states, … 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 … Can you grasp the spiritual implications
of this? We must have the Father’s name written on our forehead!
-The solution to the mark of the beast is to be found in pressing toward the MARK for the prize of the high
calling of God in Christ Jesus ( Philippians 3:14 ). It is the mind of Christ that we need to replace the carnal mind. As
well, it is the divine nature of our Heavenly Father that we need to replace our beast nature. The number six is the number
of man and his achievements. With this being said, we can now see the significance of the number 666. It speaks of the full
manifestation of the carnality of man. Can we see that God is bringing us from the carnal mind to the mind of Christ? This
is our salvation process! Thank God that we are being delivered from the …
-MARK OF THE BEAST!-