|The Bible also
refers to the Antichrist as "the
beast", and after he has been in power for
a time he will force everyone to have a 'mark'
in their right hand or forehead in order to buy
"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."
The mark will have
a three-fold purpose:
First, it will
allow the Antichrist to control commerce.
Merchants will not be able to buy and sell
merchandise and people will not be able to
purchase goods without the mark, thereby allowing
the Antichrist to control all business.
Second, it will
allow the Antichrist to monitor the movements of
every person on earth who has the mark.
Developments in technology
make having this capability very near.
taking the mark will be showing their loyalty to
the Antichrist, and by doing this their fate is
Anyone who takes
the mark and worships the 'Image of the
Beast' instantly loses their opportunity of
eternal life with Jesus.They cannot be saved
because you cannot both become a Christian and
follow the Antichrist. You have to serve one
master or the other, either God or Satan:
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:" (Revelation 14:9-10)
You may have heard
of the number '666'. This refers to the
Antichrist and the mark:
is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count
the number of the beast: for it is the number of
a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore
and six." (Revelation 13:18)
It's not yet known
what this number represents with the beast
because the Antichrist has not yet risen to power
and been revealed. When he does this number will
So, the Christians
are raptured to Heaven to be with Jesus who
promised to keep them from the "hour
of temptation" (Revelation 3:10). So you may be asking, Will Jesus Be Back?