When Is The Mark Of The Beast Implemented?
Question: Hello, Is the mark of the beast implemented before satan gets here or after he’s already here?
Name: Brandon T. Ward
Answer: Thank you for the question Manny.
The Mark Of The Beast is not a physical mark, but a spiritual one though it will have physical implications.
In the book of Revelation, there are two beasts spoken of. The first which is a governmental system (beast) and the second which is a religious system (beast), which more accurately is Satan himself who will reign over the first beast of Revelation and the entire world.
Please turn your Bible with me to,
11 “And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.”
This is the second beast, the first is written of in Revelation 13:1.
Who is this beast in verse 11?
It is none other than Satan himself. Notice, he looks like a lamb.
Satan is trying to imitate The Lamb who is Jesus Christ. This beast also speaks as a dragon, as Satan is the dragon, the devil and that old serpent from the Garden as documented in Revelation 12:9.
12 “And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.”
We are still talking about the second beast, Satan himself who will claim to be God.
13 “And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,”
Satan has supernatural abilities and very great ones as the scriptures have documented. The answer to your question is in verse 16, hang with me.
14 “And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.”
How did Satan, the Antichrist deceive the world?
By the miracles, he performed in the sight of men, (see: The Great Apostasy). Satan will not be hiding, Satan will be in plain view, he only has a short time before Christ appears and destroys his kingdom.
15 “And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.”
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:”
Who are we talking about?
The second beast, the lamb who spoke as a dragon, is the Antichrist, Satan himself who claims to be God.
“He“, Satan causes the people of the earth to receive the Mark Of The Beast, documenting Satan must be on earth in order to accomplish that as he did these things “in the sight of men“.
How did Satan cause the people of the earth to accept this mark?
Verse 14 already documented this for us. Satan caused them to do this through deception, by the miracles he performed, again, “in the sight of men“.
Satan brings about this mark when he stands on the face of the earth. There is no denying however, that many are already spiritually dead and will easily fall for Satan’s lies and deception when he arrives.