There are three categories of The Mark of The Beast. Revelation 13:17 says that people will not be able to buy or sell (in normal commerce)* without a mark or a name or a number. It is not a fixed thing, even though people insist that it is an implant**. It is anything that limits you from entering the marketplace.
* It cannot include everyone, because some people will overcome the beast and the mark and sing the song of Moses. (Revelation 15:2)
** Revelation has the mark both UPON (Greek word epi) the forehead and IN (Greek word hypo) the forehead. We get many of our English words from Greek origins. You would never confuse English words hypodermic with epidermis. Revelation uses symbolism. Marks have been on foreheads since Ezekiel 9:4 yet some people still adamantly vehemently absolutely insist that the mark of the beast is a physical etching of the skin and therefore it must be in the future. Marks have probably been on foreheads ever since Cain was evicted from Eden (Genesis 4:15).
In Bible prophecy, three angels tell us that a beast symbolizes a kingdom. Daniel 7:24, Daniel 8:20 and Revelation 17:12. DIVINE interpretation, from an angel, in Daniel 7:23 equates Daniel’s final beast with a final world kingdom.
MARKS ON FOREHEADS
In Revelation 13 an endtime confederation of Daniel’s beasts (like unto a leopard-bear-lion with 7 heads and 10 horns — with the notable exception of the missing eagle wings) has been assimilated by Daniel’s fourth exceedingly dreadful (Daniel 7:19) iron beast, that was to take away the dominion of other beast powers (Daniel 7:12), consume and trample down the whole earth and break it to pieces (verse 23). And overcome the saints.
Do you need a banking authorization number to buy or sell in normal commerce? Do you need a wage authorization number to sell your labor? Should these numbers be suspicious?
If you want to enter the marketplace, would vaccine proof be suspicious?
Those who donated to the peaceful protests of truckers had their bank accounts frozen. Asset tracking requires a mark, name or number issued by a government. Is this also suspicious if you wanted to buy or sell?
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An 1893 print showing a fallen angel bestowing
a garland crown onto a Roman Republic who
has delivered to Rome all the bounty discovered
by Christopher Columbus.