The Mark of the Beast
Rev. 13:16,17 - "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."
Rev. 14:9 - "And 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, they, too, will drink the wine of God's fury, which has been poured full strength into the cup of his wrath."
Rev. 20:4 - "And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment
saw the souls of them that were beheaded for
the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped
neither his image, neither had
received his mark
foreheads, or in their hands;
reigned with Christ
Translation Error in the King James Bible
Revelation 13:16, 14:9 and 20:4 contain a serious translation error which will hinder the identification of the Mark of the Beast. Instead of "to receive a mark 'in' their right hand, or 'in' their foreheads," as found in the KJV, the correct translation of the Greek word "epi" in all verses is "on" their right hand and "on" their foreheads. In Rev. 20:4 "epi" is correctly translated as "upon" their foreheads but the same Greek word is mistranslated "in" their hands, thereby sowing confusion about this most important matter.
These translation errors will cause many Christians to be deceived, believing that the Mark of the Beast is a microchip implanted "in" the hand or forehead, rather than a tattoo or brand received "on" the hand or forehead. The Greek word for "mark" in these verses is charagma which is a "brand, scratch or etching, i.e. stamp (as a badge of servitude) -graven, mark." (Strong's 4480) Therefore, the mark of the beast will be a brand or tattoo, which will be a badge of servitude to Lucifer.This translation error could very well affect the salvation of many people. To read a thorough explanation of this translation error in the KJV read #9 here.
The "Seal of Solomon" is the Mark of the Beast
The Flag of the Zionist State of Israel Displays the Mark of the Beast
falsely believe that the 6-pointed star on the flag of the Zionist
State of Israel is the Star of David. However, King David, being a man after
God's own heart, never worshiped such a star, but King Solomon, who led
Israel into idolatry, used and did worship this pagan symbol. The
6-pointed star is actually the Star of Remphan, which Israel worshiped
in Egypt, and also in the wilderness on their way to Canaan.
"Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god Remphan, figures which ye made to worship them: and I will carry you away beyond Babylon." (Acts 7:43)
went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians, and after Milcom the
abomination of the Ammonites ... Then did Solomon build an high place
for Chemosh, the abomination of Moab, in the hill that is before
Jerusalem, and for Molech, the abomination of the children of Ammon." (1
The star of Remphan is a graphical representation of 666.
"Here 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 13:8)
There are hints in Scripture which point to Solomon's Seal:
"Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was six hundred threescore and six talents of gold," (II Chronicles 9:13, I Kings 10:14)
For a complete study of this important issue please read Six-Pointed Star: The Mark of the Beast by Janet Moser.
James Knox's Computer Chip Deception
In his study on the Book of Revelation, James Knox makes no mention that the Mark of the Beast will be a brand/tattoo of the Seal of Solomon/Star of Remphan, nor does he mention the translation errors in Revelation 13:16, 14:9 and 20:4. Instead, he hints that the Mark of the Beast may be a computer chip by stating that the end times Satanic system may involve "computer chips under the skin, and the use of DNA readers." Knox concludes, "There is no reason to believe that the mark of the beast will not be accepted as readily as any other 'helpful, humanitarian' government program." (Knox, James W., The Book of Revelation, (Christ-Honoring Commentary Series) (pp. 455-456).
Stating that people will accept the Mark of the Beast as readily as they will accept a food stamp card does not make sense given the stern warnings by God's angelic witnesses. There is, however, biblical evidence that receiving a tattoo or brand of allegiance to Lucifer in a pagan initiation rite would incur God's wrath and the eternal damnation of those who pledge allegiance to the Devil:
"A third angel followed them and said in a loud voice: "If anyone worships the beast and its image and receives its mark on their forehead or on their hand, they, too, will drink the wine of God's fury, which has been poured full strength into the cup of his wrath. They will be tormented with burning sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment will rise for ever and ever. There will be no rest day or night for those who worship the beast and its image, or for anyone who receives the mark of its name." (Rev. 14:9-11)
Understanding the Mark of the Beast Deception
To avoid losing your soul, it's of extreme importance to understand that the Mark of the Beast will be a brand/tattoo ON the hand or forehead and not a computer chip IN the body. The microchip deception is today being advanced world-wide by the media and by many false teachers. Once it's widely accepted that the computer chip is the Mark of the Beast, the Antichrist will be able to deceive the masses to take the true Mark of the Beast as the Star of David or the Star of Israel which he'll declare to be The Mark of God. This diabolical deception will result in the damnation of many.
Christians need to heed God's word and pray for wisdom and discernment since the Bible warns that many ministers are agents of Satan.
"For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works." (2 Cor 11:13-15)