What Is The Mark Of The Beast?

I will show that neither the mark of the beast or the seal of God is a physical or visible mark. It is in regards to your thoughts and actions. The Holy Spirit is the seal of God. It's as simple as that. The Sabbath and Holy Days are signs of the seal, but not the seal themselves. In other words, if you observe the Sabbath and/or Holy Days, that is a sign that you are in fact sealed by God. The mark of the beast and seal of God are connected by the fact that both are revealed in the right hand and forehead. Let's look at the scriptures and see if we can draw a connection and unlock this mystery.

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. 13:16-17

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: Rev. 14:9-10 (This is serious. We may want to find out what this “mark” is so that we don’t suffer God’s wrath in the presence of Christ and his angels.)

And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. Rev. 19:20 (The mark of the beast is equated to worship of the image of the beast, which is the Catholic Church and it's teachings. This plainly tells us what the mark of the beast is.)

The Seal Of God

In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, Eph. 1:13 (That's pretty simple and straight forward in regards to what the seal of God is.)

And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. Eph. 4:30 (Again, simply stated as to what God's seal is. The Holy Spirit will affect your thoughts and actions.)

And it shall be for a sign unto thee upon thine hand, and for a memorial between thine eyes, that the LORD's law may be in thy mouth: for with a strong hand hath the LORD brought thee out of Egypt. Ex. 13:9 (God’s mark, or sign, is obedience to his law in our minds, or forehead, and our actions, or the works of our hands. This sign is evidence of our sealing.)

And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes. Deut. 6:6-8 (Again, God’s sign is symbolically in our hand and forehead, just as is the Beast’s mark.)

Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes. Deut. 11:18 (Again, God’s sign is symbolically in your hand and forehead.)

Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of thine eye. Bind them upon thy fingers, write them upon the table of thine heart. Prov. 7:2-3

Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads. Rev. 7:3

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. Rev. 14:1

So because both the seal of God and the mark of the beast are revealed in the hand and forehead, and the seal of God is shown to not be a physical mark, but a spiritual mark of the Holy Spirit that is displayed by our thoughts and actions, then we can also conclude that the mark of the beast is also not a physical mark, but a spiritual mark as well. Because they are connected, they either have to both be physical marks or both be spiritual marks. The seal of God is clearly a spiritual mark and so we must also conclude the same for the mark of the beast. So what is the beast's mark? Well who is the beast? The beast is shown to be none other than the Papacy in Rome. The beast has established it's own day of worship, its own time keeping calendar, and its own holidays to be holy over and above what God has established. These things are signs of the mark of the beast. We are called to come out of this belief system and to discontinue our actions of obedience towards the beast's decrees. If we don't, we will suffer God's wrath.