Just a short post today; this “reply” was posted on a NOW THE END BEGINS blog: The Posting was concerning present day technology – the new Apple Watch.
However, Micro Chip Technology, eye retina, fingerprint mapping and so forth; are often discussed as the possible “mark of the beast”: Yet I believe these scriptures could be much less dramatic, than what meets the “natural” eye…
666, is simply a numeric magnification six hundred and sixty-six times, of the sixth day, upon which “man” was created, in the Book of Genesis. Seven was the day of heavenly completion; upon which God rested from his creation.
I believe that “the mark of the beast”, known as 666; is simply symbolic of mankind – devoid of the Lord God. And since the unregenerate soul, already belongs to “the beast” – this marking – could simply be a spiritual mark; which is describing the bulk of humanity, who are separated from God; and headed towards destruction.
Sensationalizing the Bible; seems to be a common place practice, to help build sermons and movies upon. It is normally loud and brash, too, which is completely the opposite, of how the disciple is to be found; while following their Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ (in spirit and in truth)…
“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.” Revelation 13:16,17 (KJV)
Forgive me, but I’m not so sure “the mark” is a physical one… Prophetic events in particularly, are discerned spiritual events for the brethren’s awareness, when walking in the Spirit of truth. I mean, if these events could be measured at a “natural level” – than anyone could try to “figure it out” so to speak.
Now, I’m not saying “the mark” couldn’t be physical, as it surely could be; but more importantly – (to my way of thinking) : It would be a “spiritual mark”, as in, what does one “put their mind too”, (forehead) or what does one “do”, in (putting their hand too)..?
If one looks at it from this perspective; most have already made “the choice” for or against “the mark of the beast” while in this world!
Surely – that is something the actual follower of Christ, should consider. Hollywood, I think does a disservice to the disciple, by producing sensationalistic movies about the Apocalypse; which may be spiritually unfolding on a spiritual level, which non believers could not even clock. I think that the whole of the scriptures; or at least a great percentage of it, is written in this manner.