Mark of the Beast - Biblical References to a Physical Mark

Revelation isn't the only place we come across a physical mark. The Bible contains several other references to marks that are visible. We see the first reference in Genesis when God marks Cain.

And the LORD said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the LORD set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him. Genesis 4:15

God marks Cain to preserve his life and prevent others from attacking him, yet the mark serves as punishment since Cain would rather die than face a life of contempt and wandering. And the mark is obviously visible if others are able to react to it.

In Revelation God commands His angels to seal His servants so they can be saved from harm (Revelation 7:2-3). These servants are later contrasted against those who are not sealed, those who like Cain desire to die, those who carry the Mark of the Beast.

Revelation 9:4-6
  1. And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.
  2. And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man.
  3. And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.

We can safely assume that those who are not sealed by God are the same that receive The Mark of the Beast. It's interesting that both the Mark of Cain and the Mark of the Beast prevent an immediate death but also allow for a prolonged punishment. The Mark of the Beast will be accepted by many to avoid death but ultimately it will lead to an eternal torment.

Revelation 14:9-12
  1. 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,
  2. 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:
  3. And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.
  4. Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

There's another important reference to a physical mark in the Old Testament. Like the seal in Revelation, this mark is commanded by God and protects its recipients from destruction.

Ezekiel 9:3-6
  1. And the glory of the God of Israel was gone up from the cherub, whereupon he was, to the threshold of the house. And he called to the man clothed with linen, which had the writer's inkhorn by his side;
  2. And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof.
  3. And to the others he said in mine hearing, Go ye after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity:
  4. Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the ancient men which were before the house.

There are some interesting correlations between the writer's inkhorn in Ezekiel and particular verses in Revelation. The Hebrew words translated as writer's inkhorn are caphar and qeceth respectively.

In addition to "writer", Strong's Concordance defines caphar as "to score with a mark as a tally or record... to inscribe, and also to enumerate... count... number..." [1] The parallels with numbers and counting in Revelation 13:18 are obvious. Old Testament translations of caphar also include "tell," "declare," "speak," and "talk," which makes one think of Revelation 13:15.

Another notable translation of caphar specific to the KJV is "penknife." Comparing this definition to the Verichip's syringe (called a cannula) doesn't require a far stretch of the imagination.

Not surprisingly Caphar is also very close to the Hebrew Cphar which is defined as "a census" and "numbering." These definitions allude to King David's numbering of the Israelites.

And David's heart smote him after that he had numbered the people. And David said unto the LORD, I have sinned greatly in that I have done: and now, I beseech thee, O LORD, take away the iniquity of thy servant; for I have done very foolishly. 2 Samuel 24:10

It's clear that King David was punished for numbering his people, but why was God so angry? It's simple really; when a man ceases to be a living soul and instead becomes a nameless, faceless number, he is no longer valued as a human being but is treated like a disposable commodity. He will be looked at as something to be bought, sold, experimented on, and eliminated at will.

IBM Hollerith poster w/ All Seeing EyeIf one studies the technology surrounding the Holocaust they'll find that a census and numbering system played a pivotal role in a massive genocide. IBM's Hollerith machines were used by The Nazis to sort census data for the identification and systematic extermination of millions [2][3]. This is exactly what a mass numbering system like the Verichip can be used for.

Punch card toolThe IBM Hollerith machines used by Nazi Germany were built using punch card technology. Punch cards are an early form of computing that consists of a grid of numbers printed on a paper card which is physically punched through using a sharp tool to form a machine readable pattern [4]. The punch tool bears a striking resemblance to the special syringe used to implant the Verichip.

What's also interesting is that IBM was a major financial contributor to Applied Digital Solutions and the Verichip [5]. They're also pushing to standardize RFID to allow for a quicker and wider adoption of the technology [6]. One of the companies working with IBM to achieve this goal is MARC Global, which is obviously linked to the Multi-technology Automated Reader Card (MARC) long suspected of involvement in the Mark of the Beast [7].

Another numbering system that IBM is responsible for is the barcode. The barcode is most definitely a contributor along the road to RFID, and yes, all barcodes contain a very prominent 6,6,6 [8].

It's not wise to ignore the signs around us. Just like cancer, something benign can become deadly if left to run its course. The Bible and history both show us examples of physical marks used for identification. Why would the Mark of the Beast be any different?

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Verses referenced in this study:

  • Genesis 4:15
  • 2 Samuel 24:10
  • Ezekiel 9:3-6
  • Revelation 7:2-3; 9:4-6; 13:15; 13:18; 14:9-12

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A PHYSICAL MARK

by Lucy S. - 4/06/09 9:16 AM
it surely will be a literal mark. i was appalled at some of the teachings saying it will be spiritual and of the mind and such. if there is anything spelled out loud and clear in bible it is that we are not to take the mark of the beast on our hands or on our... more...

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Re:a physical mark

by Anonymous - 10/17/14 4:35 PM
beauty and evil evil evil evil evil lust

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by Lee - 12/11/14 12:36 PM
I used to see spirits or ghosts as a child..and my sister has accounts of seeing the same ones...im sure some good others not..but it says our pineal gland starts to calcify at around 12...if God does not want it open why would it be naturally open to small... more...

Re:a physical mark

by Anonymous - 12/11/14 7:52 PM
Ok alot of people are mistaking the Pineal gland the 7th and Spiritual Chakra with the 6th.. the 3rd eye..if you are not opened to the 7th i could see why trying to open the 6th is asking for trouble. If you do not understand it don't do it. If you are looking for... more...

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by 6.66 - 12/17/14 6:00 PM
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What is "The Beast"?

by Geo - 12/08/14 11:32 AM
The Beast is not the anti-Christ, nor "Son of Perdition" - "Man of Lawlessness" as many believe.
Niether is it the "Dragon" who is the devil. Who is the Beast then? It is the United Fallen Humanity. The global united man involving technologies and governments... more...

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{_____"HERE IS WISDOM"_____}

by a Christian named Matthew - 11/04/14 7:51 PM
REV. 13:16 mark upon righthand or forehead. same verse as below.
EXO. 13:16 mark upon righthand or forehead. same verse as above.
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REV. 13:18 For it is a man's number and his number is 666.
2CHR. 9:13... more...

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RE: {_____"HERE IS WISDOM"_____}

by Anonymous - 11/28/14 10:12 AM
Not truth.Read it again. Exodus 13:1 The Firstborn Consecrated : Exodus 13:11 The Law of the Firstborn. Exodus 13:16..Read it and open your eyes.If you can not see the truth then you are truly blind...

without the mark...

by himlen - 11/12/14 12:38 PM
As it says, without the mark no one may buy nor sell. One should just be living in and through grace of miracles day by day! So, lets get ready folks. No worry, be wise as serpents but harmless as doves.

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Mark of the Beast Permanency - Kingship Theory

by Micah - 10/13/14 11:12 PM
End Times study isn't just a freak show! Can the Mark of the Beast teach us something very beautiful???

One of my biggest lifelong questions has always been: “Why can’t people who take the Mark of the Beast be redeemed?!”

My understanding of Jesus'... more...

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The One Eyed Beast

by aCe - 1/02/10 3:23 AM
In Islam it says that the beast will have one eye... my theory is... have you noticed that the symbol of the illuminati is ONE eye on top of a pyramid... and the eye is of "Lucifer" or satan... think about it, and watch our governments actions...

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by Anonymous - 8/22/14 2:07 AM
hahahahaaha devil child tryin to confus people

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injustice

by craig - 8/06/14 5:09 AM
What happens to me when the world have done you this wrong ,implant you without your permission,yet they believe their lies.

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The REAL, Higher Meaning of Cain & Abel

by Dr. Ina Bliss AKA TheFig - 1/07/12 9:19 AM
Cain is a tiller of the ground in the physical sense, but when repented, he is first to UNDERSTAND biblical principle. Abel is the herder of sheep (what supposedly "is" - like Esau, whom God HATES). In the 180-degree turn (meaning of "repent"), Abel is the... more...

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RE: The REAL, Higher Meaning of Cain & Abel

by Anonymous - 6/07/14 1:46 PM
Im confused, why would God hate Abel?

Actual question

by Baddbrad74 - 7/11/13 8:34 AM
Once you get the mark it cannot be removed or erased, but what about the jews who got it during the holocaust; are they also damned? What if my dilemma is mark or suicide? Just watched "the devils arithmetic", pretty sick.

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RE: Actual question

by Anonymous - 6/07/14 1:42 PM
How do you know that once you get the mark, it can't be removed? Are those people just permanently doomed?

Understand your "right" from your "left" and these things will make more sense.

by Chris - 5/26/13 4:21 AM
I have read your material thoroughly about the beast, and it has been interesting. However, Christians must understand what is visible and what is not visible, and this is something that is cleverly placed in the Bible. Read this article:

Remember that God... more...

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RE: Understand your "right" from your "left" and these things will make more sense.

by Brittany - 6/07/14 1:41 PM
Hey Chris, did you ever post that information? Im not sure if I can find it. Also I have some questions to ask. I think you can help.
Brittany

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