Beast/King/666 - The Mark of the Beast
- The number 666 is the number of a man (Rev.13:18). He is seen in the book of Revelation as the beast of Revelation 13:1. He is also seen in the book of Daniel as the fourth beast (Dan.7:7). He will be a king (Dan.7:17).
He will not appear upon the world scene until after the bottomless pit has been opened, at the fifth trumpet (Rev.9:1-2), first woe (Rev.9:12), point in time.
At Revelation 13:1 we are witnessing the fourth beast of Daniel chapter 7 rising up out of the sea (Dan.7:3), out of the earth (Dan.7:17), out of the bottomless pit, as does the beast/king of Revelation 13:11, Revelation 11:7.
The Mark of the Beast
The beast of Revelation 13:11, who is a king (Dan.7:24), is seen as ANOTHER beast coming up OUT OF THE EARTH (Dan.7:17, Rev.11:7). He will exercise ALL of the satanic power of the first beast before him (Rev.13:1-2) and will cause all, encompassing the entire world, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark (Rev.13:17 below)
This enforcement, that all accept the mark, is the abomination that makes desolate (Dan.11:31). The abomination will be enacted 1290 days (Dan.12:11) prior to the sounding of the Seventh, and final, Trumpet (1Thess.4:16-17), the ascension. Thirty days after the law is enacted, 1260 days prior to the ascension, the law will be enforced.
Gentiles (1 Cor.10:32, 1 Thess.4:5, Eph.2:12) will accept the mark. They will endure the plagues (Rev.16:2 below). They will receive their reward (Rev.14:11 below).
The church of God (1 Cor.10:32) who are blessed to come to the 1335 days (Dan.12:12, Rev.14:12-13) prior to the ascension will not accept the mark. They are those who are seen standing on the sea of glass in heaven (Rev.15:2 below) just prior to the seven last plagues being poured out upon the earth (Rev.15:1, Rev.16:1). The church of God throughout all ages will live and reign with Christ throughout the Millenium (Rev.20:4 below).
Rev.13:17 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.14:11 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.
Rev.16:2 And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had THE MARK of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image.
Rev.19:20 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. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
Rev.15:2 And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God.
Rev.20:4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
Insight from The Book of Revelation Explained by Patricia H. Burns