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The Mark of the Beast – What Your Church May Not Be Telling You


Revelation 13:16-17, “He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.”

A literal and physical mark, or something else?The most popular view today regarding the Mark of the Beast in Revelation 13 is that it is a literal mark physically placed in the forehead or right hand of those who worship Antichrist. Many teachers of Biblical eschatology will even refer to modern 21st century technology and point to some type of tattoo or implantable microchip under the skin when attempting to explain the mark.  But why?  What is in the text that leads many to believe that this mark must be physical when, after all, virtually every one of us would agree that while the book of Revelation speaks about the dragon, the Beast, the “Whore of Babylon” or the mark of Christ upon the elect etc. that these descriptions are not referring to a literal dragon, a literal animal, a literal prostitute or a literal seal of Christ? This is obviously figurative language pointing to something completely different.  On the other hand, so to speak, is there anything from Scripture to indicate for us that this mark need not be a physical mark at all, but could instead be something else entirely?

After careful consideration, I believe that the Mark of the Beast is very likely a spiritual mark just as the mark of Christ upon the elect is spiritual.  Since many will resist the suggestion that a figurative Beast will also have a figurative mark, despite the fact that there is nothing in the text stating that the Mark of the Beast must be physical, it is important to rightly divide the Word of God and study, from the whole of Scripture, the significance of the hand and head and how it often relates to man’s condition in the Biblical text.

Arguments Against a Figurative or Spiritual Mark

First, however, let’s begin with arguments that are often issued against a figurative or spiritual mark.  Some will contend that if John literally saw a mark in the forehead and hand of those who worshiped the Beast then it must therefore have been literal and physical. This, however, is a poor argument considering that John “saw” the seal of God upon the foreheads of the elect as well, yet everyone agrees this seal is spiritual in nature. Since we know that the seal of God is not literal, “seeing” the mark in the forehead of those who worshiped the Beast likewise does not mean that it must be a physical, literal mark.

Others may argue that because John used the word “charagma” (G5480) for “mark” which means “a stamp, an imprinted mark” that it must refer to a literal mark because it is physical by definition, but this — again — is another example of poor argumentation because John employs many other words throughout Revelation that refer to something physical by definition yet uses them figuratively as symbols of something else entirely. For example:

Revelation 13:17 – the beast – “therion” G2342 – an animal, a wild beast
Revelation 12:3 – Dragon – “drakon” G1404 – a dragon, a great serpent
Revelation 12:3 – horns – “keras” G2768 – a horn; of animals
Revelation 12:3 – crowns – “diadema” G1238 – a diadem; a kingly ornament, crown
Revelation 14:4 – Lamb – “arnion” G721 – a little lamb, a lamb

Art used by Pat Marvenko Smith, copyright 1992.

Art used by Pat Marvenko Smith, copyright 1992.

According to the “charagma = physical mark” argument, the Beast should be literal. The dragon should be literal. The ten horns on the head of the dragon, the crowns, the lamb, etc. etc etc. should all be literal because the words that John used refer to things that are physical by definition.  We would all agree, however, that these are figurative.  It does not stand to reason that the figurative dragon, with the seven figurative heads, ten figurative horns and a figurative crown upon each figurative horn — a figurative dragon who hates the figurative woman and who gives power to the figurative Beast that opposes the figurative lamb (a figurative lamb who figuratively marks those who follow the figurative lamb with a figurative seal) — puts a literal, physical mark upon those who worship the figurative Beast. The song “One Of These Things (Is Not Like The Other)” comes to mind, doesn’t it? It makes much more sense that the word “mark (charagma)” is used figuratively by John, just as “lamb (arnion)” and “crowns (diadema)” and “horns (keras)” and many others all refer to something physical and tangible that we can identify with. All are symbolic or spiritual, not literal and physical.

The Significance of the Head and Hand, and Being ‘Marked’ in Scripture

As for the significance of being ‘marked’ in the head or hand, let’s review a few portions of Scripture that refer to the head and hand and what these terms mean in those specific contexts.

Exodus 13:9 says, “And it shall serve AS A SIGN to you on your hand, and AS A REMINDER to you on your forehead, that the law of the LORD may be in your mouth; for with a powerful hand the LORD brought you out of Egypt.”

The Lord said that His words are to be as a sign on our hand, and as frontals on our foreheads. The word “as” is “used to express similarity or equality in a specified characteristic, condition, etc., as between one person or thing and another.” It means “like” or “similar to.”

Sign: H226 Strong’s Bible Dictionary “ôth” – Probably from H225 (in the sense of appearing); a signal, as a flag, beacon, monument, omen, prodigy, evidence, etc.: – mark, miracle, (en-) sign, token.

Deuteronomy 6:5-8, “You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up. You shall bind them AS A SIGN ON YOUR HAND and they shall be AS FRONTALS ON YOUR FOREHEAD.”

Deuteronomy 11:18, “Therefore you shall lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul, and bind them AS A SIGN ON YOUR HAND, and they shall be AS FRONTLETS BETWEEN YOUR EYES.”

James 4:8, “Come near to God and he will come near to you. WASH YOUR HANDS, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you DOUBLE-MINDED.”

Psalms 119:48, “My HANDS ALSO I WILL LIFT UP to Your commandments, Which I love, And I will MEDIATE ON YOUR STATUTES.”

Instead of interpreting Scripture to conform to our understanding, we must allow our understanding to conform to Scripture. When Scripture is permitted to interpret itself we’ll then begin to see why the Mark of the Beast need not be literal at all, but is instead simply an identifying mark upon the head or forehead to represent the mind, what you believe, your faith, how you think, and in the right hand to represent actions, works, what you do. There is nothing in the text necessitating a physical and visible mark upon the forehead or right hand as in a microchip or tattoo or anything else that a people or government can physically place therein or upon. It just doesn’t exist.

The Mark of the Beast – A Closer Look

Aside from those who worship the Beast, the only other figure in the book of Revelation directly related to the Beast and described as having a mark or name upon their forehead is one who many Bible scholars and prophecy teachers refer to as the “Whore of Babylon.”  This “woman” is described as being carried by the Beast (17:7), and all agree she is figurative and identified by the name upon her forehead. This alone should beg the question: If the name marked upon the forehead of this “woman” is figurative to designate identity, would this not then infer that the Mark of the Beast is itself also a figurative mark to designate identity, especially considering the fact that the mark of God upon the foreheads of the elect is itself also figurative to designate identity (Rev 7:3, Rev 9:4, Rev 14:1, Rev 22:3-4)?  Common sense would dictate that, yes, it would.

In Scripture, the seal of God upon the forehead of the elect refers to those who keep the commandments of God and who do not worship the Beast.  Conversely, those who have the Mark of the Beast would therefore be identified with those who worship the Beast and do not worship God. This would be the direct antithesis to the mark of Christ and symbolic of worship, of allegiance, of identity to permit all readers of Revelation to know to whom the individual or group belongs to and to whom their allegiance lies.  And for those with the Mark of the Beast, it is not with YHWH the God of Israel. Just as those who worship Christ receive the mark of Christ and are “sealed for the day of redemption” (Eph. 4:30), those who worship the Beast receive the Mark of the Beast and will “drink of the wine of the wrath of God” (Rev. 14:9-10) and suffer the same fate as the “Whore of Babylon”: destruction.

The Beast Carries the “Whore of Babylon” – Who Is She?

In chapter 5 of the book of Zechariah we read about a vision that Zechariah was given of a flying scroll and a “wicked woman”.  An angel tells Zechariah that “This is the curse that is going out over the whole land” at the appointed time (5:3,11). The Prophet Zechariah then writes that “the angel who was speaking to me came forward and said to me, ‘Look up and see what this is that is appearing.’ I asked, ‘What is it?’ He replied, ‘It is a measuring basket.’ And he added, ‘This is the iniquity of the people throughout the land.’ Then the cover of lead was raised, and there in the basket sat a woman” (Zech 5:5-7).  Zechariah continues, “He said, ‘This is wickedness,’ and he pushed her back into the basket and pushed the lead cover down over its mouth. Then I looked up–and there before me were two women, with the wind in their wings! They had wings like those of a stork, and they lifted up the basket between heaven and earth. ‘Where are they taking the basket?’ I asked the angel who was speaking to me. He replied, ‘To the country of Babylonia to build a house for it. When it is ready, the basket will be set there in its place.’” (Zech 5:8-11).

babylon-empire-map2Of particular interest here is the fact that this “curse” is described as a “woman” who would be set up in “Babylon” (Shin’ar). The Babylonian Empire encompassed areas of Saudi Arabia (the birthplace and spiritual homestead of Islam) to the south, to parts of Asia Minor (Turkey) in the north, and from Egypt in the west to Persia (Iran) in the east. This area is today the regional epicenter of Islam. Additionally, one intriguing aspect to the “curse” that goes out over the whole land is that the word for “curse”, and even how it is pronounced, is the Hebrew word “alah”. The Prophet Isaiah, in describing the condition of the earth at the time leading up to the Second Coming of Messiah, says that “the curse [alah] has devoured the earth, And those who dwell in it are desolate” (Isa 24:6).  To dwell in the earth does not in and of itself make one “desolate”. But the same cannot be said for those who dwell in the “curse.”

There should be little doubt that the “woman” of Zechariah 5 that would have a house built for it in Babylon directly represents the “Whore of Babylon” referred to earlier. Over 600 years after Zechariah’s vision of the end times, John in Revelation 17 is given a vision of the future and of “the great harlot who sits on many waters … And on her forehead a name [was] written: MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH” (17:1,5).  Given the fact that the “Whore of Babylon” directly represents the curse (alah), is being carried by the Beast, and is herself marked with a name upon her forehead, does it not stand to reason that the Mark of the Beast would therefore be associated with, or directly related to, the “woman” and “curse” (alah) prophesied by Zechariah and John?

Narrowing It Down and Zooming In

Moreover, let’s also consider the following. The Church of God — the assembly of His people — is called the “Ekklesia” in Scripture and in terms of location is identified with Jerusalem, Israel. This is the epicenter of the Judeo-Christian faith. If the “Bride” of the Lamb is identified as a city called “Jerusalem” (Rev. 21:9-10, “Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb’s wife… and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God”) then does it not stand to reason that the “Whore of Babylon” would also be associated with a city of its own? From the preponderance of the evidence that we are given throughout Scripture, the “whore” identified by John in Revelation is associated with the epicenter of Islam itself. And what would that be? The city of Mecca. Whereas the Judeo-Christian faith came out of Jerusalem, Islam came out of Mecca, the birthplace of “Allah’s religion” and the spiritual city of the “Ummah”.  She is the “whore of Babylon”. “Babylon” is the Islamic kingdom. The Islamic kingdom is the Beast. (And for what it’s worth, Mecca is known as a “city of seven hills” in the Muslim world).

Babylon: Spiritual Confusion and the Quagmire of Islam

The name Babylon written upon the forehead of this “woman” comes from the Hebrew word Babel, which means “confusion (by mixing)”. Since the region of ancient Babylon is today the epicenter of Islam and its god “Allah”, it is befitting to note a brief history of the founder and ‘prophet’ of Islam, Mohammed, and his self-proclaimed holy book, the Qur’an.

In an effort to entice Jewish and Christian converts to Islam, Islam’s ‘prophet’ incorporated a twisted mix of Jewish and Christian teachings with the existing Babylonian religion of Arabia early in his campaign to gain adherents to his “new” monotheistic Arab religion (formerly polytheistic), even going so far as to claim that “Allah” was the same god that Jews and Christians worshiped [1].  But Jews and Christians would not be deceived and, already familiar with the polytheistic religion of the Romans and their Greek gods, understood full well that just as abolishing all other Greek gods except Zeus would not suddenly make Zeus the God of Israel, neither would abolishing all Babylonian gods except for the moon god “Allah” suddenly make Mohammed’s god the God of Jews and Christians. This complete rejection of Mohammed and his teachings infuriated the ‘prophet’ of “Allah”, resulting in subsequent “revelations” for the Qur’an for the next 20 or so years that grew increasingly hateful and violent against Jews, Christians and all non-Muslims in general. This twisted mixing of Judeo-Christian teachings, Babylonian paganism and vengeful anti-Semitic and anti-Christian hatred is what permeates every crevice of Islam, even today.


Islam – Belief, Behavior, Bureaucracy, and Business

According to Islam, anyone who believes that Jesus was God in the flesh who died on the cross for the sins of mankind, a foundational tenet upon which Christianity is built, is accused of committing the worst of all possible sins called “shirk”. In Islam, this is an unpardonable sin that “Allah” will never forgive. In Christianity it is the key to everlasting life. But although Islam includes religious teachings as a vital, integral part of its core — Muslims must pray five times a day, and the only way for any Muslim to guarantee Paradise after death is to wage Jihad and be killed for the cause of “Allah” — it is not just simply a religious ideology that seeks to assert itself in place of Christ and all other religions. It is also a works-based system that completely encompasses legal, political, economic and even military components as well that seek to replace all other non-Islamic religions, values, laws, governments and economies until only Islam reigns supreme throughout the world [3]. Not only does Islam force its adherents to submit to “Allah” and his ‘prophet’ and demand that you reject any belief that Jesus is the Son of God and all other non-Islamic teachings, it also teaches that “Allah” weighs the good deeds and bad deeds of Muslims on a scale to determine who makes it into Paradise, and who does not.

In contrast, notice how we as Christians only receive a mark on our foreheads when we are sealed by God. Why not in our right hand as well? Unlike Islam, which is based upon works, Christians are saved by grace through faith, by being born again, by believing in the true Jesus of Biblical Scripture who died upon the cross, by being transformed by the renewal of our mind. We are not saved by works, lest any one should boast (Eph 2:9).

No One Can Buy or Sell Unless They Have the ‘Mark’

The biggest question that many will have regarding a symbolic mark is, “If the Mark of the Beast is only symbolic, how can those who do not have a literal mark not buy or sell?” This is often used as well by some as an argument against a figurative mark, arguing that any such mark must be visible and/or physical if it is required in order to buy or sell.  However, the answer to this question is much simpler than many may think.

When it comes to the conditions that exist in many Islamic nations for Christians, Dr. Labib Mikhail, a former professor of homiletics from the Faith Mission Bible College in Cairo, Egypt, states that one reason why people are forced to embrace Islam is because of the poverty they will assuredly find themselves in if they do not. “If you don’t embrace Islam you may not find a job; you may not find an apartment, and you’ll be in financial trouble” [4].  Non-Muslims, particularly Christians and Jews, living in Muslim-dominated countries are finding themselves subjected to an ever increasing wave of discrimination, oppression and persecution at the hands of the Ummah (Islamic Community).  Even today a Christian in a Muslim country is often treated as a second-class citizen or worse, unable to serve in the military or police, many cannot work or own a business, or even find a place to live. They cannot own a weapon to defend themselves, nor can they testify against a Muslim in court, etc. etc. etc. [5].  And this type of treatment is getting worse, not better. (Update: Read here to find out just how much worse this has become in 2011 alone).

According to NIFCON (Network for Inter Faith Concerns) in Iraq, for example, minorities have faced a tremendous crisis due to their religious identity and are increasingly becoming targets of unprecedented terror. Canon Andrew White, vicar of St. George’s Anglican Church in Bagdad and head of the Foundation for Reconciliation and Reconstruction in the Middle East, testified as a witness in 2007 at a hearing that Christians, in particular, “are being disproportionately targeted” and many Christians are being threatened either to convert to Islam or face execution [6].  In fact, in April 2011, “an Iraqi Muslim scholar issued a fatwa that, among other barbarities, asserts that ‘it is permissible to spill the blood of Iraqi Christians.’ … Among other atrocities, beheading and crucifying Christians are not irregular occurrences; messages saying ‘you Christian dogs, leave or die,’ are typical. Islamists see the church as an ‘obscene nest of pagans’ and threaten to ‘exterminate Iraqi Christians.'” [7].

Think about this very carefully. According to the Greek text of Revelation 13:17-18 it isn’t just someone who hasn’t received the “Mark of the Beast” on the right hand or forehead that cannot buy or sell. In order to buy or sell they must have the Mark of the Beast *or* the name of the Beast *or* the number of its name. In other words, those able to buy or sell are counted among the number of they who submit to the authority of the Beast empire or kingdom, not because they have been physically marked in the right hand or forehead for all to see, but because they are considered one of them ideologically or culturally or religiously in speech and practise. Consider these recent new stories, for instance:

And these are simply some of the incidents that we know about.

On one hand, while many are coming face to face with the threat of death for not converting to Islam, other Christians elsewhere are threatened to convert in other ways that, for some, make life extremely difficult.  In many Islamic nations, for instance, everyone must be given an ID card and this ID card specifies what religion you are, such as “M” for Muslim or “C” for Christian or “J” for Jew.  For example, “Christian converts and members of minority religions suffer daily discrimination in Egypt, which restricts their access to work, education, travel and healthcare… Every Egyptian over 16 years old must have an ID card which mentions religious belief”. In fact, “an ID card is required for the most basic needs in Egypt — to open a bank account, get a driver’s licence, obtain a pension cheque, enrol at school, get a job, and even for childhood immunisations…” Some Muslims will convert to another faith other than Christianity, but “Muslims who convert to Christianity account for many more and their treatment is often harsher as they are considered to be apostates, which some Muslims see as punishable by death” [8].  And now, since the fall of Hosni Mubarak and the rise of the ‘Egyptian Revolution,’ the situation has worsened dramatically for Jews and Christians.  This is where Islamic supremacy veiled in a cloak of ‘democracy’ will take you in a country where Islam is the overwhelming, dominant religion.  It’s like Sunni and Shia.  It’s like iron and clay.  Democracy and Islamism will never fully mix.

These sort of conditions exist for Jews and Christians all throughout North Africa, the Middle East and elsewhere where Islam dominates or seeks domination, from the Ivory Coast to Nigeria, Sudan, Ethiopia, TunisiaGaza, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Pakistan, Iran, Malaysia, Indonesia, The Maldives, Bangladesh and others.

When we begin to understand the dire social and economic conditions that Christians are increasingly facing in Islamic nations we then begin to understand that they who will not be able to buy or sell, or are targeted for execution, are those Christians that refuse to submit to Islam both in mind (forehead) and in deed (right hand) yet are forced to remain in Islamic nations during the rise of the Beast. How can a non-Muslim “infidel” — who is often threatened with death — buy or sell if they are not permitted to work and earn money, if they are not granted permits to open a business, if the superior Muslim will refuse to sell to the inferior “dhimmi”?  As bad as this situation is now, it is only going to get worse.

Chi-Xi-Stigma — In The Name of Allah?

Revelation 13:18, “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.”

Someone asked me once if I believed Walid Shoebat’s theory regarding Revelation 13:18 and “666”. Shoebat says that when he first saw the Greek symbols that are often translated as “666” he immediately recognized that the Greek text closely resembled the Arabic text for “Bismillah”, which translates to “In The Name Of Allah.” His theory is interesting and is something to consider.  At the very least, it is prudent to have an open mind to this position, especially given the likelihood that the Mark of the Beast is, in some way, directly related to Islam.   Mr. Shoebat and Chuck Missler speak about this possible aspect of chi-xi-stigma here in the following two videos, respectively:

Sunan Ibn Majah 2763, “The Messenger of Allah [Mohammed] said: ‘Whoever meets Allah with no mark on him (as a result of fighting) in His cause, he will meet Him with deficiency.”

Although I believe that the Mark of the Beast is primarily a spiritual designator, much like the mark of Christ that is upon the foreheads of the elect, that is not to say, however, that there cannot or will not at times also be a physical indicator that could identify the spiritual designation.  In addition to the “battle marks” received while waging Jihad or the “zebibah” (prayer mark) on the foreheads of many devout Muslims, Jihadists typically wear the “Bismallah” on the forehead and on the right arm, which itself is significant because the Greek word translated as “right hand” is dexios which not only means the right hand, but also the right side (the right hand side). In fact, even the Hebrew word “yad” means both hand and arm [7].

Exegetically and hermeneutically, the “number” (arithmos) of the beast does not necessitate the use of mathematics or gammatria to “reckon” (understand) what it is, something that many prophecy teachers often fall into. The word “arithmos” is used a total of 18 times in the NT, and aside from Rev 5:11 when John refers to the number of living beings he witnesses around the throne of God, every other time “arithmos” is used it is always referring to a group of people. This is significant because it therefore means that the Greek text is better understood as “the multitude of the beast: for it is the multitude of a man.” But what multitude of people would that be and what man are they all following? There is nothing in the text telling us that the man referred to here must be someone alive at that specific time or an end-of-days Antichrist. So what and who is John the Revelator referring to? Significantly, as noted above, “chi-xi-stigma” (often translated as “666”) closely resembles the Arabic Bismallah, which translates to “In The Name Of Allah”. In order to convert to “Allah’s” religion, however, one must recite the Islamic statement of faith, called the Shahada, by declaring that “There is no god but Allah, and MOHAMMED is his messenger.” Without Christ, there can be no Christianity. Likewise, without Mohammed, there can be no Islam.

Think about it.

One of the reasons why Muslims hate Christianity is because Christianity associates Jesus with God, making Jesus a co-equal partner with the Almighty. According to Islam, this is called “shirk” and is an unpardonable sin that “Allah” will never forgive. The truth of the matter, however, is that Islam itself also associates the “prophet” Mohammed — whom Muslims claim to be the most “perfect man” to ever walk the face of the earth — with “Allah” himself. On one hand, Islam teaches that “Allah” has no partners, but then contradicts itself by teaching that someone cannot become a Muslim unless they acknowledge that “There is no God but Allah and Mohammed is his messenger” per the Shahada. Unless one acknowledges Mohammed they cannot become a Muslim. In Islam, a Muslim’s “salvation” is therefore entirely determined by their obedience and devotion to Mohammed, effectively elevating the “prophet” of Islam to the same co-equal status of Islam’s own deity. To acknowledge “Allah” is not enough. You MUST acknowledge the “perfect man” Mohammed as well, and failure to do so means that they cannot be counted as part of the Ummah of Islam (Islamic community or nation).

The multitude of the Beast, which is the multitude of a man, are those who receive the “Mark of the Beast” upon their “foreheads” and are destined for destruction. This is the direct antithesis to the “great multitude” of Rev 7 and 14, which is the multitude of the Lamb that receives the seal of God upon their “foreheads” (Rev 7:3, 14:1) and are destined for redemption (cf Eph 4:30). One multitude is lost and separated from Christ forever (Rev 14:11), the other is saved and received unto Christ (Rev 7:15-17, 19:6-9, 22:2-5) to be with Him always. In light of what we have just learned, it therefore stands to reason that “the multitude of a man” is not referring to an eschatonic Antichrist, but rather to Mohammed — the founder and “prophet” of Islam — and those who follow him whose teachings even today continues to force all those under Islamic rule to worship “Allah” who should otherwise be killed if they refuse.

Revelation 13:15, “The second beast was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that the image could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed.”

Knowing that the mark of Christ includes a name upon the seal, it therefore makes sense that the Mark of the Beast could also have a name upon its seal as well. If it is plausible that what John saw was Arabic for “In The Name of Allah” for those who worship the Beast — the antithesis of those who worship God and are sealed with the name of Christ written on their foreheads — then in stark contrast those who worship the Beast and follow the religion of Mohammed could have the name of “Allah” upon theirs, and there would be no doubt about who belongs to who. Interestingly enough, the Qur’an itself at times emphasizes the significance of a Muslim’s forehead being marked during the worship of “Allah” — a mark that is required in order to be saved from hellfire per the Hadith — and how their works will be judged by what is in their right hand on the Day of Judgment:

Qur’an Sura 48:29, “Muhammad is the messenger of Allah. And those with him are hard against the disbelievers … The mark of them is on their foreheads from the traces of prostration …”

Qur’an Sura 18:49, “And the Book (one’s Record) will be placed (in the right hand for a believer in the Oneness of Allah, and in the left hand for a disbeliever in the Oneness of Allah) …”

Qur’an Sura 69:19, “Then, as for him who is given his record in his right hand, he will say: Take, read my book!”

Qur’an Sura 57:12, “On that day [of judgement] you will see the faithful men and the faithful women [Muslims] — their light running before them and on their right hand …”

Needless to say, anyone standing before God with a “mark” on their foreheads other than the seal of Christ will face eternal damnation when the books recording what they had done are opened:

Revelation 20:12, 15, “And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books … Anyone whose name was not found written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire.”

Revelation 14:11, “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.”

To Whom Do You Belong?

Revelation 22:3-4, “And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him: And they shall see his face; and his name [shall be] in their foreheads.” (See also Rev 14:1).

The Ekklesia is “Jerusalem” — the Bride of Christ — and is identified with the kingdom of God. The Ummah is “Mecca” — the “Whore of Babylon” — and is identified with the kingdom of the Beast. It is no secret that al-Qaeda and all like-minded Sunni and Shia terror organizations despise the “apostate” kingdom of Saud, not to mention Iran — a state-sponsor of terror — that is well on its way to obtaining nuclear weapons. These are they who “hate the harlot and will make her desolate and naked, and will eat her flesh and will burn her up with fire” (Rev 17:16). The “Whore of Babylon” has spread radical Islamic ideology throughout the earth and the Beast that she has ridden throughout the centuries will soon turn on her to devour the hand that fed it.

New insights into Scripture and a review of developments being witnessed on a near daily basis in the Muslim world has lead a growing number of Christians to now recognize that Islam is the religious system of the Last Day’s Antichrist [be it a man or a system] and ideology of the Beast. It is the Adversary’s aim to corrupt and destroy anything that God has created, and this “curse” [alah] is his weapon of mass destruction.  There should be no doubt today that we are in the last of the Last Days and as we can see every day in the media, the Judeo-Christian West is being bombarded by the steadily encroaching tentacles of Sharia influence as Islamists take advantage of the West’s accommodating naivete and political correctness by using and abusing the very same democratic freedoms they seek to destroy.  While seeking the destruction of the West from within, it is getting increasingly dire for Jews and Christians in the Islamic world. The Beast of this Islamic Empire is coalescing. It is gaining in strength militarily. The Islamist ideology espoused by Al Qaeda and its ilk has metastasized since 9/11 throughout the Muslim world and is seeking to force as many non-Muslims as possible into Islamic submission.  Within this kingdom, laws are being enforced or implemented in accordance to Sharia Law to produce your ID card and/or prove you are Muslim in order to buy or sell. If anyone wants to have any semblance of a life they will be forced to convert to Islam if they have not already done so. It may even get to the point where one will be unable to obtain an ID card if they are not Muslim. Want a job? Prove you’re a Muslim. Want a bank account? Prove you’re a Muslim. Want a credit card? A business? A place to live? Prove that you are a Muslim. As radicalization continues to take hold it will also get to the point where either you convert, or you are killed.  Indeed, many areas are already at this point today.

Revised 2/10/2015
  1. david P
    11/18/2013 at 8:11 AM

    666 is the carbon atom, 6 ptotons, 6 neutrons, 6 electrons! We all have the mark of the beast by destroying the earth with burning fuel, contributing to the global warming! It should of never happened! If we had of used cannabis as a fuel , because it has a closed carbon cycle! We could use it as energy, and actually make arid ground healthy, reduce the green house effect and bring back food and medicine to our world! making the cost of living of energy, food and medicine cheap and enviromentally friendly! It was part of the anointing oil of exodus -“kanabosm” was mis-translated as callamus! it has great healing protential. It kept the priests safe from the disease from the blood of animals! every meat worker knows the risk of diseases of animals! the anointing oil of james is the old testament anointing oil, not olive oil! why do people put their trust in teachings handed down in the church, when they don’t know where they came from, or the person whom introduced this teaching! this is threatening for big oil and big pharma, the rich are the true rulers of the world and influence governments and doctors! the rich food giants even mess with our food with chemicals, making chemical concoctions to make us hungary and eat more! the drug companies give us disease so as to make more money! the yoke shall be broken because of the anointing oil! and god will raise the “plant of renown” so their will be no more hunger in the land, and we will not bear the name of the heathen! I beleive the two witnesses of zechariah and revelation whom are the two olive trees that provide anointing oil to the seven churches of asia, will expose the true evil empire that controls this world! the world has hidden our the true past of our fathers! and is trying to destroy this “plant of renown” that threatens their pockets which is the root of their power! do your reseach christians everywhere- I urge you in the name of Jesus Christ!
    here is a site for history sake


    • dapreach1
      11/18/2013 at 12:53 PM

      I is a true saying that, “Some people are like cement–all mixed up and set hard as a rock.”


  2. Ilyas
    12/16/2013 at 6:27 AM

    Previous scripture of GOD corrupted stil you are believe in it. How blind you are.how can you be on stright path or right path.your book already corrupted.last and final book quran form GOD claim. This book never will be going to corrupte and it never will be .Also claim previous GOD book had corrruption in side.


  3. Christian
    01/26/2014 at 2:18 PM

    The mark is physical. It allows you to buy and sell – clearly stated in revelation 13. One man has the mark in his name. This man is a dragon with the voice of a lamb, so he deceives many. The way to work it out is to take three names, give each letter it’s number in the alphabet eg A=1 B=2 and so on, add them up and divide them by three resulting in 666. He will reign as king for three years, then be destroyed according to the revelation. During this time of troubles, there will be ‘rumours of war’, wind, storms, an angry sea, earth quakes, meteors, attacks by the beasts of the earth, persecution of the faithful and lots of blasphemy. I believe we are experiencing all of that now.


  4. 04/06/2014 at 12:55 AM

    ISLAM IS THE BEAST of the New Testament Book of Revelation and the BISMILLAH IS ITS MARK.
    THE MARK OF THE BEAST is simply the insignia worn by Hezbollah, Hamas & organized extremist/militant Muslims. Walid Shoebat and other learned Biblical scholars have shown this.
    Furthermore, we know “Allah,” worshipped by Muslims, is really Satan, their “Great Shaytan.” Therefore all “true Muslims” are really devil worshippers & demonic followers.
    As stated elsewhere here, the majority of Muslim women and even some actual blessed men, who Islamists say are supposedly bound for hell, will actually be saved in Heaven. That’s right: up is down in the Islamists’ world – and during afterlife.
    The overwhelming majority of Muslim men, exceedingly cruel Satanists by design, are dragged and tossed into hell, where awaiting them is Muhammad, who is cut down the middle repeatedly, and they will watch this from the lake of fire, forever.
    FOR MUSLIM MEN THERE ARE NO 72 YOUNG VIRGINS – male or female – for them, NO PARADISE. QUITE THE OPPOSITE, IN FACT: HELL IS THE TOTAL ABSENCE OF GOD. We know how much Muslim men like unbearded pubescent boys but fear and abhor females: giving mistreatment, trauma and humiliation to all but the most fortunate. In death, Islamist men, who have followed in the sin-filled footsteps and insane ideology of their fevered lunatic pedophile “prophet,” are instead EACH SHARED AND PASSED AMONG 6-DOZEN PEDERAST DEMONS, FOR NON-STOP GANG RAPE, SODOMY AND OTHER PERVERSIONS, BEATINGS, BURNINGS, ACID BATHS, OTHER TORTURE AND ULTRA-VIOLENCE, the same malignant madness and barbarous cruelty to which these “tough guys” perpetrated on innocent living beings on earth, AND EVEN WORSE, FURTHER FIENDISH HORRORS WHICH DEFY DESCRIPTION, including mauling attacks by monstrous black devil dogs and hugely tusked hell hogs, FOR ETERNITY. I shudder to think further of this, but I know 1.6 billion Muslims must – and will – even too late.


  5. 05/27/2014 at 3:48 PM

    IF you search out “flat tattoo mark of the beast” then you will see it. It s literal. If the vision came to you instead of John you too might describe all the siggly lines as 6 three score and 6. It carries all your data, you can project thought through it. THOUGHT! It invades the realm of the soul in the name of cellular connectivity. Perfect for Obamma care. Because nobody will be required to get the mark but things will be made so bad that non christians will flock to get it … for with out nobody will be able to buy or sell… You live holy times.


  6. vooke
    07/13/2014 at 4:52 AM

    The mark of the Beast is Islam and the not buying nor selling has to do with persecution of non-Christians in predominantly Islam countries? This then necessarily means that the Beast and his Mark are NOT UNIVERSAL, just regional or at the very least, it will be global when Islam expands across the whole world.

    Is any of this sensible or even plausible, will Islam be a global religion or is the Beast a localized as opposed to a global phenomena?


  7. ICA
    07/13/2014 at 1:05 PM

    vooke, “The mark of the Beast is Islam and the not buying nor selling has to do with persecution of non-Christians in predominantly Islam countries? This then necessarily means that the Beast and his Mark are NOT UNIVERSAL, just regional or at the very least, it will be global when Islam expands across the whole world.

    Is any of this sensible or even plausible, will Islam be a global religion or is the Beast a localized as opposed to a global phenomena?”

    Hi vooke thank you for reading the article and for your question. The answer, according to Scripture, is that the “Seat of the Beast” is not global/universal in the sense that many often envision it. To understand why, please take a moment to read through the article titled “Antichrist: Leader Of A One-World Government?“. This should explain it all for you.

    You may also like to read the following two articles as well that are complementary to the discussion:

    * The People Of The Prince To Come: A Roman-European Antichrist?

    * Can An Islamic Antichrist Present Himself As God And Receive Worship, Yet Be A Servant Of ‘Allah’?

    There may be other articles that interest you in the Theology and Eschatology articles page as well. Let me know if you have any further questions, God bless!


  8. 07/26/2014 at 12:07 PM

    Finally. God has been talking to me about this for several years now. I am so glad to find someone else out there, who is understanding this and is writing about it. I made a website of the vision God gave me, but didn’t really know what to do with it: http://guardianhousemedia.com/ummah/theholyunitedcaliphate/#/videos/1/
    God revealed to me that coming the world would be dominated by Islam, by a united Caliphate of sorts.

    And now, we have ISIS. Is it the beginning of that vision? I don’t know. Could be. Whether it’s through ISIS or some other formation, it’s coming.

    When you re-read Revelation through this lens, it all makes perfect sense. There is another writer out there, I think his name is…Joel Richardson? He is writing about much of the same things God has been showing me.

    This is such a relief to me, to find someone who is piecing this together, and who is also looking at Revelation. Because I feel we are running out of time. And this is a confirmation to me to go ahead and write the message God is telling me to write…to prepare the Church for what is coming. I have struggled with this for years now because everyone has told me I am crazy. They keep talking about the rise of the Roman Empire, etc. But as one piece after another has fallen into place, I can no longer sit by. So what if I am crazy. It’s better to be obedient to God and risk being crazy–because God will forgive me if I am. But if He’s telling me to do something and I’m resisting, that’s disobedience. Thank you for this confirmation and this site.


  9. Mike
    09/07/2014 at 4:43 PM

    ICA, I’m in the process of writing a verse-by-verse commentary on the Revelation, from an Islamic paradigm. May I quote some of your material from your blog here, and reference the web page?


    • ICA
      09/07/2014 at 10:19 PM

      Feel free to quote anything you like.


  10. Eric Burnett
    09/07/2014 at 9:49 PM

    Realy??? The same region is the birthplace of Christianity as well as Judaism. Islam was never mentioned in the scriptures as the MOTB nor the Antichrist. The Babylonian King Neb… That article is way out. That’s all I can say… Study and pray for discernment.

    What is the number of a man? Are we talking about a man or specific religion?


  11. Willard
    09/09/2014 at 8:53 PM

    Felicity – Great news to see that you have found this site and the truth along with it – Islam is definitely on the rise and the greatest danger that the world will ever see and have to deal with


  12. ICA
    09/29/2014 at 11:37 AM

    timloyal75, “Acts, 2:38 Repent of your sins, be baptised in jesus name and seek his Holy ghost as it is a gift from God and no man can earn it. Without water baptism there is no salvation ….”

    Hi Tim, how did the saints of the Old Testament church receive salvation? How did the thief who was crucified next to Jesus receive salvation? From what I read in Scripture, although water baptism is an outward expression of an inward reality, it is not a prerequisite for salvation.

    If my understanding is incorrect, and your understanding of Acts 2:38 that water baptism is required in order to receive the remission of sins and the gift of the Holy Spirit is correct, then why do we see the opposite in Acts 10:43-48?

    Acts 10:43-48, “‘To Him all the prophets witness that, through His name, whoever believes in Him will receive remission of sins.’ While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell upon all those who were listening to the message. All the circumcised believers who came with Peter were amazed, because the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out on the Gentiles also. For they were hearing them speaking with tongues and exalting God. Then Peter answered, ‘Surely no one can refuse the water for these to be baptized who have received the Holy Spirit just as we did, can he?’ And he ordered them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked him to stay on for a few days.”

    Here we have those who repented (believing in Jesus) and receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit first, before being baptised with water. Why?

    Also, here is a good article for your consideration by Calvary Community Church:

    “Most people immediately think of water when they think of a baptism, and that is a mistake, as can be seen by studying the above list of baptisms. We should be careful not to jump to the conclusion that we are talking about water in Acts 2:38.

    Note carefully that the verse reads, “…and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ.” Could not this verse read, “…and be baptized (washed, cleansed, fully whelmed) every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ.” Isn’t there cleansing power in the name of Jesus Christ? The answer is yes! Note I Corinthians 6:11 where we read, “And such were some of you: but you are washed, but you are sanctified, but you are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.”

    In other words, could we not say, “Repent (change your mind about who Jesus Christ is), and be baptized (washed, fully whelmed) every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost?” I believe we can read the verse this way and that this is the correct interpretation.

    The best way to interpret Scripture is to compare Scripture with Scripture. Can we do this with Acts 2:38? Yes, we can! Note Acts 10:43-48 where we have a passage that matches Acts 2:38. Comparing both passages phrase for phrase, you will conclude both offer salvation by faith only.

    Notice that the result of salvation in both passages is the remission of sin and the gift of the Holy Spirit. The two conditions of salvation are also the same in both passages. First, both Acts 2:38 and Acts 10:43 demand a change of mind about who is Jesus Christ. Acts 10:43 says He is one to whom all the prophets gave witness. What Peter says demonstrates the same truth in Acts chapter 2 by quoting the prophets Joel and David to prove his point. Secondly, Acts 10:43 has “…through His name whosoever believeth in Him” as a condition of salvation. This is equivalent to the condition of Acts 2:38 to “be baptized (washed) in the name of Jesus Christ.” So we find the phrase “Be baptized (washed) in His name,” means the same as “through His name believe in Him.”

    Also, please notice that Acts 2:38 tells us the Holy Spirit is received as the gift of God. If we had to do anything of ourselves to receive the Holy Spirit, it would not be a gift. Remember Ephesians 2:8-9, “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”

    To insist upon a repentance that in any sense includes a change of conduct either toward God or man is to add an element of human effort to faith. This would contradict all clear Scripture on this matter such as Ephesians 2:8-9; Romans 4:5; Galatians 2:16; and others.

    To insist upon water baptism in Acts 2:38 would make the remission of sins and the receiving of the gift of the Holy Spirit dependent upon the human work of water baptism. This would be inconsistent with Acts 10:43-44, where the remission of sin and the gift of the Holy Spirit are received as the result of faith only. The Bible would contradict itself and we would be left confused.”

    Feel free to read the full article here. Blessings!


  13. Kaybo Fisha
    10/09/2014 at 5:34 PM

    Of course it’s not physical!

    Buying, and selling is not a physical action, but a spiritual. I can buy bread, and meat all day at the grocery store with my invisible spiritual money mark inside me. Though they can’t physically see it, yet they know how much spiritual mark I am worth, and thus the insanity, and deception of the modern Christians.




    • ICA
      10/09/2014 at 5:59 PM

      Hi Kaybo Fisha, you evidently didn’t read the article in full. Let me ask you this. Christians are not able to buy or sell today in lands controlled by the Islamic State. Why?


      • Kaybo Fisha
        10/12/2014 at 2:05 AM

        Rand Paul: Assad ‘Protected Christians’ in Syria, Rebels ‘Attacking Christians’

        Christians have from the beginning lived, and thrived in Islamic religious Countries like Iran, and Syria. Many Christians, and Jews live happily in Iran, and Syria.

        The only problem I have seen was when we go to war, and their is resistance, and our Government founded, and created terrorist groups like AL CIA DA, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dqn0bm4E9yw
        and the Syrian Rebels kill Christians, and even cannibalize their organs. Yes I can prove this to you all if you like.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6kBFHQNG2c

        I am sure though that this site is ran, by pro Zionist (antichrist Jews) who believes what the Zionist controlled media tells them.

        If you want to find the enemy of freedom, and of Jesus you might want to start at capital hill. But if you are following this beast system, then i warn you that when they are done deceiving you with their funded, and created terrorist they will com after you next, UNLESS you are on their side which……… well….

        Have a nice day. people are waking up in masses.


        • Kaybo Fisha
          10/12/2014 at 2:17 AM

          Why do I call modern day Jews antichrist? First you need to know that the Jewish people as a whole reject Jesus as the Messiah. (Messiah means Christ)
          To reject Jesus is to reject the Messiah. Jesus is the Messiah.

          THE “JEWISH” SPIRIT OF THE ANTI CHRIST is already at work. St John the apostle tells us what this Jewish spirit of the Anti Christ is:

          — “Every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is the spirit of Antichrist. He is the spirit of Antichrist who denies that Jesus is the Son of God and the Messiah.” — (I John 2:22; 4:3)

          Thus the essence of the Jewish spirit of Antichrist is:

          1. Denial that Jesus Christ is the Eternal Son of God Who became incarnate.

          2. Denial that Jesus Christ is the Jewish Messiah.

          3. Denial of the Holy Trinity of which Jesus Christ is the Only Begotten Son of the Father.

          All Jews since 33 A.D. deny:
          1) The Divinity & Incarnation of Jesus Christ
          2) The Messiahship of Jesus Christ
          3) The Eternal Sonship of Jesus Christ

          Wikipedia has much information about modern Jews, and their rejection of Christ.

          John 14:6

          Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me

          If Christians cared for these Jews they would witness to them, and tell them about Jesus, and that they must repent, or burn in hell forever.

          Love is to save souls, and not to worship the lost souls. The whole world is following, and worshiping the beast system (Kingdom).

          Take care, and God bless.


      • you
        01/13/2016 at 10:09 PM

        Mohammad was a Jew. He was raised by his Jewish Family. Islam is a Jewish creation. So is the sham Christianity of Catholicism and pretty much all of the zionist controlled Protestantism. Jews are the Synagogue of Satan. Islam is just a very blatant distraction to create a foil for the Satanic Jews. Jews plotted to Kill Christ and they are still plotting.


        • 01/15/2016 at 8:10 PM

          Ahem! I guess it would be appropriate to address “you” as “Hey ‘you’…. Ahemmm! Being a descendant of Abraham does not necessarily make one a Jew. Abraham had many wives in his old age. His Jewish descendants were derived exclusively from the descendants of Isaac and Jacob. Neither Ishmael nor any of Abraham’s other descendants were ever considered to be Jewish. You’re right however, that Christianity would not exist without the Jewish connection to Abraham and Isaac–who were, just FYI, called by God to be the forbearers of the coming Messiah. Just off hand, I can’t help wondering where you get the total ignorance to declare that all Jews are satanic. If you hadn’t declared old mohammed to likewise be a “Jew” I’d be quick to say that you’re probably just a muslim troll trying to stir up trouble. In any case, here’s a word to the wise (or in your case, maybe I should say, ‘a word to the ignorant’)–‘TIS BETTER TO REMAIN SILENT AND BE THOUGHT A FOOL THAN TO OPEN ONE’S MOUTH AND REMOVE ALL DOUBT!!!


        • dan
          01/08/2017 at 2:42 AM

          I never wrote this. Someone has hijacked my account. Please delete this.


          • ICA
            01/09/2017 at 2:54 PM

            Hi Dan, which comment should be deleted?


  14. rayne
    10/17/2014 at 7:22 PM



  15. 10/25/2014 at 6:50 PM

    i now know that muslims are the very antichrist the bible is talking about.


  16. 11/21/2014 at 2:32 PM

    A good side book to this might be The End of America by John Price.


  17. 12/08/2014 at 9:28 PM

    I Do Not want to buy of sell even if that means breaking the human laws :-)


  18. Josef Abraham
    12/09/2014 at 11:48 AM

    You are right in your deductions but wrong in your summations, You are right that Islam being the factor of the 7th Empire, that subsists to facilitate the 8th which is the beast, then Islam lies at the core of producing the false messiah, the man, however, for you to truly appreciate whom the false Messiah is, you must know that he represents Esau [he must drink upon the hills of Jerusalem where he is ordained to establish his tabernacle], he is the Assyrian, so he must have a link to Iraq and to Cain, the first Assyrian, who is also the patriarch of the Europa blue bloods, royal houses and monarchies, he also comes with Apollyon i.e. the prince of Grecia, hence the European Union, will facilitate his appearing, he will subsume the Leopard beast [USA], the Bear beast [Russia] and the Lion beast [China], for his power to be complete and he shall come in the position of the fifth Empire [the UN] soon to become a global confederacy of ten nations, to pave way for the manifestation again, of the false messiah of Qabalistic Judaism, and apostate Christianity [the Papacy, which is also the whore who created Islam, and rde the beast of the curse of the end times in order to eradicate the true church of apostolic, the Nazarenes, and Essene’s [Yet we subsist and our Master shall find faith when He comes], and as you noted is destined to be consumed by the beast, hence the Catholic churches have embrace Islam,and ecumenism, further, this ultimate beast shall come with Jewish money [the synagogue of satan i.e. the false Jews who have no gathered together in Palestine in the name of the Red Shield], and has coaxed the Jews and Israelis from all the nations where the LORD scattered them and instructed them to wait until the day of the LORD, when He shall gather them, where as they conglomerate in Jerusalem, where they have been fenced in and trapped,to fulfill the prophecy that they shall gather but not by YǝHWāh Elohiym of Ysrael, or His Mashiach, so that they shall be cut off in Judea [Hence the wise must flee], when they shall be offered to Islam, by the very Masonic leaders who through the indulgence in Rosicrucian Mysteries, worship Baal-im, which is modroch, the moon good of Nimrod, which is alah, the crescent sword of the lord of fallen angels, the first Akkadian, to whom satan has given this world, and who is ordained to be worshiped by the condemned as the god/king of the whole world, hence the drive for the one world order, which is a conflagration of all these factors, designed to bring the transgressions of the Qabalistic and disobedient house of Israel to a full, when they shall establish the temple of their abomination and see for themselves, the abomination of the jealousy in person, the Metatron, the Baal, whom they have ‘whored’ after, and the churches for their own part, shall see Tamuuz for whom they weep for every December, the sol invicticus, and Wiccans and Nicolatians shall surely see Venus, the star in the crescent i.e. the queen of heaven, after the amalgamation of the sun, which is tamuuz [i.e.Christianity in the name Jesus/Isa/Hesus/] and the Crescent Moon [Baal Islaam in the name of Mahommet] who embraces his wife/mother Semiramis, the mother of the lord of dung, the five point star, the abomination of the spirit of Jezebel,in Ishtar who bore a son for her own son, thereby creating the trinity of the occult, and the capstone of occult nuances, which shall by ecumenism, come together to reveal the mark of the beast which is the URI of the UN, represented now in the B’ahai, theosophy, which is derived from Islam in in the Ottoman empire, which is the bearer of the crescent sword, now waiting to be established by the UN, in the name of the URI,as a universal one world religion of the New World Order, by which the beast is to be a man and a government, with a religion in which the occult capstone is established and by which the mark is also a false religion of a deity that is yet unknown, but will be known when all these religions become one, for it is a strange god, never worshiped or known on earth prior to the manifestation of the beast i.e. a deity unknown to his fathers and by the world, however, to protect the interest of Judaism, with the blind quest to be a superior race, and the Jewish bankers, who are the embodiment of the mamon, which is the spirit of the evil and the UN, where the clay and iron are being mixed, there must be an element of technology and a physical component to the submission of the multitudes, hence the great tribulation, will require a means of population control as portended in the prophecy.
    However, let grace of Mashiach lead all to the truth of salvation, the day of the Lord and of His appearing, which is what we prepare for, because the false Messiah and his mark, Islam and apostate Christianity, can not separate us from the love of Yehoshuah Mashiah, the Day spring of Shiloh, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, to who we owe alliance, and whose true name we call, whose law we obey, and whom we follow even to our death, because we have the power of the resurrection and we have the hope of the glorification, hence we focus on perfection of our High calling, knowing that the false messiah shall be consumed by the brightness of Shiloh at His coming, whose coming we prepare for, with little regard to these things, the harbinger of the end of days.


    • 12/09/2014 at 5:32 PM

      Hi Josef:

      Did you intend for that to be a useable link at the end of your comment? It wasn’t, but I would be very interested in reading more if you do have a viable link. There’s a lot to digest in what you have written, and much history to touch on, and I intend to keep reading as much as I can. I am likewise convinced that Mama church and the Pope of Rome have much to do with the kingdom of antichrist.


  19. justin
    12/09/2014 at 12:32 PM

    i believe the same god will mark us it will be the mind set on believing in Satan and his gospel.and in rev.20:4 it says marked upon their foreheads or in their HANDS witch would be the works of their hands under the belief of Islam their law is to murder the unbelievers the saints of god! mind set and the works of your hands…


  20. jim smith
    12/16/2014 at 6:11 PM

    the id card hes talking about, to discount a physical mark, is 1; physical or 2; spiritual?


  21. Arfan
    01/24/2015 at 12:05 PM

    All what are given in these pages are just concoctions of lies.


  22. ICA
    01/24/2015 at 1:13 PM

    Arfan, “All what are given in these pages are just concoctions of lies.”

    Hi Arfan, you have made a claim. Now please elaborate.

    Arfan, “If you don’t know nothing about Islam ,why you make these lies. Where is image in Mecca to which muslims bow?”

    I know more about Islam than many self-identifying Muslims. All those who worship the man Mohammed also bow down to the Kaaba idol in Mecca.


  23. ICA
    02/10/2015 at 4:44 PM

    Article updated to point out the significance of the forehead and right hand according to Islamic teaching:

    Interestingly enough, the Qur’an itself at times emphasizes the significance of a Muslim’s forehead being marked during the worship of “Allah” — a mark that is required in order to be saved from hellfire per the Hadith — and how their works will be judged by what is in their right hand on the Day of Judgment:

    Qur’an Sura 48:29, “Muhammad is the messenger of Allah. And those with him are hard against the disbelievers … The mark of them is on their foreheads from the traces of prostration …”

    Qur’an Sura 18:49, “And the Book (one’s Record) will be placed (in the right hand for a believer in the Oneness of Allah, and in the left hand for a disbeliever in the Oneness of Allah) …”

    Qur’an Sura 69:19, “Then, as for him who is given his record in his right hand, he will say: Take, read my book!”

    Qur’an Sura 57:12, “On that day [of judgement] you will see the faithful men and the faithful women [Muslims] — their light running before them and on their right hand …”

    Needless to say, anyone standing before God with a “mark” on their foreheads other than the seal of Christ will face eternal damnation when the books recording what they had done are opened:

    Revelation 20:12, 15, “And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books … Anyone whose name was not found written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire.

    Revelation 14:11, “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.”


  24. Anonymous
    03/03/2015 at 1:32 PM

    the mesiah is coming stay awake


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  26. cha
    05/27/2015 at 8:21 AM

    I think the mark on the forehead is the one described in Qur’an Sura 48:29, “Muhammad is the messenger of Allah. And those with him are hard against the disbelievers … The mark of them is on their foreheads from the traces of prostration …”
    All committed muslims have a mark on the forehead because of prayers as they hit the ground . Revelation 13 vs 13 to 17. The beast will tell the people to make an image (kabba mecca) in honour of the first beast. The image will be given power and true the kabba has power and every mislim world wide must face mecca when praying. Because they have to hit the head on the ground repeatedly they develop a mark on the forehead. Muslims identify themselves by this mark and non believers are easily noticed. Al shabab used this same mark to isolate muslims from non muslims. Same is happening in middle east


  27. ronsmurray
    06/02/2015 at 3:51 PM

    Whatever the mark of the beast might be, the important thing is that we are saved, and that we are faithful to God.

    The Truth About Salvation:

    The Mighty God In Christ – Raymond Woodward:

    “The Name of Jesus” – Bro. Lee Stoneking


  28. Anonymous
    06/26/2015 at 7:06 AM

    The “whore” of Babylon, not Babylon itself. “Union” is joining in a covenant. U.S. is a “union”. Military salute the flag from the forehead, for allegiance to the”union”. Civilians place their hand/Palm over their heart, symbolizing allegiance to the “union” when given in marriage it represents a”union”. America, the”land of many tongues, many tribes, many races, people scrambling around, paying allegiance to the union..themselves and a land of”the lady liberty” who holds un balanced scales of in justice. Kicking Good out of everything , ten commandments, liberty to do what one desired without conscience. Warring with nations who won’t live as we do…in deep dark filthy sin. THIS is the “whore of Babylon” who did upon many waters.who Good gives up and is destroyed in their own wickedness. ALLAH IN HEBREW MEANS GOD…LOOK IT UP.


  29. ICA
    06/26/2015 at 12:41 PM

    Anonymous, thank you for your comments, but America is not in the land of Babylonia (Zech 5:8-11). As confused as America can be at times, this is not what Scripture is referring to.

    Anonymous, “‘Union’ is joining in a covenant. U.S. is a ‘union’.”

    There is a union of terrorist organizations in the Middle East and across much of the Muslim world that have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State’s Caliphate. For example:

    Anonymous, “Military salute the flag from the forehead, for allegiance to the ‘union’.”

    Virtually every other military on the face of the earth salutes their flag from the forehead. In Islam, however, the forehead (and right hand) have even more significance than a mere salute. Notice below how the Qur’an at times emphasizes the significance of a Muslim’s forehead being marked during the worship of “Allah” (this mark is required in order to be saved from hellfire according to the Hadith) and how their works will be judged by what is in their right hand on the Day of Judgment:

    Qur’an Sura 48:29, “Muhammad is the messenger of Allah. And those with him are hard against the disbelievers … The mark of them is on their foreheads from the traces of prostration …”

    Qur’an Sura 18:49, “And the Book (one’s Record) will be placed (in the right hand for a believer in the Oneness of Allah, and in the left hand for a disbeliever in the Oneness of Allah) …”

    Qur’an Sura 69:19, “Then, as for him who is given his record in his right hand, he will say: Take, read my book!

    Now compare what the Qur’an teaches with what the Bible teaches:

    Revelation 20:12, 15, “And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books … Anyone whose name was not found written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire.”

    Revelation 13:15, 20:4, “The second beast was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that the image could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed … And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony about Jesus and because of the word of God. They had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands …”

    The image of the Beast speaks? What could that be? The Qur’an, perhaps, which tells its followers to “terrorize and behead those who believe in scriptures other than the Qur’an” (Qur’an Sura 8:12)?

    Anonymous, “Civilians place their hand/Palm over their heart, symbolizing allegiance to the ‘union’ when given in marriage it represents a ‘union’.”

    Civilians are forced to pledge allegiance to the Islamic State’s caliphate. See example below. Those under the rule of the Islamic State who refuse to do so are killed. Does America kill those who refuse to pledge allegiance to the flag?

    Anonymous, “America, the ‘land of many tongues, many tribes, many races, people scrambling around, paying allegiance to the union'”

    All races and languages are being told to pledge allegiance to the Islamic State. Terrorists from dozens of countries and from numerous ethnic backgrounds and languages are flocking to the Islamic State and pledging allegiance to the Caliph as we speak. There are even many who are pledging allegiance to ISIS in the West. For example:

    Anonymous, “a land of ‘the lady liberty’ who holds un balanced scales of in justice.”

    Four points. One, according to Islamic teaching, the god of Islam is often portrayed with the characteristics of a glorified woman. Allah, like Muslim women, wears a veil. Allah, like Muslim women, talks to people from behind a veil. Allah, like Muslim women, uncovers his veil only in the presence of his close intimate companions. See Sahih Muslim, Book 001, Number 0343 – 0347. (Read more here).

    Two, take a look at the “holiest” idol in Islam, the Kaaba, which looks like a veiled woman. Muslims all across the world are commanded to bow down towards this idol five times a day.

    Three, the body of believers in Christ/Messiah are described as His Bride in the Bible. Likewise, the antithesis of this Bride is a body of believers who believe in a false god and is likened to a harlot. If the Bride of Christ is not a literal woman but symbolic of His believers, then the “harlot” of Babylon is not a literal woman but rather symbolic of a different group of “believers.” I contend that one congregation is called the Church of Christ, the other congregation is called the Ummah of Islam.

    Four, the rider of the Black Horse in Revelation 6:5 is described as having “scales” or “balances” in his hands, employing the Greek word “zygos” which is also used metaphorically to refer to any sort of “burden” or “bondage” as well as the imposition of “troublesome laws.” Not only is inequality rampant in the Islamic world where Muslim men are considered superior to women and all non-Muslims in general, Islam is also a works-based system whereby “Allah” weighs the “good and bad deeds” of Muslims on a scale to determine who earns entry into Heaven and who does not. In every facet of daily life a Muslim’s conduct must be based upon a strict set of Islamic laws, called the Sharia, and anyone failing to follow “Allah’s” burdensome edicts must suffer draconian punishments, non-Musims included. This has been the case throughout Islamic history, as well as today.

    Anonymous, “Kicking Good out of everything , ten commandments, liberty to do what one desired without conscience. Warring with nations who won’t live as we do…in deep dark filthy sin. THIS is the ‘whore of Babylon’ who did upon many waters.”

    Sounds an awful lot like Islamic law and the behavior of Islamists all throughout North Africa, the Middle East and parts of Asia, and elsewhere where the Ummah resides.


    Allah/Alaah/Alah in Hebrew means “curse” or “oath” or “ascend.” For example:

    Zechariah 5:3a, 8a, ”… This is the curse [אָלָה – “alah”] that goes out over the face of the whole earth … This is Wickedness …”

    Isaiah 14:13-14, “For thou [Satan] hast said in thine heart, ‘I will ascend [“alah”] into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend [“alah”] above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.’” (Muslims shout the “takbir” saying “Allahu Akbar!” It does not mean “God is great” as it is often translated. It literally means “Allah is greater!” But greater than who? Greater than the God of Heaven, perhaps?]

    Isaiah 24:6a, “Therefore the curse [“alah”] has devoured the earth, And those who dwell in it are desolate …”

    The One True God that Christians believe in is named YHWH (Yahweh). This is not the same deity that Muslims believe in, evidenced by the fact that in order for one to convert to Islam they repeat the Shahada, which is, “There is no God but ALLAH and Mohammed is his messenger.” For one to say, “There is no God but The God and Mohammed is his messenger” is not correct, nor would it be correct to say, “There is no God but YAHWEH and Mohammed is his messenger.” In order to convert to Islam one must say, “Allah.” While “Allah” means “The God” it is also used by Muslims as the name of its deity, and this is not the God of the Bible.

    Let’s look at it this way. If “Allah” is the same God that Christians believe in, then why is it that he is never mentioned even once in the Biblical texts? Scrolls and Biblical manuscripts that are dated before Mohammed (who said that the Scriptures were not corrupted during his time) never mention “Allah” one single time, which makes it evident that “Allah” was not the God of Abraham, Jacob, Moses, Isaac, nor of anyone else in the Bible. Their God was and is Yahweh — a name that never appears as the name of any god outside the Judeo-Christian Scriptures, just like the name “Allah” never appears in the Judeo-Christian Scriptures. “The word alah does exist in Hebrew but it is not a proper name and it never refers to God. It has three principal meanings: (a) to curse, swear, or adjure; (b) to lament (weep); and (c) to arise, ascend, climb, go away, leap, etc.. It is an indisputable fact that ALLAH does not appear even once as the Name of God, or even of a man, in the Hebrew Scriptures. There is no word ‘alah’ or ‘allah’ in the Greek New Testament at all. It was, quite simply, unknown in the Bible world. To therefore claim that ‘Allah’ was the name of God in the Bible is without one single shred of evidence. God has always been known as Yahweh, or (much less frequently) by the contraction Yah.” Read more here.

    Hope this helps! Blessings …


    • you
      01/13/2016 at 10:02 PM

      Is Islam the Synagogue of Satan?

      Does Islam claim to be Jews?

      Islam fails the Revelation 2:9 and 3:9 test.

      Who fulfills it? Only one group on earth. But Christians have been brainwashed to worship and adore that very group.


  30. Eddy
    06/26/2015 at 4:10 PM

    wow ICA that last reply to anonymous is convincing, it really helps to put some things in a sobering perspective


  31. 06/30/2015 at 3:35 PM

    Some might counter that YHWH never appears in the New Testament, but the name “Jesus” is the English translation of the Greek “Iησοῦς”, itself the Greek translation of the Hebrew “Joshua” or Yahshua, meaning “Yah saves/Yah is salvation”. The “Yah” in Yahshua (also spelled Yeshua) is from the first two letters “YH” of the tetragrammaton, the four Hebrew letters of God’s name YHWH. So every time we see Jesus’ name it is directly stating He is sent from YHWH. Every time we speak His name we should think of the God of the Hebrews, YHWH/Yahweh. Jesus is the visible expression of the invisible God of the OT.

    Matt. 1:21, “And she will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for it is He who will save His people from their sins.


    • ICA
      06/30/2015 at 4:50 PM

      Well said.


      • 06/30/2015 at 5:27 PM

        Didn’t Jesus declare He was YHWH when in John 8:58 He referred to Himself with the name God told Moses to declare to the people in Exodus 3:14?


  32. ICA
    07/02/2015 at 10:26 AM

    infidelsrising, “Didn’t Jesus declare He was YHWH when in John 8:58 He referred to Himself with the name God told Moses to declare to the people in Exodus 3:14?”

    Yes, he was declaring Himself to be the God of Israel, and that’s exactly how those who heard Him understood it (John 10:33). Jesus also called Himself the Messiah (Mark 14:60-62) who, according to Jeremiah 23:5-6, was to be the Lord God Himself. Jesus also called Himself the Son of Man dozens of times who, according to Daniel 7:13-14, was to be the eternal Ruler of nations. There is no doubt that Jesus proclaimed to be God — distinct from the Father (John 14:23) and yet one with the Father (John 10:30).

    For any Muslims or Oneness Christians who may be reading, a book titled “The Jewish Trinity” by Yoel Natan demonstrates how Moses and other Bible writers wrote strikingly and often about the Triune nature of God and about the deity of the Messiah. In his review, Roswell T. Bonovitz, Professor Emeritus of Biblical Languages, points out how “Gravity was always there, but it took a Newton to discover it. Lightning was always electrical. It took a Franklin to recognize it, and a Steinmetz to tame it, and an Edison to light up our lives with it. The fact is now indisputable that the Jews in Jesus’ day believed in the Triune God. The proof was always there in the Bible. Many theologians even suspected it. But it took Yoel Natan to dig it out and prove it beyond dispute… our Hebrew forebears understood and worshipped the Holy Trinity as clearly as the writers of the Apostles’ Creed… All the evidence has been there staring us in the face for two millennia.” And indeed, it has. As Deuteronomy 6:4 declares, “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD.” Literally translated, “Hear, O Israel: Yahweh and our Elohim are a united one.” The Old Testament demonstrates a plurality in the Godhead that is a united One, and this distinction is reaffirmed in the New Testament: “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him” (John 14:23). Feel free to read The Jewish Trinity Sourcebook here:

    Click to access sourcebook_2003_1_of_7.pdf


  33. 07/13/2015 at 4:56 AM

    I do not believe that the mark of the beast is a physical symbol but refers to a spiritual symbol. Buying and selling in the bible has a spiritual meaning – referring to procuring for oneself (silver and gold) – referring to procuring good and truth. Those with the mark of the beast in their hand or forehead, are not able to procure truth and good because they have taken the mark of the beast. Each of the terms – beast, mark, hand, buy, sell do not refer to the literal sense but the spiritual sense of the WORD.


  34. 09/25/2015 at 7:34 PM

    Money is the mark of the seven headed beast. Notice the heads of the dead presidents? you cannot buy or sell without receiving the Mark of the beast, money.

    The seven headed beast

    President Washington $1
    President Lincoln $5
    President Hamilton $10
    President Jackson $20
    President Grant $50
    Benjamin Franklin $100
    President William McKinley $500

    Other beast that were of the seven
    President Kennedy half-dollar
    President Jefferson $2
    President Grover Cleveland $1,000
    President Woodrow Wilson $100,000


  35. 10/25/2015 at 3:00 AM

    There is a lot of futile work here. It is written that only one person in history can solve that puzzle, only one person with the key. That it would be solved at a particular time in history. No one until then would even come close. It is a demonstration of why someone is sent at this time, because man does not know judgment, man does not know the Spirit of Truth.

    The answer to the puzzle is given in the text itself at least four times, and no one got it. It was referenced at least twice more in the whole Bible.

    The solution is. ” To regulate one’s behavior so as to turn the past into the future and to bring the future to pass.” The same thing can be said as, “The testimony of Christ is the Spirit of Prophecy.”

    To see the demonstration, step by step see The Difference Between Man and Beast, either on the Internet Archive, or on Youtube.

    The obstruction surely is in the eye of man.


  36. Anonymous
    12/11/2015 at 9:03 AM

    We have two trees the tree of life and the tree of knowledge of good and evil one leads to life one leads to death so, those on the tree of life have the mind of Christ and that is the seal of God and those on the other side have the mind of Satan, prince of air, and that is the seal or mark of the Beast, the fruits from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, those on that side they have one mind and those on Jesus’s side they have the seal of Jesus, the mind of Christ all these are happening in the spirit


    • 12/11/2015 at 1:12 PM

      That’s actually not true. The tree of knowledge of good and evil does not lead to death. SIN leads to death. It was Adam and Eve’s disobedience, which is sin, that led to their spiritual deaths.

      (Gen 3:3) but from the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat from it or touch it, or you will die.'”

      (Jas 1:15) Then when lust has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and when sin is accomplished, it brings forth death.

      (Rom 6:23) For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

      Since your initial premise has been proven false, by the word of God, I would recommend you reassess your theology in light of what the bible says, not what you want it to say….This would include reassessing your eschatology.


      • you
        01/13/2016 at 9:43 PM

        Correct. Adam and Eve had there priorities out of order. Before you can receive knowledge you must first receive eternal life. Eternal life comes through the blood of Christ. Then and only then can the Holy Spirit impart to one Godly knowledge. But many times people want to take the short cut to knowledge leaving Jesus out. They may get illuminated, but the are still dead in their sins.

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  37. you
    01/13/2016 at 9:25 PM

    They kill you if you do not have it. You cannot see a spiritual mark. How do they know who to kill? You can hem and haw around this but the fact remains that a spiritual mark cannot be seen.

    When you go to buy or sell will the person you are buying from or selling to be able to see your spiritual mark? Not possible.

    It is a literal mark that everyone who has it will instantly know if you are one of them.

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  38. Alan B
    04/15/2016 at 11:36 PM

    I see the iron and clay as Islam and the progressives,apologists or whatever term you would put upon them. You can see the media,nation leaders,even Christians dhimming up to the demands of Islam and sharia.
    She is the woman who carries the beast but surprise, one day the beast will turn against the woman.


  39. Ryan Rangel
    04/29/2016 at 8:49 PM

    Gods plan for mankind is to rest through the work of His Son Jesus Christ. God worked 6 days & rested on the 7th. 7 means rest. 6 is for man.
    God is 3 in 1. Father, Son, Holy Spirit. 777
    Satan is also 3 in 1. Dragon, beast, false prophet. 666.
    God told Adam to not take from the tree of knowledge of good & evil, typified as the law.
    With law, you had to work to please God. Jesus Christ our sacrifice, died the death payment to the law. We are baptized into that death, therefore we also die to the law. We “rest” in the sacrifice of Jesus Christ receiving the abundance of Grace & the free gift of righteousness.
    The dragon is Satan, the beast is the law, the false prophet is anyone teaching law(Work), not rest(Grace).
    You bear the mark of God when you accept & rest in Jesus Christ.
    You bear the mark of the beast if you work to please God, denying the work of the Christ, Jesus.


  40. ICA
    07/07/2016 at 5:26 PM

    jefe, “In the face of a national or international crisis, in a world where Christianity is being silenced, you don’t think to remain a part of ‘society’ you may one day be faced with a decision to renounce your faith, pledge faith to another and take the mark, or be cast out/killed for maintaining your faith, will be a choice you will have to make?”

    This is already happening in Muslim countries, but it will likely never happen in the West. Remember, the scope of Antichrist’s power will not be global. See this article to understand why:

    Antichrist: Leader Of A One-World Government?


    • Nader teeilab
      07/30/2016 at 1:02 PM

      I am the way, the truth to and the life. No one comenth unto the father except through me…, I am the way to understand what god wants from us,.. I am the truth to believe what god wants from us,.. I am the life to follow what god wants from us,.. And the last one, Jesus did not say through my body. He said through me, which explain all of the above, jesuss was the way to understand god’s message, he was the truth to believe god’s message, and he was the life to follow god’s message through Jesus teachings and doings you reaches god’s heaven at the eternal life not through his body literaly..!


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