Since the Bible says very little about it we cant know exactly what it will all mean until it actually happens. That its the mark of a man(human)/beast is stated but who he/she is or when theyll get here and how we do not know. Every denomination had its own interpretation of these passages.
Please see the following scriptural explanation taken from a 2004 Watchtower article that I found to be very helpful:
Regarding the beast of Revelation 13:1, 2, The Interpreter?s Dictionary of the Bible points out that it ?combines in itself the joint characteristics of the four beasts of Daniel?s vision . . . Accordingly, this first beast [of Revelation] represents the combined forces of all political rule opposed to God in the world.
This observation is affirmed by Revelation 13:7, which says of the beast: "Authority was given it over every tribe and people and tongue and nation." Why does the Bible use beasts as symbols of human rulership? For at least two reasons. First, because of the beastly record of bloodshed that governments have accrued over the centuries. War is one of the constants of history, wrote historians Will and Ariel Durant, and has not diminished with civilization or democracy. How true that "man has dominated man to his injury"(Ecclesiastes 8:9)
The second reason is that "the dragon [Satan] gave to the beast its power and its throne and great authority." (Revelation 12:9; 13:2) Accordingly, human rulership is a product of the Devil, thus reflecting his beastly, dragonlike disposition.-John 8:44; Ephesians 6:12.This does not mean, however, that every human ruler is a direct tool of Satan. Indeed, in one sense, human governments serve as "God's minister," giving structure to human society, without which chaos would rule. And some leaders have protected fundamental human rights, including the right to engage in true worship something that Satan does not want. (Romans 13:3, 4; Ezra 7:11-27; Acts 13:7) Still, because of the Devil's influence, no human or human institution has ever been able to bring lasting peace and security to the people. (John 12:31) In the Scriptures, certain numbers have symbolic significance. The number seven, for example, is often used to symbolize that which is complete, or perfect, in God's eyes.
Six is one short of seven. Six repeated three times, as 666, powerfully stresses that imperfection. That this is the correct view is supported by the fact that 666 is "a human number" Thus, the beast's record, its "human number" and the number 666 itself all point to one unmistakable conclusion--gross shortcoming and failure in the eyes of God.
im not christian, but you are referring to the the antichrist i believe.... or the beast that comes before him that will talk to man.
in islam the antichrist is marked by a word that is imprinted between his eyebrows... "kfir" which means the unbeliever. as for the beast that talks to man, that is a huge animal that is covered with fur. it will speak to man in all languages. it is under the control of the antichrist
Very good question. If you believe that the book of Revelations is prophetic, it is the number by which the anti-Christ will somehow be "marked" in the "end times" when Christ returns. If you believe that the book of Revelations reflected early Christians' fear of and desire for revenge against those who persecuted them (remember, they thought Christ would return soon, in their time-- not ours) then it is just a fire-and-brimstone story, meant to give early Christians hope that those who treated them badly would be punished when Jesus returned.
Shay : Bobby 1963 answered that question with great knowledge on this site. Go back about 21-23 questions Back. The question is ... Why is 666 The devils number. It is the best i've seen. Bobby has great insight in God's word.
During the tribulation the Antichrist will come and be the ruler if the world and after he is dead and resurrected people must have the mark of the beast on the right hand or forehead so that no man may buy or sell without the mark
ghon and matthew knew good mark and luke were posessed mark of the beast it relates to formation in tunges who relates likness in relation ties as mark wwwho ul did know was with deviel satin but couldent figure out why the reason mark was an adultress who saught childreen and always wanted to kill self as luke a a drug addict who lost sight of true relationshipof meaning god loves them becasue they were still unknowing like a child who was posesd but still loved by and soo on dont mention this to people you love its a spite like satin secret that god only allows you to find on your own please remember god loves me and you
Revelation 13:15-18 "And it is privileged to give the beast's image a spirit, so that the beast's image shall even speak and cause as many as do not reverence to the beast's image to be killed. And it causes everybody,small and great and rich and poor and free and slave, to have a stamp put on his right hand or his forehead, and that no one shall be able to buy or sell except one who has the stamp, the beast's name or the number of its name. Here is wisdom: let him who has intelligence calculate the beast's number; for it is a man's number. And it's number is six hundred and sixty-six." (The Bible in Living English). [A name identifies a person. So how does this number identify the beast? John says that it "is a mans number,". not that of a spirit person, so the name helps to confirm that the wild beast is earthly, symbolizing human haver meant. Just as six fails to measure up to seven, so 666 to the third degree---is a fitting name for the world's gigantic political system that fails so miserably to measure up to God's standard!]
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I have had considerable thought of what the mark is or would be. My understanding is that it may be a physical mark or brand, such as the RFID. Then, other times, I'm not too sure. But, in the end, when it comes down to it, I think it will be a blemish on the soul of the individual who choses to accept Satan.