To take the “Mark of the Beast: 666” will be an experience of complete identification with Satan’s Antichrist. The term, “Thinking Outside the Box,” fits this experience perfectly. A “Born Again” Christian has received the Mind of Christ. Satan’s plan is an imitation or a perfect opposite of God’s wonderful salvation in Christ. Even as I write, our world is slowly moving towards a mindset in preparation for this fateful hour. We have talked much about the nature of the Antichrist but little about the nature of those that take his “Mark.” In absolute terminology, the Holy Bible declares that no soul can return to God, be forgiven, or cleansed that has crossed the barrier to this “Mark of the Beast.” It is not just an economic identification into the commerce of the One World Order; but, a complete devotion to the false christ that Satan produces. Each person that is “Born Again” to Satan will be one with him and a perfect clone of his ultimate evil. I confess to you that it is scary.
An Angel of God gives a warning to everyone of us and will certainly give the same warning to the world’s population in the prophesied hour. We see this angel speaking these words with a loud voice so that all may hear. “And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the Beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: 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. (Capitalization Added)” (Revelation 14:9-11).
This kind of language sends a clear message that we are dealing with an extremely dark human development. The multitude that accepts this ultimate lie of Satan and worships his false christ in opposition to Biblical truth will pay an incredible price. This entire movement toward the Antichrist is already a mammoth organized groups of people with millions of devotees.
Remember the words of Jesus Christ when he said, “For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many” (Matthew 24:5). The multitude that swooned at Todd Bentley’s -- short period in the arena -- is a perfect example. While covered in tattoos that his Jesus told him to get, he spoke of the name of Jesus, but not the Biblical Jesus. There is already an incredible company of such messengers preparing for the end. With the inspiration of the Spirit and ample research, I have named a number of those both deceived and deceivers.
The transformation of those that take the Antichrist’s “Mark” is awesome. They will become one with Satan and will possess his very nature. This multitude, consisting of billions, will be more like a wild animal than a human. The dark truth of this evil is that it will often be hidden underneath a veneer of lamb-like qualities. One minute they are singing the praise of this beast, but in the next minute they will thrust you with a sword because you reject him. Here is that description, “And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed” (Revelation 13:11-12).
This description of the lamb with horns is a perfect blend of the religious qualities of piety with the blasphemy of truth. To add to this deceiving blend will be paranormal powers that excite the emotions and produce unexplainable miracles. “And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live” (Revelation 13:13-14). Presently, we are dealing with the “Spirit of Antichrist.” After the Rapture and the seven years of the Great Tribulation begin it will be the “Person of the Antichrist” and all his devotees. “And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world” (Revelation 13:8).
The taking of the “Mark” is a spiritual transformation into this realm of Satanism. The multitudes will believe unquestionably that they are following the true Christ and worshipping the God of the Universe. A “martyr” complex will possess them and their love of their “god” will cause them to blaspheme the “Lord God” and the “Lamb of God.” The love of one’s family will be utterly lost in devotion to the false Christ. The Son of God warned us, “Now the brother shall betray the brother to death, and the father the son; and children shall rise up against their parents, and shall cause them to be put to death” (Mark 13:12). “And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death” (Luke 21:16).
Can you imagine a world where only one religion is tolerated and that religion is controlled by this False Prophet and his followers. Even Satan will come to hate this crowd of his own worshippers. They will become more evil than he can tolerate and he will inspire the Antichrist to burn the city of Mystery Babylon with fire. “And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire” (Revelation 17:16). The hatred of Satan, his Antichrist, and his False Prophets will also possess all these that take the “Mark” and they will begin to destroy each other.
The judgment of this End Time deception will be swift. “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” (Revelation 19:20). Every soul that takes this worldwide “Mark” will be cast into the eternal Lake of Fire with the Beast.
This world under Satan’s control is determined to get you used to “Thinking Outside the Box of Holy Scripture.” No soul can be deceived that is utterly faithful to the word. “For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven” (Psalms 119:89). Any man or woman that claims revelation apart from Holy Scripture is helping prepare the way for the “Mark of 666.” Deception is always a process and the helmet of salvation is the Word of God.