And he causes all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free men and the slaves, to be given a mark on their right hand or on their forehead, (Revelation 14:16)
The one who will cause all to be given a mark is the infamous Antichrist, who comes upon the world scene as the self-proclaimed promised Messiah masquerading as the savior of the world. But then he will reveal his true character as one who hates God and all those who would follow the true Messiah, Christ Jesus. The Antichrist, also known as "the beast", will be Satan's counterfeit Messiah who will become the most powerful and feared man on earth;..."Who is like the beast, and who is able to wage war with him?" (Revelation 13:4b)
The Antichrist will require everyone to receive his mark, probably an encoded tattoo or some other invisible identifying mark. Without this unique mark no one will be able to buy or sell, therefore giving the Antichrist complete economic control; And he provides that no one will be able to buy or sell, except the one who has the mark, either the name of the beast or the number of his name;(Revelation 13:17)
How can the cash flow that funds terrorism be controlled? How can the sale of illegal drugs be stopped? How can governments be assured that its citizens pay their taxes? How can governments monitor where people travel, what they are buying and selling, their political affiliations, and with whom they are associating? The solutions and all of the necessary technology is already available and ready for implementation;Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for the number is that of a man; and his number is six hundred and sixty-six. (Revelation 13:18)
We believe that the Lord will come for His true Church before the Antichrist and his ultimate 666 solution to all of the world's problems is revealed. Maranatha!