We have been taught about the mark of the beast, but none has ever revealed who gave that Mark to the Devil, the Antichrist. Well the Bible reveals who actually gives it and why it was given to Lucifer. In this part of the whole teaching series on the Mark of God versus the evil mark of the Beast, Evangelist Fabrice Akoma shows us from the scriptures:
- Besides the Seal of God that is given to the Saints in Christ, that there is a mark of condemnation given to Lucifer and all the fallen angels and each these marks have a number.
- how God gives a Mark to everyone of us, including angels, either a mark of condemnation or a mark for blessing and protection. The Hebrew word for mark (‘Oth, אות) could mean a sign, an omen, a warning, or a remembrance. The mark of Cain is God’s promise to offer Cain divine protection from premature death with the stated purpose of preventing anyone from killing him.
- The God-given seal, sign or mark on the “forehead” are those who believe and their minds and hands are focused and controlled by the word and the wisdom of God. It is not a literal mark. For example, in the book of Ezekiel the Lord asks to “mark” those who were groaning because of the evil that was going on in the temple. Those who remained faithful and obedient to the word of God in the mouth of the prophets were “marked-known or set apart.” (Eze.9:4).
- It is the same with those who reject the Gospel (or the Word or the whole counsel of God), and work according to and are controlled by the worldly systems and the thoughts of fallen nature of men. These are also “marked” that take on the mind and workings of the earthly-beastly systems that reject or are opposed to God. (Rev.13:16-17).
Most Relevant Verses
So the Lord said to him, “Therefore whoever kills Cain, vengeance will be taken on him sevenfold.” And the Lord appointed a sign for Cain, so that no one finding him would slay him.
And it shall serve as a sign to you on your hand, and as a reminder 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.
So it shall serve as a sign on your hand and as phylacteries on your forehead, for with a powerful hand the Lord brought us out of Egypt.”
You shall bind them as a sign on your hand and they shall be as frontals on your forehead.
“You shall therefore impress these words of mine on your heart and on your soul; and you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontals on your forehead.
The Lord said to him, “Go through the midst of the city, even through the midst of Jerusalem, and put a mark on the foreheads of the men who sigh and groan over all the abominations which are being committed in its midst.”
I will set My face against that man and make him a sign and a proverb, and I will cut him off from among My people. So you will know that I am the Lord.
Slaughter of the Idolaters
…3 Then the glory of the God of Israel rose from above the cherubim, where it had been, and moved to the threshold of the temple. And He called to the man clothed in linen who had the writing kit at his side. 4 “Go throughout the city of Jerusalem,” said the LORD, “and put a mark on the foreheads of the men sighing and groaning over all the abominations committed there.”5 And as I listened, He said to the others, “Follow him through the city and start killing; do not show pity or spare anyone! 6Slaughter the old men, the young men and maidens, the women and children; but do not go near anyone who has the mark. Now begin at My sanctuary.”
So they began with the elders who were before the temple.
And the beast was seized, and with him the false prophet who performed the signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image; these two were thrown alive into the lake of fire which burns with brimstone.
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, and he provides that no one will be able to buy or to sell, except the one who has the mark, either the name of the beast or the number of his name.
Then another angel, a third one, followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives a mark on his forehead or on his hand,
So the first angel went and poured out his bowl on the earth; and it became a loathsome and malignant sore on the people who had the mark of the beast and who worshiped his image.
Then I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was given to them. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony of Jesus and because of the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received the mark on their forehead and on their hand; and they came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.
And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever; they have no rest day and night, those who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.”