One of the most misconceived ideas we have ever taught people is that during the end of the world, people who don’t believe in Jesus will have to bear the mark 666 on their foreheads.
At the same breath we teach people those who believe in them will have the name of Jesus tattooed on our foreheads.
Let me show you the verses.
It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name.
They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads.
May I show you something. The mark 666 is not a mark that is visible to the physical eye. It is a way of saying who you submit to.
Turn to the passage which spoke about the departure of the Lord from the Holy Temple. You will find a plausible explanation that the mark is not a visible mark detectable to the human eye.
and said to him, “Go throughout the city of Jerusalem and put a mark on the foreheads of those who grieve and lament over all the detestable things that are done in it.”
As I listened, he said to the others, “Follow him through the city and kill, without showing pity or compassion.
Slaughter the old men, the young men and women, the mothers and children, but do not touch anyone who has the mark.”
You can see that the mark here is only visible to the spiritual world.
In the year preceding the destruction of Jerusalem, Titus laid siege in Jerusalem.
No one could enter or leave the forfeited city without the permission of Rome.
The king who ordered the massacre of Jerusalem had been Nero Caesar whose name in Hebrew spelt out in gamatria 666.
That’s how they could not buy and sell without the mark.