MARK> spot, scratch, or dirt: a colored, discolored, or dirty patch, a scratch, dent, or impression, either deliberately or accidentally made, that makes a usually small area of a surface visibly different from the rest
A SMALL AREA OF A SURFACE VISIBLY DIFFERENT FROM THE REST.
The above statement is the meaning according to the dictionary of the word mark.
The mark we are talking about in 13>: verse 16-17 will forever change your life , both on earth and eternal . This is not Gods mark < this is the mark of the Beast .Read this verse very carefully and ask God to help you understand the severity of this event > Key word here for me is All
16 He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, 17 and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
air breathed in and out: the air that a person or animal inhales and exhales 2. air exhaled: the air that somebody exhales, especially with reference to how it feels or smells to somebody nearby 3. breathing of air: an inhaling or exhaling of air, or the entire process of inhaling and exhaling take a deep breath 4. hint: a faint hint of something a breath of scandal 5. life: the vital force or spirit of a living person or animal 6. short pause: a momentary pause or respite 7. waft: a fleeting or slight fragrance or movement of air not a breath of wind 8. soft sound: a sound or whispering that is soft and almost inaudible
There are lots of meanings for breath as you read above > Here we read that :
15 He was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed.
Simply put if you do not worship this image of the beast you will be killed > period no exceptions , it will be the most violent time in the history of man < period no exceptions>
Just remember at the end of the Book of Revelation
1. accomplish: to carry out an action or accomplish a task 2. fulfill: to do what is stated or required
As we read on we see that the second beast was able to perform great signs , so that he even makes fire come down from heaven in the sight of men, and he deceives those who dwell on the earth by those signs, which he was granted to do in the sight of the beast who was wounded by the sword and lived .
This second beast is given authority by the beast to do great signs such as bring fire down from heaven in the sight of men and deceive them who dwell on the earth by those signs . It also reminds us that the beast who was wounded by the sword and lived is giving this authority to the second beast for the sole purpose of deceiving men .
In the Book of Luke we are forwarned of this event as you read below > in this verse we read that the deceiver will come in My Name ( God’s name ) this simple means that this deceiver will make claims that are untrue and evil and blaspheme God.
As we continue to read of the second beast , we are told he exercises all of the authority of the first beast in his presence , and cause the earth and all who dwell in it to worship the first beast whose deadly wound was healed .
We are talking about the antichrist and his main cohort , the false prophet < this is pretty deep for first time readers and can be confusing and scary . I urge you to continue on your own the study of the Book of Revelations and prophecy all through out the Holy Bible ,
Pray as you read for wisdom, and understanding of the material you are reading
Remember always , Jesus wins at the end of this book and will return to set up his kingdom to reign forever and ever > Never lose sight of that !
GRANTED >allow something as a favor or privilege: to give somebody something or allow somebody to have something, especially as a favor or privilege
As we move along we read :
6 Then he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme His name, His tabernacle, and those who dwell in heaven. 7 It was granted to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them. And authority was given him over every tribe, tongue, and nation.
Here we read of the complete authority the beast has over the whole world and how he discredits God in everything he does . Remember this
He has just a short while to do this and is out to get all the souls on earth to deny God and worship him . It is such a comfort to know that God wins in the end , even tho many are lost as they deny God and follow the beast >
WORSHIPED> Treat somebody or something as deity: to treat somebody or something as divine and show respect by engaging in acts of prayer and devotion
As it is written in the Holy Bible the AntiChrist will be given power and authority on the earth as the end of days near > this will be a man , a human being , very charismatic and bright it is told , he will be Satan’s number one man , and midway through the Tribulation ( the last 7 seven years in time as we know it > the antichrist will be indwelt by Satan himself.
In this verse we are still reading about the creature and the beast . The beast we know is one of many names for Satan . The creature is given great power and together they deceive many on earth . Remember this :
He who is given power to do this is Evil , and will do anything to win Gods children’s souls < He only has a little while , it is written , then at the end of time Jesus will descend with His saints behind Him and destroy Satan and his cohorts, and will reign forever and ever on the new earth>
WOUNDED >1. Injury to body: an injury in which the skin, tissue, or an organ is broken by some external force, for example, a blow or surgical incision, with damage to the underlying tissue
Here in chapter 13:verse 3 we read that one of this creatures heads was wounded and then healed and the whole world followed the beast >
In the Book of Revelation there is much imagery , many interpretations have been made on what this images mean < I pray for wisdom and discernment as I read of Johns vision to help me understand it all < all in all it is a mystery that will unveil as time goes on >
The Book of Revelation is the very last Book ever recorded in the Holy Bible , so it is the end of Gods story ultimately and we are to be blessed by reading and hearing these words . SO READ ON !