“The second beast of Revelation 13 will cause all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, 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.” (Revelation 13:16-17)
This prophecy compromises and contradicts God’s commands. How will it affect people as the time of the end draws near? “Many have speculated as to the meaning of this puzzling prophecy. Some interpret it in terms of supercomputers, unique personal identity numbers and even microchips embedded under the skin.”
The Mark of the Beast is evidently a mark of disobedience to God. Other prophecies in the book of Revelation show a great counterfeit religious figure and a system which will play major roles in leading people away from the true God and into Satan’s hands.
The Bible does not explicitly define the specific methods that the beast will use to identify those free to participate in commerce. Some advanced surveillance may be involved… Proof one is officially associated with the beast will be necessary to engage in commerce.