Revelation 13:16-17 King James Version (KJV)
16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
Now, in the 13th chapter, and beginning with the… Let’s see; we began about the 11th verse of the 13th chapter of the Revelation.
And I beheld a beast coming up out of the earth;… he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.
And he exercised all the power of the first beast before him, and caused the earth and them that dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
And he does great wonders, so as to make fire come down from heaven on… earth in the sight of men,
And deceived them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image unto the beast, which had the wound by the sword, and did live.
And he had power to give life to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause… as many as would… worship the image of the beast should be killed.
And he caused all, both small… great, rich… poor, free… bound, to receive a mark in their right hand, and in their forehead:
And… no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
Here is wisdom. Let him that has understanding count the numbers of the beast: for it’s the number of a man;… his number is Six hundred threescore and six.
In the 14th chapter we read this:
And I saw another angel flying in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach to them that dwelled on the earth, and to every nation,… kindred,… tongue, and people.
Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment has come: and worship him that made heavens, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of water.
And there followed him another angel, saying, Babylon is falling, is falling, the great city, because it made all nations to drink from the wine of the wrath of her fornication.
And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast or his image, or receive his mark in their forehead or… hand,
The same shall drink… of the wrath of God, which is poured out, without mixture into the cup of… indignation; and… shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb.
Rev. William Marrion Branham
The Pope is placing himself as the representative of Jesus on earth, but in fact, the Papacy is responsible for creating a system which takes people away from the word of God.
They made Mary into the mother of God, which is not in the Bible, they made a Trinity of three persons, which is not in the Bible, they turned baptism into the Name into baptism into titles and they demanded conformity to their system for salvation. This Latin word, as you can see in the picture adds up with the numerals in it to 666.
To take this system instead of the word of God is to take the mark of the beast. The Seal of God was in the forehead of believers in Revelation 7:3 and the Name of the Father was written upon their foreheads in Revelation 14:1, which we can understand is their revelation concerning the Name. So we understand that the mark of the beast is then taking the understanding given by the beast system.
Thus all the people have to belong to the world church system or be at the mercy of the elements for they cannot buy or sell without the mark of the beast in the hand or head.
This mark in the head means that they will have to take the doctrine of the world church system which is trinitarianism, etc., and the mark in the hand which means to do the will of the world church.
With this great power the church systems will persecute the true bride. This image will try to keep the bride from preaching and teaching, etc. Her ministers will be forbidden to give comfort and truth to the people who need it. But before the antichrist (in person) takes over this complete world system of churches the true church will be taken away from this world to be with the Lord.
God will catch away His bride for the great Marriage Supper of the Lamb.An Exposition Of The Seven Church Ages – Chapter Ten – A Resume Of The AgesRev. William Marrion Branham