After one has heard so many theories on what 666 and the mark of the beast is, when one is told it has to do with worship and obeying God and is especially to do with showing our allegiance to God by keeping His Sabbath and worshipping Him only, many understandably look at you if as if you have lost you mind. Most people are looking for something more complex and sinister. But ask yourself this. Does God care about computer chips and barcodes and all the other theories on 666 and the mark of the beast? Why would He? Where do we get any such indication that this is an issue with God anywhere in the Bible? What if someone held you down and forced this technology upon you. Does this mean that God is going to pour out His most fierce wrath imaginable upon you? Of course not. This is our loving God that forgives the most dreaded sins. So what does God really care about? What is the whole Bible a plan of? What was the whole sanctuary system all about that the Children of Israel had to obey and is continued into the New Testament? What does the whole story of the Old Testament work towards? It is about the first coming of Christ and the whole plan of salvation. So what is it we need to be saved from? The consequences of sin of course. God hates sin and is what the entire theme of the Bible is all about. Saving us from the consequences of sin. This is what is important to God. Not some computer chip. The Mark is symbolic and this should be clear by the fact that God also Seals us with His Mark in our forehead and by the fact that the law is to be a sign upon our HANDS and FOREHEAD. This is not coincidence by any means. Do you really believe it is by chance that the MARK competes for exactly the same locations which symbolize our obedience to God’s law and especially when Revelation shows so distinctly that those who do NOT get the mark keep the Commandments of God?
Deuteronomy 6:5-8 says, “Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. 6 These Commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. 7 Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. 8 Tie them as symbols on your HANDS and bind them on your FOREHEADS.”
This passage is right after the second reading of the Ten Commandments and as you can see is also shown by verse 5. What does God say is important to Him?
1 John 5:3 “For this is the love of God, that we keep his Commandments: and his Commandments are not grievous.”
From Genesis to Revelation we find the entire Word of God primarily centres around the whole plan of salvation. Sin is the issue and especially that one Commandment that defines that it is God we love and worship and give our allegiance to. This is what is truly important to God. He wants our love and obedience and worship and we are also told that He is a jealous God. The issue is unmistakable. That is why Jesus came and died for us. Because of our sin. Before the second coming of Christ, the issue is going to be made clear by God to all, and everyone is going to be given the choice as to whether they effectively give their allegiance to Satan by worshipping on the day he instituted through the Papacy or whether they are going to give their allegiance to God by obeying Him and keeping His Commandments. If you stop and think about it for a moment, you will realize this would be very important to God. For us to know this and yet still worship on a day that the enemy put in place would certainly make God VERY angry. This would be in absolute rebellion against God and His law. Do you really think that this would not incur the full wrath of God? What is the whole duty of man?
Ecclesiastes 12:13 says, “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his Commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.”
Who gets to eat from the tree of life in the heavenly city? How many scriptures do we need to see to make us realize the importance of living an obedient and righteous life and that this is the most important issue to God?
Revelation 22:14 “Blessed are they that do his Commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.”
Does this following verse speak of persecution? Revelation 13:15 “And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.”
It certainly does and Revelation 14:12 is speaking of those that do not get the Mark while enduring this persecution. The word used is patience but also means and translates to endurance. It means here are those that endure? Endure what? The time of persecution under the Papacy that forced all to obey them during the dark ages or you were tortured and murdered ( watch example video) if you failed to bow down to them and their rules such as their enforced Sunday worship. Read “Foxes book of martyrs” if you want the horrific details. They did it before, they are coming back, and they will enforce it again.
Revelation 14:12 “Here is the patience [endurance] of the saints: here are they that keep the Commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.” Parentheses are added.
We don’t need to speculate. Revelation 14:7 says worship God who created the heavens and the earth. Verse 8 says Babylon is fallen. This is spiritual Babylon which is the Papacy. Verse 9 says don’t worship the Beast which also refers to the Papacy and we do this by obeying them and keeping their Sunday worship law which they say is a “MARK” of their authority. Verse 10 and 11 informs us of the consequences of worshipping the Papacy by keeping their day of worship in place of God’s and verse 12 says that those who do not get the Mark endure yet another time of persecution under them but still keep God’s Commandments through the faith of Jesus. No speculation! When you know who this beast power is and what they did in the past and that the Bible says they are coming back, it is not hard to see. Just read what is says!
This is historical fact and not fiction. All it requires on our part is to realize that the Seventh day Sabbath is very important to God even if we don’t think the day has any significance. The Word tells us several times that it is a SIGN that we love and worship God. It is a SIGN that it is God that sanctifies us. It is a SIGN that He is our God and that we are His children. It is a SIGN that it is God that makes us Holy. Why do some find this so hard to understand? Jesus also said that not a letter of the law will pass while heaven and earth still exist and this alone nullifies all the misunderstandings and excuses.
The Sabbath has existed since creation when God added the 7th day to the week with the one and only purpose of a Sabbath rest. This is the only reason we have a 7 day week. God also blessed and sanctified this day for Holy use. This was done before sin had entered the World and was part of God’s perfect plan. Note also that the word translated “rested” in our English Bibles in Genesis 2:3 is “shabath” in Hebrew which means Sabbath. Here is the word Sabbath right at creation. Saturday is also called the Sabbath in over 105 languages just as it was named at creation. This dates right back to Babel in Genesis 11 where Saturday was recognized as the Sabbath day and was incorporated into the very name of the day. In English we have the Pagan name Saturday. In reference to the future destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D., Jesus says, “And pray that your flight may not be in winter or on the Sabbath.” Matthew 24:20. Would Jesus say this if we were not keeping the Sabbath anymore? Of course not! The gospel of Luke states in Luke 23:56 that when the body of Christ was being prepared, “they rested the Sabbath day according to the Commandment.” Luke’s gospel was written 30 to 50 years after the cross and Luke still shows that the Commandment is unchanged. If it were changed, Luke would have undoubtedly told us since it is one of the Commandments. Read Sabbath in the New Testament. What was Paul’s CUSTOM and EXAMPLE while establishing the early Christian Church? Notice in Acts 17:1-2 that this is a Jewish synagogue and that the Jews have all through history, without change, worshipped on Saturday as they still do today. The Jews and Pharisees which Paul was since CHILDHOOD have ALWAYS kept Saturday as the Sabbath. Acts 26:4-5. This is solid proof of Saturday Sabbath keeping AFTER the cross and undoubtedly applies to both Jews and Gentiles. Acts 13:42-44; Acts 18:4. Isaiah also prophesied in Isaiah 66:22-23 that, “For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make … and from one Sabbath to another, shall ALL flesh come to worship before me, saith the LORD.” We should of course expect nothing less than this solid evidence since Jesus said that not a letter of the law is going to pass as long as heaven and earth are still here. See misunderstandings on fulfilling the law or the purpose of the Ten Commandments for more on this passage in Matthew chapter five.
The Bible says where there is no law there is no transgression (Romans 4:15) so the Ten Commandments had to exist from the very beginning or Cain could not have been guilty of murder, and since the Sabbath was sanctified and made Holy before sin at creation and the Sabbath is one of the Ten Commandments, it had to be kept by Adam and Eve. It was also kept by Abraham, it was kept in the exodus from Egypt before the Ten Commandments were given, when God tested if His children would keep all the Ten Commandments by seeing if they would keep THE Seventh day as God requested. It was kept by the Jews, it was kept by Jesus, it was kept by Paul, it was kept by the Apostles, it was kept by the early Church by both Jews and Gentiles, and this is also verified by Jesus who showed it would be kept in 70 AD when the temple was destroyed. History also further proves this by the fact that unbiased history sources show that it was still being kept around 90-120 AD where some Christians first changed to Sunday to avoid persecution for Judaism. The official day change began with Constantine in 321 AD in honour of Sun worship and was finalised by the Papacy in 363-364 A.D. The Sabbath was almost murdered out of existence through the dark ages when the Roman Catholic Church ruled as Church and state for those terrible 1260 dark years, and Revelation 12:17 speaks of a remnant of God’s original Church that would arise after these dark ages that Satan would hate and make war with because it would start keeping all of the Ten Commandments of God once again. To top this all off, God showed Isaiah that we will still be keeping the Sabbath in the new Heaven and the New Earth. Here is the Sabbath being kept from creation and throughout all eternity. The Sabbath has never changed and probably never will. See also the History of Sunday Worship for very enlightening information on how Sunday worship began 2000 years B.C. and was the worship of Satan.
Below are some more quotes from the Roman Catholic Church that are about their change of the Sabbath from Saturday to Sunday which explains how Satan has deceived most Churches into ignorantly accepting Sunday as the Sabbath.
Does the Bible Support the Change to Sunday?
“For example, nowhere in the Bible do we find that Christ or the Apostles ordered that the Sabbath be changed from Saturday to Sunday. We have the commandment of God given to Moses to keep holy the Sabbath day, that is the 7th day of the week, Saturday. Today most Christians keep Sunday because it has been revealed to us by the [Roman Catholic] church outside the Bible.” — Catholic Virginian, October 3, 1947, p. 9, article “To Tell You the Truth.”
“Is not every Christian obliged to sanctify Sunday and to abstain on that day from unnecessary servile work? Is not the observance of this law among the most prominent of our sacred duties? But you may read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, and you will not find a single line authorizing the sanctification of Sunday. The Scriptures enforce the religious observance of Saturday, a day which we never sanctify.” — James Cardinal Gibbons, The Faith of Our Fathers (1917 edition), p. 72-73 (16th Edition, p 111; 88th Edition, p. 89).
Who Made Sunday Holy?
“Question - Which is the Sabbath day?
“Answer - Saturday is the Sabbath day.
“Question - Why do we observe Sunday instead of Saturday?
“Answer - We observe Sunday instead of Saturday because the Catholic Church, in the Council of Laodicea (A.D. 364), transferred the solemnity from Saturday to Sunday.” — Rev. Peter Geiermann, C.S.S.R., The Convert’s Catechism of Catholic Doctrine, p. 50, 3rd edition, 1957.
“Perhaps the boldest thing, the most revolutionary change the Church ever did, happened in the first century. The holy day, the Sabbath, was changed from Saturday to Sunday. ‘The day of the Lord’ was chosen, not from any direction noted in the Scriptures, but from the (Catholic) Church’s sense of its own power…People who think that the Scriptures should be the sole authority, should logically become 7th Day Adventists, and keep Saturday holy.” — St. Catherine Church Sentinel, Algonac, Michigan, May 21, 1995.
Whose Day of Worship is Sunday?
“They [the Protestants] deem it their duty to keep the Sunday holy. Why? Because the Catholic Church tells them to do so. They have no other reason…The observance of Sunday thus comes to be an ecclesiastical law entirely distinct from the divine law of Sabbath observance…The author of the Sunday law…is the Catholic Church.” — Ecclesiastical Review, February 1914.
“It is well to remind the Presbyterians, Baptists, Methodists, and all other Christians, that the Bible does not support them anywhere in their observance of Sunday. Sunday is an institution of the Roman Catholic Church, and those who observe the day observe a commandment of the Catholic Church.” — Priest Brady, in an address reported in The News, Elizabeth, New Jersey, March 18, 1903.
Who Do We Reverence by Keeping Sunday Holy?
“I have repeatedly offered $1,000 to anyone who can prove to me from the Bible alone that I am bound to keep Sunday holy. There is no such law in the Bible. It is a law of the holy Catholic Church alone. The Bible says, ‘Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy.’ The Catholic Church says: ‘No. By my divine power I abolish the Sabbath day and command you to keep holy the first day of the week.’ And lo! The entire civilized world bows down in a reverent obedience to the command of the holy Catholic Church.” — father T. Enright, C.S.S.R. of the Redemptoral College, Kansas City, in a lecture at Hartford, Kansas, February 18, 1884, printed in History of the Sabbath, p. 802. Hover here for a document clip or select for full original image.
“It was the Catholic church which…has transferred this rest to Sunday in remembrance of the resurrection of our Lord. Therefore the observance of Sunday by the Protestants is an homage they pay, in spite of themselves, to the authority of the (Catholic) church.” — Monsignor Louis Segur, Plain Talk About the Protestantism of Today, p. 213.
It is interesting to note that out of the 404 verses of Revelation, 276 of them are from the Old Testament. This is how we understand Bible prophecy; by comparing scripture with scripture. To help give us a better understanding of 666 and the mark of the beast issue, God has given us an Old Testament story that mirrors the mark of the beast issue and shows us how we need to respond and precisely reveals what the real issue is truly all about without the need for any speculation.
There is no doubt that it is about whom we give our allegiance to by who we love, obey and worship. I am sure that most of you know by now that there are two Commandments that define worship. The first is the second Commandment on idolatry which defines who or what we should not worship. The other is the fourth Commandment which is about who we do love and worship. As stated earlier, I do not believe for one moment that it is coincidence that these are the two Commandments that the beast power changed. Revelation 14:7 says we should worship God and this is about the fourth Commandment the Sabbath. It is very interesting to note that this verse also quotes part of the fourth Commandment and is not found elsewhere in the Word of God. Revelation 14:9-11 says who we should not worship which in this case is the beast power, being the Papal system. We are told that those who refuse to worship the beast power will be persecuted and even face death. This is the meaning of the phrase, “Here is the patience of the saints” found at the beginning of Revelation 14:12. As previously noted, the word patience also translates to endurance; in other words here are those that endure. Those that refuse to worship the beast power will need to have much patience as they endure a time of persecution because they refuse to worship by their rules and instead keep the Commandments of God and worship Him only. This is why the remainder of Revelation 14:12 quotes that those that endure keep the Commandments of God and the faith of Jesus. They worship God only and keep His Sabbath and do not worship the beast power which is idolatry.
So what about this Old Testament example? This example was given previously but let’s just revise this because of its importance and understanding this example God has given us. In Daniel 3, King Nebuchadnezzar made a gold image with dimensions equal to 666 that he commanded all to worship. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego would not disobey God’s Commandment and refused to obey the king. Since they refused, the king threw them into a blazing furnace heated seven times hotter than usual. The King in amazement said, “Why do I see four men walking around in the fire? They are not tied up, and they show no sign of being hurt and the fourth is like that of the Son of God. Praise the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego! They disobeyed my orders and risked their lives rather than bow down and worship any god except their own. There is no other god who can rescue like this.” As a result, the king promoted them to higher positions in Babylon. This is a beautiful example of the obedience God desires from us and what is required of us during the time of tribulation when the mark of the beast issue is finally enforced. You will note from the table below that this is indeed the perfect parallel of the mark of the beast issue in Revelation Chapters 13 and 14 that wonderfully demonstrates how we do need to respond in the end times. So what is it we should do? We should obey God and Worship Him only and not Worship the Beast or his image and keep God’s Commandments even if it means enduring tribulation or facing death.
Now that this issue has been made very clear; keep in mind that it is especially about who we love, obey and WORSHIP and keeping the Commandments of God. It is extremely important not to forget that the Sabbath is not just about resting but is a SIGN that it is God we WORSHIP. Observe the parallels in this passage in regards to the mark of the beast issue.
Parallels between 666 and the Mark of the Beast
|Daniel 3:1||Powerful kingdom in control||Revelation 13:11|
|Daniel 3:1||Makes an image||Revelation 13:14|
|Daniel 3:5||Image Worship is commanded||Revelation 13:15|
|Daniel 3:6||Those who refuse to Worship the image are threatened with death||Revelation 13:15|
|Daniel 3:4||It applies to all nations and people||Revelation 13:16|
|Daniel 3:1||Size of the metal man/image and the number of the man is 666. When width only is given, the depth is the same as the width||Revelation 13:18|
|Daniel 3:18||The choice is about who we Worship. That is to Worship God only or worship a false image||Revelation 14:7
|Daniel 3:18||Should Worship God only||Revelation 14:7|
|Daniel 3:18||Keeps the Commandments of God||Revelation 14:12|
|Daniel 3:17||Prepared to endure tribulation rather than break the Commandments of God||Revelation 14:12|
|God’s Ten Commandments are a sign on our HAND and FOREHEAD which is the same location as the mark of the beast||Revelation 13:16|
To further demonstrate that the issue of 666 and the mark of the beast revolves around worship, the following explanations and the table below has been added to even better illustrate this fact. As we have already demonstrated, the scriptures show that Satan wants to be worshipped as God. If Satan asked us to worship him, would we do it? Of course not. Does Satan know this? Of course he does. So what Satan does, is he gets himself a front man and props him up by giving him his power, throne and great authority. (Revelation 13:2) So when the beast power is being worshipped, who is really being worshipped? Satan himself! This is called worship by representation.
Jesus said in John 14:6 “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” So how do we worship the Father in spirit and in truth? We worship Jesus as He is our representative before the throne and the Father gave His power, throne and great authority to Jesus. As Jesus said in Matthew 28:18 “And Jesus came and spoke unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.” So the way we have access to the father is by Jesus Christ. We worship Jesus in spirit and in truth and that worship is transferred to the Father because He is the representative of the Father. Jesus also said in John 14:9 “Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet have you not known me, Philip? he that has seen me has seen the Father; and how sayest you then, Show us the Father?”
We find in the book of Revelation that Satan counterfeits many things. Example: We find a counterfeit Godhead. We of course have the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit and in the book of Revelation you have the dragon which is Satan, the false prophet and the beast. Note that the Bible does not use the word trinity but Godhead. The trinity doctrine originated with Tertullian (160-225 A.D), and was finalized by the Roman Catholic Church in the council of Nicea in 325 AD that says the Father is God, the Son is God, the Holy Spirit is God, yet there are not three Gods but one God. See the Holy Trinity of God for more on this very misunderstood topic.
There are many more things that Satan counterfeits of God eg. When God brought His chosen people out of the land of Egypt, He performed many miracles like turning Aaron’s rod into a serpent, changing rivers to blood and bringing up frogs to cover the land. The pharaoh’s magicians through the power of Satan were also able to counterfeit all these same miracles. (Exodus 7:10-11; 7:20-22; 8:6-7)
In Job 1:16 Satan burned up Job’s sheep and servants with “fire from heaven” and in Job 1:19, Satan used a “great wind” to bring down a house killing the occupants and in Job 2:7, Satan smote Job with “sore boils from the sole of his foot unto his crown.” If Satan has power to change rods to serpents, change rivers to blood, bring up frogs to cover the land, control the weather, bring down fire from the heavens (see also Revelation 13:13) and inflict illness, then he can certainly heal people. Note Satan needed God’s permission to inflict illness on Job. (Job 1:12; 2:6) So we know God heals and Satan counterfeits, God gives the gift of tongues and Satan has a counterfeit, God has true Prophets and Satan has counterfeit false Prophets, (Matthew 24:11) God is going to seal His people with His mark in their foreheads (Revelation 7:3) and as we already know Satan has a counterfeit mark in the forehead and hand. (Revelation 13:16)
As already stated and seen, the issue of 666 and the mark of the beast is unmistakably about worship and in Revelation we find that Satan has a total counterfeit system of worship in relation to Christ’s ministry in regards to the mission of the beast power and their mark. This can easily be seen with careful exegesis and study. The table below makes it very easy to see Satan’s total counterfeit system of worship. When referencing scriptures, do not forget that a lot of symbolism is involved in the book of Revelation. Where obvious, scripture references have not been given. Many people have been given the mindset that Antichrist means against Christ but Antichrist also means in place of or as a substitute as is the case here in Revelation. So in actual fact, the Antichrist will not appear as a violent opposer but a subtle impostor.
10 Points revealing Satan’s Counterfeit System of Worship
|The ministry of Christ||This mission of Antichrist|
|1) Rises from the water to begin ministry (Baptism)
|1) Rises from the water to begin mission
|2) Resembles Father
John 14:9, Hebrews 1:1-3
|2) Resembles Satan
Revelation 13:1, Revelation 12:3, 9
|3) Horns and Crowns
Revelation 19:12-16, Revelation 5:5-8
|3) Horns and Crowns
|4) Receives authority from the Father
|4) Receives authority from the Dragon (Satan) Revelation 13:2|
|5) Ministry lasts 3.5 years
|5) Mission lasts prophetic 3.5 years
|6) Wounded to death on the cross and then resurrected||6) Wounded to death then deadly wound healed
|7) Receives worship after resurrection||7) Receives worship after deadly wound is healed
|8) Given universal dominion
|8) Given universal dominion
|9) Placed the Sabbath on the Seventh day of the week as the true day to achieve the Worship He desires. When kept, it defines it is God we give our allegiance to.||9) Changed the Sabbath to the First day of the week as the counterfeit day so Satan could achieve the Worship he desires. When known, who do we give our allegiance to?|
|10) God has His seal or Mark
|10) The beast has its own Mark
1. The Roman Catholic Church changed the Ten Commandments. They deleted the second Commandment (idolatry) and changed the fourth Commandment (the Sabbath). Put simply, the Catholic Church changed the Commandments that tell us who we should and should not worship.
2. God warns us in Daniel 7:25 that the Catholic Church would think to change God’s law. The word “think” is used because in reality you can’t change the law of God. They think they did but as far as God is concerned they have not.
3. The Mark of the Beast is about who we should and should not Worship and hence give our allegiance to.
4. The Second Commandment on idolatry defines who or what we should not Worship. Exodus 20:4-6
5. The Sabbath Commandment defines who we do Worship. Exodus 31:13-17, Romans 2:28-29, Galatians 3:28-29.
6. Revelation 14:7 below references the Sabbath Commandment which the Greek Lexicons also inform us. Exodus 20:11 “For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea,”
7. The Catholic Church has at every possible opportunity tried again to enforce Sunday law Worship again.
8. America has Sunday laws in over 36 states that are called blue laws because at present they are not enforced.
9. In Daniel 3, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego would rather die than break one of God’s Commandments by Worshipping a golden metal man that had dimensions that were 60 cubits high plus 6 cubits wide and 6 deep 
Here are all the verses consecutively that refer to the mark of the beast in Revelation 14 which are broken into groups so one can see more clearly exactly what these verses are referring to. Don’t speculate, just read what they say.
This verse says who we should worship which is about the Sabbath and the verse also references the Sabbath Commandment.
Revelation 14:7 “Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.”
These two verses warn us who we should not worship which is to do with the second Commandment.
Revelation 14:8-9 “And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication. 9 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,”
These two verses tell of the consequences for worshipping the beast.
Revelation 14:10-11 “The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: 11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.”
And this last verse tells us that those who refuse to bow down to the Catholic Church will once again endure tribulation as in the Dark Ages but still faithfully keep the Commandments of God by the faith of Jesus.
Revelation 14:12 “Here is the patience [endurance] of the saints: here are they that keep the Commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.” Parentheses are added.
Both Deuteronomy 6:5-8 and Deuteronomy 11:18 say that God’s law is to be a sign upon our hands and forehead. The hands represent our actions i.e. what we do in obeying the law. The forehead represents our heart and mind i.e. our desire to obey God’s law. This is what the Bible shows from Genesis to Revelation to be truly important to God.
Deuteronomy 6:5-8 NIV “Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. 6 These Commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. 7 Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. 8 Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads.”
Deuteronomy 11:18 NIV “Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads.”
Note how Deuteronomy 11:18 above relates fixing the words of God’s Ten Commandment law in our hearts and minds with being a sign upon our hands and forehead.
To even further demonstrate the issue, Hebrews 10:16 informs us that under the New Covenant, God is going to write His law in our hearts and minds.
Hebrews 10:16 “This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them;”
God has a Mark and the Beast has a counterfeit Mark. The beast changed both of the Commandments that say who we should and should not worship. The mark of the beast passage says who we should and should not worship and those who do not get the mark of the beast keep the Commandments of God. The mark of the beast is on your hands or forehead and keeping God’s Commandments is a sign on our hands and forehead. Your forehead represents your heart and mind, i.e. your desire to obey God’s Commandments. God hates sin and it is His desire that we keep His Commandments. This is what is important to God. 1 John 5:3 “For this is the love of God, that we keep his Commandments: and his Commandments are not grievous.” Satan hates God’s remnant Church that also keep God’s Commandments Revelation 12:17 “And the dragon [Satan] was wroth with the woman [Church], and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the Commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.” From Genesis to Revelation, over and over again we see that keeping God’s Commandments is what matters.
If you have a reasonably fast internet connection and would like to watch an online Prophecy Seminar that reveals who the little horn of Daniel 7 and the Beast of Revelation 13 is that changed the Sabbath to Sunday, you will find Revelation Reveals the Antichrist very enlightening. You may want to start about 17.5 minutes in to bypass singing items etc. You can also watch Histories Greatest Hoax on the truth about the Sabbath and ideally should be watched first. There is also an episode covering 666 and the mark of the beast. If you would like to watch more from this and other Prophecy Seminars you will find the menus here. Be prepared to discover many mind blowing, lost Bible truths.