As my YouTube followers know, I believe the Mark of the Beast to be lawlessness. The mark of YHWH is placed on the hand and in the forehead, just like the mark of the beast from Revelation.
Exodus 13:1 And YHWH spake unto Moses, saying, 2 Sanctify unto me all the firstborn, whatsoever openeth the womb among the children of Israel, both of man and of beast: it is mine. 3 And Moses said unto the people, Remember this day, in which ye came out from Egypt, out of the house of bondage; for by strength of hand YHWH brought you out from this place: there shall no leavened bread be eaten. 4 This day came ye out in the month Abib. 5 And it shall be when YHWH shall bring thee into the land of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, which he sware unto thy fathers to give thee, a land flowing with milk and honey, that thou shalt keep this service in this month. 6 Seven days thou shalt eat unleavened bread, and in the seventh day shall be a feast to YHWH. 7 Unleavened bread shall be eaten seven days; and there shall no leavened bread be seen with thee, neither shall there be leaven seen with thee in all thy quarters. 8 And thou shalt shew thy son in that day, saying, This is done because of that which YHWH did unto me when I came forth out of Egypt. 9 And it shall be for a sign unto thee upon thine hand, and for a memorial between thine eyes, that YHWH's law may be in thy mouth: for with a strong hand hath YHWH brought thee out of Egypt. 10 Thou shalt therefore keep this ordinance in his season from year to year.
The mark/sign/memorial of YHWH is that YHWH's law is in our mouths. I believe the law discussed is the 10 commandments that YHWH gave to Moses.
When we love others as ourselves, and become servants of others, which Yehoshua tells us is the form of agape love we're to have. Then, we will be fulfilling the other commandments.
The opposite of this is lawlessness, and that lawlessness leads to apathy (where the luke-warm Christians are) and even further than that leads to cruelty and murder.
If you have not read the book of Jasher, I recommend reading the parts about Sodom at least. It speaks on how cruel they were to the people who visited. They would do things like give poor people money, but not let them purchase any food as a form of mocking. Then they left them to starve to death and watched to make sure they died. When one did not die, they watched to see who gave him food and cast the woman (who had fed the starving man) into a fire until she was ashes. (Jasher 19:26-35)
Ezekiel 16:49 Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy. 50 "Thus they were haughty and committed abominations before Me. Therefore I removed them when I saw it.
We see the sin is that they were not helping the poor and needy, but according to Jasher, they were downright cruel and murderous. They were haughty and arogant in the way they treated others. They thought of themselves as much better than other people. We are to serve everyone, and think of them as better than ourselves.
When the disciples wanted the glory Jesus was going to have in his coming kingdom, the disciples wanted to share that glory too, on his right and left hand side. Jesus tells us how we can share in this glory.
Revelation 3:21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne. Here is what he told them.
Mark 10:35 And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, come unto him, saying, "Master, we would that thou shouldest do for us whatsoever we shall desire." 36 And he said unto them, "What would ye that I should do for you?" 37 They said unto him, "Grant unto us that we may sit, one on thy right hand, and the other on thy left hand, in thy glory." 38 But Jesus said unto them, "Ye know not what ye ask: can ye drink of the cup that I drink of? and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?" 39 And they said unto him, "We can." And Jesus said unto them, "Ye shall indeed drink of the cup that I drink of; and with the baptism that I am baptized withal shall ye be baptized: 40 But to sit on my right hand and on my left hand is not mine to give; but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared." 41 And when the ten heard it, they began to be much displeased with James and John. 42 But Jesus called them to him, and saith unto them, "Ye know that they which are accounted to rule over the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and their great ones exercise authority upon them. 43 But so shall it not be among you: but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your minister: 44 And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all. 45 For even the son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many."
He told them that they had to do what he did, drink the cup of poison, die to their life and their will, and do God's will instead, and be baptized, that is be born of God, get God's seed (His Holy Spirit) inside of you to live in the spirit. Then serve people, he said to minister to people, Jesus came and he served all men and women by doing God's will, and that is what we are to do too, IF we want to share in his glory.
Romans 8:17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
To get glorified with Jesus we must become servants, and never think of ourselves and instead do God's will each day. A passage often misunderstood by Trinitarians is coming up, but in Philippians the writer is basically saying the EXACT same thing. Have the same "mind of Christ" in you, and be a servant, like him, to be glorified, like him.
Philippians 2:1 If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies, 2 Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the SAME love, being of ONE ACCORD, of ONE MIND. 3 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in LOWLINESS of mind let each esteem other BETTER THAN themselves. 4 Look not every man on his own things, but every man ALSO on the things OF OTHERS. 5 Let this mind be in you, which was ALSO in Christ Jesus: 6 who, being in the FORM of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: 7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the FORM of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: 8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. 9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name.
When you are the "form" of something you are necessarily not the something you are in the form of. We, when baptized, are in the form of God, we're supposed to be like little 'g' gods growing up to look like our Father God Almighty. We're warned some Christians will have a form of godliness but deny the power thereof (the Holy Spirit).
2 Timothy 3:5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
This means some Christians will have a form of Godliness and not deny the power. The Jews thought that if you were a son of God, you were saying you were equal to God.
John 5:18 Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God
To the Jews, by claiming to be a son or daughter of God, you are claiming equality with God. Don't get high-minded about that, but instead be like a servant like Jesus was.
Philippians 2:6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: 7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men.
The point about being equal to God, but being in the likeness of men, is what you are to do. We are not of this world like Jesus is not of this world. (John 17:16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world), we were sent into this world to be like men (who are not little 'g' gods), they're not "sons of God", they need to be born again still, but we don't get high-minded that God is our Father, instead we give up our life for them, to do God's will, and He touches their lives through us as we let Him work through us.
So, you can see we're to think of everyone as better than ourselves, and be serving them all throughout our lives. But the people of Sodom get high-minded, prideful, arrogant, and take advatage and are very cruel to people. The further they go down that path, the more it leads to them mocking, and beating people up emotionally and/or physically.
That was the sin of Sodom, their murder, cruelty, and arrogance. When you disobey the commandments, you're likened to a dog returning to vomit, or a pig wallowing in the mire. You're likened to a beast. The people who act in this manner have the form or image of the beast.
The reason I brought this up was interesting. There was a homosexual man who kicked some Christians out of his place of business, even though they were not doing anything wrong. He asked them if they tolerated him, and they said, "Yes." because they were in his place of business just hanging out. He claimed later that it was because they were hanging fliers against abortion. This is a prime example of the mark of the beast.
So many people want to claim it's an RFID microchip because they ask, how could you not be able to buy or sell if it was anything else like an attitude. Well, in this case, this man had an attitutde against Christians, and decided to not sell to them. He was cruel in the way he spoke to them also.
There have been other incidents where people would not sell to others simply for being a Trump supporter.
“Anyone who supports Trump — or believes what you believe — is not welcome here! And you need to leave right now because we won’t serve you!” Piatek claims he was told as he was shown the door by a manager. - Guy wearing Trump hat sues bar for refusing to serve him (March 18, 2017)
"Joined by retired local judge Alvin Goldstein, she took a seat and ordered two sangrias from a smiling waitress without incident, Levy recalled. But the server soon returned and told them they had to leave. “I was shocked,” Levy, a writer, told The Post. “She [the waitress] seemed very surprised by it all and was told to refuse us service. We just got up and started to leave.” Levy said a man who identified himself as a co-owner blasted Levy and Goldstein for supporting Donald Trump as they left." Esther Levy was thrown out of Warwick, NY restaurant, Cancun, for being a Trump supporter. (July 5, 2016)
"The group was decked out in Trump swag – from T-shirts to those iconic red hats emblazoned with the campaign’s slogan: “Make America Great Again. But apparently the cashier at the Cook Out in Colonial Heights does not believe Trump can make America great again. Nor do they believe his supporters deserve to eat Cook Out hamburgers." 'Hell No!' Cashier refuses to serve Trump backers (June 17, 2016)
I'm not a Trump supporter, as he has flat out said he doesn't ask for forgiveness of sins and uses the Eucharist to supposedly be saved. He's connected to the Catholics, in other words. But it is interesting it's the more liberal people acting in this manner of rudeness. These people who will not serve others, cannot tolerate certain people. Yet, they're often saying that the conservatives or Christians are the intolerant ones.
It's a sign of the times that more and more people are not letting others buy or frequent businesses simply because they are intolerant of others, and prideful thinking that they are better than others and those others don't deserve to be served. I'll leave some links below to videos that speak more on the mark of the beast, and how the Roman Catholic Church actually already made sure "heretics" could not "buy or sell" a long time ago.