Mark or Name or Number of Beast
Many people today are so focused on the mark of the beast alone, they forget that there are other major deceptions that Satan has brought upon this world. We tend to think that as long as we reject the coming MARK of the beast, then we will be ok. People even say ... 'Don't worry about the details of the God we worship, it's a mystery, just make sure you don't take the mark!' But is this right? Of course not! Our God of the Bible is not a 'mystery' at all! God has clearly revealed who He is. So what does Revelation state concerning the coming deception:
Revelation 13:16-17 ...'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: 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.'
Revelation 14:11 ...'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.'
Revelation 13:1 ...'And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.'
So as you can see, this last day deception isn't only about the actual mark (please see our MARK OF THE BEAST website to see what the actual mark is). No, there are MANY last day deceptions that will place the people of the world on the side of the beast. And as Revelation 13 states, you will be on the side of the beast whether you have it's mark, or name, or number. Meaning ANY deception of the beast by which you have been made "drunk", will place you on the side of the beast and against the Lord Jesus Christ.
So how can we be associated with the 'NAME' of the beast?
Well, what is the most important aspect when we are dealing with the 'name' of God? Revelation 14 talks about a special group of people in the last days who have their Father's name in their forehead. And to have this seal in their forehead, it means they have an understanding of the one true God. And this is also portrayed in their worship, character and lives.
Exodus 20:2-3 ...'I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other gods before me.'
Isaiah 45:5 ...'I am the Lord, and there is none else, there is no God beside me.'
The most important aspect of the 'name' of God and getting the seal of God is actually worshipping the true God of the Bible. And who is that? Jesus confirms in John 17:3 and Paul confirms in 1 Corinthians 8:6 and 1 Timothy 2:5 that it is the Father (Jehovah). The Father is the one true God of the Bible. And He has a literal Son, who is Jesus Christ, who came to this earth to reveal His Father, the true God to us.
So what 'god' does the beast worship and promote? The trinity god. And the trinity teaching states that God consists of 3 beings - God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. And yet the Bible cearly specifies that God is 'one LORD' which is the Father alone! And the Father commanded that we are to have no other 'gods' before HIM
1 Corinthians 8:6 ...'But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.'
This one God, the Father, is clearly portrayed right throughout the Bible. Jesus even stated Himself in John 17:3 that His Father is the only true God, and that the Godhead consists of the Father and Son alone. And yet the world worships and promotes this confusing 3 in 1 god of Babylon instead! This is a great deception. And what does Revelation 13 say the name that the beast has on it's heads? 'The name of blasphemy'. And as we know, blasphemy is to make something 'god' that isn't actually God.
So to worship and promote the same god of the beast - the false trinity god - is to have the 'name of the beast' - which is blasphemy