Too often, we fall into complacency, assigning our self ….the title: The Mark. Some of us get to the point in our lives, as Leaders, enjoying so much success, we now consider ourselves as The Mark…The Mark that all others are measured by…We ASSIGN ourselves the title…The Mark.
We get to a point in our career… where we think that everyone else wants to be just like us. Any Leader, who thinks of himself as being The Mark, is also “marked” as a FOOL. The title: The Mark, can only be assigned by those who follow you….it is not “self-designated,” or proclaimed.
Be careful….about taking on “marks.” Be aware…of the “mark of the beast.” As we are told in…Revelation 14:9, 11, 15:2, 16:2, 19:20, and 20:4. This mark acts as a seal for the followers of Antichrist and the false prophet (the spokesperson for the Antichrist). The false prophet (the second beast) is the one who causes people to take this mark. The mark is literally placed in the hand or forehead and is not simply a card someone carries.
Throughout the Scriptures, the word beast refers to a system. This beast is not just one human being, rather it is a system that has infiltrated every area whether it be politics, medicine, art or science…. the beastly system is everywhere. This system is typically overseen by a powerful government with those in power making decisions that perpetrate the worldly system throughout mankind. When Revelation 13:1 speaks of the beast rising up out of the sea, what is meant by the sea? The Scriptures speak of the sea as “masses of humanity.” This beastly system is rising up out of humanity, out of all the people on the earth.
“The Mark” that we should seek is found in – Galatians 6:17–18 – “From now on let no one cause me trouble, for I bear on my body the marks of Jesus. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brothers. Amen”