Lesson No. 463
Book of Revelation, Chapter 13
"The Mark of the Beast, the Mark of Man...666"

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The two beasts

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. 2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. 3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. 4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? 5 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. 6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. 7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. 8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. 9 If any man have an ear, let him hear. 10 He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints. 11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. 12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. 13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, 14 and deceiveth 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 to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. 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. 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. 18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.


Lesson No.463 "The Mark of the Beast, the Mark of Man...666"

Book of Revelation, Chapter 13


1) We learned who the creature is described in Chapter 12;
this one in verses 1and 2 is like him and is one of two witnesses- describe his characteristics.

2) The mortal wound in verse 3 could be an actual wound on this witness for Satan or the remnant of an ancient evil culture. Why would the world worship him or it? (Hint- verse 4)

3) Verses 5-7 tells us what his job is and how he does it- explain. How long does he witness against God and for Satan or the new world order?

4) Verse 7 does not paint a pretty picture for the 'saints' living at this time. What is going on with the Christians on earth at this time? Verse 8 tells it all- who worships the beast?

5) What does verses 9 and 10 mean? Who will eventually be captured and killed? Saints or non-believers? God's patients is limited.

6) The second beast appears in verse 11. God always has two witnesses (example Moses and Elijah), so also must Satan. What is his job?

7) Verses 13 and 14 spell out the power of this beast- what is the purpose of all these demonstrations of power?

8) Verse 15 is interesting- this has happened before in Daniel. What is this verse referring to?

9) Verse 16 makes it clear that all saints living at this time will be identified and marked either for God or for Satan. What is this going to be like? The first step to attempted elimination of the remaining saints is described in verse 17; what is it?

10) Verse 18 is a shocking revelation to us when we read it. We all get wiggy regarding the number 666- why? It's the mark of the Anti-Christ, right? But what mark is it really?

11) Since the mark '666' is the mark of man, when do we get it? What does it mean? And how do we get rid of it?

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