its not about a mark but who do you trust that counts!
Compare mark with worship
It is who you trust that can save you or send you to hell
It is no mark they put on you
It is in your heart where they cannot touch you
It is who you worship that can save you or send you to hell
Not what they may or may not do to your body
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.
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.
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.
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,
It is about who we worship but it seems that if we worship God we will not take the mark. What about those people the force to take it?
If we could lose our seal of the holy spirit which gives us the ability to worship God in the spirit John 4 then it would make no sense. It is about who we worship
There are those who do not worship Babylon whether it is Nazis or Commies or NOW yet are marked. But do we receive and take it or is it forced on us. Does that change who we trust to save us?
It does not say “if any man worship the beast or money or receive the mark” it said “and” and although these things will go together for one who worships the beast (TV) we still can worship God and take the mark. It is worship that God is looking for. It is nothing on the outside in the devil controlled world that can save us or unsave us, only we are saved by the spirit that gives us the ability to worship all the time!
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.
Here it again depends on who you put your trust in and that is a matter of the heart. There is no sequence of “or”s here but “and”s. There is a logical flow from the belief of your heart to how you will act on the outside in the world. But nothing can touch your Holy spirit in the inner man that we have been sealed with. Perhaps we should not use money with Government mints stamped in it, perhaps we should not watch TV, perhaps we should not obey laws against God, perhaps we should not take the vaccination passport. But that does not affect how we worship God because that is spiritual not physical.
And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God.
Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest.
Again it is who we worship that determines who will save us or not.
We have victory because we trust in God not Babylon and we have received the holy spirit and that is our mark and Gods signature!
And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image.
See it is not one component but two. It is those that do not worship God and have the mark. It is the worship only possible for the born again and saved with eternal life. Those who never asked to be saved will not be. When the word and is used it is not like or. “And” is defined “As a coordinating conjunction; expressing two elements to be taken together or in addition to each other.” “Or”is defined “(logic, computing) A logical connective joining two or more predicates that yields the logical value “true” when at least one of the predicates is true.” So the word “or” is never used but “and” as the connection between “mark” and “worshipping” You can still worship God and be marked. But probably not want to.
In the end it is all about worship and trust.
And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
SO lets be sure to worship the God of our Lord Jesus Christ. Let the light do its work. Let us look to the light and worship and come out of Babylon. It is the devil not us. It is his Empire that is falling not ours. How to worship God effectively is what is important and not put our trust in man
Revelation 15 :: King James Version (KJV)
Revelation 15 – Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for [thou] only [art] holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest.