The mark of the beast is chronicled in the book of Revelation.
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.
“And there followed another Angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication”
This speaks directly to worshipping the beast and accepting the mark of the Beast that everyone was forced into. (Rev 13:15-17)
Babylon’s headquarters will be in Rome, not the actual location of Babylon in Southern Mesopotamia, or the United Arab Republic, Persia or Syria.
Babylon is a reference to the commercial and religious system put in place by the Anti-Christ, which includes the mark of the Beast and the whole debit system of the One World Economy (Isaiah 21:9; Jeremiah 51:8).
16 And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth.
2 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.
3 And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea; and it became as the blood of a dead man: and every living soul died in the sea.
It is thought that Babylon’s headquarters will be in Rome, not the actual location of Babylon in Southern Mesopotamia, or today in the United Arab Republic of Persia, or Syria. Babylon is used as a reference to a commercial and religious system, so when Babylon falls it refers to the collapse of the commercial and religious system put in place by the Anti-Christ, which includes the mark of the Beast and the whole debit system of the One World Economy (Isaiah 21:9; Jeremiah 51:8; Rev 14:8).
The point is, the mark is where Satan copies God who marked the 144k in their forehead which separates them and spares them from most of the judgments that take place during the tribulation.
3 Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.
4 And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.
In this regard the mark is instituting a measure of economic control. Perhaps a debit system that is shrouded with the mark. The point is that this mark is not a philosophy or a parable, it refers to an actual physical application and monetary system that has consequences. Think Germany and travel papers with a credit card system accessed through the mark.
This technology is already in place.
Fujitsu is partnering with a Mobile Network Operator, NTT DoCoMo (Japan Telco), they have created a smartphone called “Arrows F-04G” with built in Iris scanning technology that recognizes Iris patterns in the eye for unlocking phone or authenticating mobile / online payment transactions. Similar to fingerprint technology.
Accepting the mark in ANY form will cost you your life - during the tribulation.
Enter the “One World Currency” and “One World Government”.
The mark will be required to get any goods, reminiscent of Hitler and the Holocaust by the Nazis, type and shadow of this period.
This mark, by economic means, forces man to forsake any chance at salvation. (Rev 14:9-11).