What do you think the mark of the beast is? Do you think it is already here? Which is your opinion on it?
We need to be careful and scriptural when we interpret these verses. We also need to be awake and vigilant for when those times come.
People have tried to interpret these scriptures saying that the mark and the very end are already here. When this didn’t happen, again and again, people got discouraged, and some even lost faith. That’s why we mustn’t be quick to interpret end time prophecies as Jesus Himself told us to watch as no one knows the day or the hour but only the Father who is in heaven (Matthew 24:42).
That’s why the most important thing we can do is wait on our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and be ready, and live soberly. The end will eventually come. We must watch, though, as the Bible tells us in 2 Thessalonians 2:3, 4 that the man of sin first needs to be revealed. He will be the one having to do with the mark. The Bible prophecies are not based on what people say will happen but on what the Word of God says. That’s why we need to understand it well. Those who are really Christians in those days will be sure and not doubt the signs concerning the end and the mark. They will have the Holy Spirit and His wisdom guiding them.
We’ve see plenty of things said by people that never happened, but what if one day these prophecies really get to be accomplished? We need to be ready by living in His word and seeking His presence.