I was seeing how many reads this first message has had, thousands and thousands, guess people wonder and by the comments, many feel it is not the mark of the beast. The sheep will not follow any but the true shepherd, the inner witness, see comment on part one, link,
3K reads to date.
I was looking at just the word mark, I just learned and I learn every day a very key little word that sums this prof up.
The KJV says.
Rev 13:16 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:
Not the word In, note; on. This is a mistranslation of the Greek word. For the Greek tells us the mark is not IN, but ON the body, that little word, settles it.
1) upon, on, at, by, before
2) of position, on, at, by, over, against
3) to, over, on, at, across, against
RWP, Rodgers word pitchers Greek says;
A mark (charagma). Old word from charassō, to engrave, in Act_17:29 of idolatrous images, but in Rev (Rev_13:16, Rev_13:17; Rev_14:9, Rev_14:11; Rev_16:2; Rev_19:20; Rev_20:4) of the brand of the beast on the right hand or on the forehead or on both. Deissmann (Bible Studies, pp. 240ff.) shows that in the papyri official business documents often have the name and image of the emperor, with the date as the official stamp or seal and with charagma as the name of this seal.
RWP agrees with the Greek in saying as we read,
...the brand of the beast on the right hand or on the forehead or on both.
On, not in. This may seem small to you, but it is all I need to conclude this fact. On not in, a RFID is in, not on, OK. see part 1.