The "WORSHIP" connected with the Mark of the Beast can, therefore, be very subtle, as shown by the meaning of the actual word itself; it does NOT mean swearing to follow a person as a god, or necessarily making any kind of grandiose, public declaration or pledge of allegiance to one, as you might have seen in a movie.
Moreover, the first 5 seals (Rev. 6:1-11) also gives us details about the timing of the mark of the beast. The saints start to be martyred at seal 4 and that continues on into seal 5. Such is preceded by peace being taken from the earth and men slaying each other (seal 2); and famine (seals 3 and 4). See "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse." We read in Revelation:
He was given power to make war against the saints and to conquer them. And he was given authority over every tribe, people, language and nation. All inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast--all whose names have not been written in the book of life belonging to the Lamb that was slain from the creation of the world. (Rev 13:7,8)IF Revelation 13 is in sequential order, then: (a) the war on the saints will occur before the mark of the beast and (b) a type of worship of the antichrist will be given, even if he is not fully and officially recognized as having authority over "every tribe, people, language and nation".
It is also possible that those events are just noted as occurring without being fully accomplished or recognized prior to the issuing of the mark of the beast. The antichrist could be 'worshiped' in a much lesser and dramatic way than the movies have shown such a figure to be, which would confirm the Greek meaning of the word itself. Nothing in God's word states the antichrist will be given a public declaration as the world ruler with a ceremony.
The issuing of the mark of the beast might predate the revealing of the antichrist (2 Thess. 2:4). To be safe, absolutely refuse anything on or in your body, especially one that will provide special privileges for having received such as with the covid (sars-cov-2) vaccine or anything of the like.
Such a warning is imperative, because those who do receive the mark, including the saints, will be tormented with burning sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and of the Lamb. The smoke of their torment rises for ever and ever and there will be no rest day or night for those who worship the beast and his image, or for anyone who receives the mark of his name (Rev. 14:10,11).
Such a mark, administered at the same time as the vaccine, will be both 'on' the body and 'in' the body, as the many "snake fang" microneedles penetrate ever so slightly the top surface of the skin. Such a mark can be easily administered to either the right hand or the forehead. To be safe, do not receive any mark whatsoever onto your body for any reason, especially a mark needed to access your currency, even if that access feature would not be made available or activated until after the issuance of said mark. [NOTE: the RFID chip is now old technology.]
He [the antichrist] also FORCED everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead, so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of his name. (Rev 13:16,17)Since we learn in other scriptures that a great innumerable multitude will overcome the beast and his mark by being slain (Rev. 7:9-14), then apparently, there must be free will to resist and refuse the mark. Those overcomers did not "receive" the mark (Rev. 14:9; 14:11). Hence, though they were "forced", they were still able to refuse "receiving" it; they were free to choose captivity and death (Rev. 13:10) over taking the mark:
They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death (Rev 12:11).Again, they were not physically overpowered, though "forced" (severely pressured, squeezed, and with their back against the wall, etc.), they did overcome in their personal "test," uniquely given to all Christians of the last generation.
Certainly, not as authoritative as God's word is ID2020 itself. It states:
Especially since nonparticipants in this system would be unable to buy or sell goods or services. [https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-universal-digital-identification-and-you]The term nonparticipants also shows not everyone will receive the Mark of the Beast, though they were "forced".
It was also Bill Gates who went to MIT and paid them to develop the glowing LUCIFERase quantum dot tattoo coming with the future microneedle vaccine, which will place a mark on the body as proof of vaccination. It was Microsoft who patented WO2020060606 with the three sixes at the end and who will store the data for their worldwide vaccine AI (Artificial Intelligence) biosensor humanity tracking and body-mining plan.
Furthermore, in ASCII, the name BILL GATES III (all caps) equals 666. It was Bill Gates, who has no medical degrees, who was the chief authoritative voice when this "pandemic" first emerged and who dogmatically declared that 7 billion people will have to be vaccinated in order for the world to "return to normal". Gates lives in a house that is 66,000 square feet and he will be 66 years old in October 2021, just before Halloween. His wife Melinda, during an interview, was wearing an upside down cross around her neck, a symbol in Satanism. Bill Gates seems to be the best candidate for the antichrist at this point, but time will tell.
It is highly possible, the Noahide Laws that were snuck into House Resolution 104 - designating March 26, 1991, as "Education Day, U.S.A." [ https://www.congress.gov/bill/102nd-congress/house-joint-resolution/104/text ] will be the basis, since beheading is the penalty for blasphemy. Blasphemy there is defined as from the unbelieving darkened perspective of the Jews, meaning that Christians will be targeted for worshiping Jesus and for their belief system as a whole. Those beheaded for rejecting the mark of the beast are killed for that very reason, that is, they rejected the mark of the beast and that includes even unbelievers.
Additionally the "buy or selling" (Rev. 13:17) is also literal as the same Greek terms are cited in Mt. 13:44 showing a literal buying and selling. That is likewise the plan of the elites as they have announced online to the world in ID2020 [https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-universal-digital-identification-and-you]. The mark of the beast will be a literal mark on the right hand or forehead needed to literally "buy or sell" goods or services. At this point, the mark of the beast is coming with other privileges such as work, travel and access to large gatherings and certain public venues.
But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day (2 Pet 3:8).You must NOT take the mark of the beast. You MUST remain faithful to Jesus and patiently endure the sufferings we are all being subjected to. This is a "test" similar to, but more final than, the severe tests the Christians of the past faced with their life-or-death situations. To receive the mark of the beast is to be eternally condemned with no chance of forgiveness. It is the unpardonable sin unique to our generation and all people, even former Christians, who yield and the take the mark will be tormented in eternal fire forever because of that one act of disobedience.
On an encouraging note: remember that one second after the faithful are beheaded, those overcomers will be in PARADISE. You must remain faithful to JESUS to the end. "They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; THEY DID NOT LOVE THEIR LIVES SO MUCH AS TO SHRINK FROM DEATH" (Rev 12:11). That must be YOU!