Warning! Don't Worship the Beast (Anti-christ) of the Book of Revelation or Take His 666 Mark!
All of us make decisions every day. Most are fairly simple choices, such as, "What should I wear today?" Some decisions are more difficult: "Should I buy this house?" "Should I have that medical treatment or not?" Most choices don't affect our lives in devastating ways, choosing one thing over another. Maybe you will regret your decision, but in most cases life goes on.
However, if you are living in the times of Revelation, and choose to take the Mark of the Beast, it will be the worst decision you could have ever made. That choice will give you some happiness and worldly support, but it will be very temporary. Within a year or so God's full wrath will be upon the earth and on everyone who has the Mark of the Beast. And you will not live happily ever after because you will be going to hell.
To be honest, if you choose not to take the Mark of the Beast, for a short time life will be very awful. This is because you will not be able to buy or sell anything, no food, no medicine, no clothes, nothing. And the Beast will be trying to hunt you down to kill you. The Beast will hate anyone who doesn't think he is worthy to be worshipped. How will Christians physically survive? Frankly, some Christians won't, but Jesus Christ will take them into heaven at the moment of their physical death, to live happily ever after with Him.
When will this happen? Revelation 1-3 talks about the history of the Christian church, and the rest of the Book of Revelation is what will happen just before and after Jesus Christ returns to this earth. I believe Jesus Christ's return is near. Why do I believe this? The Middle East is becoming the main focus of the world, which is where the Beast's axis of power will be. The world also has the technology it needs now to have what is prophesied in Revelation to come about.
We have a choice - take the 666 Mark and have temporary happiness on this earth then permanent agony for eternity, or don't take the 666 Mark and have temporary suffering then eternal happiness. Read 2 Corinthians 4:17-18, and Revelation 13 through 16.
See you in eternity! Gini
Revelation13 also 14:9-13 summarized
...And I saw a beast (Anti-christ)... People worshiped the dragon (Satan) because he had given authority to the beast, and they also worshiped the beast... The beast was given a mouth to utter proud words...and to exercise its authority for forty-two months... All inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast - all whose names have not been written in the Lamb's book of life, the Lamb who was slain from the creation of the world... Then I saw a second beast (False prophet)... It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name (666)... If anyone worships the beast... and receives its mark on their forehead or on their hand, they, too, will... experience the full strength of God's wrath. They will be tormented...forever and ever. There will be no rest day or night for those who worship the beast... or for anyone who receives the mark of its name. This calls for patient endurance on the part of the people of God who keep his commands and remain faithful to Jesus... Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord...they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them.