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The only people that take the mark will be those that worship the beast, they will receive it. Not forced to have it. They will be deceived. Those of God will not be deceived. 2Thess 2 Explains this.
7 And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels,
8 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:
Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;
And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.
And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth:
This sign is a specific Constellation in heaven. It gives you the exact time to the hour, min and Seconds when you should look up to the heavens to see it.
And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:
There is a method behind the creation of languages, languages are created by those in power in order for us to lose the true meaning of the original words. If you look at the etymological roots of any modern word, you will find the true original meaning behind that word at the very base of that root system.
16 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, 17 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. 18 This calls for wisdom. Let the person who has insight calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man. That number is 666.
Is it the eternal invisible inner man, or the visible temporary outer man?