I'm sure that by now all if not most of you are familiar with the biblical passages that relate to the mark of the beast, therefore I see not the
need to quote them all. However, if someone is uncertain of them, I'm more than welcome to provide links pertaining to such.
Now with that said, I believe that the mark of the beast [which I do not believe in whatsoever, but for arguments sake,...] is the act of 'holy
communion'. So the mark of the beast is the act of communion you say, well whom does this affect? Well here is a list of people who participate in
this act: Eastern Orthodoxy, Angelicans, Episcopalians, Lutherans, Methodists, Calvinists, Latter Day Saints, Eastern Christians, Roman Catholics,
Jehova's Witnesses, and many others. A shocking amount to be honest.
Generally, in all communion/eucharistic practices the 'bread and wine'/'body and blood' are receiving either A: in the palm of the hand!, or in
the mouth. Following the acceptance of this so-called bread/body there is usually a 'sign/mark' placed upon the forehead! of the receiver, from the
I believe that this act clearly is what is being referred to in the bible, as the mark of the beast so to speak.
So with the act of communion we are left with the 'bread and wine/body and blood', with this being said I refer you to look at Number 6:3 "He shall
separate himself from wine and strong drink, and shall drink no vinegar of wine, or vinegar of strong drink, neither shall he drink any liquor of
grapes, nor eat moist grapes, or dried. All the days of his separation shall he eat nothing that is made of the vine tree." Clearly, the 'vine
tree' is related to the forbidden fruit. And furthermore, I believe that this forbidden fruit is actually the Grape. Also, notice how in the quote
the vine is said to be a tree.
So then, why is the vine tree "forbidden fruit"? Well, it's 'forbidden because it is a type of blood. The vine tree(probably a grape), therefore
grape juice, it represents blood. Matthew 26:26 "And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the
disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body. And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; For this is my
blood of the new testament. So clearly, grapes(from the vine tree) and their juice is a type of blood.
"So now, we know that a tree is forbidden, and grape juice is forbidden to the Nazarite; but, if grape juice is a type of blood, then blood should be
forbidden. Let's turn to Genesis 9, and notice that blood is forbidden. So blood and grape juice are inseparably connected. Genesis 9:4: But flesh
with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat."
Also, " Furthermore, it's forbidden in the New Testament. Go to Acts chapter 15. Not only under the law, and before the law, but after the
law--before the law in Genesis 9, the blood is forbidden; under the law in Leviticus 17, blood is forbidden; and Acts chapter 15, under grace blood is
forbidden. Acts 15:28: For it seemed good to the Holy Ghost, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things; That ye abstain
from meats offered to idols, and from blood."
It is easy to correlate the similarity between grape juice and wine. It is also easy to correlate the similarity between wine and blood. It is also
interesting to note that the first miracles and a large amount of the miracle in the bible both old and new testament involved the tranformation of
blood and wine.
At this site the author clearly states how grapes are the unholy of all unholies(sp?) Remember
that quote in Genesis 2:23 "Bone of my bone and flesh of my flesh" it was spoken in regards to the creation of Adam. Well, its interesting to note
that blood was not in that recipe for the making of Adam. Neither did the resurrection body as stated in the above mentioned source.
I could continue on this tangent for quite some time, but my point is that I think that The Mark of the Beast is probably and more than likely The Act
of Communion. Hence drinking of the blood and eating of the flesh.
Note: I am of no religion whatsoever, and do not believe nor endorse in the bible as being factual.