You must have the word of God internally. In your heart and in your head.
And it shall bee for a signe vnto thee, vpon thine hand, and for a memoriall betweene thine eyes, that the Lords law may be in thy mouth: for with a strong hande hath the Lord brought thee out of Egypt.
¶ Therefore shall ye lay vp these my words in your heart, and in your soule, and bind them for a signe vpon your hand, that they may bee as frontlets betweene your eyes.
And all that dwel vpon the earth, shall worship him, whose names are not written in the booke of life of the Lambe, slaine from the foundation of the world.
And the Lord sayd vnto him, Goe through the middest of the citie, through the middest of Ierusalem, and set a marke vpon the foreheads of the men that sigh, and that cry for all the abominations, that bee done in the middest thereof.
Revelation 16:2 | Read whole chapter
And the first went, and powred out his viall vpon the earth, and there fell a noysome and grieuous sore vpon the men which had the marke of the beast, and vpon them which worshipped his image.
Revelation 19:20 | Read whole chapter
And the beast was taken, & with him the false prophet, that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceiued them that had receiued the marke of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast aliue into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
Revelation 20:4 | Read whole chapter
And I saw thrones, and they sate vpon them, and iudgement was giuen vnto them: & I saw the soules of them that were beheaded for the witnesse of Iesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had receiued his marke vpon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they liued and reigned with Christ a thousand yeeres.
It looks the mark is not a physical one. So, you cannot line up and get some kind of embedded device and call that the mark of the beast. That does not preclude it occurring, but it is not what scripture says although many would argue very angrily about as it has been debated fiercely. That is why you must have the true testimony of God being the 1611 translation that has not been tampered with and it is consistent throughout the whole text from the beginning until its end.
I am not going to provide commentary on that because it is not the purpose of this post and I doubt I could. It is to emphasise scripture that speaks of God’s people being identified by their knowledge, understanding and application of Gods words at the beginning when Moses received it directly from God. You then see that wherever Israel and later Judah ignore these words and no longer apply them they begin to worship idols and perpetrate abominations which anger God, and this is followed by terrible judgements. The modern church is asleep and thinks it is exempt because they have so many great bible teachers, commentaries, lexicons, and translations. But as we can see on this web site these translations in themselves are abominations containing so many false doctrines because they change words and therefore meanings to align with Babylonian teaching about Jesus Christ. (Babylon being ancient Luciferian teaching that goes back to the Genesis 3 essentially)
At this point I could recommend so many books as I have done elsewhere but I think the one you need to read is the bible itself. (Only the 1611 text) One example is Psalm 119 where David speaks of this numerous times as he affirms his love for God’s word. Let’s not forget the Lamp which is mentioned in the parables of the virgins.
However, only the Holy Spirit can teach you from scripture and it will be verified throughout the whole text. Scripture or God’s own word interprets itself. You cannot pluck one verse out and make a doctrine. That leads to apostacy. However, all I wanted to do here was show these verses.