Rev 13:1 1And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
This is the first beast.
Rev 13:2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.
Rev 13:3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.
Rev 13:4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?
So the beast had the dragon over him(The devil), those who worshipped the beast , worshipped the dragon.
So we see the hierarchy
Devil(Dragon) > 1st Beast
Rev 13:11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.
Rev 13:12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
Rev 13:15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
Rev 13:16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
Rev 13:17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
So we see the hierarchy
Devil(Dragon) > 1st Beast > 2nd Beast > The earth (World) getting the mark of the beast.
So we see the 2nd beast causes everyone in the World to receive a Mark on their right hand(actions), or in their foreheads(Thoughts).
We also see a Heirarchy that wants to control the World, at the Top of the Hierarchy is Satan. Christian Audigier
Therefore does not getting the Mark of the beast means supporting this Hierarchy itself, being part of this Hiearrarchy and away from God, away from the
truth of Jesus.
Now it was true for 1st Century Christians because, The hirarchy was the Roman Hierarchy, that wanted to control the people Keep them
away from the truth of Jesus.
It was true for the Martin Luther(The protestant church) because the hierarchy was, the Roman Catholic Church
It is true for any secret societies today, because it is Again the hierarchy the top level of the hierarchy Want to Control those who are at the bottom.
This means the Book of Revelation will be true in all ages, until the Kingdom of God Comes and until the Hiearachy exists.
Why the hierarchy wants people to be marked, because otherwise it is a threat to the Power they are holding in the hierarchy.
I believe the reason we are to preach the Gospel, to evangelise is not the fear of Hell, but to keep people from getting Marked by the World by
the Mark of the beast, Everybody who has not come to the Light of the Lord is Marked by the beast. Christian Audigier Clothing
Rev 14:9 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,
Rev 14:10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:
Rev 14:11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.
Rev 13:18Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.