Many Christians expect the “beast” of Revelation to use microchips or other technology to create the Mark of the Beast and 666, which will be means of persecuting true Christians. However, the real Mark of the Beast will be much more subtle, clever and unexpected.
The Second Coming of Christ is a major themes in Revelation, but most of what is said describes its effect on unbelievers. They have rejected Christ and are persecuting His followers, and when He comes they will will be destroyed
Women in the Bible symbolize the Church, either pure or corrupt. The Scarlet Beast of Revelation 17 is ridden (controlled) by a Harlot, showing that at the end of time the corrupt international Church will control the state to persecute God’s people
Babylon was an ancient enemy of God’s people. When Babylon was destroyed, the religion reappeared in Rome and eventually invaded the Christian Church. At the end of time Babylon will reappear, led by the Beast from the Bottomless Pit and the False Prophet
The False Prophet is one of the leaders of the final Babylon who will organize the Battle of Armageddon. He is with the apostate American Church (Beast from the Earth) and works deceptive miracles. He is allied with the Beast from the Bottomless Pit and they will be cast into the Lake of Fire at the Second Coming
There are four beasts described in Revelation: The Beast from the Sea (the Medieval Catholic Church), the Beast from the Earth (the United States at the End of Time), the Scarlet Beast (the religio-political persecuting power at the End of Time) and the Beast from the Bottomless Pit (the Final Antichrist)
The Number of the Beast (666) is closely linked to the Mark of the Beast. It is a symbol of disobedience and human effort rather than submission, faith and reliance on God. Chapter 13 of the Book Revelation of Jesus explains 666 and the Mark of the Beast.