When the day comes, and it is soon coming, the word of God says: “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: 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” (Revelation 13:16-17).
The key word here is “…causeth…”: The devil, aka Satan can only “cause” those who he has power over to receive the mark of the beast. For those that believe in and follows Jesus Christ, the devil has no power over because “greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world” (1 John 4:4).
“Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?” (2 Corinthians 13:5). “That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love” (Ephesians 3:17). “For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ: (1 Thessalonians 5:9).
Every day, we must do as the Apostle Paul said: “Fight the good fight of faith and lay hold on eternal life” (1 Timothy 6:12).