The Second Beast was permitted to give Breath to the image of the First Beast so that the image can speak, and cause ALL who REFUSED to WORSHIP it be Killed.
And the Second Beast required ALL people Great and Small, Poor and Rich Free or Slave to RECEIVE A MARK on their RIGHT hand (taking away their authority) or in their Forheads (controlling their minds)
So that NO ONE can BUY or SELL unless he had the MARK or the Name of the Beast or the Number of Its Name.
Here is the call for WISDOM. Let the one who has insight calculate the number of the Beast, for it is the Number of MAN, and that number is 666.