The army of the beast is 200 millions, organised in 10s 100s 1000s etc. From the top, ten kings give power to the beast, so this structure of tens holds all the way to the top. Supposed 70 millions in the US, 70 millions in Europe and 70 millions in the east, that would be about right. Of course there are seven continents so this breakdown is not realistic. South America and Africa are part of the kingdom. 144,000 chiefs of thousands have a mark on their right hand, maybe a stripe on their sleeve, and a mark on their forehead, a hat perhaps.
Exodus 13-9: This observance will be for you like a sign on your hand and a reminder on your forehead that this law of the LORD is to be on your lips. For the LORD brought you out of the North (Egypt) with his mighty hand.
Exodus 18-21: Moreover, look for able men from all the people, men who fear God, who are trustworthy and hate a bribe, and place such men over the people as chiefs of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties, and of tens.
Then, when we're ready, it is written write down the names of the locusts in the book of life, as in exodus, before we start.
Rev. 7-3: Do not harm the land or the sea or the trees until we put a seal on the foreheads of the servants of our God."
Rev. 20-15: And if anyone's name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.
As for the beast claiming to be God, God said to Moses, you will be like God to them, as Moses led the people out of Egypt. As for the image of the beast, the king of the locust moves his army here and there through modern technology, so the image of the beast is not complicated. Anyone who disobeys the king is like any soldier who disobeyed Saul.
Edited by RobertD, 08 April 2020 - 08:24 AM.