13 And the second beast performed great signs to cause even fire from heaven to come down to earth in the presence of the people. 14 Because of the signs it was given to perform on behalf of the first beast, it deceived those who dwell on the earth, telling them to make an image to the beast that had been wounded by the sword and yet had lived. 15 The second beast was permitted to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that the image could speak and cause all who refused to worship it to be killed. -Revelation 13:13-15 BSB
The Antichrist’s false prophet will perform great miracles and wonders to awe the people to get them to give their allegiance to the Antichrist. After an idol is created in the likeness of the Antichrist, a demon will enter the idol and make it speak with authority.
It will give everybody the option to either receive the mark of the beast, which would permanently reserve a place in hell for them, or choose to reject the mark of the beast and pay for it with their lives.
In the Great Tribulation, one’s decision for Jesus will make the difference between life and death. Both decisions contain death, but only one will result in eternal life. If you choose to get the 666, you will forever be separated from the presence of God—spiritually dead in the flames of fire (Revelation 14:9-12). But, if you decide to die for Jesus Christ by rejecting the beast’s mark, you will gain eternal life after your death.
Which death do you prefer?