The Mark & The Image
The first thing to notice about the mark and the image is that they are always mentioned together. This would indicate that while they are two separate things, they are inseparably linked. They work together to cause people to choose whether they will become part of the false prophetís kingdom or not. Everyone will be forced to decide one way or the other, so itís best to understand what the mark and the image are ahead of time along with the consequences of accepting or rejecting them.