Why do we need to know or understand what this mark is?
Why is it important to me as an individual?
What is it?
What is this Mark?
I have read so many different ideas as to what the “Mark” is. This “Mark” has been said to be the Social security cards, or credit cards. Recently there has developed a pea size memory card which has on it all of an individuals information. Once this memory chip is inserted under the skin of the recipient then all they have to do is wave it in front of another machine and accounts would be debited or credited and or medical information instantly available. It could be used to locate an individual through the Global Satellite Tracking System. This technology sounded pretty good so I invested in the company thinking it would soon be very profitable. It dropped in price shortly thereafter and a year later after I sold it at break even, it tripled in price. So much for my investing astuteness. Lets get back to the Bible and read what it says. After all everyone else is just speculating, but the Bible is there to help us understand.
In Revelation 13:1 Then I stood on the sand of the sea. And I saw a beast rising up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his horns ten crowns, and on his heads a blasphemous name. 2 Now the beast which I saw was like a leopard, his feet were like the feet of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion. The dragon gave him his power, his throne, and great authority. 3 And I saw one of his heads as if it had been mortally wounded, and his deadly wound was healed. And all the world marveled and followed the beast. 4 So they worshiped the dragon who gave authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?” 5 And he was given a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies, and he was given authority to continue for forty-two months. 6 Then he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme His name, His tabernacle, and those who dwell in heaven. 7 It was granted to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them. And authority was given him over every tribe, tongue, and nation. 8 All who dwell on the earth will worship him, whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. 9 If anyone has an ear, let him hear. 10 He who leads into captivity shall go into captivity; he who kills with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints. 11 Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon. 12 And he exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence, and causes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. 13 He performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men. 14 And he deceives those who dwell on the earth by those signs which he was granted to do in the sight of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who was wounded by the sword and lived. 15 He was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed. 16 He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, 17 and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. 18 Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666. We often over look or we just plain forget that the Book of Revelation is a book written to reveal the end time events to us. Revelation 1: 1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants–things which must shortly take place. Notice, that it is a revelation or revealing from Yahweh to Yahshua to give to us His servants. It is not a book of hiding things. Not to those who obey and keep the testimony of our Creator in Heaven. It is of utmost importance for us to understand: He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, 17 and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name Let us do a simple Bible study. First go to a concordance and look up ‘mark of’. I use Crosswalk.com . And I first notice in Job10:14 “If I sin, then You mark me, And will not acquit me of my iniquity.” So here Job is saying we are marked by Yahweh if we sin. We read in Ps 37:37 -“Mark the blameless man, and observe the upright; For the future of that man is peace” , here we see the blameless and upright man is also marked.
Next in Eze 9:4 -“and the Lord said to him, “Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and put a mark on the foreheads of the men who sigh and cry over all the abominations that are done within it.” -, again a mark on the forehead by Yahweh who morn over the evil being done.
We now have the following 6 verses in Revelation concerning the mark– Re 13:17 – and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
Re 14:11 -And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.” Re 15:2 – And I saw something like a sea of glass mingled with fire, and those who have the victory over the beast, over his image and over his mark and over the number of his name, standing on the sea of glass, having harps of God. Re 16:2 – So the first went and poured out his bowl upon the earth, and a foul and loathsome sore came upon the men who had the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image. Re 19:20 – Then the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who worked signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image. These two were cast alive into the lake of fire burning with brimstone. Re 20:4 -And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.
Next we are going to look up the word “signs”. There were 83 verses given, so I looked for signs that related to hands and foreheads.
We read in Exodus 13:1-10 -1 Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 2 “Consecrate to Me all the firstborn, whatever opens the womb among the children of Israel, both of man and beast; it is Mine.” 3 And Moses said to the people: “Remember this day in which you went out of Egypt, out of the house of bondage; for by strength of hand the Lord brought you out of this place. No leavened bread shall be eaten. 4 On this day you are going out, in the month Abib. 5 And it shall be, when the Lord brings you into the land of the Canaanites and the Hittites and the Amorites and the Hivites and the Jebusites, which He swore to your fathers to give you, a land flowing with milk and honey, that you shall keep this service in this month. 6 Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, and on the seventh day there shall be a feast to the Lord. 7 Unleavened bread shall be eaten seven days. And no leavened bread shall be seen among you, nor shall leaven be seen among you in all your quarters. 8 And you shall tell your son in that day, saying, ‘This is done because of what the Lord did for me when I came up from Egypt.’ 9 It shall be as a sign to you on your hand and as a memorial between your eyes, that the Lord’s law may be in your mouth; for with a strong hand the Lord has brought you out of Egypt. 10 You shall therefore keep this ordinance in its season from year to year.
Here we have a sign that would be on our hand and a memorial in our forehead (between our eyes). What is that sign? It was the keeping of Passover in chapter 12 and here in chapter 13. It is the keeping of the days of Unleavened Bread. A sign that we are to keep from year to year.
Exodus 31:12-18 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 13 “Speak also to the children of Israel, saying: ‘Surely My Sabbaths you shall keep, for it is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations, that you may know that I am the Lord who sanctifies you. 14 You shall keep the Sabbath, therefore, for it is holy to you. Everyone who profanes it shall surely be put to death; for whoever does any work on it, that person shall be cut off from among his people. 15 Work shall be done for six days, but the seventh is the Sabbath of rest, holy to the Lord. Whoever does any work on the Sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death. 16 Therefore the children of Israel shall keep the Sabbath, to observe the Sabbath throughout their generations as a perpetual covenant. 17 It is a sign between Me and the children of Israel forever; for in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, and on the seventh day He rested and was refreshed.’ ” 18 And when He had made an end of speaking with him on Mount Sinai, He gave Moses two tablets of the Testimony, tablets of stone, written with the finger of God. Deuteronomy 6:1 – “Now this is the commandment, and these are the statutes and judgments which the Lord your God has commanded to teach you, that you may observe them in the land which you are crossing over to possess, 2 that you may fear the Lord your God, to keep all His statutes and His commandments which I command you, you and your son and your grandson, all the days of your life, and that your days may be prolonged. 3 Therefore hear, O Israel, and be careful to observe it, that it may be well with you, and that you may multiply greatly as the Lord God of your fathers has promised you–‘a land flowing with milk and honey.’ 4 “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one! 5 You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. 6 “And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. 7 You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. 8 You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. 9 You shall write them on the door posts of your house and on your gates. Deuteronomy 11:1 – “Therefore you shall love the Lord your God, and keep His charge, His statutes, His judgments, and His commandments always……….18 “Therefore you shall lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul, and bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. 19 You shall teach them to your children, speaking of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. 20 And you shall write them on the door posts of your house and on your gates, 21 that your days and the days of your children may be multiplied in the land of which the Lord swore to your fathers to give them, like the days of the heavens above the earth. 22 “For if you carefully keep all these commandments which I command you to do–to love the Lord your God, to walk in all His ways, and to hold fast to Him– 23 then the Lord will drive out all these nations from before you, and you will dispossess greater and mightier nations than yourselves. 24 Every place on which the sole of your foot treads shall be yours: from the wilderness and Lebanon, from the river, the River Euphrates, even to the Western Sea, shall be your territory. 25 No man shall be able to stand against you; the Lord your God will put the dread of you and the fear of you upon all the land where you tread, just as He has said to you. Ezekiel 20:10-26 “Therefore I made them go out of the land of Egypt and brought them into the wilderness. 11 And I gave them My statutes and showed them My judgments, ‘which, if a man does, he shall live by them.’12 Moreover I also gave them My Sabbaths, to be a sign between them and Me, that they might know that I am the Lord who sanctifies them. 13 Yet the house of Israel rebelled against Me in the wilderness; they did not walk in My statutes; they despised My judgments, ‘which, if a man does, he shall live by them’; and they greatly defiled My Sabbaths. Then I said I would pour out My fury on them in the wilderness, to consume them. 14 But I acted for My name’s sake, that it should not be profaned before the Gentiles, in whose sight I had brought them out. 15 So I also raised My hand in an oath to them in the wilderness, that I would not bring them into the land which I had given them, ‘flowing with milk and honey, the glory of all lands, 16 because they despised My judgments and did not walk in My statutes, but profaned My Sabbaths; for their heart went after their idols. 17 Nevertheless My eye spared them from destruction. I did not make an end of them in the wilderness. 18 “But I said to their children in the wilderness, ‘Do not walk in the statutes of your fathers, nor observe their judgments, nor defile yourselves with their idols. 19 I am the Lord your God: Walk in My statutes, keep My judgments, and do them; 20 hallow My Sabbaths, and they will be a sign between Me and you, that you may know that I am the Lord your God.’ 21 Notwithstanding, the children rebelled against Me; they did not walk in My statutes, and were not careful to observe My judgments, ‘which, if a man does, he shall live by them’; but they profaned My Sabbaths. Then I said I would pour out My fury on them and fulfill My anger against them in the wilderness. 22 Nevertheless I withdrew My hand and acted for My name’s sake, that it should not be profaned in the sight of the Gentiles, in whose sight I had brought them out. 23 Also I raised My hand in an oath to those in the wilderness, that I would scatter them among the Gentiles and disperse them throughout the countries, 24 because they had not executed My judgments, but had despised My statutes, profaned My Sabbaths, and their eyes were fixed on their fathers’ idols. 25 Therefore I also gave them up to statutes that were not good, and judgments by which they could not live; 26 and I pronounced them unclean because of their ritual gifts, in that they caused all their firstborn to pass through the fire, that I might make them desolate and that they might know that I am the Lord.” ‘
With the preceding verses, we can easily see that the mark of Yahweh is the keeping of his laws, Sabbaths and Holy Days. When we keep them they become a sign on our Hand and a Sign between our Eyes, or in our mind, which is also on our heart. “The hand” signifies the way we live-our way of life, the way we work or conduct ourselves. “Between our eyes” signifies the way we think and how we will treat others. It is our heart, our innermost being, our thoughts. Those who will not keep the laws and Sabbaths of Yahweh, have the mark of the beast as a sign on their hands and on their foreheads. Read this in the following verses. Re 7:3 – saying, “Do not harm the earth, the sea, or the trees till we have sealed the servants of our God on their foreheads.”
Re 9:4 – They were commanded not to harm the grass of the earth, or any green thing, or any tree, but only those men who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads. Re 13:16 – He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, Re 14:1 – Then I looked, and behold, a* Lamb standing on Mount Zion, and with Him one hundred and forty-four thousand, having His Father’s name written on their foreheads. Re 20:4 – And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. Re 22:4 – They shall see His face, and His name shall be on their foreheads. 2 Thessalonians 2:1 – Now, brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, we ask you, 2 not to be soon shaken in mind or troubled, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as if from us, as though the day of Christ had come. 3 Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, 4 who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God. 5 Do you not remember that when I was still with you I told you these things? 6 And now you know what is restraining, that he may be revealed in his own time. 7 For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way. 8 And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming. 9 The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, 10 and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, 12 that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
Notice here in Thessalonians that the mystery of lawlessness (not keeping Yahweh’s Laws) is at work. The lawless one is Satan performing signs and lying wonders, unrighteous deceptions on those who would not love the truth of Yahweh and keep his laws. On them Yahweh will send strong delusion that they should continue to believe a lie.
What Lie? Satan is the father of all lies.
Joh 8:44 -You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.
If you are not keeping the commandments then you are a liar if you also say you obey Yahweh. 1Jo 2:4 – He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. Now, what is the mark of the beast? I have clearly shown you using scriptures what the mark of Yahweh is and how it is on our HAND and BETWEEN OUR EYES or on our foreheads. So you pretty much know what I am going to say is the mark of the beast. But I need to prove it to you without leaving any wiggle room to doubt. There are today 6 billion people on the earth today – give or take a few. Over the past 6 thousand years of human history there are, or were multiple billions. Today, as in the past, the vast majority of Europe and both North and South America are Catholic or Protestant. The Middle East is and has for most of the last 15 hundred years, been Muslim. Asia is both Muslim and Hindu with Buddhism and Confucianism. Russia is part of Europe and Catholic. Which part of the world are Sabbath keepers? Up until 1948 none. Then the state Israel was born. There have also been a very, very small number of Jews and other Sabbath keepers scattered throughout Europe and North America, in comparison. I think we can agree on this. So now we go and look at Revelation. Re 12:9 – So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. John said that Satan deceives the whole world. The WHOLE WORLD. Not just a few. Yehshua Himself warned the Apostles and us in Matthew 24:4 And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many We now know that Satan deceives the whole world, and Yehshua says that many will come in His name and deceive many. Notice in Re 6:2 – And I looked, and behold, a white horse. He who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer. You should make note of the fact that in Revelation, the 4 horsemen are interpreted by Yehshua in Mat 24. The first horse, although white, representing religions was not Yehshua, but false religion. These false religions conquered their way by force. You are well aware of the follow scriptures in Matt 7:7-29. 7 “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. 9 Or what man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent? 11 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!
12 Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets. 13 “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. 14 Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it. 15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. 16 You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thorn bushes or figs from thistles? 17 Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Therefore by their fruits you will know them. 21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’ 24 “Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: 25 and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock. 26 But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: 27 and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.” 28 And so it was, when Jesus had ended these sayings, that the people were astonished at His teaching, 29 for He taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes. Now, concerning the mark of the beast, we should be looking for a mark that would cause us to not obey the Laws of Yahweh. If Yahwehâ€™s mark was the Sabbath and the Feast days as shown to us in Leviticus 23, then Satanâ€™s mark would be one that causes us to rest on another day besides the Sabbath and to worship on other holy days other than the Feast days that Yahweh has ordained. This would be the mark of the beast; keeping other days holy that were not set apart by Yahweh . 2 Thessalonians 2:9 – The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, 10 and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. Here, we see Satan is lawless, not a keeper of Yahweh’s Laws. He has power in lying wonders and unrighteous deceptions.
We read in Dan 7:25 – He shall speak pompous words against the Most High, Shall persecute the saints of the Most High, And shall intend to change times and law. Here again, we have Satan changing the mark of Yahweh by changing the time and the laws. The days we are to worship Yahweh are changed to other days and then we are told to worship Yahweh on these new days. I have asked many times, and to date, no one has shown me a scripture or any scriptures that supports Sunday worship, or Christmas, or Easter, or Friday worship, or lent, or any other day that the “Christian or Moslem” world keep to celebrate. These are the days that are the mark of the beast. They are the days that the whole world keeps in honor of its god, making it a mark on their hand and a sign between their eyes or on their forehead. The mark of Yahweh is His Sabbaths and Holy Days. Satan who has deceived the whole world, seeks to change times and laws that would cause the whole world to believe in pagan religious beliefs and not to believe in the true worship as Yahweh has set out in the scriptures. Satan has successfully lied to the world and the world has believed the lie. How about you? I can write to you many proofs showing how Christmas and Easter and other beliefs are pagan, but you may not believe me. But to those that want the truth look each one up in any reputable encyclopedia and you’ll see. Satan has deceived the whole world and you too, by changing Yahweh’s Holy Days as laid out in Leviticus to other days and calling them god’s days.
Listen to what Yahweh says in Amos 5:21 “I hate, I despise your feast days, And I do not savor your sacred assemblies. 22 Though you offer Me burnt offerings and your grain offerings, I will not accept them, Nor will I regard your fattened peace offerings. 23 Take away from Me the noise of your songs, For I will not hear the melody of your stringed instruments. 24 But let justice run down like water, And righteousness like a mighty stream. 25 “Did you offer Me sacrifices and offerings In the wilderness forty years, O house of Israel? 26 You also carried Sikkuth your king And Chiun, your idols, The star of your gods, Which you made for yourselves. 27 Therefore I will send you into captivity beyond Damascus,” Says the Lord, whose name is the God of hosts.
Do a study on Sikkuth and Chiun. They are Molech and Ishtar, Christmas and Easter, and Israel was worshiping them before Yahshua was ever born. Alexander Hislop exposes all these lies of Satan with many multiple proofs in his book The Two Babylons. The Two Babylons or The Papal Worship Proved to be the Worship of Nimrod and His Wife By the Late Rev. Alexander Hislop Revelation 13:18 – Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666. When we let scriptures interpret scripture you can see that the mark of Yahweh is the keeping of Yahweh’s Laws. We belong to His system of Government. The Mark of the beast is keeping the laws of the beast, which are the laws of Yahweh corrupted. These then belong to the beast government. Yet they believe they are following the true God and are deceived. In addition to this understanding that scripture has now shown you, we are also told concerning the number 666, in Rev 13:18, to calculate this number and that it is the number of the man. From The Two Babylons by Alexander Hislop :
Chapter VII Section V The Name of the Beast, the Number of His Name–
The Invisible Head of the Papacy
Dagon and the Pope being now identified, this brings us naturally and easily to the long-sought name and number of the beast, and confirms, by entirely new evidence, the old Protestant view of the subject. The name “Lateinos” has been generally accepted by Protestant writers, as having many elements of probability to recommend it. But yet there has been always found a certain deficiency, and it has been felt that something was wanting to put it beyond all possibility of doubt. Now, looking at the subject from the Babylonian point of view, we shall find both the name and number of the beast brought home to us in such a way as leaves nothing to be desired on the point of evidence. Osiris, or Nimrod, whom the Pope represents, was called by many different titles, and therefore, as Wilkinson remarks, he was much in the same position as his wife, who was called “Myrionymus,” the goddess with “ten thousand names.” Among these innumerable names, how shall we ascertain the name at which the Spirit of God points in the enigmatical language that speaks of the name of the beast, and the number of his name? If we know the Apocalyptic name of the system, that will lead us to the name of the head of the system. The name of the system is “Mystery” (Rev 17:5). Here, then, we have the key that at once unlocks the enigma. We have now only to inquire what was the name by which Nimrod was known as the god of the Chaldean Masteries. That name, as we have seen, was Saturn. Saturn and Mystery are both Chaldean words, and they are correlative terms. As Mystery signifies the Hidden system, so Saturn signifies the Hidden god. * * In the Litany of the Mass, the worshippers are taught thus to pray: “God Hidden, and my Saviour, have mercy upon us.” (M’GAVIN’S Protestant) Whence can this invocation of the “God Hidden” have come, but from the ancient worship of Saturn, the “Hidden God”? As the Papacy has canonized the Babylonian god by the name of St. Dionysius, and St. Bacchus, the “martyr,” so by this very name of “Satur” is he also enrolled in the calendar; for March 29th is the festival of “St. Satur,” the martyr. (CHAMBER’S Book of Days) To those who were initiated the god was revealed; to all else he was hidden. Now, the name Saturn in Chaldee is pronounced Satur; but, as every Chaldee scholar knows, consists only of four letters, thus–Stur. This name contains exactly the Apocalyptic number 666:– S = 060 T = 400 U = 006 R = 200 If the Pope is, as we have seen, the legitimate representative of Saturn, the number of the Pope, as head of the Mystery of Iniquity, is just 666. But still further it turns out, as shown above, that the original name of Rome itself was Saturnia, “the city of Saturn.” This is vouched alike by Ovid, by Pliny, and by Aurelius Victor. Thus, then, the Pope has a double claim to the name and number of the beast. He is the only legitimate representative of the original Saturn at this day in existence, and he reigns in the very city of the seven hills where the Roman Saturn formerly reigned; and, from his residence in which, the whole of Italy was “long after called by his name,” being commonly named “the Saturnian land.” But what bearing, it may be said, has this upon the name Lateinos, which is commonly believed to be the “name of the beast”? Much. It proves that the common opinion is thoroughly well-founded. Saturn and Lateinos are just synonymous, having precisely the same meaning, and belonging equally to the same god. The reader cannot have forgotten the lines of Virgil, which showed that Lateinos, to whom the Romans or Latin race traced back their lineage, was represented with a glory around his head, to show that he was a “child of the Sun.” Thus, then, it is evident that, in popular opinion, the original Lateinos had occupied the very same position as Saturn did in the Mysteries, who was equally worshipped as the “offspring of the Sun.” Moreover, it is evident that the Romans knew that the name “Lateinos” signifies the “Hidden One,” for their antiquarians invariably affirm that Latium received its name from Saturn “lying hid” there. On etymological grounds, then, even on the testimony of the Romans, Lateinos is equivalent to the “Hidden One”; that is, to Saturn, the “god of Mystery.” * * Latium Latinus (the Roman form of the Greek Lateinos), and Lateo, “to lie hid,” all alike come from the Chaldee “Lat,” which has the same meaning. The name “lat,” or the hidden one, had evidently been given, as well as Saturn, to the great Babylonian god. This is evident from the name of the fish Latus, which was worshipped along with the Egyptian Minerva, in the city of Latopolis in Egypt, now Esneh (WILKINSON), that fish Latus evidently just being another name for the fish-god Dagon. We have seen that Ichthys, or the Fish, was one of the names of Bacchus; and the Assyrian goddess Atergatis, with her son Ichthys is said to have been cast into the lake of Ascalon. That the sun-god Apollo had been known under the name of Lat, may be inferred from the Greek name of his mother-wife Leto, or in Doric, Lato, which is just the feminine of Lat. The Roman name Latona confirms this, for it signifies “The lamenter of Lat,” as Bellona signifies “The lamenter of Bel.” The Indian god Siva, who, as we have seen, is sometimes represented as a child at the breast of its mother, and has the same bloody character as Moloch, or the Roman Saturn, is called by this very name, as may be seen from the following verse made in reference to the image found in his celebrated temple at Somnaut: “This image grim, whose name was LAUT, Bold Mahmoud found when he took Sumnaut.” BORROW’S Gypsies in Spain, or Zincali As Lat was used as a synonym for Saturn, there can be little doubt that Latinus was used in the same sense. The deified kings were called after the gods from whom they professed to spring, and not after their territories. The same, we may be sure, was the case with Latinus. While Saturn, therefore, is the name of the beast, and contains the mystic number, Lateinos, which contains the same number, is just as peculiar and distinctive an appellation of the same beast. The Pope, then, as the head of the beast, is equally Lateinos or Saturn, that is, the head of the Babylonian “Mystery.” When, therefore, the Pope requires all his services to be performed in the “Latin tongue,” that is as much as to say that they must be performed in the language of “Mystery”; when he calls his Church the Latin Church, that is equivalent to a declaration that it is the Church of “Mystery.” Thus, by this very name of the Pope’s own choosing, he has with his own hands written upon the very forehead of his apostate communion its divine apocalyptic designation, “MYSTERY–Babylon the great.” Thus, also, by a process of the purest induction, we have been led on from step to step, till we find the mystic number 666 unmistakably and “indelibly marked” on his own forehead, and that he who has his seat on the seven hills of Rome has exclusive and indefeasible claims to be regarded as the Visible head of the beast.
Revelation 17:1-6 – Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and talked with me, saying to me, “Come, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot who sits on many waters, 2 with whom the kings of the earth committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth were made drunk with the wine of her fornication.” 3 So he carried me away in the Spirit into the wilderness. And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast which was full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. 4 The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication. 5 And on her forehead a name was written: MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. 6 I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. And when I saw her, I marveled with great amazement.
Now you must do the math and add things up. Yahweh’s mark is the keeping of the laws and His Sabbath and Holy Days. The mark of the beast, who is a liar and changes the laws and times, has changed the days to be worshiped as commanded by Yahweh to other days. Christmas, Easter, lent and whatever else you want to include. The number of the man is 666 and it’s Nimrod who is represented by the first white horse going forth to conquer as a false religion. His name was changed down through the ages until his authority was taken on by the Pope. The Pope is the head of the great whore and the mother of harlots. Those other harlots are none other than the Protestants and Anglicans and Presbyterians and Lutherans and the list goes on and on. Satan has deceived the whole world. The many and not the few. How about you? Are you possibly deceived? Are you wearing the mark of the beast by keeping Sunday as the Lord’s Day, and Christmas and Easter? Are you rebelling against Yahweh by not obeying Him and wearing His mark as His sign between you and Him? That is, keeping Holy the Sabbath Days as stated in Leviticus? The word sealed in Revelation 7:4 is Strong’s Number: 4972 Browse Lexicon Original Word Origin sfragivzw from (4973) Transliterated Word TDNT Entry Sphragizo 7:939,1127 Phonetic Spelling Parts of Speech sfrag-id’-zo Verb
to set a seal upon, mark with a seal, to seal for security: from Satan since things sealed up are concealed (as the contents of a letter), to hide, keep in silence, keep secret in order to mark a person or a thing to set a mark upon by the impress of a seal or a stamp angels are said to be sealed by God in order to prove, confirm, or attest a thing to confirm authenticate, place beyond doubt 1d of a written document 1d to prove one’s testimony to a person that he is what he professes to be Right hand — symbolic of ones actions and ones behavior. Your Character Foreheads — symbolic of ones mind and thoughts. Your Heart. Those who “worship the first beast” will therefore not be worshipping Yahweh, even though they will likely be deceived into believing that they are . Instead, they will be worshipping the Beast and following the Beast’s commands. John 16:1 – “These things I have spoken to you, that you should not be made to stumble. 2 They will put you out of the synagogues; yes, the time is coming that whoever kills you will think that he offers God service. 3 And these things they will do to you because they have not known the Father nor Me. 4 But these things I have told you, that when the time comes, you may remember that I told you of them. They kill the saints thinking they are doing it for the glory of Yahweh. But notice something else. They put you out of the synagogues. This tells me that those who put you out are Sabbath keepers also. Is this possible? Could I be correct in this? Until recently I would not have thought this possible, but now I do. Of all the points of Yahweh’s basic spiritual law, the Ten Commandments, the one that is questioned or ignored most frequently is the commandment involving the Sabbath. This is the commandment which Yahweh intended to be a special sign for His people as previously stated in Exodus 31:13. In fact, the Sabbath can be viewed as a test of a person’s willingness to be totally subject to Yahweh’s will for Christians. One sure way to prevent people from obeying Yahweh fully is to “alter times” by changing the calendar, as practiced throughout much of Europe and even achieved by civil legislation in Germany. By doing this they change the Sabbath from Saturday to Sunday. You will no doubt have seen calendars with the 7th day as Sunday. This will mess up the Good Friday Easter Sunday tradition because if Sunday is the Sabbath, then the Mary(s) who came after the Sabbath was ended early on the first day of the week is all wrong.
Read John 20:1 – Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene went to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb. Do we now go for an Easter Monday? In some place they are now celebrating Easter Monday. They will change everything to stay the same but they will not change their hearts to obey Yahweh! One of the greatest deceptions ever produced by Satan on gullible men and women is that obedience to Yahweh is unnecessary for salvation. But notice one of the requirements for entry into this precious city of Yahweh. Revelation 22:14 – “Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city”
We are saved by grace, they claim, as justification not to obey the 4th commandment. Stubbornly unrepentant and disobedient persons are excluded in Revelation 22:15 – But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie.
1 John 2:3 – Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. 1 John 2:4 – He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. In Revelation 19:7 – Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready.” 8 And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints. 9 Then he said to me, “Write: ‘Blessed are those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb!’ ” And he said to me, “These are the true sayings of God.”
The fine linen is the righteous acts of the Saints. What is this? Psalm 119:172 My tongue shall speak of Your word, For all Your commandments are righteousness. 173 Let Your hand become my help, For I have chosen Your precepts. 174 I long for Your salvation, O Lord, And Your law is my delight. Yahweh’s law is righteousness and righteousness is the linen the church is to be adorned in.
Matt 22:1 – And Jesus answered and spoke to them again by parables and said: 2 “The kingdom of heaven is like a certain king who arranged a marriage for his son, 3 and sent out his servants to call those who were invited to the wedding; and they were not willing to come. 4 Again, he sent out other servants, saying, ‘Tell those who are invited, “See, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and fatted cattle are killed, and all things are ready. Come to the wedding.” ‘ 5 But they made light of it and went their ways, one to his own farm, another to his business. 6 And the rest seized his servants, treated them spitefully, and killed them. 7 But when the king heard about it, he was furious. And he sent out his armies, destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city. 8 Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy. 9 Therefore go into the highways, and as many as you find, invite to the wedding.’ 10 So those servants went out into the highways and gathered together all whom they found, both bad and good. And the wedding hall was filled with guests. 11 But when the king came in to see the guests, he saw a man there who did not have on a wedding garment. 12 So he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you come in here without a wedding garment?’ And he was speechless. 13 Then the king said to the servants, ‘Bind him hand and foot, take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ 14 For many are called, but few are chosen.”
Notice that one came with no wedding garment. He was not dressed in the linen of righteousness! As I stated before, the linen of Righteousness are all of Yahweh’s commandments. Psalm 119:172 We are to have Yahweh’s commandments in our hearts or minds and in our actions, or on our hands. They are to be in everything we do; our very being – In all transactions and dealings with each other. It is to be who we are. We are to keep the spirit of the law and not just the letter of the law.
John 4:34 – Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to finish His work To do Yahweh’s WILL and to do a work. John 14:15 – “If you love Me, keep My commandments. Matt 19:17 – So He said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God. But if you want to enter into life, keep the commandments.” John 14:21 – He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.” John 15:10 – If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love.
Do you see what Yehshua, the Messiah said? Read it again in your own bibles. Blow the dust of them and read it yourself.
Luke 23:56 – Then they returned and prepared spices and fragrant oils. And they rested on the Sabbath according to the commandment. Romans 7:12 – Therefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy and just and good. 1 John3:22 – And whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight. 1 John 3:24 – Now he who keeps His commandments abides in Him, and He in him. And by this we know that He abides in us, by the Spirit whom He has given us. 1 John 5:2 – By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep His commandments. 1 John 5:3 – For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome. 2 John 1:6 – This is love, that we walk according to His commandments. This is the commandment, that as you have heard from the beginning, you should walk in it. Revelation 12:17 – And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. Revelation 14:12 – Here is the patience of the saints; here are those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus. Revelation 22:14 – Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city.
If you do not have all of Yahweh’s Ten Commandments written on your heart and in your mind then you are part of the beast power. You will not be in the group rejoicing when Yahshua returns. You will be mourning the judgement about to come on the whole world. Remember, Satan has deceived the whole world. Is it possible that you, who are practicing your worshiping like the rest of the Christian world, might be deceived.
Revelation 22:14 -“Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city” Stubbornly unrepentant and disobedient persons are excluded Revelation 22:15 But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie. 1 John 2:4 – He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
How much plainer can Yahweh state it to you? Ever wonder why your prayers go unanswered? 1 John3:22 – And whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight. Think, people, think! Yahweh does not want to see you suffer, but would love to give you all things as any good father does his own children. But why would you reward a rebellious child? You not wanting to obey all 10 commandments is the same as a rebellious child. It is the same as Yehshua, when he had taken on the sins of the world, Yahweh had to leave him. So he will leave you if you continue to sin. Sin is 1John 3:4 -Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness.
Ezekiel 18:4 – Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die. Ezekiel 18:20 – The soul that sinneth, it shall die.
No, the soul does not live forever in Hell or Heaven. It can die. It will die if it sins and does not repent. Sin is the breaking of the law, and the law is the Ten Commandments. All 10! The mark of the beast power are those that will not obey and keep the Holy Days! When you obey He is sure to answer your prayers. Pray and Obey. It is that simple! Just Pray and Obey! Having read this far you may be thinking in your mind that the mark of the beast are those who worship on any other day than the Sabbath. You are partly correct. But what of those, who out of self-righteousness and or ignorance, are keeping the Holy Days and the Sabbath, but are doing it on the wrong day? Some will argue Sunday is the Sabbath. Or Friday is the Sabbath. This paper is not going to argue this point at this time. The reader should prove all things beyond any doubts. But I am suggesting that those who are keeping the Holy Days according to the Hebrew Calendar, according to the Conjunction Moon or Full Moon, or who celebrate just the day part of the Sabbath, and not the whole 24 hours, have allowed themselves to be deceived by Satan and are wearing the mark of the Beast. This is very strong indeed. Have you proven all things? Do you know how to calculate the calendar according to scriptures? Or do you just allow some man or some group to tell you. Are you letting your reward depend upon others who could be right or wrong? Have you forgotten the scripture that says to work out your own salvation with fear and trembling? Philippians 2:12 Yahshua warned us in Mat 24:4 – “And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you! For many shall come in my name, saying I am Christ; and shall deceive many!–And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many” If you do not prove all things and search out the truth, how can you ever tell who is deceiving you? How do you know I am not deceiving you? Trust no man. Remember Satan has deceived the whole world.
2 Cor.4:3-4 – But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, 4 whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them. Isaiah 45:19 says: “—I the LORD speak righteousness, I declare things that are right!” This verse alone proves that anything that is not of God is of Satan the Devil. Anything different from Yahweh’s way is a counterfeit! If a person does not worship Yahweh in Spirit and in truth, he is worshiping a false god which is Satan the devil! Knowing there are only two ways of life (Yahweh’s way and Satan’s way), it should be easy to find Satan’s counterfeit. This counterfeit is anything different from Yahweh’s Law! I do mean anything!!!
In Matt.24:24 it reads, “For then shall arise false Christ’s, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall DECEIVE the VERY ELECT!” It must be asked. Can a church that keeps Sunday or other days of the week as the Sabbath day deceive you, the reader? Does Satan know how to deceive? For Satan to deceive the elect , it must be a group of people that believe as we do or close to it. Paul warned the Church of this very thing, “For such are false apostles deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. In addition, no marvel, for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed into the ministers of righteousness” (2 Cor.11:13-15). Paul is speaking about counterfeit churches that look like the true Church. Instead, it is Satan trying to deceive the elect!!! Paul recognized that ministers who perverted the True Gospel deceived the people. It was not another gospel; it was a perversion of truth. In other words, these people were deceived not by a different Gospel, but by some thing, they knew! The gospel was presented to them in a believable way; yet, it was a counterfeit made to look like true religion. We know the true Gospel is “the Gospel of the coming Kingdom of God!” That is the gospel that Yehshua preached. Have you ever asked yourself what part the Holy Days play in the true gospel? Consider this: The seven Holy Days of Yahweh represent the plan of Yahweh for humankind from the Passover Lamb to the Great White Throne Judgement. These days represent and show how the Kingdom of Yahweh will come! They take us systematically to the Last Great Day. The Holy Days are the very heart of the Gospel. These Holy Days represent the good news of the coming Kingdom of Yahweh! It is most interesting, since the scattering of Yahweh’s Holy people, we have those who would pervert the Gospel of the Kingdom. This knowledge becomes clear as the Churches are postponing postponing Yahweh’s Holy Days and accepting the Mark of the Beast, in their forehead and hand! We read in Roman 1:18 – For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness,
19 because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them.
How many Sabbath keeping groups, whether Jewish or Messianic or Church of God, tell you they are postponing the Holy Days every year. They do not. Yet it is possible and even easy for the youngest child who can count to know when these Holy Days occur. The Jews have been postponing His Holy Days as well as the many groups that follow the Hebrew Calendar. Read the other articles on this web site. www.sightedmoon.com . The Glory of Yahweh and the Glory of Kings, Conjunction or Sighted Which?, Pentecost Hidden Meaning, and The Return of Yahshua and the Blowing of Shofar. These four articles will explain in detail how to determine the calendar of Yahweh as told in the scriptures. After making a careful study of Yahweh’s word, you can prove that the Jews were never given the authority to postpone Yahweh’s Holy Days. Yahweh is the only one that can make Holy time. It is clear from the pages of Yahweh’s word which days are Holy and which ones are not. Satan is trying to DECEIVE the very ELECT!! Satan has taken something that Yahweh has made Holy, and something the ELECT recognizes and made a COUNTERFEIT out of it. NOT ONLY IS FAILURE TO KEEP THE WEEKLY SABBATH, THE MARK OF THE BEAST, BUT FAILURE TO KEEP GOD’S ANNUAL HOLY DAYS AT THE APPOINTED TIMES, IS ALSO THE MARK OF THE BEAST!How Terribly sad it will be when Yehshua says to many of those who kept the Sabbath, and Holy Days at the wrong time ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’
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