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The Mark Of The Beast
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There is much confusion in the world today concerning this mark. Since receiving this mark is of utmost importance to avoid, Yahuwah surely must tell us exactly what it is, for He would not give such a stern warning against receiving the mark of the beast and then keep the nature of this mark hidden from our understanding.
The Sign Of Yahuwah's Authority
1. What is the true definition of the “Mark”?
Answer: The Bible uses the words “mark,” “sign,” and “seal” interchangeably. According to Revelation 13:16, the mark of the beast is received either in a person’s forehead or in his right hand. The seal of Yahuwah, on the other hand, is received only in the forehead, as Revelation 7:2,3 shows. “And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living Eloah: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our Eloah in their foreheads.”
2. What does 'wind' represent in Bible Prophecy?
Answer: Winds in Bible prophecy represent war and strife. These four angels, pictured in verse one as holding back the four winds of the earth, prevent the war, strife, and trouble which is coming on the earth from occurring until the people who are to receive the seal of Yahuwah have been sealed. “And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.” Revelation 7:1.
As soon as the people of Yahuwah receive His seal, the angels will release the four winds, and the earth will suffer the trauma of the worst trouble since it was created.
3. If we can discover what the seal of Yahuwah is, we will then be able to determine exactly what the mark of the beast is since it is the opposite of the seal of Yahuwah. So what is the seal of Yahuwah?
Answer: Isaiah 8:16 refers to the seal of Yahuwah. “Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples.” Here we see that the seal of Yahuwah has something to do with His law. This, of course, stands to reason, for if a king puts out a proclamation of, for instance, ten laws, what must he do to make it official? He must seal it with his seal so that the people know it is from the king. Otherwise it would only be a piece of paper without signature, a proclamation with no authority.
The great King of the universe has issued Ten Commandments. In order to make them official, He must have placed His seal in these laws.
The Seal Of Yahuwah
4. What constitutes a seal?
A seal is something having to do with legal affairs. A law is stamped with the seal of the ruling government. The seal of any monarch or official must include these three elements: (1) his name, (2) his title, (3) the territory over which he is empowered to rule.
When the government seal is on a law, or on currency, it is official. The whole loyal nation stands behind it. Yahuwah's seal makes His law official, and the whole loyal universe stands behind it. Anyone disloyal to the seal of the government, and to the law upon which it is attached, is looked upon as being disloyal to the government itself.
5. Where in the Ten Commandments do we find the seal of Yahuwah?
Just as a government ruler's seal is placed in his law to make it official, Yahuwah's seal is in His law. Here's what Yahuwah says: Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples. Isaiah 8:16.
6. Where are we sealed?
In the forehead. His law is in our hearts. Under the new covenant, His promise is: This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith Yahuwah, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them. Hebrews 10:16.
7. How are we sealed?
The Holy Spirit places the seal of Yahuwah in our foreheads when we choose it. The forehead contains the frontal lobe. This section of the brain is where our conscience is. When you receive the seal of Yahuwah in your forehead, it means you have it in your conscience. You believe in it. You're loyal to it.
Just as the government ruler uses his seal of government to enforce the laws of the land, Yahuwah uses His seal to enforce His law. The beast will use his seal (mark), to try to enforce his law in place of Yahuwah's. Where will you find the seal of Yahuwah with its three parts? In the very center of His law. Take a close look:
Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the Sabbath of Yahuwah thy Eloah: in it thou shalt not do any work ... For in six days Yahuwah made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore Yahuwah blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it. Exodus 20:8-11.
This is the only place in the Bible where you will find Yahuwah's seal. Here are the three parts of the seal.(1) His name: Yahuwah.
(2) His title: Elohim (Creator).
(3) His territory: "heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is."
That is fantastic! No wonder Satan has worked so hard to hide the truth of the sacred Sabbath from us. It's Yahuwah's sign!
You may ask Is the Sabbath really the seal of Yahuwah? Look at Ezekiel 20:12. Moreover also I gave them my Sabbaths, to be a sign between me and them that they might know that I am Yahuwah that sanctify them (The word sign means the same as seal- see Romans 4:11).
Ezekiel 20:20 also indicates that the Sabbath is Yahuwah’s seal. “And hallow my sabbaths; and they shall be a sign between me and you, that ye may know that I am Yahuwah your Elohim.”
8. How long will the Sabbath be a sign, a seal, a mark between Yahuwah and His people?
“For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith Yahuwah, so shall your seed and your name remain. And it shall come to pass, that, from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith Yahuwah.” Isaiah 66:22, 23.
Answer: This scripture indicates that the seal of Yahuwah will be forever, for His people will worship and keep holy every Sabbath day in the new earth, forever. Remember that all of these Old Testament texts are applicable to us today, for 2 Timothy 3:16,17 tells us that “All scripture is given by inspiration of Yahuwah, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of Yahuwah may be perfect, [thoroughly] furnished unto all good works.” Sabbath observance is the sign of Yahuwah’s true Christians, and it will always be the sign of Yahuwah’s true Christians, for a perpetual covenant. (Exodus 31:16).
What could be clearer? The seal of Yahuwah is His Sabbath. Satan knew that he had to get at this very part. No wonder the beast ripped it out and put in a substitute!
Antichrist – Sign Of His Authority
9. But who is the ‘BEAST’ that we are talking about and what are some quick facts that prove what the ‘BEAST’ is?
Answer: In identifying the beast, Yahuwah is not talking about sincere people who are involved with it ignorantly. He is talking about the system; the leaders, who know what they are doing and deliberately disobey and change the word of Yahuwah. Our Eloah is a tender Father. He only holds accountable those who understand what the Bible commands and knowingly disobey, or, those who turn away from hearing His word and are willingly ignorant.
The ‘Beast’ exists now. Many honest Christians who are now involved with it will soon learn the facts, They will hear Yahuwah's call to come out of it -- and they will respond.
Don't be fooled! The beast is not some computer somewhere. That is only a smoke screen to get people off the track that the Bible points out. Yahuwah's word makes it so clear that even an honest child can see it. This next point is amazing!
“...and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.” Revelation 13:2.
By the way, thank Yahushua for allowing you to be alive in these last days. We now have the benefit of Historic records at our fingertips today. History is mostly behind us! We have PROOF, the prophecies were fulfilled exactly as the Bible said.
First notice that the BEAST, the WHORE, and the ANTICHRIST power are different aspects of the same entity. There are more than sixteen characteristics of this power in the Holy Bible. The following points will make this clear:
Daniel, chapter 7
Revelation, chapter 13
Lionlike beast (vs. 4)
Mouth of a lion (vs. 2)
Bearlike beast (vs. 5)
Feet of a bear (vs. 2)
Leopardlike beast (vs. 6)
Like unto a leopard (vs. 2)
Ten-horned beast (vs. 7)
Having ... ten horns (vs. 1)
(A) The whore will be a religious (church) power & state (Civic) power combined. Revelation 17:3, So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.
Woman = Church (Jeremiah 6:2, I have likened the daughter of Zion to a comely and delicate woman.) Beast = Nation (Daniel 7:23, Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth...)
Roman Catholic Vatican is a Church and a Nation at the same time.
(B) The whore of Babylon will sit upon 7 hills. Revelation 17:9, And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.
Documented Roman Catholic source states It is within the city of Rome, called The City on Seven Hills, that the entire area of Vatican State Proper is now confined The Catholic Encyclopedia, p. 529.
ENCYCLOPÆDIA BRITANNICA: Seven Hills of Rome group of hills on or about which the ancient city of Rome was built. The original city of Romulus was built upon Palatine Hill (Latin: Mons Palatinus). The other hills are the Capitoline, Quirinal, Viminal, Esquiline, Caelian, and Aventine (known respectively in Latin as the Mons Capitolinus, Mons Quirinalis, Mons Viminalis, Mons Esquilinus, Mons Caelius, and Mons Aventinus).
(C) The Beast will rise from the sea Revelation 13:1, And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea.
Sea = peoples, nations and tongues ( Revelation 17:15, And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.)
Roman Catholicism arose out of Western Europe with a multitude of peoples, nations, and tongues as parishioners. At present the Roman Catholic church sports the highest number of peoples, nations and tongues the world over. Over 100 Nations have state representatives at the Vatican.
(D) The four Beasts of Daniel will join as one in the last days as Antichrist. Daniel 7:2, Daniel spake and said, I saw in my vision by night, and, behold, the four winds of the heaven strove upon the great sea.
Documented Roman Catholic source states: In a certain respect, she (the papacy) has copied her organization from that of the Roman Empire, has preserved and made fruitful the philosophical intuitions of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, borrowed from both Barbarians and the Bysantine Roman Empire, but always remains herself, thoroughly digesting all elements drawn from external sources. -Andre Retif, The Catholic Spirit, trans by Dom Aldhelm Dean, Vol. 88 of the Twentieth Century Encyclopedia of Catholicism (New York, Hawthorne Books, 1959) p. 85
Roman Catholic Author, Malachi Martin states in his book The Keys of this Blood: He is protected by four governments (p. 120)
(E) Antichrist will be a strong Political power. Revelation 13:3, all the world wondered after the beast. Revelation 13:7, ... power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
Roman Catholic Author, Malachi Martin states in his book The Keys of this Blood: He is as determined to be world ruler as was Constantine in his day (p.49) He is protected by four governments (p. 120) He is the best-known person of the 20th century (p. 123) He is personal friends with the leaders of 91 countries (p. 490) People of the world seem to him ready for strong worldwide moral government with control (p. 160). Sixteen thousand journalists covered his American visit (p. 490)
(F) The Roman Church would reign for 1260 years before being wounded unto death. Revelation 13:5, And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.
The forty two months of Rev 13:5 and the time, and times and dividing a time of Daniel 7:25 equal the same thing. 42 months = 3 1/2 years A time (one year) and times (+ two years) and the dividing of time, (+ half a year ) = three and a half years, or forty two months (12+24 + 6 = 42 months) And then Revelation 12:6 confirms this when it says that the church of Yahushua would hide in the wilderness for exactly 1260 days. 42 months, or 3 and a half years equals 1260 days.
Still, some will say that 42 months does NOT equal 1260 days because all our months do not equal 30 days each. The fact here is, prophecy speaks of Biblical months. To understand the forty and two months, or the time, and times and diving a time, that the beast will reign, we must first find the method of time the Bible declares for prophecy. Yahuwah says in Ezekiel 4:6 I have appointed thee each day for a year And we also find the Bible acknowledges a month to be 30 days long. Because in, Genesis 7:11 we see the rain started in Noah's day on the 17 day of the 2nd month and in Genesis 8:3,4 we find the water receded at the end of exactly 150 days, then it says the ark rested on the 17th day of the 7th month. That's exactly 5 months to the day. If we divide the 150 days by the 5 months you get 30 days per month. So 42 months multiplied by 30 equals 1260. And according to Ezekiel 4:6, that's 1260 years that Papal Rome would reign as a church/state power.
“Vigilius...ascended the papal chair (538 A.D.) under the military protection of Belisarius. History of the Christian Church, Vol. 3, p. 327.
Historical records reveal the papacy began its reign in 538 AD upon Emperor Justinian's decree, and under the military protection of Belisarius. And the Bible says the beast will rule for EXACTLY 1260 years before receiving a mortal wound. Now it's just a matter of simple mathematics. It is also a grand method by which to see Yahuwah glorified. If the prophecy is correct, 1260 years after 538 AD the Beast must receive a mortal wound.
If you add 1260 years to the beginning year for the Roman Catholic church, 538 AD, you will arrive in the year 1798 AD. So, according to the Bible we are told the first reign of the Beast will last till the year 1798 . So, did it end in 1798, and how? First understand, according to the prophecy, we learn that, He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword... Revelation 13:10.
The prophecy is telling us that the beast would be destroyed with the sword (sword = military) at the end of its reign of exactly 1260 years. Did this happen to Papal Rome in 1798...? YES IT DID! On February 10th Napoleon Bonaparte in that EXACT year 1798 A.D. sent his General Louis Alexandre Berthier, with his army into Rome, Italy. It is recorded... In 1798 General Berthier made his entrance into Rome, abolished the papal government, and established a secular one. -Encyclopedia Britannica 1941 edition
That's Exactly 42 prophetic months, or 1260 years, or a time, and times, and dividing a time after the Papacy began its powerful reign that the Pope shall go into captivity by the military! By the way, to further illustrate this to be fact, shortly after his captivity the Pope did in fact die, in exile.
Pope dies: August 1799:
Documented Roman Catholic source states -Half Europe thought... that with the Pope the Papacy was dead. -Joseph Rickaby The Modern Papacy Lectures on the History of Religion, Lecture 24, (London Catholic Truth Society, 1910), p.1
(G) This wound administered to the Beast will start to be healed: Revelation 13:3, ... his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.
Mussolini and (Cardinal) Gasspari sign historic Roman pact.
The Roman question tonight was a thing of the past, and the Vatican was at peace with Italy... In affixing the autographs to the memorable document healing the wound of many years, extreme cordiality was displayed on both sides -The San Francisco Chronicle. Feb. 11, 1929.
Pope Becomes Ruler Of A State Again:
Fact: Rome, June 7.--From 11 o' clock this morning there was another sovereign independent State in the world. At that time Premier Mussolini, as Italian Foreign Minister representing King Victor Emmanuel--the first Italian Premier ever to cross the threshold of the Vatican--exchanged with Cardinal Gasparri, Papal Secretary of State, representing Pope Pius XI, ratifications of the treaties signed at the Lateran Palace on Feb. 11. By that simple act the sovereign independent State of Vatican City came into existence. -New York Times July 7, 1929
(H) The beast is one that was, is not and yet is. Revelation 17:8, ...behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.
The Beast that was: The Roman church began in 538 AD and continued until Napoleon sent in General Berthier in 1798 AD
...and is not: From 1798 AD until the signing of the Lateran treaty in 1929 the Roman Church/state was non-existent.
...yet is: From 1929 to present the Roman Church has been a church & state.
(I) The Beast will be a blasphemous beast: Revelation 13:1, And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
Blasphemy defined: John 10:33, The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself Eloah. -AND- Mark 2:7, Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies? who can forgive sins but Yahuwah only?
A documented Roman Catholic source states "The Pope is not only the representative of Jesus Christ, he is Jesus Christ himself, hidden under the veil of flesh." Catholic National July 1895.
Pope Leo XIII stated "We hold upon this earth the place of God Almighty." Pope Leo XIII.
Documented Roman Catholic source states "For thou art the shepherd, thou art the physician, thou art the director, thou art the husbandman, finally thou art another God on earth." Labbe and Cossart's History of the Councils. Vol. XIV, col. 109.
A documented Roman Catholic source states "The title Lord God the Pope is found within a gloss of . . ." Extravagantes of Pope John XXII, title 14, chapter 4.
The confessional of the Roman Catholic Church is indeed yet another identifiable feature exposing the Vatican as Antichrist's dwelling. They openly declare a MAN dressed as a priest has the power to FORGIVE SINS!
(J) Three nations will be destroyed by the Beast: Daniel 7:8, I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things.
Catholic emperors of the eastern empire found ways to help the pope by eliminating three of the Arian tribes. The Catholic emperor Zeno (474-491) arranged a treaty with the Ostrogoths in 487 which resulted in the eradication of the kingdom of the Arian Heruls in 492. And the catholic emperor Justinian (527-565) exterminated the Arian Vandals in 534 and significantly broke the power of the Arian Ostrogoths in 538. Thus were Daniel's three horns - The Heruls, the Vandals, and the Ostrogoths - plucked up by the roots. -C. Mervyn Maxwell, God Cares Vol. 1, p. 129.
- Heruls in 492
- Vandals in 534
- Ostrogoths in 538
(K) The beast will understand and do as Satan requests. Daniel 8:23, And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up.
Sunday, February 28, 1999 4:49 AM:
Two Eminent Churchmen Declare Satanism Is Practiced in Vatican!
Documented Roman Catholic source states- In recent weeks, a firestorm has been raging in Italy. The controversy revolves around the statements Archbishop Emmanuel Milingo, who made formal allegations that satanic activity is taking place inside the Vatican. When questioned by the Italian press about the allegations, he said that he stood by them. The Archbishop chose the Fatima 2000 International Congress on World Peace held in Rome in November 1996 hosted by the Fatima Crusader magazine as a platform to first make these allegations public.
Official Roman Catholic Jesuit Oath:
I furthermore promise and declare that I will, when opportunity present, make and wage relentless war, secretly or openly, against all heretics, Protestants and Liberals, as I am directed to do, to extirpate and exterminate them from the face of the whole earth; and that I will spare neither age, sex or condition; and that I will hang, waste, boil, flay, strangle and bury alive these infamous heretics, rip up the stomachs and wombs of their women and crush their infants' heads against the walls, in order to annihilate forever their execrable race.
That when the same cannot be done openly, I will secretly use the poisoned cup, the strangulating cord, the steel of the poniard or the leaden bullet, regardless of the honor, rank, dignity, or authority of the person or persons, whatever may be their condition in life, either public or private, as I at any time may be directed so to do by any agent of the Pope or Superior of the Brotherhood of the Holy Faith, of the Society of Jesus. -Subterranean
(L.) The Prophecy: The beast will seek to change times and laws. Daniel 7:25, "And he shall... think to change times and laws:"
Fact: Documented Roman Catholic source states- "The Pope has the power to change times, to abrogate laws, and to dispense with all things, even the precepts of Christ." "The Pope has the authority and often exercised it, to dispense with the command of Christ." Decretal, de Tranlatic Episcop. Cap. (The Pope can modify divine law.) Ferraris' Ecclesiastical Dictionary.
(M.) The Prophecy:
Fact: Documented Roman Catholic source states Pope Pius IX, in his "Discorsi" (I., p. 253), said: "The Caesar who now addresses you, and to whom alone are obedience and fidelity due."
Fact: It is now called the ROMAN Catholic church
(N.) The Prophecy: It will be a
Fact: Documented Roman Catholic source states "Had she not such power, she could not have done that in which all modern religionists agree with her; --she could not have SUBSTITUTED the observance of Sunday the first day of the week, for the observance of Saturday the seventh day, a change for which there is NO SCRIPTURAL AUTHORITY." -Rev. Stephan Keenan, A Doctrinal Catechism, "On the Obedience Due to the Church," chap. 2, p. 174. (Imprimatur, John Cardinal McCloskey, archbishop of
Fact: June 26, 2000 the
(O.) The Prophecy: It will attack the children of the Creator. Revelation 13:7, "And it was given unto him to make war with the saints..." Daniel 7:25, "And he shall wear out the saints of the most High..."
Fact: "For teaching faith contrary to the teaching of the Church of Rome, history records the martyrdom of more than 100 million people." Brief Bible
Fact: March 12, 2000 Pope John Paul II admitted the Roman Catholic church did in fact kill well over 100 million Christians.
(P.) The Prophecy: It will be a Christian church doing Babylonian (Pagan) acts: Revelation 17:5, "And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY,
Fact: Documented Roman Catholic source states -Cardinal Newman admits in his book that; the "temples, incense, oil lamps, votive offerings, holy water, Holidays, and seasons of devotion, processions, blessings of the fields, sacerdotal vestments, the tonsure (of priests, munks and nuns), images, and statues... are all of PAGAN ORIGIN." -The Development of the Christian Religion Cardinal Newman p.359
Fact: Documented Roman Catholic source states -The penetration of the religion of
The Sign of Papal Authority
Now who is the "beast?"
1) Received its "seat" and authority from
2) Rules the world for 1260 years (from 538 A.D. - 1798 A.D.)
3) Then received a "deadly wound!' which later heals. Revelation 13:3.
4) Is both a political and a religious power, which is worshiped. Revelation 13:4.
5) Tampered with Yahuwah's law. Daniel 7:25.
6) Has a leader who claims to be Yahuwah on the earth and to be able to forgive sins. (which is blasphemy) Revelation 13: 1.
7) Is a mother church (daughters have come out of her but now are retreating back to her). Revelation 17:5.
8) Made war with the saints. Revelation 13:7.
9) Is a world power which is wondered at. Revelation 13:3,4.
10) Has "a man" at the head of it with the number of his name being 666. Revelation 13:18.
11) Has a dreaded "mark" which, if received, will cause a person to be cast into the lake of fire and lose eternal life. Revelation 14:9,10.
By now most of the people have guessed that it's the Papacy. They're correct. It's the only power on the face of the earth that fits all of the Bible characteristics for it.
10. . So if the Sabbath is the seal/sign/mark of Yahuwah, what then is the mark of this Beast?
Answer: Sunday worship is the “Mark of the Beast!"
Look at this astonishing statement concerning her act of changing Yahuwah's Sabbath to Sunday –
"Of course the Catholic Church claims that the change was her act., And the act (get this now) is a mark of her ecclesiastical power and authority in religious matters."! Thomas, H.F., Chancellor of Cardinal Gibbons, In answer to a letter regarding the change of the-Sabbath.
Sunday is our MARK of authority . . . The church is above the Bible, and this transference of Sabbath observance is proof of that fact. — Catholic Record, September 1, 1923 (
Sunday worship is the mark of the Papacy's authority
11. What do Catholics say of Protestant Sunday keepers?
Answer: “The observance of Sunday by the Protestants is an homage they pay, in spite of themselves, to the authority of the [Catholic] church.” Monsignor Louis Segur, Plain Talk About the Protestantism of Today (1868), p. 213.
N0TE.—A full realization of this fact will lead those who honestly, but ignorantly, have been observing Sunday as the Sabbath, to refuse longer to pay homage to apostasy, and return to the observance of that which is the sign of loyalty to heaven—the only weekly day of rest which Yahuwah, in His word, has commanded men to keep holy, the seventh day.
The issues are plain. Yahuwah says that He is the true Eloah, the Creator. He has given His Sabbath as a sign of His authority as the Creator of all. By keeping it, we recognize His authority. But the Catholic church says in effect: "It's the mark of our authority to over-rule Yahuwah's law."
"No! Keep the first day of the week, and lo, the entire civilized world bows in reverent obedience to the command of the holy Catholic church." Father Enright C.S.S.R. of the
12. What does it mean to “receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand”?
“And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads” Revelation 13:16. “And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand” Revelation 14:9.
Answer: The mark is not a visible mark that is stamped on the forehead or on the hand. Likewise the seal of Yahuwah is not a visible seal or mark. These verses tell us that both the seal of Yahuwah and the mark of the beast are received inside the forehead. Since the forehead represents the mind, the significance of these marks’ being received inside the forehead is that a person must make a conscious choice as to which mark he will receive. He must understand the meanings and the relationships of these marks, both to Yahuwah and to Satan and the beast. Thus, either mark received in the forehead will indicate that a conscious choice had been made. The person who receives either mark in his forehead understands both the penalty and the reward for receiving either one.
The mark of the beast is sometimes received in the right hand, symbolizing that the person does not understand but goes along with society in obeying the laws which dictate Sunday observance. Even though these people do not understand the importance of not receiving the mark of the beast, they will still suffer the penalty, for Yahuwah has given them plenty of opportunity to learn and understand the necessity of obeying the Ten Commandments, including the Sabbath commandment.
The mark of the beast, Sunday observance, will come to prominence only when the
Sunday observance is the mark of the beast. Thus if you insist on keeping Yahuwah’s Sabbath day holy, you will be able neither to buy nor to sell. You will be completely cut off from any means of support for yourself and your family. This religious persecution will be very bloody. Many of Yahuwah’s true people will lose their lives in this bloody turmoil, but this time Yahuwah will not tolerate a wholesale slaughter of His people. He will come and put an end to Sunday-keeping and religious persecution forever. And when He comes, those who have disregarded His law will finally learn that Yahuwah means exactly what He says.
13. But what about all of our loved ones who are keeping Sunday and don't know any better? Do they have the Mark of the Beast now?
Answer: No! Only those who know better and realize that they are breaking Yahuwah's fourth commandment are held accountable. The Bible says, “Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin." James 4:17.
We know now and are held accountable. Soon all will know. Yahuwah is making this very point a great test for the world in the last days. It will separate those who really love Yahuwah enough to obey Him, even amid persecution, from those who merely claim to be Christians but like Pilate, will compromise, go along with the crowd - and end up with the Mark of the Beast. The "Mark" won't officially be received until it is enforced by the “Two Horned Beast" of Revelation 13.
We certainly don't want to hurt our loving Saviour by willfully breaking any of His commandments. He suffered agony on the cross to take away our sins. His heart was broken. His love for us is very tender. Those who willfully receive the mark of the beast are willing to hurt the loving heart of Yahuwah. Sin hurts Him most of all. As we choose to keep all of His commandments, it makes Him glad.
As you begin to worship Him in a special way on His Sabbath, He will make it the happiest day of the week for you. You'll be able to lay aside your cares and labors one whole day and have a beautiful rest with Yahushua - not only physically, but a rest of soul, a joyful peace and freedom from guilt.
If your job calls you to work on Sabbath, He can help you with that too. We've never seen it fail. Those who determine to keep His Sabbath holy and not work, have Yahuwah's special care and miraculous providence.
He will either help you get the Sabbath off from work, or if you have to lose your job, He will give you a better one! We know it for sure. That's Yahuwah! That's our kind Heavenly Father.
Every person on the earth will be tested on this very point. Millions around the world have discovered these amazing truths just like you have and are rejoicing in a closer walk with Yahushua than ever before.
Today, Yahuwah is calling us to receive His mark (or seal). As you look upon your crucified Saviour, will you acknowledge His authority by obeying Him and keeping His Sabbath?