What Is The Mark Of The Beast?

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Revelation  13:15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.  13:16 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:  13:17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

When It Comes To Bible Prophecy,  Symbols Are Used To Encode The Prophetic Messages. The Author Of The Bible Then Grants His Servants Understanding Concerning The Prophecies So That They Might Be Prepared For What’s Ahead Of Them.

All Prophecies Of The Bible Came By The Inspiration Of God And Are Of No Private Interpretation. The Bible Explains Itself.

Isaiah  28:10 For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:

In Bible Prophecy, Beast Stands For A Kingdom, Power. This Particular Beast(Kingdom) In Revelation 13 Is The Last Power That’ll Dominate Planet Earth Before Jesus Comes To Deliver His People. Roman Catholic Church(The Beast Power)  Will Come Back To Power Though Her Power Was Lost In 1798. The Wound(Power Lost) Will Be Healed(Power Regained). The Pope Is The Beast, The Antichrist, The Head Of The Roman Catholic Church. 

The United States Of America Will Give The Power Back To Rome Very Soon After Church And State Unite To Enforce The Catholic Church Dogmas.

Then What’s The Mark Of The Beast? Is It A Physical Mark? What Is It Really About?

As For The Mark Of The Beast, We’ll Let The Answer Come Out Straight From The Horse’s Own Mouth:

The Mark Of The Beast
The Mark Of The Beast

“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 of London, Ontario Sept 1, 1923).

Cardinal Gibbons, in Faith of Our Fathers, 92nd ed., p. 89, freely admits, “You may read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, and you will not find a single line authorizing the sanctification of Sunday. The Scriptures enforce the religious observance of Saturday, a day which we [the Catholic Church] never sanctify.”

Again, “The Catholic Church, … by virtue of her divine mission, changed the day from Saturday to Sunday” (The Catholic Mirror, official publication of James Cardinal Gibbons, Sept. 23, 1893).

“Protestants do not realize that by observing Sunday, they accept the authority of the spokesperson of the Church, the Pope” (Our Sunday Visitor, February 5, 1950).

“Of course the Catholic Church claims that the change [Saturday Sabbath to Sunday] was her act… And the act is a mark of her ecclesiastical authority in religious things” (H.F. Thomas, Chancellor of Cardinal Gibbons).

“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 of London, Ontario Sept 1, 1923).

As Prophesied, The Catholic Church Boasts They Are Above The Bible And Has The Authority To Change God’s Word!!! Daniel 7:25

They Admit The Change Of The Sabbath From Saturday To Sunday Was Their Act And Even Boasts Of It.

The MARK OF THE BEAST IS SUNDAY WORSHIP. When Men Choose To Obey The Vatican And Worship On Sunday When Sunday Law Is Enforced, They’ll Receive The Mark Of The Beast.

Please Note: The Number 666 Is Just A “Pointer” Or An Identifier Of The Beast. It Helps Us To Know Who The Beast Is But It’s Not The Mark. ( Revelation 13:18 )

Furthermore…The Mark Of The Beast Isn’t About Any Implantation Of Micro-Chips And RFID

It’s Totally About The Day Of Worship…

The Sabbath On The Other Hand Is The Seal Of The Living God Almighty. All Have Two Choices. Either To Obey The Word Of God And Keep His Sabbath Holy And Receive God’s Seal Or Obey The Traditions Of Men And Desecrate God’s Sabbath To Keep A Counterfeit Day Of Worship(Sun-Day) And Receive The Mark Of The Beast(The Roman Catholic Church.  Remember They Said Sunday Is Their Mark???) Sunday Is The Mark Of The Roman Catholic Church(Beast) And All Who Obey This Church When Sunday Law Is Enforced Will Receive The Mark Of The Beast And The Seven Last Plagues. ( The Seven Last Plagues And How To Escape Them ).

The Mark Of The Beast Is Not A Physical Mark Neither Is It Any Other Thing But WORSHIP! Get Ready For The Mark Of The Beast CRISIS.

God’s People Follow the Lamb Now—The Lord has a people on the earth, who follow the Lamb whithersoever He goeth. He has His thousands who have not bowed the knee to Baal.Such will stand with Him on Mount Zion. But they must stand on this earth, girded with the whole armor, ready to engage in the work of saving those who are ready to perish.Heavenly angels conduct this search, and spiritual activity is demanded of all who believe present truth, that they may join the angels in their work. 7BC 978.6

We need not wait till we are translated to follow Christ. God’s people may do this here below. We shall follow the Lamb of God in the courts above only if we follow Him here. Following Him in heaven depends on our keeping His commandments now. We are not to follow Christ fitfully or capriciously, only when it is for our advantage. 7BC 978.7

We must choose to follow Him. In daily life we must follow His example, as a flock trustfully follows its shepherd. We are to follow Him by suffering for His sake, saying, at every step, “Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him.” His life practice must be our life practice. And as we thus seek to be like Him, and to bring our wills into conformity to His will, we shall reveal Him (The Review and Herald, April 12, 1898. 7BC 978.8

A Loyal Company—The churches have become as described in the eighteenth chapter of Revelation. Why are the messages of Revelation fourteen given? Because the principles of the churches have become corrupted…. [Revelation 14:6-10 quoted.] 7BC 979.1

Apparently the whole world is guilty of receiving the mark of the beast. But the prophet sees a company who are not worshiping the beast, and who have not received his mark in their foreheads or in their hands. “Here is the patience of the saints,” he declares; “here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus” (Manuscript 92, 1904). 7BC 979.2

Large Numbers Accept the Truth—The time of God’s destructive judgments is the time of mercy for those who have no opportunity to learn what is truth. Tenderly will the Lord look upon them. His heart of mercy is touched; His hand is still stretched out to save, while the door is closed to those who would not enter. Large numbers will be admitted who in these last days hear the truth for the first time (The Review and Herald, July 5, 1906). 7BC 979.3

Giving Glory to God—To give glory to God is to reveal His character in our own, and thus make Him known. And in whatever way we make known the Father or the Son, we glorify God (Manuscript 16, 1890).7BC 979.4

World Drunk With Wine of Babylon—God denounces Babylon “because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.” This means that she has disregarded the only commandment which points out the true God, and has torn down the Sabbath, God’s memorial of creation.7BC 979.5

God made the world in six days and rested on the seventh, sanctifying this day, and setting it apart from all others as holy to Himself, to be observed by His people throughout their generations. 7BC 979.6

But the man of sin, exalting himself above God, sitting in the temple of God, and showing himself to be God, thought to change times and laws.This power, thinking to prove that it was not only equal to God, but above God, changed the rest day, placing the first day of the week where the seventh should be. And the Protestant world has taken this child of the papacy to be regarded as sacred. In the Word of God this is called her fornication. 7BC 979.7

God has a controversy with the churches of today. They are fulfilling the prophecy of John. “All nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.” They have divorced themselves from God by refusing to receive His sign. They have not the spirit of God’s true commandment-keeping people. And the people of the world, in giving their sanction to a false sabbath, and in trampling under their feet the Sabbath of the Lord, have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication (Letter 98, 1900). 7BC 979.8

It is for the interest of all to understand what the mark of the beast is, and how they may escape the dread threatenings of God. Why are men not interested to know what constitutes the mark of the beast and his image? It is in direct contrast with the mark of God. [Exodus 31:12-17quoted.] 7BC 979.9

The Sabbath question will be the issue in the great conflict in which all the world will act a part. [Revelation 13:4-10 quoted.] This entire chapter is a revelation of what will surely take place [Revelation 13:11, 15-17quoted] (Manuscript 88, 1897). 7BC 979.10

What Is the Mark of the Beast?—John was called to behold a people distinct from those who worship the beast and his image by keeping the first day of the week. The observance of this day is the mark of the beast (Letter 31, 1898). 7BC 979.11

(Revelation 13:16, 17.) Warning Against Mark of the Beast—The third angel’s message has been sent forth to the world, warning men against receiving the mark of the beast or of his image in their foreheads or in their hands. To receive this mark means to come to the same decision as the beast has done, and to advocate the same ideas, in direct opposition to the Word of God. Of all who receive this mark, God says, “The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb.” … 7BC 979.12

If the light of truth has been presented to you, revealing the Sabbath of the fourth commandment, and showing that there is no foundation in the Word of God for Sunday observance, and yet you still cling to the false sabbath, refusing to keep holy the Sabbath which God calls “My holy day,” you receive the mark of the beast. When does this take place? When you obey the decree that commands you to cease from labor on Sunday and worship God, while you know that there is not a word in the Bible showing Sunday to be other than a common working day, you consent to receive the mark of the beast, and refuse the seal of God. 7BC 980.1

If we receive this mark in our foreheads or in our hands, the judgments pronounced against the disobedient must fall upon us. But the seal of the living God is placed upon those who conscientiously keep the Sabbath of the Lord (The Review and Herald, July 13, 1897). 7BC 980.2

A Life and Death Question—This message embraces the two preceding messages. It is represented as being given with a loud voice; that is, with the power of the Holy Spirit.Everything is now at stake. The third angel’s message is to be regarded as of the highest importance. It is a life and death question. The impression made by this message will be proportionate to the earnestness and solemnity with which it is proclaimed (Manuscript 16, 1900). 7BC 980.3

(Verse 1-4.) Not a Visible Mark—In the issue of the great contest two parties are developed, those who “worship the beast and his image,” and receive his mark, and those who receive “the seal of the living God,” who have the “Father’s name written in their foreheads.” This is not a visible mark (The Signs of the Times, November 1, 1899). 7BC 980.4

7BC: SDA Bible Commentary 7


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