Saturday, May 25, 2013

Mark of the Beast

As with all Bible questions about the interpretation of scripture, I seek out the Bible itself, to guide me. This method of interpretation, conforms to the example of Jesus (Mark 7:7-13; John 12:48-49; 7:16) (Ps.119:105; 36:9; Matt.6:22-23). While searching the scriptures for the meaning of the mark of the Beast (Rev.13:16-18); we do find within the Bible, scriptures that guide us in that interpretation. Please consider the verses to follow, and how they aid us in our interpretation of that mark.

Exodus 13:15-16
"And it came to pass, when Pharaoh would hardly let us go, that the LORD slew all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both the firstborn of man, and the firstborn of beast: therefore I sacrifice to the LORD all that openeth the matrix, being males; but all the firstborn of my children I redeem. And it shall be for a token upon thine hand, and for frontlets between thine eyes: for by strength of hand the LORD brought us forth out of Egypt."

A TOKEN would be placed on their hands and foreheads, signifying God's salvation of the firstborn.
What else does this token mean, according to the Word of God?
Exodus 13:9
"And it shall be for a sign unto thee upon thine hand, and for a memorial between thine eyes, that the LORD'S law may be in thy mouth: for with a strong hand hath the LORD brought thee out of Egypt."

That symbolic token on the hand and forehead would also signify that God's Law would be remembered...always present in our heart, and then proceed from our mouth. (See Deut.6:6,8; 11:18; Luke 6:45) What our heart contained would become evident by our words (Matt.12:33,34,35) and on this basis, we would be judged (Matt.12:37,36).
  This evidence of our heart's spiritual condition, is symbolized by a spiritual identifying mark, on our hands (evident deeds/practices) and forehead (beliefs, moral code, mental disposition, spiritual perspective and perceptions -Eze.9:4). (Deut.6:6,8; Rev.13:16,17)

Here we see that "the Lord's Law", backed by God's witness when using His power to save,
was signified by the "token" God's people would accept on their forehead and hand.
This served as a token/reminder, to be in servitude to God, and to let His Law guide our mind, actions, and speech/witnessing/"mouth". (Rev.7:3; 14:1)
For, "out of the heart's abundance (Deut.6:6), the mouth speaks." 
(Luke 6:45; Eph.4:15;  1Tim. 4:16; John 7:38)
Within such sacrifices (Heb.13:15), we imitate Christ (Rev.3:14; John 18:37; 1:4; 4:14)(Matt.5:14; Luke 12:35; Acts 1:8).

When we read in Revelation, that God's people leave this servitude and honor for God, in order to serve and worship the Wild Beast, False Prophet, and Satan (Rev.13:4,11,12,7,8);
signified again as having their forehead and hand brand-marked by their lies instead of God's Laws...
   (666 -Rev.13:16,17,18) (Isa.44:20; Ps.144:8; Matt.15:11; Rev.16:13-14)
...then they are no longer obedient slaves of God and Christ (Gal.1:10) (, but have become obedient slaves to an Idol/Image, becoming idolaters (Rev.13:8,7,10; Col.2:8).
This sin, also overtakes the "Holy Ones" (Rev.2:20; 13:7,10; Dan.7:21; 11:12,13,24,33,22; 8:11; Matt.24:24,25; Luke 21:24; Rev.11:2;  1Cor. 3:16;  2Thess. 2:4)
God's people (1Pet. 2:10) no longer have "the Lord's thy mouth" (Ex.13:9) and heart (Deut.6:6), but rather, "unclean inspired expressions" guide and direct them (Rev.16:13;  1Tim. 4:1).

  During their slavery to the Beast, False Prophet, and Satan, God's chosen priests are breaking their covenant with God (Deut.10:8; 17:12; 18:5; 21:5;  1Cor. 6:1-3;  1Pet. 2:10,9;  1Chron. 15:2; Rev.5:10), by ceasing their priestly service to God (with the exception of Christ - Jer.33:18; Heb.9:11,24; 8:5; 12:22-23; Eze.22:30) (Dan.8:11,13; 11:28,30; 7:25; 12:11; Rev.13:7; 11:2; Matt.5:13; Isa.51:23; Luke 21:24; Rev.13:10) (Isa.62:6; Rev.8:1; Isa.56:10) (John 16:13; Isa.62:1-2; 35:5-6; Rev.2:17; Heb.1:1; Rev.11:3; 10:7; 22:6).

According to Ex.13:9; Deut.11:18 and Deut.6:8;
the Bible itself interprets the meaning of Rev.13:16,17.

The Wild Beast Organization is now being given credit for salvation
(instead of God -Rev.7:10; Isa.43:11) (Ex.13:16; Deut.6:6,8) (Rev.13:16,8; Rom.1:25).
The Gentile Beast has replaced Christ as Head of the Bride Congregation (Eph.5:25; Dan.8:11; 11:31;  2Thess. 2:4)
due to the false prophet's endorsement of that Beast and it's idolatrous image (Rev.19:20; Rev.2:20; 8:10,11; 9:1; 13:15)
(2Thess. 2:4;  2Cor. 11:20; Col.2:19).
("the number of a man" -Rev.13:18;  2Thess. 2:3,4)

It is the Law of the Beast, whose "image"/"Idol" has been deified by the false prophet, from which the people seek
salvation, knowledge, guidance, and doctrine to teach, rather than from God (Matt.4:4; John 17:17;  2Tim. 3:16,17)
through his Chosen priests (Mal.2:7; Rev.5:10;  2Cor. 5:20; 13:3;  1John 4:1; Matt.10:20;  1Cor. 4:1).
  This is the meaning of being marked on the forehead and hand, by the lies of the Beast (666) (Rev.13:16; Rom.1:25),
rather than by the Truth of God (Deut.6,8; Rev.7:3; 14:1; 22:4) (John 17:17; 12:48).

Ex.13:9; Deut.6:6,8; Rev.7:3; 14:1; 22:4

Who do you credit for your salvation?
Whose teachings to you obey?
Where do you direct your Bible students to go, for the truth that leads to life?
To an organization of fallible men... or to the Word of God?
(Ps.146:3; 118:8; Isa.2:22) -- (Rev.13:8)

How do you treat the "least" of Christ's faithful brothers and Chosen priests,
who care not for the approval of men
(Gal.1:10; John 5:44; Rom.2:28,29; Acts 5:29; John 16:2; Matt.5:11)....
   The way Jesus directs you to treat them (Matt.25:45,46,40; Luke 10:16),
   or the way the Organization directs you to treat them after they are cast out?
(John 16:2; Matt.10:22; 24:9; Rev.11:3,7-10; Heb.13:13; Isa.66:2,5; Mark 8:35; Rev.6:9-11)
          (Because they disagree with the wicked steward (Luke 12:42,45; Rev.17:6),
           the idolization of the Organization (Rev.13:8,7; Rom.1:25),
           the nullifying of God's Word
           (Rev.13:11;  1Tim. 4:1; Rev.16:13-16; 20:7-8; 12:15,17; Dan.8:12),
           and believe they must serve God and His truth alone.
           -- Matt.4:10; Dan.11:32)

2Cor. 11:4,20,12-15; Rev.2:20; 13:15-16

More info. on this subject can be found at:
Mark of Slavery

As an addition to the last post below, about who is to blame for the deaths of the wicked;
we can also use today's cited scripture for the previous lesson...
Ex.13:15 states that "the Lord Slew all the firstborn in the land of Egypt".
Now let's check on the details...
Ex.12:23; Heb.11:28
We see again that it was by His giving Satan permission, that God slew the firstborn of Egypt,
and protected the firstborn of Israel from the destroyer. (Who is the Destroyer?)
God is ascribed the destruction of the wicked, only because Almighty God permits Satan to destroy. Satan is the destroying murderer (Rev.9:11; John 8:44; 10:10; Isa.33:1) (Job 1:6,8-9,11-12)(
The "mother" "Covenant with Death" ["Babylon the Great"], is not an agreement with God, but with Satan. (Isa.28:15,18; Rev.9:1,11; Rev.17:5 [Gal.4:26,24])

God does not need to execute anyone. Everyone under Satan's authority, is already dying (Gen.2:17;  1Cor. 15:22; John 3:18). God has surrendered Creation to corruption/destruction/Satan (Rom.8:20,21,22,25). If God judges and condemns us, we belong to sin and death (Rom.5:12).
God owes the giving of His Spirit and endless life, to no sinful man. Spirit and Life come through those who learn his way, truth, and life, and obey it (John 5:21,22;  1Cor. 15:45; John 8:51; Matt.25:46).
Those who receive this grace of God to be born again as spirit, and betray it, enter into the second death...
an irreversible condemnation (Heb.6:4-6). Even so, their actual physical and spiritual deaths, are by means of their murderous father of choice, Satan;
and by means of their Covenant "Mother" of choice, "Babylon the Great".


This post was an update to
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  1. Interesting ... have you any more info on Satan being the lord destroyer in the bible ?

    1. (Ex.12:23; Job 1:12; Isa.33:1; Rev.9:11; John8:44; 10:10; 1Cor.5:5; Heb.2:14; 1Pet.5:8).
      I suggest using the search box, as well as the following:
      What is lacking from the scriptures already given,
      and which of these can you nullify?
      When you ask yourself, "What is God's nature?"
      and you also ask, "What is Satan's nature?"
      How do YOU read the Bible's answer?

      Ask yourself,
      "To whom do sinners and those who are judged, belong?"
      If Satan owns those who are condemned, who decides what happens to those ones?
      Would God take and murder someone else's property?
      Would God kill someone else's sons?
      Please fully use your thinking and reasoning ability, when it comes to the scriptures.
      We are not given truth on a silver platter, but we are expected to "dig"
      (Prov.2:4,5; 2:11; Heb.5:14; 1Tim.4:15,16)

      If we have truly been given free will by God (who is not a liar),
      then would it be righteous for God to kill us for using it? Would that really be free will?
      When we leave God, we have chosen to belong to Satan and to be his sons, coming under his power, dominion, and control.
      When we consequentially die, we do so under Satan. He is the "manslayer", not God.
      When we receive eternal life, we do so because God has "saved" and protected us. From what? From Himself?
      No. "From the wicked one" (Matt.6:13; 1John5:19), and his power to destroy (John10:10; 1Pet.5:8).

    2. We are destroyed, through death. Death and destruction were begun by Satan. He lied about being the Destroyer (Gen.3:4; 2Cor.2:11). Since Eden, he is lord over creation, and through him, the power of death reigns over it. God's justice has permitted this, in response to the free-will choice of Adam and Eve (Rom.8:19-22). As a result, creation is submerged in corruption, through which it has been destroyed. Satan is Lord of death / destruction (Heb.2:14), both throughout the Hebrew scriptures, and the Greek (Rev.9:11). It is only by God's grace, that we are rescued from the Destroyer (Col.1:13-14; Luke1:79; Ps.107:10-11) and made able to continue living in God's light (James 1:17; 1John 1:5; John1:4; 8:12; 10:10; Isa.33:1).


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