Monday, August 25, 2014

Mark of the Beast

What follows is a thread I was sent, apparently from Facebook, in which "Jehovah's Witnesses" respond to a question posed. 
If anyone doubts the fulfillment of Rev.13:8,7,11,14,15,16 among "Jehovah's Witnesses"; 
evidence of it's fulfillment is now clearly manifested.

"Don't you know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey--whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness?" (Rom.6:16)

"YOU were bought with a price; stop becoming slaves of men.” (1Cor.7:23)

"If I were yet pleasing men, I would not be Christ’s slave." (Gal.1:10)

"They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator--who is forever praised. Amen." (Rom.1:25)

Who directs the thinking and actions of "Jehovah's Witnesses"?
The scriptures? (2Tim.3:16,17; Matt.4:4,10; Isa.42:8)
Or, men? (Matt.15:8,9)
We must be slaves to God and Christ alone.
(Matt.4:10; 2Cor.5:15; Col.3:24; Rev.14:1)
If we obey men separately from scripture, we have become slaves of men (Rom.6:16). We cannot slave for two masters.
The "Watchtower" Organization, simply put,  is  not  God. (Isa.42:8)
What scripture demands the taking of a pill because men compel you to?

We are told in Revelation's prophecy, that a false prophet and it's Gentile Beast compel all the "earth", to follow their demonic deceptions (Rev.13:8,11,12,14; 19:20; 16:13,14). They gain the subjection, even of the Holy Ones
(Rev.13:7,10; 11:2; Dan.8:12; 11:31; Matt.24:15,16; 2Thess.2:4,10,11,12).
Part of what is demanded by the false prophet and the Gentile Wild Beast under it's command, is that of a compulsive branding upon one's forehead and hand (Rev.13:16).
What does this symbolism mean?

God himself tells us what this symbolism means, within His Word
(Gen.40:8; 2Pet.1:20,21).
He also commands us, that He is the only one who may brand us with these symbols.
Please read Deut.6:8,6
"Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts."

To follow God's commands from the heart, is symbolically expressed as having His commands branded on your hand (deeds/actions/works) and forehead (thinking/decisions/choices/beliefs/will).
Obedience to the scriptures and God's commands within them, mark us as slaves to God (Rev.14:1; 7:3; 22:4). That makes us people who belong to God (Jer.31:33; 1Pet.2:10,9). Those commands set us free, from enslavement to men (John8:32; 1Cor.7:22; Gal.5:1)
(2Cor.11:2,3,5,13,20,12; Isa.2:22; Ps.146:3; Isa.43:11; Hosea13:4; Matt.10:28).

What is the mark on those who worship the Beast? (Rev.13:16,17)
It is the name of the Beast
      ("blasphemous names" against God and his Holy Ones Rev.13:1,5,6.
       To take the title "Jehovah's Witnesses", is blasphemy against both.
       God's witnesses are chosen by Himself -Isa.43:10,21; 1Pet.2:9)
or, the number of it's name (Rev.13:17,18)
The "number of it's name", indicates that the number quantifies it's name.
That number is 666, and expresses the symbolic value of the blasphemous name.

"Twelve" represents truth, by means of "two witnesses" (John6:70; Gal.1:1; Acts9:15; John15:16) (Rev.21:14; Eph.2:20; Heb.11:10; Rev.7:4-8) (John8:17; Rev.11:3,4; Zech.4:3,11,12,13,14)
"Six" is half of "twelve", or, one witness.
The symbol of one witness, is not considered truth
(Deut.17:6b; 19:15; John7:18; 5:31; 8:13,14,18; Num.35:30).
In fact, these three 6's, are demonic deceptive expressions
(Rev.16:13,14,15; 13:11; 2Thess.2:9; 2Tim.3:13).
Those marked on the forehead and hand by 666, are slaves of demonic lies
(Isa.44:20; Rom.1:21,25; 2Thess.2:11; Isa.28:15; Rev.14:9,10).
Satanic lies have come to direct their thinking and actions,
replacing the commands of God upon their hearts.
These can no longer belong to God (Jer.31:33).
They now belong to Satan, the "Destroyer"
(Isa.33:1; Rev.9:11; John8:44; 10:10; Ps.12:2; 144:8; Jer.9:4,8; 12:6; Mark13:12,13; 2Thess.2:9,10,11,12; 2Tim.3:13; 2Cor.11:13; 1Tim.4:1; Rev.16:13,14,15; 12:15,16).

How evident the fulfillment of this prophecy has become!
Such is demonstrated by the excerpt of the thread above.

The harvest of the earth and it's vine, is ripe!
["earth"-- Matt.13:30; Rev.14:15,16]
["vine"-- Rev.14:17,18,19; Joel3:13,14; Deut.32:32,33; Jer.23:14; Isa.13:19; Rev.14:8; 19:15; Isa.63:1,2,3,4,5,6,8,9,10
(no one to help Christ at first --Isa.63:5; Dan.8:11,12,24,25; 11:22,31,33,35,36; Rev.13:7; 11:2; 2Thess.2:4)
(until he sends his "angel"/herald --Isa.63:9 >Rev.1:1; John14:16,26; 16:7,8,13,14; Zech.4:9,13,14; Isa.41:27; Matt.25:5,6)]
This is all a result of Satan's counterfeit "vine"...
not the genuine one (John15:4,5,8).
         [The sealed ones are not harmed by these Satanic deceptions 
           through the Harlot's "wine". 
          (Deut.32:33; Isa.11:8,9 >(Luke18:16); Luke10:19; 
            Rev.20:6; 17:14; Rev.3:10,11; 12:17)]

If you have any loved ones who are still enslaved and captive (Rev.13:10);
do not hesitate to give them warning!
(Eze.3:18; 33:6,9; Eph.4:25; Ps.15:1,2; 26:4; Rev.14:6,7,8; 18:4; 2Cor.6:17)
(Mark8:35; 1Cor.9:16; Rev.4:11; 14:6,7,8,9,10)



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