First of all, some background of the Mark of the Beast. We know that Man was created on Day 6 and thus 6 is the number of Man. The hybrid of 6 appeared when Israel’s family migrated to Egypt.
|“All the persons who went with Jacob to Egypt, who came from his body, besides Jacob’s sons’ wives, were sixty-six persons in all.”|
And finally in its final state of maturity, the triune of 6 appeared as the Mark of the Beast.
|“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.”|
To understand the Mark of The Beast, we have to ”think mirror!”
The triune of 6, is the opposite of the Holy Trinity of God, which is The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit. The triune of 6 is therefore the dragon, the beast and the false prophet (Think mirror!)
|“And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs coming out of the mouth of the dragon, out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.”|
It is important to note that the Unholy trinity is described as frogs. Why? Because the frog undergoes metamorphosis. In every egg, there is a tadpole. In every tadpole, there is a frog. But it does not look like a frog until it fully matures.
Similarly, the dragon, the beast and the false prophet will not look as how they will appear until they reach full maturity. There are many today who are actively looking out for the Mark of the Beast. Some speculate it to be a physical stamp on their arm or forehead, some speculate it to be a global vaccination plan, some speculate it to be an implanted Digital ID in their forearms.
|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,”|
These speculations are futile. God gave His people a clue on Exodus 13:16.
|“It shall be as a sign on your hand and as frontlets between your eyes, for by strength of hand the LORD brought us out of Egypt.”|
Note the connection between Revelations 13:16 and Exodus 13:16 (Think Mirror!). Is it NOT A COINCIDENCE. Everything was designed from the very beginning.
With a mighty hand of God, He delivered Israel out of Egypt.
|And I heard the number of those who were sealed. One hundred and forty-four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel were sealed:|
“of the tribe of Judah twelve thousand were sealed;
of the tribe of Reuben twelve thousand were sealed;
of the tribe of Gad twelve thousand were sealed;
of the tribe of Asher twelve thousand were sealed;
of the tribe of Naphtali twelve thousand were sealed;
of the tribe of Manasseh twelve thousand were sealed;
of the tribe of Simeon twelve thousand were sealed;
of the tribe of Levi twelve thousand were sealed;
of the tribe of Issachar twelve thousand were sealed;
of the tribe of Zebulun twelve thousand were sealed;
of the tribe of Joseph twelve thousand were sealed;
of the tribe of Benjamin twelve thousand were sealed.”
If you are SEALED by the Blood of the Lamb, you are protected from the Mark of the Beast. Those who are sealed by the Blood of the Lamb sang the “Song of Moses”.
|“They sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying: “Great and marvelous are Your works, Lord God Almighty! Just and true are Your ways, O King of the saints!”|
Thus, it is important to understand the theme to the “Song of Moses”. After the introduction of the Song in the first 2 verses, Moses immediately began the Theme of the Song on the third verse.
|“For I proclaim the name of the LORD: Ascribe greatness to our God.”|
The Theme is about the Identity of God! The Conflict of the Ages is about the Identity of God. What is the most common sentence in the Old Testament?
“Thus, you will know that I am the Lord”, it appears no less than a hundred times albeit with slightly different phraseology. The identity of the Lord has been a constant struggle with mankind. Immediately after being delivered out of Egypt, witnessing various signs and wonders from the 10 Plagues, to the parting of the Red Sea, and witnessing the cloud by day and pillar of fire by night as their light, men created a golden calf thinking that it was God. It is the same stiff necked men who performs Christian rituals today, unable to reconconcile the Identity of the Lord.
Many believers simply know a part of the Identity of God. Many worshipped “a part of the Identity”. They worshipped Baal, meaning “The Lord”, Dagon, meaning “Abundance”, or Moloch meaning “The King”. These are all the devils attempt to usurp the name of the One True God.
In John’s vision in Patmos, he saw 24 elders and 4 living creatures.
|“Around the throne were twenty-four thrones, and on the thrones I saw twenty-four elders sitting, clothed in white robes; and they had crowns of gold on their heads.”|
|“The first living creature was like a lion, the second living creature like a calf, the third living creature had a face like a man, and the fourth living creature was like a flying eagle.|
To understand the 4 living creatures is a symbolic representation of The Tribe of Israel whom God delivered to the promise land by His Grace.
Here we will examine the 24 elders instead. The 24 elders are clothes in white garments are referring to the “overcomers”.
|“He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life; but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels.”|
What is it that they have overcome and now entitled to sing the Song of Moses? The number 24, representing the complete knowledge of the Identity of the Lord.
To know the Lord completely and absolutely, one needs to know what the Lord loves and what He hates. The 12 hours of light and 12 hours of darkness mark a complete day (Think Mirror!)
Today, many are tolerating what the Lord loves while embracing what He hates, resulting the over 37,000 denominations of Christianity. Those who are unable to overcome is destined to fall in the Field of Sharp Swords.
|“So they arose and went over by number, twelve from Benjamin, followers of Ishbosheth the son of Saul, and twelve from the servants of David, And each one grasped his opponent by the head and thrust his sword in his opponent’s side; so they fell down together. Therefore that place was called the Field of Sharp Swords, which is in Gibeon.”|
Sword symbolizing “Conflict”, resulting in many denominations in Christiandom unable to reconcile, destined to end in desolation. To reconcile we need to agree on the Identity of the Lord. To know the identity, we need to agree on what is the Lord loves and what the Lord hates.
There are over 37,000 Christian denominations in the world today each with their own subset of beliefs and traditions, ranging from different biblical books, canon laws and rituals. It is the work of the Devil to confuse, for we know that God is not the author of confusion.
|“For God is not the author of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints.”|
|“For He said to him, “Come out of the man, unclean spirit!” Then He asked him, “What is your name?” And he answered, saying, “My name is Legion; for we are many.””|
|“Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.”|
The book of Revelations 2 and 3, further describes what the Lord loves and what He hates, in a specific message to the 37,000 denominations. The number 7 in the message to the 7 churches represents “complete”. It is a message to the “whole” end time church, not a 1-1 mapping. It is worth emphasizing His hate for the Nicolaitans, as it appears twice.
|”But this you have, that you hate the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.”|
|“Thus you also have those who hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate.|
The meaning of Nicolaitans is “Doctrine of Conquering Men”.
Why are churches today putting on burdens on believers such as water baptism or the ritual of eucharist (or the holy communion), when such are symbols designed to teach men, or even wearing a dead cross around their neck thinking that it wields mystical powers?
|“For My people are foolish, They have not known Me. They are silly children, And they have no understanding. They are wise to do evil, But to do good they have no knowledge.”|
|“Therefore My people shall know My name; Therefore they shall know in that day That I am He who speaks: ‘Behold, it is I.’ ”|