WHAT MUST ALL CHRISTIANS KNOW ABOUT THE MARK OF THE BEAST?
Christians, this one is for you. Note that you probably will not understand anything I am saying unless you have read our page entitled What Is The Number Of The Beast? That will give you the foundation on which this page is written. If you have not yet read it, please go there now before you continue here.
No doubt you have been given your religion and not questioned its origin or never chose to test it against scripture and history to see if it is true. That is because Jesus has worked for you and because it works, it must be right. Right? Wrong?!
If we refuse to look for truth (my people are destroyed for lack of knowledge because they do not seek knowledge – Hosea 4:6), the Most High will make whatever we believe seem like the truth. He calls it a strong delusion (lie) that will happen those who refuse truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness (disobeying his law). That is found at 2 Thessalonians 2:7-12.
CHRISTIANITY THE RELIGION OF THE BEAST
Now most of us in this side of the world were given the religion of Christianity through our slave masters. These slave masters were given permission by a papal bull known as Dum Diversas.
Dum Diversas (English: Until different) is a papal bull issued on 18 June 1452 by Pope Nicholas V. It authorized Afonso V of Portugal to conquer Saracens and pagans and consign them to “perpetual servitude”. Pope Calixtus III reiterated the bull in 1456 with Inter Caetera (not to be confused with Alexander VI’s), renewed by Pope Sixtus IV in 1481 and Pope Leo X in 1514 with Precelse denotionis[clarification needed]. The concept of the consignment of exclusive spheres of influence to certain nation states was extended to the Americas in 1493 by Pope Alexander VI with Inter caetera.
Some historians view these bulls together as extending the theological legacy of Pope Urban II’s Crusades to justify European colonization and expansionism, accommodating “both the marketplace and the yearnings of the Christian soul. Source.
This bull in effect was the beast (Vatican) giving permission to “gobble up” the rest of the world in Christian expansionism. This also eventually brought the children of Israel in slavery and forcefully brought under the banner of Christianity.
For more background on how Christianity is the religion of the beast, please go to our page entitled Who or What Is the Beast?
JESUS CHRIST ON THE CROSS THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST
So along with the cruelty of slavery came the religion of Christianity.
We the descendants of the Israelite slaves have largely held the religion of Christianity and modified it to make it our own.
However, we already showed that Jesus Christ who that religion worships is the image of the beast.
In fact, you may see who Jesus Christ really is by watching this video below. It will show that Esus Crios was worshiped as having died on a cross (the number and image of the beast) over 800 years before the Messiah Yahusha was born.
CHRISTIANS WORSHIP THE IMAGE OF THE BEAST
Rev 15:2 And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of YAHUAH.
Look in the verse above and you will see that we have to overcome them all of the following:
1. The beast
2. His image
3. The mark of the beast
4. The number of his name
Many Christians also are awaiting the rapture where they believe they will be whisked away to be with Yahusha forever. However, those who worship the image of the beast (Jesus Christ) will not be with the Messiah!
Rev 20:4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Yahusha, and for the word of YAHUAH, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with the Messiah a thousand years.
CHRISTIANS WORSHIP OF THE BEAST
Consequently, we have to overcome the worship of the beast and his image. And remember, worship of the beast is simply giving respect unto the beast. The video below explains exactly what it means to worship the beast and you will see it may not be what you think it means.
So simply observing Sunday as the day of worship is worshiping the beast. Why?
It was the beast (Catholics) who changed the day of worship to Sunday (in honor of sun worship). By following the beast, you give worship to the beast. Don’t believe me? Take a look at what the Bible calls worship in the video above and you will see.
For more details go to our page entitled What Does It Mean To Worship The Beast?
WAYS IN WHICH CHRISTIANS WORSHIP THE BEAST
Now here are several ways in which Christians worship the beast. These readily come to mind:
1. Rejecting the names of the Father and Son and accepting instead the pagan names given by the beast
2. Following their Sunday worship
3. Rejecting the Sabbath of the Father in preference for Sun-day
4. Observing Easter
5. Observing Christmas and all the other pagan days of Christianity
6. Rejecting the feasts of YAHUAH
7. Worshiping in their churches
8. Calling yourselves by the name of their religion
9. Eating unclean meats
10. Rejecting the laws of the Most High
All these are rejection of the ways of the Father and acceptance of the traditions of men given to us by the beast.
JESUS AND NOTHING ELSE? THE IMPORTANCE OF OBEYING THE LAW OF THE FATHER
Another problem that Revelation 20:4 above shows up for Christians is the fallacy of “Jesus and nothing else.” This is what we get from Christians who say if you look to go into obedience to the Father through his Torah, then you are fallen from grace. This of course is yet another Christian misinterpretation of the writings of the Apostle Paul.
Consequently, it is a gross error, as we are actually given grace so we can obey. Christians must know and understand that we are no longer under the immediate penalty for our sins (as it was under the law), but we receive grace through the great High priest Yahusha HaMashiach, so we can repent and obey the next time we meet upon the same hurdle. In the end, we will have to give an account of what we did with the grace we received.
So if we look at who Revelation 20:4 tells us will overcome, it paints a daunting picture for Christians:
“and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Yahusha, and for the word of Yahuah (his Torah/law), and which had not worshipped the beast (Christians worship the beast by believing the Catholic Church over the word of YAHUAH), neither his image (Christians worship Jesus Christ, the image of the beast), neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands (the physical mark of the beast);”
AGAIN, NOT LOOKING GOOD FOR CHRISTIANS
Indeed, this is backed up by prophecy of who will enter the kingdom. It will not be “Jesus and nothing else.” It will be the saints (those who keep the commandments of YAHUAH and the faith of Yahusha).
Rev 22:14-15 Blessed are they that do his commandments (Jesus and nothing else?), that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie (Christianity/Jesus Christ are lies from the beast).
THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS
That is why when the book of Revelation tells us about Christianity, it warns us about the harlot (Catholic Church) and her daughters (the rest of Christianity who worship the beast).
Rev 17:4-5 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication (Catholic beast):
And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER (Catholic Church) OF HARLOTS (other Christian denominations) AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
HOW DO WE OVERCOME THE HARLOT?
Now how do we overcome this mother of harlots, this mother of Babylon?
Rev 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.
This is the same advice we give to those Christians who want to overcome the mark of the beast. Come out of her (Christianity)! That is the only way you can overcome the beast and his image, and his mark and the number of his name.
Hence, The true believer who overcomes will not be those in the organized religions of man, but it will be those who are set apart obeying the commandments of YAHUAH through belief in his son Yahusha, away from the pollution of the beast. These are they ho will overcome:
Rev 14:12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of YAHUAH, and the faith of Yahusha.
For everyone else?
Rev 14:11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.
Wake up Christians and come out of her!