The Mark of the Beast
Why do I personally believe that the Mark of the Beast is “Changing the Sabbath?”
Here are the simple and direct reasons for my conclusion:
(1) Genesis 2:2-3 “And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had done, and He rested (ceased from His creation) on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made.”
✧ The Sabbath is assigned at the Creation (and also the Ten Commandments).
(2) Exodus 20:8-11 “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.”
✧ “Remember” means it is an old commandment. It is not Jewish or Mosaic. Actually, all the Ten Commandments are Creation Commandments given to Adam.
(3) Exodus 31:13-18 “Speak also to the children of Israel, saying: 'Surely My Sabbaths you shall keep, for it is Sign (Mark of God) between Me and you throughout your generations, that you may know that I am the LORD who sanctifies you. You shall keep the Sabbath, therefore, for it is holy to you. Everyone who profanes it shall surely be put to death; for whoever does any work on it, that person shall be cut off from among his people. Work shall be done for six days, but the seventh is the Sabbath of rest, holy to the LORD. Whoever does any work on the Sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death. Therefore the children of Israel shall keep the Sabbath, to observe the Sabbath throughout their generations as a perpetual covenant. It is a sign between Me and the children of Israel forever; for in six days YHWH the LORD made the heavens and the earth, and on the seventh day He rested and was refreshed.' " And when He had made an end of speaking with him on Mount Sinai, He gave Moses two tablets of the Testimony, tablets of stone, written with the finger of God.”
✧ Notice, the Sabbath is the Mark (the Sign) of God on his children for all generations, not only the Jews but also all the believers who are grafted in the root (the Messiah Jesus).
(4) Daniel 7:23-27 “'The fourth beast shall be A fourth kingdom on earth, Which shall be different from all other kingdoms, And shall devour the whole earth, Trample it and break it in pieces. The ten horns are ten kings who shall arise from this kingdom. And another shall rise after them; He shall be different from the first ones, And shall subdue three kings. He shall speak pompous words against the Most High, shall persecute the saints of the Most High, And shall intend to change times and law. Then the saints shall be given into his hand for a time and times and half a time. 'But the court shall be seated, And they shall take away his dominion, To consume and destroy it forever. Then the kingdom and dominion, And the greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven, Shall be given to the people, the saints of the Most High. His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, And all dominions shall serve and obey Him.”
✧ Notice, the Beast shall intend to change the times, i.e., change the day of the Sabbath to another day. Notice also, and the Beast shall intend to change the Law, i.e., the Ten Commandments by diluting them, reinterpreting them, spiritualizing them, and summarizing them into some subjective feelings of love for humanity.
✧ Therefore, the change of the Sabbath is the Mark of the Beast.
❋ The Greeks, the Romans, the Egyptians, the Babylonians, the Akkadians, and the Canaanites worshiped the Sun-god on Sunday. They also had many other gods.
❋ The Christian Romans and Greeks decided to separate themselves from the Messianic believers by worshiping the Sun-god under the name of Jesus on Sunday.
❋ The church lied when they claimed that Jesus rose from the dead on Sunday. Actually, He rose from the dead on Saturday at about 3 P.M..
❋ The church lied whey they claimed that the Apostles changed Saturday to Sunday. This never happened.
❋ The church purposefully destroyed all the extensive studies of James and the disciples Messianic believers which indicated clearly that the Sabbath remains in force always.
❋ Emperor Constantine gave the Roman bishops equal civic power and authority as the civil magistrate and as the military authorities in the Roman empire. Constantine was a genius; he wanted to united all the Roman with their different religions and ethnicities under one Roman religion. Some Romans did not like the popular Mithra, so he thought Christianity is more docile and can serve his purpose.
❋ The Church incorporated many pagan and mythological philosophies and practices. Until today, some Churches have 95 pagan practices which most Christians have no idea about them.
❋ Emperor Constantine was a worshiper of the Sun-god, all his life. He also declared by an edict that “NO ONE IS TO WORSHIP HIS GOD ON SATURDAY (THE SABBATH OF YHWH).” Many Messianic believers refused this edict and they were killed by the Church and their Roman soldiers.
❋ The Roman Christians took control by military powers, by politics, and by excommunications, of almost all the ekklyssias in the world and rendered them churches and basilicas and commanded them, under the penalty of death, to worship Jesus on the Sun-god day.
❋ The Church originally called Jesus the “Sun-god” and His disciples the “Sun-messengers.” The statue of Jesus in St. Peter Basilica in Rome is actually the statue of Jupiter taken “as is” from a previous Jupiter temple. The early pictures of Jesus and the disciples always show the sun disc on their heads. That is not a halo.
❋ Since that time, all Christians worship God on Sunday which is a violation of the Ten Commandments.
✧ Does this mean that all Christians will be thrown in the Lake of Fire with Satan?
A quick answer is NO.
Revelation 19:19 (ARMAGEDDON (Har Mo’ed)) “And I saw the beast, the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against Him who sat on the horse and against His army.”
Revelation 19:20-21 (THE GREAT WAR IN THE VALLEY OF JEHOSHAPHAT) “Then the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who worked signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image. These two were cast alive into the lake of fire burning with brimstone. And the rest were killed with the sword which proceeded from the mouth of Him who sat on the horse. And all the birds were filled with their flesh.”
Revelation 20:15 “And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.”
Revelation 21:8 “But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”
✧ The answer to the previous question is NO. Many or some (remnant) Christians are truly saved.
✧ There are faithful and innocent Christians who honor the Sabbath quietly and who attend the church on Sunday because it is the only option for them. There are faithful Christians who know that something is wrong, but they have no idea what is it. Most Christians are deprived of true knowledge of God, of Christ, and of the Scriptures.
✧ When one honors the Sabbath, one can go, on any day, to any Bible study or any church meetings or any humanistic or any political or any social organization. The key is to honor the Sabbath and never to replace it.
✧ The beast is described to have three markers: the Mark, the Name, and the Number. Revelation 13:17 “No one may buy or sell except one who has either (1) the mark of the beast, or (2) the name of the beast, or (3) the number of his name.”
✧ Finally, the Mark of the Beast is not only a matter of Sunday worship, but changing or rejecting or redefining all the Ten Commandments, including the Sabbath.
✧ The majority of Christians are innocent like blind sheep who are led by blind Christian leaders, who in turn are following very rich wolves in sheep clothing.