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The Seal Of God And the Mark of the Beast



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"And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.” Revelation 7:2-3

"And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” Revelation 13:16-17


The words “seal” and “mark” in the book of Revelation are synonymous. They both mean the same thing as sign, signet, stamp or badge.

Ro 4:11 And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised; that righteousness might be imputed unto them also:

Strong's Greek Dictionary
4973. σφραγις sphragis
 a signet (as fencing in or protecting from misappropriation); by implication, the stamp impressed (as a mark of privacy, or genuineness), literally or figuratively:—seal.

Strong's Greek Dictionary
5480. χαραγμα charagma
 a scratch or etching, i.e. stamp (as a badge of servitude), or scupltured figure (statue):—graven, mark.

The word “forehead” means mind.

Romans 7:25, "I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin."

Ezekiel 3:8-9, "Behold, I have made thy face strong against their faces, and thy forehead strong against their foreheads. As an adamant harder than flint have I made thy forehead: fear them not, neither be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house."

So, the forehead refers to mind or, scientifically, that part of the brain, called frontal lobe, responsible for the ability to decide between good and bad choices, as well as recognize the consequence of different actions. (Wikipedia)

The word “hand” means work, knowledge, wisdom, power, might.

Ecclesiastes 9:10, "Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest."

Deuteronomy 8:17, "And thou say in thine heart, My power and the might of mine hand hath gotten me this wealth."

Purpose of Seal

The purpose of the seal is to give authority and power to a law or document of any kind. The seal contains the name or signature of a king or president who have given that law. It is impossible to erase or change the impression made by a seal. To attempt it would be to destroy the law or document itself.

Two instances during the time of Daniel and Jesus.

When Daniel was thrown into the den of lions, a stone was brought, and laid upon the mouth of the den; and the king sealed it with his own signet. Dan 6:17 “And a stone was brought, and laid upon the mouth of the den; and the king sealed it with his own signet, and with the signet of his lords; that the purpose might not be changed concerning Daniel.”

When the body of Jesus was laid in the sepulcher, a great stone was rolled to the door, and the tomb was sealed. Mt 27:65-66 “Pilate said unto them, Ye have a watch: go your way, make it as sure as ye can. So they went, and made the sepulchre sure, sealing the stone, and setting a watch.”

In either case, the stone could not be removed without breaking the seal. No one would dare to do this, for it would be an offense against the highest authority in the land. In fact, it is a crime to break a seal, or to imitate a signature or even to use it for private purposes, which can be subject to the most severe punishment that could be inflicted.

SEAL OF GOD – The Seventh-day Sabbath of the Lord thy God

So when you read the phrase “seal of God”, it refers to God’s signet or signature. The government of heaven is expressed in the law of its supreme Ruler – the law of God. The fourth commandment contains the seal which shows the authority of God’s government. Here, in the very heart of God’s perfect law, is found His signature, - the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God,” that God who “made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.” This tells who God is, what His kingdom is, and why He commands His creatures to reverence the Sabbath day.

Ex 20:8-11, ”Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it."

How does God will seal His people in their foreheads?

When God showed Isaiah these last days, He said, “seal the law among my disciples.” Isaiah 8:16. Just like when God protected Israel from the destroying angel in the land of Egypt by having a sign of blood on the doorposts, (Exo 12:13 – token = sign) so, in the final conflict, God will protect His own from the destroying angel that must see this seal in their foreheads as a mark of redemption.

Eze 9:1-6 “He cried also in mine ears with a loud voice, saying, Cause them that have charge over the city to draw near, even every man with his destroying weapon in his hand. And, behold, six men came from the way of the higher gate, which lieth toward the north, and every man a slaughter weapon in his hand; and one man among them was clothed with linen, with a writer's inkhorn by his side: and they went in, and stood beside the brasen altar. And the glory of the God of Israel was gone up from the cherub, whereupon he was, to the threshold of the house. And he called to the man clothed with linen, which had the writer's inkhorn by his side; And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof. And to the others he said in mine hearing, Go ye after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity: Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the ancient men which were before the house.”

Psalms 37:37, "Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace."

Those who receive the seal or mark of God are those who sigh and cry for all the abominations that surround them and are separated from sin and sinners. Sealed are those who perfected their character thru obedience to the law – because “the law of the Lord is perfect converting the soul”. (Psalm 19:7) Like Job, Noah, Abraham, Zacharias and Elizabeth to name a few ( Job 1:1; Gen.6:9; 26:5; Luke 1:6)

To have the seal of truth means more than laying aside your work or keeping the Sabbath every week. It means accepting Jesus Christ as our personal Savior from sin – the transgression of God’s pure and holy law. 1 John 3:4. It means grieving not the “Holy Spirit of God, whereby you are sealed unto the day of redemption”. Eph. 4:30.

The Holy Spirit alone can place God’s seal upon us. He says, “I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts.” Heb. 10:16.

Think about this! At the end, John saw the 144,000 to have the “Father’s name written in their foreheads.” Rev. 14:1. The only part of God’s law that contains the name of our Creator, the true God, is the fourth commandment. Without the Sabbath commandment, the heathen has as much right to say the God mentioned in the other commandment is his god as we have to say that He is our God. He can obey all the rest of God’s law and still worship the sun, the moon, or any other creatures. But commandment #4 defines the true God as the Creator, the only one worthy of worship. Rev 4:11. This is why God calls the Sabbath His sign or signature, His seal or mark. (Exo. 20:12, 20; 31:13-18.)

The observance of the Sabbath is a mark that distinguishes and distinctly separates the worshippers of true God from false gods. Jer 10:10-15.

Seal Is a Settling Into Truth.
"Just as soon as the people of God are sealed in their foreheads--it is not any seal or mark that can be seen, but a settling into the truth, both intellectually and spiritually, so they cannot be moved--just as soon as God's people are sealed and prepared for the shaking, it will come. Indeed, it has begun already; the judgments of God are now upon the land, to give us warning, that we may know what is coming" (MS 173, 1902;4BC 1161.6)

So, having been sealed means you are settled into truth both intellectually and spiritually that you cannot be moved and prepared for the shaking for you willingly choose to keep the commandments of God and have the faith of Jesus.

That choice ignites the fury of Satan that he laid a plan to crush all followers of Christ. Prophecy exposed his plot by making “an image of the beast.” (Rev. 13:14-15) The "beast" here mentioned is the first beast – the leopard-like (Rev. 13:1-10) – which refers to Papacy who has both the church and civil power compelled all to obey his own doctrine and tradition. So an image of the papacy will be another church or combination of churches using the power of state to legislate and to enforce religious laws.

The Image of the Beast now alive!
And this is just what the Protestant churches now doing. In fact, this image is now alive in United States of America – the second beast (Rev. 13:11-14)!
Briefly, all the 501c3 organizations or churches are now officially government agencies since March 7, 2006 thru Executive Order #13397 under Bush administration. “Under the 1954 Revenue Act, 501(c)(3) organizations risk losing their tax-exempt status if they "participate in, or intervene in . . . any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for political office." – The Taxman Goes to Church, The Wall Street Journal Editorial page, Aug 25, 2006.
Then on May 04, 2017, Trump signed the executive order entitled “Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty,” he gave the 501c3 pastors the legal right to speak politically from their pulpit.
Moving forward, on December 02, 2017, the Senate approves the bill called “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017” and Trump signed it by law on December 22nd. This then made the May 4th executive order permanent wherein the 501c3 pastors could legally endorse political candidates as well as legally lobby for legislation. (Please click here for more detailed study on the Image of the Beast Alive in America).
Prophesy fulfilled! All 501c3 churches thru their pastors have the same Church and State power to permanently stand as the same sinful image of the beast in Rome. Next, will soon be the enforcement of the mark of the beast!

"And he (USA - the 2nd beast) had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.And he (USA - the 2nd beast) causeth all… to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” Revelation 13:15-17

The Mark of the beast

Lucifer, who became Satan, rebelled against the authority of the God of the universe – his own Creator. He wanted to be the creator and wanted his name in the seal but this could not be given him. Isaiah 14:13-14. So he now attacks the Sabbath commandment with special hatred. Especially now when he knows that his time is short, he is wroth with God’s people and makes war with the remnant who keeps the commandments of God. Rev. 12:17

Satan is using his agents, false prophets and ministers, to divert the real meaning of the mark by saying that the mark is the computer chip, barcode, or the RFID *. And many honest souls believed and deceived! These technologies will, in all likelihood, be used in the enforcement of the Vatican's mark, Sunday worship. Currently, Sunday laws are being added to nations' constitutions for its future implementation worldwide.

*(RFID (radio frequency identification) is a form of wireless communication that incorporates the use of electromagnetic or electrostatic coupling in the radio frequency portion of the electromagnetic spectrum to uniquely identify an object, animal or person)

The prophecy in Daniel 7:25 that the Papacy “shall think to change the times and the law” have long been fulfilled. How has it done? The Roman Church has thought to change the law of God by omitting commandment #2, which forbids the worship of images. This changes the numbering so that the fourth becomes the third. Then, in order to retain the count of ten, it has divided commandment #10 into two parts. It has also changed commandment #4, the only part of the law that speaks of “times” by changing Sunday for the Sabbath of the Lord. Notice what the Vatican has admitted this change!

Sunday Vatican's MARK of authority!

“Sunday is our mark of authority… the church is above the Bible, and this transference of Sabbath observance is proof of that fact.” – Catholic Record of London, Ontario, Sept 1, 1923.

“Of course, the Catholic Church claims that the change was her act… and the act is a mark of her ecclesiastical power and authority in religious matter.” – Letter from C. F. Thomas, Chancellor of Cardinal Gibbons on October 28, 1895.

“Sunday… it is a law of the Catholic Church alone.” – Catholic American Sentinel, June 1893

“The Bible says: ‘Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy,’ but the Catholic Church says: ‘No, keep the first day of the week,’ and the whole world bows in obedience.” – The Industrial American, Harlan, Iowa, Dec. 19, 1889.


“The Pope is calling for GLOBAL Sunday observance”. -From the Brook, July-Sept 1998 Vol. 4, No. 3

"Christians will naturally strive to ensure that "civil legislation" respects their duty to keep Sunday holy." -Section 67, "Dies Domini", July 7, 1998


HOW WILL THE MARK OF THE BEAST WILL BE ABLE TO ENFORCE?

Now that we know that the mark of the beast is no other than Sunday when it is enforced by law. So, how will this be enforced to people? This will be enforced by preventing people the capacity to buy and sell! So it has to do with the new National ID Cards that will contain everything about you as individual like your address, education, health history, religion, employment, travel history, passport info, social security #, driver’s license, birthdate, etc. This will eventually replace all your credit cards and cash for the sake of “convenience” so that people will be hook up to comply.

Then when the time comes the mandate has been passed you will be asked if you keep Sunday holy and if you agree you will be allowed to buy or sell. But if you disagree, then you will be branded as a terrorist or a troubler for defying the law. But to be clear, this ID card is NOT the mark but just a means to enforce the mark!

One example is the REAL ID ACT which was passed by Congress in 2005 setting standards for the issuance of sources of identification such as driver’s licenses which according to U.S. Newswire dated May 11, 2005 that “the Real ID bill, creating a backdoor national ID card.” In fact, starting January 22, 2018, all US states should be REAL ID complaint and starting October 1, 2020 every one will need a REAL ID-compliant license for air travel.

Did you also know that the United Nations wants a universal ID for you data as reported on June 20, 2017?

Please note that I am not time setting here but just showing you how near we are to the end so we can get ready. (Please click here for more in-depth study on Global ID Card).


"When this image to the beast is made, all will be required, “to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: - in their right hand by laboring on the Sabbath, in their forehead by acknowledging with their minds that Sunday is God’s appointed day of worship. If they refuse to receive this mark, they will be accused of disloyalty to the government. Those who persist in refusing “will be threatened with fines and imprisonment, and some will be offered positions of influence, and other rewards and advantages, as inducements to renounce their faith…. some of them will be thrust into prison, some will be exiled, some will be treated as slaves. To human wisdom all this now seems impossible; but as the restraining Spirit of God shall be withdrawn from men, and they shall be under the control of Satan, who hates the divine precepts, there will be strange developments. The heart can be very cruel when God's fear and love are removed." {GC 608.1}

"The restraining Spirit of God is even now being withdrawn from the world. Hurricanes, storms, tempests, fire and flood, disasters by sea and land, follow each other in quick succession. Science seeks to explain all these. The signs thickening around us, telling of the near approach of the Son of God, are attributed to any other than the true cause. Men cannot discern the sentinel angels restraining the four winds that they shall not blow until the servants of God are sealed; but when God shall bid His angels loose the winds, there will be such a scene of strife as no pen can picture." {6T 408.1}

"What are you doing, brethren, in the great work of preparation? Those who are uniting with the world are receiving the worldly mold and preparing for the mark of the beast. Those who are distrustful of self, who are humbling themselves before God and purifying their souls by obeying the truth these are receiving the heavenly mold and preparing for the seal of God in their foreheads. When the decree goes forth and the stamp is impressed, their character will remain pure and spotless for eternity. {5T 216.1} Now is the time to prepare. The seal of God will never be placed upon the forehead of an impure man or woman. It will never be placed upon the forehead of the ambitious, world-loving man or woman. It will never be placed upon the forehead of men or women of false tongues or deceitful hearts. All who receive the seal must be without spot before God--candidates for heaven. Go forward, my brethren and sisters. I can only write briefly upon these points at this time, merely calling your attention to the necessity of preparation. Search the Scriptures for yourselves, that you may understand the fearful solemnity of the present hour." {5T 216.2}

Reception of Mark of the Beast Future.
"The change of the Sabbath is the sign or mark of the authority of the Romish church. Those who, understanding the claims of the fourth commandment, choose to observe the false sabbath in the place of the true, are thereby paying homage to that power by which alone it is commanded. The mark of the beast is the papal sabbath, which has been accepted by the world in the place of the day of God's appointment.
No one has yet received the mark of the beast. The testing time has not yet come. There are true Christians in every church, not excepting the Roman Catholic communion. None are condemned until they have had the light and have seen the obligation of the fourth commandment. But when the decree shall go forth enforcing the counterfeit sabbath, and the loud cry of the third angel shall warn men against the worship of the beast and his image, the line will be clearly drawn between the false and the true. Then those who still continue in transgression will receive the mark of the beast.
With rapid steps we are approaching this period. When Protestant churches shall unite with the secular power to sustain a false religion, for opposing which their ancestors endured the fiercest persecution, then will the papal sabbath be enforced by the combined authority of church and state. There will be a national apostasy, which will end only in national ruin." --Manuscript 51, 1899. Ev 234-235

"Those who would not receive the mark of the beast and his image when the decree goes forth, must have decision now to say, Nay, we will not regard the institution of the beast." EW 67.


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