Strangely, my fascination with yard signs and street signs** has to do with a spiritual component: "signs" that we are God's children. What are those signs? Keeping the commandments, keeping the Hebraic roots of our faith, teaching others to obey the Torah and not follow after doctrines of devils and "Church Fathers" --- for the "mark" of the beast system is both a physical mark and a spiritual mark. Those who follow the one true God are given "signs." Those who don't follow the one true God are marked for destruction and marked for the beast system that has given rise to the false messiah*** and the false prophet (believed to be Pope No. 112, Peter the Roman, according to St. Malachy's prophecy.)
*** The false messiah is believed to come from a Jewish lineage (several popes were Jewish), but others have pinpointed the British Royal Crown as giving birth to the world political leader. Fascinating stuff to study...
** Notice my fascination with putting street signs in the logos for my newspaper properties...
Why do we need to know or understand what this mark is? Why is it important to me as an individual? What is it? What is this Mark?
I have read so many different ideas as to what the ‘Mark’ is. This ‘Mark’ has been said to be the Social security cards, or credit cards. Recently there has developed a pea size memory card which has on it all of an individuals information. Once this memory chip is inserted under the skin of the recipient then all they have to do is wave it in front of another machine and accounts would be debited or credited and or medical information instantly available. It could be used to locate an individual through the Global Satellite Tracking System. This technology sounded pretty good so I invested in the company thinking it would soon be very profitable. It dropped in price shortly thereafter and a year later after I sold it at break even, it tripled in price. So much for my investing astuteness.
Lets get back to the Bible and read what it says. After all everyone else is just speculating, but the Bible is there to help us understand.
In Revelation 13:1 Then I stood on the sand of the sea. And I saw a beast rising up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his horns ten crowns, and on his heads a blasphemous name. 2 Now the beast which I saw was like a leopard, his feet were like the feet of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion. The dragon gave him his power, his throne, and great authority. 3 And I saw one of his heads as if it had been mortally wounded, and his deadly wound was healed. And all the world marveled and followed the beast. 4 So they worshiped the dragon who gave authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?” 5 And he was given a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies, and he was given authority to continue for forty-two months. 6 Then he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme His name, His tabernacle, and those who dwell in heaven. 7 It was granted to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them. And authority was given him over every tribe, tongue, and nation. 8 All who dwell on the earth will worship him, whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. 9 If anyone has an ear, let him hear. 10 He who leads into captivity shall go into captivity; he who kills with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.
11 Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon. 12 And he exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence, and causes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. 13 He performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men. 14 And he deceives those who dwell on the earth by those signs which he was granted to do in the sight of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who was wounded by the sword and lived. 15 He was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed. 16 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, 17 and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. 18 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.
We often over look or we just plain forget that the Book of Revelation is a book written to reveal the end time events to us. Revelation 1: 1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants–things which must shortly take place.
Notice, that it is a revelation or revealing from Yahweh to Yahshua to give to us His servants. It is not a book of hiding things. Not to those who obey and keep the testimony of our Creator in Heaven.
It is of utmost importance for us to understand:
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, 17 and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name
Let us do a simple Bible study. First go to a concordance and look up ‘mark of’. I use Crosswalk.com . And I first notice in Job10:14 ‘If I sin, then You mark me, And will not acquit me of my iniquity.’ So here Job is saying we are marked by Yahweh if we sin.
We read in Ps 37:37 -‘Mark the blameless man, and observe the upright; For the future of that man is peace—‘ , here we see the blameless and upright man is also marked.
Next in Eze 9:4 -”and the Lord said to him, “Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and put a mark on the foreheads of the men who sigh and cry over all the abominations that are done within it.” -, again a mark on the forehead by Yahweh who morn over the evil being done.
We now have the following 6 verses in Revelation concerning the mark- Re 13:17 - and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
Re 14:11 -And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.”
Re 15:2 - And I saw something like a sea of glass mingled with fire, and those who have the victory over the beast, over his image and over his mark and over the number of his name, standing on the sea of glass, having harps of God.
Re 16:2 - So the first went and poured out his bowl upon the earth, and a foul and loathsome sore came upon the men who had the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image.
Re 19:20 - 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.
Re 20:4 -And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.
Next we are going to look up the word ‘signs’. There were 83 verses given, so I looked for signs that related to hands and foreheads.
We read in Exodus 13:1-10 -1 Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 2 “Consecrate to Me all the firstborn, whatever opens the womb among the children of Israel, both of man and beast; it is Mine.” 3 And Moses said to the people: “Remember this day in which you went out of Egypt, out of the house of bondage; for by strength of hand the Lord brought you out of this place. No leavened bread shall be eaten. 4 On this day you are going out, in the month Abib. 5 And it shall be, when the Lord brings you into the land of the Canaanites and the Hittites and the Amorites and the Hivites and the Jebusites, which He swore to your fathers to give you, a land flowing with milk and honey, that you shall keep this service in this month. 6 Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, and on the seventh day there shall be a feast to the Lord. 7 Unleavened bread shall be eaten seven days. And no leavened bread shall be seen among you, nor shall leaven be seen among you in all your quarters. 8 And you shall tell your son in that day, saying, ‘This is done because of what the Lord did for me when I came up from Egypt.’ 9 It shall be as a sign to you on your hand and as a memorial between your eyes, that the Lord’s law may be in your mouth; for with a strong hand the Lord has brought you out of Egypt. 10 You shall therefore keep this ordinance in its season from year to year.
Here we have a sign that would be on our hand and a memorial in our forehead (between our eyes). What is that sign? It was the keeping of Passover in chapter 12 and here in chapter 13. It is the keeping of the days of Unleavened Bread. A sign that we are to keep from year to year.
Exodus 31:12-18 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 13 “Speak also to the children of Israel, saying: ‘Surely My Sabbaths you shall keep, for it is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations, that you may know that I am the Lord who sanctifies you. 14 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. 15 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. 16 Therefore the children of Israel shall keep the Sabbath, to observe the Sabbath throughout their generations as a perpetual covenant. 17 It is a sign between Me and the children of Israel forever; for in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, and on the seventh day He rested and was refreshed.’ ” 18 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.
Deuteronomy 6:1 - “Now this is the commandment, and these are the statutes and judgments which the Lord your God has commanded to teach you, that you may observe them in the land which you are crossing over to possess, 2 that you may fear the Lord your God, to keep all His statutes and His commandments which I command you, you and your son and your grandson, all the days of your life, and that your days may be prolonged. 3 Therefore hear, O Israel, and be careful to observe it, that it may be well with you, and that you may multiply greatly as the Lord God of your fathers has promised you–’a land flowing with milk and honey.’
4 “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one! 5 You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. 6 “And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. 7 You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. 8 You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. 9 You shall write them on the door posts of your house and on your gates.
Deuteronomy 11:1 - “Therefore you shall love the Lord your God, and keep His charge, His statutes, His judgments, and His commandments always……….18 “Therefore you shall lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul, and bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. 19 You shall teach them to your children, speaking of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. 20 And you shall write them on the door posts of your house and on your gates, 21 that your days and the days of your children may be multiplied in the land of which the Lord swore to your fathers to give them, like the days of the heavens above the earth. 22 “For if you carefully keep all these commandments which I command you to do–to love the Lord your God, to walk in all His ways, and to hold fast to Him– 23 then the Lord will drive out all these nations from before you, and you will dispossess greater and mightier nations than yourselves. 24 Every place on which the sole of your foot treads shall be yours: from the wilderness and Lebanon, from the river, the River Euphrates, even to the Western Sea, shall be your territory. 25 No man shall be able to stand against you; the Lord your God will put the dread of you and the fear of you upon all the land where you tread, just as He has said to you.
Ezekiel 20:10-26 “Therefore I made them go out of the land of Egypt and brought them into the wilderness. 11 And I gave them My statutes and showed them My judgments, ‘which, if a man does, he shall live by them.‘12 Moreover I also gave them My Sabbaths, to be a sign between them and Me, that they might know that I am the Lord who sanctifies them. 13 Yet the house of Israel rebelled against Me in the wilderness; they did not walk in My statutes; they despised My judgments, ‘which, if a man does, he shall live by them’; and they greatly defiled My Sabbaths. Then I said I would pour out My fury on them in the wilderness, to consume them. 14 But I acted for My name’s sake, that it should not be profaned before the Gentiles, in whose sight I had brought them out. 15 So I also raised My hand in an oath to them in the wilderness, that I would not bring them into the land which I had given them, ‘flowing with milk and honey, the glory of all lands, 16 because they despised My judgments and did not walk in My statutes, but profaned My Sabbaths; for their heart went after their idols. 17 Nevertheless My eye spared them from destruction. I did not make an end of them in the wilderness. 18 “But I said to their children in the wilderness, ‘Do not walk in the statutes of your fathers, nor observe their judgments, nor defile yourselves with their idols. 19 I am the Lord your God: Walk in My statutes, keep My judgments, and do them; 20 hallow My Sabbaths, and they will be a sign between Me and you, that you may know that I am the Lord your God.’ 21 Notwithstanding, the children rebelled against Me; they did not walk in My statutes, and were not careful to observe My judgments, ‘which, if a man does, he shall live by them’; but they profaned My Sabbaths. Then I said I would pour out My fury on them and fulfill My anger against them in the wilderness. 22 Nevertheless I withdrew My hand and acted for My name’s sake, that it should not be profaned in the sight of the Gentiles, in whose sight I had brought them out. 23 Also I raised My hand in an oath to those in the wilderness, that I would scatter them among the Gentiles and disperse them throughout the countries, 24 because they had not executed My judgments, but had despised My statutes, profaned My Sabbaths, and their eyes were fixed on their fathers’ idols. 25 Therefore I also gave them up to statutes that were not good, and judgments by which they could not live; 26 and I pronounced them unclean because of their ritual gifts, in that they caused all their firstborn to pass through the fire, that I might make them desolate and that they might know that I am the Lord.” ‘
With the preceding verses, we can easily see that the mark of Yahweh is the keeping of his laws, Sabbaths and Holy Days. When we keep them they become a sign on our Hand and a Sign between our Eyes, or in our mind, which is also on our heart. ‘The hand’ signifies the way we live-our way of life, the way we work or conduct ourselves. ‘Between our eyes’ signifies the way we think and how we will treat others. It is our heart, our innermost being, our thoughts.
Those who will not keep the laws and Sabbaths of Yahweh, have the mark of the beast as a sign on their hands and on their foreheads.
Read this in the following verses. Re 7:3 - saying, “Do not harm the earth, the sea, or the trees till we have sealed the servants of our God on their foreheads.”
Re 9:4 - They were commanded not to harm the grass of the earth, or any green thing, or any tree, but only those men who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads.
Re 13:16 - 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,
Re 14:1 - Then I looked, and behold, a* Lamb standing on Mount Zion, and with Him one hundred and forty-four thousand, having His Father’s name written on their foreheads.
Re 20:4 - And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.
Re 22:4 - They shall see His face, and His name shall be on their foreheads.
2 Thessalonians 2:1 - Now, brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, we ask you, 2 not to be soon shaken in mind or troubled, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as if from us, as though the day of Christ had come.
3 Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, 4 who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God. 5 Do you not remember that when I was still with you I told you these things? 6 And now you know what is restraining, that he may be revealed in his own time. 7 For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way. 8 And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming. 9 The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, 10 and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, 12 that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
Notice here in Thessalonians that the mystery of lawlessness (not keeping Yahweh’s Laws) is at work. The lawless one is Satan performing signs and lying wonders, unrighteous deceptions on those who would not love the truth of Yahweh and keep his laws. On them Yahweh will send strong delusion that they should continue to believe a lie.
What Lie? Satan is the father of all lies.
Joh 8:44 -You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.
If you are not keeping the commandments then you are a liar if you also say you obey Yahweh. 1Jo 2:4 - He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
Now, what is the mark of the beast? I have clearly shown you using scriptures what the mark of Yahweh is and how it is on our HAND and BETWEEN OUR EYES or on our foreheads. So you pretty much know what I am going to say is the mark of the beast. But I need to prove it to you without leaving any wiggle room to doubt.
There are today 6 billion people on the earth today - give or take a few. Over the past 6 thousand years of human history there are, or were multiple billions.
Today, as in the past, the vast majority of Europe and both North and South America are Catholic or Protestant. The Middle East is and has for most of the last 15 hundred years, been Muslim. Asia is both Muslim and Hindu with Buddhism and Confucianism. Russia is part of Europe and Catholic. Which part of the world are Sabbath keepers? Up until 1948 none. Then the state Israel was born. There have also been a very, very small number of Jews and other Sabbath keepers scattered throughout Europe and North America, in comparison. I think we can agree on this.
So now we go and look at Revelation. Re 12:9 - So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
John said that Satan deceives the whole world. The WHOLE WORLD. Not just a few. Yahshua Himself warned the Apostles and us in Matthew 24:4 And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many
We now know that Satan deceives the whole world, and Yahshua says that many will come in His name and deceive many.
Notice in Re 6:2 - And I looked, and behold, a white horse. He who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer.
You should make note of the fact that in Revelation, the 4 horsemen are interpreted by Yahshua in Mat 24. The first horse, although white, representing religions was not Yahshua, but false religion. These false religions conquered their way by force.
You are well aware of the follow scriptures in Matt 7:7-29. 7 “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. 9 Or what man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent? 11 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!
12 Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets. 13 “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. 14 Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.
15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. 16 You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thorn bushes or figs from thistles? 17 Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Therefore by their fruits you will know them.
21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’ 24 “Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: 25 and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock. 26 But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: 27 and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.” 28 And so it was, when Jesus had ended these sayings, that the people were astonished at His teaching, 29 for He taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.
Now, concerning the mark of the beast, we should be looking for a mark that would cause us to not obey the Laws of Yahweh. If Yahweh’s mark was the Sabbath and the Feast days as shown to us in Leviticus 23, then Satan’s mark would be one that causes us to rest on another day besides the Sabbath and to worship on other holy days other than the Feast days that Yahweh has ordained. This would be the mark of the beast; keeping other days holy that were not set apart by Yahweh
2 Thessalonians 2:9 - The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, 10 and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
Here, we see Satan is lawless, not a keeper of Yahweh’s Laws. He has power in lying wonders and unrighteous deceptions.
We read in Dan 7:25 - 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.
Here again, we have Satan changing the mark of Yahweh by changing the time and the laws. The days we are to worship Yahweh are changed to other days and then we are told to worship Yahweh on these new days.
I have asked many times, and to date, no one has shown me a scripture or any scriptures that supports Sunday worship, or Christmas, or Easter, or Friday worship, or lent, or any other day that the “Christian or Moslem” world keep to celebrate. These are the days that are the mark of the beast. They are the days that the whole world keeps in honor of its god, making it a mark on their hand and a sign between their eyes or on their forehead.
The mark of Yahweh is His Sabbaths and Holy Days. Satan who has deceived the whole world, seeks to change times and laws that would cause the whole world to believe in pagan religious beliefs and not to believe in the true worship as Yahweh has set out in the scriptures.
Satan has successfully lied to the world and the world has believed the lie. How about you? I can write to you many proofs showing how Christmas and Easter and other beliefs are pagan, but you may not believe me. But to those that want the truth look each one up in any reputable encyclopedia and you’ll see. Satan has deceived the whole world and you too, by changing Yahweh’s Holy Days as laid out in Leviticus to other days and calling them god’s days.
Listen to what Yahweh says in Amos 5:21 “I hate, I despise your feast days, And I do not savor your sacred assemblies. 22 Though you offer Me burnt offerings and your grain offerings, I will not accept them, Nor will I regard your fattened peace offerings. 23 Take away from Me the noise of your songs, For I will not hear the melody of your stringed instruments. 24 But let justice run down like water, And righteousness like a mighty stream. 25 “Did you offer Me sacrifices and offerings In the wilderness forty years, O house of Israel? 26 You also carried Sikkuth your king And Chiun, your idols, The star of your gods, Which you made for yourselves. 27 Therefore I will send you into captivity beyond Damascus,” Says the Lord, whose name is the God of hosts.
Do a study on Sikkuth and Chiun. They are Molech and Ishtar, Christmas and Easter, and Israel was worshiping them before Yahshua was ever born.
Alexander Hislop exposes all these lies of Satan with many multiple proofs in his book The Two Babylons. The Two Babylons or The Papal Worship Proved to be the Worship of Nimrod and His Wife By the Late Rev. Alexander Hislop
Revelation 13:18 - 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.
When we let scriptures interpret scripture you can see that the mark of Yahweh is the keeping of Yahweh’s Laws. We belong to His system of Government. The Mark of the beast is keeping the laws of the beast, which are the laws of Yahweh corrupted. These then belong to the beast government. Yet they believe they are following the true God and are deceived.
In addition to this understanding that scripture has now shown you, we are also told concerning the number 666, in Rev 13:18, to calculate this number and that it is the number of the man.