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19-The Mark of the Beast

Kameron DeVasher

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Kameron DeVasher

Director of Sabbath School & Personal Ministries, Michigan Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church

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  • November 9, 2013
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you are working today worksheet number nineteen entitled the mark of the beast if you do not have a worksheet that you are not to be with us because were to be going over number nineteen the Mark of the beast and hopefully everyone has been available this is the follow-up lesson to number eighteen which was last night we talked about the Antichrist 's accomplice the right-hand man of the assistant to the criminal the Antichrist but in a very last day the earth history there would be this power as we review we saw Daniel chapter two of course Babylon media Persia Greece and in Rome the realm exists in multiple stages multiple phases you have Imperial Rome when you have divided into ten parts in Daniel two with the ten toes in Daniel seven the ten horns but you have a divided role and ten efforts of the kingdom then you have the little horn power of Rome and it exercises its great authority for one thousand two hundred and sixty years from five thirty eight A.D. until seventeen ninety eight A.D. this is why we repeat over and over and and at the end of its time it receives a deadly world and there's this judgment in heaven it commences that begins in eighteen forty four but then Canada's representative alludes to after the judgment scene Daniel looks in the little horn is speaking more pompous words it's still going after certain things is still in power of course the little ones I could be destroyed to Jesus returns and is destroyed with the brightness of his coming a second Thessalonians health and Ellen Revelation thirteen last night we saw right where Daniel 's prophecy let us to the inside events revelation pics of her right from that point and it goes again in Revelation chapter thirteen in the first ten verses we saw a really telling of the same thing that Daniel had told about the little horn it's great how it exercises for forty two months or one thousand two hundred and sixty years in literal time but that admissions that there would be a helper or an accomplice a peace that comes up out of the earth okay and of course we identified left last night as the United States of America in Bible prophecy now what would I do is moving today because it says that that it would be that these valid easterly earth it would make an image to the fees to the CBC preceded it the antichrist power and make the whole world worship and wonder after and as we saw as we close last night before we get into this morning 's message we saw that this was striking similarity am of the direct parallel to the ministry if you want to call it of the Antichrist and his ministry of deception and try to lead people away from God and the true ministry of Jesus Christ of course once the lead people to the father and we noticed several things first falling Jesus earthly ministry he was he began by coming up out of the water it lasted for three and a half years he received a deadly loan within a deadly wound was healed and he promised that he would send a helper to draw all men unto him right the exact same thing you see in Revelation chapter thirteen with the antichrist accomplice that there'd be a helper to draw all people to this antichrist power who of course began by coming up out of the water 's prophecy shows lasted for time times and have it on three and a half prophetic years which is one thousand two hundred sixty literal years receives a deadly wound but after that the deadly wound would be counterfeit versus the truth of God cleanup that Jesus Christ fruit and the antichrist counterfeit in the same way that account the true Holy Spirit withdraws people to Jesus and through Jesus to God the father also see a the Holy Spirit the United States of America leading people to be antichrist power the papacy which ultimately leads back to worship the instigator of it all the Dragon beast which is the devil or Satan and that with all that we just reviewed was brand-new to you I would encourage you to pick up the CD is to pick up the worksheets and follow the catch-up and for those of you have been here hours ago from that point and move forward are we together so far are fantastic now before we get into this study however we want to ask the Lord blessing as we study his work family father thank you so much for another Sabbath day of rest and fellowship and now Sabbath time or we can come apart from everything else in the world and study your word but even a little bit more would help us understand the truth of your word help us to see the great themes of Scripture and help us to identify not only this counterfeit of Satan but help us to see more clearly the truth of Jesus Christ for we pray it in Jesus name so again we start with our worksheet number nineteen the Mark of the beast we didn't get into what that was we just thought it would exist last night tonight today now were going to more clearly identify what you notice that there's a creator versus an imitator motif that runs through prophecy for everything that Satan does in his quest to be like God if you recall that from Isaiah chapter fourteen I will ascend since Lucifer 's thinking before he felt I will ascend into the height of that I will be like the most high but that's his ultimate aim is to be worshiped as God in everything he does in his quest to be like the most high is merely a counterfeit of something originally instituted by God one of the striking things to me about Satan though he is powerful on the Wii is evil he is not particularly original everything that he does is simply counterfeit of what God has already demonstrate it works right so whatever God does things as I would be like dots on the counterfeit what he does the counterfeits of all ethnic crisis and the Trinity 's event the true Trinity of the father son and the Holy Spirit and the revelation point that a counterfeit Trinity you have the Dragon the beast and this false prophet or the all Holy Spirit united states of America leaving back pain relief which leads back to the instigator at all Dragon beats but there are other true establishments of God has been Satan tries to counterfeit you see these in prophecy especially revelation principle does quickly go to some of these Revelation chapter twelve is one of drive home this point with everything that Satan does is merely a counterfeit of the truth that God has originally established relationship with well for instance you will find in the and prophetic writings especially the book of Revelation a woman is a representation of the church and so in Revelation chapter twelve you find this description of a woman this is page eleven eighty two in your pew Bible verse one now a great sign appeared in heaven a woman in notice for clothing here clothes with the sun with the moon under her feet and utter had a garland of twelve stars these are all natural things are things that God has created but that was as wonderful beautiful woman but she is in a particular condition verse two then being with what child she cried out in labor and pain to give birth so as Revelation chapter twelve continues it's an outline of God 's true and faithful church being persecuted by Satan but now you turn over to chapter seventeen and you find Satan 's woman this church relationship is seventeen and lo and behold is a different type of woman kept seventeen over the first one is that here then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and talked with me saying to me I will show you the judgment of the great and this is the Bible word for it harlot honestly a stark contrast to the one we saw before was by the way Revelation chapter twelve the child she is with child with who is a child Jesus Christ is the son of God right so this is a faithful church who is bringing forth a true child of Jesus the genuine Jesus Christ yet this other church apparently is a heartless and has had offspring as well notice this chapter seventeen continues verse one I would say that judgment the great harlot who sits on many waters with whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication is interesting so her relations are not in a faithful monogamous relationship to God it's an adulterous relationship with the kings of your and now continues on and inhabited the earth were made drunk with the wine of her fornication apparently one is represented as something not good so he carried me verse three way and will spirit in the wilderness and I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast which was full of names of blasphemy having seven heads and ten horns you notice to get a parallel from last night it is this power comes up sitting on many waters has seven heads and ten horns this is another description of the antichrist power the Falls Church to Christ true original again first or the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls having in her hand a cup full of the abominations of the filthiness of her fornication in order for it was a name written mystery Babylon the great 's the mother of harlots by the way what does that tell you about her children they are also of the same thing the same ilk write a chip off the old block if you will and of the abominations of the earth verse six continues I saw the woman drunk with the blood of martyrs with the blood of over the blood of the saints of the martyrs of Jesus and I saw arrived marbled with great amazement so God has original a true church in Revelation chapter twelve and trust we were going to coming back to these images later on the Revelation W the true faithful church and then there's revelation chapter seventeen eight and counterfeit church that is unfaithful and adulterous by the way if you were to continue we don't have time to go through all of these but God 's original city has a new Jerusalem with him to come down out of heaven and of course Satan has his own city which is Babylon the antichrist power you have the sign of loyalty the contest what is Revelation chapter seven Revelation chapter seven starting with verse one God 's true sign of loyalty on his people after these things chapter seven verse one of revelation after these things I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth holding the four winds of the earth that the wind should not blow on the earth or the sea or on any tree then I saw another angel ascending from the east having the seal of the living God so there's an identifier called the seal of the living God and he cried out with a loud voice of the four angels to whom it was granted to harm the earth and the sea saying do not harm the earth the trees of the sea or the trees to weave sealed and who gets sealed with the seal of God the servants of our God on therefore heads face of God 's servants if they will get a identifying seal will of course just counterfeited that Satan also has an identifier for his people this time called the seal of God is known as the mark of the beast revelation to thirteen again relationship with thirteen starting with verse sixteen so this earth peace to the received stripes in relation thirteen eleven onwards sets up an image to the CVs which is the Antichrist power and it says here verse sixteen he causes all both small and great original for freeing slaves receive a mark on their right hand or on therefore the once you notice that God 's seal only goes in the four head but the mark of the beast goes on the right hand or on them for it if you need to get in your hand or your head but only God still goes on your for it that will deliver the distinction between network both God and his counterfeiter have an identifier for their loyal subjects that will service the seal of God versus the Mark of the beast for seventeen continues and that no one may buy or sell except admit except one who has the mark of the Nick or the name or that of the beast or the number of his name currently the Mark and the name of the number of his name are synonymous as this identifier of those who are against Christ and pledge their loyalty to the antichrist right so basically you have this motif of you have the instigator the originator creator versus the imitator everything that God has true Satan has a counterfeit revelation chapter thirteen now again the first twelve notice again any exercises speaking of this second beast that comes up in Revelation thirteen the one that comes from the earth and not from the scene the United States of America and he exercises all the authority of the first beast was working on behalf of the antichrist power the Seabees first beast in his presence and causes the earth and those who dwell in it and this is going to be keyed to do what action to worship that is a call to worship himself know he's working on behalf of the first beast the one from the city on to dwell in it to worship the first beast whose deadly wound was healed to the counterfeit Christ the Antichrist will receive worship industry if you will love this earth because he performs great signs so that even makes fire come down from heaven in the sight of men and he deceives notice he works like the Dragon memory remember Revelation chapter twelve when it talks about the dragon was cast out of heaven he described them as the dragon that serpent of old called the devil and Satan who does what you see is the whole world and here in this power is working primarily with deception friends you'll notice Satan only effective weapon is deception is only effective weapon is deception and he works great great amount of success with deception we try to write here and you see that works again he exercises again first while all the authority of the first beast in his presence and causes the earth in those indwelling to worship the first beast whose deadly wound was healed he performs great signs that even expire come down from heaven on earth in the sight of men and he did see those who dwell on the earth by both sides which he was granted to do in the side of the beast telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast wounded by the sword and yet live was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many who would not worship the image of the beast to be killed basically have a very clear distinction here between God 's people and Satan 's people and it becomes a life or death issue starts with deception trying to win everybody on board but if that doesn't work according to do is turn to oppression persecution and finally capital punishment death penalty vessel we see in Revelation chapter thirteen so let's go back down into our worksheet here are bullet points there in the middle the earth beast which is the United States we identify that last night works for the CVs which is the papacy after its wound is healed in seventeen ninety eight so again there's the whole title time times and half a time in the dark ages and the persecution happens than this is not that time this is after its deadly wound is healed in that last final faith Daniel saw the little horn speaking pompous words again this time it has an accomplice the CBI to be used which is the United States America during that time notice office of the United States no respecting the two separate kingdoms as we talked about last night of church and state eventually will work like dates and speak like the Dragon with deception first followed by persecution which is always the way Satan works starts with deception and when that doesn't work he just goes and all out I unite states that's up an image to the papacy for the world to worship and the punishment for those refused to worship the image and receive the corresponding mark of loyalty is first financial but ultimately capital they were to start typing start with perception first there would put the economic financial embargo some difficulties there and finally when that doesn't work just resort to all out this is the methodology of how the false Holy Spirit if you will works now it's interesting to me that in the book of Revelation the name because notice here back in Revelation thirteen here says in verse sixteen he causes all both small and great rich and poor free and slave receive a mark on their right and wrong therefore has notices the market if you're loyal to the imagery set up which tells us you're really loyal to the CV strength mark on the right-hander on therefore had again the distinction mark on the forehand and or their right in in presenting 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 apparently synonymous with market abuses a representation of the name of the beats and so the followers of the Antichrist will be marked with his name now that's a fascinating thing because all throughout the book of Revelation you see this concept of people being marked with the name of the one that they follow for example Revelation chapter nineteen versus related duties it's almost like a battle over a loyalty and allegiance is represented by the names that they carry replica revelation chapter nineteen in verse six review the book of Revelation almost exclusively that will peaceful make it home base noticed is that Jesus Christ has a name written on him says and I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude and the sound of many waters and as the sound of mighty thundering say all of you for the Lord God omnipotent reigns let let us be glad and rejoice and give him glory for the marriage of the Lamb is come and his wife is made and ready for ready to operate and in his rented to rate this is a great passerby was not the one were looking for but was it really is granted to be arrayed in fine linen clear and bright for the lead in fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints apologize for that but Christ has a name written on him whenever he returns believe it's probably verse sixteen I would take a guess there it is and he has remarked that in your in your notes they're the one in front of the six and he has on his robe and on his thigh a name written and of course what is his name King of Kings and Lord of lords Jesus has a name on him identifying who he is King of Kings and Lord of lords now if you go just one copy to the couple chapters back to the left and rep of seventeen you'll find as we just previously read that the antichrist as a name written on it this antichrist power this papacy verse five and on her floor had a name was written but others vacating the warlords is a mystery Babylon the great the mother of harlots and of the abomination of the earth zero Jesus Christ and rebuttals a big bold bold title King of Kings and Lord of lords and you have the antichrist as the name emblazoned on it this time it's mystery Babylon the great the mother of parliaments of the abominations of the earth that Revelation chapter three the followers of Jesus have very made his name on them Revelation chapter three and verse twelve page eleven seventy six interview Bible Revelation three and verse twelve he who overcomes this is Jesus speaking I will make him a pillar in the temple of my God and he shall go out no more I will write on him the name of my God in the name of the city of my God the new Jerusalem which comes down out of God out of heaven from God and I'll write an M night new name so the promises given to overcome is that the name of Jesus as will be on that as well is good put my name on them so Jesus as his own name he says and those who overcome I will put that name on them you could identify them as his people with his name nothing followers but we see several examples of that will just go with that one but working more than twenty two for you'll find the same thing Penelope Revelation thirteen again to see the consistency of this so not only does the antichrist have a name on it but now to place his name on its followers from least thirteen in verse seventeen and that no one may buy or sell except one was the mark for the name of the beast or the number of his name so you get the picture there's God with his son Jesus Christ is the name on him and Jesus Christ followers will have that name put on them if there overcomes counterfeits of that the antichrist power as a name emblazoned on it and will put in the name of on its followers and so there's a clear distinction between the Jesus Christ and the antichrist and each is identified by the one it follows a has-been name on no continual no relationship with thirteen verse six we go back there the Antichrist apparently does not like the name of God and in fact blasphemes it relationship thirteen in verse six then he opened his mouth against in blasphemy against God to blaspheme is what his name is Tabernacle and those who dwell in heaven he blasphemes the name of God tries to smear the name of God of course all throughout Scripture the name of God is equated with the character of God this is pretty important thing the public that he does he dislikes God he dislikes his name is like the government East music blasting to now is go to Revelation chapter sixteen in verse nine and you'll notice following suits the surprise surprise the followers of the Antichrist also do the same thing Revelation chapter sixteen verse nine and men were scorched with great heat and they blasphemed the name of God with power over these plagues they did not repent and give him glory no we don't simply have time to go into all the different things easy like the seven churches the seven seals the seven trumpets and seven legs of the book of Revelation but I will say of the flags occur after Jesus has finished his most holy place ministry the report out full strength on mingled with mercy upon the unrepentant and during that time they blasphemed the name of God their receiving what they deserve but in the midst of it they're blasting in the name of God which is exactly what the one they followed did blaspheme the name of God so they obviously develop his character so the desires that he wants to do are seen in his followers I would did Jesus speak of this member in John chapter eight he has that interacts with the Pharisees visit our the children of Abraham these are than enough genetically budgeted eight children Abraham but you're from a different father and he says the desires of your father you want to do right in Mexico and by the way just available in a bunch as he says who the father if he says you are of your father the devil he was a murder from beginning is a liar all the different things he said I'm seeing in use the same character that was in him is exactly what we see the book of Revelation is Jesus Christ and his followers develop his character and represent another name on his name on them and the antichrist as his followers who represent his character in the world today simple chain of command hierarchy if you will spiritually now of course contrast that Revelation fifteen in verse four instead of blaspheming the name of God what do God 's representatives do verse four who shall they ask this rhetorical question was that we were straight they sing the song of Moses the servant of God in the song the lands they great and marvelous are your works Lord God Almighty just enjoy your ways O King the Saints who shall not fear you or a lord or glorify your what are you alone are holy for all nations shall come and worship before you your judgments have been manifested which is fascinating to me here the seven last plagues are being poured out in Iraq of God is being demonstrated against those wicked and the wicked are sitting there blaspheming the name of God in the righteous that they are saying who will not glorify your name and the question is who will glorify your name and the answer is given when the wicked open her mouth instead of repentance the blast again demonstrating they have perfectly reproduced the character of the Antichrist in their lives which of course we go back to exit his chapter thirty four why is the name such a big deal in the book Revelation why the Jesus Christ name of the antichrist name and the followers had the names wife the name such an important thing exes chapter thirty four Moses had asked the Lord 's page eighty five by the way in your pew Bibles Moses would ask the Lord for a special gift he said Lord show me your glory in the Lord reports instead I will pass all my goodness before you and its practice character now look at chapter thirty four the notice and starting with verse five now the Lord descended in the cloud and stood with him there and proclaimed what the name of the Lord to the doctor tells what the name of the Lord is and the Lord passed before him and proclaimed not poverty or you just said what he proclaimed what was the bee was that proclaim the name of the Lord so whatever we see now is the name of the Lord yes you know what this am the Lord before him and proclaimed the Lord the Lord God and doesn't his outline some specific syllables are confident the row over the linguistic name into character name watch this in the Lord the Lord God merciful and gracious long-suffering and abundant in goodness and truth keeping mercy for thousands forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin but goes on to say by no means clearing the room guilty visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children the children's children to the third and fourth generation when God wanted to proclaim his own name when God says his name is not worried about consonants and vowels and syllables and linguistics he's talking about character in the name of God who he is in his being his character so thus you see a battle between the name of Jesus Christ in the name of the antichrist because it's the character of Christ versus the character of Satan and that character is reproduced in their followers this is clear it is about the name of God emblazoned on therefore at eleven name of the Antichrist emblazoned on them because they represent these two different characters these two different beings they don't go back to the spyware why the four had in the hand will for head by the way we could do a whole study on this but in the Old Testament you could have the you happy on the word of God on your four had this idea being marketed for is not particularly new but the format is a representation of conscious decision by the executive ability of the brain your volition your will your desire your choice you choose to do this thing the head this is something you go on living you do a and I think it's a very very important contrast you see God does not mark people in their hand in the last days Noah discovered goes along with it you have to choose to serve the Lord got on the other hand the Mark of the beast he's fine with it if you want to choose and that's great and even if you don't just go along with it right this is an important distinction God only wants worship from your choice he will never coerce you will never force you will never in employee revealed and you never force you to Satan on the other hand doesn't care if it's genuine worship he just wanted to go to the motion to make him look good right he doesn't care if it's coming for you you think back to the Daniel chapter three effectively preventing up in a little bit I don't want to get too far ahead of there was a time when older save that for later under the example of the ghost I really like example uses that hang on weight start not really that side but it but with this concept of having an outward sign of an inward character is not new in the book of Revelation this is a theme that runs way back deep in Scripture lithic a look at a few examples just Genesis chapter seventeen the page reveling a Genesis chapter seventeen page thirteen in your pew Bible it was after Abraham 's unfaithfulness with Hagar the Lord instituted circumcision as a sign of faith between himself and his covenant people Genesis chapter seventeen starting with verse nine and God said to Abraham as for you you shall keep my covenant you and your descendents after you throughout their generations this I thought it would you shall keep between me and you and your descendents after you every male child among you shall be circumcised and you shall any should be circumcised in the flesh of your foreskin and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and you notice the covenant is a good thing that existed before the sign yes sure it started with me back in Genesis chapter twelve but because of his unfaithfulness he said okay now we've done this Hagar thing in your now you got a son not according to promise you that I need to see a demonstration of this character are the enemy an outward sign and as God 's people would be marked with this sign in the flesh if you will Romans chapter four by the way picks up on this concept Romans chapter four page ten eighty eight and notice what it says the New Testament comments on that Old Testament rite of circumcision speaking of Abraham the apostle Paul writes and he received the sign of circumcision notice again the circumcision is a sign that of an inpatient outward sign of an inward covenant received the sign of circumcision a was you call it a seal of the gods mark identifiers used the golden seal a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had while still uncircumcised that we that he might believe might be the father of all those who believe though they are uncircumcised that righteousness may be imputed to them also easy because of these things like the covenant was made before circumcision and circumcision is simply an outward sign of that but the real issue is not the circumcision of the flesh is not the sign or the mark or the seal is the inward character is in good faith but that sign represents the simply outward sign of an inward transformation and inward faith inward character are several other of the these examples in the Old Testament we don't have time to go through all of them but printed at the exit from Egypt the blood on the door closed with a sign of loyalty God said if you are going to release you from this bondage night you could go out from here but there was that plague to fall it would kill the firstborn child unless you had to sign of the blood on the doorpost of the house and of course the angel would look for that outward sign which were demonstrated inward faith sermons by the way wishing to remain in their Lord service were identified correspondingly this is vastly and exits are between one it talks about how there are servants who enjoy the employment in their master 's house so much so that they do they pay well that or they have a good family set up a couple wife and children they had their own household within this household and upon their freedom what they want to say what the Lord makes an option for that but what you do is you take them to the door closed and you with all you pure spirit here and you put in them and Mark can identify this as I have committed to this to be of service to this master forever for the rest of my life biblically forever to the end of my days so there is an outward sign of an inward decision and of course the ultimate sign of loyalty is obedience and Jesus says that most like if you love me do what keep my commitments apparently the inward love for God will manifest itself in outward obedience to the commands of God this is not a wedding not a New Testament theme go back to Deuteronomy eleven Deuteronomy chapter eleven page one seventy seven we often quote Jesus if you love me keep my commandments with that wasn't Jesus concept inherently he got it from the Old Testament Deuteronomy chapter eleven notice what it says in verse one page one seventy seven of your Bible therefore you shall love the Lord your God and what you discharge the statutes and judgments and his commandments always love for the Lord is manifested in obedience to his commands the Old Testament concept look at Daniel chapter nine of a show you this over and over we see this in Scripture at all you think were pulling this out of thin air Daniel chapter nine page eight sixty seven in your pew Bible here Daniel is praying for his people that the Lord will forgive them and in the midst of this prayer notice what he says verse four Daniel chapter nine exists and I prayed to the Lord my God and make confession and said all Lord great and awesome God keeps his covenant and mercy with those who love him and with those who keep his commandments over and over love is manifested in obedience keeping commitments now we go back to the New Testament John chapter four and verse fifteen we party talked about it Jesus says if you love me keep my commandments lingo the book of first John all the way over towards the book of Revelation first John chapter five and verse three page eleven seventy one in your pew Bible first John chapter five in their first three bullying bark start with the verse two by this we know that we are that we love children of God that we love God and keep his commandments and he makes it so clear bursary for this is the love of God that we what keep his commandments and love you there and his commandments are not enough hard difficult people is a you know I love the Lord but keeping the commandments of Lincoln as I would if I were to all but kept all his commandments including its abdomen you'll have to give up I'll be so difficult Wi-Fi followed the Lord says about health thereby all of the Lord says about this this or that it money or find anything the Christian life in my language ever things I do it would be so hard to submit a no keeping the commandments is a piece of cake if you're in a loving relationship with Jesus Christ of the natural expression of love if you're doing it to get God to love you to change the game right if you're just doing in the checklist you don't really doing a formal motive of love you are I have to do this thing to be part of his church after this thing the lovable but of course can be burdensome but if you love the Lord then naturally flowing out of that will be keeping his commitment very simple the Bible goes back to the old and New Testament the ultimate sign of loyalty is obedience obedience by the way we have a little chart Darren it's interesting but I wanted him to correct something in your notes underneath the father there it says Mark seventeen you can look high and low big enough to find the mark seventeen a what you know not trying to change the Scriptures is just the fault of the notes okay the Bible still good the notes are bad okay Matthew however chapter seventeen and verse five is the correct passage they are and what you will find simply is the outline of this sequence here the first line is all about truth of God God the original and the second line is Satan 's counterfeit to God 's truth there is the father and the church entity with Jesus a father that father menu go to Jesus Christ and of course the Holy Spirit in John chapter sixteen verse seven eighty talk about how the world will be convicted when the Spirit of truth will come about sin and righteousness and judgment to come to notice that the father sends out Jesus Christ Jesus Christ sends the Holy Spirit the Holy Spirit goes to the world and convicts them of sin is the difference the fall Holy Spirit uses coercion with a true Holy Spirit only works with conviction and convicts the world and as a result they have a love relationship with Jesus Christ which will manifest in obedience to his commandments and they will worship God according to the commandment of God right she wind up worshiping the true God which is the seal of God now on the other hand there is the false or the counterfeit to God 's original drew you have say you want to be like God Isaiah fourteen makes a clear then you have the antichrists who works on his behalf instead of Jesus Christ of the Antichrist then you have the beast from the earth which is the United States in Bible prophecy and it works as we saw in Revelation thirteen not to convict the world but to coerce the world to force the world to open a this image to the beast which results in false worship to the Mark of the beast so everyone's good to follow a leader everyone's been to follow a leader in fact with the Romans we show your text is not in your notes are going to shut you right now Romans chapter six in verse sixteen is the page ten eighty nine in your pew Bible Romans chapter six in verse sixteen the apostle Paul Lake principle here so barely cleared there is no sleep since thing by the way is a free agent who doesn't have an allegiance is no one who doesn't have skin in the game right everyone has chosen or is choosing a thigh every day consciously or unconsciously by the way for the right hand is all about what I like to make a decision about the Jews on the sky to be neutral friends neutrality is for the enemy I like is that if you're forming or you're against me is not the third party of independence I don't really take sides in spiritual matters yes you do Paul makes this abundantly clear Romans chapter six verse sixteen do you not know me says this is common sense folks do you not know effective home you present yourselves slaves to what old Bay you are that one slave whom you okay oh I love the Lord I love the Lord but are you a new Commandments if not then you genuinely don't love the Lord and your allegiance your loyalty to somewhere else Paul makes it patently clear notice again versa can you not know that whom you present yourselves slaves to obey you are that one slave whom you obey whether of sin leading to what that or of obedience leading to righteousness is like you have two choices you're going to obey the dictates of God because you love him and keep his commandments all you're going to obey Satan because you love him more let's just be patently clear the square that you are going to follow some leader of course the original is God who we were designed he made us he redeemed us he is our leader by rights but Satan is a usurper of those think the phenomenal come follow me I have a way and from operas that always seems good I get to choose I don't have to have these rigorous rules and burdens on the free agent frenzy were not a free agent that's the anesthesia of deception bottom line bottom Wiley what is the seal of God with get into that if the seal of God represents those who truly worship him and the Mark of the beast designates those who worship the beast obviously worship is going to be a key element in whatever these two distinguishing identifiers is in ancient times one's single or a signet ring was his signature you know you do not depend on the quill you didn't have facsimiles you didn't have e-mail but you still got transactions accomplished right is still that business done but what you have is a seal you have your name and your title your territorially think who you are misrepresenting the sealed and you would mark things with the seal both old and New Testament Opera Bible times using this concept of the seal was good Genesis thirty eight is a just a moment and show you this perhaps one of the best examples of the of the seal being the identifier of a person is that in Genesis thirty eight the entire chapter staffing please go home and read it sometime back pay after church they still sat up on rebuttals Genesis chapter thirty eight this is this the story of one of its sons of Israel and the children of Israel by the name of Judah and his daughter-in-law Taymor now you can read the whole convoluted story through Genesis chapter thirty eight but in a nutshell Taymor 's husband dies and another one dies in she is without child and she decides she's what I have a child through this family somehow so she dresses up as a harlot and Judah comes along and him pull her services being her father-in-law super awkward theological speak now he comes back later and he goes back from his business trip but he left his Bob signet ring with her if he is to pay right hand of payment he doesn't have honesty like let me leave my body leave my credit card he made my out lately my drivers license it with my signet ring I'm good for a comeback in a later only to get back home he hears that Kmart has been caught and has become pregnant through harlotry all in shooter is in righteous indignation how dare a woman in my household go out and play the harlot bring her to the burner old USENET in which clever about this lady she's like before we go we know and have me killed you might want to show him these things and she reveals to him by the way I I still have your drivers license and it dawns on him what a hypocrite I have been in this fascinating syllable could adhere to that was the first twenty four and it came to pass about three months after the Judah was told same table are your daughter-in-law has played the harlot furthermore she is with child by harlotry can you believe such a thing so Judah said bring her out and B burn first twenty five when she was brought up she sent to her popular thing by the man to whom these be long I am with child and she said please determine who's these are the segments and coordinates that you can purify the camp with make sure to get the father to write you might recognize these who do you think these are notices response so Judah acknowledged them and said she has been more righteous than I because I did not give her to Sheila Martin Scheele my son he never knew her good job that was fascinating about this is that the safety net was the identifier the signet ring was the identifier the signature of Judah and she understood that she kept it so that when the time and trouble Caggiano you might recognize this right is fascinating but we see the same thing Esther chapter eight will not the exact same thing but the hippie issue of the signet ring page four seventy five in your pew Bible and the book of Esther and I will send you books Esther Esther Nehemiah Ezra Nehemiah Esther Job page four seventy five Esther chapter eight and it is what it says here you yourselves write a victory concerning the Jews as you please in the king 's what name and seal it with the Kings signet ring that there was a name but that name was embedded on this ring and when you seal a law in the name of the King is permanent is it is also in Daniel chapter six with a where the word Darius steals this law comes with the new law the Medes and the Persians he sealed with his ring they cannot be broken to be changed now in its most basic structure let's think about this seal contains three elements this is important before you fill in the blanks that you can write it in yourself I don't when this was going most basic structure of a field contains three core elements number one the person 's name number to their title what it is they do for living there and three of their territory where they operate for instance you think of the president of the United States as the seal it has all of those things that the president of the United States of America as this to you have a title we know for instance right now if Barack Obama president of the United States America that's his seal in a previous study we saw that God 's signature was completed work of Sabbath rest whatever God signs a work that he is finished he always sealed it with the Sabbath is exactly what you go to exit his chapter twenty and you find out that that's the only commandments that has all of those elements within it Exodus chapter twenty and go to verse eight page seventy one in your pew Bible Exodus chapter twenty in verse eight the only commandment that has the seal of God embedded right in its says his name is title against the territory verse eight remember the Sabbath day to keep and what holy six days shall you labor and do all your work with the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Jews know thank you if you have that Bible that is not a viable very clear the seven day of the Sabbath of the Lord that his day right of the Lord your God in it you shall not get you shall do no work you know your son your daughter and your mail server know your female servant nor your cattle near strangers within your gates why verse eleven for in six days the Lord made the heavens the earth and the sea in all that is in the many rest of the Sabbath seven they therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day in how noted that his name is the Lord 's title is Creator he one who made and what do you make the heavens the earth with the Albany than the whole world he is the Lord creator of this world is the true creator God right there in the fourth commandment Sabbath commandment Lord Creator of the heavens and the earth thusly feedback and direct revelation that when the hour of his judgment has come which I believe were living in right now Revelation chapter fourteen page eleven eighty three in your pew Bible a message goes out from the Lord verse six that I saw another angel flying in the rest of heaven having the everlasting gospel to preach the those who dwell in the earth to every nation tribe tongue and people saying with a loud voice fear God and give glory to him why for the hour of his judgment notice is not will come but at this point has come this is the message is being given at the hour of his judgment when it's time to convince a fit of the judge it is begin its time to get right with the Lord the notice is not a new gospel is preached at that point is still the everlasting gospel the everlasting gospel is preached but worship God give glory to him for the hour of his judgment is come and what should we do and worse yet though in the food we had what and who made apparently there's an alternative option for worship one who didn't make these if you want to fear God and give glory to him worship him because the battle line is about worship Satan is good to try to deceive the whole world have been worshiping him he says of you understand the right of the heavens bought one worth of the true God worship him who may the heaven and the earth and the sea and the springs of water by the way this is the longest direct quotation in the book of Revelation for some other place in Scripture is taken directly from exes chapter twenty fourth commandment the only commandment that tells us how to worship the Lord God has within it the seal of God 's name is title in his territory and of course friends if you love me he says keep my commandments real demonstration of loyalty is obedience to the commandments of God and there's going to be a battle apparently inside between worshiping Jesus Christ and the body serves and worship in the antichrist and the God that he serves there's got to be a battle line of worship Satan has always wanted worship God is always deserved worship instead year is where the loyalties will be drawn one group will worship the other one will worship everyone by the way will worship the question is who the real issue is who will you worship whom will you obey those who have the seal of God and are faithful to him the true original will keep his commandments particularly noted manifested in the Sabbath commandment which is the seal of the living God on the other hand then we see a counterfeit in the closing days of Margaret Beeson the closing days of earth history the world we divided in only two groups representing either the character of Christ with a characteristic everyone will of made their choice to either serve Christ and keep his commandments or serve the antichrist and events commence on whether the commandment to worship a false peace right the commandos out everyone all the offerings leveraging for everyone in the whole planet is called to worship and if you don't you're going to die in the little definiteness there's always been a call to worship the true God and the wages of sin is what death of Jesus is look fear him who can kill the body only you should fear him who can destroy both body and soul in hell one definitely is temporary the other one is permanent the one is simply a counterfeit the other is the real thing the same can try to deceive and make it look like all of you don't do as you friends when we get this idea that our life here is the most important thing the most important thing is faithfulness to Jesus Christ regardless of what happens in this life but Satan wants to bring all off you don't do this ongoing outlook first of all it looks great all you would just want to come along no remake of the God well look everyone else is doing it known I don't care what others of you don't do it you will be able to buy or sell the tightknit little bit fine if you don't do it I'll kill you say bring it on because the God I serve to him there just isn't there is nothing you can hold against me when you're serving forgot that Paul can write in his tribulations he can say for I am convinced I am persuaded that nothing can separate us from the love of God in Jesus Christ our Lord there is nothing can separate us the final test of loyalty without worship either Jesus Christ is true Sabbath they were the antichrist and his counterfeit Sabbath day despite Satan 's efforts to deceive and coerce a remnant will remain loyal to God look at Revelation chapter twelve or seventeen there is a remnant people who receive used about the need to refuse every deception and every coercion remained loyal to God Revelation chapter twelve verse seventeen they describe in this way and the dragon was enraged with the woman of course the woman represents the church and specifically one particular portion of the church is the particularly upset at right and went to was In re Tobin and went to make war with the rest of her offspring apparently some of her offspring if all the ladies one some of them right they used to be pure but they become harlots they change sides they were used even in of the children of this pure woman with a bond Revelation seventeen is one of the children of a harlot 's right but there's a faithful line and he just can't shake them in a drag within range of the woman a limited war with the rest of her offspring will do what keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ was close to Daniel chapter three a preview of what's to come page eight fifty eight in your pew Bible Daniel chapter three Daniel 's friends were given Babylonian names we know them by those names Shadrach me Shaq and Abednego it says here in chapter three of course you call a general chapter two we got over and over and over Daniel interpreted the King 's vision the king 's dream and the king sought in that dream King Nebuchadnezzar saw a great image yes the statute of a man with different metals gold and silver in and spit all went out of bronze and iron but of course what the head of gold represent Babylon and the king tried to you most of chapter three change the prophetic calendar of God as writers with move from one to the next in buyer you like what I like this when we go from Babylon to just Babylon just make the whole thing out of gold chapter three verse one never miss the King made an image of gold whose height was six cubits which was six cubits is that if the plaintiff during the province of Babylon and King Nebuchadnezzar sent word together the satraps the administrators the governors the counselors the treasures the judges the magistrate and all the officials of the provinces to come to the dedication of the image which King Nebuchadnezzar had set up so the fact that the ministry of the government the counselors which records the judges and magistrates in all the officials of the provinces gathered together for the dedication of the image that King Nebuchadnezzar had set up sounds very familiar to Revelation thirteen this could be a power that sets up an image to be worshiped those on the net then a herald cried out to you it is commanded old peoples nations and languages that the time you hear the sound the horn flute harp ally the sultry and simply all kinds of music you shall fall down and do what worship you shuffle than a worship the golden image thinking that it never has been up and whoever does not all down and worship shall be passed immediately in the midst of a fiery part this is why Daniel chapter thirteen of Daniel is not just a book of prophecies also have stories in it but the stories are prelude to their instructional for how to live when the prophecies come true therefore our example for art management and of course there the three we don't have time to go through it all Shadrach Misha Abednego who refused to bow down and they stand out like a sort of and when called before the King notice what happens here verse thirteen of the cancer in rage and fear he gave the command to bring shatteringly shocking Abednego so they brought these men before the game Nebuchadnezzar spoke saying to them is a true Shadrach second many go to you do not serve my God you worship the golden image which I have set up a give them a second chance now if you're ready to play at all again and noticed he closes this in verse fifteen there and who is the God who will deliver you from my hand he makes it about here is your true God quote and if the image I've set up worship one or the other right now the prelude of Revelation thirteen loan variance of her sixteen shattering rechecking Abednego answered and said to the king of Nebuchadnezzar we have no need to answer you in this matter if this is the case our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace and he will deliver us from your hand O king but if not let me know and even if we die but even if we go in the fiery furnace and we lose our lives were started about any given second third and fourth chance on you to be doing is an as is the band practice is nothing 's happening here goes on but if not let it be known to you O king that we do not serve your gods nor will we worship the golden image which you have set up then Kevin Smith was full of fury with expression on his face changed for Sharon rejecting negative he spoke and commanded of a heap of furnace seven times more than it was not usually needed which by the way of Allah be brought into a furnace I wanted to be real real real hot I don't want these local quizzes do the singular with breast and he commanded a certain mighty men of valor who were in his army combined chartered me second many going testament to the burning fiery furnace then these men were bound in their coaster trousers or turbines and their garments and were cast in the midst of the burning fiery furnace therefore because the king 's command was urgent in the furnace exceedingly hot the flame of fire killed those men who took a cataract me check and Abednego important note somebody is wanted I was not to be the righteous with legs are people in that final test just like that and then in chapter twelve that time Michael shall stand up and be a time of trouble and at that time your people will be delivered goes on verse twenty three and the three men chat directly second Bendigo fell down found in the myths the box burning fiery furnace then King Nebuchadnezzar rose to astonish that arose in haste and spoke to his counselors think did we not cast three men found in the fifth the fire they had students editing true okay looking at that I think all men loose walking in the midst of the fire and they are not hurt in the form of the fourth is like the son of God meets a something no matter what fiery furnace type persecution the double confront you the safest place to be is under his persecution because that's when you're the protection of the Lord the safest place you think shatteringly shocking Abednego could've lived another day of David Eno really worship in a notice the thing doesn't care if you really worship you accepted think it's a God to bow down to scope of the motions of care with your four head or your right and just shut up and do it right that was the command and do you think they could've gotten away with no time their shoe and blending all I don't really worship understand I just want to stand out on the operative with a friends they could have bought a little more time in this life but it would ruin their eternal said today were willing to lose the flight because we have the I on the greater life to come and the safest place for them that day was in the fire this Jesus is with the same thing is true friends don't let the end time scare you out of nowhere we get this ideology sepsis is for me to use be afraid of the afraid of losing eternal life and be faithful to Jesus Christ what everything throws at you temporary but they can do is I'll take all your money so what I was born Brooklyn I broke to be broken no problem optically or very light satellite network the one who gives life you can do nothing that attitude that resolved that love manifested obedience no matter what is what the Lord is looking for his people and friends we have in Jesus 's can be faithful to us the question is are we to be faithful to him Jesus who given us his life are we willing to wait hours for him if the time hopefully for me and for you if yes Lord whatever you say I'm with you as this message made sense is a clear praise the Lord and he backed into night though seven p.m. we hope to see everyone here before we go with our heads for WordPress and my father thank you so much for the truth of your word for the relevant so that our life today we are truly living in that day of the judgment were living in that damn atonement when the final records rather being considered and there will be a push soon and very soon to let allegiances be shown everyone's go to worship someone Lord we want to worship you tedious and now on this time of relative calm and safety to develop that character there with a difficult time comes were not deceived were not oppressed were not shaken from our faith were grounded in a love relationship with Jesus Christ that come what may we will obey be faithful even unto death and we will be given the crown of life board to that end I asked to speak of the people love you and keep her awake prayer is a media was brought by audio errors or a website dedicated to spreading God 's word through reading sermon audio you want to know more about our universe this is more so than please visit www. .com universe .org

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