Mark of the beast: Rebuke the devil!

Let us be reminded daily of these words spoken by our Lord, Savior and King Jesus Christ saying: “No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon” (Luke 16:13).

When the day comes, and it is soon coming, we must remember these words, should we be alive, when we are asked to take the “..mark of the beast..” (Revelation 13:1-18). Let us recall when the devil tried to offer the kingdoms of this world to Jesus, and he rebuked him, as it is written:

“Then saith Jesus unto him, ‘Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.’” (Matthew 4:10).

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Trust in God

“The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him” (Nahum 1:7).

Let these words resonate in our daily lives spoken by the Apostle Paul saying:

“For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain” (Philippians 1:21).

“For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us” (Romans 8:18).

“For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself. For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord’s. For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living” (Romans 14:7-9).

“There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit” (Romans 8:1).

Jesus says: “I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world” (Matthew 28:20).
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Seventh and last world kingdom

“The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun. Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us” (Ecclesiastes 1:9-10).

During the world kingdom of Babylon, King Nebuchadnezzar had made a very large golden image. On the dedication of this image a decree was established which commanded all people and languages throughout Babylon on the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, dulcimer, and all kinds of musical instruments, to fall down and worship the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up. Everyone who did not fall down and worship the image would be at that same hour cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace (Daniel 3:3–6).

The day will come when the eighth world king over the seventh and last world kingdom do the same as it is written:

“And he 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” (Revelation 13:15).

For those alive when the anti-Christ rises to power in the seventh and last world kingdom, have no fear. Believe the Son of God when he says, ““Be thou faithful unto death…” (Revelation 2:10). “But there shall not a hair of your head perish. In your patience possess ye your souls” (Luke 21:16–19). Remember Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego did not perish when they were cast into the furnace of fire during the reign of King Nebuchadnezzar in world kingdom of Babylon (Daniel 3:25).
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DO NOT FEAR THE NUMBER ‘666’!

When the day comes, and it is coming when there will rise to power one ruler over this whole world, the seventh and last world kingdom (Daniel 8:23–24). This ruler is a king: not a president; prime minister or other world leader in power today.

DO NOT FEAR THE NUMBER ‘666’!

It is the key to unlocking the name of the name of this world ruler, the seventh king.

“Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six” (Revelation 13:18).

“The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun. Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us” (Ecclesiastes 1:9-10).

“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil” (Ecclesiastes 12:13–14).
The Revelation

‘666’

With the recent fall of ‘666’ points in the stock market, there continues to be a lot of fear, fearfulness and fear mongering being spread about the coming antichrist, mark of the beast and so on (Daniel 7:4–6) (Revelation 3:16-17).

However, as followers of Jesus Christ we are not deceived because he has given us the word of God:

“Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life” (Revelation 2:10).

“Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it” (Luke 17:33).

“In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).

“Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death (John 8:51).

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Eternal Life or second death

Jesus issued this warning when he sent his angel with letters to the early seven churches in the revelation of John (Revelation 1:11).

“He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; he that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death” (Revelation 2:11).

“As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches” (Revelation 3:19-22).

“And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be” (Revelation 22:12).

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Which church? Which doctrine?

Which Church? Which doctrine? These are a few questions that are grappled with for someone seeking to join a church. However, this should be kept in mind:

When King Jesus was here on this earth he was asked about his doctrine.
“Jesus answered them, and said, ‘My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me. If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself. He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him’” (John 7:16-18).

There is only one doctrine: The gospel of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ. “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus: who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time” (1 Timothy 2:5–6).

The house of God is not in physical buildings with different names, “But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end” (Hebrews 3:6).

“For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens” (2 Corinthians 5:1).

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Sabbath day: Saturday or Sunday?

Within the Christian religion there are numerous church denominations, and as it was since the development of the early church there continues dissension, debate and disagreement over the preaching of the gospel. Specifically, which is the day of the Sabbath?

The Apostle Paul, the apostle to the Gentiles during his time, put the debate on the day of Sabbath for the Gentiles into perspective, saying: “Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of a holyday, or of the new moon, or of the Sabbath days: which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ” (Colossians 2:16–17).

“For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. (Romans 10:4, 11-13).

In the early development stages of the church, in preaching the gospel to the Gentiles in Antioch and Syria and Cilicia, the apostles as accented by the Holy Spirit confirmed in letters the following:

“As touching the Gentiles which believe, we have written and concluded that they observe no such thing, save only that they keep themselves from things offered to idols, and from blood, and from strangled, and from fornication. Forasmuch as we have heard, that certain which went out from us have troubled you with words, subverting your souls, saying, Ye must be circumcised, and keep the law: to whom we gave no such commandment” (Acts 21:25, 15:24).

Moreover, Peter and the disciples also then reiterated and emphasized to the Gentiles, said: “For it seemed good to the Holy Ghost, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things; that ye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication: from which if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well” (Acts 15:28–29).

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Christianity and doctrines

There are countless religions throughout this world. Within Christianity there are untold numbers of churches with various doctrines. There is raging disagreement over doctrines.

However, we must be reminded that the Apostle Paul, the apostle to the Gentiles explained during his ministry, said: “According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise master builder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. [BUT LET EVERY MAN TAKE HEED HOW HE BUILDETH THEREUPON]. For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is JESUS CHRIST” (1 Corinthians 3:10–11).

“For there is [ONE GOD, AND ONE MEDIATOR BETWEEN GOD AND MEN, THE MAN CHRIST JESUS]: who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time” (1 Timothy 2:5–6).

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God?

“This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all” (1 John 1:5).

“But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him” (Hebrews 11:6).

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning” (James 1:17).

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).

Jesus, the only begotten Son of God says: “I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life” (John 8:12).

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