Daily Devotional, Year 4 – January 10 (Mark of the Beast: Visible or Invisible?)

By admin On March 23rd, 2021

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – January 10

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Mark of the Beast: Visible or Invisible?

 

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Audience_hands_etropolis2014.jpghttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Microphone_icons#/media/File:Icon_announcer.svgThere are a multitude of theologians, Bible teachers, and evangelists who, as Scripture warns…“O My people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths.” Isaiah 3:12

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This is not speaking of just the Old Testament teachers of the law. No, but it is likewise speaking of today’s churches in which Jesus warned…“For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.” Mathew 24:24

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Yes, in these last days, the deception has become so close to the truth, that even the very Elect can be deceived (but not to the point of losing their Salvation).

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Audience hands – cropped & altered – Wikimedia – Universal Public Domain

Announcer with microphone – svg – Wikimedia – Public-Domain

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And so, the questioned must be asked…“How are God’s Elect, as well as many “make-believers” in the churches being deceived?”

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Question Mark – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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False Doctrine of, “Grammatical, Historical Method of Interpretation”

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Microphone_icons#/media/File:Icon_announcer.svgWell, besides being taught many false doctrines such as “Eternal Torment”, and the so-called, “Pre-Tribulation Rapture”, today’s most vocal and popular personalities have been deceived by the false hermeneutic that says, “You must interpret the Bible as literal as possible, unless context demands an allegorical interpretation”.

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But this commandment is from men, and not from the Bible!

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And this heretical church-doctrine has greatly stunted the spiritual growth of God’s people by locking them out of an understanding of a great portion of Scripture, including Revelation!

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Announcer with microphone – svg – Wikimedia – Public-Domain

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IS THE MARK IN, OR ON THE HAND AND FOREHEAD?

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https://theheavensdeclare.net/mark-of-the-beast-seal-of-god/One example of this is found in Revelation 14, concerning the Mark of the Beast…“And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand” Revelation 14:9

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The King James version says this mark will be “IN”, not “ON” a person’s hand or forehead.

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Bit most or all the modern versions say it will be “ON” a persons hand or forehead.

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And so, in today’s fallen and apostate church-world, far too many teachers insist there will be a visible mark given.

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But does this idea carry any scriptural validation?

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ABOVE PICTURE: Mark of the beast – pub. dom. – Wikipedia

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“A SIGN UPON THINE HAND…AS FRONTLETS BETWEEN THINE EYES”

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To examine this debate, let’s examine a similar Bible issue…“And these words, which I command…thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes.”  Deuteronomy 11:18

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Here above, the Lord is commanding His people to “bind” His law, “for a sign upon your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes.”

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“But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries…”

Matthew 23:5

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Now, God’s people of that day took this command literally, even making “phylacteries” containing the commandments which were worn of the forehead. They just couldn’t see the spiritual nature of Scripture, much like today’s situation.

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But God was actually encouraging His people to write His law upon the tables of their heart (which is in the forehead), that His law might be the dominating force in what we do with our hands.

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Phylacteries – Israel – Religious Jew on a Daily-Market – Wikipedia – Share-alike Lic.

Phylactery on Yemeni Jew 1914 wikipedia US public domain

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MARK OF THE BEAST: POLAR OPPOSITE DEUTERONOMY 11:18

https://theheavensdeclare.net/television-the-image-that-speaks/.

Contrariwise, the Mark of the Beast works by the same principle. Those who fill their hearts with worldly ideas, actually have written the ways of this selfish world upon the tables of their hearts. And this in turn will result in selfish and worldly behavior.

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This is the essence of the Mark of the Beast. Satan’s character “IN” the heart, and “IN” the right hand. And we know what his character is all about…“Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like:” Galatians 5:19-21

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This above list from Galatians gives a partial rendering of Satan’s character. And as one can readily discern, these are the very traits which the world freely exhibits daily.

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TV – The Image of the Beast – www.theheavensdeclare.net – Not for commercial uses

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NEVER SAY, “NEVER”!

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https://theheavensdeclare.net/mark-of-the-beast-seal-of-god/Now having said all these things, we must not get dogmatic about the future, for it may well be that there will also be a visible mark given.

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But as the expression goes, don’t hold your breath. Because, it will be so easy for many church-goers to be deceived when these things begin to happen. And along with the false doctrine of the Pre-tribulation Rapture, so many will insist that “It cannot be happening yet! We haven’t been raptured yet! The time hasn’t come, neither can we see a visible mark! And the Revelation 13 Beast hasn’t yet appeared!”

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Satan has masterfully caused these prophecy misinterpretations in such a way, that the vast majority of church-goers will completely be deceived, when the time does come.

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ABOVE PICTURE: Mark of the beast – pub. dom. – Wikipedia

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GOOD NEWS! A WAY OF ESCAPE!

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Well, there indeed is Good News! Because God in His amazing grace has allowed all those who wish to escape this awful judgment, a way in which to escape. Because, we may plead with Him for that grace to begin to lock out the pollutions of the world and begin hiding His soul-saving words in our hearts and right out through our fingertips!

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And so, let’s use our remaining time here shutting out as much of the vanity and wickedness of the media as we can, and instead, contemplate His Words of Life throughout our day!

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We have everything to gain, and everything to lose!

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USMC – Prayer before Bible study – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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Dear Lord, Give me an understanding of just what a deceptive religious world it is today. Give me wisdom and knowledge to see through the lies…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…Daily Devotional, Year 2 – May 31 (Mark Now Given! Part 2: “Buying & Selling”), or you can read this…Daily Devotional, Year 3: October 23 (Mark Now Given, Part 8: “Pandemic Madness…or…Devil-Designed-Deception?”)

 

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THE END

 

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

Info & pics of constellations on this site from Wikipedia & International Astronomical Union (click here)

 

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7 HEADS, 10 HORNS, & 7 CROWNS OF THE DRAGON

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“And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.” Rev. 12:3 

.Dragon of Revelation 12 Constellation

In Revelation, the Dragon of Revelation 12 is described as having seven heads, ten horns, and seven crowns. However, the Dragon Constellation up in the night sky does not. But God has faithfully created the wave of water, in such a way, as to illustrate this same concept of the seven heads, ten horns, and seven crowns. Because this wave of water is basically composed of ten stars. The main body of the wave has seven stars (#‘s, 1 thru 7). And the tip of the crest of the wave has the other three stars (#’s, 8, 9 & 10). So we have this 7 and 10 numbering. And this gives us a great clue, as to where in the Bible we should look, to find out the riddle as to just what or who do these 7 heads, 10 crowns, and 7 horns represent. Because, the Bible speaks very much about floods and waters as being associated with Satan (the Dragon).

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Flood Waters of Satan-Introduction”

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TOMORROW…

Daily Devotional, Year 4 – January 11 (Cuttlefish & The False Prophet, Part 8: “And He Spake As A Dragon!”)

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