Worshiping With The Mark Of The Beast

Those who worship the beast tell others that they must worship under a Priest class covering, that we must come under the authority and “protection” of today’s ordained ‘Priesthood Of Men’. Those who have the audacity to tell others this are committing a severe sin against God. They are worshiping the beast!

The Mark of the Beast

I woke up this morning reconsidering who really carries the mark of the beast. I used to think that it was only those fully ordained into the ministry of the beast. I felt that the Holy Spirit was accusing me of treating folks better than God’s word describes, that I was preaching peace peace when there is no peace!

Aren’t all who declare their allegiance to these beast ministers thinking they speak for God following the Beast and taking his Mark? The Bible verses show that the Mark of the Beast is a spiritual mark that shows who has our allegiance.

If this is true, the number of souls that carry the mark of the beast is orders of magnitude larger than I thought. This places all church goers in serious jeopardy, certainly all who consider these beasts, their pastors, to be representatives of our Holy God.  If they follow the loud boisterous voices of these men above the still small voice of the Holy Spirit, they carry the mark of the beast! If they honor their false doctrines and the teachings of men above the word of God they carry the Mark of the Beast!!

Worshiping The Beast

The key passage to understanding Beast Worship is Revelation 13:15. This passage mentions the statue of the Beast. This is sometimes translated the image of the Beast. It says that those who refuse to worship this statue must die.

Rev 13:15 He was then permitted to give life to this statue so that it could speak. Then the statue of the beast commanded that anyone refusing to worship it must die.

I believe this image of the beast is the Priest Class, the rulers over the laity. These men are Deceived Deceivers who refuse Jesus Foot Washing Example. They are the pinnacle of self righteousness, totally blind to their nakedness and sin. They are proud Presumer – Performers not the humble seeker – followers that God uses.

I’m not just talking about the prosperity preachers and those twisting the gospel preaching a ‘seeker friendly’ gospel. I’m talking about all ordained ministers who live off their flocks and today’s sermon centered worship charades. These men stand up and preach their Greek Homilies while ignoring the call to Participatory worship, the call to Real Communion Services. Their actions prove that they are among Those ‘Whom God Knows Not’. These men carry the mark of the beast. They are the abomination that causes desecration!The Fall Of The Abomination

Looking back at the Rev 13:15 [above] we see that those who preach that people need to worship the image of the beast, that people need to worship today’s priest class, or they will die are worshiping the Beast. This is clearly the covering doctrine that is preached at most churches but the Bible describes something very different. Biblical worship, worshiping in Spirit and in Truth is offering our lives as a living Holy sacrifice and gathering with other seekers in true Communion – at participatory worship gatherings. These beast worshipers refuse to honor this command of the Lord! [1 Cor 14:39]

NLT Revelation 13:8

And all the people who belong to this world worshiped the beast. They are the ones whose names were not written in the Book of Life before the world was made―the Book that belongs to the Lamb who was slaughtered.

So the people who belong to this world and follow the devil worship the beast, they tell other to follow the covering doctrine. Their names are not written in the Book of Life! This points us in the same direction. All churchgoers are in real jeopardy. Jude tells us to reach out to “some snatching them as from the very flames of Hell itself”

LB Jude 1:20-24

20. But you, dear friends, must build up your lives ever more strongly upon the foundation of our holy faith, learning to pray in the power and strength of the Holy Spirit. 21. Stay always within the boundaries where God’s love can reach and bless you. Wait patiently for the eternal life that our Lord Jesus Christ in his mercy is going to give you. 22. Try to help those who argue against you. Be merciful to those who doubt. 23. Save some by snatching them as from the very flames of hell itself. And as for others, help them to find the Lord by being kind to them, but be careful that you yourselves aren’t pulled along into their sins. Hate every trace of their sin while being merciful to them as sinners. 24. And now–all glory to him who alone is God, who saves us through Jesus Christ our Lord; yes, splendor and majesty, all power and authority are his from the beginning; his they are and his they evermore shall be. And he is able to keep you from slipping and falling away, and to bring you, sinless and perfect, into his glorious presence with mighty shouts of everlasting joy. Amen. Jude

Yes this is our call. These churchgoers that are in Babylon, these Lukewarm Christians with the Mark of the Beast and telling others to follow the covering doctrine are the ones that on the path to complete destruction.  They will be the third who will fall by the sword [Ez 5:12 see also Zch 13:7-9].   I believe that most churchgoers carry the mark of the beast, but perhaps only a third worship the beast.   These folks are headed for God’s fiercest wrath.  We need to warn them!

NLT Rev 14: 9 Then a third angel followed them, shouting, “Anyone who worships the beast and his statue or who accepts his mark on the forehead or on the hand 10 must drink the wine of God’s anger. It has been poured full strength into God’s cup of wrath. And they will be tormented with fire and burning sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and the Lamb. 11 The smoke of their torment will rise forever and ever, and they will have no relief day or night, for they have worshiped the beast and his statue and have accepted the mark of his name.”

Note that it is only those who both have the mark and worship the Beast that will drink of God’s fiercest anger.  While most church goers may carry the mark of the beast, far less tell others that they must worship the beast, that they must worship under an ordained ministers.

Jude 1:23 warns us to be careful that we are not pulled along into the sins of those we are seeking to rescue. Yes the vast majority if these churchgoers are not delivered from their sins. When we reach out to them we risk being tainted by the pharisee leaven of hypocrisy and self-righteousness;  the old leaven of wickedness and evil. We must hold on to the new leaven, making sure that our worship is sincere and truthful.

How are we to Rescue Them?

Joel 2 shows us God’s plan. This is the way that we can turn his wrath from us. Take a look.

LB Joel 2: 12. That is why the Lord says, “Turn to me now, while there is time. Give me all your hearts. Come with fasting, weeping, mourning. 13. Let your remorse tear at your hearts and not your garments.” Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and merciful. He is not easily angered; he is full of kindness, and anxious not to punish you. 14. Who knows? Perhaps even yet he will decide to let you alone and give you a blessing instead of his terrible curse. Perhaps he will give you so much that you can offer your grain and wine to the Lord as before! 15. Sound the trumpet in Zion! Call a fast and gather all the people together for a solemn meeting. 16. Bring everyone–the elders, the children, and even the babies. Call the bridegroom from his quarters and the bride from her privacy. 17. The priests, the ministers of God, will stand between the people[porch- where the Gentiles trample for 1260 years] and the altar[the believers living as a Holy sacrifice], weeping; and they will pray, “Spare your people, O our God; don’t let the heathen rule them, for they belong to you. Don’t let them be disgraced by the taunts of the heathen who say, `Where is this God of theirs? How weak and helpless he must be!”’ 18. Then the Lord will pity his people and be indignant for the honor of his land! 19. He will reply, “See, I am sending you much corn and wine and oil, to fully satisfy your need. No longer will I make you a laughingstock among the nations. 20. I will remove these armies from the north and send them far away; I will turn them back into the parched wastelands where they will die; half shall be driven into the Dead Sea and the rest into the Mediterranean, and then their rotting stench will rise upon the land. The Lord has done a mighty miracle for you.” 21. Fear not, my people; be glad now and rejoice, for he has done amazing things for you.

So if we see the day of punishment coming and turn back to God, If the priests put on sack cloth weep and mourn before the altar perhaps God will relent.

The priests, the real ministers of God [as opposed to the ministers of the Beast], will stand between the people[porch – where the Gentiles trample for 1260 years, todays churches] and the altar[the believers holy life of sacrifice], weeping; and they will pray, `Spare your people, O our God; don’t let the heathen rule them, for they belong to you. Don’t let them be disgraced by the taunts of the heathen who say, `Where is this God of theirs? How weak and helpless he must be!”’

Yes this is our role. We are not going the convince these Beast preachers to pray this prayer! The word is calling us to this task. Jude asks us to rescue these folks.

LB Jude 1:20-24

20. But you, dear friends, must build up your lives ever more strongly upon the foundation of our holy faith, learning to pray in the power and strength of the Holy Spirit. 21. Stay always within the boundaries where God’s love can reach and bless you. Wait patiently for the eternal life that our Lord Jesus Christ in his mercy is going to give you. 22. Try to help those who argue against you. Be merciful to those who doubt. 23. Save some by snatching them as from the very flames of hell itself. And as for others, help them to find the Lord by being kind to them, but be careful that you yourselves aren’t pulled along into their sins. Hate every trace of their sin while being merciful to them as sinners. 24. And now–all glory to him who alone is God, who saves us through Jesus Christ our Lord; yes, splendor and majesty, all power and authority are his from the beginning; his they are and his they evermore shall be. And he is able to keep you from slipping and falling away, and to bring you, sinless and perfect, into his glorious presence with mighty shouts of everlasting joy. Amen. Jude

2 Peter 2 is a sister passage to Jude 1. Lets look at what Peter says about this rescue.

LB 2 Peter 2:3-13

3. These teachers in their greed will tell you anything to get hold of your money. But God condemned them long ago and their destruction is on the way.  4. For God did not spare even the angels who sinned, but threw them into hell, chained in gloomy caves and darkness until the judgment day. 5. And he did not spare any of the people who lived in ancient times before the flood except Noah, the one man who spoke up for God, and his family of seven. At that time God completely destroyed the whole world of ungodly men with the vast flood. 6. Later, he turned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into heaps of ashes and blotted them off the face of the earth, making them an example for all the ungodly in the future to look back upon and fear. 7. But at the same time the Lord rescued Lot out of Sodom because he was a good man, sick of the terrible wickedness he saw everywhere around him day after day. 9. So also the Lord can rescue you and me from the temptations that surround us, and continue to punish the ungodly until the day of final judgment comes. 10. He is especially hard on those who follow their own evil, lustful thoughts, and those who are proud and willful, daring even to scoff at the Glorious Ones without so much as trembling, 11. although the angels in heaven who stand in the very presence of the Lord, and are far greater in power and strength than these false teachers, never speak out disrespectfully against these evil Mighty Ones. 12. But false teachers are fools–no better than animals. They do whatever they feel like; born only to be caught and killed, they laugh at the terrifying powers of the underworld which they know so little about; and they will be destroyed along with all the demons and powers of hell. 13. That is the pay these teachers will have for their sin. For they live in evil pleasures day after day. They are a disgrace and a stain among you, deceiving you by living in foul sin on the side while they join your love feasts as though they were honest men.

So God has these false teachers leading his Babylonian church to see who he can rescue from it. The church is like a voluntary internment camp. So long as we continue to attend we voluntarily place ourselves in jail and under the wrath of God. The lord will “continue to punish the ungodly until the day of final judgment comes.” If however we do what our Bibles ask of us, turning from sin and seeking God with all our hearts the Holy Spirit reveals the deception to us and leads us out to freedom and we can become the beheaded saints of Rev 20.

NIV Rev 20:4Then I saw thrones, and the people sitting on them had been given the authority to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their testimony about Jesus and for proclaiming the word of God. They had not worshiped the beast or his statue, nor accepted his mark on their forehead or their hands. They all came to life again, and they reigned with Christ for a thousand years.

Ez 7-9 does not talk about an assembly, but it talks about these same events. It does mention a mark that is given to those who mourn for the sins of the assembly. These folks are not struck down by the sword. It also notes that the survivors flee to the wilderness moaning and weeping for their sins.

Ez 7:16 The survivors who escape to the mountains will moan like doves, weeping for their sins.

This fleeing to the wilderness is the way the bible refers to our coming out of Babylon, the harlot church. The wilderness is where we are to prepare the way for the Lord.

NLT Luke 3:4 Isaiah had spoken of John when he said,  “He is a voice shouting in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord’s coming! Clear the road for him! 5 The valleys will be filled, and the mountains and hills made level. The curves will be straightened, and the rough places made smooth. 6 And then all people will see the salvation sent from God.’”

We are to help God lower the mountains and rise the valleys. We are to help other true seekers to come off their Babylonian mountains and find their place in the wilderness get people off the mountains of organized religion.

Dear God,

Please forgive our sins and deliver us from our worldliness. Help us to truly worship you in spirit and in truth. Help us to embrace this rescue operation, to point people to you and to the truth, to call the sacred assembly praying you would spare your people, not let them continue to be ruled by the heathen, for they belong to you. Please don’t let them be disgraced by the taunts of the heathen. Help us to example Ezekiel’s Exile, to snatch some out of the very flames of Hell so the Lord can rescue them from temptation. In Jesus Mighty Name We Pray, Amen.

Glenn

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P.S. Take a look at the full passages Joel 1-3. There is much here to give us God’s perspective on this time of his wrath.

LB Joel 1

1. This message came from the Lord to Joel, son of Pethuel:

2. Listen, you aged men of Israel! Everyone, listen! In all your lifetime, yes, in all your history, have you ever heard of such a thing as I am going to tell you?

3. In years to come, tell your children about it; pass the awful story down from generation to generation.

4. After the cutter-locusts[demon preachers keep folks from the vine- prosperity preachers] finish eating your crops, the swarmer-locusts will take what’s left! [the wolves] After them will come the hopper-$ locusts! And then the stripper-locusts, too!

5. Wake up and weep, you drunkards, for all the grapes are ruined and all your wine is gone!

6. A vast army of locusts covers the land. It is a terrible army too numerous to count, with teeth as sharp as those of lions!

7. They have ruined my vines and stripped the bark from the fig trees, leaving trunks and branches white and bare.

8. Weep with sorrow, as a virgin weeps whose fianc`ea is dead.

9. Gone are the offerings of grain and wine to bring to the Temple of the Lord[this priesthood has destroyed the lives of their followers making them impure and unholy, destroying the daily sacrifice – the seekers offering his life as a living holy sacrifice]; the priests are starving. Hear the crying of these ministers of God.

10. The fields are bare of crops[there is no fruit in these churches]. Sorrow and sadness are everywhere. The grain, the grapes, the olive oil are gone.

11. Well may you farmers stand so shocked and stricken; well may you vinedressers weep. Weep for the wheat and the barley too, for they are gone.

12. The grapevines are dead; the fig trees are dying; the pomegranates wither; the apples shrivel on the trees; all joy has withered with them.

13. O priests, robe yourselves in sackcloth. O ministers of my God, lie all night before the altar, weeping. For there are no more offerings of grain and wine for you.

14. Announce a fast; call a solemn meeting. Gather the elders and all the people into the Temple of the Lord your God, and weep before him there.

15. Alas, this terrible day of punishment is on the way. Destruction from the Almighty is almost here!

16. Our food will disappear before our eyes; all joy and gladness will be ended in the Temple of our God.

17. The seed rots in the ground; the barns and granaries are empty; the grain has dried up in the fields.

18. The cattle groan with hunger; the herds stand perplexed for there is no pasture for them; the sheep bleat in misery.

19. Lord, help us! For the heat has withered the pastures and burned up all the trees.

20. Even the wild animals cry to you for help, for there is no water for them. The creeks are dry and the pastures are scorched.

LB Joel 2

1. Sound the alarm in Jerusalem! Let the blast of the warning trumpet be heard upon my holy mountain! Let everyone tremble in fear, for the day of the Lord’s judgment approaches.

2. It is a day of darkness and gloom, of black clouds and thick darkness. What a mighty army! It covers the mountains like night! How great, how powerful these “people” are! The likes of them have not been seen before, and never will again throughout the generations of the world!

3. Fire goes before them and follows them on every side! Ahead of them the land lies fair as Eden’s Garden in all its beauty, but they destroy it to the ground; not one thing escapes.

4. They look like tiny horses, and they run as fast.

5. Look at them leaping along the tops of the mountain! Listen to the noise they make, like the rumbling of chariots, or the roar of fire sweeping across a field, and like a mighty army moving into battle.

6. Fear grips the waiting people; their faces grow pale with fright.

7. These “soldiers” charge like infantry; they scale the walls like picked and trained commandos. Straight forward they march, never breaking ranks.

8. They never crowd each other. Each is right in place. No weapon can stop them.

9. They swarm upon the city; they run upon the walls; they climb up into the houses, coming like thieves through the windows.

10. The earth quakes before them and the heavens tremble. The sun and moon are obscured and the stars are hid.

11. The Lord leads them with a shout. This is his mighty army and they follow his orders. The day of the judgment of the Lord is an awesome, terrible thing. Who can endure it?

12. That is why the Lord says, “Turn to me now, while there is time. Give me all your hearts. Come with fasting, weeping, mourning.

13. Let your remorse tear at your hearts and not your garments.” Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and merciful. He is not easily angered; he is full of kindness, and anxious not to punish you.

14. Who knows? Perhaps even yet he will decide to let you alone and give you a blessing instead of his terrible curse. Perhaps he will give you so much that you can offer your grain and wine to the Lord as before!

15. Sound the trumpet in Zion! Call a fast and gather all the people together for a solemn meeting.

16. Bring everyone–the elders, the children, and even the babies. Call the bridegroom from his quarters and the bride from her privacy.

17. The priests, the ministers of God, will stand between the people[porch- where the Gentiles trample for 1260 years] and the altar[the believers living as a Holy sacrifice], weeping; and they will pray, “Spare your people, O our God; don’t let the heathen rule them, for they belong to you. Don’t let them be disgraced by the taunts of the heathen who say, `Where is this God of theirs? How weak and helpless he must be!”’

18. Then the Lord will pity his people and be indignant for the honor of his land!

19. He will reply, “See, I am sending you much corn and wine and oil, to fully satisfy your need. No longer will I make you a laughingstock among the nations.

20. I will remove these armies from the north and send them far away; I will turn them back into the parched wastelands where they will die; half shall be driven into the Dead Sea and the rest into the Mediterranean, and then their rotting stench will rise upon the land. The Lord has done a mighty miracle for you.”

21. Fear not, my people; be glad now and rejoice, for he has done amazing things for you.

22. “Let the flocks and herds forget their hunger; the pastures will turn green again. The trees will bear their fruit; the fig trees and grape vines will flourish once more.

23. “Rejoice, O people of Jerusalem, rejoice in the Lord your God! For the rains he sends are tokens of forgiveness. Once more the autumn rains will come, as well as those of spring.

24. The threshing floors will pile high again with wheat, and the presses overflow with olive oil and wine.

25. And I will give you back the crops the locusts ate!–my great destroying army that I sent against you.

26. Once again you will have all the food you want.“Praise the Lord, who does these miracles for you. Never again will my people experience disaster such as this.

27. And you will know that I am here among my people Israel, and that I alone am the Lord, your God. And my people shall never again be dealt a blow like this.

28. “After I have poured out my rains again, I will pour out my Spirit upon all of you! Your sons and daughters will prophesy; your old men will dream dreams, and your young men see visions.

29. And I will pour out my Spirit even on your slaves, men and women alike,

30. and put strange symbols in the earth and sky–blood and fire and pillars of smoke.

31. “The sun will be turned into darkness and the moon to blood before the great and terrible Day of the Lord shall come.

32. “Everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved; even in Jerusalem some will escape, just as the Lord has promised, for he has chosen some to survive.

LB Joel 3

1. “At that time, when I restore the prosperity of Judah and Jerusalem,” says the Lord,

2. ``I will gather the armies of the world into the `Valley Where Jehovah Judges’ and punish them there for harming my people, for scattering my inheritance among the nations and dividing up my land.

3. “They divided up my people as their slaves; they traded a young lad for a prostitute, and a little girl for wine enough to get drunk.

4. Tyre and Sidon, don’t you try to interfere! Are you trying to take revenge on me, you cities of Philistia? Beware, for I will strike back swiftly, and return the harm to your own heads.

5. “You have taken my silver and gold and all my precious treasures and carried them off to your heathen temples.

6. You have sold the people of Judah and Jerusalem to the Greeks, who took them far from their own land.

7. But I will bring them back again from all these places you have sold them to, and I will pay you back for all that you have done.

8. I will sell your sons and daughters to the people of Judah and they will sell them to the Sabeans far away. This is a promise from the Lord.”

9. Announce this far and wide: Get ready for war! Conscript your best soldiers; collect all your armies.

10. Melt your plowshares into swords and beat your pruning hooks into spears. Let the weak be strong.

11. Gather together and come, all nations everywhere. And now, O Lord, bring down your warriors!

12. Collect the nations; bring them to the Valley of Jehoshaphat, for there I will sit to pronounce judgment on them all.

13. Now let the sickle do its work; the harvest is ripe and waiting. Tread the winepress, for it is full to overflowing with the wickedness of these men.

14. Multitudes, multitudes waiting in the valley for the verdict of their doom! For the Day of the Lord is near, in the Valley of Judgment.

15. The sun and moon will be darkened and the stars withdraw their light.

16. The Lord shouts from his Temple in Jerusalem and the earth and sky begin to shake. But to his people Israel, the Lord will be very gentle. He is their Refuge and Strength.

17. “Then you shall know at last that I am the Lord your God in Zion, my holy mountain. Jerusalem shall be mine forever; the time will come when no foreign armies will pass through her any more.

18. “Sweet wine will drip from the mountains, and the hills shall flow with milk. Water will fill the dry stream beds of Judah, and a fountain will burst forth from the Temple of the Lord to water Acacia Valley.

19. Egypt will be destroyed, and Edom too, because of their violence against the Jews, for they killed innocent people in those nations.

20. “But Israel will prosper forever, and Jerusalem will thrive as generations pass.

21. For I will avenge the blood of my people; I will not clear their oppressors of guilt. For my home is in Jerusalem with my people.”

Ezekiel’s Exile

LB Eziekel 12: 1. Again a message came to me from the Lord:

2. “Son of dust,” he said, “you live among rebels who could know the truth if they wanted to, but they don’t want to; they could hear me if they would listen, but they won’t,

3. for they are rebels. So now put on a demonstration, to show them what being exiled will be like. Pack whatever you can carry on your back and leave your home–go somewhere else. Go in the daylight so they can see, for perhaps even yet they will consider what this means, even though they are such rebels.

4. Bring your baggage outside your house during the daylight so they can watch. Then leave the house at night, just as captives do when they begin their long march to distant lands.

5. Dig a tunnel through the city wall while they are observing and carry your possessions out through the hole.

6. As they watch, lift your pack to your shoulders and walk away into the night; muffle your face and don’t gaze around. All this is a sign to the people of Israel of the evil that will come upon Jerusalem.”

7. So I did as I was told. I brought my pack outside in the daylight–all I could take into exile–and in the evening I dug through the wall with my hands. I went out into the darkness with my pack on my shoulder while the people looked on.

8. The next morning this message came to me from the Lord:

9. “Son of dust, these rebels, the people of Israel, have asked what all this means.

10. Tell them the Lord God says it is a message to King Zedekiah in Jerusalem and to all the people of Israel.

11. Explain that what you did was a demonstration of what is going to happen to them, for they shall be driven out of their homes and sent away into exile.

12. “Even King Zedekiah shall go out at night through a hole in the wall, taking only what he can carry with him, with muffled face, for he won’t be able to see.

13. I will capture him in my net and bring him to Babylon, the land of the Chaldeans; but he shall not see it, and he shall die there.

14. I will scatter his servants and guards to the four winds and send the sword after them.

15. And when I scatter them among the nations, then they shall know I am the Lord.

16. But I will spare a few of them from death by war and famine and disease. I will save them to confess to the nations how wicked they have been, and they shall know I am the Lord.”

17. Then this message came to me from the Lord:

18. “Son of dust, tremble as you eat your meals; ration out your water as though it were your last,

19. and say to the people, the Lord God says that the people of Israel and Jerusalem shall ration their food with utmost care and sip their tiny portions of water in utter despair because of all their sins.

20. Your cities shall be destroyed and your farmlands deserted, and you shall know I am the Lord.”

21. Again a message came to me from the Lord:

22. “Son of dust, what is that proverb they quote in Israel–`The days as they pass make liars out of every prophet.’

23. The Lord God says, I will put an end to this proverb and they will soon stop saying it. Give them this one instead: `The time has come for all these prophecies to be fulfilled.’

24. “Then you will see what becomes of all the false predictions of safety and security for Jerusalem.

25. For I am the Lord! What I threaten always happens. There will be no more delays, O rebels of Israel! I will do it in your own lifetime!” says the Lord God.

26. Then this message came:

27. “Son of dust, the people of Israel say, `His visions won’t come true for a long, long time.’

28. Therefore say to them: `The Lord God says, All delay has ended! I will do it now!”’

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