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MARK of the BEAST – 666

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Many people over the past 2000 years have wondered what the MARK of the BEAST is.  In order to understand this little understood subject, we must rely solely on the Scriptures.  The MARK of the BEAST is mentioned in Revelation 13:16-18.

Revelation 13

16And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a MARK in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
17And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the MARK, or the name of the BEAST, or the number of his name.
18Here 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 666.
Before we begin, let’s lay some ground work in order to understand prophecy according to the Scriptures.

2 Peter 1

19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:

20 Knowing this first, that no PROPHECY of the SCRIPTURE is of any PRIVATE INTERPRETATION.

21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of Yahweh spake as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.

Prophecy is not of any private interpretation so therefore we do not need some religious guru to help us understand prophecy.  We simply need to go to the Sciptures and let the Scriptures interpret prophecy for us.

Daniel 12

8 And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my Master, what shall be the end of these things?

9 And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.

10 Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the WISE shall UNDERSTAND.

This tells us that only the WISE will UNDERSTAND prophecy, so let’s find out who the Scriptures say the WISE are.

Proverbs 10

8 The WISE in heart will receive COMMANDMENTS: but a prating fool shall fall.

The Scriptures tell us that those who keep Yahweh’s COMMANDMENTS are the WISE.

Proverbs 13

13 Whoso despiseth the WORD shall be destroyed: but he that fears the COMMANDMENT shall be rewarded.

14 The LAW of the WISE is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.

15 Good UNDERSTANDING giveth favor: but the way of transgressors is hard.

16 Every prudent man deals with KNOWLEDGE: but a fool lays open his folly.

These Sciptures tell us that the WISE fear the COMMANDMENTS and the LAW of Yahweh and they also give both UNDERSTANDING and KNOWLEDGE.

Psalm 111

10 The fear of Yahweh is the beginning of WISDOM: a good UNDERSTANDING have all they that do His COMMANDMENTS: His praise endures for ever.

The Scriptures tell us here that those who fear Yahweh have WISDOM and those that do His COMMANDMENTS have UNDERSTANDING.

Revelation 22

10 And he said unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand.

The Prophet John tells us that prophecy was already being fulfilled in his day and the time was at hand.

Revelation 1

1 The Revelation of Yahshua Messiah, which Elohim gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:

2 Who bare record of the word of Yahweh, and of the testimony of Yahshua Messiah, and of all things that he saw.

3 Blessed is he that reads, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.

Again, John tells that the time was already at hand in his day.

Revelation 12

17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the COMMANDMENTS of Yahweh, and have the testimony of Yahshua Messiah.

John tells us that the dragon a.k.a. the devil is at war with those who keep the COMMANDMENTS of Yahweh and have the testimony of Yahshua.

Revelation 19

10 And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See you do it not: I am your fellowservant, and of your brethren that have the testimony of Yahshua: worship Yahweh: for the Testimony of Yahshua is the Spirit of Prophecy.

The Testimony of Yahshua is the Spirit of Prophecy.

Revelation 13

7 And it was given unto him to make war with the SAINTS, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.

8 And ALL that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

9 If any man have an ear, let him hear.

10 He that leads into captivity shall go into captivity: he that kills with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the PATIENCE and the faith of the SAINTS.

We are told here that the BEAST in Revelation 13 makes war with the SAINTS of Yahweh.

Also, ALL  people on Earth worship this BEAST, except those written in the Book of Life.

The phrase PATIENCE of the SAINTS is mentioned here and will be explained next.

Revelation 14

9 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,

10 The same shall drink of the wine of the WRATH of Yahweh, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:

11 And the smoke of their torment ascends up for ever and ever: and they have no REST day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receives the MARK of his name.

12 Here is the PATIENCE of the SAINTS: here are they that keep the COMMANDMENTS of Yahweh, and the faith of Yahshua.

We are told here that all those who receive the MARK of the BEAST will receive the WRATH of Yahweh.  We are also told what the PATIENCE of the SAINTS is.  It is the keeping of the COMMANDMENTS of Yahweh and the faith of Yahshua.

Revelation 15

And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvellous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of Yahweh.

2 And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the BEAST, and over his image, and over his MARK, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of Yahweh.

3 And they sing the song of Moses the servant of Yahweh, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are your works, Yahweh Elohim Almighty; just and true are your ways, You King of SAINTS.

4 Who shall not fear you, O Yahweh, and glorify your NAME? for you only are holy: for all nations shall come and worship before you; for your judgments are made manifest.

This tells us that the SAINTS get victory over the MARK of the BEAST.

Revelation 16

And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the WRATH of Yahweh upon the earth.

2 And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the MARK of the BEAST, and upon them which worshipped his image.

All those that accept the MARK of the BEAST receive the WRATH of Yahweh and receive noisome and grievous sores.

Revelation 19

17 And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great Yahweh;

18 That you may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great.

19 And I saw the BEAST, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against Him that sat on the horse, and against His army.

20 And the BEAST was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the MARK of the BEAST, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.

21 And the remnant were slain with the sword of Him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of His mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.

The BEAST is going to be completely destroyed at the soon return of the Messiah Yahshua.

All who read this article will be blessed with the truth about this subject.
In order to truly understand what the MARK of the BEAST is we must first understand who the BEAST is.  Once we know who the BEAST is then we will know what his MARK is.  In order to understand Revelation 13, we must first go back to Daniel 7.

Daniel 7:1

In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon Daniel had a dream and visions of his head upon his bed: then he wrote the dream, and told the sum of the matters.

Belshazzar was a 6th century BC prince of Babylon, the son of Nabonidus and the last king of Babylon according to the Book of Daniel in the Hebrew Bible. In Daniel 5 and 8, Belshazzar is the King of Babylon before the advent of the Medes and Persians. Although there is evidence that Belshazzar existed, his famous narrative and its details are only recorded in the Book of Daniel, which tells the story of Belshazzar seeing the writing on the wall.

Belshazzar was the son of Nabonidus, who after ruling only three years, went to the oasis of Tayma and devoted himself to the worship of the moon god Sin. He made Belshazzar co-regent in 553 BC, leaving him in charge of Babylon’s defense. In 540 BC, Nabonidus returned from Tayma, hoping to defend his kingdom from the Persians who were planning to advance on Babylon. Belshazzar was positioned in the city of Babylon to hold the capital, while Nabonidus marched his troops north to meet Cyrus. On October 10, 539 BC, Nabonidus surrendered and fled from Cyrus. Two days later the Persian armies overthrew the city of Babylon.

Daniel 7:2

Daniel spake and said, I saw in my vision by night, and, behold, the four winds of the heaven strove upon the Great Sea.

The Great Sea or Mediterranean Sea is a sea connected to the Atlantic Ocean surrounded by the Mediterranean region and almost completely enclosed by land: on the north by Europe, on the south by Africa, and on the east by Asia Minor.

The term Mediterranean derives from the Latin word mediterraneus, meaning “in the middle of earth” or “between lands”: as it is between the continents of Africa, Asia and Europe.

The Mediterranean Sea has historically had several names.

For example the Romans commonly called it Mare Nostrum (Latin, “Our Sea”).

In the Bible, it was primarily known as HaYam HaGadol or The Great Sea, (Num. 34:6,7; Josh. 1:4, 9:1, 15:47; Ezek. 47:10,15,20:Daniel 7:2.

Daniel 7:3-4

3 And FOUR great BEASTS came up from the SEA, diverse one from another.

4 The FIRST was like a LION, and had EAGLE’S wings: I beheld till the wings thereof were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth, and made stand upon the feet as a man, and a man’s heart was given to it.

Jeremiah 50

17 Israel is a scattered sheep; the LIONS have driven him away: first the king of Assyria hath devoured him; and last this Nebuchadrezzar king of BABYLON hath broken his bones.

Deuteronomy 28

49 Yahweh shall bring a nation(Babylon) against you from far, from the end of the earth, as swift as the EAGLE flies; a nation whose tongue you shall not understand.

So now from Scripture we know who was the first LION beast with EAGLE’S wings.

The Babylonian Empire ruled from the GREAT SEA and Palestine to Syria to Mesopotamia and to the Persian gulf from 604 B.C. – 539 B.C.

 

Daniel 7:5

And behold another SECOND BEAST, like to a BEAR, and it RAISED ITSELF UP ON ONE SIDE, and it had THREE RIBS in the mouth of it between the teeth of it: and they said thus unto it, Arise, devour much flesh.

The Medo-Persian Empire was made up of the Medes and the Persians, but the Persians were much stronger, so the bear “raised itself up on one side.”

The medo-Persian Empire is compared to a bear because the number one way of attack for the Persian brown bear is to attack the HEAD.  According to Daniel, the Babylonian kingdom was the HEAD of gold to be attacked.

Daniel 2:38

And wheresoever the children of men dwell, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the heaven hath he given into your hand, and has made you ruler over them all. You(babylon) are this HEAD of gold.

The Medo-Persian Empire conquered the Babylonian Empire in 539 B.C.

The THREE RIBS represent the three kingdoms that the Medo-Persian Empire conquered:

1)  Lydia

2)  Babylonia

3)  Egypt

The Medo-Persian Empire ruled from 538 B.C. – 330 B.C.  It stretched from the GREAT SEA and Egypt to Palestine to Syria and Asia Minor to Mesopotamia to Persia.

Daniel 7:6

 After this I beheld, and another, like a LEOPARD, which had upon the back of it FOUR WINGS of a fowl; the BEAST had also FOUR HEADS; and dominion was given to it.

The Grecian Empire led by Alexander the Great conquered the Medo-Persian Empire in 330 B.C.

The Greek Empire stretched from the GREAT SEA from Egypt to Palestine to Syria to Asia Minor to Greece to Mesopotamia to Persia to India.

The symbol of the LEOPARD with FOUR WINGS is used because of the great speed at which the Grecian Empire conquered the world.  It took Alexander the Great just 13 short years to conquer the entire known world.

The cheetah is a spotted feline like the LEOPARD and is the fastest land animal in the world.  It has a top speed of 70mph.

The FOUR HEADS represent the FOUR KINGDOMS that the Grecian Empire divided into after Alexander the Great’s death in 323 B.C.

1)  Cassander – Macedonia & Thrace

2)  Lysimachus – Asia Minor

3)  Seleucus – Syria & Mesopotamia & India

4)  Ptolemy – Egypt & Palestine

The Greek Empire ruled from 330 B.C. – 30 B.C.

 

Daniel 7:7

After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a FOURTH BEAST, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had TEN HORNS.

In 30 B.C., the Roman Empire finally conquered Egypt and the last Ptolemy, Cleopatra.  Egypt was the last of the FOUR HEADS of the Grecian Empire to be conquered by Rome.  The Roman Empire ruled the entire GREAT SEA area.

The Roman Empire ruled supreme from 30 B.C. until 476 A.D.  In 476 A.D. the Roman Empire was invaded and conquered by barbarian tribes.  The Roman Empire divided into TEN KINGDOMS which are the TEN HORNS.

TEN HORNS = TEN KINGDOMS

1)  ANGLO-SAXONS (Later became the British Empire)

2)  FRANKS (Later became the French Empire)

3)  SUEVI (Later became the Portuguese Empire))

4)  VISIGOTHS (Later became the Spanish Empire))

5)  BURGUNDIANS (Later became Switzerland)

6)  LOMBARDS (Later became the Italian Empire)

7)  EAST ROMAN EMPIRE (Later became the Byzantine Empire and later still the Russian Empire)

8)  OSTROGOTHS – PLUCKED UP

9)  HERULI – PLUCKED UP

10) VANDALS – PLUCKED UP

These empires went on to conquer the globe.  The British Empire conquered 25% of the Earth and it was said, “The Sun never sets on the British Empire.”  The French Empire at one time controlled half of North America, half of Africa, 25% of Europe, India, S.E. Asia, Madagascar, as well as other areas.  The Portuguese Empire took half of South America, parts of Africa, as well as other small colonies.  The Spanish Empire conquered half of North America, half of South America, parts of Africa, and some islands in the Pacific.  The Italian Empire took North Africa and other parts of Africa.  The Byzantine Empire controlled the former Eastern Roman Empire and later the throne transfered to Russia when the Muslims took Byzantium.  The Russian Empire controlled N.E. Europe and half of Asia.  Switzerland never became an imperialist nation and so it only remained in Switzerland.  The Ostrogoths, Heruli, and the Vandals were destroyed and uprooted.

Daniel 7:8

I considered the HORNS, and, behold, there came up among them another LITTLE HORN, before whom there were THREE of the first HORNS plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things.

The THREE HORNS or THREE KINGDOMS that were plucked up by the roots are the Ostrogoths, Heruli, & Vandals.

The remaining SEVEN HORNS went on to conquer the globe.

The LITTLE HORN that came up among the TEN HORNS is the Pope and the Papacy.

Daniel 7:9-10

9 I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of His head like the pure wool: His throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire.

10 A fiery stream issued and came forth from before Him: thousand thousands ministered unto Him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened.

This happens at the second coming which is soon to occur in our lifetime.

Notice the first phrase about the thrones being cast down.  This was fulfilled during the time in history known as the Age of Revolution.  The Age of Revolution is the period from approximately 1775 to 1848 in which a number of significant revolutionary movements occurred on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean in Europe and the Americas,

Daniel 7:11

 I beheld then because of the voice of the great words which the horn spake: I beheld even till the beast was slain, and his body destroyed, and given to the burning flame.

This is a prophecy of the future final destruction of the Pope and the Roman Church.

 

Daniel 7:12

As concerning the rest of the beasts, they had their dominion taken away: yet their lives were prolonged for a season and time.

Again this is speaking of the Age of Revolution when the monarchies were put down, but the 7 remaining horns remain now as democracies and republics.

Daniel 7

13I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him.
14And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.

This speaks of the soon coming fulfillment of the return of the Messiah and the setting up of the Millenial Kingdom here on Earth.

Daniel 7:15-16

15 I Daniel was grieved in my spirit in the midst of my body, and the visions of my head troubled me.

16 I came near unto one of them that stood by, and asked him the truth of all this. So he told me, and made me know the interpretation of the things.

This is Daniel talking with angel to gain more understanding.

Daniel 7:17-18

17 These great BEASTS, which are FOUR, are FOUR KINGS, which shall arise out of the earth.

18 But the saints of the most High shall take the kingdom, and possess the kingdom for ever, even for ever and ever.

We already know who these 4 Kingdoms are:  Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, and Rome which divided into 10 and 7 of these divisions are still with us today.  But the saints of the most High will take the kingdom when Yahshua retuns in the next few years.

Daniel 7:19-20

19 Then I would know the truth of the fourth beast, which was diverse from all the others, exceeding dreadful, whose teeth were of iron, and his nails of brass; which devoured, brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with his feet;

20 And of the ten horns that were in his head, and of the other which came up, and before whom three fell; even of that horn that had eyes, and a mouth that spake very great things, whose look was more stout than his fellows.

These verses speak of the Roman Empire and its later division into 10 and the Little Horn ie. the Pope and his kingdom.  He had a look more stout than his fellow kings in that he was not a secular king, but a religious king.  During the Holy Roman Empire, which we will discuss shortly, the Pope was more powerful than his other fellow kings.

Daniel 7:21-22

21 I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them;

22 Until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the saints of the most High; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom.

Those verses speak about the Pope and the Roman Church persecution of Yahweh’s true believers or saints.  If someone didn’t obey the dictates of the Roman Church they could be persecuted, have their property confiscated, tortured, or even killed.  Fox’s Book of Martyrs by John Foxe gives some information about this.  Also, you can study about the Spanish Inquisitions and the Dark Ages as well.

Daniel 7:23-25

23 Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.

24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.

25 And he shall SPEAK GREAT WORDS AGAINST THE MOST HIGH, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to CHANGE TIMES AND LAWS: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.

1)  The Roman Catholic Church has removed the Second Commandment – Thou Shall Not Have Any Graven Idols

2)  The Roman Catholic Church has changed the Sabbath to Sunday.

3)  The Roman Church does not keep any Biblical Feast Days, but keeps Babylonian Holidays instead such as Christmas, Easter, & Sunday.

4)  The Pope claims to be the Antichrist, ie. The Vicar of the Son of God.

5)  The Pope and the Roman Priests claim to be able to forgive sins.  Only Yahweh can forgive sins.

6)  The Pope claims to be able to change Yahweh’s Laws.  Yahweh tells us in Deuteronomy not to add or take away from His laws.

All of these things are the Pope claiming he has the power to change Yahweh’s Appointed Feasts and Laws.  Which is exactly what Daniel says he would do, “think to CHANGE TIMES AND LAWS.”  The three and a half times are 3.5×360=1260 prophetic days which are 1260 years.  This is the time period from 538 A.D. until 1798 A.D. when Napoleon ended the Pope and the Papacy.

Ezekiel 4 is where we find out that each day represents a year.

4 Lie thou also upon thy left side, and lay the iniquity of the house of Israel upon it: according to the number of the DAYS that thou shalt lie upon it thou shalt bear their iniquity.

5 For I have laid upon thee the YEARS of their iniquity, according to the number of the DAYS, three hundred and ninety days: so shalt thou bear the iniquity of the house of Israel.

6 And when thou hast accomplished them, lie again on thy right side, and thou shalt bear the iniquity of the house of Judah forty DAYS: I have appointed thee each DAY for a YEAR.

Daniel 7:26-28

26 But the judgment shall sit, and they shall take away his dominion, to consume and to destroy it unto the end.

27 And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him.

28 Hitherto is the end of the matter. As for me Daniel, my cogitations much troubled me, and my countenance changed in me: but I kept the matter in my heart.

Yahweh reminds us here that the kingdom will soon be taken away from Rome and its Roman Church and given to the saints of the most High.

Revelation 13:1-2

Revelation 13

1 And I stood upon the sand of the SEA, and saw a BEAST rise up out of the SEA, having SEVEN HEADS and TEN HORNS, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.

2 And the BEAST which I saw was like unto a LEOPARD, and his feet were as the feet of a BEAR, and his mouth as the mouth of a LION: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.

Here we have the Prophet John picking up and confirming what the Prophet Daniel was saying about the Roman beast rising up out of the Great Sea and having 10 horns.  he adds a new element by telling us that Rome also has 7 heads.  in Revelation 17 we find out that the 7 heads are 7 mountains on which Rome sits.  Rome is know as the City of Seven Hills.  There are also 7 kings that represent the 7 heads.  We are told that Babylon was 1 head and Greece was 4 heads for a total of 5 heads. Then later we are told that Rome is the 6th head and that there would be a seventh head.

SEVEN HEADS

1)  Babylon is the first HEAD.  Daniel2:38  “…Thou art this HEAD of gold.”

2)  Greece is the next 4 HEADS.  Daniel 7:6 “…the beast had also four HEADS…”

3)  Rome is the 6th HEAD.  Revelation 17:9-10 “The seven HEADSare seven MOUNTAINS…  AND there are seven KINGS: five are fallen(Babylon & Greece), and one is(Rome)…”

Daniel 7:20  “And of the ten horns that were in his HEAD…”  Remember Rome had the 10 horns and now we are told that they were in his HEAD.

Revelation 13:3-4

3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.

4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?

The head that was wounded to death and then healed was the Roman Empire that divided into 10 separate kingdoms in 476 A.D.  By obeying the false religious system of Rome and its false religious worship system you are worshipping the Dragon a.k.a. Devil a.k.a. Satan.

Revelation 13:5-10

5 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.

6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against Yahweh, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.

7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.

8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

9 If any man have an ear, let him hear.

10 He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.

1)  The Pope speaks blasphemies when he puts himself in the place of Yahweh by changing the appointed times and laws of Yahweh and forgiving sins.

2)  42 months = 42×30=1260 prophetic days = 1260 years from 538 A.D.-1798 A.D.

3)  During the Dark Ages the Roman Church and the Pope persecuted and killed millions of Bible believing saints.

4)  Both Roman Catholics and her Protestant daughters worship the Pope and the Roman Church by keeping its times and laws instead of worshipping Yahweh by keeping His appointed times and laws.

5)  The Pope was removed from power by the sword and taken into captivity in 1798 A.D. by the French Emperor Napoleon.

Revelation 13:11-12

11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spoke as a dragon.

12 And he exercises all the power of the first beast before him, and causes the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.

1)  After the Roman Empire received the deadly wound in 476 A.D., it slowly began to revive into 2 horns or kingdoms.  One of these kingdoms was known as the Holy Roman Empire, which reigned in Rome from 800 A.D. until 1806 A.D.  The other kingdom was known as the Byzantine Empire, which reigned in Byzantium from 476 A.D. until 1453 A.D.  After 1453 A.D., the kingdom transferred to Russia from 1453 A.D. until 1917 A.D.

2)  These 2 horn kingdoms were like a lamb in that they claimed to be Christian and represent the Lamb on earth, but they spoke as a Dragon because they deceived the world into keeping the Babylonian Holidays of Christmas, Easter, Sunday, etc.

The territory that once belonged to the Roman Empire was now being controlled by the 2 horns or kingdoms of the Holy Roman Empire and the Eastern Orthodox Byzantine Empire.

Revelation 13:13-14

13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,

14 And deceives them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.

1)  The WORD of Yahweh is the FIRE that came down from HEAVEN and the 2 horned beast uses it to deceive people.

Deuteronomy 4:36  Out of HEAVEN he made you to hear his voice, that he might instruct you: and upon earth he showed you his great FIRE; and you heard his WORD out of the midst of the FIRE.

Jeremiah 23:29  Is not my WORD like as a FIRE? says Yahweh…

2)  The image of the beast is the new religious Roman Empire that replaced the old Roman Empire which had the wound by a sword.  The new religious Roman Empire was made up of the Holy Roman Empire in the west and the Eastern Orthodox Byzantine Empire in the east.

Images also called idols were used by the Pagans to worship their gods.  This new religious 2 Horned Beast demanded worship from its subjects and was an image of the former Roman Empire that was brought to an end in 476 A.D. by the barbarian tribes.

Revelation 13:15

15 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.

Both the Holy Roman Empire and the Byzantine Empire forced their doctrines of worship upon the whole world.  Those that did not conform were both persecuted and killed.

Revelation 13:16-18

16 And he causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:

17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

18 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 666.

1)  This 2 horn lamb-like beast has caused the whole world to receive this MARK in the HAND and FOREHEAD.

2)  Only those with the MARK, name of the beast(Rome), or the number of his name(666) can “buy or sell.”

3)  Only those with wisdom and understanding can count the number of the beast.  The number of the beast is a number of a man and his number is 666.

Revelation 13:16

16 And he cause all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a MARK in their right HAND, or in their FOREHEADS:

The first use of the word “MARK” in the Scriptures is:

Genesis 4:15

And Yahweh said unto him, Therefore whosoever slays Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And Yahweh set a MARK upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him.

The Hebrew word for “MARK” is #226 in the Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance and is pronounced “owth.“  It is translated this one time as “MARK” and the rest of the time it is translated something else which has caused confusion.  It is translated as the Engish word “SIGN” 60 times.

When we do a search for both the word “SIGN” and “HAND” we come up with a few scriptures for reference.

Exodus 13:9

And it shall be for a SIGN unto you upon your HAND, and for a memorial between your eyes, that Yahweh’s LAW may be in your mouth: for with a strong hand hath Yahweh brought you out of Egypt.

Now, lets correct the translation with the correct word “MARK” for clarification.  Also, the Hebrew phrase, “between your eyes” means FOREHEAD so we will put this word in as well.

Exodus 13:9

And it shall be for a MARK upon your HAND, and for a memorial on your FOREHEAD, that Yahweh’s LAW may be in your mouth: for with a strong hand hath Yahweh brought you out of Egypt.

MARK of Yahweh vs. MARK of the BEAST

Here is another instance where we find both “SIGN” and “HAND.”

Deuteronomy 6

6 Now these are the commandments, the statutes, and the judgments, which Yahweh commanded to teach you, that you might do them in the land where you go to possess it:

2 That you might fear Yahweh, to keep all his statutes and his commandments, which I command you, and your son, and your son’s son, all the days of your life; and that your days may be prolonged.

3 Hear, O Israel, and observe to do it; that it may be well with you, and that you may increase mightily, as Yahweh of your fathers has promised you, in the land that flows with milk and honey.

4 Hear, O Israel: Yahweh is one Yahweh:

5 And you shall love Yahweh with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might.

6 And these words, which I command you this day, shall be in your heart:

7 And you shall teach them diligently unto your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise up.

8 And you shall bind them for a SIGN(MARK) upon your HAND, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes(FOREHEAD).

Here is another instance where we find both “SIGN” and “HAND.”

Deuteronomy 11

13 And it shall come to pass, if you shall hear diligently unto my commandments which I command you this day, to love Yahweh, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul,

14 That I will give you the rain of your land in his due season, the first rain and the latter rain, that you may gather in your corn, and your wine, and your oil.

15 And I will send grass in your fields for your cattle, that you may eat and be full.

16 Take heed to yourselves, that your heart be not deceived, and you turn aside, and serve other gods, and worship them;

17 And then Yahweh’s wrath be kindled against you, and he shut up the heaven, that there be no rain, and that the land yield not her fruit; and lest you perish quickly from off the good land which Yahweh gives you.

18 Therefore shall you lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a SIGN(MARK) upon your HAND, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes(FOREHEAD).

Revelation 13:17

And that no man might BUY or SELL, save he that had the MARK, or the name of the beast(Rome), or the number of his name(666).

Proverbs 23:23

BUY the truth, and SELL it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.  Who do you know that is in the business of buying and selling Yahweh’s truth?

Matthew 25

25 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.

2 And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.

3 They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:

4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.

5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.

6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.

7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.

8 And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.

9 But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that SELL, and BUY for yourselves.

10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.

11 Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.

12 But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.

13 Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.

Notice the 5 wise virgins told the 5 foolish virgins to go to those who SELL oil and BUY it.  We are not talking about real oil here, but rather this is spiritual oil that can only be found at a spiritual store ie. a church, synagogue, etc.  Those who “BUY and SELL” are the priests, preachers, and rabbis.

Revelation 13:18

Here is WISDOM. Let him that hath UNDERSTANDING count the number of the beast(Rome): for it is the number of a man; and his number is 666.

Psalm 111:10

The fear of Yahweh is the beginning of WISDOM: a good UNDERSTANDING have all they that do his commandments: his praise endures forever.

According to Scripture, the WISE are those who fear Yahweh and those with UNDERSTANDING are those that keep His Commandments.

The Saints are the ones who keep the Commandments of Yahweh.

 

We know the beast is Rome and the Holy Roman Empire.

We know the number of the beast is 666.

But what is the number of a man that is also 666?

ROMULUS was the first king of Rome and it was after him that the city of Rome and later the Roman Empire was named. The Greek name for Romulus was LATEINOS.

In Greek the name Lateinos works out as follows:

L
A
T
E
I
N
O
S
30
1
300
5
10
50
70
200
Total 666

On pages 269 – 270 in the book, THE TWO BABYLONS, Alexander Hislop writes:

“The name Lateinos has been generally accepted by Protestant writers as having many elements of probability to recommend it. But yet there has been always found a certain deficiency, and it has been felt that something was wanting to put it beyond all possibility of doubt. Now, looking at the subject from the Babylonian point of view, we shall find both the name and the number of the beast brought home to us in such a way as leaves nothing to be desired on the point of evidence. Osiris, or Nimrod, whom the Pope represents, was called by many different titles, and therefore, as Wilkinson remarks, he was much in the same position as his wife, who was called Myrionymus, the goddess with ‘ten thousand names.’ Among these innumerable names, how shall we ascertain the name at which the Spirit of God points in the enigmatical language that speaks of the name of the beast, and the number of his name? If we know the Apocalyptic name of the system, that will lead us to the head of the system. The name of the system is ‘Mystery’ (Rev.17.5). Here, then, we have the key that at once unlocks the enigma. We have now only to inquire what was the name by which Nimrod was known as the god of the Chaldean Mysteries. That name was SATURN. Saturn and Mystery are both Chaldean words, and they are correlative terms. As ‘mystery’ signifies the Hidden system, so Saturn signifies the Hidden god. To those who were initiated the god was revealed; to all else he was hidden. Now the name Saturn in Chaldea  is pronounced Satur; but, as every Chaldee scholar knows, consists only of four letters, thus – STUR.

This name Stur contains exactly the Apocalyptic number 666:

S
T
U
R
= 60
= 400
= 6
= 200666

Also, the Hebrew spelling for Saturn also equals exactly 666.

Going even further in the direction that the numerical values contained in the titles of Rome’s civil and religious leaders add up to 666, we find that the Pope bears in his triple crown the words VICARIUS FILII DEI. This title also adds up to 666:

V
I
C
A
R
I
U
S
= 5
= 1
= 100
= 0
= 0
= 1
= 5
= 0
F
I
L
I
I
= 0
= 1
= 50
= 1
= 1
D
E
I
= 500
= 0
= 1
Totals

112

+

53

+

501

= 666

Writing on this subject in his book, NUMBERS IN SCRIPTURE, the author E. W. Bullinger has this to say on pages 284 – 286:

“It is remarkable that the Romans did not use all the letters of their alphabet as did the Hebrews and Greeks. They used only six letters, D, C, L, X, V and I. And it is still more remarkable, and perhaps significant, that the sum of these amounts to 666:-

D
C
L
X
V
I
= 500
= 100
= 50
= 10
= 5
= 1
Total                                                                     666

The numeric equivalents of Hebrew letters can be found in the Encyclopedia Britannica under “Languages of the World”, Table 50.  Both the Greeks and Hebrews used letters for their numbering system.

ROMIITH

means the Roman Kingdom

ROMITI

means the Roman Man

R= 200 resh R= 200 resh
O= 6 waw (vav) O= 6 waw (vav)
M= 40 mem M= 40 mem
I= 10 yod I= 10 yod
I= 10 yod T= 400 taw
TH= 400 taw I= 10 yod
————– ———-
666 666

In conclusion, by the faithful interpretation of the Scriptures one can discover who the BEAST(Rome) is and also what his MARK(Times & Laws) is.  The world today have both the Roman Empire and the Roman Church to thank for our modern day calendar.  Julius Caesar of the Roman Empire gave us the Julian calendar which was in use from the 1st century B.C. until the 16th century A.D.  In the 1500′s, Pope Gregory of the Roman Church gave us the current Gregorian calendar which the world uses today.  Instead of using the Creator Yahweh’s calendar found in the Scriptures, we use the Roman calendar which includes the names of Pagan gods for the names of the days of the week and for the names of the months of the year.  This calendar also contains the Babylonian Holidays such as Sunday, Easter, Christmas, etc.  Instead of following Yahweh and His Appointed Holy Days, the world follows the Roman Beast and its pagan holidays.

May Yahweh bless you in your faith and understanding!  John VonDrashek

Hanukkah is connected to Mithra/Shamash and the Winter Solstice

shamash

To everyone concerned, please let me apologize upfront if I hurt anyone’s feelings with the following information. My intent is not to hurt, but to simply inform. Please take the time to read all the information before jumping to any conclusions. I am simply a messenger trying to convey the Truth.

Antiochus IV Epiphanes ‘God Manifest’ c. 215 BC – 164 BC) ruled the Seleucid Empire from 175 BC until his death in 164 BC. His original name was Mithridates(Named after Mithra); he assumed the name Antiochus after he ascended the throne.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antiochus_IV_Epiphanes

Royal names incorporating Mithra’s (e.g., “Mithradates”) appear in the dynasties of Syria, Parthia, Armenia, Anatolia, Pontus and Cappadocia. Pagan royalty named themselves after the gods they worshipped.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mithra

Mithra’s holiday was celebrated on December 25th or December 26th depending on the day of the winter solstice.
Vermaseren, M. J.. The Excavations in the Mithraeum of the Church of Santa Pricsa in Rome. Brill. pp. 238–. Retrieved 3 April 2011. “One should bear in mind that the Mithraic New Year began on Natalis Invicti, the birthday of their invincible god, i.e. December 25th, when the new light …… appears from the vault of heaven.”

In modern times the winter solstice can fall on either December 21st or December 22nd.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_solstice

1 Maccabees 1
54 On the 15th day of the month of Kislev in the year 145(Seleucid Era),King Antiochus set up the Awful Horror on the altar of the Temple, and pagan altars were built in the towns throughout Judea.
http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1 Maccabees+1&version=GNT

The year 145 of the Seleucid Era corresponds to October 168 B.C.E.-September 167 B.C.E.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seleucid_era

1 Maccabees 1
59 On the 25th day of Kislev, these same evil people offered sacrifices on the pagan altar erected on top of the altar in the Temple.
http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1 Maccabees+1&version=GNT

In 168 B.C.E. the new moon of Kislev fell on December 1st and the 25th day of Kislev fell on December 25th ie. Mithra’s holiday when Antiochus Epiphanes sacrificed a swine in the Temple of Yahweh.
http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/phase/phases-0199.html

The book of Maccabees ADMITS that the first day of Hanukkah is on the EXACT SAME DAY as Antiochus Epiphanes kept Mithra’s holiday and sacrificed swine in the Temple of Yahweh. The only difference is that the lunar calendar does not always fall on the same day of the solar year.
1 Maccabees 4 :52-54

1 Maccabees 4
52-54 The 25th day of the ninth month, the month of Kislev, in the year 148(Seleucid Era) was THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE DAY THE GENTILES DESECRATED THE ALTAR. On that day a sacrifice was offered on the new altar in accordance with the Law of Moses. The new altar was dedicated and hymns were sung to the accompaniment of harps, lutes, and cymbals. 55 All the people bowed down with their faces to the ground and worshiped and praised the Lord for giving them victory.
http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1 Maccabees+4&version=GNT

In Zoroastrian/Iranian tradition, Mithra became the divinity of the Sun. How, when or why this occurred is uncertain, but is attributed to a conflation with the Babylonian SHAMASH, who – in addition to being a Sun god – was a judicial figure like Mithra.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mithra

Shamash was a native Mesopotamian deity and the sun god in the Akkadian, Assyrian, Canaanite, Hebrew, and Babylonian pantheons. Shamash was the god of justice in Babylonia and Assyria.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shamash

The Hanukkah festival is observed by the kindling of the lights of a unique candelabrum, the nine-branched Hanukiah, one additional light on each night of the holiday, progressing to 8 on the final night. The typical Hanukiah consists of eight branches with an additional RAISED branch in the middle. The extra light is called the SHAMASH and is GIVEN A DISTINCT LOCATION, usually ABOVE the rest. The SHAMASH sun god candle is elevated above all the others.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanukkah

In conclusion, the 25th of Kislev fell on December 25th in the year 168 B.C.E. when Antiochus Epiphanes aka. Mithradates worshipped Mithra aka. SHAMASH.

Sadly, today most Jews and Messianics celebrate this exact same day, Kislev 25, and also use the SHAMASH to celebrate it. Although Kislev 25 on the lunar calendar does not fall on the winter solstice every year, it did so in the year 168 B.C.E. when Antiochus Epiphanes sacrificed unto Mithra. True believers should not mix anything that is associated with a pagan holiday with the worship of Yahweh.

Please again forgive me, if I seem to come across wrong, but I just want you to be informed with the Truth. The Truth will make us free. Peace and Blessings to you and yours!

*The primary root word for SUN in the Hebrew is #8121 of the Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance. It is pronounced exactly the same in both the Hebrew and Chaldean/Babylonian, “SHEMESH.” The primary root word for SERVANT/ATTENDANT in the Hebrew is #5647 in the Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance. It is pronounced exactly the same in both the Hebrew and Chaldean/Babylonian, “AWBAWD.” “Shamash” is the most popular transliteration used and that is why I chose it.

*Some things to take into consideration when calculating moon phases thousands of years ago is that it is not an exact science as NASA plainly admits on their website. “The last column of the phase table lists ΔT, the value used to convert Dynamical Time to Universal Time. The uncertainty in the value of ΔT grows large for dates in the distant past or future.” ” The uncertainty in the value of ΔT is of particular interest in the calculation of eclipse paths in the distant past and future. Unfortunately, estimating the standard error in ΔT prior to 1600 CE is a difficult problem. It depends on a number of factors which include the accuracy of determining ΔT from historical eclipse records and modeling the physical processes producing changes in Earth’s rotation.” The ΔT for the 168 B.C.E. is 3 hours and 27 minutes. Also, all the dates before 1582 C.E. are according to the Julian Calendar system. “The old style Julian calendar is used for dates prior to 1582, while the modern Gregorian calendar is used after that date.” A third thing to realize is that a visible crescent moon may be observed as early as 13.5 hours with lenses and 15.5 hours with the naked eye. http://moonsighting.com/faq_ms.html In 168 B.C.E. the new moon happened at 02:49 or 2:49a.m. on December 1st, 168 B.C.E. Being that it is possible to observe the new moon crescent in as little as 13.5-15.5 hours after the conjunction, then the new moon crescent could have been observed at sundown on December 1st, especially taking into consideration 3 hours and 27 minutes for ΔT. However, the new moon crescent would have definitely been observable on the following sundown on December 2nd being that it had at least 40 hours to mature after conjunction. This would place Kislev 25 on December 26 which is a viable candidate for the winter solstice and the Mithra holiday. Shalom!

The “Star of David” is the Talisman of Saturn

Saturn
Amos 5:25-27 (KJV)
Have ye offered unto me sacrifices and offerings in the wilderness forty years, O house of Israel?  But ye have borne the tabernacle of your Moloch and CHIUN (SATURN) your images, the STAR of your god, which ye made to yourselves.  Therefore will I cause you to go into captivity beyond Damascus, saith the Lord, whose name is The God of hosts.
strongs-saturn

Brown Driver’s Briggs Hebrew lexicon

H3594 כּיּוּן ki^yu^n BDB Definition: CHIUN = “an image” or “pillar” 1) probably a statue of the Assyrian-Babylonian god of the planet SATURN and used to symbolise Israelite apostasy Part of Speech: noun proper deity A Related Word by BDB/Strong’s Number: from H3559

Footnote in the JPS pocket edition of the Tanakh on Amos 5:26

“astral deity SATURN-R. Isaac Caro says all the astrologers represented SATURN as the STAR of Israel.”

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

1. CHIUN, Certainly the Planet SATURN

Swift Platinum Easton’s Topical Bible:

“Remphan (Acts 7:43; R.V., “Rephan”). In Amos 5:26 the Heb. CHIUN (q.v.) is rendered by the LXX. “Rephan,” and this name is adopted by Luke in his narrative of the Acts. These names represent the STAR-god SATURN or Moloch.”

Smith’s Bible Dictionary by William Smith, L.L.D. p.561:

“Remphan, Acts 7:43, and CHIUN, Amos 5:26, have been supposed to be names of an idol worship secretly by the Israelites in the wilderness. Much difficulty has been occasioned by this corresponding occurrence of two names so wholly different in sound. The most reasonable opinion seems to be that CHIUN was a Hebrew or Semitic name and Remphan and Egyptian equivalent substituted by the LXX. This idol corresponded probably to SATURN or Molech.

Everyone needs to wake up and come out of Babylon.  Both Christians and Jews have been deceived about their religion.The “Star of David” has nothing to do with King David and everything to do with the Babylon Mystery Religion.

Please check out this link to learn the truth about the “Star of David.”

Mark of the Beast – the Hexagram:

http://littleguyintheeye.wordpress.com/2010/01/13/mark-of-the-beast-6-hexagram/

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New Moon Sliver, Not Conjunction

There are many ancient historical references to the new moon and none of them support a conjunction moon, astronomical new moon, nor a dark moon.  All the historical evidence supports a visible new moon sliver.

1)  The Wisdom of Sirach or simply Sirach, and also known as The Book Ecclesiasticus or Siracides is a work from the early 2nd century BCE (approximately 200-175 BCE) written by the Jewish scribe Jesus ben Sirach of Jerusalem.  This text tells us that the new moon is aglow and shining.

Wisdom of Ben Sira 43:6 And even the shining moon wanes according to its time. Though it is for ruling the seasons and an everlasting sign. 7 By it are the seasons and the times of the statute: And shining, it vanishes in its circuit. 8 The new moon, according to its name renews itself; How wonderful is it when it changes! The beacon of the host wanes on high, leaving the firmament aglow from its shining.

2)  The Book of Enoch or 1 Enoch is an ancient work, traditionally ascribed to Enoch, the great-grandfather of Noah. It is not part of the biblical canon as used by Jews, apart from Beta Israel. It is regarded as canonical by the Ethiopian Orthodox  Church and Eritrean Orthodox Tewahedo Church.  A short section of 1 Enoch 1:9 is quoted in the New Testament (Jude 1:14–15).  The older sections (mainly in the Book of the Watchers) are estimated to date from about 300 BCE, and the latest part (Book of Parables) probably was composed at the end of the 1st century BCE.  This historical reference tells us that light rises upon the new moon and the dark moon is at the end of the month and not the beginning.

Enoch 78:12. And on the first day she is called the new moon, for on that day the light rises upon her. 13. She becomes full moon exactly on the day when the sun sets in the west, and from the east she rises at night, and the moon shines the whole night through till the sun rises over against her and the moon is seen over against the sun. 14. On the side whence the light of the moon comes forth, there again she wanes till all the light vanishes and all the days of the month are at an end, and her circumference is empty, void of light.

3)  Philo (20 BCE–50 CE), known also as Philo of Alexandria, Philo Judaeus, Philo Judaeus of Alexandria, Yedidia, Philon, and Philo the Jew, was a Hellenistic Jewish Biblical philosopher born in Alexandria, Egypt.  In the Special Laws II:XI:41, he wrote that the new moon is after the conjunction moon.

Philo

THE SPECIAL LAWS, II

XI. (41) Now there are ten festivals in number, as the law sets them down.

The first is that which any one will perhaps be astonished to hear called a festival. This festival is every day.

The second festival is the seventh day, which the Hebrews in their native language call the sabbath.

The third is that which comes after the conjunction, which happens on the day of the new moon in each month.

4)  Philo (20 BCE–50 CE), known also as Philo of Alexandria, Philo Judaeus, Philo Judaeus of Alexandria, Yedidia, Philon, and Philo the Jew, was a Hellenistic Jewish Biblical philosopher born in Alexandria, Egypt.  In the Special Laws II:XXVI:140.  Philo tells us that at the new moon there is light.  He also tells us that at the new moon, the sun begins to illuminate the moon with light which is visible to the outward senses and the moon displays her beauty to the beholders.

Philo

THE SPECIAL LAWS, II

THE THIRD FESTIVAL

XXVI. (140) Following the order which we have adopted, we proceed to speak of the third festival, that of the new moon. First of all, because it is the beginning of the month, and the beginning, whether of number or of time, is honourable. Secondly, because at this time there is nothing in the whole of heaven destitute of light. (141) Thirdly, because at that period the more powerful and important body gives a portion of necessary assistance to the less important and weaker body; for, at the time of the new moon, the sun begins to illuminate the moon with a light which is visible to the outward senses, and then she displays her own beauty to the beholders.

Also, both the Mishnah and Talmud support only a visible new moon.  There are many dozens of examples in these two sources, if one wants to search it out.

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No Contradictions Between Genesis 1 & Genesis 2

Genesis 1 and Genesis 2 do not contradict each other.  Yahweh didn’t put the chapter and verse numbers in the original.  They were added by the Roman Catholics.

 

On the third day, Elohim made the plants.

 

Genesis 1

11And Elohim said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.

12And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and Elohim saw that it was good.

13And the evening and the morning were the third day.

 

On the fifth day, Elohim made the flying creatures and the swimming creatures.

 

Genesis 1

20And Elohim said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.

21And Elohim created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and Elohim saw that it was good.

22And Elohim blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.

23And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.

 

On the sixth day, Elohim made the land animals and man.

 

Genesis 1

24And Elohim said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.

25And Elohim made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and Elohim saw that it was good.

26And Elohim said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

27So Elohim created man in his own image, in the image of Elohim created he him; male and female created he them.

28And Elohim blessed them, and Elohim said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

29And Elohim said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.

30And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.

31And Elohim saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
After Elohim made man, Genesis 2 gives us more information of what happened next.

1)Elohim makes a garden in Eden.

2)Elohim puts the man, he had already formed earlier, in the garden.

3)Elohim makes some plants for the garden.  This is in addition to the plants he already made on the third day for the whole world in general.

4)Elohim makes some land animals for the garden.  This is in addition to the land animals he already made earlier for the whole world in general.

5)Elohim makes some flying animals for the garden.  This is in addition to the flying animals he already made earlier on the fifth day for the whole world in general.

6)Elohim makes woman.

Elohim made all these things for man to witness so he would know who the Creator is.

 

Genesis 2

8And Yahweh Elohim planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.

9And out of the ground made Yahweh Elohim to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

10And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads.

11The name of the first is Pison: that is it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold;

12And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone.

13And the name of the second river is Gihon: the same is it that compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia.

14And the name of the third river is Hiddekel: that is it which goeth toward the east of Assyria. And the fourth river is Euphrates.

15And Yahweh Elohim took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.

16And Yahweh Elohim commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:

   17But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

18And Yahweh Elohim said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.

19And out of the ground Yahweh Elohim formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.

20And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.

21And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;

22And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.

23And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.

24Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

25And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.

 

May Yahweh bless your understanding.

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The Yahshua KEPT Hanukkah MYTH

The Brit Chadasha (New Testament) does not say that Yahshua KEPT the feast of Hanukkah.

Lets look at the KJV to see where all the confusion is. John 10 22And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter. 23And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon’s porch.

You can see that this text does not say that Yahshua KEPT anything, but simply says that he “walked in the temple in Solomon’s porch.”

Also, do some research and you will find that the words “the feast of” do not actually appear in the Greek text from which this verse is translated.

Here is an actual word for word translation of the Greek text: John 10:22-23 And occurred the dedication in Jerusalem and it was winter. And walked Yahshua in the temple in the porch of Solomon.

People assume that this dedication is the Feast of Hanukkah, but as the text indicates this was not a feast.

The Tanakh lists several dedications, none of which are the Feast of Hanukkah. See Numbers 7:84-88, 2 Chronicles 7:9, Ezra 6:16-17 and Nehemiah 12:27.

We have 2 clues to help us discover which dedication is being referred to in John 10:22-23. The first clue is that the text tells us that it was WINTER. The second clue is in the next chapter in John 11:55 when it tells us that “PASSOVER was nigh at hand.”

With these 2 clues we can now narrow this DEDICATION down to the one referred to in Ezra Chapter 6 when the Second Temple was dedicated: Ezra 6 15And this house was finished on the third day of the month Adar (WINTER), which was in the sixth year of the reign of Darius the king. 16And the children of Israel, the priests, and the Levites, and the rest of the children of the captivity, kept the DEDICATION of this house of God with joy.    17And offered at the dedication of this house of God an hundred bullocks, two hundred rams, four hundred lambs; and for a sin offering for all Israel, twelve he goats, according to the number of the tribes of Israel.    18And they set the priests in their divisions, and the Levites in their courses, for the service of God, which is at Jerusalem; as it is written in the book of Moses.    19And the children of the captivity kept the PASSOVER upon the fourteenth day of the first month.    20For the priests and the Levites were purified together, all of them were pure, and killed the passover for all the children of the captivity, and for their brethren the priests, and for themselves.    21And the children of Israel, which were come again out of captivity, and all such as had separated themselves unto them from the filthiness of the heathen of the land, to seek the LORD God of Israel, did eat,    22And kept the feast of unleavened bread seven days with joy: for the LORD had made them joyful, and turned the heart of the king of Assyria unto them, to strengthen their hands in the work of the house of God, the God of Israel.

Also, Herod had his Dedication in the same month, Adar, as Ezra did:

 

Adar 12 marks the dedication of Herod’s renovations on the second Holy Temple in Jerusalem in 11 BCE. Herod was king of Judea in the first century BCE who constructed grand projects like the fortresses at Masada and Herodium, the city of Caesarea, and fortifications around the old city of Jerusalem. The most ambitious of Herod’s projects was the re-building of the Temple, which was in disrepair after standing over 300 years. Herod’s renovations included a huge man-made platform that remains today the largest man-made platform in the world. It took 10,000 men 10 years just to build the retaining walls around the Temple Mount; the Western Wall that we know today is part of that retaining wall. The Temple itself was a phenomenal site, covered in gold and marble. As the Talmud says, “He who has not seen Herod’s building, has never in his life seen a truly grand building.”

May Yahweh bless your understanding.

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Hanukkah and Christmas are 2 Branches of the Same Saturnalia Tree

 Hanukkah Harry

It is sad to see so many Messianics jump out of the pan of Christian Tradition to just land right in the pot of Jewish Tradition and vice versa.

QUESTION: What festival is known as the feast of lights, also known as the feast of dedication, lasts 8 days, originally celebrated on Kislev 25, time of gift giving, time of playing games, time for eating pancakes and a goose, time for taking off from work, time for gathering with friends & family, an ancient  man-made tradition, time for lighting candles, time for gambling, time for drinking alcoholic beverages, time for decorating homes, time for feasting, time for singing carols, happens in December, time for giving alms, time for role reversing, sometimes uses a bush or a tree, and has a tradition of putting candles on the outside of the home?

ANSWER: This festival was originally called Saturnalia, but now we call it Hanukkah.

Brothers and sisters please hear me and wake from the deception.

Read the following articles for more information:

Hanukkah – Truth or Tradition?

http://newsletter.followersofyah.com/read/2013/12/hanukkah-truth-or-tradition/

Hanukkah and Christmas

http://www.nccg.org/mlt/sermons/3_234.html

Hanukkah Reconsidered

http://www.nazareneisrael.org/books/torah-calendar/hanukkah-reconsidered/

The Legend of Hanukkah

http://www.seekgod.ca/legend.htm

Chanukah: Festival of Dedication or Pagan Fire Festival?

http://www.karaitejudaism.org/talks/Channukah.pdf

Heathen Roots of the Hanukkah Bush
http://www.christianmediaresearch.com/Hanukkah.html

Chanukah and Its Pagan Traditions

http://www.sightedmoon.com/?page_id=324

Hanukkah and Yeshua

http://www.hebrew-streams.org/works/judaism/hanukkah.html

Hocking a Hanukah Hair Ball

http://www.sightedmoonnl.com/?page_id=758

Why Yahshuah Refused to Celebrate Hanukkah

http://www.robertroberg.com/writings/hanukkah.html

 

I do not endorse everything these articles suggest, but provide them for one to further their study into this important topic.

May Yahweh bless your understanding.

The Pre-Adamic Fall of Lucifer is Unscriptural

The serpent is more subtle than any beast of the field and will always cause people to doubt the word of Yahweh. “Hath Elohim said,” the heavens and the earth, and all that is in them were created in 6 days? The serpent wants you to doubt Yahweh’s word. He wants you to think that Yahweh is not able to communicate to his people exactly what happened at creation and how long it actually took to finish. The serpent works through unlearned and unstable men that are willing to wrest the scriptures to their own destruction. We should beware unless we too are led away with the error of the wicked and fall from our own steadfastness. We are told to beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Messiah.

2 Peter 3

15And account that the longsuffering of our Master is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you;

16As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.

17Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own steadfastness.

Colossians 2

8Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Messiah.

The scriptures plainly teach that the heavens (plural), the earth, and “ALL THAT IS IN THEM” were created in just SIX literal days and Elohim rested on “THE SEVENTH DAY.”

Exodus 20:11

For in six days Yahweh made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day; therefore Yahweh blessed the sabbath day and made it holy.

Genesis 2

1Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.

2And on the seventh day Elohim ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.

3And Elohim blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which Elohim created and made.

Yahshua plainly taught that man was created “IN THE BEGINNING.”

Matthew 19:4

And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them IN THE BEGINNING made them male and female.

Mark 10:6

But from the beginning of the creation Elohim made them male and female.

The scriptures plainly teach that death entered into the world from Adam‘s sin. There was no death before Adam sinned.

Genesis 2

17But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

Genesis 3

3But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, Elohim hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.

6And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.

Genesis 5

5And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died.

Romans 5:12Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:

Romans 5:14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam’s transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.

1 Corinthians 15:21-22

For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Messiah shall all be made alive.
Satan was created with all the other sons of Elohim on the first day before the foundations of the earth were laid. Psalm 104 lays out everything that was created on the first day in the first six verses. Ezekiel 28 speaks of the day Satan was created perfect without sin and placed in the garden of Eden to be the anointed cherub that covers. Many years could have went by, perhaps even 100, before iniquity was found in him.

Job 38

4Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.

5Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it?

6Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof;

7When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

Psalm 104

1Bless Yahweh, O my soul. O Yahweh my Elohim, thou art very great; thou art clothed with honor and majesty.

2Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain:

3Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters: who maketh the clouds his chariot: who walketh upon the wings of the wind:

4Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire:

5Who laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be removed for ever.

6Thou coveredst it with the deep as with a garment: the waters stood above the mountains.

We see from Ezekiel 28 that Lucifer was created perfect and without sin when he was first placed in the Garden of Eden.

Ezekiel 28

13Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.

14Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.

15Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.

Another interesting fact is that the earth is older than the sun, moon, and stars. The earth was created on the first day. The sun, moon, and stars were created on the fourth day.

Genesis 1

1In the beginning Elohim created the heavens and the earth.

2And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of Elohim moved upon the face of the waters.

3And Elohim said, Let there be light: and there was light.

4And Elohim saw the light, that it was good: and Elohim divided the light from the darkness.

5And Elohim called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

Genesis 1

14And Elohim said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:

15And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.

16And Elohim made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.

17And Elohim set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,

18And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and Elohim saw that it was good.

19And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.

The earth was without form because Elohim had not yet separated the waters from the land. This was not done until the third day.

The earth was void because Elohim had not yet created the plants on the third day, the water creatures and flying creatures on the fifth day, and the land creatures and man on the sixth day.

Genesis 1

9And Elohim said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.

10And Elohim called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and Elohim saw that it was good.

11And Elohim said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.

12And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and Elohim saw that it was good.

13And the evening and the morning were the third day.

Genesis 1

20And Elohim said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.

21And Elohim created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and Elohim saw that it was good.

22And Elohim blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.

23And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.

24And Elohim said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.

25And Elohim made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and Elohim saw that it was good.

26And Elohim said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

27So Elohim created man in his own image, in the image of Elohim created he him; male and female created he them.

28And Elohim blessed them, and Elohim said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

29And Elohim said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.

30And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.

31And Elohim saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

Notice in verse 31 of Genesis 1 that Elohim saw everything that he had made and it was very good. If Satan would have already fallen, then everything that he had made would definitely not be very good.

Genesis 1

31And Elohim saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

 

Yahweh bless thee, and keep thee:

Yahweh make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee:

Yahweh lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee shalom.

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Hale-Bopp the Exodus Comet

The Exodus Comet:

 

Hevelius wrote : “In the year of the world 2453 (1495 B.C.), according to certain authorities, a comet was seen in Syria, Babylonia, India, in the sign Jo, in the form of a disc, at the very time when the Israelites were on their march from Egypt to the Promised Land. So Rockenback. The Exodus of the Israelites is placed by Calvisius in the year of the world 2453, or 1495 B.C.”

 

Rockenbach’s “De cometis tractatus novus methodicus” He wrote his book using old sources which he did not name: “ex probatissimis & antiquissimis veterum scriptoribus” (from the most trustworthy and the most ancient of the early writers). “In the year of the world two thousand four hundred and fifty-three – as many trustworthy authors, on the basis of many conjectures, have determined – a comet appeared which Pliny also mentioned in his second book. It was fiery, of irregular circular form, with a wrapped head; it was in the shape of a globe and was of terrible aspect. It is said that King Typhon ruled at that time in Egypt….Certain [authorities] assert that the comet was seen in Syria, Babylonia, India, in the sign of Capricorn, in the form of a disc, at the time when the children of Israel advanced from Egypt toward the Promised Land, led on their way by the pillar of cloud during the day and by the pillar of fire at night.”

 

In Pliny’s “Natural History,” the ninety-first section of the second book reads: “A terrible comet was seen by the people of Ethiopia and Egypt, to which Typhon, the king of that period, gave his name; it had a fiery appearance and was twisted like a coil, and it was very grim to behold: it was not really a star so much as what might be called a ball of fire.”

 

Comet Hale-Bopp passed through the constellations of Perseus, Taurus, and Orion.

 

The Talmud states that “if a comet would pass through the constellation of Orion the world would be destroyed.”

 

Hale-Bopp passed through Orion from April 23, 1997-June 11, 1997.

 

Hale–Bopp had its closest approach to Earth on March 22, 1997 or just before the fist day of Passover/ Unleavened Bread.

 

Perihelion or the time when Hale-Bopp was closest to the sun was on April 1, 1997 or just after the last day of Passover/ Unleavened Bread.

 

Just as the Exodus Comet at the time of Moses in 1483B.C.E. marked the last 40 years until the Israelites entered the Promised Land, so did the Comet Hale-Bopp mark the last 40 years before the True Israelites will enter the Kingdom of Yahweh.

Something more to consider:

Zecharia Sitchen gave an overview of concepts presented in his books, notably The 12th Planet. Sitchen refers to the 12th Planet as the ancient Sumerians did, as Nibiru, the planet of the crossing. Sitchen also stated that the 12th Planet and Planet X were one and the same, as has been noted in his books.

When asked by Art Bell on the Coast to Coast AM show what the return of Nibiru would bring, Sitchen stated that Nibiru had at “one time, brought about the deluge, the great flood, mentioned in the Bible,” and the return may be what the Bible calls “the day of the Lord” or “the second coming.” He stated that the effect on the Earth would depend on where the Earth is positioned during the passage. Sitchen declined to state when he felt the 12th Planet would return, stating “I an not a prophet.” Sitchin stressed that he called himself a “reporter,” as someone who can read ancient Sumerian texts.

Sitchen called Hale-Bopp an “enigma” because it is too bright for being so far out, and referred to Hale- Bopp as a “so-called” comet. Sitchen reported that many people had called him, asking if Hale-Bopp was the return of Nibiru, because:

Hale-Bopp was reported to be on a 3,500 year orbit, and the 12th Planet is on a 3,600 year orbit

Hale-Bopp is on a retrograde (clockwise) orbit, as is the 12th Planet and half the comets visiting the Solar System.

Hale-Bopp is in the constellation of Sagittarius, which was mentioned briefly (see below) in one of Sitchin’s book, Genesis Revisited, as a possible sighting place for the 12th Planet.

Sitchen stated that in his opinion, Hale-Bopp was “not Nibiru” but was rather a “harbinger” of Nibiru.