SEAL OF GOD OR
THE MARK OF THE BEAST
by George Kirkpatrick
Vital Words to the Body of Christ
Freely We Have Received, Freely We Give
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As those who have eyes to see begin to witness the changing world we live in, especially the financial world where the stock market has gone crazy, banking has become one big conglomerate in the hands of a few powerful men, and the savings and loan industry is on the verge of collapse, we may ask ourselves, "What does it all mean? What is it all leading to?" These are contrived, manipulated moves to enslave the people and to bring about a world- wide collapse of all financial systems.
Only the Word of God reveals the future of these matters. The events of the future are very clearly recorded when we view them through the eyes of the Spirit.
The words seal and mark appear many times in the Bible, both in the Old and New Testaments. The word seal in the New Testament is the word SPHRAGIS and means "to show ownership and security".
The Hebrew word HATAM, translated "seal", has the same meaning as the New Testament word SPHRAGIS. All ancient families had their seal. This was their sign of identity and was used as a signature on important papers such as letters, deeds and agreements.
The kings used a seal, also. This was usually attached to a ring or scepter. Anyone the king gave his ring or scepter to, was operating in the king's authority: acting in his name in any and all matters.
The word mark is not so easily defined because it was used in many different ways in both the Old and New Testaments.
"I press toward the mark of the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus," Philippians 3:14.
In this instance mark is a goal or accomplishment in Christ Jesus.
Paul also wrote
" . . .to mark them which cause divisions and offenses contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them," Romans 16:17.
In this instance, mark means "to be aware of those who cause division and offenses" and to not allow them to affect your walk with God.
The word we want to consider is the Greek word CHARGMA and is translated "mark", in the "mark of the beast". The word CHARGMA means "to engrave or impress". This also is used to show ownership. This is the only word used in reference to the "mark of the beast".
The word used in the Old Testament as "mark" was TAW and denoted "a special sealing of God's people", Ezekiel 9. This became known in the early church as "The Mark of the Taw" and was used as a sign of future salvation. Taw was the last letter in the Hebrew alphabet. It also resembled the first letter in the Greek word for Christ, or the anointed one. This letter looked like an X. It is from this that the idea developed of using the X as a man's signature. It meant "mark" and was easy for the unlearned to use.
A "mark" was set on Cain in Genesis 4:15. This was for all to see that God had rejected Cain. Anyone who killed Cain would receive sevenfold punishment because of this "mark". The mark was not only a sign of rejection, but also a sign of God's protection on his life.
Both the seal and the mark are signs of ownership. Ownership is determined by whom you serve.
"Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?" Romans 6:16
Whoever you yield yourselves servant to obey, his servant you are, whether you serve the spirit of darkness unto death, or become obedient to the Father of Lights unto righteousness.
We must realize that God's word is Spiritual. It must be understood by the Spirit, not with the carnal mind. Jesus said,
"It is the Spirit that quickeneth (makes alive); the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are Spirit, and they are life." John 6:63
"Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned." I Corinthians 2:13-14
The flesh can add nothing to the Spiritual understanding of God's Word. We must compare spiritual things with Spiritual, Spiritually discerning God's Word. But, today, many have only a carnal understanding of God's Word. Many have no Spiritual discernment of what has been spoken or written.
When Nicodemus asked Jesus how the things that He had spoken could be, Jesus answered:
"Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness. If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things? And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but He that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven." John 3:11-13
Jesus spoke of the things which he had witnessed in the Spirit concerning earthly things. The people would not receive them. How, then, could they receive the Spiritual (heavenly) things He spoke to them?
Jesus revealed that no one could ascend to the Spiritual realm except the Son, who had descended down from the Spiritual realm to the physical realm. He not only understood the Spiritual realm, but was, at that time, dwelling in the Spiritual realm, John 3:13. This is why His Words were Spiritual.
I want to examine the "Seal of God" that God has placed upon those who are His. Paul wrote:
"If any man have not the Spirit of Christ (the Holy Spirit), he is none of His. Romans 8:9
When we come into the Holy Spirit realm of God, He marks us as His personal possession.
"In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise." Ephesians 1:13
After we receive the Word of Truth, we are sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise. This sealing comes after we have believed to salvation. It does not come with salvation. It is an added dimension in God called the Baptism of the Holy Spirit.
The marking of His purchased possession is at the birthing of the Spiritual man; the inner man. At this time, God seals those who are His. In his letter to Timothy, Paul stated,
"Nevertheless, the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal. The Lord knoweth them that are His. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity." II Timothy 2:19
God's foundation is sure and is something we build upon. God's foundation is sure because it has a seal, a sign of ownership. God knows those who are His. He knows those who are called "Christ ones" or the "inChristed ones" should depart (refrain) from iniquity (lawlessness, sin). Today, many use their forgiveness of sin as an excuse to sin because they know they have forgiveness through Christ Jesus. In I John 3:8 we are told, "He that committeth sin is of the devil." These have yielded themselves to be the servant of the spirit of darkness. Those who are called by Christ's name are admonished "to cease from sin".
John the Baptist, when asked by his disciples and some of the Jews about his witness of Jesus, declared:
"He that cometh from above is above all: he that is of the earth is earthly, and speaketh of the earth: He that cometh from heaven is above all. And what He hath seen and heard, that He testifieth; and no man receiveth His testimony. He that hath received His testimony hath set to His seal that God is true." John 3:31-33
John related that Jesus' testimony consisted of that which He had seen and heard, but no man received His testimony. Man's carnal mind has no comprehension of the things of the Spirit. Only those who are Spiritually-minded can apply these truths to their lives.
Only those who receive His testimony have set to His seal that God is true. The word testimony is MARTURIA and would better have been translated "witness". Those who receive this witness know in their spirits that God is true. The word true is ALETHINOS and means "He is the very God; He is real, genuine and is truth". When we receive His witness that He is who He says He is, and begin to make Him Lord over all, then our relationship with God is sealed with His stamp of ownership. We become His special treasure in the earth, sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise until the day of His redemption.
In the Old Testament, circumcision was the seal of righteousness given to Abraham, Romans 4:11. This was a seal, or sign, that God gave to His Old Testament people. All Hebrews were to be circumcised the eighth day: the day of new beginnings. God's ancient people could be identified by this sign given to them. The sign of circumcision was a physical seal. Our seal is Spiritual.
The word Hebrew means "One who has passed over". Today, when we receive God's plan of salvation and His forgiveness of sin, and are sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, we become the ones who have passed over from death unto life.
Our circumcision is not outwardly in the flesh. It is inwardly "in the heart, in the spirit; not in the letter (law), whose praise is not of men, but of God," Romans 2:28-29. When we come unto God's Spiritual circumcision we sever our fleshly existence from our minds. We begin to worship God in Spirit and in truth; not in the letter of the law.
Jesus spoke plainly of the sealing of the Father:
"Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed." John 6:27
We are not to labor for the food (meat) that perishes, but rather labor for that which is eternal. Labor for eternal life which is Spiritual, not carnal (fleshly). Only those whom the Father hath sealed will enter into eternal life. John wrote:
"As many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the Sons of God," John 1:12.
That power is the Holy Spirit of promise by which we are sealed.
There are two groups of saints that are sealed in the book of Revelation. The first group to be sealed were the overcomers in the book of Revelation:
"Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of My God, and the name of the city of My God, which is New Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from My God: and I will write upon him My new name." Revelation 3:12
These were sealed with the name of God and the name of His holy city, New Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven. These are the overcomers who become the pillars in the temple; or the strength of the temple that will be made from Living Stones, as foretold in I Peter:
"Ye also, as Lively Stones, are built up a Spiritual house, an Holy Priesthood, to offer up Spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ." I Peter 2:5
These Lively Stones build up a Spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up Spiritual sacrifices to God by Jesus Christ.
The overcomers sealed in Revelation 3:12 have the name of God in their foreheads and also the name of New Jerusalem. These are given a new name and will be protected through the wrath. This group will become those who rule and reign on the earth.
The second sealing was the sealing of the 144,000, Revelation 7:3-4. These are sealed with the seal of the living God. The angel, having the seal of the living God, cried with a loud voice to the four angels to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea saying,
"Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, until we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads." Revelation 7:3
These who have been sealed with the seal of the Living God are revealed in Revelation 14. These have been raised above the earth and are around His throne.
"And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with Him an hundred forty and four thousand, having His Father's name written in their foreheads." Revelation 14:1
These have their Father's name written in their foreheads. They are redeemed from the earth before the wrath of God is poured out, Revelation 14:3. These rule and reign from around the throne of God.
Revelation reveals a third group of God's people who were not sealed, nor were they protected from the wrath.
"After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands." Revelation 7:9
This number was a multitude that no man could number. They were clothed in white robes, having palms in their hands, and were before the throne of God. But these were those who had come out of Great Tribulation and had been martyred. Their robes were washed and made white in the blood of the Lamb, Revelation 7:14. These are those who have not come into a Spiritual revelation knowledge of Christ Jesus. These will be saved (healed) as by fire in this time.
"And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb." Revelation 7:10
All they could cry before God was "Salvation". All they knew was the "Salvation" message. They had not been sealed by the Holy Spirit of promise.
"Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve Him day and night in His temple: and He that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them." Revelation 7:15
These are the servant saints that serve God day and night in His temple. These have to go through the Tribulation (wrath) to come into a place of righteousness in God.
These are the vine that will be gathered by the second sickle and be cast into the winepress of the wrath of God. Revelation 14:19
God is sealing those whom He knows are His, those who not only hear the Father's voice, but DO His will and KNOW His ways; those who have the Kingdom within, and have forsaken all to be His disciples.
God is in the process of sealing His elect. We must not only have a Spiritual understanding of this, but we must lay down our will to receive His will in our lives. We must make Him Lord of all, or He is not Lord at all. Those who are His are sealed with the Holy Spirit of Promise and have eternal life dwelling in them.
MARK OF THE BEAST
Much has been written about the Mark of the Beast, most of which has brought fear and misunderstanding. When discussing this with many people, most seem to be very surprised when they are told they already have the mark of the beast.
Most Christians are waiting for someone to try to force them to be branded or have a computer chip placed in their right hand or in their forehead. They confess freely that at that time they will take their stand against it and say NO, when in reality, they use it every day and have no concern, going along blindly, waiting for the day when they can take their stand for Jesus.
As this is revealed, some will get angry, some will disbelieve, and some will want to break fellowship. But a few will take it to the Lord to be confirmed and will act on what the Word says. Remember, the mark of the beast is also a sign of ownership to whom you yield yourselves servant to obey, "His servant ye are." Romans 6:16
Revelation 13 speaks of the Mark of the Beast. When we examine and study each word, taking each word to its original Greek meaning as it was originally written, we discover many interesting and informing facts.
"And 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." Revelation 13:16
John revealed "And he causeth all . . ." The word all is the PAS and means "every kind or variety". The word all is "all inclusive". Then who will receive this mark?
The word small MIDROS means "little or small in age", babies
The word great MEGAS is the opposite of MIKROS and means "of great age, the advanced in age"
The word rich PLOUSIOS means "wealthy"
The word poor PTOCHOS means "to beg", or in need of governmental assistance
The word free ELEUTHEROS means "to have freedom to go where one wishes"
The word bond DOULOS means "slave, one who gives his will to another"
He causes all to receive a mark. The word receive is LAMBANO, which means "to take without objection, and not to ask". We do not have a choice. This is given without our asking, whether we object or not.
The word mark is CHARAGMA and means "to stamp or impress". This stamp or impression would be in the right hand or forehead. We need to realize that all will receive this stamp or impression. We need to stop waiting for some future date when someone will come to our door and demand that we receive this mark - because we have already received it, without choice and without objection. Revelation 13:18 states,
"Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is six hundred threescore and six."
The word wisdom is SOPHIA and means "insight into the true nature of things". We all know if we desire wisdom, we are to ask of God who giveth to all men, liberally (graciously). James 1:5
Christ (the Holy Spirit) is the power of God and the wisdom of God, I Corinthians 1:24. We can only understand the things written in God's Word by the Spirit of the Living God who gives us the wisdom to understand His Word.
John went on to relate, "Let him that hath understanding..." The word understanding is NOUS and means "mind, the seat of reflective conscientiousness and perception". We can understand what is being written with the mind only as we are guided by the Spirit.
John commanded, "Count the number of the beast..." The word count is PSEPHIZO and means "to compute, or to add, to determine by mathematics". We are told to compute the number of the beast, 666; compute = 6 + 6 + 6 = 18. If we multiply the number 666, 6 x 3 = 18. By computing, we are not looking for the literal number 666, but rather, we need to be searching for an eighteen (18) digit number that encompasses all the information needed by the son of perdition to control and enslave the people.
This 18 digit number will identify every person on earth. This 18 digit number will be a universal number, one that every nation has adopted, or are in the process of adopting. As we reveal this 18 digit number as the Mark of the Beast, it will be clear that this number has already been received without objection and without choice.
In 1935, the Social Security Act was passed. Every one at the age of 16 was to sign up to receive their Social Security Number. This was to be our protection against poverty in our old age. It was an insurance program that all working adults were to pay into, the Social Security Insurance. This would not only take care of our old, but would give an income to the children of those who died before their children were raised. This was called a Widow's Fund.
At this time, many voices spoke out proclaiming this was the Mark of the Beast. These voices went unheeded, and all were content that government intentions were pure. "The rates were very low and perhaps it would help the old," they reasoned.
Our Social Security number consists of nine digits; 123-45-6789.
In 1963, the government informed us that, in order to speed mail service, it would be necessary for every post office to add Zip Code numbers to the mailing address. All post offices were required to use the Zip Codes. This number pinpoints the state and town where you receive mail. All have accepted the Zip Code system without choice or objection.
In the 1980's we were further informed that it would be necessary to add 4 more digits to the Zip Code under the guise that it would, again, speed up the mail. Now we have a nine (9) digit Zip Code which not only pinpoints the state, city, town or village, but the added four digits pinpoint your house.
We now have 18 numbers that must be on every transaction in our lives. These 2 numbers are required when we cash a check. We are asked for our Social Security Number or Driver's License Number. Our Driver's License has both our Social Security Number and our Zip Code number. When any of the 3 numbers, our Social Security Number, our Zip Code or our Driver's License Number are entered into the computer, the two remaining numbers are automatically available.
"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." Revelation 13:17
No man may buy or sell unless he has this mark (stamp or impression). The majority of the people pay for everything by check or credit card. Today, it is impossible to open a bank account (checking or saving) or obtain a credit card without the use of your Social Security Number and Zip Code.
The question usually arises, "How would those that are exempt from the Social Security System, such as government employees and religious sects, come under the mark of the beast?"
They are issued a nine digit exempt number that must be used in place of their Social Security Number. But all have a Zip Code. Every transaction completed by check or credit card have these two numbers. Many cash transactions also require your Social Security Number to be put on the sales slip.
As we review Revelation 13:16, it states that he causeth all to receive this mark.
The small (or babies): In 1987, anyone who had a child two years old or older had to have a social security number, or the parents were not allowed to legally take deductions for the child on their Income Tax. It should be perfectly clear that this action had nothing to do with the child's retirement.
Now, when dealing with the government, the Social Security Number is no longer referred to as our Social Security Number, but it is called our Federal Identification number and we are required to use it.
When a baby is born in the hospital, the Social Security forms are given to the parents to sign so the new born can be given his or her Federal Identification Number before leaving the hospital. The children, or MIKROS, are required to receive the Mark.
John also wrote, "...the great (the very old)". Anyone receiving from the Social Security System needs both numbers to receive their benefits. With the Automatic Funds Transfer (AFT) System, it is not necessary for the Social Security recipient to receive a check. It is sent on computer and deposited into the receiver's bank account.
"...The rich" must have both numbers to transact their businesses. It is impossible to transact business of any kind without checking accounts and credit cards. All stock and bond transactions must carry these two numbers. Corporations and businesses are issued their 9 digit Federal Identification Number.
"...The poor" are those who beg or are on government assistance. When a family receives from the government in all its varied forms of so-called "help", every child and all adults must have their Federal Identification Number. These have no choice if they wish to receive this help.
"...The free" includes all who are of the age of making their own decisions and are paying their own way, who can go and do without asking permission of another. These also are required to use the two numbers to buy or sell. They need automobiles, housing, furniture and food. Most have incurred debt for these necessities of life. It is impossible to incur debt without the use of these two numbers.
"...And the bond", those who give their will to another, those under the authority of their parents or someone else, generally school age or before adulthood, and those who are mentally unfit to take care of themselves. The same requirements fall upon them. If they want to work or go to school or college, these two numbers must be used. Revelation 13:17
In order to buy and sell we must have the mark, the name of the beast or the number of his name. We want to pay special attention to where it says his name. Sometimes confusion comes when we have a word that is mistranslated. The word his in the original was "its". The number of "its" name not "his". When we use the word his, it would indicate that the reference was to an individual instead of referring to an inanimate object.
Let us try to identify the word beast which is THERION. It means "bestial or beast nature". It is translated beast 42 times in the New Testament. Another word used for beast in the New Testament is ZOON. It is translated 23 times as "beast", but would have been better translated "living being". THERION refers to "a wild beast, or wild beast nature, a nature not controlled by God". This nature preys on the unsuspecting or the unknowing, and is under the control of satanic influence.
As we have stated before, the beast that issued these numbers was not a man, but rather government, and it has issued the number of "its" name. The word name is ONOMA and means "authority, character, rank, majesty, power". All have to do with the way government operates in our lives.
Before we go further, the fact that the beast is government does not exclude the fact that the man beast will rule over this system that is already in place when he comes to power. At this time, those who are not operating in the name, number and mark of the government will not be able to buy or sell. In other words, we will not be able to exist without the say of the government.
Revelation 13:16 reveals that this mark will be in their right hand or forehead. Most people are right-handed. Even the left-handed people use their right hand when they pass something to someone else. Therefore, when we use a check or credit card, we are using our right hand to convey it to another person. The numbers are in the right hand through the use of checking and credit cards. When one uses the new AFT (Automatic Fund Transfer) credit cards, a number is issued. To use this card requires that a person memorize the number and then destroy the number so no one else can use it. This number is then to be used with every transaction. Now you have the number in your forehead. All this is part of the beast system.
The number of this beast system is 666. Six is the number of man and three is the number of completion. When we realize the significance of this number, we realize that this is the best man can do to govern himself. This system is possible because man has refused to be governed by God, to adhere to His rules and commandments as set forth in the Word of God.
Just as ancient Israel, we have demanded another king. We have made government lord of our lives, and we live in fear of defying the government that was to be the servant of the people. We accept its numbers and governmental controls in our lives and desire to have it so.
Those who have the Seal of God in their forehead and have received and use the Mark of the Beast, do so ignorantly, expecting that some day they will have the opportunity to refuse it and take their stand for God. The Word reveals what we must do concerning that image, the mark and the number of government's name, if we are to stand on the Sea of Glass before the throne.
"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 God." Revelation 15:2
Those standing before the throne had gotten the victory over the governmental control in their lives. It is not a matter of refusing the mark, the image or its name. We will stand on the sea of glass if we have separated ourselves from all governmental controls in our lives: all so-called assistance programs, all free handouts. We must come to total dependency upon God for our daily needs.
The word victory in Revelation 15:2 is NIKAO and means "to conquer and overcome". Those who are standing on the "sea of glass" have conquered and overcome all governmental influence in their lives. They have overcome the image, the mark and its name. These have come to the knowledge that we are no longer a part of any earthly kingdom, but are citizens of that heavenly kingdom with Christ as our head, and our only head.
Many are probably saying to themselves, "The Lord taught that we were to obey government, and Romans 13 proves it." Let's examine the scripture:
"Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.
Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.
For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:
For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil." Romans 13:1-4
We are to be subject to the higher authority (power), for there is no authority but of God. God is the highest authority in the universe. All authority is ordained by God.
Now, we must ask the question, "What is God the head of?" All power and authority was given to Jesus in heaven and earth. Matthew 28:18
Jesus told His disciples to tarry in Jerusalem until they be endued with power from on high, Luke 24:49. This happened on the Day of Pentecost. The saints were endued with power and began to proclaim the gospel throughout all Jerusalem which got them in trouble with the government.
We read in Acts that Peter and another apostle, probably John, were preaching the gospel and were thrown into prison, Acts 5:18. God's angel let them go. They were then arrested again and brought before the council, being told not to teach in the name of Jesus, nor spread their gospel in Jerusalem. Peter proclaimed:
"We ought to obey God rather than man." Acts 5:28-29
After they had beaten Peter and the other apostles, they were daily in the temple and every home, teaching and preaching Jesus Christ.
Many, today, would say that these were disobedient to the higher powers because they obeyed God rather than the government. When Paul wrote to the Romans, Romans 13:1-4, he was not informing the saints in Rome to obey the Roman government instead of the Lord Jesus Christ. He was speaking of the authority God had set in the church.
The word resist is ANTHISTEMI and means "to set against, or to stand against the authority set by God". Those who set themselves against God's set authority will receive to themselves damnation (judgment).
In I Corinthians 10:11 we are informed that all the judgments that came upon Israel were examples to us "upon whom the end of the world is come." There were many accounts of people coming against God while the children of Israel were in the wilderness. They came against God's set authority and all received judgment from God.
Paul writes that rulers, set in authority by God, are not a terror to good works, but to the evil, Romans 13:3. The word evil is KAKOS and means "ungodly works" in the lives of God's people.
Paul asked the question, "Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power?" Power is singular, the power that only comes from God. If we do that which is good, we shall have praise of the same. Praise of the government? No, praise of the power that God has set. For he is a minister of God. Certainly we could not say that our crooked, drug addicted, alcohol soaked administrators of the law are ministers of God.
". . .But if thou do that which is evil or ungodly," then the ministers of God have the authority to administer the sword, (the sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God), to avenge, admonish and correct, so the wrath of God need not come upon the guilty party.
Those who call themselves by the name of Christ, Christians, or inChristed ones, should have already proclaimed Him King in their lives. Do not be as those at Jesus' crucifixion who told Pilate:
"If thou let this man go, thou art not Caesar's friend: whosoever maketh himself a king speaketh against Caesar." John 19:12
When Pilate presented Jesus to them and asked them, "Shall I crucify your King?" They proclaimed, "We have no King, but Caesar." John 19:15
Many are in this place today. They have made government their king and refuse to rise above governmental controls in their lives. They live their lives in the fear of government and not in the fear of God.
God is sealing His saints with His mark of ownership. He is separating these unto Himself. We will either arise with Him or go down with the government.
Will you be the overcomers and receive the Seal of God, or will you be overcome?
If you are waiting for that day, you can take your stand for Jesus today. This is the day. Take what has been written to the Lord in prayer. We need to seek His way and not our own. May God bless you as you consider these words.
Part 1(SEAL OF GOD)
1. What does the Word of God reveal?
2. What does the word "SEAL" mean?
3. What does the word "MARK" in the Old Testament mean?
4. The mark that was set on Cain, what two things did it signify? (Genesis 4:15)
5. Both the seal and the mark are signs of what?
6. How must God's Word be understood and why? (I Corinthians 2:13-14)
7. If any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is what? (Romans 8:9)
8. After we receive the Word of Truth what are we sealed with? (Ephesians 1:13)
9. If you name the name of Christ what are you to depart from? (II Timothy 2:19)
10. What does the word "TRUE" mean?
11. When is our relationship with God sealed with His stamp of ownership?
12. What was the seal of righteousness given to Abraham? (Romans 4:11)
13. When do we pass over from death unto life?
14. If you are one of those whom the Father hath sealed, where will you enter into?
15. Name the two groups of saints that are sealed in the book of Revelation. (Revelation 3:12, 7:3-4)
16. The overcomers in Revelation 3:12 have the name of God in their foreheads and also the name of New Jerusalem. What will happen to these people?
17. Where are those at that have been sealed with the seal of the Living God? (Revelation 14:1)
18. Who is the group of people who aren't sealed? (Revelation 7:9)
19. The servant saints are those who have not been sealed by the Holy Spirit of promise. What will happen to these people? (Revelation 14:19)
20. List the type of people God is sealing?
Part Two MARK OF THE BEAST
1. The mark of the beast is also a sign of what? (Romans 6:16)
2. In Revelation 13:16 define the "all" referred to that will receive a mark in their right hand or in their foreheads?
3. What does the word "receive" mean?
4. What are we to do if we desire wisdom? (James 1:5)
5. How can we understand with the mind what has been written in the Bible?
6. We are told to compute the number of the beast. How is this computed?
7. Tell the two things this 18 digit number will do.
8. How many digits are in the Social Security Number?
9. What was the purpose of the Social Security Number?
10. What is the purpose of the Zip Code?
11. What do the 4 extra numbers added to the Zip Code do?
12. We now have 18 numbers that must be on every transaction in our lives. List the 2 that are required when you cash or write a check.
13. In Revelation 13:17, what does it say about the mark or the name of the beast or the number of his name?
14. What about those who are exempt from the Social Security System, how do they come under the mark of the beast?
15. In Revelation 13:16, it states that all are caused to receive this mark. Tell how each of the following receive or use this mark in their lives. The small, great, rich, poor, free, and bond.
16. The beast that issued these numbers is whom?
17. The people that have this mark, where will it be at and why? (Revelation 13:16)
18. How has man refused to be governed by God?
19. Name the two ways we are like ancient Israel?
20. How can you stand before the throne on the sea of glass? (Revelation 15:2)
21. Who has the highest authority in the universe?
22. What will happen to those who set themselves against God's set authority?
23. The rulers that are set in authority by God are what? (Romans 13:3)
24. How are people today like the people whom Pilate asked "Should I crucify your King"?
25. What is God doing to His people today?
Vital Words to the Body of Christ
Freely We Have Received, Freely We Give
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