The True Meaning From Christ of what “The Mark of the Beast” was
Really Meant To Convey
November 1, 2020
HONESTLY – the True Gospel of Christ would lead us to believe that Christ is not concerned AT ALL about any “MARK” that is put on the foreheads or right hands of Mankind by “LAWLESS MEN” today. For only the invisible Mark that Christ has ALREADY put on all of Mankind as He REVEALED to John in his 7 visions counts for determining who belongs to Him and WHO DOES NOT!!! In other words – “The Rapture Truth” REVEALED in Christ’s True Eschatology REVEALS that absolutely NO ONE TAKES “THE MARK OF THE BEAST” of their own volition – NOR does anyone receive “THE MARK OF THE BEAST” from a Future Antichrist after the Rapture of the Church when many will be “Left Behind” and will be beheaded for NOT worshipping him and for not taking his number of 666!!! For while this popular Eschatology of Man today has sold MILLIONS of Prophecy Books – it is far from the GOSPEL TRUTH.
And that’s because only Christ knows each of us that He chose to save before the foundation of the World by Name -- which is WHY only He has the Sovereign right to mark anyone since HE IS GOD. And whether Mankind puts “a mark” on anyone or NOT matters nothing to Christ – for Salvation belongs to Him ALONE. For CLEARLY -- if Christ chose to save us then our names are permanently written in His Book of Life with His shed Blood which is like indelible ink that can never be erased out of His Book of Life for our Salvation has been secured for all Eternity by the very GOD OF THE UNIVERSE. And while the False Eschatology of Man prophesies that “THE ANTICHRIST” will make everyone who is “Left Behind” after THE RAPTURE of the Church take his name and number which is “THE MARK OF THE BEAST” and the number 666 which made the late Tim LaHaye and so many of his Dispensationalist Colleagues extremely rich and famous –
it is just NOT the True Gospel of Christ.
For Christ’s True Gospel teaches that He has ALREADY invisibly marked everyone in this World with either “THE MARK OF SALVATION” or “THE MARK OF THE BEAST” to show ownership. And that TRUTH was REVEALED to Zechariah by Christ – that there would be a 2/3 Remnant out of this World’s population that He had chosen NOT to save even before the foundation of the World. And CLEARLY – Christ REVEALED to John in his 7 visions recorded in The Book of Revelation that the CRYPTIC NUMBER of the 2/3 Remnant that He chose NOT to save is the number 666. In other words -- the numerical equivalent of the fraction 2/3 just so happens to be the number 666 of unsaved Mankind that Zechariah prophesied from the Lord that would be NOT be saved out of this World’s population – THINK ABOUT IT!!!
And most importantly of all – according to “The Rapture Truth” REVEALED in Christ’s True Eschatology -- this infamous “MARK OF THE BEAST” and the Number of “THE BEAST” is NOT the Mark of “a” Man – for the article “a” was added to the Bible and is read “into” Scripture by those promoting Man’s False Eschatology to sell Prophecy Books. Which is WHY I pray that I can give enough evidence in Scripture that demands a verdict in this Commentary that Christ Himself has written “THE MARK OF THE BEAST” on all of the 2/3 Remnant that He chose NOT to save – NOT that a Future Antichrist will mark anyone!!!
For CLEARLY -- Christ REVEALS all throughout His True Gospel that He is THE ONE doing the invisible marking of mankind – NOT “a” Man who will become “THE ANTICHRIST” who is REVEALED after the Rapture of the Church as Man’s False Eschatology has managed to get so much of Christendom to believe today. And this TRUTH is made abundantly clear in Christ’s True Gospel -- that from the beginning of time that He was the ONE who marked Cain as belonging to “THE EVIL ONE.” And that He was responsible in having the Israelites mark their doorposts with the Blood of the Lamb” in Moses’ Day – not to mention that it was CHRIST who had His Good Angels invisibly mark those who “grieved and lamented” over all of the detestable and abominable things being done by His unfaithful Congregation in Ezekiel’s Day.
And it was Christ who also REVEALED to John in his 2nd vision in Revelation Chapter 7 that everyone had to be invisibly marked with His “seal” of Salvation before Satan was LOOSED to fight this Final Spiritual Battle that we are in TODAY!!! In other words – Christ is THE ONE that has put the invisible MARK on all of Mankind. And AGAIN – it is this invisible “MARK” that distinguishes who belongs to the SPIRITUAL CITY of “Babylon the Great” and is ruled over by SATAN– and who belongs to the SPIRITUAL CITY of “Heavenly Jerusalem” and is ruled over by Christ HIMSELF!!!
Christ Tells us WHY “THE ANTICHRIST” is NOT One Particular Man of the Future
But Unsaved Mankind In Particular
Christ’s True Gospel tells us explicitly who “THE ANTICHRIST” is when we read -- albeit in HIGHLY CRYPTIC LANGUAGE -- the description of this infamous Character called “THE BEAST” in John’s 4th vision which prophesies:
“Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of THE BEAST, for it is the number of (a) man: His number is 666.”
HONESTLY -- the answer to this mystery of just WHO “THE BEAST” is who is also “THE ANTICHRIST” -- is clearly hidden in PLAIN SIGHT if one has the Spiritual eyes to see it and THE MIND OF CHRIST to understand what Christ REVEALED to us through John’s 7 visions – REALLY!!! For “The Rapture Truth” REVEALED in Christ’s True Eschatology REVEALS exactly who Christ says “THE BEAST” is and what the number of “THE BEAST” means when His Word states very succinctly that “it is the Number of MAN!!!” And not just any Man or of “a Man” -- but “THE MAN OF SIN” or “The Sons of Perdition” who Christ never chose to save.
And while so many translations of the Bible now have written this verse to read “the number of ‘a’ Man” -- rest assured the “a” is NOT – NOR has it ever been translated that way in the original Greek as just ONE Particular Man!!! And the reason WHY – is because there are NO “indefinite articles” in the Greek as there are in English!!! In other words -- the word “a” in this verse is anarthrous or [anth'-ro-pos] which in Greek means it is a genitive case which specifically defines “possession.” And that means that it is the exact same declarative phrase as found “without the article” in Romans 2:9 and 1stCor. 2:9 and Rev. 1:13.
In other words – the verses above have the “exact” same Greek application as we read in Revelation Chapter 13:18 – for they all have NO article “a” written in them. And clearly – that is the way Christ meant it to be written. For the “a” in Revelation Chapter 13:18 was put there erroneously in some translations because Dispensationalists thought that it would better explain their Eschatology of “THE ANTICHRIST” being One Particular Man that will be REVEALED after the Rapture of the Church. When CLEARLY their Eschatology is FALSE because it teaches that “THE ANTICHRIST” is One Particular Man – NOT unsaved Mankind in Particular as Christ’s True Gospel teaches. And to deny THE TRUTH from Christ’s Gospel-- that ALL SONS OF PERDITION have the Spirit of ANTICHRIST because they are NOT saved and are NOT filled with Christ’s HOLY SPIRIT but with Satan’s Evil Spirit of ANTICHRIST – is to believe A LIE.
HONESTLY -- just this one little word “a” has now been used by SATAN to change the whole meaning of this very important verse to mean that Satan himself is NOT “THE ANTICHRIST” -- but that One Particular Man will be “THE ANTICHRIST” AFTER THE RAPTURE of the Church -- WHICH IS A LIE!!! But one has to hand it to SATAN – for this is DEFINITELY a Masterful Move on his part which has resulted in nothing less than DECEPTION SQUARED!!! Because now most of Christendom has been DECEIVED to believe that there actually is an “a” in this INFAMOUS VERSE when according to the original Greek there IS NOT!!! Consequently -- many EVEN PROFESSED CHRISTIANS think that this verse refers to “a” Particular Man that will be REVEALED after THE RAPTURE of the Church as “THE ANTICHRIST” -- rather than simply unsaved Mankind in PARTICULAR which is the way it was actually “inspired by Christ” to be written.
For Christ meant the number of “THE BEAST” to be the number “of unsaved man” which is a 2/3 Remnant of the World’s population according to what Christ REVEALED to Zechariah in Zechariah 13:8-9. I mean – think about it – it is NO COINCIDENCE that the fraction 2/3 equals 666 which John saw the 2/3 Remnant of unsaved Mankind marked with.
All one needs to do is to consult any expert in the Greek language and they will tell you that it is an undeniable fact that there is NOT a letter “a” written in Revelation 13:18 – REALLY!!! And that means it should NOT be read as “the number of a man” but “the number of man.” In other words -- what the Holy Spirit actually inspired written is: “the number of Man.” And NOT ALL MEN – for Christ’s True Gospel tells us that the number of THE BEAST” is the number of unsaved man -- whose number is six hundred, sixty and six or 666. And AGAIN -- this number is counted as a fraction of the whole which is the 2/3 Remnant in Zechariah’s prophecy which has TODAY MYSTERIOUSLY become one of the most OVERLOOKED and mishandled prophesies of Scripture – for it is TOTALLY ignored by Dispensationalists. And that’s because in their False Eschatology of declaring that Christ has 2 Bodies of people – they want Zechariah’s prophecy to be interpreted as a FUTURE EVENT.
In other words – they want this extremely important prophecy of Christ’s “CHOSEN PEOPLE” to only apply to THE JEWS in the Nation of Israel in the Middle East and NOT to apply to the 1/3 Remnant chosen by Christ before the foundation of the World that includes both Jews and Gentiles reconciled together now by Him in THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST when we read:
“And it shall come to pass in all the land,” Says the Lord, “That two-thirds in it shall be cut off and die, But one-third shall be left in it: I will bring the one-third through the fire, (And) Will refine them as silver is refined, And test them as gold is tested. They will call on My name, And I will answer them. I will say, ‘This is My people’; And each one will say, ‘The Lord is my God.’ ”
Christ has assigned this infamous number of 666 or the fraction of 2/3 to “count” those out of the World’s population that He DID NOT chose for Salvation but has cut them off from His Kingdom of Heaven. And on “The Day of the Lord” which is the LAST DAY of DELIVERANCE AND JUDGMENT – this 2/3 Remnant will be “cut off” and “cast out” of the Kingdom of Heaven FOREVER. While on that SAME LAST DAY the 1/3 remnant who Christ has brought through the trials and tribulations of this world including today’s GREAT TRIBULATION -- will be RAPTURED and DELIVERED from the LAST 7th PLAGUE or 3rdWOE and from the WRATH of God. In other words -- the 2/3 Remnant who have been DECEIVED by SATAN will be “Left Behind” to watch THE RAPTURE of the 1/3 Saved Remnant only then to watch the Earth being destroyed by Fire. When they will next find themselves standing before Christ in Heaven sitting on His Great White Throne to pronounce the FINAL JUDGMENT on them. .
And CLEARLY – according to Christ’s True Gospel those with Satan’s “MARK OF THE BEAST” are the only ones who are now able to “buy and sell” in the External Global Harlot Church because Satan is NOW RULING THERE!!! And “The Man of Sin” ruling there with Satan has as his designated number the infamous number of 666 invisibly written upon him by Christ Himself. For his ruler has the name “DESTROYER” who is SATAN because it is written that Judgment must begin at the House of God where Satan is now destroying or leading to DESOLATION all those he has DECEIVED who now REFUSE to believe Christ’s True Eschatology which is what “The Abomination of Desolation” means that Christ prophesied we “Elect” would see right BEFORE His 2nd Coming.
The Fact That John Saw That Everyone Had to be “sealed” BEFORE the 7th Seal will be Poured Out Proves that The Rapture Takes Place on the LAST DAY
As I wrote in my last Commentary – the events of the awesome Book of Revelation are NOT written in chronological order – HARDLY!!! For Christ’s birth is recorded in Chapter 12 – NOT in Chapter 1. But the vision of the 7 seals are definitely opened chronologically. And the reason WHY is because Revelation Chapter 7 is a visionary interlude which shows what must happen before the event of the last 7th seal is poured out on “The Day of the Lord” which is the LAST DAY of this Human Race when THE RAPTURE will also take place according to Christ’s True Gospel. And in this 7th Chapter John is given his 2nd vision to illustrate that all Israel must be born on Earth to be “sealed” and invisibly “marked” by Christ and translated into His Spiritual Kingdom of Heaven before the Final Judgment in the opening of the 7th seal which is recorded in Revelation Chapter 8. And CLEARLY – Christ is referring to ALL the True Spiritual Israel of God which are those of us in THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST who exist now in the SPIRITUAL CITY of “Heavenly Jerusalem” here on Earth in our saved soul existence – NOT “the unsaved Jews of the Flesh” in the LITERAL CITY of Earthly Jerusalem in the Middle East as Man’s False Eschatology teaches.
In other words – the 7 visions of this awesome LAST BOOK of the Bible are apocalyptic and REVEAL what takes place during the whole 70th Week of Daniel which goes from the 1st Coming of Christ to His soon 2ndComing. And in John’s 7 visions Christ uses symbolism and CRYPTIC SPIRITUAL PICTURES to REVEAL to us in THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST His DIVINE PLAN for these last of the LAST DAYS. And certainly what is included in His DIVINE PLAN is to DEFEAT SATAN and His Vast Army of Antichrists in one Final Spiritual Battle before the opening of the Last 7th seal Judgment which takes place on the LAST DAY and is called “The Day of the Lord.” And clearly that LAST DAY when the 7thseal will be poured out is right on the Horizon now when John saw the 4 Angels of Christ standing on the four corners of the Earth holding back the WORLDWIDE JUDGMENT that Christ has NOW RELEASED to pour out today with these LAST 3 WOES.
And CLEARLY -- the four winds that they are holding back from hurting the Earth are symbolic of the wild spirit of the air -- which Christ’s True Gospel says is SATAN who is called by the CRYPTIC NAME of “The Prince of the Air” as we read in Ephesians 2:2-6. And it is clearly Satan’s Spirit of ANTICHRIST that has been LOOSED TODAY as a worldwide Judgment of evil that has been held back or restrained by Christ until “this proper time” of GREAT TRIBULATION -- that the Great Tribulation would not come upon the Earth until all the True Spiritual Israel of God are sealed first. And John clearly saw that WHEN the 4 Angels were released – that THEN this Great Tribulation period that we are obviously in NOW would occur where EVIL is spreading around the World like wildfire and Satan is NOW ruling at the END of his 4th and Final Epoch rule of this World. For clearly -- what John prophesied in his 2nd vision is what we are seeing NOW TODAY when we read:
“After these things I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the Earth, holding the four winds of the Earth, that the wind should not blow on the Earth, on the sea, or on any tree. Then I saw another angel ascending from the east, having “the seal” of the living God. And he cried with a loud voice to the four angels to whom it was granted to harm the Earth and the sea, saying, “Do not harm the Earth, the sea, or the trees till we have “sealed” the servants of our God on their foreheads.” And I heard the number of those who were sealed. One hundred and forty-four thousand (144,000) of all the tribes of the children of Israel were sealed.”
And rest assured this 144,000 is a CRYPTIC NUMBER for the redeemed 1/3 Remnant of this World made up of Jews and Gentiles out of every Nation on Earth today. For Christ has CLEARLY TODAY finished delivering His Remnant all throughout Human History beginning with the DELIVERANCE of Noah and his Family from the Great Flood which was then followed by the DELIVERANCE of His Remnant in the midst of the 10 Plagues that He poured out upon the unrighteous in Pharaoh’s Evil Egyptian Empire in Moses’ Day. And rest assured that the Chosen Remnant were delivered in Moses’ Day by Christ making a distinction between His people living in Goshen who He instructed to mark their doorposts with the Blood of the Lamb -- while the Egyptians were NOT as fortunate.
And those times of DELIVERANCE along with Christ’s DELIVERANCE AT THE CROSS -- FORESHADOW the 1/3 Remnant’s deliverance from the LAST 3 WOES of the Last 7 Plagues that are being poured out on Satan’s Kingdom of “Babylon the Great” today. For these LAST 3 WOES which are also the 5th – 6th and 7th Bowl Judgments are almost identical to the 8th – 9th – and 10th Plagues of Moses’ Day – THINK ABOUT IT!!!
And because these LAST 3 WOES are so great -- that is WHY we are shown in John’s 2nd vision recorded in Revelation Chapter 7 that we in THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST must be “sealed” with the Blood of the Lamb and the name of the Lord written SPIRITUALLY and invisibly on our foreheads BEFORE Satan is LOOSED. For THE MIND of ALL MANKIND is what Satan is trying to deceive because his Modus Operandi in fighting AGAINST CHRIST is still MIND CONTROL and the DECEPTION of His creation which is what Christ REVEALED to John that Satan will still be fighting with TODAY during this Final Spiritual Battle. And WHY we “Elect” need to be “sealed” so that we can’t be DECEIVED into HELL with Satan’s False Prophets who are being BLINDED now by Satan’s many DECEPTIONS.
In other words -- the invisible mark on our foreheads written there by CHRIST HIMSELF illustrates that we belong to Christ and cannot be harmed and DECEIVED as those of the unsaved world are who John saw had “THE MARK OF THE BEAST” written upon them and are now being DECEIVED royally especially concerning the Coronavirus. For it doesn’t take a “so called” World Renowned Bible Prophecy Expert to understand that Christ is allowing this Pandemic to bring Satan’s Kingdom of “Babylon the Great” down to Economic ruins when fortunately those of us in “The Kingdom of Heaven” will be “passed over” in this Final Judgment.
For Christ’s True Gospel REVEALS that it is the unsaved world that is appointed to His WRATH AND JUDGMENT now that Satan has been LOOSED to DECEIVE THE NATIONS -- while those of us who have the “seal” of God are NOT appointed to God’s WRATH but have been delivered from SATAN – SIN – and the 2ndDEATH at the Cross!!! And even though we are being affected by this time of GREAT TRIBULATION – Christ NEVER PROPHESIED that we “Elect” would be RAPTURED OUT of the Great Tribulation – ON THE CONTRARY!!! He prophesied in His Apocalyptic Discourse that we “Elect” in THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST would be going through it.
I mean – think about it – this Great Tribulation is the “proper time” of WRATH for the unsaved “Man of Sin” and LAWLESSNESS who has “THE MARK OF THE BEAST” written upon him – NOT for those of us in THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST who have been marked by Christ with The Blood of the Lamb. For Christ prayed that we in THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST would be protected by His name and by His “seal” of SALVATION even to the END OF THIS WORLD when we will be delivered at THE RAPTURE on the LAST DAY.
Christ Has Always Had Only One True Body of Believers and One True Holy Nation
At any Time in Human History – NOT 2!!!
HONESTLY – even though so much of Christendom has been DECEIVED to believe that Christ has 2 Bodies of People made up of “The Nation of Israel” and “The New Testament Church” – this False Eschatology of Man that is based on Dispensational Pre-Millennialism is A LIE. For it undermines what Christ did at the Cross which was to breakdown the Middle Wall that separates the Jews from the Gentiles and to reconcile both Jews and Gentiles together into THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST!!!
And it’s sad indeed that the False Gospel of Dispensationalism could very well be responsible for so many Professed Christians being “Left Behind” for Judgment on “The Day of the Lord” for their REFUSING to believe the TRUTH of Christ’s True Gospel while trusting in a False Gospel which saves NO ONE. And that’s WHY Christ had Paul prophesy this EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TRUTH of the True Gospel of Christ -- that He only has One True Body of Believers which took place by His breaking down the Middle Wall of Separation at the Cross when we read:
“For He Himself is our peace, who has made both ONE, and has broken down the Middle Wall of separation, having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace, and that He might reconcile them both to God in ONE BODY through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity. And He came and preached peace to you who were afar off and to those who were near. For through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father.”
Sadly for those NOT believing the Gospel Truth of these Words from Christ – they are trusting in a Gospel that DENIES any claim to True Christianity AT ALL!!! For the TRUE GOSPEL of Christ teaches that He has ALWAYS only had ONE TRUE BODY of Christian Believers made up of the 1/3 Remnant that He chose to save before the foundation of the World. And that means that at any time in Human History there has only been ONE TRUE HOLY NATION OF ISRAEL made up of the Remnant that Christ chose to save from both THE JEWS and the Gentiles in every Nation on Earth which was made a REALITY when Christ broke down the Middle Wall of separation at the Cross.
And if Dispensationalists insist that this is NOT the True Gospel of Christ – then they are calling Christ A LIAR and His Word UNTRUE. And that means that they are part of this Final Spiritual Battle of MAN AT WAR with Christ and His Word which is the CRYPTIC MEANING of “the Gog and Magog Battle” and is also the FINAL SPIRITUAL BATTLE of “Armageddon” that is going on NOW – THINK ABOUT IT!!!
The Gospel Truth is that there are 2 Spiritual Kingdoms – and that it is through “the name of Christ” that we in THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST have been kept and secure existing in the SPIRITUAL CITY of “Heavenly Jerusalem” after Christ called us and saved us and “sealed” us with His “MARK OF SALVATION” which is the Blood of the Lamb. While those who are of the world are NOT kept secure – NOR are they Christ’s servants. For John saw that they had been “sealed” by Christ in their foreheads with “THE MARK OF THE BEAST” and are SONS OF PERDITION reserved for HELL. While we 1/3 Remnant are kept through THE MIND OF CHRIST by SPIRITUALLY having His name written in their minds by Christ Himself – NOT BY MAN. The MARK ON THE FOREHEADS signifies that we worship Christ in “Spirit and in TRUTH” when we read of the Covenant of Grace that is prophesied in Daniel 9:27 that Christ has now made with “the many” of us in His Book of Life:
“For this is the (New) Covenant that I will make with the House of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put My laws in their mind and write them on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.” (Hebrews 8:10)
And isn’t that just what Christ prophesied through Zechariah over 2500 years ago – that He would bring His 1/3 Remnant made up of both Jew and Gentiles reconciled together into THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST through the trials and tribulations of this World???!!! And didn’t that fulfill the 1st Half of the 70th Week of Daniel’s Prophecy that Prophesied that Christ would be “the Messiah the Prince” who would come to confirm His New Covenant of Grace with “the many” of us in His Book of Life as we read in Daniel 9:27???!!! HONESTLY -- to DENY these FULFILLED prophesies is again to be AT WAR with Christ’s True Gospel.
For the fulfillment of the writing of the name of God on our foreheads and in our hearts was CLEARLY fulfilled when “the Messiah the Prince” came to restore His Millennial Kingdom at His 1st Coming which fulfilled the 1st Half of Daniel’s 70th Week Prophecy. For by Christ Himself invisibly writing on our foreheads and our hearts His Name and laws – He has made a new creation out of each of us that He chose to save. And now we make up a Nation of Godly men and women who are obedient to His Words and Laws that will not only guide us and will keep us through this time now of GREAT TRIBULATION but will be a reflection of His Light being “The City on a Hill” that is Christ’s Holy City shining for all the World to see in a World that grows Spiritually darker by the minute. For with Satan now being LOOSED to fight this Final Spiritual Battle by DECEIVING THE NATIONS – we need to shine our Light for Christ more than ever before.
But there’s just NO DENYING that the Gospel of Christ explicitly teaches that SPIRITUAL WARFARE will continue between the forces good and the forces of evil in this world coming from those who make up these 2 Spiritual Kingdoms until the VERY LAST DAY – NOT that Christ has 2 Bodies of people that He is trying to save which is Man’s False Eschatology. For Christ’s True Eschatology teaches that ALL OF MANKIND exists in one of these 2 Spiritual Kingdoms. And that before the LAST DAY Christ is NOW DEFEATING SATAN and those who belong to him who Christ has ALREADY invisibly marked with “THE MARK OF THE BEAST” by EXPOSING their Evil Deeds!!! In other words – this actual SPIRITUAL WARFARE is reaching its END now in this Final Spiritual Battle of “Gog and Magog” and “Armageddon” when Christ is REVEALING to us in THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST that the spiritual warfare and the forces in the world serve two distinct and contrary rulers who are “The Prince of the power of the air” who is SATAN -- and “The Prince of Peace” who is JESUS CHRIST!!! And that we are either ANTI-CHRIST – or PRO-CHRIST!!!
And CLEARLY we are given a CRYPTIC SPIRITUAL PICTURE of today’s Final Spiritual Battle when John saw Satan being LOOSED to lead those who belong to him in this Battle of “Gog and Magog” and “Armageddon” which is MAN AT WAR WITH CHRIST AND HISWORD!!! That’s WHY it just can’t be reiterated enough that the reason that Christ gave John the visions of the INVISIBLE MARKING of Mankind was to illustrate that “the seal” of Christ represents His security and the protection of His servants in ESPECIALLY this time of the FINAL JUDGMENT when John saw the LAST 3 WOES being poured out on Satan’s Kingdom of “Babylon the Great.” And clearly the 1st 2 of the LAST 3 WOES represent SPIRITUAL BLINDNESS which have already been poured out!!! For “the sea and trees” actually represent God’s people which is meant to illustrate that in the FINAL Judgments of the LAST 3 WOES being poured out TODAY -- that only those without the “seal” of God could be DECEIVED BY SATAN when John prophesied this HIGHLY CRYPTIC SPIRITUAL PICTURE of the command of Christ to Satan and his 200 MILLION Demonic Army:
“Then out of the smoke locusts came upon the Earth. And to them was given power, as the scorpions of the Earth have power. They were commanded NOT to harm the grass of the earth, or any green thing, or any tree, but only those men who do NOT have the seal of God on their foreheads.” (Revelation 9:3-4)
Make no mistake – this is CRYPTIC SPIRITUAL LANGUAGE and these are NOT LITERAL locusts shaped like horses that have the faces of men coming from a LITERAL BOTTOMLESS PIT and commanded not to hurt the LITERAL trees and grass of the Earth – HARDLY!!! For this is CRYPTIC SPIRITUAL LANGUAGE which is not to be interpreted LITERALLY but AS SPIRITUAL TRUTH!!! And the Spiritual Truth that Christ wanted to convey is a HIGHLY GRAPHIC picture of Him JUDGING those in the SPIRITUAL CITY of “Babylon the Great” TODAY!!! For Christ says do NOT hurt the earth or the sea or the trees who represent LIFE and the LIVING who are His servants that are SPIRITUALLY ALIVE until the Angels of Christ have “sealed” those who belong to Him with His “MARK OF SALVATION” or “The Blood of the Lamb”!!! And that means that everyone in Christ’s Book of Life has to have been born to be “sealed.”
And then AFTER we are all born to be saved and “sealed” by Christ and translated into the SPIRITUAL CITY of “Heavenly Jerusalem” -- John is next shown in his 3rd vision recorded above in Revelation Chapter 9 that Christ commands the 200 MILLION DEMONS that are LOOSED that they are only free to DECEIVE or hurt SPIRITUALLY those who
“are NOT sealed with the seal of God”!!!
In other words -- by this CRYPTIC LANGUAGE Christ is alerting us that this symbolism REVEALS that only the unsaved 2/3 Remnant of this world could be hurt by this DEMONIC ARMY of 200 MILLION DEMONS who Satan has control over coming up out of the Bottomless Pit that has now gone out to DECEIVE THE NATIONS. And THANKFULLY we also read in Revelation Chapter 9 that AT THIS TIME OF GREAT TRIBULATION when the 6th Trumpet is sounded and the Final Spiritual Battle has NOT ONLY BEGUN but is today reaching its END -- that the grass -- trees and green things represent those of the world who have Christ’s “seal” on us that cannot be hurt by Satan’s DECEPTIONS – proving once again that Christ has ALWAYS been the ONE who has done the marking of Mankind – THINK ABOUT IT!!!
And that is WHY the Judgment of Satan’s Final 4thKingdom has been held back and Satan bound until all those in Christ’s Book of Life could be born on Earth to be “sealed” who are to be sealed of God. Then could all the unsaved 2/3 Remnant that were “not sealed” with the “MARK OF SALVATION” but who had “THE MARK OF THE BEAST” invisibly written upon them by Christ could be hurt by these LAST 3 WOES – with the 1st 2WOES being SPIRITUALBLINDNESS!!! But those of us in THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST John saw who were “sealed” today with THE MARK OF SALVATION” would not be hurt but would be here to witness the Fall of Babylon. PROVING also that NO ONE IS RAPTURED until Christ has thoroughly DEFEATED SATAN and those in the SPIRITUAL CITY of “Babylon the Great”!!!
Today We Have Come to the End of The Final Spiritual Battle of “Gog and Magog”
When Satan has Now Been REVEALED as “THE ANTICHRIST”
HONESTLY – it is crystal CLEAR that the 1st 2 WOES of SPIRITUAL BLINDNESS have ALREADY been poured out today. For no matter how much we SONS OF GOD try to reason with the “SONS OF PERDITION” having “THE MARK OF THE BEAST” who belong to SATAN and are part of Satan’s VAST Army of Antichrists called by the name of “Magog” – these 2/3 unsaved Remnant of this World are TOTALLY BLINDED to the TRUTH of Christ’s True Gospel!!! In other words – they are just NEVER going to join hands with us around the Globe and have a “kumbaya” moment of worldwide harmony and Peace. Especially now that it is pretty obvious that Christ has LOOSED Satan to fight this Final Spiritual Battle of GOOD AND EVIL and TRUTH AND LIES that we are in NOW – THINK ABOUT IT!!!
For “The Rapture Truth” REVEALED in Christ’s True Eschatology prophesies those belonging to Satan with “THE MARK OF THE BEAST” will continue to hate and revile and war against those of us who belong to Christ right up to the VERY LAST DAY of this Human Race. In other words -- this Final Spiritual Battle will not be over until Christ defeats Satan and his False Prophets. And clearly – the FALL OF BABYLON by this Coronavirus is a good indication that Christ’s DIVINE PLAN of defeating Satan HAS ALREADY BEGUN with the pouring out of the 1st 2 WOES of DECEPTION and BLINDNESS!!!
CLEARLY – THE FALL OF BABYLON is a prophecy that Christ gave to Daniel and Ezekiel and John in their visions and is “The Rapture Truth Revealed” in Christ’s True Eschatology that must occur BEFORE the Deliverance of His “Elect” on the LAST DAY!!! For Christ had His True Prophets prophesy that the world would be ruled by the REPROBATE MIND of unsaved Mankind until the very last day of this Human Race when Christ comes to Deliver and RAPTURE us “Elect” and TO END SATAN’S WARFARE FOREVER!!! And it is the REPROBATE MIND that is ruling this World today along with Satan which is what “THE MARK OF THE BEAST” stands for CRYPTICIALLY. In other words -- “THE MARK OF THE BEAST” is the mark of a REPROBATE MIND ruled by Satan!!!
And clearly -- unsaved Mankind is described as “the unsaved Jews of the Flesh” in the Bible because they are men and women who are still in their sinful fleshly carnal state of being LOST and in League with and in Bondage to SATAN having never been saved by Christ. And we see this 2/3 Remnant out of the World’s population today being thoroughly DECEIVED by Satan to align themselves with him especially today now that he has been LOOSED to fight this Final Spiritual Battle. In other words -- Satan is the one who has DECEIVED the 2/3 Remnant of this World to join him in the FINAL REBELLION against Christ and His True Gospel at His 2ndComing NOW TODAY which is FORESHADOWED by Satan DECEIVING the Pharisees and the Sadducees to be AT WAR with Christ and His Word at His 1st Coming. For the BLINDING of the Pharisees and the 7 WOES that Christ pronounced upon them FORESHADOWS these LAST 3 WOES that are being poured out now TODAY on the 21st Century Pharisees for their being AT WAR with Christ and His True Gospel about His 2nd Coming – AGAIN – THINK ABOUT IT!!!
And because this 2/3 Remnant have been BLINDED and DECEIVED by Christ pouring out the 1st2 WOES which are the 5th and 6th Bowl Judgments – Christ has now given them TOTALLY over to Satan and they NOW have more of a REPROBATE MIND than ever before – which AGAIN is the meaning of “THE MARK OF THE BEAST”!!! For those having “THE MARK OF THE BEAST” have a REPROBATE MIND that is unapproved by Christ – which is an UNSOUND MIND that is a “flawed mind” that cannot make SOUND JUDGMENTS because it is a mind that is SPIRITUALLY marked by Christ with Satan’s Name and Number which is “THE MARK OF THE BEAST.” And it is this reprobate UNSOUND MIND that is Antithetical to those of us with THE MIND OF CHRIST which makes their ENMITY with Christ and us even stronger now that they have aligned themselves with SATAN’S Game plan to RULE THE WORLD TODAY through DECEPTION!!!
And now that Christ has LOOSED His restraint on Satan as part of His Worldwide Judgment of Evil during the End of Satan’s Final 4th Epoch rule – this world will only get WORSE – NOT BETTER!!! For Satan is not only ruling all the Nations in the United Nations but also all of the False Prophets and Religious Leaders of the External Global Harlot Church that John describes in The Book of Revelation!!! And Christ had Peter write about those with the reprobate mind of Cain and Esau who were like the men of Lot’s Day that Christ destroyed by Fire because of their wickedness when Peter describes the “depravity and DECEPTION” of these men who have always been in League with Satan. And clearly Peter prophesied their certain DOOM and Judgment which is coming SOON recorded in 2nd Peter Chapter 2.
CLEARLY – both Paul and Peter were prophesying from Christ what would become of this FINAL Apocalypse Generation that has NOW TODAY become unfaithful to Him and His Word while all the time thinking they are at PEACE WITH HIM. I DON’T THINK SO!!! For Christ’s True Gospel prophesies that destruction will come upon them as “a thief in the night” just like Judgment fell on the wicked in Noah’s Day and in Lot’s Day!!! And make no mistake -- it is those of Satan’s EVIL GENERATION who will be Judged for their aligning themselves with “THE BEAST” who has from the beginning of time been SATAN. For they are the ones who have the invisible name and number of “THE MARK OF THE BEAST” which was put there by Christ Himself -- NOT will be put there by One Particular Man of the Future – HARDLY!!!
SADLY – so much of Christendom is unknowingly TODAY MAKING WAR with the 2 Witnesses as John saw in his 3rd vision which represent the True Eternal Universal Church of Christ on Earth at His 2ndComing. And this Final Spiritual Battle that is now taking place in the 2nd half of the 70thWeek of Daniel -- is recorded in John’s 4th vision in Revelation 13 when we read that Satan is LOOSED to MAKE WAR and overcome those of us in The True Eternal Universal Church of Christ – NOT to be confused with those in the External Global Harlot Church whose False Prophets John saw were in League with Satan when we read:
“And I saw one of his heads as if it had been mortally wounded, and his deadly wound was healed.” (which proves this is SATAN because in Genesis 3:15 we read the prophecy of Christ bruising Satan’s head which was fulfilled at Christ’s 1st Coming at the cross. And after this -- his deadly head wound was healed -- meaning Satan had to be LOOSED for a short period as we read in Revelation 13:3 and 20:3 which is happening NOW TODAY at the end of the 2ndhalf of Daniel’s 70th Week Prophecy!!!)
“And all the world marveled and followed THE BEAST. (which refers to the 2/3 Remnant of the World who are the False Prophets that belong to Satan and who Christ chose NOT TO SAVE!!!) So they worshiped the Dragon who gave authority to (those in) THE BEAST (SYSTEM of Satan’s oppressive Governments that he is ruling over in the United Nations!!!); and they worshiped THE BEAST, saying, “Who is like THE BEAST? Who is able to make war with him?”
And he was given a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies, and he was given authority to continue for forty-two months. (42 months) Then he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme His name, His tabernacle, and those who dwell in Heaven. It was granted to him to MAKE WAR with the saints and to overcome them. And authority was given him over every tribe, tongue, and nation. All who dwell on the Earth will worship him, whose names have NOT been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.” (CLEARLY – this is a prophecy of SATAN who is NOW “THE ANTICHRIST”!!!)
The LOOSING of Satan Has Now Taken Place in The 2ndHalf of Daniel’s 70th Week Prophecy According to Christ’s True Gospel
Revelation Chapter 11 and Revelation Chapter 13 are the same CRYPTIC SPIRITUAL PICTURE of the assault upon the True Eternal Universal Church of Christ by the Kingdom of Satan (which includes “the BEAST SYSTEM” of not only the United Nations but also the External Global Harlot Church!!!) and how the Holy City is trampled underfoot by those under Satan’s rule during these LAST DAYS of his Final 4th Kingdom. And we cannot help but notice that Christ’s True Eschatology continually uses the language that it was “GIVEN” unto them that they can now TODAY MAKE WAR with Christ and were BLINDED by Satan to do so. And Revelation Chapter 13 says power was “GIVEN” to him (referring to SATAN!!!) to continue forty two months. (42 months) And Revelation Chapter 11says the court was “GIVEN” to the (unsaved) Gentiles and they would tread the Holy City down
forty-two months. (42 months)
And then in Revelation 17:17 – Christ is prophesying about this same episode of Judgment on the unfaithful Harlot Church when it says that GOD put it into their hearts to fulfill His will and to agree and “GIVE” their Kingdom to “THE BEAST” until God’s Word is fulfilled – which is happening right now TODAY if one has THE MIND OF CHRIST to understand it and the Spiritual eyes of Christ to see it.
For according to Christ’s True Gospel -- it is Christ Himself who is bringing this Judgment upon the unfaithful Church just like He did in Daniel and Ezekiel and Jeremiah’s Day for their Apostasy and unfaithfulness. In other words -- Christ takes full responsibility for doing this as we read in 2nd Thessalonians 2:10-11. For it is CHRIST HIMSELF who has LOOSED the Evil Spirit of ANTICHRIST that is spreading around the Globe like Wildfire today now that Christ has taken His restraint off of Satan and LOOSED him to DECEIVE THE NATIONS and especially those in his Kingdom of “Babylon the Great” in the Harlot Church!!!
For it is extremely obvious that the Harlot Church is part of this VAST ARMY that have now “GIVEN” their power to Satan and that they have been DECEIVED by Satan to MAKE WAR with Christ and us in THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST. CLEARLY – it is Christ Himself who is bringing this Judgment just as He has warned the Church He would do if they did not repent and remember from where they had fallen. So this Judgment should not be something which is unexpected.
And the 42 months of Satan prospering is also spoken of as time, times, and half of time” (1+2+1/2 or 3 1/2) as we read in Daniel’s vision –
which is what we see happening NOW when we read:
“He shall speak pompous words against the Most High, (and) shall persecute the Saints of the Most High, and shall intend to change times and law(s). Then the saints shall be given into his hand for a time and times and half a time.” (Daniel 7:25)
This is the forty-two months which is Spiritually three and one half years corresponding to the last half of the final week (or weeks of years) prophesied in the 70 Weeks of Daniel Chapter 9. It is when the overspreading of ABOMINATION leaves the unfaithful desolate because of their “falling away” from the faith. THINK ABOUT IT – the 1st half or 3 ½ years of Daniel’s 70th Week Prophecy is the time of Church outreach when Christ began His Evangelization Program. And the 2nd half or 3 ½ years or “42 months” speaks of the time after the true testimony in the Church is shattered by “THE BEAST” who is SATAN that has NOW BEEN LOOSED to DECEIVE THE NATIONS and to fight this Final Spiritual Battle as “THE ANTICHRIST” who is also “the little horn” and “the 8th King” of this Final 4th Kingdom of Satan. And make no mistake -- all of this is REVEALED to Daniel in the Statue of Satan in King Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream and THEN confirmed in John’s 7 visions!!!
A Few Closing Thoughts
Until my Next Commentary just remember that Christ came to set OUR SOULS FREE the 1st Time and that He is Coming Back this 2ndTime to set us FREE BODILY from this SATANIC BONDAGE that we are now being subjected to in so many oppressive LOCKDOWNS enforced upon us by Governors and Mayors and so many World Leaders who only want more and more POWER – NOT to do Christ’s Will. For Christ’s Will is that His people be FREE from SATANIC BONDAGE. And that is WHY Christ is coming back to DEFEAT SATAN and those in League with him once and FOREVER!!!
CLEARLY -- the 1st time Christ came was as “a Lamb led to the slaughter” – BUT NOT THIS TIME!!! This time He is coming back as “THE LION OF JUDAH” and NO ONE is getting Raptured until Satan and his ilk are thoroughly DEFEATED by Christ and those of us in Christ’s Christian Army today on Earth that are fighting SATAN’S LIES right alongside of Christ in this Final Spiritual Battle of “Gog and Magog”!!! That is WHY we in Christ’s Christian Army need to be strapping on our Armor just like Paul wrote in Ephesians Chapter 6 because the “Day of Evil” and the GREAT TRIBULATION is HERE!!! And it gets GREATER every day now with the Final Spiritual Battle raging between those of us in The Kingdom of Christ -- and those in the Kingdom of Satan who are AT WAR with Christ and His Word and those of us standing up for His True Gospel. But TRUTHFULLY -- we living today in THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST are so very privileged to stand alongside of Christ as His Christian Warriors.
For Christ is not only fighting for us but is about to Sound the LAST 7th TRUMPET to RAPTURE AND DELIVER US to the New Heavens and the New Earth!!! My prayer is that Christ will help us to MOVE FORWARD IN FAITH as His trusted Warriors fighting Satan and his LIES and the LIES of Man’s False Eschatology – especially THE LIE about “THE MARK OF THE BEAST” . . . . . Mary Sullivan