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  • Title: Who is the AntiChrist? | 666 | The Mark of the Beast | 666 Truth
    Descriptive info: .. Who Is The Antichrist?.. 666 and The Mark.. USA In Bible Prophecy.. Antichrist Quiz.. 666 Decoder.. 666.. ….. For many people, just saying the number sends shivers up their spines, as it conjures up ominous images of secret occult ceremonies and the cataclysmic final days of Bible prophecy.. Some have even refused to accept phone numbers, license plates, and credit cards containing “.. ” There is even a very long word made up for the sole purpose of describing this superstitious phobia — “hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia.. ”.. For instance, Highway.. , which runs from Gallup, New Mexico, to Monticello, Utah, is nicknamed the ".. Devil's Highway.. " because of the.. Scripture.. that identifies this number with of the beast power of Revelation.. “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 and sixty-six” (Revelation 13:18).. This satanic connotation combined with Highway.. ’s unusually high fatality rate convinced some people that  ...   doesn’t have to be a mystery either — as you’ll find out when you explore 666truth.. org! The Bible is abundantly clear on what 666 has to do with prophecy ….. Some Interesting Facts About 666.. Still, you might be interested to know that mathematically,.. is a very unique number that’s found abundantly in mathematics.. For instance:.. It is the sum of the first 36 whole numbers (1, 2, 3, 4 … on up to 36 = 666).. This also means all the numbers on a roulette wheel total.. ! But while going to the.. casino.. might cost you dearly, you will not automatically receive the mark of the beast playing this game.. Organic molecules are based on carbon-12, with 6 protons and 6 neutrons in the nucleus, surrounded by 6 electrons.. If you add up the first six Roman numerals, IVXLCD, the total is, you guessed it,.. Prayer Requests.. |.. Contact Us.. Site Map.. | Copyright 2009 - Present by Amazing Facts |.. Webmaster (guarded by anti-spam solution)..

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  • Title: Who Is the Antichrist? | 666 Truth
    Descriptive info: Home.. History.. Who Is the Antichrist?.. 666 and the Mark.. Antichrist Myths.. 666 Secrets.. Free Resources.. Free Book Library.. Audio and Video.. Request Free Book.. Three Steps To Heaven.. The Prophecy Code.. Website Banners.. Links.. The Number 666.. Bible School.. Ask A Bible Question.. Store.. Revelation Reveals The Antichrist.. Transcript.. Tonight we have a lesson that is very important and yet very sensitive and even a little bit controversial.. Our subject tonight is dealing with the antichrist of.. Revelation.. , “Revelation Reveals the.. Antichrist.. ” And I want to remind you that there is an Amazing Fact Study Guide that corresponds with this that has a lot of the same plus even more information, many of the facts in the Scriptures that you’re going to be hearing about that some of the sites have and it can also be ordered, and it’s called, “Who Is The Antichrist”?.. Now as we get into our lesson, maybe I should set the stage by having you turn to the book of Revelation chapter 13, this is where you find.. the beast.. I was gonna get right into the program but I’d rather open up and get right into the word.. Revelation chapter 13, first of all when we think of the Beast of Revelation 13 it’s a--it’s a common misunderstanding, there are actually two beasts.. Revelation 13 verse 1, “Then I stood on the sand of the sea and I saw a beast rising up out of the sea.. ” Now you go to Revelation 13 verse 11, “Then I saw another beast coming out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon.. ” So how many beast in Revelation 13? We always think of the mark of the beast but there are really two beasts there.. We’ll say more about that later.. When we talk about the antichrist and the beast, a lot of people wonder, “Are they the same? Is it different”? The word “antichrist” does not appear in Revelation.. That shocked me when I first heard that.. Some people think the book of Revelation is all about the antichrist, the word does not even appear there.. The word “antichrist” appears, well, four times, “antichrist,” the word “antichrists” appears once, total of five times, and they’re in the books of John, I John, II John.. And matter of fact, John back in his day said tha--said, “There are even now many antichrists.. The word “antichrist” means in opposition to or in place of Christ.. So this power is opposed to or putting itself in place of Christ, meaning attempting to counterfeit or to be a manufactured false representation.. So just--we’re gonna go back to Revelation 13, turn with me to Daniel 7.. Now we’ve learned in prophecy code the key to unlock Revelation is by having an understanding of the other books of prophecy in the Bible.. In Daniel chapter 7, is a prophecy where it deals with these beasts that come up out of the sea.. The fourth of these four beasts is the antichrist and synonymous with the beast of Revelation 13.. In the Book of Daniel, God tries to give the history of God’s people in the battle between the kingdom of God and the kingdoms of the world, and He gives it in a number of visions.. Daniel chapter 2, it’s given in the vision of a metal man, head of gold is Babylon, arms are Medo-Persia, and this is all explained in--in the prophecy, the belly bronze is Greece, the legs of iron are Rome, the feet of iron and clay represent the divisions of the Roman Empire.. And then a stone comes, the rock of Ages, Jesus, destroys this idol and fills the whole earth.. Bible says the knowledge of the Lord will fill the whole earth.. Then you get to Revelation, I’m sorry, Daniel chapter 7, it tells a similar hers--history but now it’s using a vision of a lion, a bear, a leopard, and this other strange beast.. In Daniel chapter 8 it does it in the context of a goat and a ram.. Then when you get to Daniel chapter 10, 11, and 12, it becomes even more intricate.. Every prophecy gives deeper detail.. Revelation has something of the same.. In Revelation it gives the history of the church from the first coming to the second coming; first it’s in the religious history, the seven churches of Revelation chapters 2 and 3.. Then you’ve got the political history of the church in the seven seals of Revelation.. Then you have a military history of the church in the seven trumpets of Revelation.. God is trying to give us perspective.. You know that’s one reason we’ve got two eyes.. You get your depth and you get two ears so you can hear an stereo and I supposed there’s a reason we have two nostrils, I’m not sure what that is.. But I know why God give us one mouth, that’s all we can handle.. But so you get the different dimensions of the prophecies through this repetition.. Alright, let’s start reading quickly, Revelation 7, I’m gonna jump right to verse 2, no, no, no, no, no, Daniel chapter 7, thank you.. Daniel 7 verse 2, “And Daniel spoke saying, I saw in my vision by night, and, behold, the four winds of heaven were stirring up a great sea.. “And four great beast(s) came up from the sea, each different form the other.. The first was like,’” a what? “A lion, and he had eagle’s wings and I watched till its wings are plucked off, and it was lifted up from the earth, and made a stand upon two feet like a man, and a man’s heart was given to it.. “Then suddenly another beast, second, like a bear, it raised itself up on one side, and had three ribs in its mouth between its teeth, and they said thus to it, arise, devour much flesh.. After this I looked, and behold, there was another, like a leopard, which had on his back four wings of a bird, and the beast also had four heads; and dominion was given to it.. ”.. “And after this,” here’s the fourth beast, the antichrist power, “a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, exceedingly strong, that had huge iron teeth,” don’t forget the iron, “it was devouring, breaking in pieces, and trampling the residue with its feet.. It was different from all the beast(s) that were before it, and had ten horns.. ” Just like the metal image had ten toes.. “I was considering the horns, and there came up another little horn among the ten and coming up before whom three of the first ones were plucked up by the roots.. And there was in this horn the eyes like the eyes of a man and a mouth speaking great and pompous words.. And I’m gonna jump down here.. Daniel is talking to the angel.. He wants to know a lot more it says he was especially concerned about the fourth beast.. And he said in verse 19, “I wish to know the truth about the fourth beast,” cause this one it says is gonna persecute the saints.. And verse 23, “The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom on the earth, which will be different from all the other kingdoms, it will devour the whole earth, trample it, break it in pieces.. “The ten horns are ten kings who will arise from this kingdom, and another shall arise after them.. He’ll be different from the first ones, he’ll subdue three kings, he’ll speak pompous words against,” I mean, great words, blasphemous words, against, “the Most High.. He’ll persecute the saints of the Most High, he will intend, he will think to change times and laws.. Then the saints will be given into his hand for a time, and a times and half a time.. ” That’s 42 months, three and a half years, a time is one year that means a complete cycle of the seasons, a times is a couple or two, that’s three, total, and a half.. In a Jewish calendar 300 and 60 days, 42 months, 12 hundred and sixty days, it all adds up to the same period you find in Revelation.. “But the court will be seated and they shall take away his dominion.. Alright, now with that background, I wanna go to the screen it helps us to sometimes visualize some of these things.. We’re gonna do questions and answers, lot of information, so you ever take a tape player and turn it on fast so it talks real fast, that’s how I’m gonna sound tonight.. But I want you to do that with your listening as well, you record quicker tonight; a lot to cover.. Then th--Revelation 14 verse 9, why is this subject important for us to understand, these three angels’ messages that we’ve talked about just before Jesus comes? “The third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice; If any man worships the beast and its image and receives his mark on his forehead or his hand, he himself will also drink the wine of the wrath of God, that is poured out in full strength into the cup of His indignation, and he will be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb.. And the smoke of their torment will ascend up forever and ever, they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.. Now friends, I think that that is a sobering truth to consider, because the most fearsome curse in the Bible is pronounced against those who worship the beast, the antichrist, and his image.. Do we need to know who that is? Yes, we do! It is something that ought to make us shutter and tremble to think I could ignorantly worship that power and not know it.. I always like to interject an amazing fact, now would be a good time.. How many of you heard of Barnum and Bailey’s Circus? A famous circus, the founder of that of course was P.. T.. Barnum.. And he was quite a huckster, a real interesting character.. He had a museum in New York City of oddities.. And you--you’ve heard of Tom Thumb, he had this midget that he called “General Tom Thumb.. ” Of course, he wasn’t a general, but he gave him that name.. Ah, this slave named Joyce Heath, who is probably in her 80’s, but he told everyone she was a hundred and 61 years old and she used to be the nanny of George Washington.. People lined up and they’d paid money to see this.. He took the head of a monkey and attached it to a fish body, stuffed fish body, and he said it was a mermaid.. And people lined up, and he had a whole museum full of these things.. And he would mix a few true things with something really bogus things and folks didn’t know what to think but they paid a lot of money to come.. Well Burnham heard about the Cardiff giant, evidently, some characters in upstate New York, they had--they wanted to pull a prank on the people.. And they hired an artist to carve this I don’t know, 9 or 12 foot long made out of gypsum giant that looked like a dead person that had been mummified.. They buried it on a friend’s farm who was part of the plot, let the grass grow over it for a year, then they did this all very secretly.. Then they hired a well driller to drill right on the spot where this was.. And they discovered, he said, “I’ve hit something” and they said, “Dug it up,” and pretty soon all these people in the town gathered to see this Cardiff’s giant.. And they were paying money, 50 cents a pop to see this.. Well when Barnum heard that he offered 60,000 dollars to buy this granite block or gypsum block.. And the man said, “No, I’m making too much money,” said, “Then, well I’ll carve my own.. ” So Barnum carved his own Cardiff giant, he says, “That’s the false one I’ve got the real one here.. Well the guys that pulled the prank on the farm they took him to court to sue him.. They said, “He’s copying our giant.. ” And the judge realized they’re both frauds and he said, “You can’t make a counterfeit of a fraud.. ” And all these people were going to worshiping these two counterfeit giants and they’re just blocks of granite, paying money to stare at it; kind’a pathetic.. You ever heard the expression, “there’s a sucker born every minute”? That’s what Hannum said when he saw the people lining up to see Barnum’s giant.. Barnum is not the one who actually said that, it was his critics who said that about him.. But just gives you a little background of how people will line up to worship a counterfeit.. And so we’ve got to know what is the true and what is the false.. DB—Sermon Question #1: Question number one in our study.. In Daniel chapter 7 we see four beasts coming up out of the sea, and what do these beast(s) represent?.. One is like a lion, one is like a bear with three ribs in his mouth, one is like a leopard with wings, and of course the other’s this non-descript beast.. The fourth beast it says shall be the fourth kingdom on the earth.. What a beast represent? These beasts in prophecy represent these kingdoms, these powers, and so it’s the fourth beast, it’s the fourth kingdom.. Different kingdoms have animals that often represent them.. When you think of the United States what animal do you think of? You think of the eagle, incidentally, that was also the animal for ancient Pagan Rome.. And I’m not sure I think in Australia, it’s a Koala Bear? Maybe New Zealand it’s the Kiwi? You know different beasts or countries have their national animal, right? What are the waters represent? Revelation chapter 17 verse 15.. The waters are peoples and multitudes, and tongues, and nations.. So these represent all the different peoples of the world.. DB—Sermon Question #2: Question number two.. The four beasts of Daniel chapter 7 represent the four world kingdoms that you find.. Daniel chapter 2 verse 38 and 39 tells us Babylon is the first kingdom represented as a lion in Daniel chapter 7.. What do the eagles wings mean and what do the four winds of verse 2 represent?.. Well you remember this lion that we saw had two wings like an eagle and end up getting plucked and a man’s heart is given to it.. You can read in Jeremiah 4 and Habakkuk chapter 1 that the eagles wings represent speed and also magnificence, or majesty, something exalted.. The winds, Revelation chapter 7 verse 1 tells us 1 through 3, represent wings of strife, commotion, turmoil, like a storm.. And so these symbols, these keys, begin to help us understand what the code of prophecy is.. DB—Sermon Question #3: Number three.. What kingdom does the bear represent?.. Cha--Daniel chapter 7 verse 5.. And what are the three ribs in its mouth? What do they symbolize?.. Well, if you read in Daniel chapter 8 in the vision of the goat and the ram, it backs up and it gives you the interpretation.. Remember the cl--the key is to understand the Bible, compare scripture with scripture.. Often if you keep reading in prophecy you begin to understand what was said earlier.. And we learned that this bear represents what kingdom? The Medo-Persian kingdom, and the three ribs in its mouth represent the three world powers that fell as it came into power being; Babylon, Lydia, and Egypt.. And it stood upon one side, one side higher than the other because the Medo-Persian kingdom was sort of a conglomeration of two kingdoms.. The Persians were much stronger and they ended up taking over.. DB—Sermon Question #4: Number four.. Greece is the third kingdom, Daniel chapter 8 verse 21 tells us, the angel tells us it’s Greece, represented by a leopard.. And a leopard is an animal that is known for its speed and its stealth.. And the--the way Alexander conquered so quickly is indicative of that.. With four wings and four heads; what do the heads represent? And what do the four wings represent?.. Well the--the leopard represent speed, the wings represent also the speed; four wings because the kingdom of Alexander, and four heads, when he died, was divided among his four generals.. The four heads represent the four kingdoms into which the Empire of Alexander the Great was divided when he died.. These four generals were headed by Casiander (Cassander), Lysimachus, Ptolemy, and Seleucius (Seleucus).. And so those were the four divisions of the Alexandrian Empire.. And everything happened exactly as the prophecies foretold.. Isn’t that fascinating? And you know when Daniel made this prophecy Greece was a bunch of tribes, who would have ever predicted that they would rule the world?.. Without wanting to ever offend anybody, I mean if I should tell you right now that someday Uruguay is gonna be the world power.. No offense to our friends who are in Uruguay, but how many of you would put money on that? That’s how likely it seemed when Daniel said that Greece was gonna be a world power.. Only God could know that, amen? And this is a picture of how vast the kingdom of Alexander the Great was.. DB—Sermon Question #5: Number five.. The Roman Empire, the fourth k--world kingdom is represented by this horrible monster, this beast with iron teeth.. Now I should pause right here, you remember the iron represents Rome in Daniel chapter 2.. So that’s a clue right there.. What do the horns represent? And what do these horns do?.. You read in Daniel chapter 8 verse 20 again when it’s describing the pair--the vision of the goat and the ram it tells us these horns that you saw represent the kings of Mede and Persia.. Horns represent kings or kingdoms.. And so this beast, the fourth beast, has got ten horns so what does that mean? Ten kingdoms.. If you know even your basic elementary history, if you made it through elementary school, you remember that when the Roman Empire began to unravel around 486, it divided into the ten nations of Europe today.. And they have some ancient names, you see a map there of what it something it looked like.. Don’t miss the North Africa there, you see the Vandals, and to the right of your screen, the Heruli and the Visigoths, up by Spain.. The more modern names the Alem--Alemanni would be Germany; and those who speak Spanish know Aleman is--is German, the Franks, the French; the Burgundians, Switzerland; the Suevites, Portuguese; Lombards, Italy; Visigoths, Spain; Anglo-Saxons is England, then of course, you got the Vandals, Heruli, and Ostrogoths.. Why does it say destroyed by them? You remember when this horn comes into power it says he plucks up three other horns.. Stay with us.. Now I want you to consider some of the parallels that we’re gonna discover between the visions of Daniel and Revelation, especially Daniel chapter 7, Revelation chapter 13, this beast.. antichrist power.. You notice, of course, that when you read in Daniel chapter 7 you get Babylon, a lion; Medo-Persia, bear; Greece is a leopard; and then this fourth beast which is Rome.. Now go to Revelation 13, you’ll see something very interesting here.. And we’re looking at the first beast or the antichrist power.. “I stood upon the sand of the sea,” waters represent multitudes of peoples, nations, and tongues according to Revelation 17, “and I saw a beast rise up out of the sea having seven heads and,” how many horns? “Ten horns,” just like the beast in Daniel 7, “and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads names of blasphemy.. ” We just read where the beast power was guilty of blasphemy; speaking great words against the Most High, remember? “Now the beast that I saw was like unto a leopard,” did we see a leopard before? “And his feet were like the feet of a bear, and his mouth was like the mouth of a lion, and the dragon gave him his power, his throne, and great authority.. ” Wait a second here, Daniel, looking forward said lion, bear, leopard, strange beast, ten horns.. Now in Revelation it says, strange beast, ten horns, leopard, bear, lion, exact reverse, why? Because now when John has a vision of Revelation who’s ruling the world? Rome! He’s looking back, Daniel was looking forward.. What perfect s--harmony, I mean, statistically for that to happen by accident is like 1 in 16, so it’s perfect harmony here.. Now the parallels that you’ll see between Daniel 7 and Revelation 13, Revelation 13 you’ve got a lion, you got one in Daniel 7, a bear, a leopard, both places.. The dragon—a dragon, ten horns—ten horns, a mouth—a mouth, wars on the saints, overcomes them, rules three and a half years, in Dan--in Revelation 13 it calls it 42 months, same period of time, right? If you got 30 days to a Jewish month, there on lunar calendar, 42 months is same as three and a half years or 1200 and 60 days.. The numbers fit perfectly.. DB—Sermon Question #6: Question number six.. Am I going too fast? We all still together? Okay.. In Daniel chapter 7 in its prophecy, what happens next?.. It says, “And I consider the horns,” these ten horns of the Roman Empire, “and behold, there came up among them another little horn before whom three of the first horns,” the ten divisions, “were plucked up by the roots.. But, behold, in this horn were the eyes like the eyes of a man and a mouth speaking great things.. ” Now we’re going to identify for you who this first beast is in Revelation 13 and who this antichrist power is.. DB—Sermon Question #7: Question number seven.. Are there some clear points that help us to identify this antichrist power?.. Let’s review the details that we’ve gleaned from Revelation 13 and from Daniel and let’s assemble them and let’s line them up and say who is it? Does it sound like the way to evaluate Bible study? Compare scripture with scripture.. I’ve got it so you don’t confuse this with the Bible questions, I’m using letters, I’ve got ten letters A through J, alright.. (A) Number one—it says this little horn kingdom comes up among them.. It comes up among the ten horns of Western Europe, the Roman Empire, so it’d be somewhere in Western Europe, okay?.. (B) B, and if this makes sense, I wanna hear an “amen,” alright? It would have a man as its head.. Says there was eyes of a  ...   Pope was taken into captivity and they lost their uninterrupted power for a time.. But the Bible Prophecy would be the deadly wound would be healed and we’ll talk about that.. (H) It says in answer H, indicator H.. It would speak great words of blasphemy against the.. Most High.. Now I’ve got to be very delicate because I don’t wanna ridicule anyone’s belief.. I’m just going by what the Bible says and what the teachings, the official teachings of the church are, and I’ll have to respectfully disagree with that.. What is the Bible definition for blasphemy? Two things and we’ll give you the scriptures to prove this here.. Claiming to have the power to forgive sin, biblically, is called blasphemy.. They accused Jesus of this.. Claiming to be God is biblically called blasphemy.. It says in Revelation 13:6, “He opens his mouth in blasphemy against God to blaspheme His name.. ” And it tells us in II Thessalonians this power, “He opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or is worshipped so that he sits in the temple of God showing himself that he is God.. Don’t forget that.. How many of you have heard this verse before and some people think this means they’re gonna rebuild the temple? I’ve heard it used that way.. We’ve learned that the temple, you are the temple of God.. This power sits over the church putting himself in the position of God.. Now look at the Bible definitions for blasphemy.. The Jews said to Jesus, “For a good work we’re not gonna stone you but for blasphemy, because you, being a man, make yourself God.. Alright, let’s find out does it fit that definition? You can read in Evangelical Letters of Leo XIII, I’m sorry, Leo VIII: “We hold” this is from Pope Leo, “We hold upon this earth the place of God almighty.. ” Well, biblically, that fits the definition.. Now they may believe that but I respectfully disagree.. And again, on April 30th 1922, Pope Pius VI said: “You know that I am the Holy Father, the representative of God on earth, the Vicar of Christ, which means that I am God on the earth.. ” See, that’s--biblically, that’s called blasphemy.. But this is what their title; their official title is Vicar of Christ.. They say, “We are Christ’s representative on earth.. My Bible says the Holy Spirit is sent to represent Him.. Another definition, it says the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason with Jesus and they said, “Who is this that blasphemes, who is this that speaks blasphemies? Who can forgive sins but God alone”? And they’re right, only God can forgive sin.. That’s a biblical truth.. Does the Roman Church claim to have that power? Does the papacy claim to have that power?.. According to the “Dignities and Duties of the Priest,” page 27 volume 12, “God Himself is obliged to abide by the judgments of His priest and either not to pardon or to pardon according as they refused or give absolution.. The sentence of the priest precedes,” goes first, “and God subscribes to it.. ” Man does not have the power to forgive sin.. So there’s a lot of lovely people, you’d be surprised how many even Catholics don’t know this.. But biblically, this is not accurate.. (I) Indicator I.. He would think to change times and laws—another power, another sign.. Well, now a quote from “Decretal, de Tranlatic Episcopal,” some of this is in Latin and I don’t read Latin very well.. “The Pope has power to change times, to abrogate laws, and to dispense with all things, even the precepts of Christ.. ” And I think all of you know, has the church instituted festivals and feast days and things that you don’t find anywhere in the Bible? Yeah, of course, they do.. Where does in the Bible say you can’t eat fish on Friday or some of these things? Yeah, so--so there’s a lot of this that’s going on in history.. You don’t technically find lent in the Bible do you? You show me where the scripture is.. You know this is probably a point to pause and I--I want you to know, who do you think the first one was that suggested that the papacy was the antichrist? You know who it was? The first Pope! Let me read to you and you can check on these references I’ll give them to you.. Pope Gregory the Great from 540 to 604, he wasn’t the first Pope, but one of the first.. He was one of the four original doctors of the church, he became known as Saint Gregory at the end of the ancient period of the church, he said such a church teaching came from the spirit of antichrist.. Here’s his quote he wrote: “I confidently affirm that whoever calls himself the universal bishop or desires to be so called, is in his pride a forerunner of antichrist.. ” This was written by a Pope.. And he was against the idea that one individual should be called the Supreme Bishop.. And that’s what the word “Papa” or the Papal system or the Pope, it’s all built around this supreme father.. I mean, you know my Dad, I was so disappointed with him when he met the Pope he says, “Ah, I was so excited and I kissed his ring.. ” And I thought, oh Dad.. Now my Dad was such a proud man I never thought—I wouldn’t do that.. I mean the Bible says you’re not supposed to worship a man.. I mean he might be a wonderful man, but you know at the end of the day everyone’s socks smell, right? And so the idea that you would worship somebody like that and kiss their ring, I don’t wanna be disrespectful, I’m really sorry.. I mean he may be a really wonderful man, maybe a very kind, a courageous man, done a lot of good, but you don’t worship them.. Let me give you the--the whole issue we’re dealing with in this seminar it’s a prophecy code, we’re dealing with what does the Bible say, that’s what we wanna know, amen? We said this is our source book, if you’re using other sources then we’re not on common ground.. The Bible teaches that we’re not to bow down to statues, Exodus chapter 20 verse 4 and 5.. The Roman Catholic Church says that we can bow down to statues, isn’t that right?.. Now in North America you don’t see this, not much of it, but you ought to go to Spain, go to--go to South and Central America, go to some of these and I tell you, it is just the most blatant form of idolatry that carry them up and down the street, they adorn them, they kiss them.. Go to Saint Peters Cathedral in Rome, the actual statue of St.. Peter, oh, a little amazing fact for you.. Are you aware that the statue of Saint Peter that is in Saint Peter’s Basilica in Rome is older than St.. Peter? It used to be the statue of Jupiter, they took it out of the temple of Jupiter and they put it in the Basilica and the foot has been kissed off several times and replaced.. How many of you knew that? The foot has been kissed away it’s true.. You can look in the National Geographic it’s a pictures of people kissing the foot.. I don’t mean to ridicule but it’s idolatry, friends.. The Bible.. says don’t do that, New Testament, “Keep yourself from idols,” amen? Anytime you worship an idol it lowers your concept of God, it doesn’t exalt it.. You get a little plastic figurine of Jesus on the dashboard of your car, you think that it’s gonna exalt your concept of God?.. The Bible teaches that all have sinned except Jesus.. But my Roman Catholic friends teach that Mary was sinless, that’s part of their doctrine.. Bible says all have sinned except Jesus.. That would include Mary.. Even though she was a holy woman, she was a saint, doesn’t mean that she was sinless, that’s different.. The Bible teaches that Jesus is the only mediator between God and man, I Timothy 2 verse 5, oh and the other references I forgot to give you, Romans 3 verse 10 through 12; Hebrews 4 verse 15.. Jesus is the only mediator, I Timothy 2 verse 5.. The Roman Catholic Church says that Mary is a co-mediator with Jesus.. Matter of fact, there have been discussions at the Catholic Church of exalting Mary as a co-mediator, co-redeemer, and basically, it would mean that instead of a Holy Trinity you’ve got a holy quartet.. No really, they’ve been in discussions talking about that.. That was I think in Newsweek magazine.. The Bible teaches that Christ offered His sacrifice on the cross once for all, Hebrews 7 verse 27, 28; Hebrews 10 verse 10, the Roman Catholic Church teaches that the priest sacrifices on the altar every mass.. Isn’t that right? I remember that when I went to Catholic Church in school.. The Bible teaches that all Christians are saints and priests.. The Bible says we are a royal priesthood, right? Books of I Peter chapter 2 verse 9; Ephesians chapter 1 verse 1.. The Roman Catholic Church says that the saints and the priests are a special caste within the Christian community, it’s an elite group.. The Bible teaches that all Christians should know that they have eternal life, I John 5:13.. The Roman Catholic Church teaches that all Christians cannot know and should not know that they have eternal life.. The Bible teaches that we should call no religious Father leader, Matthew 23 verse 9, Jesus says call no man Father, the--you can call your father, father.. Jesus was talking about religious leaders.. The Roman Catholic Church teaches that we may call the priests and the Pope, “Father.. The Bible teaches not to pray in vain repetition as the heathen do, Jesus made that very clear.. And yet, I remember a lot of Catholics know, you go to confession and the priest will say, repeat this many “Our Fathers,” this many “Hail Mary’s” over and over and over again.. Well, that’s not prayer, God is not deaf.. There is no value in repeating something and wearing out the Lord.. Prayer is to be the cry of your heart to the heart of God.. And the Bible teaches to confess your sins to God only for only God can forgive sin, Isaiah chapter 43 verse 25; Luke 5 verse 24.. And Roman Catholic Church says that you must confess your sins to the priest for forgiveness.. The teachings of purgatory in limbo, prayers for the dead, are nowhere in Scripture but they’re clearly relics of paganism.. Jesus’ words to the Pharisees apply well today when He said, “We nullify the word of God that we might observe manmade tradition.. Now those of you, who are Protestants, that are feeling very smug now, wait till I get on you.. What we wanna do and what my goal is, is to bring people back to the word of God, right? But there--this is something, this is a system that has been and very clearly identified in prophecy, we’re not done yet.. J.. It would be a worldwide power.. Is the Catholic Church a worldwide power? The word “catholic” means universal, right? Revelation chapter 13 verse 3, and it says, “All the world wondered after the beast.. ” It is one of the largest religious groups in the world with one billion members around the world.. And part of that is because as soon as they’re born, they’re baptized into membership as babies before they even get a choice.. And I’m not trying to be disrespectful but that--those statistics are affected that way.. DB—Sermon Question #9: Question number nine.. Wasn’t Daniel told to seal up the book until the time of the end?.. Now these prophecies in Daniel they couldn’t understand it until the time of the end.. It says in Daniel 12 verse 4, “But thou, oh Daniel, shut up the words and seal the book even to the time of the end.. Many will run to and fro, and knowledge will increase.. ” The end of this period of time 1798 is all of a sudden when these prophecies began to explode with understanding.. Question number ten.. Many Christians today have been tragically misled regarding what the antichrist is, they think that it’s some monstrous personal individual, it’s actually a system.. Am I telling you that.. Pope John Paul.. the II is the beast? It’s the office.. Do you understand what I’m saying? He might be a lovely man and I don’t think there’s anything wrong with praying for his health that God would use him to do good.. I think on certain positions the Catholic Church has taken a very courageous stand when it’s been politically incorrect, their position on abortion and gay marriage.. It’s not very popular in this country, is it? And so I think he’s got courage in--in those respects.. But the Bible is very clear there’s been serious compromise when it comes to certain biblical truth.. It says to believe an untruth about the antichrist could easily cause a person to be deceived and lost.. DB—Sermon Question # 10: What should a person do when new Bible teachings are encountered? What does the Bible says?.. In Acts chapter 17 verse 11, if you’re learning new things, friends, and if this has shocked you, I wanna talk to our friends who are watching, follow the word of God, amen? It says in Acts 17 verse 11, “These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word of God with all readiness of mind,” that’s my prayer for you, “and they searched the scriptures daily whether those things were so.. ” Are you starting to search the Bible more during this seminar? I hope you’ll get in the pattern of reading it everyday.. Hebrews, I’m sorry, Hosea chapter 4 verse 6, the prophet there says, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.. ” That doesn’t sound fair to destroy someone cause they don’t know something, but it goes on and he says, “because you’ve rejected knowledge.. ” The danger is in rejecting knowledge.. Friends, I’m begging with you, if what I’m saying is in the Bible, then embrace it, ask God to change your heart, at least look at it honestly.. He says if we reject knowledge, “I’ll reject thee that thou shall no longer be a priest to me, seeing thou has forgotten the law of thy God, I will forget thy children.. ” Do we want God to remember our children? Then He says, “Remember my law,” amen?.. Now I’m gonna go through, I don’t have time to go to all of ‘em, but just to reinforce some of the things, Pastor Doug, I wish I could tell you I thought all this up and discovered it on my own but I’m standing on the shoulders of all the great leaders of the church, or many of them.. Few quotes from you.. Martin Luther wasn’t perfect but a great scholar, listen to what he said about the antichrist power.. Luther proved by the revelations of Daniel and St.. John, those are the two books we looked at tonight and by the epistles of St.. Paul, and St.. Peter, and St.. Jude, that the reign of antichrist predicted and described in the Bible was the papacy.. Everyone here know the papacy is the--what we call the Roman Catholic Church, okay?.. John Calvin, another great teacher, 1509 to 1564, mighty preacher.. “Some persons think us too severe and censorious when we call the Roman Pontiff the antichrist, but those who are thus opinioned do not consider that they bring the same charge of presumption against Paul himself.. After whom we speak and whose language we adopt.. I shall briefly show how that Paul’s words in firs--II Thessalonians chapter 2 are not capable of any other interpretation than that which applies to the papacy.. ” And I read you that verse a minute ago, I’m not teaching you anything new.. Thomas Cranmer died for his faith.. He was killed by the church, 1489-1556, Anglican.. “Wherefore it followeth Rome is to be the very seat of antichrist and the Pope is to be the very antichrist himself,” meaning the office of course.. “I could prove the same by many of other scriptures, old writers, and strong reasons,” and of course these are--he’s studying the prophecies of Revelation and Daniel.. There’s no question about who it is.. But what’s amazing is modern Christians have lost these truths, they’re being buried.. It’s considered politically incorrect, well you know, if the truth is the truth, does the truth sometimes hurt, friends? Amen.. Roger Williams in North America, he’s the founder of religious liberty in North America, what does he say? He was, by the way, a Baptist pastor, so for our Baptist friends if you forgot what the Baptist used to believe on these prophecies, I’ve been sharing it with you tonight.. He says here, “He spoke of the Pope as the pretended Vicar of Christ on earth who sits as God over the temple of God,” this is from “Prophetic Faith of our Fathers” by Froom, and it says, “exalting himself not only over all that is called God, but over the souls and the consciences of all his vassals.. Yeah, over the spirit of Christ, over the Holy Spirit, yeah over God Himself, speaking against God of heaven, thinking to change times and laws, but he is the son of perdition.. Did Pastor Doug say anything new tonight? Or is this what the great theologians have said? Maybe you’ve heard of Cotton Mather American Preacher, Congregationalist.. “The oracles of God foretold the rising of an antichrist in the Christian church and in the Pope of Rome,” is that plain enough what he believed? You think yet that would get him elected in North America today? That’s not very popular.. Those of you who are Methodists, John Wesley, speaking on these things, and you could just go on and on through Wesley’s writings.. Speaking of the papacy John Wesley wrote that, “He is in an emphatical sense the man of sin, as he increases all manner of sin above measure increases, and he is too properly styled the son of perdition as he has caused the death of numberless multitudes both of his opposers and followers.. He it is that exalteth himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped claiming the highest power and the highest honor claiming the prerogatives which belong to God alone.. ” I’m not telling you anything new, friends.. This is so clear when you look at the evidence and I’ve only given you a few particles of the evidence tonight.. John Wesley’s commentary on the Bible and you can read again, “That is Europe, the beast is the Roman Papacy as it came to a point 600 years since stands now and will for sometime stand longer, to this and no other power of earth agrees the whole text in every part of it in every point.. ” He goes on to say, “this beast is a spiritually secular power opposite to the kingdom of Christ, a power not merely spiritual or ecclesiastical nor merely secular or political but a mixture,” isn’t that what we said, it was the commingling of these two things.. And I’ll--I’ll read you one more you know I’m just running out of time, I’ve got a long list I could read you, and of what the church fathers have said about this.. A great cloud of witnesses: Wycliffe, you’ve heard of the Wycliffe Bible Society translated the Bible, Tyndale, have you heard of the Tyndale Bible, translated the Bible, Luther, Calvin, Cranmer, the 17th Century, you ever read Pilgrim’s Progress, John Bunyan, the translators of the King James Bible, and the men who published the Westminster Baptist Confessions of Faith, Sir Isaac Newton, Wesley, Whitfield, Jonathan Edwards, and more recently, Spurgeon, Bishop JC Rylie, from and Rylie, I read his commentary, Doc--Dr.. Martin Lloyd Jones, these men among countless others, all saw the office of the papacy as the antichrist.. So Friends, Pastor Doug is not standing by himself, these people who have translated the Bible, who have developed the Bible commentaries that knew, some of them had the whole Bible, Cotton Mather had the whole Bible memorized.. That’s right, you try that.. My son reminded me of that the other day, he’s starting to memorize Scripture.. And there was no question in their minds.. Friends, these things are very important because God is wanting you to know the truth.. He brought you to this seminar, you’re hearing these things, and I know it’s disturbing and there’s more disturbing things, sometimes the truth hurts, amen? But the truth is a truth.. And keep in mind you’ll know the truth and the truth will set you free.. And when we reject the elements of truth, be careful,.. Jesus.. said, “I am the truth.. ” To reject the elements of truth is to reject Christ.. Now I need to ask you friends, are we still friends? It’s like Paul said, “Will you be angry at me because I tell you the truth”? You know I don’t want your blood on my hands.. These are what the prophecies foretold would happen and there’s much more still coming God wants you to hear.. We are living, I believe with all my heart and soul, in the last generation.. And things are happening, right now prophecies are being fulfilled everyday, and God wants us in His kingdom.. Do you wanna be there? Are you willing to say, “Lord, show me the truth and give me a heart willing to accept whatever the truth is, to accept the truth,” is that your prayer? Let’s ask Him together.. Dear Loving Father, thank you for the word of God you’ve given us.. We thank you for the truth.. And sometimes the sword does cut like a knife, sometimes it brings division and conviction, but I pra--I pray Lord, that you’ll help us to apply it to our own hearts.. Lord, we pray that you will sever from our souls anything, any idol, in our hearts that would keep us from seeing and embracing the truth, because in doing so we will embrace your very son.. Father, I pray you’ll be with each of these people.. I know some have heard some things tonight that have been very disturbing, shocking, and I pray that they’ll really keep their eyes fixed on Jesus, that their decisions will be based and rooted in the rock of what Jesus says in His word, that our house will not be washed away when the storm comes.. Lord, thank you for the promise that if we do this, we can stand holding your hand, in Jesus’ name we pray, amen..

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  • Title: 666 and the Mark | 666 Truth
    Descriptive info: Unlocking 666.. Take a deep breath.. I’m doing that for my benefit.. I was also hoping if you took enough breath would bring in a few people off the street, just create a vacuum.. Lesson tonight is the “.. Mark of the Beast.. ” And it is a--a very serious subject because the most solemn curse in all of scripture is pronounced upon those who.. worship the beast.. and his image and receive his mark.. We need to know what this is.. The very book.. means “a revealing.. ” God wants us to understand this, amen? So that’s one reason we cut our question time short is I wanna dedicate as much time as possible to this subject tonight.. And so let’s get right into the presentation and before we get to the lesson material that goes along with the Mark of the Beast, we need to take a look at some things that are found in Revelation chapter 7.. They are pictured there, four angels that are holding back the four winds of strife, and they say in verse 3, “Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their,” where, “foreheads.. Now in--in the last days with what we know and hear about prophecy, if somebody came up to you and they said, “I’m here to put a mark in your forehead,” would that make you nervous? Who--who is saved in the last days and who is lost, the ones with or without.. the mark.. ? It’s a common misconception that those with the mark are lost.. It depends on which mark.. Everybody in Revelation, everybody is marked.. The lesson tonight is gonna be talking about which mark? One mark is a mark of salvation, the seal of God in the forehead; the other is a mark of doom.. We need to know what that means and we need to know—is it a tattoo, is it an engraving? What is this mark? Is it a computer chip? And we’ll get into that a little bit.. After the servants of God are sealed in Revelation chapter 7 it tells us, “then the plagues fall.. ” And so God is not going to allow those winds of strife and those plagues to fall until His servants are sealed in their forehead.. Now we need to compare scripture with scripture to understand how to unlock this code and interpret the mark.. First time we find a reference to a mark in the forehead, who remembers where that is? Book of Genesis; Adam and Eve two first sons were named what? Cain and Abel.. And the older brother, Cain, killed the younger brother.. The Bible says, “And Cain talked with Abel, his brother,” and later in verse 8 it says, “and Cain rose up against Abel, his brother, and slew him.. ” And then when he began to bemoan that the earth was not going to be as fertile as before and that as other people began to multiply he’d have this terrible reputation, the Bible says, “The Lord set a mark upon Cain lest any finding him should kill him.. Notice the first mark in the Bible is placed upon man to protect him from the wrath of man, ‘kay? The.. seal of God.. is gonna be placed upon God’s servants to protect them from the wrath of God.. Everybody is gonna have one mark or the other.. One mark is supposedly to keep them from the anger of man or humanity or the governments and powers of the world, the other mark will protect them from the wrath of God and they’ll be protected by God.. You remember when the angel of judgment went through Egypt; that was the last plague before their deliverance.. One of the last things that happens in Revelation before Jesus comes is this whole episode with the mark of the beast.. Only those who are marked by God were saved, only those with the blood of the Passover Lamb were saved, right? There’s some parallels here that we need to apply.. Ezekiel 9, another mark, it talks about here.. You need to read this whole chapter but let’s go to verse 4.. The Lord said to this to Ezekiel, or to the angel rather, with a writer’s inkhorn, “Go through the midst of the city through the midst of Jerusalem and put a mark on the,” where? “Foreheads,” there it is again, “put a mark on the foreheads of the men who sigh and cry over all the abominations that are done within it.. ” Now what that means is place a mark on the forehead of those who are loyal to me, they’re sorry, they’re repentant about sin, they’re confessing their sin, they’re searching for holiness, they’re offended by sin.. Those that have a heart for God put a mark on their foreheads.. Is that a good mark or bad mark?.. Let’s keep reading here.. Then He tells these angels to go after the angel with the writer’s inkhorn, these angels that have destroying weapons; says, “Go after him through the city, and kill, do not let your eyes spare, nor have any pity, utterly slay, young and old, maidens and little children, and women; but do not come near anyone who has the mark.. And begin at my sanctuary.. ” Judgment’s gonna begin where? Peter says judgment will begin at the house of God, something to think about.. We need to know what the issue is, friends.. This second mark is a mark that protects us from the wrath of God.. The mark of the beast is a mark that will protect you from the wrath of man but you’ll be in big trouble with God, right? Everybody is gonna have one of the other marks so we need to know what mark we want.. As we enter into this study and what they represent, I thought of an appropriate amazing fact to share with you, give you the heebie jeebies a little bit, is dealing with this new technology facial recogna--facial recognition technology.. It used to be primitive but it’s becoming very effective and the military has subsidized research where cameras take pictures of people’s faces.. And I guess it’s like 80 nodal points around the face that they register and all they need is between 18 and 20 of them to have 99% accuracy of identifying who that person is.. All of our faces are that different it’s hard to believe, isn’t it.. And they’re using this software you get to work, you don’t necessarily need your employee card anymore, you don’t need to punch the clock, they’ll have a picture of your face.. They’re using this in some airports now.. I heard that in Tampa they used it during a football game.. They were scanning the audience comparing the--testing the software comparing the faces with the criminal database they have.. They’re using it on the streets in London, I believe it is, looking for missing children, runaways; get a picture of ‘em, just--there’s this certain areas where they frequent and they capture their pictures, it’s a little bit Orwellian, isn’t it?.. Matter of fact, I think it was Oren Hatch who was complaining that this was an invasion of privacy.. And the makers of the software and the military and police were saying it’s not capturing anybody’s picture, they’re just comparing the video images with the pictures that are on file with the Police Department and the employers.. It’s kind a scary to think that they got that kind a technology now that they just take a picture of your face and run it through a database and they know exactly who you are as you’re walking down the street.. This is not science fiction this technology is being used now, just something to think about.. Question #1: Question number one, let’s get into our lesson.. In order to know what the mark is, speaking of the mark of the beast, we must first identify what that first beast is in Revelation chapter 13.. Remember there are two beasts.. Now let’s quickly review, how many of you were present for our study on when was that, Sunday night? We talked about the antichrist, we talked about the beast, and we said there’s two beasts in Revelation 13; the first beast is the Papacy based in Europe, the second beast is largely Protestantism based in North America.. And so we’re gonna pick on everybody and just about everybody listening fits in this picture somewhere.. We need to do part two now of what we presented on Sunday.. Speaking again of the little horn power, there’s several identifying characteristics:.. A) A, it says this little horn or kingdom will come up among the ten horns of the fallen Roman Empire.. Well the papacy fit that description.. B) B, it would have a man as it--at its head who would speak for it, it had the eyes of a man, the mouth of a man.. It fit that description, the Pope.. C) Answer C, it would pluck up or uproot three other kingdoms.. When he came into power in 538, the Heruli, Vandals, and Oth--Ostrogoths were overthrown and they began an uninterrupted reign for over a thousand years.. D) Answer D, it would be diverse from the other kingdoms in that instead of being a purely secular power it was a religious secular power.. E) Answer E, it would make war with and wear out and persecute the saints.. And we’ve actually shown you quotes and you know from history that.. John Paul II.. was courageous enough at the turn of the.. millennium.. to publicly apologize for those things that happened during the inquisition.. F) Answer F, it would emerge from the Pagan Roman Empire.. It gained its seat from the former Roman Empire, very same headquarters right in Rome.. G) Answer G, God’s people are the saints would be given into his hand for a time, one year; a times, that’s two, total of three; half a time, three and a half years.. Day in a year, a day in prophecy is a year, that’s one thousand two hundred and sixty years.. And we realize that that reached to 1798.. H) It would speak great words, answer H, or blaspheme God.. That means men taking the prerogatives of God and claiming to be the Vicar for Christ, or the ability to forgive sin.. Biblically, by that definition was blasphemous.. Now there’s two more we did not cover we need to add because they are linked with part two which is the mark of the beast presentation.. And it’s simply this, he receives a deadly wound that is healed and has a mystic number, and what’s that number? We all know, right? Six-six-six (666).. You know at the football stadium, if you get seat six-six-six (.. ) you feel kind a weird sitting there, don’t you? And if the Department of Motor Vehicles gives you a license plate and it says six-six-six (666) we all go, “Oooh,” right? “What is that mean? That’s bad.. And I remember at the store, I don’t know was it Wal-mart or something one day and cash register, “6 dollars and 66 cents,” and the clerk said, “Hooh, look at that, six-six-six,” I said, “Yeah, look at that,” I said, “You know what it means?” She said, “No, but it’s bad.. ” That’s all she knew.. Everyone knows that.. So we’ll talk about the number tonight and what that means.. Oh, by the way, are you aware that nowhere in the Bible does it say the mark of the beast is six-six-six, it’s a number to identify the beast, it doesn’t say it is the mark.. Nowhere does it say that, that’s one of those myths.. Alright, let’s talk about the deadly wound that was healed, Revelation 13, we’re talking about the beast chapter in Revelation now.. “I saw one of his heads,” of this beast that we talked about, “was wounded to death and his deadly wound was healed and all the world wondered after.. ” Well, when did the church receive this deadly wound? I think we cited for you that Berthier, the French General who was in Rome, he took.. prisoner, he was carried to Valence, where he died in captivity.. And that was a major interruption in the rule of the papacy over Europe up to that time, that combined with the French Re--Revolution.. And here again is the quote from that in 1798 here Berthier made his entrance into Rome, abolished the Papal government and established a secular one.. Now that deadly wound would be healed.. See, they had autonomy as an independent nation but they lost that.. And some of us are acquainted with the history of what was happening with.. Mussolini.. ,.. Hitler.. , and the church.. There were sort of a quiet pact that was made so that they would be allowed to regain their power again if they looked the other way when the powers, the axis powers of Italy, Japan, and Germany formed.. The Roman question, here’s a quote from “San Francisco Chronicle,” it puts it better than any other paper that we have.. “The Roman question tonight was a thing of the past and the Vatican was at peace with Italy,” this is February 11th, 1929, “In affixing autographs to the memorable document healing the wound,” isn’t that interesting, the latter entreaty, “extreme cordiality was displayed on both sides.. ” And then here you have a picture of the signing of this document.. And what this did, Mussolini and the Pope, it basically gave the Catholic Church autonomy again, it made them a separate state, an independent government again where ambassadors from around the world would once again come to them and treat them as a country and not just a religion.. And I think we’ve made a pretty strong case that it is more than that.. The prophecy went on to say, “After the deadly wound is healed that all the world would wonder.. ” Well, from that time there in 1921--29 to the present, the visibility of the church has been greater than at any other time.. Once again his deadly wound was healed and all the world wondered after the beast.. It is a fact that Pope John Paul II in particular is the most recognized face in the world.. And speaks eight languages, he is the most widely traveled Pope, and has stood before more people physically than any other man in history.. I think not far behind is Billy Graham, did you know that? As far as live audiences, that’s something to consider.. Now I’m not saying that’s part of prophecy but it was always intriguing to me.. In 1981 there was an assassination attempt on Pope John Paul II and he was in critical condition.. When he recovered he said, “I have been resurrected.. ” One of the heads of the beast received a deadly wound, the deadly wound would heal and all the world would wonder after the beast.. I’m not saying that’s a fulfillment but it sure is interesting, isn’t it?.. And I think we know now that he’s visited with many world leaders.. I’ve got slides I could show them to you.. With him here is with the Dalai Lama, the leader of the Buddhist world, plus all the Orthodox Churches, a Greek Orthodox, Russian Orthodox, the patriarch of the Coptic Church, and I could go on and on and on.. The leaders of the world’s religions, they come to Rome and meet with him.. Everybody from Yasser Arafat to the Dalai Lama, and he addresses the United Nations General Assembly for its 58th Anniversary.. Would they invite any other church leader to do that? Or is it more than a church? And that’s the case we’re making, we’re not trying to be unkind.. You remember what we said, it’s not against anybody this is--let me give you a parallel in the Bible.. King Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon.. Biblically,.. Babylon.. , was it a good kingdom or bad kingdom? Persecuted God’s people—right, Babylon, bad kingdom.. Nebuchadnezzar, will he be in heaven? Yes, he will! If you read your Bible it--last thing he says he’s praising the God of heaven, we believe he’s gonna be in heaven.. So just because you’re talking about a power or an empire does not mean you’re criticizing any of its leadership.. Pope John Paul II could be in heaven, you all hearing me? I’m not talking about him.. I’m not talking about any.. Catholics.. that can be in heaven.. I’m talking about an institution, an organization that is unbiblical in its structure.. And it’s gonna be very interesting because I think that virtually everybody knows at the time of this broadcast the Pope’s health is failing.. And whoever follows him is gonna have their hands full trying to fill what they call the shoes of the fisherman.. It’s gonna be very interesting search because he has been one of the most visible, successful, intelligent popes in the 2000 year history of their church.. Now then it goes on to say the number of this organization can be identified with that mystic number six hundred threescore and six.. Where else do you find that Bible number? Number seven is a number for God, the number of perfection in the Bible.. The number six is the number for man.. The Bible says in I Kings chapter 10 verse 14, “Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon yearly was 600 and 66 talents of gold.. ” That’s an interesting number to get yearly.. How many would like to get that much of gold yearly? That 600 and 66 times 56 pounds of gold, that’s a lot more than Fort Knox, yearly.. That’d be nice, but the number.. Solomon reigned during the zenith of Israel’s history.. There was never, that was the high point, if you look at the graph on the high point of Israel’s history, Solomon was at the high point.. It was a symbol for the prosperity of man, the kingdoms of the world.. Jesus said, “Even Solomon and all of his glory was not arrayed like a flower.. ” He pointed to Solomon as the picture.. Six-six-six (666) picture for the kingdoms of man.. How many of you remember in Daniel 3, now don’t miss Daniel chapter 3 because there.. King Nebuchadnezzar.. makes a golden image, tells everybody to pray to the image or they’ll be killed.. Doesn’t that sound a lot like Revelation 13, whoever doesn’t worship the image of the beast should be killed, very much like Daniel chapter 3, am I right?.. Have you noticed the measurements of that image? “.. Nebuchadnezzar.. , the king, made an image of gold whose height was 60 cubits,” don’t bother translating them into our measurements, you need to use the Bible measurements, the numbers mean something; “60 cubits high, 6 cubits wide.. ” And in Hebrew if it doesn’t give the depth it would be because it’s the same as the width.. You can look at that in the building of the sanctuary, even the ark, a lot of parallel dimensions there, which means it would be 60 by 6 by 6.. Now is that starting to ring true when you get to Revelation 13 and they’re told to worship or be killed?.. Let’s keep going here.. When do you look at the titles for the papacy and the pope, not any one pope but the popes over history, this is a quote now and I don’t speak Latin but I’ll do my best.. Prompta Bibliotheca, according to the 1913 Catholic Encyclopedia, is a veritable encyclopedia of religious knowledge and will ever remain a precious mine of information.. This book is quoted frequently as authoritative Catholic source, under the heading “Papa,” “.. Vicarius Filii Dei.. ” appears as the title of the Pope.. Now friends who are watching, you’re gonna have to order the tape and read the references cause I can’t even read them all, there’s so many tonight.. But you have it there in your screen some of them are very lengthy when you get into these encyclopedias.. Again here’s a document and this is from someone who actually worked locally a number of years back, Dr.. Quasten, Professor of Ancient History in Christian Archaeology, Catholic University of America, Washington, D.. C.. And he said, and this is actually a notarized letter that he signed cause people doubted it, “The title ‘Vicarius Filii Dei’ as well as the title ‘Vicarius Christi’ is very common as the title of the Pope.. And some of you have heard of.. Samuel Bacchiochi.. , he’s in England, he knew I was doing this presentation, he emailed me last night.. He said, “Doug, you can also safely say that it is a very common salutation that the Pope signs at the bottom of his letters over history.. ” And this is coming from someone who studied at the Vatican University.. So I want you to know this title “Vicarius Filii Dei” is authentic.. And of course, this some famous quotes from the “Sunday Visitor,” one from 1914, one from 1915.. “The title of the Pope of Rome is “Vicarius Filii Dei,” this is inscribed in his miter.. ” Our Catholic friends have expunged this from their archives at the “Sunday Visitor” cause they got so many questions on it, but this is a photograph of an original copy that some people still had.. And again from the “Sunday Visitor,” April 18, 1915: “What are the letters on the Pope’s crown and what do they signify if anything? Answer: The letters on the Pope’s crown are these, ‘Vicarius Filii Dei,’ which is a Latin for ‘Vicar of the Son of God.. ’”.. Now the mystery is what crown? You know how many crowns the Pope has? Here’s three of them, beautiful aren’t they? And some of them are priceless treasures.. They look a little like wedding cakes, don’t they? They--they all have triple tier, I don’t mean to be disrespectful, they are, they’re very pretty, almost wanna eat ‘em.. But the--the--they’re triple-tiered and there’s a reason for that.. And here’s another one that you can find in the Vatican, many, many different crowns.. The triple-tiered crown there’s a reason for that, his title was Lord of Heaven, Lord of Earth, and Lord of Purgatory.. That’s true, a matter of fact, when they coronate the Pope they have something that they recite in Latin that is very similar to that.. Now the Pope has got at least five or six different types of hats that he wears.. He’s got the little white one, I don’t know what they call it but I’m Jewish we’d call it the yamica, and they have a different name I’m sure.. They’ve got a little Italian sombrero; you may be seeing that one.. They have the more cloth starched miter, they’ve got the tiaras, and then they’ve got the metal crowns.. And so this title “Vicarius Filii Dei” on the crown there’s a real mystery about what crown it’s on.. Nobody can get close enough to any of those bejeweled crowns, you just try to get up closer when the Pope’s wearing that with the camera and take a picture of that.. I don’t know if it’s the inside or the outside so that I can’t show you, I can’t prove that, but that doesn’t matter.. We’ve proven that it is one of his titles.. And what is that add up to? “Vicarius Filii Dei.. ” How many of you remember when you went to school and you did Roman numerals.. I hated that because I--I thought why do we have to learn how to count like the Romans, but it’s coming in handy now.. You know I is one, V is how many? X is okay, and you can go on down like that.. When you add up the Ro--and certain words had no numerical value, certain letters.. When you add that title up, what does it come to? Six-six-six (666).. Now I’ve also added a few others just to make you think that I think are interesting.. Over time and number of others have done studies; you’d be surprised to know that even our Roman Catholic friends used this one because they apply it to Nero.. And it’s the Lateinas--Lateinos, Greek word for the Latin speaking man, and see, they think that Nero was  ...   in your heart and in your soul and bind them for a sign on your hand they will be as frontlets between your eyes.. Now you can trust me, just jot down Exodus 13:9, “It shall be a sign to you on your hand and a memorial between your eyes that the Lord’s law may be in your mouth.. ” Exodus 13:6, “It shall be a sign on your hand and frontlets between your eyes,” you seeing a pattern here? You noticed it never says hand, eyes, or--, never gets the order backwards, it always says hand, and then forehead, hand-forehead, hand-forehead, you get to Revelation, hand-forehead.. Now is that literally were they to tie it on their hand and on their forehead? How many of you have seen my Jewish brothers and sisters or brothers wearing these phylacteries? Little leather boxes with portions of scriptures that are strapped to their foreheads and to their hands, see them? This really wasn’t put into practice until after the Babylonian captivity because when Moses told the children of Israel these words that I command you today shall be in your heart, do you think they opened their chest and tried to stuff scriptures and--is that obviously a--an--a metaphor for in your affections, right? And when He said, in your hand that meant in your actions, in your thoughts.. Did God really intend us to strap scripture to our heads? I don’t mean to ridicule but it’s--I think it’s a beautiful tradition but that’s really not what it’s talking about.. You can’t just strap the Bible to your head and strap it to your hand and suddenly be holy.. That’d be easy, wouldn’t it? He wants it in the head, “Thy word I had hid in my heart.. ” “As a man thinketh in his heart,” that’s talking about that here, so is He; in your hand, in your actions.. So in Revelation when it talks about the seal of God in the forehead, don’t forget, everybody’s got a mark.. Do you think that we’re all gonna go around with a tattoo that has the name of God in our foreheads in the last days? Or is it in your head? And by the way, if you’ve got the King James Version it doesn’t say “on” it says “in”—in your hand—actions, in your forehead.. This is--this is the place where the seals are gonna be found.. Hebrews chapter 10 verse 16, “Thus sayeth the Lord I’ll put my law in their hearts and in their minds I will write them,” in their mind.. Now I’m gonna make something really easy for you right now.. Want me t--I tell you a secret if you wanna be in the kingdom and get the seal of God accept Jesus who is the Word into your heart, He is the Word incarnate.. When you accept Jesus in your heart, if you have the law of God, you have Jesus in your heart you’ll have the law of God in your heart, cause He is the Word incarnate, He says, “I’m the rock.. ” The Ten Commandments is written in stone.. You accept Jesus into your heart and you’ll have the seal of God.. You’re gonna either have the law of God in your heart or you’re gonna have the law of the beast.. Oh, by the way, do you notice it doesn’t say the seal of God in the forehead or your hand, it just says in the forehead, why? Cause works have nothing to do with it; the hand is a symbol of works.. Mark of the beast, it could be in the forehead, meaning in your worship, it could be in your hands, it could be in your works, but the seal of God only the forehead, cause it’s only through faith.. It has nothing to do with the hand, you don’t work your way to heaven.. Oh, a little bit of trivia.. How many of you remember Jezebel? How did Jezebel die, who knows? Bible says she painted her face and got thrown out the window.. And then when they came back to bury her there was only two things left, her skull and her hands.. I know that’s a little grisly, isn’t it? But it’s a symbol for the forehead and the hands of the beast.. Jezebel is the--like a parallel of that woman in Revelation 17, we’ll get there later.. Question #8: Number eight.. According to Isaiah 58 verse 1 and 13 and 14 what decisive message does God delivered to His people in the last days?.. Answer? It says, “Cry aloud, spare not, lift up your voice like a trumpet and show my people their transgressions.. ” Is it ever popular for a preacher or a prophet to tell the church what they’re doing wrong? It’s a very dangerous position to be, and a lot of prophets Jesus said got killed for doing it including Christ Himself.. It’s never popular but the truth is the truth is the truth, amen? Truth doesn’t need changing, we do; nothing wrong with the truth.. And it goes on and He specifies one of these messages that they’re to cry aloud about.. “If you turn away your foot from the Sabbath from doing thy pleasure on my holy day,” turning away your foot means stop trampling away under foot something that’s holy, “then,” will you be miserable? No, says, “Call the Sabbath a delight then you will delight yourself in the Lord.. ” God says it’ll be a delight, why does He want to share the Sabbath truth with us, for to be a burden or a blessing? He didn’t curse the day; He blessed the day, as you’ve heard me say it.. “You’ll delight yourself in the Lord.. Question #9: Number nine.. Here’s a big question.. “So, Pastor Doug, are you telling me that people who worship on Sunday, today, is a holy day, have the mark of the beast now?.. What’s my answer? No! I don’t--I’m not saying anybody has the mark of the beast now.. I’ve had people quote me on TV and radio saying, “Pastor Doug says people who go to church on Sunday have the mark of the beast.. ” That is categorically untrue.. And I’m saying it for everyone.. I think that it’s going to be an issue.. The issue comes when it is a forced issue and you must choose--now the Holy Spirit might work on your heart to keep the Sabbath right now and if you’re refusing to walk in the light that’s a different issue, that’s a sin-obedience issue.. But a mark of the beast issue is when the beast compels people to do it by law, has that happened yet?.. It goes on to say and that the way that we know it’s gonna be a determining factor, “When no man might buy or sell save he that has the mark or the name of the beast or the number of his name.. ” Now it’s very interesting, people have often wondered—I remember when credit cards first came out they said, “That’s the mark of the beast.. ” And then I remember folks mocking me when I did this a few years ago because I pulled out one of my--my audience never gets more quiet than when I opened my wallet.. I rarely do I have the people’s more undivided attention.. But you know the magnetic strips that they’ve got on the back of your your--you know your debit card or your credit card.. By the way, these are very dangerous.. Americans are greatly in debt.. Karen and I pay ours off right away.. If you can’t control it, cut it up, amen? Driver’s license and I was saying back then that they’re moving towards a super card which is in my quote here.. Now if you listen to the news just lately, they’re talking about, they don’t call it a super card for financial purposes, now it’s called a national card for.. Homeland Security.. , a national ID card.. How many of you have heard about this? It’s on the floor of the Senate, matter of fact, it may have been voted, the--the--it was being discussed a couple of weeks ago.. But they’re paving the way where everybody in the country has a card, they already have this in I think Canada, England, several countries, have a national ID card.. But what they’re doing is they’re maximizing the amount of information they can put on that magnetic strip on the back of the card.. And they’re developing these cards now where it will not only have your driving record; I mean driver’s license has that as soon as they plug that in with the police man.. They’ll--It’ll have financial record, you can go to work, slide your card and that’s how you punch your clock.. I mean one card can end up covering a lot of information.. Do we all agree that technology’s in place now, does that mean that’s the mark of the beast? No! You think so; you can give me all your credit cards.. Won’t do me any good, will it? But it maybe a device that will be used to control the buying and the selling.. Let’s move on here, still got a lot to cover and just a little time left.. Oh, I thought it was interesting I put it in--technology is not only affecting buying and selling, I got this picture somewhere of a computerized confessional that the Catholic Church has, isn’t that fascinating? You’d--you’d--you’d type it in, you confess, and it tells you how many Hail Mary’s, I don’t know how they do that but I’m not trying to be unkind, I mean you might type in what the specific sins are and they’ve got a list or something like that, but this is a real picture.. Question #10: Number ten.. According to the book of Revelation, whom did John specifically see in God’s eternal kingdom?.. Answer? Revelation 14 verse 1, “I looked, and behold, a Lamb standing on Mount Zion and with Him a hundred and forty four thousand,” what do they have in their forehead? “Having their father’s name written in their foreheads.. ” Who’s gonna be in heaven? Those that have the name of God in their foreheads.. Everybody in Revelation has something on their forehead, matter of fact, Babylon, chapter 17, she’s got a whole paragraph in her forehead.. Do you really think there’s a woman riding on a beast with seven heads and ten horns that has a paragraph in her forehead, or is this a symbol?.. So these movies and books that are being multiplied that say the mark of the beast is the tattoo six-six-six in the forehead, is that accurate, or is that dangerous misconception? Don’t underestimate your enemy.. The devil is a smooth operator, he’s a bamboozler.. He will get you looking this way saying, “Ahh, I’m not get anyone get a rubberstamp in my forehead, I’m watching out real careful,” and he comes up behind you and he gets you to embrace it right in front of your nose.. I mean think about it, look at history.. When Jesus came the first time, God’s people with the Bible crucified Him cause they were looking for something completely different, the devil deceived them.. Do you think things have changed or can he do it again? So don’t think that the most popular view is the truth, usually it’s not.. The idea this rubber stamp, or barcode, and all these crazy notions is in the head, in your thoughts, and in your actions, were sealed by God one way or the other.. Revelation 15 verse 2, “And those who have gotten the victory over the beast, over his image, and over his mark.. ” Who’s gonna be in heaven? It says, “And over the number of his name are standing on the sea of glass having harps of God,” how many want to be on that sea of glass playing a harp? I do.. Who’s gonna have that privilege? Those that get the victory over the beast, and his image, and his mark.. Friends, there are really two directions; you’ve got the law of God, the New Covenant, “I’ll write the law in their hearts, in their minds, the name of God.. ” With the seal of God and the law of God, the middle of His law, the Sabbath commandment is the very epitome of who you worship.. Any man says I know him and keeps not His commandments he’s a liar and the truth is not in him.. A lot of people out there say, Lord, Lord, and they’re not keeping His commandments.. They think that some of them are optional.. Do you think God goes for that?.. Try telling your spouse that the seventh commandment’s optional, will he or she go for that? You think God is gonna go for telling Him that the day that we have our intimate worship with Him is optional? Or, “I’m gonna pick my own day, Lord, it doesn’t matter,” you’re not God, He picked the day.. Can you bless the day? He didn’t say, “A seventh-day is a Sabbath,” He said “The seventh day is the Sabbath.. ” If I said to you, “Can you bring me a cell phone”? You could bring me any cell phone in the room, am I right? But if I said to you, “Can you bring me the cell phone?” what does that tell you? That tells you I’m thinking of a specific cell phone, right?.. When God says, “The seventh day is the Sabbath,” that cycle has never changed.. Man may have tried to mess with things but God is not, He doesn’t change, He says, “I am the Lord, I do not change.. ” Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today, and forever, amen? Now I’ve told you that there’s a lot of people out there that know that.. I want you to bear with me as I share some of these quotes.. I may not get through them all but I’ll do my best.. These are quotes from religious leaders in a variety of denominations.. Here’s one from a Congregationalist, Dwight’s theology: “The Christian Sabbath, Sunday, is not in the Scriptures and was not the prim--was not by the primitive church called the Sabbath.. Presbyterian: “Until therefore it can be shown that the whole moral law has been repealed, the Sabbath will stand.. (Moral law means the Ten Commandments) The teaching of Christ confirms the perpetuity of the Sabbath.. (The teachings of Christ, that’s what Presbyterian says.. ) T.. Blake.. Encyclopedia, this is from “It Is Biblical Encyclopedia” “Sunday was a name given by the heathen to the first day of the week because it was the day on which they worship the Sun.. The seventh day was blessed and hallowed by God Himself.. He requires His creatures to keep it holy to Him.. This commandment is of universal and perpetual obligation.. Universal, not just Jews; perpetual—forever; they know this, anyone who reads the Bible knows these things.. If you really study there’s no other answer.. Catholic, James Cardinal Gibbons says: “You may read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation and you will not find a single line authorizing the sanctification of Sunday, the Scriptures, (If you wanna be a Bible Christian) enforced the religious observance of Saturday, a day which we Catholics never sanctify.. A matter of fact, I think I’ve got another quote here that I might read to you, oh yeah, I do.. I think I got time to read this.. This is a question that the Catholic Church has posed and this is from a book printed by Burns and Oats in London called, “Why Don’t You Keep the Sabbath Holy?” It is a challenge from the Catholics to the Protestants and here, and it’s a very appropriate challenge.. “We asked the Papacy, did you really change the Sabbath to Sunday? She replied, yes, we did.. It’s a symbol or mark of our authority and power.. We asked how could you even think of doing that is a pertinent question.. But the question the papacy officially asks Protestants is even more pertinent, please read carefully.. You will tell me that Saturday is the Jewish Sabbath but the Christians--that the Christian Sabbath has been changed to Sunday.. Changed? By whom? Who has the authority to change an expressed commandment of God Almighty? When God has spoken and said, ‘Thou shalt keep holy the seventh day,’ who will dare say, ‘Nay, thou mayest work and do all manner of worldly business on the seventh day, but you should keep holy the first day in its place.. ’ This is a most important question which I do not know how you can answer.. You’re a Protestant and you profess to go by.. the Bible.. and the Bible only and yet in such an important matter as the observance of one day in seven is a holy day, you go against the plain letter of the Bible and put another day in the place of that day the Bible has commanded.. The command to keep holy the seventh day is one of the Ten Commandments.. You believe the other nine are still binding, who gave you the authority to tamper with the fourth? If you’re consistent to your own principles, if you really follow the Bible and the Bible only, you ought to be able to produce some portion of the New Testament in which the fourth commandment has been expressly altered.. A good challenge, there isn’t any.. It is history’s greatest hoax as we shared with you the other day.. A quote from Methodist here, this is from Harris Franklin Rall, Christian Advocate: “Take the matter of Sunday.. There are indications in the New Testament as to how the church came to keep the first day of the week as the day of worship.. But there is no passage telling Christians to keep that day or to transfer the Jewish Sabbath to that day.. Baptist, this is from Dr.. Edward T.. Hiscox, the author of the Baptist Manual, notice this: “There was and is a commandment to keep holy the Sabbath day but that Sabbath day was not Sunday.. It will be said however in which some show of triumph that the Sabbath was transferred from the seventh to the first day of the week.. Where can the record of such a transaction be found? Not in the New Testament, absolutely not.. There is no scriptural evidence of the change of the Sabbath institution from the seventh to the first day of the week.. Pentecostal, for our Pentecostal friends out there: “Why do we worship on Sunday? Doesn’t the Bible teach us that Saturday should be the Lord’s Day? Apparently, we’ll have to seek the answer from some other source than the New Testament.. It’s not in the Bible.. Moody Bible Institute, this is a quote from Dwight Moody, I have a tremendous respect for Dwight Moody, you should read his autobiog--or his biography.. “The Sabbath was binding in Eden and has been enforced ever since.. This fourth commandment begins with the word remember, showing that the Sabbath already existed when God wrote the law on the tables of stone at Mount Sinai.. (I agree completely) How can man claim that this one commandment has been done away with when they will admit that the other nine are still binding?.. Good question.. Lutheran: “The observance of the Lord’s Day, Sunday, is founded not on any commandment of God but on the authority of the church.. Now my question for you is, if we should all get together right now, let’s suppose that we’re a church, we’re a collection of large believers, if we wanted to vote to change one of the Ten Commandments, could we vote? Sure! Would it be binding? Is there any--do we have authority to change the law of God? Can humans by popular vote change what God has written in stone and spoken with His voice? Jesus said, “Heaven and earth will pass away but my words will not pass away.. ” Mortals don’t have that authority, church officials, administrations, they don’t have that authority.. God’s words stands.. And you know we need to have the kind of faith--this is--this subject is so important, friends, because the same test that was faced by Shadrach, Meschach, and Abednego where they had to decide are we going to obey the popular law and worship the golden image or die? They said we’d rather die than disobey that commandment that says don’t pray to idols.. Daniel had to decide am I going to obey the popular law? And you know there were a lot of other Jews in Babylon that probably were hiding but Daniel would not hide his prayers to God, he opened his window, he said “I’m not gonna hide.. ” And he said, “I’m willing to die and go to the lions’ den rather than disobey.. ” It’s gonna be the same kind of test.. Mordecai would not bow down and worship Haman and he knew that meant not only would he die but his people would be persecuted.. Now that’s when it gets really tough.. What if the beast power says to you, “You either break one of God’s commandments, we’re not only gonna persecute you, we’re gonna persecute your family.. ” And you know just about every despot who’s ever lived has found one of the most effective ways to manipulate people is to say, “I’m not only gonna hurt you, I’m gonna take it down on your family.. How do you think Saddam Hussein stayed in power so long? He terrorized his people by saying, “You can go ahead and run away but I’ll kill your family when you’re gone, all your relatives.. I’ll put them in jail, I’ll torture them.. ” Is your faith in God so secure, do you love His word so much that even if it meant not only would you suffer and die but those who you love might suffer and die, you would not deny your Lord, you would not willingly disobey Him?.. We can’t be so wishy-washy, friends.. Everybody acts like the truth of God is so--you know debatable.. Some things are not debatable.. The Ten Commandments are not debatable, and we need to be able to say, “Lord, you said it, I’m gonna do what you said,” and you’re safe when you obey God, amen?.. What is Jesus saying to people today? Very simply, “If you love Me, if you love Me.. ” I had a bumper sticker years ago, “If you love Jesus, honk.. ” I remember that and I pulled up behind someone one time I was in a good mood, I read it, and I went “ditdit” and they turned around and gave me a ugly gesture.. I think it must have been his wife’s car.. But there’s--there’s something you can do to really prove you love Jesus that requires more than honking your horn, cause anyone is gonna honk their horn.. I saw another bumper sticker it said, “If you love Jesus, tithe.. Anyone can honk.. ” If you love Jesus, tithe, did you hear that? Cause you--anyone can honk their horn.. If you love Jesus, obey Him.. You know.. died on the Cross.. because of our sins.. Sin is the transgression of God’s law.. Friends, how can we dare say it doesn’t matter? It’s our breaking His law that hurts Him so much.. He said, “If you love Me, keep my commandments.. Tonight would you like me to pray for you, you who are watching, you here, that God will help us love Him enough that we not only hearers but doers of the word, is that your prayer?.. Father in heaven, thank you so much for the sacrifice of Jesus.. He died in our place and suffered for all of our sins, our disobedience.. Lord, some of us have been disobeying you and--and breaking this commandment regarding the Sabbath day.. We’ve done it in ignorance and we pray that you’ll forgive us, Lord.. Now that we know your will, I pray that we’ll be willing to do your will.. Please bless us, dear Lord, give us your Spirit, be with all these people in their various struggles, and I pray you’ll continue to bring us together that we might know how we might be sealed with your name, we pray in that holy name, amen..

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    Descriptive info: America In The Bible.. Wanna welcome our friends again.. Tonight we have a very important study and we’re actually gonna try to cover two very prominent themes of Revelation in one presentation so you’ll have to listen in stereo.. The other woman is a follow up; it’s the woman of.. 17 or.. , a study on Babylon.. And then the primary subject tonight is “.. America in Prophecy.. ” And at the website prophecycode.. com you’ll find more information on this, as well as you know you can download and listen to programs you may have missed.. There are sermon notes aside from what I covered, with references.. People are asking for my notes in.. Scriptures.. , a lot of that material can be obtained online.. The USA in Bible Prophecy.. , I’m gonna begin right off with an amazing fact.. Iraq is in the news a lot these days.. I think we should be praying about the situation over there.. Mrs.. Batchelor and I still have one boy in the Marines, he was there when they invaded, he’s home for a while going back to Japan, but it is a very volatile situation.. And it’s interesting that aside from Israel, more is said about the country we call Iraq in the Bible than virtually any other land.. It was of course the home of the Babylonian Empire, we’ll talk about tonight, the Assyrian Empire, Nineveh, Mesopotamia, the cradle of civilization, it’s the place that Abraham came out of and Isaac got his wife out of Babylon, brought her to the Promise Land.. Jacob got his wife from Iraq, brought her to the Promise Land.. The children of Israel were twice taken captive by Assyrians and by the Babylonians.. And it’s--the history books are full of course of the seven wonders of the ancient world.. We’ve heard of the hanging gardens of Babylon that king Nebuchadnezzar built for his wife and irrigated by the Euphrates River that dissected the city, massive city; 15 miles on each side, back at its zenith it was called the “Golden Empire.. Remember in our study about what animal represented Babylon? Lion with two wings; here’s a artifact, you can see it’s super imposed by the gate of Ishtar Saddam Hussein wanted to rebuild some of the parts of the ancient ruins of Babylon and they actually did have the lions with men’s faces and two wings as a symbol of their own country.. The ancient city was 15 miles in each side, 25 avenues crisscrossing for a total of 600 and 76 streets, a hundred and fifty feet across, you can understand why it was called the Golden Empire, walls were so wide at the top that one historian, I think it was Herodotus, said that you could ride four chariots side by side, an inner state around the top of the wall.. You can understo--stand why Babylonians were not afraid that the Persians would overtake their city because the walls were so fortified, but you know what their Achilles tendon was? The Euphrates Riv--River ran under the walls, irrigated the city and out the other side, Darius the Persia— the Mede and Cyrus the Persian diverted the Euphrates River where it ran under the walls into a dry lake bed.. While they were all drunk and partying in the city, the river level went down, the army marched under the walls; don’t miss that because when you read in Revelation about plague number six, it says.. Euphrates River.. dries up to make the way for the.. kings of the East.. It all links together.. Another little amazing fact connected with Babylon.. Did you know that Saddam Hussein fancied himself the inheritor of the legacy of Nebuchadnezzar, the great king? Matter of fact, I’ve got one quote here: “Saddam had himself photographed not long ago in a replica of the war chariot of Nebuchadnezzar, the Babylonian king,” course this is an older article, “whom Saddam apparently reveres as a hero despite a bout with insanity which he recovered from.. ” There is this similarity there between Nebuchadnezzar and Saddam with the bout of insanity, which is recounted in the book of Daniel, Nebuchadnezzar made his name in history by destroying Jerusalem.. Now.. Saddam Hussein.. , many people don’t know this, but he was aware that the Jewish prophet, Isaiah, said that Babylon would never be rebuilt, Isaiah chapter 13, whole prophecy about it—it would be destroyed and never rebuilt.. Some people are wondering if the prophecies in Revelation mean Babylon is gonna be rebuilt.. It’s talking about spiritual Babylon.. Nebuchadnezzar wanted to prove the Jewish prophet wrong, he wanted to crown himself the heir of Nebuchadnezzar and be the leader of the Arab world.. Some of you have read these things.. Every time he tried to rebuild Babylon, a war broke out, isn’t that interesting? And he was starting to rebuild it again the second time when the war broke out.. I don’t think he’s gonna get a third chance.. What do you think? It’s interesting when someone tries to overthrow the prophecies of God they don’t succeed, do they?.. Now this is relevant because you read in Revelation 14, just prior to the coming of.. , the second angel’s message says, “Another angel followed saying Babylon is fallen, is fallen.. ” Notice it says Babylon falls twice.. “Is fallen, is fallen,” because she made all nations drink the wine of the wrath of her fornication.. We’re gonna find out a little more about Babylon tonight but first let’s go to question one in the study guide that deals with the first beast in Revelation 13 and then on to the second beast.. Question #1: We’ve learned there are two world powers in Revelation 13.. For a quick review, what is the first beast?.. Now you remember it says in chapter 13 verse 1, “And I saw, I stood upon the sand of the sea and I saw a beast rising up out of the sea,” notice, “having seven heads,” how many heads? It had “seven heads, ten horns,” how many horns? “And on his horns ten crowns, and on his heads names of blasphemy,” or a blasphemous name.. Now if you jump to.. Revelation 17.. , notice what we find there, verse 3, “He carries me away in the spirit,” this is Babylon, “into the wilderness and I see a woman sitting on a scarlet colored beast,” notice this beast, he is he’s “full of names of blasphemy, having” how many heads? “Seven heads, ten horns.. ” Notice—seven heads, ten horns, blasphemy, both beasts.. How many of you think that there is a connection between those beasts?.. Revelation 13.. , Revelation17.. Difference is in Revelation 17, you’ve got a woman riding on it.. What does a woman represent in prophecy? Alright, so I think we’re realizing now that this woman is riding on that fallen.. that had the ten crowns.. Seven heads, I’ll explain that in a minute.. Turn in your Bibles with me please, Revelation 17.. Gonna do a little reinforcement on that first beast and then go to the second beast because she’s mentioned here.. “Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and talked with me saying come here, come hither, and I’ll show you the judgment of the great whore that sits on many waters.. With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth were made drunk with the wine of her fornication.. So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness and I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet colored beast,” what color? Scarlet—who “with names full of.. blasphemy.. having seven heads and ten horns, and the woman is arrayed in purple,” what color? “And scarlet, adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication.. And on her forehead,” why forehead comes up a lot in Revelation, doesn’t it? “On her forehead was written a name, MYSTERY,.. BABYLON THE GREAT.. , THE.. MOTHER OF HARLOTS.. AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.. Now do you really think there is some woman walking around in the last days who’s got this whole paragraph in her head, dressed like this, riding on a beast, or is this obviously, symbolic language? That’s why we need these prophetic keys to unlock these things.. By the way, the Old Testament prophets of Isaiah and Ezekiel and Jeremiah, they talked about Babylon also.. As well as even as far back as in the books of Genesis, you can find some reference there.. I’ll tell you more about that later.. Now we’re gonna go through and look at some of the identifying characteristics of this first beast.. Remember that woman is riding the same first beast you saw on Revelation13, right? Seven heads ten horns.. First of all, just very quickly to review these things, it says that she’s guilty of what? Blasphemy! Both Scriptures say this beast is guilty of blasphemy.. We’ve learned blasphemy is putting yourself in position of God or taking the prerogatives that belong to God.. Here’s a quote from book that was a bestseller by Pope John Paul II.. I believe that he’s a very sincere man, it’s called, “Crossing the Threshold of Hope,” but I would have to respectfully disagree with this statement.. “Confronted with the Pope,” and this is on the opening page, “confronted with the Pope, one must make a choice.. The Pope is considered the man on earth who represents the Son of God who takes the place of the second person,” takes the place of the second person, “of the omnipotent God of the Trinity.. The leader of the Catholic Church is defined by the faith as the Vicar of Jesus Christ and is accepted as such by believers.. Basically it says he’s here on earth to take the place of the second person of.. the Trinity.. : God the father, first; God the Son, Second; taking the place of God the Son.. I remember Jesus saying, “I would send the Holy Spirit as my representative.. ” I think it’s blasphemous when a man says, “I am here as the representative of Jesus.. Furthermore, it says she’s dressed in what color? Purple.. And furthermore, purple and scarlet; purple is a color represents royalty, and scarlet is a color represents sin.. The Bible says, “Though thy--,” Isaiah chapter 1, “Though thy sins be as scarlet.. ” You know, who knows here what does the color blue, while we’re talking about Bible symbols, what does the color blue represent in the Bible? Loyalty and the law! You remember that the priest would have borders of blue on their garments to help them remember the law of God; where they walked and when they--what they did with their hands.. The color blue is missing.. The law is missing from this vision that we see.. Verse 5, she’s called the what? The mother; now what does that mean? Well it’s a mother church, woman represents a church.. “The term ‘mother,’” now I’m reading from the Catholic Encyclopedia volume VI, 1909, “the term mother church, however, as applied to Rome has special significance as indicating its headship of all churches.. And again, the.. has mother, Vatican City, one Pope, one of Pope John Paul II closest aides has written to bishops worldwide declaring that the Catholic Church is the mother of other Christian churches.. In the document,.. Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger.. told bishops that it is incorrect to refer to Christian churches ranging from Orthodox to Protestant as sister churches.. That’s wrong.. Sisters of the Catholic Church he says, that’s wrong, it must be always made clear that the one holy Catholic Church and apostolic universal church is not the sister, but the mother of all churches.. Now they say that the other Protestant churches came out of us, the other Orthodox Churches, we are the mother church and she embraces that title herself.. So it fits that description.. It goes on to say in verse 5, “She has harlot daughters.. ” Now you know what’s interesting about this? If you know your Old Testament stories, who’s the most wicked queen in the Old Testament?.. Jezebel.. ! We all know that name.. Don’t ever name your daughter Jezebel.. Who knows who Jezebel’s daughter was? Athaliah! The only two queens that persecuted like they did; Jezebel and her daughter: one of the Northern Kingdom, one as the Southern Kingdom.. One sort of represents the--the Catholic Movement, the other the Protestant Movement.. And that led the people, women—that led the people away from the worship of Jehovah, just something for you to think about.. How did John the Baptist get killed? Herodias told her daughter to dance; the mother-the daughter relationship.. Revelation 17 talks about another mother-daughter relationship that persecutes God’s prophets.. Do you hear echoes of these other stories in the new old--New and Old Testament in these prophecies of Revelation? That’s the key.. Something else we put in here from the “Daily Telegraph,” a Catholic Journal, d—1999.. “Disagreement about the extent of the Pope’s authority was one of the main causes of the English Reformation in the 16th century.. If a new united church was created it would be the Bishop of Rome who would exercise a universal primacy.. The Pope was recognized as the overall authority in the Christian world by the Anglican and Roman Catholic Commission yesterday which described him as a gift to be received by all the churches.. And so they’re claiming that we are recognizing that you are the central figure and if we do have unity you would be the power, the individual, the office that we would look to.. And there has been a number of cases in recent history that bear that out.. Answer E.. It goes on to say that this other--this woman in se--Babylon in chapter 17 of Revelation is also a persecuting power.. She persecuted and martyred the saints; we’ve already probably over-dwelt on this; that the Catholic Church,.. the Papacy.. , freely admits that is part of their history.. The history of the Popes, it’s written on page three thirty four (334); “Great numbers were driven from their habitations with their wives and children, stripped and naked, many of them inhumanely massacred.. Then it goes on, this gets very interesting, we’re just reading right out of chapter 17, it says she sits upon.. seven mountains.. Look up seven in the encyclopedia, you’ll see seven wonders of the ancient world and a few things, then it will say city of seven hills.. What city do you think it talks about when it talks about.. the city of seven hills.. ? Only one city in the world is known as a city of seven hills.. Rome was founded in seven fifty three (753) BC on the seven hills, a term used for centuries to describe, ah I can’t say these cause I don’t speak Italian, Capitoline, Quarinal, Viminal, Esquirtine (Esquiline), that’s how they say it in Texas, Caelian, Aventine, and Palatine hills surrounded the Old City.. They, the translator’s back there are laughing.. That’s okay, I can handle it.. Verse 18, answer G.. She ruled over the kings of the earth.. Now have we seen from history that when the Roman Empire disintegrated into the ten kingdoms that the kings paid homage to the church during that time, that the Supreme power was there at the church? Revelation 17 verse 2 it says, “With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her.. Now she’s called the harlot.. When there is an illicit relationship with the harlot, are there fees that are paid? Are you aware that these nations paid fees to the church? Free will or was it an obligation? They were taxed by the church.. Should the church tax the government? Or do you then have the church telling the government, you know whoever pays the bills tells you what to do.. And then they began to dictate how they were supposed to worship.. Answer H.. Having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations; central to the Protestant reformation was a big argument about the mass, what Christians call the “communion.. ” When I went to Catholic Church the priest of course always held the cup.. Here we got the Pope holding a golden cup and it is central, they believe they have the power, the priest has the power to convert that wine which is fermented by the way, most Protestant churches use unfermented grape juice because Jesus said at the last supper, “I will not drink it again until I drink it with you new,” new means unfermented, “in the father’s kingdom.. ” And anything that is beginning to putrefy is not a good symbol for the blood of Jesus.. The bread was to be unleavened; the grape juice was to be unfermented.. But it’s fermented.. And I don’t mean to be disrespectful, but when I was a kid and I went to Catholic Church in military school I was required to go every week, that priest there would have two or three services for all the different cadets, by the time we got there he was tipsy.. I’m absolutely serious.. And I think there’s a problem with that it’s not a very good witness.. But you even look this is you know the Vatican--Vatican has its own money.. And this is a coin that I wanna thank Michael Schiffler for sharing this with me, this is 1964 from.. Vatican City.. It says, “Citad—Citadel Vaticano,” and there’s a woman there and what is she holding in her hand? Can you see it? It’s very small, not the big purple woman, the one on the coin, they’re both holding a cup and what’s coming out of the cup? Sunshine! You’ll notice that halos and sun worship is also connected with a lot of the images that you’re going to find in the Vatican.. The halos, did you ever see Jesus and Mary in the Bible ever say they walked around with halos? But you’ll always see that in the picture because it got a lot of their teachings from the Roman Empire where sun worship was principal.. Goes on now and get this, “And the woman that you saw,” if you have any doubts last verse of the chapter, if you have any doubts about who this first beast is, we’re now in Revelation 17, “that woman that you saw is the great city that reigns over the kingdoms of the earth.. Alright, help me, who wrote the book of Revelation? Where was John the apostle when he wrote the book of Revelation? He was in Patmos.. Was he there freely on vacation or was he a prisoner? Who put him there? Rome.. Who was ruling the world? Rome.. “That woman that you saw is that great city that reigns over the kings of the earth.. ” Is there any doubt, when you started thinking about a woman or church that is in Rome, what this beast power is?.. That’s why I read you that litany of Bible scholars that all agreed, now these are the great minds of the church, with what I’m teaching you.. I’m not teaching you anything new or original, I’m teaching you what has been lost by the church.. And we’re trying to rediscover our roots as a Bible people.. Question #2: In what year was the papacy predicted to lose its world influence?.. Quick review, we’ve known and learned that in seventeen ninety-eight (1798) after the French Revolution, in connection with that General Berthier captured the Pope who died in captivity, both figuratively and literally ending the Papal reign that lasted exactly 1,200 and 60 years from five thirty-eight (538) to seventeen ninety-eight (1798).. Question #3: Now don’t miss that date, seventeen ninety-eight (1798), cause we’re going to question three now and we’re gonna find out who the second beast is.. Got your Bibles? Let’s open Revelation 13.. I gave you a quick review on Babylon do you understand Revelation 17 a little better? Is there any mistaking who it’s talking about? I’m not in my mind, I--I think that even just come--you could come out of elementary school, read that, and know who that is.. Chapter 13 and you noticed that the second beast; first beast receives a deadly wound by the sword, what does a sword represent? Word of God! And you know what caused more trouble more than anything for the papacy was the Bible being printed.. First book to come off a printing press was the Gutenberg Bible.. And as the Bibles began to multiply, the.. Dark Ages.. began to evaporate because the Bible is a lamp to our feet and a light to our path; used to be the Bibles were chained up in the monasteries and only a few priest could read them.. freely went to the people  ...   after.. Pope Gregory.. And the months, you know where they get their names? They’re the Roman names for the months.. They’re all messed up.. For instance July is named after.. Julius Caesar.. And.. Augustus Caesar.. was bothered that Julius Caesar had more days in his month and so he wanted a month that was just as long so he took some days from February.. That’s why August is got that and February is so short, that’s right, the Caesars did that.. And if you know anything about Roman numerals, Septimo or Sep--September is supposed to be the seventh month, right? What month is it? Ninth month! October-ocho, octagon, supposed to be the eight month, it’s the tenth month.. Nueve, November supposed to be the ninth month, it’s the 11th month.. Deca-December, supposed to be the tenth month, the 12th month.. They messed with the calendar, really got everyone confused.. And biblically, the days begin and end at sundown.. They started telling time from midnight.. Well, it was after they developed clocks that could do that.. The days of the weeks are Roman names.. Sunday was the day of principal worship in Rome, the day of the sun, the venerable day of the sun is what Constantine called it.. Monday was moon day.. I mean the influence of ancient Rome on even North America is astounding when you start to study it.. And that second beast will make an image to the first beast that had a wound by the sword that was healed.. And the same way that ancient Rome was the undisputed leader militarily and in many other ways of the ancient world, who would you say is the world leader in those respects today? United States of America.. We’re gonna say more about that.. DB--Sermon Question #8: Over what specific issues will force be utilized and the death sentence passed?.. Answer? “And he would cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.. ” A death sentence if you don’t worship the way you’re being told.. It’s all dealing with what? Worship! The word “worship” appears many times just in chapter 13, worship, worship, worship.. And so when you hear us talk about the Sabbath truth, what is it all about? It’s what God you worship and what day you worship Him.. It’s the one commandment that principally deals with this, the day of worship.. You know in the book, “Evangelicals and Catholics Together,” another book talking about the press for unity by Chuck Colson--I’ve met him, a nice guy.. “More generally, the spread of the Charismatic Movement and then their songs, prayers, and worship styles, going well beyond official charismatic circles, has done a great deal to reduce the barriers between Catholics and Evangelicals.. ” The worship styles, the day of worship, is all helping to weld these people together.. You know what I’m discovering and the reason I’ve dedicated my life to do these seminars? The average Christian in North America is biblically illiterate now.. If they don’t get it from the radio or television preacher, they don’t know what’s going on.. Very few people wake up and read their Bible for themselves and study their Bible comparing scripture with scripture.. I hope these meetings are inspiring you to spend some time in Bible study, amen, friends? And it’s all about the experience of worship, because we’re so used to being entertained, we wanna go to church and feel good.. Instead of going to learn and sit at the feet of Jesus as He opens the word, we want to--you know be entertained, we wanna be made to feel something and all the emphasis is being put on getting people to come to church for the experience, what’s in there for us? It used to be we came to worship God because He’s God, because He’s our Creator, not because what we’re gonna get out of it.. But the whole attitude is changed and everything is about the worship experience.. It goes on, on page one seventy-two (172) and he says, “Billy Graham’s Cooperative Evangelism in which all of the churches of an area are involved to share in one charismatic gathering with the distinction between Protestants and Catholic vanishes,” I’ve seen those and I’ve been to them, “and this Christ-centered fellowship enjoy,” is another example.. In other words, let’s put aside the differences and come together for common worship, very subtle, but I know what the end of that is gonna be.. “Christianity Today,” notice this, Harold Lindsel: “All businesses including gasoline stations and restaurants should close every Sunday by force of legislative fiat through the duly elected officials of the people.. ” In other words it should be mandated.. More and more there’s voices that are speaking up saying it should be forced by the government to tell us to worship.. God can’t bless our country cause we’re not worshiping when He tells us to worship on Sunday, what they call the Lord’s Day.. Pat Robertson.. ’s Book, “.. The New World Order.. ,” the author there says: “The next obligation that a citizen of God’s world order owes to Himself remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy is the command of the personal benefit of each citizen.. Higher civilizations rise when people can rest and draw inspiration from God.. Laws in America that mandate a day of rest,” Sunday laws, “have been nullified as a violation of church and state,” in other words he says it’s awful how the Sunday laws have evaporated.. There used to be laws in our country telling people about work on Sunday, “and as an outright insult to God and His plan.. Only those policies that can be shown to have a clearly secular purpose are recognized.. ” It goes on then to say, “It is not the duty of any particular group of people, it is not the duty of the church but it is the duty of the government of the people to thus proclaim as a--a day, as Sabbath to be universally observed throughout the length and breadth of the land.. Sunday, he says, it should be enforced by the government and don’t underestimate the clout that he has.. There are a lot of people in leadership that believe this, Sunday as the Lord’s Day.. “If we as a nation would escape the doldrums of increased trouble, as God’s hand rests heavily upon these people, opposition to Sunday, nationally declared, must cease.. It needs to be supported by the government.. ” Do you hear that?.. Am I reading anything into that? Maybe this is plain enough for you.. I think some of us have heard of Rev.. Jerry Falwell, “All Americans would do well to petition the President and the Congress to make a Federal law and an amendment to the Constitution if need be to establish the Sabbath as a national day of rest.. ” Do you think he’s talking about the seventh-day Sabbath? No.. And Chief Justice William Rehnquist said, “The wall of separation between church and state is a metaphor based on bad history.. ” He’s not all together wrong on that but these are the sentiments that tell us which way the wind is blowing, friends.. And I think we’re on the verge of prophecy being fulfilled, what do you think?.. Question #9: Could the government really control buying and selling?.. What is it say in Revelation 13 that those that don’t worship the way they’re being told to worship will not be allowed to buy and sell.. Anyone here remember World War II? I mean were you alive then? Ahh, maybe you don’t wanna raise your hand.. I know some of our friends watching, food and gas, ration stamps were a common thing, could they control buying and selling? In times of crisis it’s very common for the government to do that.. Cannot buy or sell unless he cooperates.. Anyone here ever heard of economic sanctions? Keep in mind these prophecies in Revelation are talking about.. government powers.. And so when it says those that do not cooperate cannot buy or sell it’s not just talking about the local person who wants to go to the market with their ATM and buy something, it’s talking about governments of the world that do not cooperate with this universal worship that will be forced will be locked out economically from the New World Order, whatever they’re gonna call it, I don’t know.. Is it already happening where they use economic sanctions? Yeah, and it can be devastating when they blockade, I mean you know the chief producers of the products of the world are the nations that buy into these two powers: Europe, North America.. Even Australia is tied into Europe; they recognize the Queen, right? And just about every other country in the world is some way tied in to one of these powers.. Question #10: Question number ten.. How strong and influential is the papacy today?.. Here are some amazing quotes some of you remember when these came out in Time Magazine that after Reagan’s tenuous president it was revealed that he did conspire with Pope John Paul II, it was called the Holy Alliance.. They worked to undermine the communism and quite successfully.. This is from Carl Burstein in that article, “Reagan and the Pope agreed to undertake a clandestine campaign to hasten the dissolution of the Communist Empire.. ” They started in Poland with the solidarity.. Some of you remember Lek Folenza and it was a conspiracy to bring down communism.. Did it work? Are they powerful? Is the papacy and the United States a powerful entity to consider? “Reagan and the Pope agreed to undertake this campaign to hasten the dissolution.. It goes on to say of the US Ambassador to the Vatican, “I believe the United States as the world’s only super power and the Holy See,” that’s the papacy, “as the only worldwide moral political sovereignty have significant roles to play in the future.. Their actions will impact the lives of people in all parts of the globe.. And I think we’ve made a strong case for that and I could just show you one picture after another of the presidents all the way back from JFK to the present meeting with Pope John Paul II or Pope Paul.. So this union stretching across the abyss, is it happening? I think we’re seeing it very clearly.. Question #11: Question 11.. How strong and influential is the United States today?.. The second beast does it have the power to urge other countries to cooperate? Yeah, first of all just consider for a minute, economically,.. Wall Street.. is the dynamo of the economy of the world.. Is that true? Amen? Friends who are watching, you agree? I see you nodding.. The media, superpower North America produces more than anybody else.. Computer technology, medical technology, and you can go right down the line for the--the great methods of communication.. It’s the center for those things, very powerful influences.. What about military might? Would we agree that while we may not have the greatest number of soldiers the technology and the power of the weapons possessed by the United States is unsurpassed? And with the break up of the Soviet Union, and they don’t have that consolidation that they had before, and even since the first gulf war, America has pretty much been recognized by the world as the ultimate super power, and everybody’s looking to us now to help police what’s happening everywhere in the world.. Question #12: Number 12.. Is it clear that the influence and power of both the United States and the Papacy are escalating with rapidity? What other factors could possibly help set the stage for a worldwide law to execute those who refuse to violate conscience?.. What does it say in Luke 21 verse 25? “And there will be signs in the sun and the moon and the stars, and on the earth distress of nations with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring, men’s heart failing them from fear and the expectation of those things that are coming on the earth for the powers of heaven will be shaken.. ” And then it goes on to say, “And then they’ll see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven.. ” Something’s gonna happen; signs in the sun and the moon, men’s heart failing for fear, something is gonna frighten.. Will it be an economic collapse? I think that’ll probably be part of it, might be a terrorist act; could be a natural disaster.. You know it’s interesting it’s almost like a self-fulfilling prophecy.. They’ve--they have this whole list of movies where the world is destroyed by asteroids and tidal waves and Godzilla and aliens and I mean it’s just one thing after another.. And I remember at 9/11 when got a call from Bonnie, told to turn on the the news and saw what was happening, my first reaction was, is this special effects? Is this.. Hollywood.. ? Is this really happening? It was so cataclysmic.. And look how we changed from that one event.. Did we lose some freedoms? Did people’s hearts start failing for fear? It could be another terrorist act.. I talked about some of the missing nuclear weapons from the dissolution of the former Soviet Empire, could be a natural disaster, I don’t know exactly.. One thing I do know, history tells us that virtually every dictatorship has come into power on the heels of economic disaster.. Napoleon did it, Kaiser Wilhelm did it, Hitler did it, there could be some economic disaster, people are ready to listen to a dictator if he says he’s gonna pit--put a chicken in every pot, right? We’ve seen that in history.. That was the slogan of one politician.. Question #13: Number 13.. As world conditions worsen what will Satan do to deceive the masses?.. Answer? “And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon out of the mouth of the beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet.. For they are the spirits of devils working miracles that go out under the kings of the earth and the whole world, to gather them to the battle of the great day of God Almighty.. ” Is the devil able to create illusions? Can he appear sometimes as an angel of light and deceive people? Maybe he could appear as a Marian apparition and give orders and deceive people, I mean there’s a lot of things that he could do.. “Out of the mouth of the beast the dragon and the false prophet.. ” Revelation tells us the dragon is the devil, devil wanted to be God.. The beast is the papacy, we’ve already quoted, he wanted to be the Son, puts himself in the place of the Son.. Charismatic Movement.. big emphasis on the Holy Spirit, we can control the Spirit and direct the Spirit, it’s almost like a counterfeit; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.. Question #14: Number 14.. While interest in the counterfeit revival and don’t misunderstand, I believe in the genuine gifts of the spirit, everyone clear on that? Talking about the counterfeit now, what will be happening at the same time to the genuine worldwide revival sponsored by God’s end time people?.. It tells us that, “After these things I saw another angel coming down from heaven,” Revelation 18 verse 1, “having great authority and the earth was illuminated with His glory.. ” God’s light is going to go from all over the world.. You know what I think is interesting? He sees these angels flying in the midst of heaven, and all the satellites that are being used right now to ricochet this message down to earth, have you ever looked at them? They’ve got these great big solar wings that catch the sun’s power and convert it to electricity.. I wonder what a prophet in Bible times would call that if he saw it.. I was out camping in the Nevada desert one day and watching these satellites go over and they look like angels, it just makes you wonder.. And the message is bouncing off those transistor angels, isn’t it?.. God’s people are gonna have a great revival.. Bible says, “Where sin abounds there does grace much more abound.. ” And at the same time the devil is trying to deceive, God is gonna pour out His genuine spirit and there will be a revival.. And you know how you can always tell the difference between the true revival and the counterfeit revival? Don’t miss this, if you wanna know the difference, the true revival will bring holiness into the life, a turning away from sin and exalting of Jesus and His law, surrender of self, a turning away from materialism.. These preachers that are telling just you follow me, name it and claim it, God wants you to be healthy, wealthy and wise, is that the message of Jesus? I think that’s very suspect.. Question #15: Number 15.. In desperation the US-led coalition will next decide to impose the death sentence on the enemies.. Revelation 13 verse 5, what does Revelation 14 say the leaders will do?.. It go--to convince people that God is with them and he does great wonders so that he can make fire come down from heaven on the sight of men to deceive them.. Did the devil bring fire down from heaven in the book of Job? Yeah.. And them that dwell on the earth and deceive those that dwell on the earth by the power of the miracles he had the ability to predict.. II Corinthians chapter 11 verse 14, “And no wonder, for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.. ” Will Satan seek to impersonate Jesus? Didn’t the Lord tell us there will be false christ, there’ll be real prophets in the last days and false ones.. Jesus is gonna pour out His Spirit but there’ll be counterfeit.. God came down the earth in the form of a man to save us, the devil is gonna counterfeit that, amen? They’ll show great signs and wonders whereas if it’s possible to deceive even the very elect.. It will be so compelling and so convincing, friends, how are you going to not be deceived?.. Question #16: The only safe way number 16, for us to prevent being deceived is what? How can we prevent it?.. Answer? Isaiah 8 verse 20, “According to the law and the testimony, the law and the prophets.. ” The commandments of God and the testimony of Jesus, the Bible, that’s the only way we’re gonna know, amen, friends? He goes on to say, “If they don’t go by the law and the testimony there is no light in them.. Finally, Revelation 3 verse 10, there’s a promise for you write that down friends, “Because you have kept my command to persevere, I will keep you from the hour of trial that will come upon the whole world to test those who dwell on the earth.. ” Do you want God to keep you? Says keep His commands.. You don’t need to be afraid, friends, of what is coming.. We can have peace during this time.. We are living on the threshold of the end right now.. And that’s why God has brought you.. He wants you to know He has a big plan for your life.. He’s got an eternal plan for your life.. But ultimately that comes from first accepting Jesus, the Prince of Peace, into your heart.. And I’d like to invite you pray, friends.. Knowing these things won’t save you.. The only thing that will give us peace through the storm is accepting Jesus, the Prince of Peace, amen? He’s brought you, He’s wanting you to know the truth because the truth will set you free.. Jesus not only wants you to be aware of what’s happening in the world politically, He wants you to be aware of what’s happening in your hearts, spiritually.. He’s calling you, He’s knocking in-- Revelation chapter 3, He’s knocking on the door of your heart but He says you must open the door and let Him in.. Would you like to make a decision tonight to let Him in and you can have peace, no matter what happens in the world if you know you have Jesus in your heart, is that your desire, friends?.. Father in heaven, thank you for the promise that he that has the son has life; we would like to invite Jesus, the Prince of Peace, into our hearts tonight.. And while there might be fear and turmoil in the world around us as long as we know that Christ is with us we are majority and we’re not afraid.. Bless these dear people without experience.. Help them to experience Christ in them, the hope of glory, I pray in Jesus’ name, amen..

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  • Title: Antichrist Quiz | 666 Truth
    Descriptive info: Interactive Bible Study - The Antichrist Revealed.. The 666 Prophecy.. Could one of these men be the leader described in the Bible whose number is 666?.. Bill Gates.. Ronald Reagan.. Caesar Nero.. Prince Charles.. Henry Kissinger.. Bill Clinton.. George W.. Bush.. Antiochus Epiphanes.. Osama Bin Laden.. President Obama.. Pope Benedict.. Mikhail Gorbachev.. Vladimir Putin.. President Medvedev.. President Ahmadinejad.. Fidel Castro.. Ban Ki-moon.. Bible Prophecy.. 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.. Revelation 13:18.. The prophecy says that the number of the beast, is the number of a man.. Bible scholars have long understood that the beast here mentioned is both a religious and worldly power.. Commentary.. The natural conclusion would be that the prophecy is referring to the.. name or title.. of some man who represents this particular power..  ...   In order to determine the identity of the antichrist, who s leader s name can be identified by the number 666, many strange combinations of letters and numbers have been suggested in fulfillment of this prophecy.. Solving the Mystery.. So many names, which is the right one? God never really intended for a person to be able to identify the antichrist and it s leader soley on the basis of the number 666, rather the mysterious number was to be the culminating point on a thorough study of the topic.. For the text starts out saying that those that have.. understanding.. should count the number,.. The Bible teaches that to accurately determine the meaning of a text one must compare line upon line; here a little, there a little.. Isaiah 28:9-10.. The Bill Gates image is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 2.. 0 License.. Putin and Medvedev - AP Photo/ Alexander Zemlianichenko..

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  • Title: 666 Decoder | 666 Truth
    Descriptive info: It is commonly understood that certain letters also have values associated with them.. Take the.. Roman.. numerals for example, the letters V, X, I, have the numeric values associated with them of 5, 10, and 1.. This calculator adds the values of any Roman numerals found in names or titles entered into the box below.. *Note:.. the letter u also registers the same value as a v in this calculator, a common example of a u and v being the same can be seen on  ...   The number is only one of 10 characteristics that identify the.. For the other 9 clues.. go here.. Enter a Name or Title:.. Letter Values.. Letter Set.. I - 1.. U - 5.. V - 5.. X - 10.. L - 50.. C - 100.. D - 500.. M - 1000.. Latin.. Hebrew.. Greek.. Top 5 Searches This Week.. Barack Obama.. Satan.. vicarius filii Dei.. Barack Hussein Obama.. Lucifer.. Top 10 Searches All Time.. barack obama.. satan.. pope.. obama.. lucifer.. george bush.. barack.. howie mandel..

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  • Title: The Prophecy Code | 666 Truth
    Descriptive info: Prophecy's Final Countdown.. This introductory program to the "Prophecy Code" seminar lays out the importance of prophecy and principles for understanding the messages of prophecy in the Bible.. Daniel and Revelation have many interesting symbols.. How do we unlock these symbols? They are found in the Bible.. Play Media.. Revelation's Rapture.. What does the Bible say about Christ's second coming? When and how will it happen? Will it be a secret? People were not ready for Christ's first coming.. Could that same mistake happen again? Jesus promised that He would return.. He told us the way He left is the way He will return.. The Dragon's Egg.. How did evil originate? Where did sin come from? Did God create a devil? The Bible explains how Lucifer, a covering cherub in heaven, turned against God.. There is a mystery to the devil's fall from heaven.. But the Bible says a third of the angels of heaven were cast out of heaven.. Satan was once the highest angel in heaven and created perfect until iniquity was found in him.. Blood on the Throne.. Revelation 5 speaks about a scroll that only the Lamb of God can open.. This gospel message is repeated in other places in Revelation.. The central theme of prophecy is salvation.. The Bible teaches that life is in the blood.. When Jesus gave His life for us it washes away the sins of the world.. The Lord will give you eternal life when you humble yourself before Him, confess your sins, and accept by faith forgiveness.. Israel's Temple in Prophecy.. What does the Bible say about Israel's temple? There are three temples in Scripture.. The sanctuary teaches us important lessons about sin, salvation, and the future.. God gave Moses divine plans for a portable temple that were a copy of what was in heaven.. Daniel 9 speaks about the sanctuary.. The Two Witnesses.. Who are the two witnesses in Revelation 11? They prophesy for 42 months.. What does this mean? Moses and Elijah met with Jesus on a mountain to be the two greatest witnesses that Christ was the Messiah.. They are symbols for the Word of God, the Old and New Testaments.. Even the tables of stone for the ten commandments are on two stones.. They are still applicable today.. The Richest Caveman.. This is the personal testimony of Pastor Doug Batchelor called "The Richest Caveman.. " Born to wealthy parents, Doug grew up mostly as a nonchurched person.. With a Jewish background he was basically an atheist.. After an early life of crime, drugs and wild living, Doug sought to find meaning in life by living in a cave outside Palm Springs, California.. During this time alone he discovered God.. History's Greatest Hoax.. An issue at the end of time will focus on worship.. The beast of Revelation 13 seeks to force all to worship the image of the beast.. What is this all about? The Bible has stories of death decrees that pressed God's people to break God's law.. It was Jesus' custom of worshiping on the Sabbath.. The Sabbath is on the 7th day, Saturday.. God establishes the Sabbath at Creation before there were any Jews.. Revelation  ...   must be born of water and the Spirit.. His parting words to the disciples was to baptize people.. Deadly Delusions.. What does the Bible teach about what happens when we die? Do we go straight to heaven, hell, or somewhere in between? Knowing how God first created us will help us know what happens when we die.. The dust returns to the earth and the breath to God.. The Lord alone has immortality.. We sleep in the grave until the resurrection day.. The Lake of Fire.. What does the Bible teach about hell? Is the devil in charge of hell? The Bible gives us solemn warnings about a day of calamity coming.. Jesus speaks of Noah's day and the warning to Lot and his family in Sodom and Gomorrah.. There is a reward of the wicked, the punishment, that will eternally destroy them and all evil.. The wages of sin is not eternal torment, but death.. The Devil Chained.. What does the Bible teach about the millennium? When does this 1,000 years of peace begin? Where will Satan be during this time? This study focuses on Revelation 20.. The beginning of the 1,000 years is marked by the resurrection of the righteous.. The end is marked by the resurrection of the wicked.. God's Health Plan.. Does the Bible talk about health? Is it something important for Christians to consider? There is a clear connection between how we eat and how we leave.. The story of Daniel not defiling himself sets the stage for being responsible for our bodies.. Our spiritual perceptions are fogged by drugs, alcohol, and poor living habits.. Clothed with Light?.. Who is the woman described in Revelation 12 who is clothed in light? We are to be the bride of Christ.. The church is represented by a woman in the Bible.. God's church is a pure woman and the fallen churches are depicted as an immoral woman.. Why do people pick a church? The best reason is that it follows the Bible.. The Truth About Israel's 144,000.. Who are the 144,000? Are they a literal group of people or a representative group? What the 12 apostles were at Christ's coming the 144,000 are at the second coming.. They are not the only ones who will be saved but representatives.. Above the Crowd.. This lesson focuses on helping people see the importance of making a total commitment to God, stepping across the line, and receiving the fullness of the Lord's Spirit.. Who is the Holy Spirit and how do we receive the Spirit into our lives? Is it possible to live a Christian life? God has promised to give us the power.. There is a sin God cannot forgive--grieving away the Holy Spirit.. The Lion and the Lamb.. Is there a heaven? Is there life out there? Can we live forever and is Jesus really preparing a place for us? What does the Bible teach about paradise? God is the architect of this city, a place unlike any city on this earth.. It is currently in heaven above, but will be moved to this earth at the end of the millennium.. The city is described with some detail in Revelation..

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  • Title: Send A Prayer Request | 666 Truth
    Descriptive info: Send A Prayer Request.. 666 Truth Site Map.. Pray.. without ceasing.. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.. (1 Thessalonians 5:17-18).. Name.. Please enter your name.. Email Address.. Please enter your email address.. Please enter a valid email address.. City, State (ie.. Atlanta, GA).. Please give your city and state.. Country.. Not Specified.. Afghanistan.. Albania.. Algeria.. American Samoa.. Andorra.. Angola.. Anguilla.. Antarctica.. Antigua and Barbuda.. Argentina.. Armenia.. Aruba.. Australia.. Austria.. Azerbaijan.. Bahamas.. Bahrain.. Bangladesh.. Barbados.. Belarus.. Belgium.. Belize.. Benin.. Bermuda.. Bhutan.. Bolivia.. Bosnia and Herzegovina.. Botswana.. Bouvet Island.. Brazil.. British Indian Ocean Territory.. British Virgin Islands.. Brunei Darussalam.. Bulgaria.. Burkina Faso.. Burundi.. Cambodia.. Cameroon.. Canada.. Cape Verde.. Cayman Islands.. Central African Republic.. Chad.. Chile.. China.. Christmas Island.. Cocos.. Colombia.. Comoros.. Congo.. Cook Islands.. Costa Rica.. Croatia.. Cuba.. Cyprus.. Czech Republic.. Denmark.. Djibouti.. Dominica.. Dominican Republic.. East Timor.. Ecuador.. Egypt.. El Salvador.. Equatorial Guinea.. Eritrea.. Estonia.. Ethiopia.. Falkland Islands.. Faroe Islands.. Fiji.. Finland.. France.. French Guiana.. French Polynesia.. French Southern Territories.. Gabon.. Gambia.. Georgia.. Germany.. Ghana..  ...   Mexico.. Micronesia.. Moldova.. Monaco.. Mongolia.. Montserrat.. Morocco.. Mozambique.. Myanmar.. Namibia.. Nauru.. Nepal.. Netherlands.. Netherlands Antilles.. New Caledonia.. New Zealand.. Nicaragua.. Niger.. Nigeria.. Niue.. Norfolk Island.. North Korea.. Northern Mariana Islands.. Norway.. Oman.. Pakistan.. Palau.. Panama.. Papua New Guinea.. Paraguay.. Peru.. Philippines.. Pitcairn.. Poland.. Portugal.. Puerto Rico.. Qatar.. Reunion.. Romania.. Russian Federation.. Rwanda.. S.. Georgia and S.. Sandwich Islands.. Saint Kitts and Nevis.. Saint Lucia.. Saint Vincent and The Grenadines.. Samoa.. San Marino.. Sao Tome and Principe.. Saudi Arabia.. Senegal.. Seychelles.. Sierra Leone.. Singapore.. Slovakia.. Slovenia.. Solomon Islands.. Somalia.. South Africa.. South Korea.. Soviet Union.. Spain.. Sri Lanka.. St.. Helena.. Pierre and Miquelon.. Sudan.. Suriname.. Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands.. Swaziland.. Sweden.. Switzerland.. Syria.. Taiwan.. Tajikistan.. Tanzania.. Thailand.. Togo.. Tokelau.. Tonga.. Trinidad and Tobago.. Tunisia.. Turkey.. Turkmenistan.. Turks and Caicos Islands.. Tuvalu.. Uganda.. Ukraine.. United Arab Emirates.. United Kingdom.. United States.. Uruguay.. US Minor Outlying Islands.. US Virgin Islands.. Uzbekistan.. Vanuatu.. Venezuela.. Viet Nam.. Wallis and Futuna Islands.. Western Sahara.. Yemen.. Yugoslavia.. Zaire.. Zambia.. Zimbabwe.. Please indicate your country.. Your Prayer Request.. Please enter your message..

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    Descriptive info: Contact Us Form.. Please use the following form if you have general questions or if you're having technical problems with the website.. Comment..

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  • Title: Antichrist Myths | 666 Truth
    Descriptive info: 666 / Antichrist Myths and Folklore.. Proctor & Gamble.. “The Beast” Supercomputer.. The World Wide Web.. Barcodes.. Bill Gates & Microsoft.. Yes.. It’s true.. The company behind a lot of our personal beauty, health, household, and pet products was the subject of close scrutiny in the 1980s, when their corporate logo was believed to be.. Satanic.. in nature.. This particular issue arose from a reading of.. 12:1, which says, “There appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars.. " At the time, the P G logo consisted of a  ...   bottom of the logo, the number.. can apparently be seen when viewed from inside the logo – or as a mirror image.. That has to be the clincher, right?.. Well, not quite.. Of course, this interpretation has been denied by company officials, who say the 13 stars and the man in the moon actually represent the original 13 colonies of the.. And as far as we know, there is no evidence that links this company with.. Satanism.. However, just to be sure, Proctor Gamble debuted a new logo in 1992 that softened the “666” in the beard, along with other changes, to avoid future controversy from arising.. Next Page..

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