TRUTH VERSES RELIGION (The Seal of God verses the Mark of the Beast)

TRUTH VERSES RELIGION
(The Seal of God verses the Mark of the Beast)

Hello all,

A person’s INDIVIDUAL walk with Christ is anything but a “religion”!!!! Religion is the mirror image of the Truth!! It looks a lot like it, but is totally the reverse. Instead of being saved by the redeeming blood of Christ, which is the only Truth, religion is just the opposite. Without a personal relationship with the Creator, the only other avenue is to become as a “god’, and try and redeem your own ‘self’. Self-Sacrifice verses Self Help!!!!

Simplified completely; one worships the Creator and HIS Truth, and the other worships the created and makes this worship a religion.

In the Holy Bible, the Lord uses the word “religion” only 5 times in only 3 chapters, and only in the NEW TESTAMENT. This word is not used once in the whole of the OLD TESTAMENT!! It is never used in a good or godly context, but as something to more or less avoid. The word is defined in Strong’s Concordance as; a ceremonial observance, demonstrative and pious. These are all outward behaviors, mostly used to describe the Jew’s religion; the traditions of men (the outside of the cup). Here are the verses:

Act 26:5 “Which knew me from the beginning, if they would testify, that after the most straitest sect of our religion I lived a Pharisee.”

Gal 1:13 and Gal 1:14 “For ye have heard of my conversation in time past in the Jews’ religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the church of God, and wasted it: And profited in the Jews’ religion above many my equals in mine own nation, being more exceedingly zealous of the traditions of my fathers.”

Jam 1:26 and Jam 1:27 “ If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion [is] vain. Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, [and] to keep himself unspotted from the world.”

AMERICA

Looking back throughout the history of America as a country, I do not think that it was ever an exclusively Christian country, not in the sense of born again Christ- likeness. After finding out about our founding fathers, and their Freemasonry and Illuminati background, how America was to become the New Atlantis and all the occult symbols on our money; there is little doubt what most Americans are worshiping.

In fact, carrying around this money on our persons… (In our hands), or being totally obsessed with gaining or losing this money…. (In our foreheads on our minds)…this is easily, and without a doubt, the SPIRITUAL MARK OF THE BEAST!!!!

It speaks about what we either think and/or do. We either think about Christ and give our lives to Him, and then go and become more like Him; or we think about ourselves and how to get rich, and then go out and do whatever it takes to accomplish that.

The end-time mark of the beast may become a physical tattoo or implant, but it will, totally, be based on what we think and do. What we think, with the mind, in our foreheads, or do with our hands; that is the mark.

If we are sealed by the Holy Spirit we have the mark of Christ on our foreheads and on our hands. We worship in Spirit by being in dwelt by the HOLY SPIRIT and in TRUTH by showing that truth in the acts and deeds of our lives.

WE ALREADY HAVE ONE MARK OR THE OTHER!!!

Yet, mercifully there is still time in this age of Grace to change that Spiritual mark of the beast to the spiritual sealing of God. But, when one takes the mark physically and are fully committed to choosing their physical life, here in this world, over God; there will no longer be a choice or a chance at salvation, and eternal life. That is the line that the Lord has drawn in the sand.

I do not think that there was one moment in American history where all Americans felt content with what they had, but just the opposite. We all wanted more, more, more….take more, give less and less. Of course, there have been many brave, honest and decent people, many of which were born again Christians, in the true sense. But the great majority has been greedy, power hungry antichrists, only giving when it added to their fame; and this includes most of our, so-called, leaders and role models.

PRIDE IS OUR MIDDLE NAME HERE IN AMERICA…IT IS THROWN UP TO US AS THE MOST IMPORTANT ASPECT OF OUR NATION!!!

This is not Christ-like in any way, at all!!!! In fact it is Satan’s middle name, as well. Who have we been worshiping in reality? We have become the most spoiled rotten people on the earth…truly SPOILED ROTTEN. Through and through!!! The poor preyed upon to serve this rottenness by dying in wars fought for the rich and privileged, for power, greed, or just to try out their new toys!!! It is because of the great privileges this nation has been granted, that we have been blinded….we have chased the glitter and the gold and left Jesus Christ in the dust.

America was the richest nation in the world…maybe still is…and now we will be destroyed by it. Our prosperity has been our greatest stumbling block to becoming a truly Christian nation. Instead of wanting to find God and live a life for Him, we want to be rich and live our lives for our worldly gain, fame and pride!!! Jesus tells us that it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to make it into Heaven. Do riches always make us happy??

We have not only stopped searching for the Lord, we have totally turned our back on Him, and have done it with a great deal of American pride. Those poor people who live in huts in Africa are much better off than we are…we know the Truth and have shunned it; and they, when exposed to it, grab it with both hands and recognize it easily. No wonder missionaries go to these countries…and want to leave a country that is much harder to evangelize the Truth to.

Here are the Bible verses that speak of the sealing of God and the mark of the beast.

GOD’S SEAL:

2Ti 2:19 “Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.”

Rev 7:2 “And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea,”

Rev 7:3 “Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.”

Rev 9:4 “And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.”

BEAST’S MARK

Rev 13:17 “And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.”

Rev 16:2 “And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and [upon] them which worshiped his image.”

Rev 20:4 “And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and [I saw] the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshiped the beast, neither his image, neither had received [his] mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.”

The Ten Commandments had more to do with a man’s physical life and his physical actions. Do not murder, do not commit adultery, do not worship idols etc. The New Covenant with Christ was much more spiritual, in nature, and much more difficult to keep!! If we even think about murder we are guilty of it, if we even think about adultery, we are guilty of it. The only way to not break these commandments is to have a RENEWED MIND in having given our mind to Christ. Anyone who says that this is doable on their own is not telling the truth!!

I have found it very helpful to look at the Spiritual side of all the important verses about the end times, because we live under the NEW COVENANT and must be born again in order to know the TRUTH. This is crucial!!!

How blessed we are to have a renewed mind and to have given our lives to Jesus…there are no worldly rewards that can possibly compare to this. Our struggles in this life have actually taught us our greatest lessons.

It is important that we do not teach Christianity as a religion, but must teach it as THE TRUTH!!

Christ told us boldly that “I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH, and THE LIFE”.

Jhn 14:6 “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”

Let us encourage people to find out this truth before it is too late. Make sure they know the difference; you are not preaching a religion, you are preaching and teaching the Truth, and there is a vast difference! I pray we all have the strength to do just that, in Christ’s name and love.

JESUS IS ALL AND EVERYTHING!!!

Patti C.

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Author: kinz2all

Hello all! What a long strange trip it has been! I am amazed that through 40 years of Bible studies, Bible College, and attending a multitude of churches, of varying denominations, I have come full circle back to the day when I was “born again”. On that day (Sept 24th 1978) I found the Truth when Jesus found me. I knew in an instant that I could live in eternity by living in the moment with Christ. God is love and loves everyone and wants everyone to be set free in Christ. That the spiritual world trumps the material world and by focusing on Christ one can live spiritually every moment, and death to self brings abundant new life. This was massively life changing! I went from being broken to being whole! I could not contain the love and joy within me. I was a different person and all my relationships changed. And shortly after that earthshaking day, I did sell everything I owned and went on the road proclaiming the JOY of the Good News!! Yet, after three years, I settled down and starting going to church, realizing I had not truly studied the Word of God. I had attended church as a child and as a teen I sang in the choir and taught vacation Bible school, so I knew the major highlights of the Gospel, and pretty much believed what preachers were preaching about God’s Word. Still, I did not find the fire of the Spirit in many of the churches I attended. To me, all the different denominations were creating division not unity in the body of Christ, by chopping up the Word to suit the traditions of men. In 1997 I decided to start reading and studying the Bible for myself. I read books about the “rapture” and the Left Behind series of books and started to see how churches were so divided on these issues and nothing they were teaching really rang true in my heart. I attended Bible College in 2004 and got my Masters in Theology and really got into understanding the End Times as taught by the pre-trib and pre-wrath rapture groups and authors. I was completely sold on this interpretation of the Bible, so much so, that I started writing about it on a pre-trib web site called Five Doves. I got really into waiting for the rapture and trying to figure out the timing and all that, and wrote many many articles about how and when this would happen. It was exciting, I felt that I was learning so much. The more I studied on my own the more I started to see that I did not see in His Word the same things that others were seeing and started to write about what I was finding. As soon as I did this, and started to stray away from the herd of pre-tribbers, I was thrown off the web site. As soon as that happened, the Lord started giving me new revelations and I started asking questions and rely on Him to show me in His Word the answers I was looking for. The major turning point was when I started writing for another web site (Rapture Prophecy Bible Forum) and found out who Israel truly is. That is the foundation for all Bible study…once one knows whom Israel is, one can never go back to dispensational beliefs. That opened the flood gates of revelations from the Lord. He made sure that I would have the time to truly focus on what the Holy Spirit was showing me. I fell down some stairs and broke both of my feet and was not able to do anything but study the Bible. And Study I did!! I was consumed with it, day and night and felt on fire for the Truth. Things that I had believed in for so long just fell away, and everyday I was finding out more and more. Although I started to see that there is no end time rapture, I still believed in a future Second Coming and that we were in the Last Days and how the world was becoming a dark place full of evil. I wrote much about this…even on this blog. Yet, at the same time finding out about the Kingdom of God and how it has already come, and how the Jewish feasts have all been fulfilled in Christ. We are not waiting for the last three to be fulfilled as so many preach and teach. The plan of Salvation was FINISHED AT THE CROSS, and all that was left to be fulfilled was the sending of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost…the 7th and last feast not the 4th…and Christ’s Second Coming in Judgment and the resurrection of the saints. That brings me up to recent time, and my most recent revelations from the Lord and I am shocked at what I have found out! I never even conceived that the Bible was a finished work and that there was no longer anything left to be fulfilled. Yet, that is what I have found out and it is AMAZING how I feel totally set free!! The Truth truly does set one free from the searching and the divisions of the traditions of man!! It all makes so much sense and every verse has taken on a new and heartfelt meaning!! It is GOOD NEWS!! Jesus is our King we can live in His Kingdom RIGHT NOW!! He did ALL He said he would do, when He said He would do it, all we need to do is KNOW HIM. The only event left to happen will happen to each of His children when they pass from this world and into eternity. I was so overwhelmed by my discoveries that I did not know how to approach beginning to write about it. Also, it labels me (and I hate labels in reference to divisions in Christ) I find that I have become a full Preterist. I would never ever have thought this is where my studies would lead, but cannot deny it is where the Lord has brought me. I am now ready to start proving it and that is what I will be doing from here on out. Perhaps the most wonderful aspect of all this is that it has brought me full circle. When I was born again and shown the power of Jesus and relying on Him, I knew it was finished in Him…He was the answer to all. Love is the strongest power in the universe and God is love. Nothing else really mattered. It was not until I got caught up in the “traditions of men” that the path got crooked and the way confusing. Yet, it is so wonderful to find out that His Word tells us the Truth, and that Jesus is the Way, the TRUTH, and the life. That being said, I will be posting studies that helped me understand, and hope that anyone out there that is reading this may find what they may be looking for, as they take this journey OF FINDING OUT FOR YOURSELF. God bless all, and may you be in His love and Light today and always!! JESUS IS ALL AND EVERYTHING!!! Patti C.

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