Years ago, I used to read books and reread Daniel, Matthew 24 and Revelation over and over trying to discern exactly when the “End Times” would hit and if within my lifetime… Over and over, various writers would interpret Daniel’s Timeline and other “signs,” giving dates to be ready for the END! Needless to say, all these dates came and went and personally, I just left it up to Yahweh with this Scripture in mind:
“But concerning that day and the hour no one knows, not even the messengers of the shamayim, but My Father only.” (Matthew 24:36)
There was also the issue of the “Mark of the Beast” – 666 and it seemed that everyone from the Pope to Donald Trump (Ellen G. White I found out last week!) all add up to 666 in some sort of calculation.
“Here is the wisdom! He who has understanding, let him calculate 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)
Again, all this came to naught as each political figure at the time who added up to 666 came and went…
There was also the age-old claim that the Sun-day worship was the mark, that your actions (hand) and your thoughts (forehead) being given over to Sunday worship was receiving the mark of the beast.
“…If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark upon his forehead or upon his hand, he also shall drink of the wine of the wrath of Elohim, which is poured out undiluted into the cup of His wrath. And he shall be tortured with fire and sulphur before the qodesh messengers and before the Lamb.” (Revelation 14:9-10)
This never made sense to me, because at one time or another, all of us ex-Christians (except Sabbath keeping ones) would be guilty of receiving the mark, and thus be damned! The Sabbath is only ONE day of the week, but there is a Text describing something that is EVERY day of the week…
There is, and has always been, one VERY clear Scripture about the “Mark of the Beast” and it is probably the clearest, mort literal warning that one can take away from all the Scriptures that pertain to this mark:
“And he causes all, both small and great, and rich and poor, and free and slave, to be given a mark upon their right hand or upon their foreheads, and that no one should be able to buy or sell except he that has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” (Revelation 13:16-17)
I have said it publicly for many years, including several Youtube posts recently, that, “even if the world powers come together to limit buying and selling to those without pink shoes, you WON’T CATCH ME WEARING PINK SHOES!”
Recently, there has been much debate whether or not “the Jab” is the “Mark of the Beast” and aside from the fact that all these “cures” for viral infections are unclean in the eyes of Yahweh, NEVER before in history have ALL nations come together to mandate this “solution” with the restriction that no one will be able to buy or sell without it! This has already been put into effect in many countries around the world in various degrees of restriction and clearly is planned to be gradually put into effect worldwide.
I, personally, don’t see a clearer warning that something is fishy and those who are looking to Pharmaceuticals to save them, need to shift their trust to the Almighty. Remember:
“For your merchants were the great ones of the earth, for by your drug sorcery all the nations were led astray.” (Revelation 18:23)
(drug sorcery here is the Greek word: φαρμακεία G5331 – pharmakeia – from where we get the word pharmacy/pharmaceutical. Occurrences: Gal 5:20; Rev 9:21; Rev 18:23.)
It seems pretty clear that the “great ones” of this world are going to use “pharmaceuticals” as part of some grand deception to “lead away” many. I only know of two Bibles that translate this clearly (HalleluYah Scriptures is one) thus it seems that almost EVERY Bible translations will cause certain believers to miss this obvious connection when mistranslated similarly:
“…for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.” (KJV)
“By your magic spell all the nations were led astray.” (NIV)
“…all the nations were deceived by your witchcraft.” (NASB)
“…and you deceived the nations with your sorceries.” (NLT)
“…and all nations were deceived by your sorcery.” (ESV)
“…all the nations were deceived by your sorcery.” (CSB)
“…porque en tus hechicerías todas las gentes han errado.” (RV)
“denn durch deine Zauberei sind verführt worden alle Heiden.” (Luther)
“parce que toutes les nations ont été séduites par tes enchantements…” (Segond)
万 国 也 被 你 的 邪 术 迷 惑 了 (CUVS)
For many Christians, the fact that many pharmaceuticals are unclean according to the Torah is irrelevant to their theology, so they are already outside the Covenant (Rev 21:27 “And there shall by no means enter into it whatever is unclean, neither anyone doing abomination and falsehood, but only those who are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life.”) but many Torah observant believers are ignoring this to keep their jobs and possessions! Are we so soft in the Western world that we have forgotten the witness of history and those who chose to die for their belief rather than offend Yahweh and disregard His Torah? Maybe try reading the account of the Maccabees who chose do die instead of being “Hellenized.”
A number of “teachers” are downplaying the pharmaceutical delusion going on and still claiming that the Sabbath is the “mark,” which is why I’ve often warned on this site (and elsewhere) about falling into the trap of following man and “churches.”
“But the anointing which you have received from Him stays in you, and you have no need that anyone should teach you. But as the same anointing does teach you concerning all, and is true, and is no falsehood, and even as it has taught you, you stay in Him.” (1Jn 2:27)
Yahweh has given us his word! Unlike the times when the apostles were spreading the Good News and even through the Dark Ages, it is possible for EVERYONE in this world to have His written Word in their hands and pray to the Father to have His Ruach teach them. Stop trusting man to teach you and let the One who gave us His spiritual Word, Yahshua and His written Word teach you!
“Thus said יהוה, “Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his arm, and whose heart turns away from יהוה.” (Jerermiah 17:5)