Issue Number 73 - AUGUST 2018

Matthew 24:14 “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come."


Headlines Declare Mark of the Beast (Sunday Law) is Coming!

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Vatican Admits Sunday is the MARK

As many of you know I have been declaring for decades that the mark of the beast is the Sunday Sabbath invented by Rome. And I have both historic and Scriptural evidence to back this up online. In fact, I have shown for years that every prophecy that has ever been written in Scripture that speaks about the Antichrist's beast system have been fulfilled by the Popes of Rome. I have 26 of my favorite prophecies confirming all this listed here. But to keep this short, I will only share one of those prophecies that is in fact my all-time favorite that makes it very easy for me to share this truth in a quick manner. It has to do with the prophecy found in Revelation 17:8 that says "… behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is."

No other prophecy makes it that easy to show how accurate Christian prophecy is. And after you see how easy it is to share this, you too may agree and use this when asked how you know for a fact that the Vatican is in fact the prophesied Beast system. But first notice these historic facts so as to better understand the prophecy. And just so you know, this is just one prophecy locking it down like this. I have many more listed all over my main website.

The Catholic church first gained its political and religious power when "Vigilius…ascended the papal chair (538 A.D.) under the military protection of Belisarius." (History of the Christian Church, Vol. 3, p. 327) During this time, and as prophesied, the Vatican went about killing Christians for 1260 years. As I have stated in many studies, sermons and videos; that period of time is what the prophet Daniel and the prophet John predicted in their books and Jesus Himself called the "Great Tribulation" in Matthew 24:21. But for the prophecy to be accurate, we have to see something drastic happening at the end of the 1260 years to where the Beast system is to lose its power. That would be the exact year of 1798AD. And in the Encyclopedia Britannica 1941 edition as well as many other historic sources, it was confirmed that "In 1798 General Berthier made his entrance into Rome, abolished the papal government, and established a secular one."

If you do a proper study you will find this was also prophesied as the time the beast received its mortal wound. And according to prophecy, that wound will eventually be healed and so do we find any moment in time where the wound was beginning to heal and the Beast system came back into political and religious power?  Notice two of many articles posted back in 1929.

  • Mussolini and (Cardinal) Gasspari sign historic Roman pact

"The Roman question tonight was a thing of the past, and the Vatican was at peace with Italy… In affixing the autographs to the memorable document healing the wound of many years, extreme cordiality was displayed on both sides" -The San Francisco Chronicle. Feb. 11, 1929

  • Pope Becomes Ruler Of A State Again

Rome, June 7.–From 11 o' clock this morning there was another sovereign independent State in the world. At that time Premier Mussolini, as Italian Foreign Minister representing King Victor Emmanuel–the first Italian Premier ever to cross the threshold of the Vatican–exchanged with Cardinal Gasparri, Papal Secretary of State, representing Pope Pius XI, ratifications of the treaties signed at the Lateran Palace on Feb. 11. By that simple act the sovereign independent State of Vatican City came into existence. -New York Times July 7, 1929

And so, getting back to my favorite prophecy exposing the Beast system. Notice again what it says in Revelation 17:8. It said, "… behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is."

  • The Beast that was: The Roman Catholic church becoming a Church and State in 538ad and continued as such until Napoleon sent in General Berthier in 1798ad
  • …and is not: This is the time span from 1798ad forward that the Popes had no political as an independent State. Its power was literally non-existent during this time.
  • …yet is: This if from the signing of that document in 1929 to present. From that day forward the Roman Church has been a church & state.

Now, in order to figure out what the Antichrist's Beast system will declare as its mark, we need to find out what the seal of God is because as we know, Satan always uses God's law as a way to both mock Him as well as seek counterfeit worship by claiming to be a god on earth. That being said, have you ever signed a document to validate or confirm that it is authentic? Have you ever given your seal of approval on something? Have you ever marked an item of yours as proof of ownership? In government, this is an undeniable fact of life. As we know, signing a document actually authenticates that document. Government declarations must always bear a mark or an official seal of approval on it for validity. But what are the actual features of an official mark or seal made by governing bodies?

An official seal or signature must always have three distinct features to be considered valid:

The name of the official 
The title of the official 
The territory of the official 

When the President of the United States signs a bill into law, he must sign it, 1.Name "George Washington"   2.Title "President" 3.Territory "of the United States of America" Collectively his signature would read; “George Washington, President, of the United States”

Now, looking to the Creator God we realize that He does in fact have a Heavenly Kingdom and that is where Satan will always seek to mock Him. And a Kingdom always has a governing body. The Almighty also has a legal document containing His Law for His Kingdom. The Lord's legal document is His Law. THE TEN COMMANDMENTS. Looking directly into the midst of these Ten Commandments you' will find the Seal of the living God! Within the fourth Commandment we find the words; "For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth…." -Exodus 20:11

In that passage we see all the necessary features of an official seal. And so notice this.

HIS NAME = THE LORD ("I am the Lord: that is my name" Isaiah 42:8)
HIS TITLE = CREATOR (Notice, "the LORD made" in above verse)
HIS TERRITORY = HEAVEN AND EARTH (Notice, "Heaven and earth" in above verse)
Collectively His signature reads…“The Lord, Creator, of Heaven and Earth”

Now that we know that the seal of God is in fact the fourth commandment that declares Him to be Creator; and by keeping His Sabbath you acknowledge Him as Creator by declaring after He finished creating all things, He rested and made that day holy as an eternal reminder that He is in fact Creator God. After all, is it not written in Psalm 77:11 that "I will remember the works of the LORD: surely I will remember thy wonders of old." And how can we remember Him in ways that declare Him Creator? The fourth commandment plainly says, "Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy."

Seeing how Satan via his Beast system demands worship as well as a way to mock the Lord; does he have his own Sabbath and does he too declare his Sabbath to be his seal or mark? I will let the Popes of Rome who has been proven to be not only the man of sin, but one that worships Satan openly in the Vatican and even makes buildings dedicated unto him. And so what has the harlot in Rome openly declared to be their official mark in writing?

  • "Of course the Catholic Church claims that the change (Saturday Sabbath to Sunday) was her act… And the act is a MARK of her ecclesiastical authority in religious things." -H.F. Thomas, Chancellor of Cardinal Gibbons.
  • "Sunday is our MARK of authority. . .the church is above the Bible, and this transference of Sabbath observance is proof of that fact" -Catholic Record of London, Ontario Sept 1,1923.

Continuing from last month...

I have a blog entry online that I go into much more detail on this, so I will only share briefly on how this has come to fruition lately. In May of 2003 I did a Truth Provided Newsletter (http://remnantofgod.org/nl030530.htm)  about numerous Christians that were killed for their faith that was never picked up by the media. Then later in April of 2011 I did another Newsletter (http://remnantofgod.org/nl0411.htm)  wherein I shared actual pictures of Christians being killed in a French Magazine that was sent to my ministry by a Christian sister who was able to get the magazine in her country. Yet again, not a single mainstream outlet picked up on the story because it was Muslim teens doing all the killings. As is obvious, Islam is being protected so as to come to the forefront politically. These large numbers of killings are also hidden so as to prevent the lukewarm Christians from realizing the little time of trouble has already begun. Since they see no danger in their own neighborhoods, they figure all is well and so they continue on living their lives without the slightest desire to warn the people. No, I am not saying knowing about such things is the catalyst that brings the Christian to action. Only the Lord Jesus can do that. But He must first have an obedient heart to call upon. And seeing how most Christians are walking around in a spiritual stupor right now thanks to TV, Sports, careers or other vices, keeping them in the dark about this will prevent some of them from realizing their lukewarm character to drop to their knees in repentance, which will then allow the Lord to speak to their hearts and then the Loud Cry grows to a mighty roar. With that in mind, I would like to share just a few headlines that touch on Christian persecution in many different forms lately. Everything from Christians losing jobs for their faith, to outright martyrdoms. These headlines are of course from the more trusted alternative media News sources that have no access to TV Networks so as to alert the masses.

Keep in mind I only went back about one month in my article stack for these headlines. Also keep in mind I only looked in my overflow pile wherein I never comment due to the repetitiveness of these occurrences. I didn't look in the headline or video file archives for the articles. Another thing you have to realize is, I don't have a large research staff that looks for articles specifically on Christian persecution like Persecution.org does. These are just the few articles that happen by when going through the articles some of you send me and the sources I frequent daily. There are a lot more horrible acts of persecution that are going on right now and many of them are never reported on anywhere at all. The little time of trouble has begun brothers and sisters. It won't be long now before the mark of the beast is enforced now that we see Satan has gotten so many to hate Christians all over the world.
Now I can go on for some time about other occurrences in nature, outer space, the surface of the Sun, or all the methods that are being discussed by politicians that will bring about a cashless society, martial law, free speech removal, biowarfare, or normal life itself the leaders plan to control or completely outlaw that if the media were to report on such things, many people would go screaming into the night. But I think you get my point here.

To be continued….

 

Question: In my daily bible study I am currently reading the book of Matthew. In Matthew 13:31 Jesus talks of blasphemy against the Holy Ghost. My question is: what specifically is meant by the term blasphemy in this context? Using the word Holy as a swear word or what

ANSWER:
The passage you speak of is actually found in Matthew 12:31.

  • Matthew 12:31, "Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men."

The easiest way I know how to explain it is to say, those that purposely deny the Holy Spirit, and the Truth He proclaims, even though they have evidence it is from God, these are they that blaspheme His Spirit. Their sin is so enticing that they purposely ignore His Spirit's call to their hearts to repent. A good example would be someone that finds Christ, starts to walk with Him, but then decides later to stop following Him because they want to go back to their old lives. Paul speaks of such a person in Hebrews 10:26 where he says, "For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,"

Sister White says the following on this... 
" Whatever the sin, if the soul repents and believes, the guilt is washed away in the blood of Christ; but he who rejects the work of the Holy Spirit is placing himself where repentance and faith cannot come to him. It is by the Spirit that God works upon the heart; when men willfully reject the Spirit, and declare it to be from Satan, they cut off the channel by which God can communicate with them. When the Spirit is finally rejected, there is no more that God can do for the soul. . . .  {AG 215.2}  
     It is not God that blinds the eyes of men or hardens their hearts. He sends them light to correct their errors, and to lead them in safe paths; it is by the rejection of this light that the eyes are blinded and the heart hardened. Often the process is gradual, and almost imperceptible. Light comes to the soul through God's word, through His servants, or by the direct agency of His Spirit; but when one ray of light is disregarded, there is a partial benumbing of the spiritual perceptions, and the second revealing of light is less clearly discerned. So the darkness increases, until it is night in the soul. . . .  {AG 215.3}  
     It is not necessary for us deliberately to choose the service of the kingdom of darkness in order to come under its dominion. We have only to neglect to ally ourselves with the kingdom of light. . . . The most common manifestation of the sin against the Holy Spirit is in persistently slighting Heaven's invitation to repent. Every step in the rejection of Christ is a step toward the rejection of salvation, and toward the sin against the Holy Spirit.  {AG 215.4}  

     When the soul surrenders itself to Christ, a new power takes possession of the new heart. A change is wrought which man can never accomplish for himself. It is a supernatural work, bringing a supernatural element into human nature. The soul that is yielded to Christ becomes His own fortress, which He holds in a revolted world, and He intends that no authority shall be known in it but His own. A soul thus kept in possession by the heavenly agencies is impregnable to the assaults of Satan."  {AG 215.5}  

Quotes from in and outside of Rome admitting Sunday can't possibly be the Sabbath

  • "Down even to the fifth century the observance of the Jewish Sabbath was continued in the Christian church." Ancient Christianity Exemplified, Lyman Coleman, Ch.26, sec. 2, p.527.
  • "Our Saturday. The custom to call the Lord's day Sabbath did not commence until a thousand years later." Adamnan's Life of Columba p.230, Dublin, 1857
  • "According to the Assyrian-Babilonian conception, the particular stress lay necessarily on the number seven...The whole week pointed prominently towards the seventh day, the feast day, the rest day, in this day it collected, in this day it also consumated. 'Sabbath' is dervied from both 'rest' and 'seven'. With the Egyptians it was the reverse...for them on the contrary the sun-god was the beginning and origin of all things. The day of the sun, Sunday, became necessarily for them the feast day...The holiday was transferred from the last to the first day of the week." Daglige Liv i Norden, Vol.XIII, pp.54,55.
  • "The seven planetary names of the days were at the close of the second century A.D., prevailing everywhere in the Roman Empire...This astrology originated in Egypt, where Alexandria now so loudly proclaimed it to all... 'The day of the sun' was the Lord's day, the chiefest and first of the week. The evil and fatal Saturn's day was the last of the week on which none could celebrate a feast.. Daglige Liv i Norden, Vol.XIII, pp.91,92
  • "This Sunday law constituted no real favoratism to Christianity..... It is evident from all his statuatory provisions that the Emperor during the time 313-323 with full consciousness has sought the realisation of his religeous aim: the amalgamation of heathenism and Christianity." -Dr. A.Chr. Bang - Kirken og Romerstaten (The Church and the Roman State) p.256. Christiania, 1879 T. Enright, C.S.S.R., in a lecture at Hartford, Kansas, Feb. 18, 1884.
  • "I have repeatedly offered $1,000 to anyone who can prove to me from the Bible alone that I am bound to keep Sunday holy. There is no such law in the Bible. It is a law of the holy Catholic Church alone. The Bible says, 'Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy.' The Catholic Church says: 'No. By my divine power I abolish the Sabbath day and command you to keep holy the first day of the week.' And lo! The entire civilized world bows down in a reverent obedience to the command of the holy Catholic Church."
  • "The seventh-day Sabbath was...solmenised by Christ, and primitive Christians, till the Laodicean Council did in a manner quite abolish the observations of it." - Dissertation on the Lord's Day pp. 33, 34, 44
  • "Because the Third Commandment (which is really the fourth commandment but Catholicism does away with the second commandment so they do not have to acknowledge their idolatry which to them makes the Sabbath the third~kh) depends upon the remembrance of God's saving works and because Christians saw the definitive time inaugurated by Christ as a new beginning, they made the first day after the Sabbath a festive day, for that was the day on which the Lord rose from the dead."- Pope John Paul II-DIES DOMINI-Dies Hominis v.18, May 31, 1998
  • Augsburg Confession of Faith art. 28; written by Melanchthon, approved by Martin Luther, 1530; as published in The Book of Concord of the Evangelical Lutheran Church "They [Roman Catholics] refer to the Sabbath Day, as having been changed into the Lord's Day, contrary to the Decalogue, as it seems. Neither is there any example whereof they make more than concerning the changing of the Sabbath Day. Great, say they, is the power of the Church, since it has dispensed with one of the Ten Commandments!"
  • "The distinction of Sunday from the Jewish Sabbath grew ever stronger in the mind of the Church, even though there have been times in history when, because the obligation of Sunday rest was so emphasized, the Lord's Day tended to become more like the Sabbath. Moreover, there have always been groups within Christianity which observe both the Sabbath and Sunday as "two brother days"."-(v.23)Pope John Paul II-DIES DOMINI-Dies Hominis, May 31, 1998
  • "The ancient Christians were very careful in the observation of Saturday, or the seventh-day...It is plain that the Oriental churches, and the greatest part of the world, observed the Sabbath as a festival...Anthanasius likewise tells us that they held religious assemblies on the Sabbath, not because they were infected with Judaism, but to worship Jesus, the Lord of the Sabbath, Epiphanius says the same." - Antiquities of the Christian Church, Vol II, Book XX
  • "'And on the seventh day God rested from the work he had done. ... He blessed the seventh day and hallowed it'. The 'shabbat', the biblical sabbath is tied to this mystery of God's rest. If we Christians celebrate the Lord's day on Sunday, it is because on that day the Resurrection of Christ occurred." Pope John Paul II-July 12 1998
  • Stephen Keenan-  A Doctrinal Catechism Third Edition "Question: Have you any other way of proving that the Church has power to institute festivals of precept? "Answer: Had she not such power, she could not have done that in which all modern religionists agree with her-she could not have substituted the observance of Sunday, the first day of the week, for the observance of Saturday, the seventh day, a change for which there is no Scriptural authority."
  • Daniel Ferres- ed., Manual of Christian Doctrine (1916) "Question: How prove you that the Church hath power to command feasts and holy days? "Answer. By the very act of changing the Sabbath into Sunday, which Protestants allow of, and therefore they fondly contradict themselves, by keeping Sunday strictly, and breaking most other feasts commanded by the same Church.'
  • The Catholic Press said, "Sunday is a Catholic institution, and its claims to observation can be defended only on Catholic principles . . . From beginning to end of Scripture there is not a single passage that warrants the transfer of week public worship from the last day of the week to the first."- CATHOLIC PRESS, (Sydney, Australia), Aug. 25, 1900.
  • James Cardinal Gibbons, Archbishop of Baltimore (1877-1921), in a signed letter."Is Saturday the seventh day according to the Bible and the Ten Commandments? I answer yes. Is Sunday the first day of the week and did the Church change the seventh day - Saturday- for Sunday, the first day? I answer yes. Did Christ change the day'? I answer no!" Faithfully yours, J. Card. Gibbons"
  • "The Catholic Church, . . . by virtue of her divine mission, changed the day from Saturday to Sunday."- The Catholic Mirror, official publication of James Cardinal Gibbons, Sept. 23, 1893.