Pamphlet 1852 Rev. kc 20
There are books and tapes and lectures
and discussions and guesses
as to what is the "mark of the beast" prevalent everywhere today.
It would be funny if it weren't so sad.
We have now come to chapter 7 of the book of the "Unveiling"
and, having seen the uncovering of 6 Seals,
we would expect to begin the revelation of the final seal, the 7th Seal.
But alas, such is not the case.
We must "hold back" our viewing the unveiling of the 7th Seal until chapter 8.
Let us find out why.
Rev. 7:1 And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.
He was taken in spirit to the
Day of the Lord, the first day of the millennium,
and then we saw in chapter four he was called up to heaven
and has been witnessing the unveiling of the Seals by the Lamb of God.
John has just seen the 6th Seal unveiled and now,
after that, he sees four angels (the number 4 denotes "earth" in Biblical numerics)
standing on the four corners of the earth.
This simply means that what is about to be said concerns the entire world, all four quadrants which make up the whole.
The four angels are holding back the "four winds" that
they should not blow,
i.e. they are stopping their action.
What does that mean?
Well, every time the "four winds"
are spoken of they are always connected with the final events,
the consummation of this earth age.
You can read of them in Ezek. 37 and in Daniel 7 as well.
So Rev. 7:1 is simple.
John saw that there is a holding pattern concerning the final events of this earth age which are about to befall us.
And I am sure there must be a
very good reason why,
and I am sure we will find out because Christ has foretold all things, remember?
 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,
It is the angel of the 7th Seal, containing the 7 Trumps, saying "Hold it right there!"
 Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.
I knew it.
There's the answer.
There is a VERY IMPORTANT job that must be done before
the four winds are released upon the earth
and the final trumpets blow.
The "servants" of the living God must have the "seal" of the living God placed "in their foreheads".
Hmmmm... sounds like an implant of sorts.
Do you think will this require surgery?
I heard once that people are going to have the "mark of the beast" stamped,
maybe even implanted, on their foreheads, which I was told was the number 666.
Someone suggested that it might even be done in Roman numerals like VI VI VI
which looks an awful lot like maybe a bar code, doesn't it?
It might even be a computer chip.
However, books and tapes and lectures and discussions
and guesses like the one just illustrated here
as to what is the "mark of the beast" are prevalent everywhere.
And it would be funny if it weren't so sad.
We have already learned that the Seal of God is His Word.
And we are expected to know from common sense or grade
school anatomy class that our brains,
or shall we say our minds, reside in our foreheads.
to have the Seal of God in our forehead is simply to have the Word of
God in our mind,
i.e. to have an understanding of God's Word, of His overall plan of salvation,
to even understand the Seals themselves if you will.
It is interesting that the Greek word for "sealed" is sphragizo which means to preserve or mark for security.
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.
When those four winds are released and the hurtin' comes
upon the earth,
look who is protected;
only those with the Seal of God in their foreheads, those who understand the Word of God.
If you DO NOT have the Seal of
God in your forehead,
then you will have the Seal of Satan in your forehead, the mark of the beast,
i.e. Satan's word, which is garbage, deception,
and will lead you to the spiritual crematorium because you are "marked" for hurtin'!
It is really very simple.
You either belong to Christ, the Son of God, and have His Word, His seal in your mind,
you belong to Satan, the son of perdition, and have his word, his seal (mark) in your mind.
So we know what the Seal of God is (His
and who it is that is to be sealed (His servants), but who is to do the sealing?
In our next study we will not only learn who will (even
is) to do the sealing,
the teaching of His Word,
but we will learn about a group of 144,000 who are going to (even are) get their ears on!
Until then you could ask yourself these questions;
"Am I a sealer or a sealee?"
I.e. "Do I have eyes to see and ears to hear?"
If you do, then you are servant of the Most High God.
How blessed you are!
To study the Bible is the noblest of all pursuits;
to understand it, the highest of all goals.
We pray that with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, you accomplish both.
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