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Pamphlet 1881 Rev. kc 37-2

Will you know one pebble from another?

Rev. 13:10 He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.
This verse contains a Hebraism, again showing destiny (read Jer. 15:2),
which the KJV doesn't bring forth all that well.

Here's how Dr. Moffat translates it:

Rev. 13:10 Whoever is destined for captivity,to captivity he goes: whoever kills with the sword, by the sword must he be killed. This is what shows the patience and the faith of the saints. ( Moffat)
Remember again verse 8. Rev. 13:8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
You are going to be "captive" to either the dragon or the real Jesus Christ.

IF you understand the destiny then you are "marked" for one or the other, aren't you?

In other words, you either have the Seal of God in your forehead
whereby your name is written in the book,
or you have the Seal of Satan in your forehead,
whereby you'll worship the dragon.

So who holds your soul captive?

If your name is written in the Lamb's book then you have the patience and the faith to endure unto the end.

Now, remember when we began chapter 13 we said there are two "beasts" described in this chapter?

Well here is the second beast (different from the "first" as shown in verse 12),
who is the religious beast.

This PICTURE is nothing more than another profile of the dragon coming out of the pit, i.e. Satan.

Rev. 13:11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.
What are the two horns (powers) of the Lamb?

Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God, is the (1.) King of kings and (2.) Lord of lords.

He wields both the Rod and the Scepter.

He's both World Ruler and High Priest.

Satan's imitations of Jesus are described to us as blasphemous, venous beasts.

So this verse is another PICTURE showing us that Satan comes
disguised as the Lamb of God, speaking blasphemes as the dragon,
because he is the dragon.

[12] And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
He utilizes to the fullest extent the "first beast",
which is the one world political system,
which he healed, put back together,
and made into the "new and improved" New World Order, which he heads.

And he will have the world like obedient dogs "licking out of his hand".

Check out the word "worship" in Strong's.

proskuneo, pros-koo-neh'-o, Greek 4352; from Greek 4314 (pros) and a probably derivative of Greek 2965 (kuon) (meaning to kiss, like a dog licking his master's hand); to fawn or crouch to, i.e. (literal or figurative) prostrate oneself in homage (do reverence to, adore) :- worship.
Rev. 13:13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,
The Greek word "fire" is pur Greek 4442; a primary word; "fire" (literal or figurative, specially lightning).

This guy is really good!

That's why Jesus shortened these days.

Satan can snap his "pinkies" and lightning falls from the sky.

Get ready!

He will be spectacular!

[14] And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
How does he deceive the people, them that dwell on the earth?

By means of those miracles, one of which we just read of in verse 13.

Snap, snap.
And the people will "snap to it".

And he gives new life to the NWO.

[15] And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
Satan's one world political system will be Bigger than Life itself
and what it says goes!

And if you don't participate you're dead meat, marked for the kill brother!

The dragon is coming after you snorting "fiery darts".

Are you going to "fly away" or stand and chop his head off?

[16] And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
They will ALL be his "right hand men and women", yes, obedient little sheep!

They are his "captives" remember?
They will just love him!

They will do his bidding which is what "to receive a mark in their right hand" means.

It is a figure of speech just like I used "right hand man".


What did we read in verse 8?

All those whose names are not written in the book will "worship the dragon, the religious beast".

They will SERVE him as Lord!

Note: There is so much ignorance regarding God's Word for the lack of understanding figures of speech. I said before that if in the Book of Acts we found a verse that read "The apostle Paul got into hot water", there would be churches that would require members in good standing to get into a pool or tub of hot water. The scholars would discuss how much water they should get into and just exactly what degree of temperature crests the threshold from "warm" to "hot". They would cite Strong's concordance which would say that "water" means the wet stuff H2O as coming from a lake, river or the sea. But the figure of speech "he got into hot water" means he "got into trouble" and it has NOTHING TO DO WITH WATER! Do you have wisdom or not?

There are only two choices:

(1.) You either have the Seal of God in your forehead, in which case Satan can't touch you.

(2.) Or, you have the Seal of Satan in your forehead, in which case you'll do his bidding and worship him.

Oh, did I mention you are destined for one or the other?

Here's something else to consider.

If you don't know something then you don't know that you don't know it!

That's a definition of deception.

In other words, if you are deceived then you are unaware that you are deceived.

You believe a lie and stories to be truth.

So, if you're running around looking for Satan's mark to be a tattoo or stamp
or some microchip or a UPC code, then guess what?

He's already got you captive.

You already have the mark of the beast in your forehead and you don't know it!

Wisdom has completely escaped you!
("That ought to make me some new friends", he said facetiously as he went to the next verse.)

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.
What is the mark?

It's his "seal" in your forehead, i.e. you are one of his, you carry his stigma.

What is "the name of the beast"?

It's blaspheme, remember?

He will tell you his name is Jesus, but he is really the son of perdition.

What is the number of his name?

666 not 888.

He's Satan not Jesus.

Do you "have his number"?

In other words, if you are not a member of "the party",
the NWO and his Congregation, you'll have much difficulty in commerce.

How did those who were not members of the Nazi party make out in Hitler's Germany?

So, you'll either be saying "Heil Sweet Jesus" to the "fire breathing dragon"
or else you'll be delivered up.

(I just know some of you 'bruisers' are going to say "Kiss my Sword!" See you on the witness stand.)

[18] 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.
This is so simple if you have eyes to see and ears to hear.

You must first understand the verb "count" and then the understanding will appear wherein the wisdom lies.

What does "count" mean?

Here's Dr. Strong's Concordance:

psephizo, psay-fid'-zo, Greek 5585; from Greek 5586 (psephos); to use pebbles in enumeration, i.e. (genitive) to compute :- count
It comes from the root word:
psephos, psay'-fos, Greek 5586; from the same as Greek 5584 (pselaphao); a pebble (as worn smooth by handling), i.e. (by implication of use as a counter or ballot) a verdict (of acquittal) or ticket (of admission); a vote :- stone, voice.
It simply means to "enumerate using pebbles that have been worn smooth over a long period of time".

This number of the beast, Satan's number, has been present for a long time,
even from the beginning when the first mark was placed on the first one with rocks in his head, Cain.

And you can trace his descendents, who are the tares of Mat. 13,
the vipers Christ addressed in John 8, i.e. the kenites,
throughout the Bible and throughout history from the garden of Eden to present day.

How wise are you?

As Dr. Bullinger points out in appendix 10 of the Companion Bible regarding the number 6 .

"The great men who have stood out in defiance of God
(Goliath and Nebuchadnezzar and this fire breathing dragon,Satan) are all emphatically marked by this number."

(I wonder if he means they had "666" stamped on their foreheads?") Have you read?

And it all fits with the Biblical numerics of 666. 600 = Warfare, 60 = Idol worship, and 6 = man, evils of Satan. Reference "Biblical Mathematics", Ed. F. Vallowe.

And have you looked up 666 in Strong's?

chi xi stigma, khee xee stig'-ma, Greek 5516; the twenty-second, fourteenth and an obsolete letter (Greek 4742 (stigma) as a cross) of the Greek alphabet (intermediate between the fifth and sixth), used as numbers; denoting respectively six hundred, sixty and six; six hundred sixty-six as a numeral :- six hundred threescore and six.
What is a stigma?

It is as Strong's defines it "(figurative) scar of service"
which is precisely as Webster has it  "a mark of shame or discredit".

So, do you carry his "stigma"?

Are you stigmatized with the traditions of men?

Do have the mark of the beast "in" your forehead where the brain resides?

Are you deceived?

Hello, hello!

One last comment.

Are you familiar with the Song of Moses which we've already mentioned several times
is sung by the overcomers in Rev. 15, which we will soon study.

If you read Ezek. 28 you'll discover that Satan is called the king of Tyrus,
which in Hebrew means "rock".

How many different ways must we be told,
how many vivid PICTURES must we be shown until we understand that there are two lambs,
two Jesus Christs, yes there are two rocks.

Deut. 32:31 For their rock is not as our Rock, even our enemies themselves being judges.
So the question is:
If you are not familiar with the Song of Moses, then how are you going to know it to sing it?


You won't, because you wouldn't know one pebble from another.

So you'll be counted out!

Christ will say as it is written "Get away from me, I never knew you."

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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