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Just What is a Virus?


Viruses under a microscope rendition

COVID-19 has made viruses front-page news on a daily basis, but how many of us understand what they actually are? Is a virus alive or not? How do viruses work? How do they fit into the scheme of God’s creation?

Seven Steps to Lasting Happiness

The Cuban missile crisis of 1962 nearly brought the world to the unthinkable, a nuclear exchange between the United States and the Soviet Union--in popular parlance, Armageddon. Nuclear disasters are not so remote as we might have thought. Will the years just ahead of us bring worldwide nuclear devastation, or usher in an era of lasting peace?

What Is the Meaning of Life?

It is one of the most profound questions of human existence, and virtually no one knows the answer—or if an answer even exists at all: “What is the meaning of life?” The answer will transform your life forever!

[The text below represents an edited transcript of this Tomorrow’s World program.]

What Is The Meaning Of Life?

It is one of the most profound questions of human existence, and virtually no one knows the answer—or if an answer even exists at all: “What is the meaning of life?”

On this episode of Tomorrow’s World, you will learn the answer to that question—and that answer will transform your life forever! Get ready, because it all starts right now!

Can Mankind Find The Truth On Its Own?

Greetings, and welcome to Tomorrow’s World!

In his popular book The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, humorist Douglas Adams described a race of hyper-intelligent beings who felt burdened to finally answer the question of life, the universe, and everything.

After building a massive computer that spent 7 and a half million years calculating, the computer concluded that the answer was simply, “42.” As you can imagine, that answer brought little comfort.

But the meaning of life isn’t just a question for fictional philosophers.

Even King David, the poet-warrior of ancient Israel, famously asked in the Psalms,

“When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained, WHAT IS MAN that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that You visit him?” (Psalm 8:3–4).

What is the meaning of life? Do our lives have purpose?

Philosophers have sought the answer, only to come up empty.

For instance, Albert Camus, the famed French philosopher and Nobel Prize laureate, examined this question. In his book The Myth of Sisyphus, he notes that life clearly seems to have no purpose at all and wrestles with how then to justify living day by day.

“There is but one truly serious philosophical problem, and that is suicide.” (The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays, p. 3).

Philosopher Loyal Rue decided that we must somehow “invent” a meaning (what he called a “noble lie”) to DECEIVE OURSELVES into thinking that life is worth living.

“That which we have most deeply feared (that is, being deceived) is now presented as the ultimate source of our salvation from psychological and social chaos. The paradox of the human condition is that we are both damned and saved by deception…. The universe just is. [That is, it has no meaning.] The challenge of a noble lie is to reenchant the universe by getting us to perceive, in spite of ourselves, that its significance is objective.” (By the Grace of Guile: The Role of Deception in Natural History and Human Affairs, p. 279).

But if we leave the ivory towers of the philosophers and head into the world of hard science, we find little comfort there, either.

The late William Provine, popular evolutionist and biology professor, stated the conclusion of many of his fellow scientists very plainly:

“There are no gods, no purposes, and no goal-directed forces of any kind. There is no life after death. When I die, I am absolutely certain that I am going to be dead. That’s the end of me. There is no ultimate foundation for ethics, no ultimate meaning in life, and no free will for humans, either.” (“Darwinism: Science or Naturalistic Philosophy?—A debate between William B. Provine and Phillip E. Johnson at Stanford University, April 30, 1994,” Access Research Network, accessed November 1, 2018).

His views match those of Nobel Laureate in physics Steven Weinberg, who famously stated,

“The more the universe seems comprehensible, the more it also seems pointless.” (The First Three Minutes: A Modern View of the Origins of the Universe).

Such scientists often argue that one can simply make his or her OWN “meaning in life,” but what makes that “meaning” any different than the “Noble Lie” recommended by Loyal Rue? We aren’t just talking about what makes us temporarily happy or feel good about ourselves. We want to know the REAL MEANING of LIFE! We need to know that we’re fulfilling our purpose for being alive—that our place in the world has significance that lasts, that is rooted in those things that are real, eternal, and true. We need to know the meaning of life!

Philosophy and science give us nothing but cause to think that there is none. But they are wrong. In our next segment, we’ll begin to reveal and examine life’s very real meaning—a meaning that will change your life!

But first, let me give you an opportunity to get a copy of today’s free resource, Your Ultimate Destiny. This free guide allows you to explore the meaning of your life and to prove that meaning beyond the shadow of a doubt.

Your life is NOT meaningless! You DO have a purpose—a purpose that transcends life as you know it and is grounded in those things that are eternal and true. YOU WERE CREATED BY GOD TO HAVE AN IMPACT ON ETERNITY FAR GREATER THAN YOU CAN IMAGINE! Don’t let this opportunity pass by when you have the chance to learn so much. Just reach out to us by phone, email, or our website and get your own copy of Your Ultimate Destiny. There is no cost, no strings attached, and your information will not be given or sold to anyone. There’s nothing to lose and literally everything to gain.

The Bible Holds The Secret To Life’s Purpose

Welcome back! In the first part of our program we saw that philosophy and science, alone, cannot reveal the real meaning of life. While many great thinkers recognized that we need to believe life has meaning, the best most of them offer is that we should lie to ourselves about what that meaning is!

But hope built on lies is a lie, itself. Is there a real meaning to life?

YES! There IS a purpose for human life—yours and mine! That meaning is revealed to us by the CREATOR of life. Philosophers and scientists who will not recognize that they have a CREATOR are blind to the PURPOSE of their creation, and that meaning of life eludes them!

Yet the meaning of life ALSO eludes many who believe in a Creator! Most religious teachers can sometimes provide helpful insights into some aspects of life, but, frankly, the MEANING of life escapes the vast majority of them, too! Those who believe in God will often speak of going to heaven, or simply existing in God’s glorious presence forever.

Yet the true meaning of life, as revealed in their Bibles and yours, they fail to see. And those who do see it often reject it and declare it heresy—proclaiming it too great and glorious for God to allow!

In doing so, they reject the very purpose for which they, too, were created, and rob themselves and their followers of the greatest source of hope they could ever know!

Although the meaning of life is only truly understood by putting together Scriptures throughout God’s word, we get a glimpse of it in particular passages. The free resource that we’re offering today, Your Ultimate Destiny, will walk you through all the relevant passages, step-by-step, in a way that will make the meaning of your life undeniable! But today, let’s begin with baby steps.

Consider statements such as that of Ecclesiastes 12:13. King Solomon declared,

“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God and keep His commandments, for this is man’s all.”

The Bible contains many similar statements. For instance, Deuteronomy proclaims,

“…what does the LORD your God require of you, but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all His ways and to love Him, to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, and to keep the commandments of the LORD and His statutes which I command you today for your good?” (10:12–13).

Jesus Christ mirrored these statements when He identified God’s greatest command to mankind:

“‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment.” (Matthew 22:37–38).

Those who believe that Jesus came to ABOLISH God’s commandments TOTALLY MISUNDERSTAND the purpose of God!

Rather, Jesus’ teachings were consistent with the Ten Commandments, and He emphasized passionate devotion to them.

But how do they tie into the meaning of life? Is our purpose simply to obey God’s commands so that this life goes well for us? It can’t be. The Bible and human history are filled with faithful men and women, utterly devoted to God and His way, who were tortured and martyred for that devotion. How did God’s commands bring meaning and purpose to their suffering? When you or your loved ones are going through times of anguish, how is keeping God’s commands supposed to add purpose to your heartache or meaning to your suffering?

We must dig deeper. Jesus commands us not simply to keep God’s laws with our bodies, but with our minds and hearts.

“You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder, and whoever murders will be in danger of the judgment.’ But I say to you that whoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment…. You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY.’ But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” (Matthew 5:21–22, 27–28).

Jesus elevated the Ten Commandments such that we must strive to keep them with our minds and hearts! But why?

Because God’s goal is not to simply control our bodies, but to TRANSFORM OUR MINDS! Paul makes this PLAIN when he admonishes all of us in Philippians 2:5,

“Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus…”

God longs to RADICALLY and FUNDAMENTALLY CHANGE WHO WE ARE over the course of our lives!

But why? What is His purpose in doing so?

THAT is the question few ask! And yet that is the key to unlocking life’s purpose and meaning! Understanding why God seeks to make us more like Him in our hearts and minds lies at the very heart of life’s meaning! In our next segment, we will explain why that is and how that knowledge can provide us hope in even the most devastating trials.

First, I want to give you another opportunity to request your own copy of today’s free resource, Your Ultimate Destiny. This free guide will show you IN DETAIL, exactly what the purpose of life is. Order your own free copy of Your Ultimate Destiny today, and I will be right back to show how obeying God ties into the very meaning of life itself!

Your Destiny Is To Be Born Into The Family Of God

Welcome back! In the last segment, we discussed how we are to develop the very mind of Christ in our lives and how obeying God’s commands transforms us from the inside. Indeed, King David once wrote:

“The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul….” (Psalm 19:7).

But what is God seeking to accomplish in this transformation?

Even most Christians have no clue! Yet it is the very word of God.

GOD’S PURPOSE FOR YOUR LIFE AND MINE IS TO REPRODUCE HIMSELF—to ADD us to His glorious and eternal family! The Father and the Son are working now to create new Sons and Daughters of God, and THAT is the meaning of life! God made you and me to one day be GLORIFIED, living life on the same plane of existence that the Father and Son now inhabit, being granted power, glory, and honor forever, and inheriting the universe as His children!

Don’t let that idea fly by you. Regrettably, a lot of religious pablum gets shouted aloud today, and, as a result, some of the Bible’s most amazing things, these truths, are written off as religious mumbo-jumbo. Many speak of being a “child of God,” but those who throw those words around so easily almost NEVER FULLY GRASP what the Bible ACTUALLY SAYS!

If you have children, aren’t they growing up to be human beings, just like you are? Not something lesser, like chickens or dogs. But human beings! You know sometimes people tell my sons that they look like me—which mortifies them, since I think they hoped to be better looking!

REAL LIFE tells us that our children grow up to be LIKE US.

Then WHY would we think that when the Bible says we are to become CHILDREN OF GOD it means anything LESS than we are to become LIKE GOD HIMSELF! Existing in glory—possessing power and might—experiencing life at a completely different level, as a FULL CHILD OF GOD!

THAT is the plain teaching of your Bible, the meaning and purpose of life! Yet it is resisted by many who claim to believe the Bible.

How could they miss it? Often because they will not read the Scriptures AND accept what they plainly say, in the manner a child would. Consider these passages.

In 2 Thessalonians, Paul says we were chosen for salvation, quote, “to which He called you by our gospel, for the OBTAINING of the GLORY of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

(2:14).

Paul follows what it means to be children of God to its logical conclusion—noting in Romans 8, verses 16 and 17, that God’s Holy Spirit “…bears witness with our spirit that we are CHILDREN OF GOD, and if children, then HEIRS—HEIRS of God and JOINT HEIRS WITH CHRIST, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be GLORIFIED TOGETHER.”

Notice: What Jesus Christ inherited, WE will inherit—and notice, too, that God wants to GLORIFY us together with Jesus Christ.

Allow yourself to accept what that means. Jesus Christ is now glorified, sitting at the right hand of His Father. The book of Revelation says that His eyes now burn like fire and His voice sounds like the sound of many waters. Yet as Jesus Christ now is, the Bible says the faithful are destined to become! Paul explained this in 1 Corinthians 15, noting that “…as we have borne the image of the man of dust [that is, Adam], we shall also bear the image of the heavenly Man [that is, Christ]” (v. 49). This is why he says in the very next verse that “…flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God.” (v. 50).

The Apostle John makes this understanding plain. In 1 John, chapter 3, beginning in verse 1, he writes,

“Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.” (vv. 1–2).

The picture is absolutely plain! A child in the womb IS YOUR CHILD, but it’s not until BIRTH that your child finally sees you! The child is finally free to begin the life he was meant to live and he sees you for the first time: the parents the child was created to resemble.

So, too, according to John, do Christians not see what THEY are destined to be until the return of Jesus Christ and the resurrection of the saints. Then, like children emerging from the womb, we will FINALLY see our destiny! As John says, “…when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.”

The biblical passages that paint this picture are far too many for today’s program! You need to get a copy of today’s free booklet, Your Ultimate Destiny, and take the opportunity to go through all the verses yourself! Seeing is believing!

But let’s summarize, my friends, noting that—if the purpose of our lives is to SHARE CHRIST’S GLORY, HIS INHERITANCE, HIS RULERSHIP UNDER HIM, HIS IMAGE, HIS APPEARANCE, HIS FORM, AND HIS FATHER—isn’t the Bible making our purpose plain?

The meaning of your life, your purpose for drawing breath, is to one day become a LITERAL, FULL CHILD OF ALMIGHTY GOD. Not a “metaphorical” child of God, not an “in name only” child of God, not some watered-down “religious talk” child of God. A FULL-FLEDGED CHILD OF GOD, sharing the same divine, dynamic, powerful life and plane of existence as your Father and Jesus Christ!

THIS is life’s meaning, and when we understand the full implications of it, it transforms EVERY ASPECT OF OUR LIVES. We’ll discuss that next.

But first, let me give you one last opportunity to request your own free copy of this life-altering free resource, Your Ultimate Destiny. This free guide will show you in detail exactly what the purpose of life is. You need to know YOUR meaning. Don’t let this opportunity pass. So call the number and get your copy right now, and I’ll be right back to explain how this understanding revolutionizes life.

Our Greatest Hope: Joint Heirs With Jesus Christ

When you understand that the meaning of life is to become a LITERAL child of God for all eternity, experiencing life like He does, the answer to King David’s question about why God cares for man begins to be clear. That question and its implications, are discussed in the book of Hebrews, in chapter 2:

“For [God] has not put the world to come, of which we speak, in subjection to angels. But one testified in a certain place, saying: “What is MAN that You are mindful of him, or the son of man that You take care of him? You have made him a little lower than the angels; You have crowned him with glory and honor, and set him over the works of Your hands. You have put all things in subjection under his feet.” For in that He put ALL in subjection under him, He left NOTHING that is not put under him. BUT NOW WE DO NOT YET SEE ALL THINGS PUT UNDER HIM.” (Hebrews 2:5–8).

Many scholars recognize that this is speaking of the entire UNIVERSE—that God will give the entire universe to us. But they do not understand the REASON WHY.

God DOES intend for humanity, for YOU, to take dominion of all things, the entire universe, under Him and under Jesus Christ, who is King OF KINGS.

Let’s read further:

“But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that He, by the grace of God, might taste death for everyone. For it was fitting for Him… BRINGING MANY SONS TO GLORY, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. For both He who sanctifies and those who are being sanctified are all of one, for which reason He is not ashamed to call them BRETHREN…” (Hebrews 2:9–11).

Though many will not see it, the Bible makes the meaning of life very plain to those who will trust its words like a child.

Understanding the meaning of life provides hope, purpose, and perspective. The Apostle Paul commented on this perspective in Romans, chapter 8:

“For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the GLORY which shall be revealed in us.” (v. 18).

In fact, he says that the glory God intends to reveal in YOU is actually the hope of the entire universe:

“For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the REVEALING of the SONS of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope; because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the GLORIOUS LIBERTY of the CHILDREN of God.” (vv. 19–21).

Understanding this destiny gives meaning to our struggles in life. When your burdens feel as though they may crush the life right out of you, when temptations grow so strong that they begin to feel as though they cannot be resisted, when sickness, despair, or heartache seems to be all you will ever know…

Understanding that God has destined you for so much more—that there is MEANING in your life, and that seeking the mind of Jesus Christ in those troubles, seeking to face them as He would and to grow through them to reflect Him ever more perfectly in your patience, your character, and your love for others… That will stir your determination, solidify your devotion, and strengthen you to stand up again and FACE your challenges, knowing that Your Father is working WITHIN those very circumstances, lovingly creating something remarkable within you…something that is destined to change the entirety of Creation, itself.

There IS a meaning to life. YOU HAVE MEANING AND PURPOSE. And I pray that you will come to see it, believe it, and embrace it. Because once you do, you will never be the same again.

We’ve barely scratched the surface. Please don’t forget to request today’s free offer, Your Ultimate Destiny.

And please don’t forget to come back next week. Gerald Weston, Richard Ames, and I, as well as our guest presenter Rod McNair, will be here waiting for you, ready to share the end-time prophecies of the Bible, the true teachings of Jesus Christ, and the good news of Tomorrow’s World. Take care.


Seven Steps to Happiness


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Countless people spend their lives searching for happiness and contentment, but how many ever find it? What if someone gave you concrete physical and spiritual steps you can take to be a happier person?

The Mark of the Beast Is HERE

Today, you are going to learn EXACTLY what the mark of the Beast is, you’re going to learn how the mark is present in the world today, and you’re going to learn what you need to do about it now!

[The text below represents an edited transcript of this Tomorrow’s World program.]

Known but Unknown

The Mark of the Beast! Everyone wonders what it is, yet virtually everyone gets it wrong! But today, YOU are going to learn EXACTLY what the Mark of the Beast is, you’re going to learn HOW the Mark is present in the world TODAY, and you’re going to learn WHAT you need to do about it NOW! Because, in many ways that will surprise you, the Mark of the Beast is ALREADY HERE. We’re going to show you RIGHT NOW, on Tomorrow’s World!

A Mysterious Symbol—What the Mark is NOT

Greetings, and welcome to Tomorrow’s World! Few concepts in Bible prophecy have generated more speculation than the book of Revelation’s infamous Mark of the Beast. Today, we will explain that Mark—we’ll also explain how it is present in the world TODAY, and show you if you or your loved ones are currently impacted by it.

Regrettably, most today who create popular literature or videos about the Mark of the Beast fail to put the whole of God’s word together on the topic—basing their ideas on the latest fads of technology, or simply their own ideas. Ironically, when you truly understand it, many of those same individuals show evidence of the Mark of the Beast, themselves, in their own ministries.

Today, we’re going to clear away all the confusion, open up the Bible, and let God’s word explain to you the Mark of the Beast in THE BIBLE’S OWN TERMS—not made-up ideas, human guesses, or unfounded conspiracy theories.

We’ll also be offering you one of our most popular free DVDs, “The Antichrist and the Beast of Revelation.” This collection of three Tomorrow’s World programs explains the signs that will identify the Antichrist and the Beast of Revelation, including a full program devoted to the mysterious number 666. Be sure to take note of the information you need to get your own free copy, no strings attached.

The Mark of the Beast makes its appearance in chapter 13 of the book of Revelation. If you’re familiar with our website, you know we have a multitude of resources to help you understand this remarkable book. For now, let’s just briefly set the stage.

Revelation, chapter 13, speaks of a powerful blasphemous beast, seen in a vision rising out of the sea. The Apostle John, recording the vision—shown to Him by Jesus Christ—tells us that this beast is an individual empowered by the devil, worshipped by the world, and in possession of unmatched military, political, and economic might, representing a revived version of the ancient Roman Empire. The free DVD we are offering today identifies the world-ruling government that will be controlled by this Beast, the region of the world in which it will rise, and the primary nation that will wield its power.

But chapter 13 also describes a SECOND beast, one that appears as a lamb but speaks as a dragon—that is, it looks like ’t’s of Christ, the Lamb of God, but it speaks the teachings of the dragon, that is, the devil. This second beast—identifiable by the signs revealed on today’s free DVD—represents the coming false prophet and Antichrist, who will lead a false version of Christianity and wield remarkable religious power, causing the people of the world to worship the first beast.

Together, these two powers—the revived Roman Empire, a political, economic, and military juggernaut symbolized by the first beast, and the global, counterfeit-Christian religion symbolized by the second beast—will mercilessly persecute true followers of Jesus Christ at that time—leading to Jesus’ return, to conquer all nations and to inaugurate the Kingdom of God!

It is in the context of these two powerful individuals and the systems they control that we read of the Mark of the Beast. Speaking of the false prophet and how he supports the worship of the first beast, prophecy tells us in Revelation 13, beginning in verse 16,

“He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the Beast, or the number of his name.” [Revelation 13:16-17]

Now here, we see a few important facts. We’re told that all under the influence of the Beast are required to show this mark. We see that the mark goes on the hand and on the forehead. Finally, we see that the mark is used by these despotic regimes to maintain economic control and regulate who is able to buy or sell.

Before we begin exploring what this mark IS, we should perhaps mention several popular theories that get it wrong. Many have speculated that the Mark of the Beast is some sort of barcode that must be printed on individuals’ hands or foreheads. Many have suggested that the mark could be related to the modern prevalence of credit cards and debit cards. Today it has become common to claim that the Mark of the Beast will be a COMPUTER CHIP, perhaps placed under people’s skin on their hand or on their forehead, so that no one can buy or sell unless they accept the chip. Some have worried that government identification, such as Social Security Numbers, represent this mark, or that the growth of biometric scanning, such as using your fingerprint to turn on your phone, might be the beginning of the Mark of the Beast.

But as we will soon see, though technology may be employed to communicate information related to the mark, these things are absolutely NOT the mark, itself! Not according to your Bible!

Another mistake is confusing the Mark of the Beast with the number of the Beast, as though they were one and the same. You’ll notice that verse 17 mentioned both of these, and verse 18 elaborates on the latter:

“Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the Beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666.” [Revelation 13:18] [Read: SIX HUNDRED SIXTY-SIX]

The number is NOT the same as the Mark of the Beast, though many confuse the two. However, though this number is not the mark, it is vital to understand!

If YOU want to understand this enigmatic number, you need today’s free DVD, “The Antichrist and the Beast of Revelation.” It contains three Tomorrow’s World telecasts that reveal the truth about these two global powers that are soon to arise!

These three programs,

  • Seven Signs of the Antichrist
  • The Prophesied “Beast”
  • [and] 666???,

go into prophetic details that many churches fear to explain and do not want you to hear!

These dictatorial powers WILL RISE in the days ahead, and usher in suffering such as mankind has NEVER SEEN! You and all you know and love WILL be affected! Many talk about these things but do more harm than good with their personal theories and unproven assertions. This DVD gives you the PROOF you need to escape deceptions in the days ahead. It’s absolutely free! Get your copy now by clicking the link in the description or the information card in the top right of your screen, and I will be right back to show you the passages that reveal the fundamental aspect of the Mark of the Beast that almost everyone fails to grasp.

But Just What IS This Satanic Mark?

Welcome back. In our last segment, we discussed what the Mark of the Beast is NOT. Now, let’s begin understanding what it IS.

The Mark of the Beast is not at all what most people think—AND it is already WIDELY PRESENT in the world. God says in Revelation 14:10 that He will pour out His full wrath on those who have this mark. Now this, itself, is a VITAL CLUE about the mark’s identity, as the Bible makes plain that those who receive God’s wrath are called “...the sons of DISOBEDIENCE.”

The Mark of the Beast is related to disobeying God’s commands. Those who claim that things like the U.S. Social Security Number are the Mark of the Beast are unable to demonstrate how such a thing disobeys God. Which of God’s Ten Commandments are broken by being assigned a Social Security Number? None. The mark is of personal DISOBEDIENCE.

So, what is it?

To understand that, we need to understand some additional passages from God’s word. God inspired the Bible over time to form a complete book, and one must look at the ENTIRE book to understand it completely. One of the keys to understanding prophecy, as we have said many times, is to let the Bible interpret the Bible. If we want to understand the Mark of the Beast, we must read with GOD’S MIND, revealed in His word, and not our own.

So, let’s begin. First, notice again how the mark is described. In Revelation 13, we’re told in verse 16 that the false religious prophet causes everyone to bear this mark of disobedience “...on their right hand or on their foreheads….” [Revelation 13:16]

Now turn in your Bible to Deuteronomy 6, where God speaks not of the Mark of the Beast, but of His OWN mark which is to be on your hand and forehead! Let’s begin in verse 6. After reviewing the Ten Commandments in chapter 5, God tells His people:

“And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart…. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.” [Deuteronomy 6:6, 8]

God expects HIS COMMANDMENTS to be on our hand or on our forehead between our eyes! Now many misunderstand this passage to mean that physical copies of the commandments must be strapped to one’s head or arm, but the command is, rather, to OBEY the commandments! The hand is the symbol of action and what we DO! The forehead represents our thoughts and how we direct our eyes. GOD’S COMMANDMENTS should be bound on our hands and our foreheads so that in all we DO or THINK we are obedient to Almighty God!

His word repeats this admonition multiple times. For instance, Moses explains in Deuteronomy 11:18,

“Therefore you shall lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul, and bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.” [Deuteronomy 11:18]

After delivering Israel from Egypt, God said,

“It shall be as a sign to you on your hand and as a memorial between your eyes, that the LORD’s law may be in your mouth….” [Exodus 13:9]

Let your Bible interpret itself! Jesus wasn’t revealing something NEW about hands and foreheads—He was using symbolism GOD HIMSELF ESTABLISHED in the Old Testament! If God says that having something on your hand or forehead has to do with the COMMANDS you obey, trust Him to interpret His own words! Having a sign or mark on your hand or forehead designates OBEDIENCE—whose laws you choose to obey with your actions and devotion!

Having the Mark of the BEAST on your hand and forehead—places the Bible says GOD’S COMMANDS SHOULD BE—means taking the LAW and COMMANDMENTS that represent GOD’S IDENTITY and AUTHORITY and REPLACING THEM with commands that represent the BEAST’S IDENTITY and AUTHORITY!

And there’s more! In our next segment, we will identify the SPECIFIC command that represents this sign of authority and identity!

But first, let us take a VERY brief break to give you another opportunity to request our free DVD, “The Antichrist and the Beast of Revelation.”

Many have tried to spread fear concerning these prophesied figures, and—be under no illusions, they will cause death and destruction such as has NEVER been witnessed. But you can fight fear with KNOWLEDGE when you KNOW who these individuals are. This free DVD will cast light on these two figures, and the mysterious number 666, so that you will UNDERSTAND what to look for—without confusion, and without question. Take just a moment to request your own free copy, and I will be right back to tell you exactly what commandment the Beast will seek to subvert to make His mark, and you’ll see how that mark is active today!

The Sabbath, NOT Sunday, is God’s True Holy Day

We noted at the end of the previous segment that taking the mark or sign of the Beast on your hand and forehead means taking devotion and obedience to GOD’S Commandments and replacing them with something representing the BEAST’S supposed authority. What could that be?

As usual, God’s word contains the answer, but only if we read it carefully and don’t assume that we already know.

When we look to the inspired word of God, and not our OWN ideas, do we see Him set apart any of the Ten Commandments as a MARK or SIGN identifying those who belong to Him? Is it the 7th commandment telling us not to murder, or the 2nd commandment telling us not to worship idols?

Actually, we don’t have to speculate. God Himself tells us CLEARLY and DIRECTLY which commandment He uses in a singular way to identify His own faithful people: It’s the 4th commandment to observe the seventh-day Sabbath!

Don’t believe me; believe your Bible! — Let’s look at it together. Turn to Exodus 31, beginning in verse 12:

“And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, ‘Speak also to the children of Israel, saying: “Surely My Sabbaths you shall keep, for it is a SIGN between Me and you throughout your generations, that you may know that I am the LORD who sanctifies you…. Work shall be done for six days, but the seventh is the Sabbath of rest, holy to the LORD….”’” [Exodus 31:12-15]

Later, the prophet Ezekiel also notes the special status of the Sabbath commandment as a SIGN. He writes God’s own words in Ezekiel 20 and verse 12:

“Moreover I also gave them My Sabbaths, to be a SIGN between them and Me, THAT THEY MIGHT KNOW that I am the LORD who sanctifies them.” [Ezekiel 20:12]

Later [vv. 19–20], God says,

“I am the LORD your God…. Hallow My Sabbaths, and they will be a SIGN between Me and you, that you may know that I am the LORD your God.” [Ezekiel 20:19-20]

No other Commandment is spoken of in this way! God says plainly that the seventh-day Sabbath will be a SIGN BETWEEN GOD AND HIS PEOPLE.

It’s not a coincidence that in Exodus 16, when God wanted to test the Israelites to see if they would walk in the fullness of His law, He tested them specifically on whether they would keep the SEVENTH-DAY SABBATH. According to God Himself, the fourth commandment represents a mark or sign between God and His people, representing their willingness to obey Him as their God. The Sabbath identifies His people to Him and identifies Him to His people!

So, if the Bible says that obeying God’s fourth commandment and keeping the biblical SEVENTH-DAY SABBATH is a SIGN or MARK of His faithful people, then what sort of sign or mark would it be to IGNORE that biblical command and replace it with the keeping of SUNDAY, the first day of the week—the day of ancient Rome’s sun worship?

Even the Roman Catholic Church admits that the ONLY day set apart by God in the Bible is the SEVENTH-DAY SABBATH and that NOWHERE does God’s word set apart SUNDAY. As the Catholic Press noted as far back as August 25, 1900:

“Sunday is a Catholic institution, and its claims to observance can be defended only on Catholic principles.… From beginning to end of Scripture there is not a single passage that warrants the transfer of weekly public worship from the last day of the week to the first” (Catholic Press, August 25, 1900).

While many have twisted Bible verses to try to justify Sunday-worship in the Christian church, changing the day of worship from the seventh-day Sabbath to Sunday is NOT commanded ANYWHERE in the Bible!

In fact, in denomination after denomination, religious authorities have admitted this very fact.

Rather than being biblically-ordained, weekly worship on the FIRST day of the week was associated in ancient Rome with the worship of the SUN! In March of the year 321 AD, the Roman Emperor Constantine commanded rest on the “venerable Day of the Sun”—a command to worship on Sunday does not exist in anywhere in Scripture, from Genesis to Revelation!

Put the Bible’s testimony together: God Almighty commands that HIS OWN commandments be bound on our hands and foreheads, meaning that we obey HIM and keep HIS commandments. Among those commandments, God singles out keeping the seventh-day Sabbath as the mark or sign identifying Him to His people, and His people to Him. The Beast of Revelation, however, will require the world to REPLACE that sign with a sign indicating DISOBEDIENCE to GOD’s commandments and obedience to the BEAST’S authority and commands, instead.

Casting aside the biblical seventh-day Sabbath and replacing it with the pagan day of the sun means accepting the Mark of the Beast!

I know this surprises many of you, and I don’t expect you to take my word for it! These will become matters of LIFE AND DEATH! You should prove them for yourself.

If you are ready to begin doing that, then I strongly encourage you to get a copy of our free DVD, “The Antichrist and the Beast of Revelation.”

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Next, I’ll explain what the Mark of the Beast means for you now, and in the days ahead of you.

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Can it really be that simple—and so widely unexpected? Is replacing obedience to God’s fourth commandment to keep the seventh-day Sabbath with the pagan-originated day of “Sun-Day” REALLY the mark or sign of the Beast?

It is. And I ask you to prove these things for yourself, for your sake and your family’s. Our website at TomorrowsWorld.org has even more information to help you do just that. And, truly, one of the best ways to begin is with your own copy of our free DVD, “The Antichrist and the Beast of Revelation,” so you can delve into these things in your own home or listen to them as you drive. This information is life-changing, and these two individuals will, very soon, influence the lives of every person on the planet.

So, what do these things mean for us today?

The past can give us a clue. Just as Sabbath-keeping versus Sunday-keeping will become a life-or-death issue under the reign of the Antichrist and the Beast of Revelation in a revived Roman Empire, it was a life-or-death issue centuries ago, as well!

Around 365 AD, in so-called “Christian” Rome, Sabbath keepers who would not worship on Sunday were declared under a curse. As the apostate bishops at the Council of Laodicea declared:

“Christians must not judaize by resting on the Sabbath, but must work on that day, rather honouring the Lord’s Day.… But if any shall be found to be judaizers, let them be anathema from Christ” (A Select Library of Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers of the Christian Church, ed. Philip Schaff and Henry Wace, 1900, p. 148).

To be declared “anathema” is to be declared under curse! Such sentiments WILL happen again! And those who will not submit to the Beast by worshiping on the day of the SUN instead of the seventh-day Sabbath will be banned from buying or selling goods and PERSECUTED by the Beast!

Yet, God makes clear that His wrath is coming on those who will not repent of their taking on that mark of disobedience! At the fall of the future Babylon, the capital of the Antichrist’s and Beast’s power, an angel flies through the air, declaring,

“…If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation.” [Revelation 14:9–10]

Meanwhile, those persecuted ones who have refused to take on this sign of the Beast’s authority and remained faithful to the commandments of God experience a very different fate:

“And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.” [Revelation 20:4]

Keeping the day of the sun instead of the day God commands may not be a literal matter of life and death today, but mark the words of your Bible—it will be!

However, you don’t have to wait to take on God’s own mark! You can begin TODAY keeping His commandments and rejoicing in His seventh-day Sabbath! If you’re interested in more information, we have representatives around the world who are willing to answer your questions. You can find their contact information at our website at TomorrowsWorld.org, or in the Tomorrow’s World magazine that you’ll receive with today’s free offer.

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And, finally, don’t forget to come back next week. Gerald Weston, Richard Ames, and I, as well as our guest presenter Rod McNair, will be here waiting for you—ready to teach you truths from God’s word that few understand, the promises of His Kingdom to come, and the meaning of your Bible’s end-time prophecies! Until we see you again, take care.


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