Updated: Dec 28, 2019
Babylon is Fallen, is Fallen
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,” US Constitution.
"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: 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. 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" Revelation 13:16-18
The beast with lamblike horns of Revelation 13 will cause all the world to worship the first beast with 7 heads & 10 horns and institute the mark of the beast upon pain of economic boycott, suffering and death.
Who is the beast with lamblike horns of Revelation 13?
The prophetic timeline points unmistakably to the United States of America.
John Wesley in his note on Revelation 13:11 in 1754 speaking of the two horned beast said: "He is not yet come, though he cannot be far off. For he is to appear at the end of the forty two months of the first beast." - John Wesley, Explanatory Notes upon the New Testament, 1791 edition, p. 299. See also Revelation 13 as to the timing of the rise of the two horned beast.
More specifically, the beast of Revelation 13:11- 17 will be instrumental in mingling church craft with state craft when the religious elements of America, the professed Christian Protestant church, makes an image to and of the first beast (union of church & state) and connects with the state government to enforce the dogmas of Papal Rome, the first beast of Revelation 13:1-10.
The first beast with 7 heads and 10 horns represents the Papal Rome. The 7 heads on the beast symbolises the 7 consecutive powers / nations of Bible prophecy. A head is symbolic of a nation, power or kingdom. More specifically, Revelation 13:1-10 is describing the Papal head of that beast, i.e. the one that received a deadly wound which is predicted to heal. "And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast." Rev 13:3 The word "wondered" according to Strong's Concordance means "to wonder, wonder at, marvel, to be wondered at, to be held in admiration". The overriding impression of the meaning of the Greek "thaumazo" is that the Papal Beast will be admired, held in admiration, marvel, wonder. Despite the immorality of the priests of Rome; the Pope and the Roman church is held in admiration the world over. Even though the systems of the Papacy might degenerate into immoral behaviour with child sex abuse cases etc, the Papacy is admired worldwide and appears to be held in high regard as the spiritual leader of the world.
Two verses & the Mark of the Beast
1. "And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?" Rev 13:4.
The people who admire and follow the beast will worship the beast. They not only worship / reverence the beast but by doing so will be actually worshipping the dragon, a symbol of the devil and Satan (Rev 12:9). Contrary to popular Roman Catholic belief, it wasn't Christ but the dragon which gave the Papal beast its power seat and great authority. Rev 13:2 Hence the warning in Revelation concerning the worship of the beast and its image - Rev 14:9-11, 16:2, 17:8, 19:20, 20:4
Worship has much to do with a particular day when believers meet to fellowship and worship God, whether it be Sunday for the Catholics and Protestants, Sabbath for the Jews or Friday for the Muslims.
The Papacy being the first beast of Revelation 13:1-10, then the Mark of the Beast is the Mark of the Papacy. Does the Papacy claim to have a Mark? The Papacy claims that the Mark of its authority is that it has changed the day of worship from the 7th day Sabbath of the Bible to Sunday, the first day of the week.
"SUNDAY is our MARK of authority... The Church is above the Bible and this transference of sabbath observance from Saturday to Sunday is proof of the fact." Catholic Record of London, Ontario, Canada Sept 1, 1928
"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."Stephen Keenan, A Doctrinal Catechism, approved by the Most Reverend John Hughes, D.D, Archbishop of New York (New York: Edward Dunigan & Brother, 1851), p. 174
In reply to a letter of Oct. 2, 1895, asking if the Catholic Church claims that the change of the Sabbath to the first day is her mark, the following was received: "Of course the Catholic Church claims that the change was her act and the act is a mark of her ecclesiastical power and authority in religious matters." Letter signed A.F. Thomas, Chancellor for the Cardinal, Oct. 2, 1895
The Little Horn of Daniel 7 & God's Law.
The Little Horn of Daniel 7 and the first beast of Revelation 13 are one and the same power,
Papal Rome - see Rev 13. Daniel had predicted the little horn would change God's ten commandment law - see Daniel 7:25 The Papacy removed the second commandment dealing with idol worship, split the original 10th commandment into two, maintaining ten in all and changed the day of worship from Saturday, the 7th day Sabbath of Scripture, to Sunday the first day of the week.
The Beast with Lamblike horns - the enforcer
2. "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." Rev 13:12
The United States of America will be instrumental in enforcing the Mark of the beast and will even resort to economic boycott so that none might buy or sell save he that had the Mark of the beast or the name of the beast or the number of his name. Here we see strict adherence in a number of areas in order to persecute those who dissent. Notice Rev 13:12 says he (the second beast - the USA) causeth not only those who dwell on the earth but the EARTH itself to worship the first beast.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO CAUSE THE EARTH TO WORSHIP THE FIRST BEAST?
Scripture gives us a clue in that WORSHIP has to do with a particular day ordained for that purpose. As it was in ancient days, the earth or land "enjoyed her Sabbaths" 2Chronicles 36:21, Leviticus 26:34 when she remained unworked on the Sabbath day, i.e. the landed rested and kept Sabbath as well as the people, so by implication laws enforcing the Mark of the beast, will necessarily allow the earth a day of rest "to worship" so to speak, the first beast in that the land or earth will remain unworked.
The United States of America will enforce a Sabbath rest that will allow the Earth to "participate" in the worship of the beast. The Mark of the beast has to do with worship. Worship has to do with a day. The first beast represents Papal Rome, hence the Mark of the beast is the Mark of the Papacy and the day that has to do with worship in that system is SUNDAY, therefore, the ENFORCEMENT of SUNDAY LAWS by the second beast of Revelation 13 constitutes the MARK of the Papal Beast causing the Earth to worship the first beast.
The USA will cause the earth to worship by allowing it to REST on Sunday. No-one has the Mark of the Beast as yet, not until it is enforced and individuals have made the decision for it will they receive the Mark of the Beast spoken of in Revelation 13 & 14.
The dragon of Rev 12:9 is in the process of fulfilling prophecy in that there are BLUE LAWS already on the books of the various states in America and it will not take much to resurrect / enforce those laws. The enforcement of Sunday laws will come by popular demand as we see the land of "the free" decline more and more and become morally bankrupt. The Christian churches of America will lead the way in attempting to force the conscience on the issue of worship.
Enforced SUNDAY LAWS is the MARK of the PAPAL BEAST
"The [Catholic] Church took the pagan philosophy and made it the buckler of faith against the heathen. She took the pagan Roman Pantheon, temple and all of the gods, and made it sacred to all the martyrs; so it stands to this day. She took the pagan Sunday and made it the Christian Sunday. She took the pagan Easter and made it the feast we celebrate during this season.. The Sun was a foremost god with heathendom.. The sun has worshippers at this hour in Persia and other lands.. Hence the Church would seem to say, Keep that old pagan name [Sunday]. It shall remain consecrated, sanctified.' And thus the pagan Sunday, dedicated to Balder, became the Christian Sunday, sacred to Jesus." - William L Gildea, "Paschale Gaudium, " in the Catholic World, 58, March, 1894, p. 809 [A Roman Catholic weekly]
"Question - Why do we observe Sunday instead of Saturday? Answer - We observe Sunday instead of Saturday because the Catholic Church , in the Council of Laodicea, 336 A.D., transferred the solemnity from Saturday to Sunday." - Peter Geiermann, A Doctrinal Catechism, 1934 edition, p. 50.
"Protestants.. accept Sunday rather than Saturday as the day of public worship after the Catholic Church made the changes.. But the Protestant mind does not seem to realise that in.. observing Sunday.. they are accepting the authority of the spokesman for the church, the Pope." - Our Sunday Visitor, Feb. 5, 1950 [Roman Catholic weekly newspaper]
"SUNDAY is our mark of authority..." Catholic Record of London, Ontario, Canada, Sept 1. 1928
Beast with lamblike horns speaks like a dragon
Isn't the working of Satan such a marvel to behold? He takes a nation which started off in a very benign way with Christian principles (lamblike horns, i.e. Christlike) and makes it speak as a dragon, a liar and a murderer. John 8:44. The professed Christianity of Revelation 13 both Papal & Protestant is the greatest enemy of mankind regardless of whether its works appear good outwardly. It's motives are actuated by the dragon. Jesus said to the Jews: "Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it". John 8:44 The scripture identifies the dragon as the devil and Satan (Rev 12:9)
The two horned beast speaks as a dragon in Rev 13. It is a liar in enforcing an unscriptural day of worship, the Mark of the Beast, and it is a murderer by enforcing a death decree on those who do not worship the image of the beast. The agitation for Sunday is not new. It has been ongoing, however, has intensified over the years, especially with the last three popes.
Sunday Laws will be passed by popular demand. The push for it has been ongoing. More frequent and severe natural disasters will be an impetus to get people to draw "closer" to God through Sunday legislation.
The Mark of the Beast is enforced Sunday worship.
"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: 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. 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" Rev 13:16-18
1. The number 666 has to do with the beast.
2. Ques: Who is the beast?
3. Ans: Papal Rome.
4. 666 is the number of the beast. 5. 666 is said to be the number of his name,
6. 666 is said to be the number of the beast, Papal Rome.
7. 666 is said to be the number of a man.
8. What man?
9. The man of Daniel 7, the little horn who has the EYES of a man and a MOUTH speaking great words (BLASPHEMIES).
10 What man is this? The POPE.
11. The Pope is the MAN who is representative of the beast.
12. Hence the number 666 is the number of the name of the Pope.
13. What is the name of the Pope?
14. Vicarius Fili Dei which means Vicar of the Son of God.
"We define that the Holy Apostolic See [the Vatican] and the Roman Pontiff holds the primacy over the whole world". A Decree of the Council of Trent, quoted in Phillipe Labbe and Gabriel Cossart, "The Most Holy Councils," Vol 3, col.1167
The Pope is not only the representative of Jesus Christ, but he is Jesus Christ Himself, hidden under the veil of flesh."
"The Catholic National" July 1895
"The Pope is supreme judge of the law of the land.. He is the viceregent of Christ, and is not only a priest forever, but also king of kings and Lord of lords." - La Civilta Cattolica, March 18, 1871.
"We hold upon this earth the place of God Almighty." Pope Leo X111, in an Encyclical Letter, dated June 20, 1894.
"Not the creator of the Universe, in Genesis 2:1-3, - but the Catholic Church "can claim the honour of having granted man a pause to his work every seven days" - S.C Mosna, "Storia della Domenica," 1969, pp. 366-367
"All the names which in the Scriptures are applied to Christ, by virtue of which it is established that he is over the church, all the same names are applied to the Pope." - Robert Bellarmine, On the Authority of the Councils, chapter 17, 1628 ed., vol 1, p. 266.
"Hence the Pope is crowned with a triple crown, as king of heaven and of earth and of the lower regions [infernorum - the fiery place]." - Lucius Ferraris, Prompta Bibliotheca, "Papa" (the Pope), art. 2, 1772-1777 edition, vol. 6 p. 29.
"The letter inscribed in the Pope's mitre are these: Vicarius Filli Dei, which is the Latin for Vicar of the Son of God". A Our Sunday Visitor, (A Catholic publication), Sunday, April 18, 1915. The title is the issue, not whether it is on his mitre (crown).
"... the title Vicarius Filii Dei is very common as the title of the Pope." Dr J Quasten, S.T.D., School of Scared Theology, Catholic University of America. Washington D.C., March 5, 1995
Some Roman letters have numerical value. e.g. I=1, V=5, U=5, X=10, L=50, C=100, D=500. The Papacy is Roman. This is a Roman title, so we use Roman numerals to count the number of the Roman Beast. The numbers of his name add up to six hundred and sixty six. - Rev 13:18
vicarius filii dei
vicarius - 5+1+100+0+0+1+5+0+ = 112
filii - 0+1+50+1+1 = 53
dei - + 500+0+1 = 501
112 + 53 + 501 = 666
vicarius filii dei = the name of the man
666 = the number of his name