Matthew 24:4-5 NKJV, And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. · For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
Isaiah 5:20 NKJV
20 Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;
Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness;
Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
Did you know that we are living in the last hour? Did you know even the disciples were waiting and enduring in the last days? Did you know that Yeshua Jesus is our Testator and with Him, the New Testament era began – marking the transition into what would become the end times? We see the marking of our Great Testator in how time is reflected; a Testator is needed to mark that transition. Yeshua in His Great Fulfillment is likened to A Great Merger of the old and the new that is continuing to take place and unfold through the Unwavering Word of His…and our Father.
Thank you, King Yeshua, for your Selfless Act and Sacrifice for us to be unified with you and in you and our Most High, True, and Living God.
Please Note: This is not a denominational piece. This is strictly according to The Holy Scriptures in context; following Messiah as a follower, believer, servant & child.
2 Peter 3:8 NKJV
8 But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
Revelation 22:7 NKJV
7 “Behold, I am coming quickly! Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book.”
We do not know the day or the hour, however, according to the prophecies and Feasts we look forward and prepare for the due season. (Matthew 24:36-44)
When our Messiah promised us that He would come quickly. We know this to be true because He walked the earth in flesh over 2022 years ago…meaning a little over 2 days ago! According to the biblical text, the calculations of time, based on the history of the world from the biblical account of Creation until today, sets us in total well over the 6000 year period or a total of over 6 days. The significance of Shabbat/Sabbath should be jumping out in memory for the 7th day is a gift to man as The Lord’s Day and is a day of rest. We see this eternal prophecy come to pass in perfection/completion meaning fulfilled in Revelation 20:4-10, The Saints Reign with Christ 1,000 Years, which is 1 day!… The Seventh Day…A DAY OF REST.
This is why today we’ll be discussing…The Real Sign & Seal. I have a few scriptures to share to explain what the Mark of the Beast actually is and the dangers of accepting this. As well as what will happen if we do not accept it.
Just a quick note: There is indeed a difference between the spiritual aspect and also a physical aspect to this topic; they still go hand in hand. If by God’s Grace He allows me to, I would like to explain the other aspect – the physical realm of what we are actually seeing coming to pass now in a separate blog post.
So Let’s get started:
In The Book of Revelation Chapter 13 verses 1-17 in the New King James Version (NKJV) there are two titles:
The Beast from the Sea in verses 1-10 and The Beast of the Earth verses 11-17
The entire Book of Revelation, is filled with an astounding amount of symbolism for not only what is happening in the physical realm that we live in – but of the spiritual realm as well. For instance, The Beast from the Sea excerpt talks about the rising up or reign of the dragon through the beast as in giving him power to perform great wonders all to deceive the world into a willingness to worship him thereby turning away from God and therefore being enemies of God which means their names are not written in The Lamb’s Book of Life. Basically, the devil will be plucking the strings in the spiritual realm influencing the world through a person described as the beast who will be a direct counterfeit to our Messiah playing upon the wickedness in the hearts of many and their unwillingness to turn from sin all this entire plan is executed under the guise of peace…Yeshua is our Prince of Peace…in this, we can see the counterfeit in all aspects of the agenda rising up and in some facets are here already and have been for many years.
For this reason, the final reward of sin will be a majority of the population being cast into hell with the dragon and the beast for their lack of repentance and reconcilitation to God through His Son. Many inadvertently accept the ways of the darkness living in sin. Remember, Yeshua has warned us, it shall be as in the days of Noah….only 8 people was in the Ark and survived the Flood. The Ark remains, Noah’s house, an alter, and inscriptions can be seen on and near Mount Ararat in modern-day Turkey.
In the first portion of the text, we learned why the world will not inherit the Kingdom of God. For the sake of the topic at hand, we will focus on the second excerpt The Beast of the Earth in verses 11-17. With the key verses: 13-17 to see how it will come to be that they will not receive the gift of salvation and what the mark of the beast actually is.
Just a disclaimer…I’m not saying that it is or will be ok to allow the insertion of a “microchip or other mechanism used for alteration”. It may very well be the tool that is used in purchasing or selling items. We are in a high-tech age after all. …Stay tuned for Part 2 God willing.
In any event, I am merely saying there’s a bigger more serious picture that we all have to look at and I absolutely need to bring attention to those factors since they will determine the eternal resting place of our souls, according to The Holy Scriptures.
The Beast from the Earth
11 Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon. 12 And he exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence, and causes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. 13 He performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men. 14 And he deceives those who dwell on the earth by those signs which he was granted to do in the sight of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who was wounded by the sword and lived. 15 He was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed. 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, 17 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.
We cannot understand the back of The Book if we don’t understand the front of The Book
In Genesis 17:1-11, God speaks to Abram and not only renames him, Abraham, as he makes him a father of nations but also gives him the promise of His Everlasting Covenant.
Please keep in mind the caption of receiving a mark in their right hand or in their foreheads…we’ll revisit later on in our discussion.
Genesis 17 New King James Version (NKJV)
The Sign of the Covenant
17 When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to Abram and said to him, “I am Almighty God; walk before Me and be blameless. 2 And I will make My covenant between Me and you, and will multiply you exceedingly.” 3 Then Abram fell on his face, and God talked with him, saying: 4 “As for Me, behold, My covenant is with you, and you shall be a father of many nations. 5 No longer shall your name be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham; for I have made you a father of many nations. 6 I will make you exceedingly fruitful; and I will make nations of you, and kings shall come from you. 7 And I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you in their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and your descendants after you. 8 Also I give to you and your descendants after you the land in which you are a stranger, all the land of Canaan, as an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.”
9 And God said to Abraham: “As for you, you shall keep My covenant, you and your descendants after you throughout their generations. 10 This is My covenant which you shall keep, between Me and you and your descendants after you: Every male child among you shall be circumcised; 11 and you shall be circumcised in the flesh of your foreskins, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between Me and you.
As you can see from this excerpt God’s Covenant is not only His Instruction or Torah also known as His Commandments, God’s Law but are a sign of the true descendants of the Kingdom of God. Circumcision is as we know a medical practice but was first a sign of the covenant between God and His people done through the infant male children. We now see the merging of this through Yeshua in the Circumcision of the heart also being a sign of the true descendants of the Kingdom of God.
To understand what the mark of the beast is, we must first understand that the Abrahamic, Mosiac, and Davidic Covenants play different roles in the line of history and the evolution of society in preparing the way for our Messiah. Coming through the Royal Bloodline to fulfill the Law and The Prophets thereby confirming and atoning the prophecies and promises of The Father and The Son Whose Testimony has sealed the Covenant of God on our behalf…fulfilling the Oath of God & the order of Melchezidek.
Remember the scripture,”…Your Will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.” according to Matthew 6:10-13? After the establishment of the Abrahamic Covenant which we read a snippet of just a moment ago, the spiritual covenant The Father established in Heaven within His Throne Room was made manifest on Earth through an Earthly Tabernacle lead by Moses; by which was given to him the Tablets of Stone on Mount Sinai which are the Covenant between God and His people. This is the Mosiac covenant.
Then there is the Davidic Covenant by which a royal bloodline is established…Messiah has come because He is our Eternal High Priest and King in Heaven. Therefore, our God and King must come through a bloodline by which this is made manifest in the Earth.
You can study the Abrahamic Covenant in Genesis Chapter 17, The Mosiac Covenant in Exodus Chapters 19 through 24, and Deuteronomy Chapter 5:6-22, as well as The Davidic Covenant in 2 Samuel Chapter 7:8-17.
There are several covenants in the Bible by which there was a mediator, sign, and seal.
For instance, the sign and seal of the covenant promise to Moses was the Sabbath by which Moses was the mediator. The sign and seal of the covenant promise of atonement for sins were the Passover and our Messiah is the Mediator. The sign and seal of the covenant promise to David was a throne where David was the mediator. A commonly known sign is one we see from time to time which is the sign and seal of the rainbow and even Noah’s Ark which comes from the Noahic Covenant…a covenant between God and all living things. We see Yeshua over and over again as He is the theme through all of these covenants as The Eternal Mediator, Sign and Seal through Him and His Blood and His Pierced and Healing and Saving Hand.
There is a ton of history and detailed information pertaining to these covenants and their significance in God’s Word. I encourage all who are willing to hear and see building their faith through reading Scripture, to pray and allow The Holy Spirit to give insight and wisdom thereby teaching on His Holy Matters.
In keeping the focus to this topic we will tie in the common denominator of these established and confirmed agreements of God Who has allowed us to receive them. In this, I’ll give a simplified understanding of this one facet but very important decision in these last days and even more so, now in the last hour.
So now we know that there a number of important covenants God has made with His people through His Prophets, all for the fact of our Messiah and His coming, to give the ultimate Eternal Sacrifice and fulfilling all and eternally sealing God’s covenants on Earth and in Heaven forever and ever.
Let’s focus on the Mosiac Covenant also called the Sinaic Covenant for the place God’s Law was given to Moses, Mount Sinai.
But of all the covenants why The Mosiac Covenant? Some say God’s Law was done away with so this should not be a factor. Some say we should only focus on Grace…
God sends rain to fall upon the just and the unjust (Matthew 5:45). Grace is not kept in nor properly understood in the full context of The Word according to the original biblical Hebraic text. Although the veil has been torn and our sins atoned through Yeshua/Jesus. The Father and Son have a Standard…a Holy Standard. This holy standard was established during the time of Moses and sealed with The Blood of Yeshua in 33 A.D., Matthew 27/John 19.
This is the covenant that directly affects our eternal resting in Yeshua and will be the determining standard by which we will either accept the mark of the beast or not. Not by words alone but by our actions. Lastly what God speaks never returns void. What He establishes forever and ever will never be done away with. Therefore His Holy Standard of The 10 Commandments of God Who dwells on high lives forever and ever…His Word is Eternal throughout all our generations.
BTW: Did you know the Father and Son have given many commands throughout the Bible? The commands are also reflected both in the OT & NT. This is another form of confirmation of the Father & Son Who are Unified as One and Who is Called One…I am, I Exist He Exists…Ehyeh Asher Ehyeh…this is His Name given to Moses. Exodus 3:14
The Mosaic Covenant was made between God and the nation of Israel.
In the Book of Exodus, we learn of the release of the Israelites after a series of plagues that God brought upon Egypt and its Pharaoh who had held God’s people in slavery and bondage. Under God’s direction, Moses lead the Israelites out of Egypt & parted the Red Sea going through the Sinai Desert where they were given the covenant.
A majority of the Mosaic Covenant is about the Ten Commandments by which God promised the following:
1. To make the Hebrew people [Jews] His special people among all nations IF they keep His Commandments.
2. To make the people of Israel a holy nation and a kingdom of priests.
3. To give them the Sabbath for a day of rest and told them it is to be kept holy.
Why is Sabbath kept holy?
It is part of the sign of the covenant between God and His people. It is the 4th Commandment of the 10 that was given by Ehyeh Asher Ehyeh and is the prophecy in Rev. 20:4-10 as mentioned earlier.
Being born again, we see the picture of the completion of the engrafting of Gentiles & Jews into the Olive Tree, making the children of God Jews inwardly [spiritual circumcision in the heart/God’s Commands written on the tablets of our hearts]. Finally, being holy in His Sight; that God’s Glory Cloud may be with us and He will tabernacle with His people forever. May we learn from Ezekiel 10-12 and take heed.
Please pay close attention to this because now scripture is beginning to unravel what the mark of the beast will actually be…
Mosaic Covenant is The Law…The Law is God’s Law & Instruction…God’s Law Exposes Sin
Under the Mosaic Covenant, the promise of righteousness in daily life could only be acquired by fulfilling the works of the Law. But, through our Messiah, the covenant promise is fulfilled (according to Deuteronomy 6:25, Galatians 3:21). The promise of righteousness is Mosaic Law which is also God’s Law which is His Instruction and since He gave it initially to Moses the mediator it is deemed the Mosaic Covenant.
Remember: Yeshua our Testator, created a “transition” if you will, within the fulfillment/completion of perfection in establishing His Eternal Priesthood and in providing His Eternal Strength and Eternal Blood Atonement (Lev. 17:11) as opposed to the weaknesses of man that required a recurring sacrifice at specific times & seasons. (Hebrews5:5-11/1 Peter 2:9)
Leviticus 17:11 NKJV
11 For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood that makes atonement for the soul.’
When looking at the covenant, we see that it can be separated into these categories:
Spiritual commands (Exodus 20:2-8, Deuteronomy 5:6-12)
Moral and Social conduct (Exodus 20:12-17, Deuteronomy 5:16-21)
Ceremonial (regarding the Tabernacle – Exodus 25-27, Exodus 30)
Requirements for Priestly Garments (Exodus 28-29)
The commandments God gave the Israelites were without a doubt violated. In fact, they cannot be kept by any human as we all are imperfect without God and have fallen short of the glory. But through Christ Jesus we are to be perfect, holy, and acceptable giving our lives as living sacrifices unto God by His Spirit in Truth.
Everyone has sinned (Romans 3:23)
The penalty for our sin is death (Romans 6:23)
Jesus Christ died for our sins (Romans 5:8)
To be forgiven for our sin, we must believe and confess that Jesus is Lord and acknowledge that salvation comes through Jesus Christ alone. (Romans 10:8-10)
According to Romans 3:20 No one will be declared righteous in His sight by observing the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of sin.
God’s Law is like a mirror and without that mirror how can we see or be aware of our sin and what God calls holy and unholy…righteous and unrighteous. The Law was given as guidelines to live by and shows us the difference between right and wrong in God’s sight and by His Holy Standard. It is a template by which to pattern our lives.
Mosaic Covenant – Fulfillment of God’s Law comes by redemption through Yeshua according to Romans 3:21-24. And through that redemption, we are no longer under the supervision of Mosaic Law according to Galatians 3:24-25 but God’s Law is forever and ever. So what does that mean?
It means that since God is the same, yesterday, today, and forever – so is His Word. Therefore, He still requires those who love Him to keep His Commandments for they have not changed because He has not changed.
He still requires us to live to His Holy Standard because He is Holy and sin dies in the midst of Him. So we can in no way shape or form afford to be misled by thinking we can live life without daily repentance, renewing our minds each and every day, fixing our hearts and minds on His Word which is on things above.
We know the devil wants to be like God and is doing all he can to mimic God through his falsified imagery and therefore wants to do and act in a similar way. But despite his counterfeit deception, he will NEVER be able to be like our God and King. The devil knows God’s Word and he knows the sign or mark of the people of God. He knows that The Law of God is written on the hearts and minds of those who love The Lord. Satan will use this similar trait to mark his people as well but will blaspheme The Lord, causing them to not only mark their forehead but have the sign & seal of the abomination of the marking of their right hand. Which is a counterfeit symbol of our King sitting on The Throne at The Right Hand of The Father.
In Jeremiah 31:33 (NKJV)
33 But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.
Ezekiel 36:25-27 (NKJV)
25 Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols. 26 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. 27 I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them.
This is why The Father and Son have said time and time again, those who love The Lord thy God will keep His Commandments and walk in His statutes. This is the sign of His Covenant or rather the MARK of God’s people. It separates the wheat and tare. It differentiates between the saints and the sinful. It shows we are truly called out from among them, that although we live in the world we are not of it. We are a unique and peculiar people, we are special and grafted into the kingdom to Honor our God and King with the rest of the saints and elders. To rejoice with the angels who have throughout time ministered to us and have been a help to us holding us up lest we dash our foot against a stone.
The keeping of all of God’s 10 Commandments is the evidence of being pulled out of the darkness of the filthy pit of flesh-driven lifestyles; having been saved…washed cleaned and with a new spirit and heart we now walk in faith and work out our gift of salvation through obeying God’s Instruction or Law.
At the beginning of this blog, we went over Revelation Chapter 13 telling of the beast of the earth.
15 He was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed. 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, 17 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.
First, in Exodus 32 scripture tells of the gold calf. This was a graven image created by some of the Israelites to worship God and celebrate the liberation from Egypt. This caused God to have righteous anger for they violated His newly established Covenant & Commandments. Despite Moses’ pleading for mercy on them; God killed the percentage of those who took part in this great sin by a plague.
Second, To accept the mark of the beast is to directly be in opposition to God’s Laws. Simply put, you can say anything…you can profess your love for God all day long but if you don’t show the evidence of His Love which is obedience through your daily living of repentance, then you have no evidence of The Holy Spirit of Truth which has caused us to change on the inside, therefore, displaying that change on the outside.
Those who have the name of the beast are the ones whose names are not written in The Lamb’s Book of Life which means, they are not God’s people nor do they know His Ways. We can see that this is apparent and very evident in society today with the mockery, blasphemy, wickedness, and sinful nature of mankind not to mention the foolish notion of thinking our Creator doesn’t exist at all.
A microchip for instance is a mechanism that may be used to control buying and selling but not the important decision of eternal life or death. In order to even get to the point of receiving whatever mode of buying or selling, you must FIRST choose the mark of the beast, which is the way of Satan, which is to denounce God and His Ways [His Instruction or Law] or turn to the ways and standards of the world and be a child of disobedience in following Satan.
If you do as the world does then you will be adhering to the statutes and laws of man. Thereby putting yourself into a position to receive the ability to buy and sell. therefore, maintaining or obtaining monetary gain, livelihood, and lifestyle. However, if you reject the standards of man and STAND FOR YESHUA you will either not be able to buy and sell and/or even be martyred.
Simply put, if someone rejects God then they are His enemy and a child of the devil who is the father of lies, who causes the son of perdition to come to deceive and to make war with the saints. If we love Him as Yeshua says in John 14 we will keep His Statues and His Commandments in which you will show that you are truly a child of The True & Living God and a humble servant of our Savior Yeshua.
The Holy Spirit is The Teacher, The Comforter, and our Helper. Take heed to embrace God’s Truth over the word, doctrine & traditions of men lest we perish for a lack of knowledge and miss The Wedding Feast of The Lamb. (Revelation 1-9)
Here are a few scriptures that show not only should you keep God’s Law [Instruction] but He will send The Helper our Christ and King to abide in you keeping you in all His Ways forever and ever.
John 14:15-16 NKJV
Jesus Promises Another Helper
15 “If you love Me, keep My commandments. 16 And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever—
John 14:21 NKJV
21 He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.”
Take heed to the warning in
2 Thessalonians 2:3-10 NKJV
3 Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, 4 who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.
5 Do you not remember that when I was still with you I told you these things? 6 And now you know what is restraining, that he may be revealed in his own time. 7 For the [c]mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way. 8 And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming. 9 The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, 10 and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
But take comfort in knowing we have the Comforter. The ONE who gives an abundance of reassurance, resourcefulness, and wisdom.
In the words of our Messiah from John 15:10-14 Yeshua says:
10 If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love.
11 “These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full. 12 This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. 14 You are My friends IF you do whatever I command you.
Yeshua is our Great Example and has outlined our path to The Father through Him. He makes it very clear how to love and how to abide in Him. And throughout the action of faith and love in Yeshua, we keep The Father’s Commandments in that we will have a renewing of our mind by which we can repent daily and take heed to the correction and warnings of God to be in line with His Instruction, His Law. This is the love we have for the Father and Son. He is One and One has done His part for us; now let’s do our part in Him and follow Him truly by truly following Him.
Here is The Holy Standard of God which is The 10 Commandments and His Heritage which is The Lord’s Feasts that He has given to His people as evidence of our separation from the world. Yeshua is seen in Prophecy, Commandments, and The Feasts.
Exodus 20:1-17 ( Verses 8-11 are often overlooked but must be kept according to Isaiah 56 & Rev. 20:4-6)
The Ten Commandments
20 And God spoke all these words, saying:
2 “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
3 “You shall have no other gods before Me.
4 “You shall not make for yourself a carved image—any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; 5 you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, 6 but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.
7 “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.
8 “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. 11 For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.
12 “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you.
13 “You shall not murder.
14 “You shall not commit adultery.
15 “You shall not steal.
16 “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
17 “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s.”
Leviticus 23:1-44 NKJV
Feasts of the Lord
23 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 2 “Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: ‘The feasts of the Lord, which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations, these are My feasts.
3 ‘Six days shall work be done, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of solemn rest, a holy convocation. You shall do no work on it; it is the Sabbath of the Lord in all your dwellings.
The Passover and Unleavened Bread
4 ‘These are the feasts of the Lord, holy convocations which you shall proclaim at their appointed times. 5 On the fourteenth day of the first month at twilight is the Lord’s Passover. 6 And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the Feast of Unleavened Bread to the Lord; seven days you must eat unleavened bread. 7 On the first day you shall have a holy convocation; you shall do no [a]customary work on it. 8 But you shall offer an offering made by fire to the Lord for seven days. The seventh day shall be a holy convocation; you shall do no customary work on it.’ ”
The Feast of Firstfruits
9 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 10 “Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: ‘When you come into the land which I give to you, and reap its harvest, then you shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest to the priest. 11 He shall wave the sheaf before the Lord, to be accepted on your behalf; on the day after the Sabbath the priest shall wave it. 12 And you shall offer on that day, when you wave the sheaf, a male lamb of the first year, without blemish, as a burnt offering to the Lord. 13 Its grain offering shall be two-tenths of an ephah of fine flour mixed with oil, an offering made by fire to the Lord, for a sweet aroma; and its drink offering shall be of wine, one-fourth of a hin. 14 You shall eat neither bread nor parched grain nor fresh grain until the same day that you have brought an offering to your God; it shall be a statute forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.
The Feast of Weeks
15 ‘And you shall count for yourselves from the day after the Sabbath, from the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave offering: seven Sabbaths shall be completed. 16 Count fifty days to the day after the seventh Sabbath; then you shall offer a new grain offering to the Lord. 17 You shall bring from your dwellings two wave loaves of two-tenths of an ephah. They shall be of fine flour; they shall be baked with leaven. They are the firstfruits to the Lord. 18 And you shall offer with the bread seven lambs of the first year, without blemish, one young bull, and two rams. They shall be as a burnt offering to the Lord, with their grain offering and their drink offerings, an offering made by fire for a sweet aroma to the Lord. 19 Then you shall sacrifice one kid of the goats as a sin offering, and two male lambs of the first year as a sacrifice of a peace offering. 20 The priest shall wave them with the bread of the firstfruits as a wave offering before the Lord, with the two lambs. They shall be holy to the Lord for the priest. 21 And you shall proclaim on the same day that it is a holy convocation to you. You shall do no customary work on it. It shall be a statute forever in all your dwellings throughout your generations.
22 ‘When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not wholly reap the corners of your field when you reap, nor shall you gather any gleaning from your harvest. You shall leave them for the poor and for the stranger: I am the Lord your God.’ ”
The Feast of Trumpets
23 Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 24 “Speak to the children of Israel, saying: ‘In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall have a sabbath-rest, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation. 25 You shall do no customary work on it; and you shall offer an offering made by fire to the Lord.’ ”
The Day of Atonement
26 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: 27 “Also the tenth day of this seventh month shall be the Day of Atonement. It shall be a holy convocation for you; you shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire to the Lord. 28 And you shall do no work on that same day, for it is the Day of Atonement, to make atonement for you before the Lord your God. 29 For any person who is not afflicted in soul on that same day shall be cut off from his people. 30 And any person who does any work on that same day, that person I will destroy from among his people. 31 You shall do no manner of work; it shall be a statute forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings. 32 It shall be to you a sabbath of solemn rest, and you shall [c]afflict your souls; on the ninth day of the month at evening, from evening to evening, you shall [d]celebrate your sabbath.”
The Feast of Tabernacles
33 Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 34 “Speak to the children of Israel, saying: ‘The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the Feast of Tabernacles for seven days to the Lord. 35 On the first day there shall be a holy convocation. You shall do no customary work on it. 36 For seven days you shall offer an offering made by fire to the Lord. On the eighth day you shall have a holy convocation, and you shall offer an offering made by fire to the Lord. It is a sacred assembly, and you shall do no customary work on it.
37 ‘These are the feasts of the Lord which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations, to offer an offering made by fire to the Lord, a burnt offering and a grain offering, a sacrifice and drink offerings, everything on its day— 38 besides the Sabbaths of the Lord, besides your gifts, besides all your vows, and besides all your freewill offerings which you give to the Lord.
39 ‘Also on the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you have gathered in the fruit of the land, you shall keep the feast of the Lord for seven days; on the first day there shall be a sabbath-rest, and on the eighth day a sabbath-rest. 40 And you shall take for yourselves on the first day the fruit of beautiful trees, branches of palm trees, the boughs of leafy trees, and willows of the brook; and you shall rejoice before the Lord your God for seven days. 41 You shall keep it as a feast to the Lord for seven days in the year. It shall be a statute forever in your generations. You shall celebrate it in the seventh month. 42 You shall dwell in booths for seven days. All who are native Israelites shall dwell in booths, 43 that your generations may know that I made the children of Israel dwell in booths when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.’ ”
44 So Moses declared to the children of Israel the feasts of the Lord.
Do you have the mark of God which is the sign and seal of His Covenant? Or will you have the mark of the beast which is a sign and seal of eternal damnation?
Are you a friend of God or are you a friend of the devil?
This is the decision you have to make and it’ll be decided by the laws that abide in your heart that you choose to follow and live by.
May we pray in the Name of Yeshua Jesus to take heed to follow Him and all of God’s Commandments in context, lest we be deceived by lying wonders and receive the mark of the beast which is the seal of sin.
Be holy for He Is Holy.
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