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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Ladies & Gentlemen

…I present "the Mark of the Beast". By the way, below is a 2002 Euro coin.



34) "Not only Gnostics and other heretics, but Christians who considered themselves faithful, held in a measure to the worship of the sun."

"Leo the Great in his day says that it was the custom of many Christians to stand on the steps of the church of St. Peter and pay homage to the sun by obeisance and prayers."

"When such conditions prevailed it is easy to understand that many of the emperors yielded to the delusion that they could unite all their subjects in the adoration of the one sun-god who combined in himself the Father-God of the Christians and the much-worshipped Mithras; thus the empire could be founded anew on unity of religion."

New Advent Catholic Encyclopedia, see Constantine, under "Historical Appreciation" (2nd paragraph)

35) "Without realizing the full import of his actions, Constantine granted the Church one privilege after another. The Church further obtained the right to inherit property, and Constantine moreover placed Sunday under the protection of the State." 

"It is true that the believers in Mithras also observed Sunday as well as Christmas. Consequently Constantine speaks not of the day of the Lord, but of the everlasting day of the sun." 

New Advent Catholic Encyclopedia, see Constantine under "Historical Appreciation" (7th paragraph) 

 - http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/04295c.htm

36) The decree below is “the mark of the beast”. Some people, like medical and public workers may work daily, but whether the earnings from Sabbath become tithe (and offering) is between them and God. There is not a shred of Biblical proof of a change in the Sabbath, and the mark of the beast is an attempt to change Sabbath from the 7th day.

See "Sol Invictus" (under Constantine 2nd paragraph).  March 7, 321, Rome (the 4th beast) states, On the venerable day of the Sun let the magistrates and people residing in cities rest, and let all workshops be closed. In the country however persons engaged in agriculture may freely and lawfully continue their pursuits because it often happens that another day is not suitable for grain-sowing or vine planting; lest by neglecting the proper moment for such operations the bounty of heaven should be lost.”  

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sol_Invictus#Constantine  & note that the religion of "Sol Invictus" was part of the state religion until paganism was abolished by decree of Theodosius I on February 27, 390.

37) New Advent Catholic website (see "The 10 Commandments" last 2 sentences of the 1st paragraph) at http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/04153a.htm...

"The Church, on the other hand, after changing the day of rest from the Jewish Sabbath, or seventh day of the week, to the first, made the Third Commandment refer to Sunday as the day to be kept holy as the Lord's Day."



"The IRS collects your taxes and gives it to the Vatican", says Karen Hudes, Former Advisor and Attorney to the Worls bank for over 20 years.

See - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSspwAE-uRI

From 6:40 mins. to the end.

Blessings!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The Mother Church



Pope Leo XII minted a woman seated on planet Earth with a golden cup in her hand declaring SEDET SUPER UNIVERSUM, meaning her seat of authority is universal.

TRUTH or False - It 's harsh, but the Bible calls the "mother church" a h - - - - -.

* Definitions - A Woman is a church (Ephesians 5:25; Isaiah 54:5,6), and there are only 2 churches, one is God's pure virgin church, and the other is a Satan's h - - - - - church (2 Corinthians 11:2; Revelation 17:4). TRUTH

26) Daniel 7:21,25; 8:24,25, "Made war against the saints and prevailed against them." Revelation 12:6,13-16;13:8;18:24, he shall wear out the saints of the Most High." 

See "List of Apologies made by Pope John Paul II" which includes "people convicted by the Inquisition, sex abuse, religious wars, injustice to women, & African slave trade at these 2 sites:

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2000/mar/13/catholicism.religion 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_apologies_made_by_Pope_John_Paul_II.

* Definition - Water is a population of people (Revelation 12:15).

27) Revelation 12:4; 18:12,16 If this wasn't written symbolically, would the leaders still wear Red and Purple robes? Cut/paste http://dappledphotos.blogspot.com/ and scroll down to "Canons" for all of the red & purple outfits. Clearly, Rome is the great city in Revelation 18:16-19, verses 4 & 5 make this a sin issue...& a iniquity or premeditated sin issue.

28) It would have a man at its head who would speak for it (Daniel 7:8). Search the New Advent Catholic Encyclopedia under "indulgences" (mid-2nd paragraph) to find, "Hence the pope, as supreme head of the Church on earth"...stop there because the Bible clearly says Christ is the Head of the Church in both Colossians 1:18 and Ephesians 5:23.

29) "Eyes like the eyes of a man"...means lust (greed) for worldly power and wealth (Daniel 7:8). Search in the New Advent Catholic Encyclopedia under "Indulgences" (What An Indulgence Is Not - 3rd sentence), "it means a more complete payment of the debt which the sinner owes to God". Jesus paid the complete price so it is not Biblical to use wealth to pay for sins (and don't you forget it).

30) Revelation 17:3 relationship between state and church in terms of riding in on the back, supporting of church by state, and the church sitting in driver's seat controlling and dictating the direction of government.  Look up "Pontifex" & research the belief that the leader of Rome bridges the gap between God & Man.

31) Indulgences made the church wealthy. Wealth symbolized by the golden cup, precious stones and pearls in Revelation 17:4. Search in the New Advent Catholic Encyclopedia (Who Can Grant Indulgences-2nd sentence) to find, "Hence the pope, as supreme head of the Church on earth, can grant all kinds of indulgences to any and all of the faithful; and he alone can grant plenary indulgences." Cathedrals might make one "wonder" like Revelation 13:4;17:6.

32) The daily sacrifice Exodus 29:38-39 is reliance on Jesus' great sacrifice, and praying for forgiveness...every day even constantly if needed. We can ask Jesus to be the payment for our transgressions directly, but problems occur when a man tries to intercede during confession (Daniel 8:11-13).

33) It would speak great things and blasphemies or speak great words against God (Daniel 7:25; Revelation 13:5). New Advent Catholic Encyclopedia under indulgences (The Power to Grant Indulgences), "Once it is admitted that Christ left the Church the power to forgive sins (see PENANCE), the power of granting indulgences is logically inferred".

*Definitions - Blasphemy is claiming to forgive sins, and in this case, perpetrating the ability to personify as Jesus' Headship over God's people. John 10:33," What man "maketh himself as God?" Mark 2:7, "Who can forgive sins but God only?"

The Mark of The Beast



I can only hope that more of my research helps you know, that you know (that you know), that you know the TRUTH about the Mark of the Beast. Well, here's more, but how much more do you need?  ...and why?

14) "The little horn" or Holy Roman Empire (Daniel 7:8) "came up among them (the tribes), before whom 3 were plucked up by the roots". The barbarians were tribes that opposed Roman government (& church). The Ostrogoths, Vandals and Heruli were exterminated during the rise of the papacy.

Heruli - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heruli
Vandals (see Turbulent End) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vandals#The_turbulent_end
Ostrogoths - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Rome_(537%E2%80%93538)

15) Rome's church would emerge from the state/government power of the 4th beast (Revelation 17:3; Daniel 7:7,8).  

See how church & state both burned people,"Death By Burning" (under Historical Usage) at Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Execution_by_burning#Historical_usage .

16) It would be diverse or different from other kingdoms (Daniel 7:24). Eventually, power  transferred to church from state. "With the increasing chaos and disorder leading to the collapse of the Roman Empire in 476, the popes assumed more and more civil authority first in Rome and in the surrounding territories."  See Religion in Rome (Christianity/2nd paragraph) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_Rome#Christianity.

17) Revelation 17:18 mentions a "great city". Are you convinced enough that it's Rome ?

18) Greece's 4 generals assumed Alexander the Great's throne as Rome began to rise. See Daniel 8:22-23, & since dark sayings=proverbs or "dark sentences" in Proverbs 1:6, who is the "king" & "kingdom"? 

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_Greece#Hellenistic_Greece

19) Daniel 8:25, "By peace he shall destroy many"..."and shall wear out the saints of the most High" (Daniel 7:25)meaning killing believers in the name of God. This prophecy was written before Rome started to become the Holy Roman Empire.  Also, the whole entire Bible was written before 100 A.D., so it's full proof (fool proof too).  235/150/407

The Church used  the torture devices here - http://www.listaholic.com/12-of-the-most-horrifying-torture-devices-in-history.html

20) Daniel 8:24, "he shall also stand up against the "Prince of princes". Ephesians 5;23; Colossians 1:18; & Ephesians 1:22, clearly fix Jesus as the Head of the Church, which puts the Church of Rome in direct conflict with what the Bible says.

New Advent Catholic Encyclopedia under "Vicar of Christ" ( 2nd paragraph) says, "...the title Vicar of Christ is more expressive of his supreme headship of the Church on earth, which he bears in virtue of the commission of Christ and with vicarial power derived from Him." 
See http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/15403b.htm

21) "Shall destroy the mighty and holy people" (Daniel 8:24).  You can get it straight from the horses mouth at New Advent Catholic Encyclopedia.  

Search "Inquisition", scroll down to "The suppression of heresy by the institution known as the inquisition" or http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/08026a.htm.

From "The Inquisition of the Middle Ages", see (b) Procedure, & find the 4 bullet points & "four methods of extracting open acknowledgment":
  • fear of death, i.e. by giving the accused to understand that (burning at) the stake awaited him if he would not confess;
  • more or less close confinement, possibly emphasized by curtailment of food (starving to death);
  • visits of tried men, who would attempt to induce free confession through friendly persuasion;
  • torture...

22) The Church of Rome was mighty, "but not by his own power" (Daniel 8:24).

* Definitions - Satan is the Dragon (Revelation 12:9).

23) Dragon gave power to the beast (Revelation 13:2,4).

* Definitions - A Woman is a church (Ephesians 5:25; Jeremiah 6:2; 2 Corinthians 11:2), & there are only 2 churches, one is God's pure virgin church, and the other is a Satan's harlot (whore) church. Compare & contrast Revelation 12:1-2;17:1-4; 21:9; 18:2-5;19:2,7-9.

24) Search Revelation 12:13-17, then "Holy Roman Empire" in Wikipedia. Go to "King of the Romans" (2nd paragraph), "After being elected, the King of the Romans could theoretically claim the title of "Emperor" only after being crowned by the Pope....In many cases, this took several years while the King...was in quarrel with the Pope himself."

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holy_Roman_Empire#King_of_the_Romans

Same page, just scroll down to "The Imperial Diet (Reichstag, or Reichsversammlung), was the legislative body of the Holy Roman Empire and theoretically superior to the emperor himself."

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holy_Roman_Empire#Imperial_Diet_.28Reichstag.29

25) Revelation 12:4 - Born during Roman Empire, Jesus was almost "devoured" before reaching 2 years old. It was argued that Herod was not even a true Jew, but still he was appointed Ruler of Judea. To show his allegiance and gratitude, Herod renamed the Straton sea port “Caesarea”, and built a temple for the goddess “Roma” and Augustus (Octavian) Caesar. Jews hated Herod, but feared him because he killed his own children, other close family members, and even his wife...and tried to kill baby Jesus.

Bible Prophecy

TRUTH or False - If you accept the mark of the beast, you are going to burn in hell.

Revelation 14:9-10,"...If any man worship the beast and his image, & receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, the same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; & he shall be tormented with fire & brimstone..." - TRUTH.


If the fire & torment don't do it for you, the New Advent Catholic online encyclopedia admits to trying to change God's Law, so if you're trying to find it in Scripture...give up. In 364 A.D at the Council of Laodicia, the 4th beast thinks to change the 4th Commandment. Cut/paste http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/3806.htm and scroll down to Canon 29:

7) "Christians must not judaize by resting on the Sabbath, but must work on that day, rather honouring the Lord's Day; and, if they can, resting then as Christians. But if any shall be found to be judaizers, let them be anathema* from Christ.”

* Definitions
- Anathema means cut off, excommunicated & detested by God
- Heads are mountains. (Revelation 17:9).


8) Revelation 17:9 symbolizes mountains with heads, so Google Search the Kingdom of 7 Hills or "City of 7 Hills". See "Rome" at Wikipedia (under Geography) to find, "The Rome of the Kings was built on 7 hills: the Aventine Hill, the Caelian Hill, the Capitoline Hill, the Esquiline Hill, the Palatine Hill, the Quirinal Hill, and the Viminal Hill."


Rome tells on itself in the following links: http://biblelight.net/hills-of-rome.gif

http://thecosmiccathedral.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/roma.jpg

http://www.garnertedarmstrong.org/eufeaturepage.shtml

* Definitions - Mountains symbolize heads or kingdoms/powers that govern the world.  Isaiah 13:4; Jeremiah 51:24-25

* Definitions - Kings are Kingdoms, & the woman reigns over them.  Daniel 7:17-18, 23; Revelation 17:9-10,18; Hosea 1:2

* Definitions - Horns are Small Kingdoms or "the barbarian tribes". (Revelation 17:12)

9) In Daniel 7:7,20, Rome was divided into 10 horns or 10 Kingdoms (7 still exist today):
1 - Visigoths ( Spain )
2 - Anglo-Saxons ( England )
3 - Franks ( France )
4 - Alemani (Germany)
5 - Burgundians (Switzerland)
6 -Lombards (Italy)
7 - Suevi (Portugal)
10) - Daniel 7:8,24, three of the kingdoms obliterated (don't exist today).
8-Heruli (493 A.D.)
9-Vandals (534 A.D.)
10-Ostrogoths (remember this name).

Ostrogoths (538 A.D.) Go to Wikipedia, search "The 1st Siege of Rome" (in March 538 A.D.) & how the city of Rome was regained from the Ostrogoths, then power transferred from the emperor to the Pope, or state to church for the next 1260 years. Miraculously, the supernatural prophecy of this time span in Revelation 12:6 says, "...a thousand, two hundred & three scoredays".

TRUTH or False - Jesus knew a year was a day in prophecy.

TRUTH - See Numbers 14:34 & Ezekiel 4:6 but here’s Luke 13:32, "And He said unto them, Go ye, and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out devils, and I do cures to day and to morrow, & the 3rd day I shall be perfected." Jesus' ministry was 3 more years, not 3 more days.

11) 1260 days are in 42 months, or 3½ years. See how, Revelation 13:5, 11:2, 12:6,14, Daniel 7:25 & 12:7 refer to the same 1260 years. Research Hagia Sophia at Wikipedia & find,”The emperor, together with the patriarch Eutychius, inaugurated the new basilica on December 27, 537 with much pomp and circumstance”...the motorcade parade.

See Pope Pius VI at Wikiepdia, scroll down to Deposition and death under Napoleon (1st paragraph), & go to, “General Berthier marched to Rome, entered it unopposed on February 10, 1798, and, proclaiming a Roman Republic, demanded of the Pope the renunciation of his temporal authority...that’s 1260 years.

Pius VI was exiled from Rome to France and died in the city of Valence. Rev 13:3 prophesies Pius VII as successor & "his deadly wound was healed" (& still is today).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Pius_VII#Election.

- Ancient calendar years were 360 days (a time), 720 is double (times), and 180 (half a time)....add it up for 1260.

From 1798, go back 1260 years, but there's more in the background. See Justinian’s Code at Wikipedia & go to "Legislation about religion". The danger was in Emperor Justinian trying to unify Church & State under the Pope. Notice, under "Laws against paganism", there was no freedom of religion, & non-Christian practices were treated as seriously as murder.

Even though Justinian's Code was issued 529 to 534, it wasn't in effect until 538, when Rome was freed from attackers called the Barbarians (Goths), & in this case, the Ostrogoths. See Wikipedia, “The Siege of Rome", & read at least the 1st paragraph of the Background & scroll down to the Aftermath.

12) Revelation 13:3 - deadly wound healed (1798) the official inauguration December of 537 A.D., as well as the removal of the Ostrogoths March 12 538 A.D., both fit the 1260 year time-frame.  Consider the deadly wound was healed, & it's now the largest Bible/Christian claiming church. Clear?

13) Rome presided over this region of Western Europe , and was eventually divided by "barbaric" tribes. Those tribes became the 10 countries (Kingdoms) to burn Rome down (Revelation 17:16).

ATTENTION! Some part-time Christians could see Heaven for all I know, so who am I to judge? I can't even get myself right! I'm must turn my actions to Jesus and walk by faith like everybody eslse. We all fall short, so even though we can judge right and wrong, I can't judge myself, and I can't judge you. Don't take the results of my own personal research as an attack, only for you to use as a cop-out. Remove me from the picture & study for yourself.

The Beast

By my research, see "The Infamous Mark", the Bible defines it's own symbols, and a "mark" is synonymous with a memorial & a seal.  The location is inside the frontlets between the eyes (forehead) & in the hand...both which go together like faith & works.  But what is the Beast? The Bible will piece together this puzzle.

See "Israel Map Throughout History" on Youtube. The time period between Babylon & Rome is a standard in World History books. The Bible foretells this same exact order of successive kingdoms. Daniel 2, the King of Babylon has a vision of a metal image, and in verse 38, Babylon is the 1st of four successive kingdoms.

Daniel 8 predicts the transfer of power from Persia to Greece, and miraculously names them in verses 20 & 21. Daniel 7 signifies the same succession of kingdoms as Daniel 2, but whereas these countries are metals in Daniel 2 Beasts in Daniel 7.

* Definitions - Beasts represent Kingdoms - Daniel 7:17,18,23

Both Daniel 2 & 7 devote more attention to the 4th Beast than the others, and in Daniel 7:25, the kingdom "thinks to change times and laws".  Below is the 1st of over 35 clues that hint that Rome is the 4th beast, & I will make sense of the symbols of Bible Prophecy using basic World History. 

You can find this research in high school history books & encyclopedias. See Revelation 13:2 & Daniel 7:4-7 & don't forget, Rome's the 4th Beast simply because the Kingdom that followed Greece...is Rome.


I - Babylon 603 B.C. to 539 B.C."The Gold Kingdom " - Lion
II - Medes-Persians 539 B.C. to 331 B.C.""The Silver Kingdom " - Bear
III - Greece 331 B.C. to 168 B.C.""The Brass Kingdom " - Leopard

1) IV - Rome 168 B.C. to 476 A.D."The Iron Kingdom " - Dreadful, Terrible, and Exceedingly Great Beast.  

Simple historical facts.  Notice how the Bible names Persia & Greece, but not Rome. If Rome was named, they would have suppressed evidence even more than they already have (as in the Dark Ages).

2)  Revelation 13:2, "...and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat...Cathedral also means "Throne of the Bishop". 

See: https://biblehub.com/topical/s/seat.htm
See: http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/03438a.htm


Catholics claim Peter was the first Pope, & below is a gold coin with him sitting on planet Earth.



3) Exodus 28:5, 6, 8, 15 all mention 5 colors.  Which color is missing in Revelation 17:4?  Answer is blue, & Numbers 15:38-39 proves that blue means to remember God's Commandments.  The church with cathedrals forgot the commandment that we should remember.

4) Daniel 7:25, "...thinks to change times and laws..." Think, what does Rome have to do with God's Law? God's Time? And man-made changes?

TRUTH or False - B.C. is named for Before Christ.

False! Rome originated B.C. for Before Caesar, Jesus was 30 at His baptism in 27 A.D. do the math young scholar & http://www.holysmoke.org/hs00/bc-ad.htm.

5) Do Days Really Divide mid-night? Or at Sundown?  Compare Genesis 1 to - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midnight or http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_timekeeping.

6) Rome changed the days of the week from Bible names days or numbers (1 to 6). The 7th Day Sabbath is the only day with an actual name. Scroll down on this PDF to page 3 under "Sylvester I, Bishop of Rome" to find our days were named for Roman gods like Moon, Sun, and Saturn at:

"What Do The Names of The Days of The Week Mean?" See the 2nd chart (colored in blue) at http://www.webexhibits.org/calendars/week.html#DaysOfTheWeek.

Rome was involved with the days of the week from Emperor Justinian to Pope Gregory. Even Pope Sylvester's involvement is chronicled on this Catholic Encyclopedia site.  Read the 2nd paragraph at http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/06043a.htm.
7) Months of the Year - At Wikipedia, find "Gregorian Calendar", & scroll down to "Months of the year" -  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gregorian_calendar#Months_of_the_year.



Also at - http://www.webexhibits.org/calendars/year-history.html & scroll down to "What Is The Origin of the Name of the Months of the Year?"  Find this area has a blue chart, but remember our calendar is from Pope Gregory & his "Gregorian Calendar".

Blessings

Monday, January 12, 2009

The Infamous Mark

Even the story of David & Goliath is about different faiths & believing in God. 1 Samuel 17:43-50 contains a deeper meaning to the symbolic usage of stone, gods, but for this study we will focus on the words "hand" & "forehead". Go to www.biblegateway.com, set preferences to King James Version (always), & look up "forehead". Notice, Ezekiel 3:7-9 where impudent is Hebrew for "hardheaded", & in Ezekiel 9:4, a mark makes men cry in repentance.

"Mark" -
- a memorial (Exodus 13:9) - a mark in one's memory to be remembered
- a sign (Exodus 13:9) - a mark that indicates something that has meaning  
- a token (Exodus 13:16) - a mark that is plainly indicated 
- a seal (Revelation 7:3) - a mark that is intended to preserve a certain characteristic
  
See Jeremiah 31:31-34; Hebrews 8:9-12; 10:22-24, but these all refer to the same place (the brain)...& the same thing (the conscience). Well, as God appeals to our conscience, we (like Abram) respond with the commitment of a made up mind (faith). We carry out that conscious decision with action (works).  See 1 Timothy 1:5,19; 3:9; Romans 2:15; Titus 1:15; & word search "pricked" & "heart", but remember, the heart pumps blood (it doesn't spark thoughts).

TRUTH or False - The works of your hands can provoke God to anger too.

People couldn't enter the Promised Land for 3 main reasons: unbelief, hardened hearts, & disobedience. This was a faith issue, as well as a "work" issue centered around believing in God, & resting in Him.

Forehead

Deuteronomy 11 teaches commandments through the whole entire chapter, & in verse 18, God says, "Therefore shall you lay up these My words in your heart & soul, & bind them for a sign (mark) upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes." In Romans 4:11, Abram was circumcised in his heart (faith), before he was circumcised physically (works).  Faith is housed in the forehead, heart, mind, soul, frontlets between the eyes, even inward parts.

*TRUTH or False – The Mark of the Beast is not the only mark; Satan has his mark, and God also gives His Mark in the form of God's Seal.
Revelation 7:3 & 9:4 connect God & forehead. Also, the Mark of God, is a seal, that names Him as the 1 & only Maker & Creator, & Exodus 20:8-11 pinpoints God's name, title & jurisdiction (the area over which God rules).
Notice Revelation 4:11; 10:6 & 14:7...what is God's name? Well, according to Exodus 20:1-20, he's the Creator. How? Well, He "made", & even Revelation 14, prior to burning up those who accept the Mark of the Beast, verse 7 advises us to worship Him who "made". Is this important?  Well, the name God comes from the fact that He made.  

That's why He's the Creator. God's name is written on their foreheads in Revelation 22:4 & 14:1. Nehemiah 9:6; Amos 9:6; Acts 4:24;14:15;17:24 name God as Maker & Creator. It's simple.  *So the answer to our TRUTH or False question is....? Well, go back & look at the question, then answer that yourself.

Hand
How does the hand symbolize "works"? Again, www.biblegateway.com, word search "hand work", & see the correlation yourself. Notice, works is an action verb that requires one "to do" with one's hand. Acts 4:28, "For to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done." 

TRUTH or False - Even what God does with His hands are His works.
TRUTH - See Psalm 28:5; 92:4; 111:7; 138:8 to verify, but David wrote, "I remember the days of old; I meditate on all thy works; I muse on the work of thy hands." Psalm 143:5

- Mark 6:2, "...mighty works are wrought by His hands?"
- Deuteronomy 2:7; 15:10; 16:15 - God blesses the works of thy hand.
- Hebrews 2:7 - Jesus was set over the works of our hands.
- Ecclesiastes 9:10 - Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work...
- Jeremiah 1:16; 25:6,7,14; 44:8 - works of your hands
- Acts 7:41 - People made idols..."and rejoiced in the works of their hands".

TRUTH - Jeremiah 25:7, "Yet ye have not hearkened unto me, saith the LORD; that ye might provoke me to anger with the works of your hands to your own hurt."

What kept people out of the Promised Land? Was it a "work" issue as in something God wanted them to do? Was it unbelief or related to faith somehow? Read Hebrews 3:10 to 4:1; Ezekiel 20:10-13,19-25.

Have You Remembered?

The Sabbath is the 4th of 10 Commandments, but was it observed after Jesus' death?

In the 5th century, Socrates Scholasticus Church History book 5 states:[28]
Nor is there less variation in regard to religious assemblies. For although almost all churches throughout the world celebrate the sacred mysteries on the sabbath of every week, yet the Christians of Alexandria and at Rome, on account of some ancient tradition, have ceased to do this.
Also in the 5th century, Sozomen Church History book 7 states:[29]
Assemblies are not held in all churches on the same time or manner. The people of Constantinople, and almost everywhere, assemble together on the Sabbath, as well as on the first day of the week, which custom is never observed at Rome or at Alexandria.


Whether you prefer world history or Bible history, the Sabbath was observed well after Jesus' death.

Rest = Sabbatismos
1) 7th Day Sabbath rest from works

2) Righteousness by Faith or right-works by faith
3) Rest in Heaven (The Promised Land)

Hebrews 4:9.
Sabbatismos in the original Greek is the word translated as "rest". Sabbatismos is used only once in the entire New Testament, and it means "keeping of a Sabbath". 


Greek is only used in the New Testament, so what does this mean? Well, Sabbatismos appears once in the whole entire King James Bible, that's what this means. 

I found the context of Hebrews 4:4 says, "...God did rest the seventh day from all his works". I also found that God's Sabbath is unchanged....period. 

The really obvious part of Sabbath is to remember to observe it out of obedience to The Faith. This also foreshadows rest in Heaven, but Hebrews 3 repeatedly warns against disobedience, unbelief, & hardened hearts. My point?

Remember the Sabbath (most forget), as it is dreadful how many church leaders teach that the Sabbath represents a future rest in "the Promised Land", but ignore a present rest from works as rest pertains to the Sabbath and Righteousnes by Faith.

Please understand, unbelief is a lack of faith, & hopefully the next pages will connect the dots in a way that you'll always remember.