Worship Not the Beast With 666

Study No. 102

  In Revelation 14:9-11 the Bible says "If any man worship the beast . . . . The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God . . . . and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone . . . . they have no rest day nor night who worship the beast . . . ."

Revelation 20:4 says, "and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus . . . and which had not worshipped the beast . . . . and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years."

1. Who and what is the beast?

Daniel 7:2-4, "Daniel spake and said, I saw in my vision by night . . . . And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another."

2. What were these beasts like?

Daniel 7:4-7, "The first was like a lion . . . second, like to a bear . . . another, like a leopard . . . a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible . . . diverse . . . [having] ten horns."

3. Has the Bible an answer, or interpretation to what the beasts really mean?

II Peter 1:20-21, "Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture [Bible] is of any private interpretation . . . but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Spirit."

Daniel 7:16-17, "I came near . . . . and asked him the truth of all this [the beast]."

4. Was the interpretation given to Daniel?

Daniel 7:16-17 "So he told me, and made me to know the interpretation of the things. These great beasts, which are four, are four kings, which shall arise out of the earth."

5. Have we more proof that a king is called a beast prophetically?

Ezekiel 29:2-3, "Son of man, set thy face against Pharaoh king of Egypt . . . and say Thus saith the Lord God, Behold, I am against thee, Pharaoh king of Egypt, the great dragon . . . ." Also in Revelation 12:3-5, King Herod was used by the dragon who was Satan the Devil, to attempt to kill Jesus as soon as he was born. In spite of many children being killed, the attempt failed. (See Matthew 2:16.)

6. Which of the four beasts (kings) caused Daniel a great concern?

Daniel 7:19-21, "Then I would know the truth of the fourth beast, which was diverse from all the others, exceeding dreadful . . . . And of the ten horns that were in his head . . . ."

7. Is that all that terrified Daniel about the fourth beast?

Daniel 7:20-21, "I would know the truth of the fourth beast, of the ten horns that were in his head, and of the other [HORN] which came up . . . even of that horn that had eyes, and a mouth that spake very great things . . . [for I saw] the same horn [that had eyes and mouth] made war with the saints and prevailed against them."

8. We are told, the four great beasts are four kings. What is the scope of their dominion or Empire?

Daniel 7:23 "The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth . . . and shall devour the whole earth . . . ."

9. Has this prophecy of four beasts been fulfilled?

Yes! The first beast was the Babylonian Empire under the leadership of Nebuchadnezzar, See Daniel 2:36-38. The second is the Medo-Persian Empire under the leadership of Darius and Cyrus, Daniel 2:39, Daniel 5:25-31. The third is the Grecian Empire under the leadership of Alexander the Great, see Daniel 2:39, Daniel 8:3-7, 20-21.

10. What is the next Empire that took power from the Grecian Empire?

By many notable facts and histories, it is confirmed that the Roman Empire took power from Greece after the death of Alexander the Great (see The March of Civilization, page 46-55).

11. The Bible says that out of this fourth kingdom (Roman Empire) came a little horn (king). What is and what will this little horn (king) do?

Daniel 7:25, "And he shall speak great words [blasphemy] against the Most High [God] . . . ."

12. Is that all that the king will do?

Daniel 7:25, He "shall wear out [persecute] the saints of the most High and think to change times and laws" [Good News Bible: "religious laws and festivals" i.e. Feast of Passover, Pentecost, Tabernacles]. See also New International Bible or Amplified Bible.

13. Throughout the history of the Roman Empire, what king or ruler has tampered with the law of God and His feasts by changing them?

Revelation 17:1-15 describes the Roman (universal) Catholic Church. The Nigerian Igbo Catechism of the Catholic Church on pages 7 and 66 shows how they changed the Commandments of God and His Feasts. The Roman Catholic Church agrees that the great harlot is Rome, as written in their R.S.V. Bible under Revelation 17:1. The RSV also interpreted fornication as idolatry and also says the great Harlot (Rome) is universal (Catholic), verse 15.

14. Can you please para-phrase this?

Revelation 17:1-2, 15 shows the angel saying, Come, I will show you the great universal Roman (catholic church power) that compels the whole world to observe idolatrous practices.

15. Have you any more facts and evidence that the Roman Catholic Church is (a) the little horn, (b) the great harlot (c) allied with the beast with 666, as in Daniel 7:25, Revelation 17:1-2, 13:1-2, 18?

(a) To prove that he is the little Horn/King who will persecute the saints, change Godís laws, and Feasts, I quote the March of Civilization page 111 where a Catholic leader Philip II of Spain resolved to stamp out Christians who opposed the doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church. Also see Virtues Catholic Encyclopedia Volume II E-M, page 502 about John Hus, who was burnt to death at the Council of Constance because he preached the truth in 1415 A.D. The Catholic Church speaks great words against the MOST HIGH. The beast even ascribed to himself the name, ROCK OF AGES.

When Pope John Paul II visited Enugu, Nigeria in February 1982, posters and handbills were distributed with his picture entitled "Rock of Ages." What blasphemy! The LORD is the only ROCK, not a man, Psalms 18:31. The Bible says that the beast has a name of blasphemy upon his head. See Revelation 13:1.

The beast (little horn) will change Godís laws and feasts, (Daniel 7:25). No church other than the Roman Catholic Church has changed the laws and feasts. Quoting from Nigerian Igbo Catechism, page 7, questions 15 and 17 it is written, "we introduce a tradition that is not written in the Bible by removing the Sabbath day [Saturday] command and replacing it with Sunday which was not found written in the Bible." To show that they changed the feasts of God, see page 66, question 325 of the Igbo Catechism of the Roman Catholic Church. They changed the feasts of God which are Passover/Lordís Supper, Pentecost, and Tabernacles, replacing Bible Holy Days with idolatrous practices which are christened Christmas, Ascension, Assumption and All Saints Day.

The Bible says three times in a year shall you keep feasts unto God: the Feasts of Unleavened Bread, Pentecost, and Tabernacles, see Deuteronomy 16:16, I Corinthians 5:7-8. Paul said in Galatians 1:8 that if an Angel or any one preaches any other gospel unto you other than the one written in the Bible, let him be accursed. Again the Bible says in Revelation 22:18-19, Proverbs 30:6, Deuteronomy 4:2, and Deuteronomy 5:22 not to add or subtract from the Bible.

This beast, the great harlot (the Catholic Church) willfully and arrogantly defied the God of heaven and earth by removing from the Bible and ADDING HER OWN TRADITION!

(b) To prove that the Roman Catholic Church is the great harlot of Revelation 17:1-3, we cite the Catholic Edition of the Revised Standard Version of the Bible, commentary section of Revelation 17:1-2, page 253. They said that the great harlot is the Roman Church and that she made the whole world to worship idols. Verse 15 said that she is Universal (Catholic). I call to remembrance that posters and hand bills placed on our major streets at Enugu during the visit of Pope John Paul II to Nigeria February 12-17, 1982, had the Latin inscription "TOTUS TUUS" meaning "I dedicate the whole world," nations and peoples to the blessed virgin mother the Queen of heaven (IDOLATRY). To prove that the queen of heaven is an idol see Jeremiah 7:16-20. So this queen of heaven had existed even before Mary the mother of Christ was born.

John 3:13 says, "No man hath ascended up to heaven, but . . . the Son of Man." Paul said in Hebrews 11:13 that Abel, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, David, Samuel, etc. all died in faith but had not yet received the promises. Where are the dead saints now? Jesus said in John 5:28-29, "Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves [both righteous and sinners] shall hear his voice, And shall come forth [out from the grave] . . . ." When will the Saints come out from the grave? Paul said in I Thessalonians 4:13-18 that when the trumpet of God shall sound, the righteous will first come forth out of the grave.

Do the saints that are dead know what is happening here so as to help us? They donít know, neither see, or hear about us, Job 14:10, 21, Ecclesiastes 9:10. What does it mean to call upon that which does not see, hear, smell etc? It means to worship an idol. Therefore for Catholics to call upon the so-called Mary, Peter, and Paul is pure idol worship and paganism.

(c) Is the Roman (Catholic) church allied with the 666 beast?

The founder and first king of Rome was Romulus. The Roman Empire was named after him, and each citizen of Rome bore his name: Roman. We are to count the number of the name of the beast, Revelation 13:11-18. The apostle John wrote Revelation in the Greek language. In Greek, the word for "Roman" is Lateinos, meaning "Latin Kingdom." In the Greek language, certain letters were equivalent to numbers, much like the Roman numerals (XII for twelve, etc.). Lateinos in Greek numerals adds up to 666:

L 30

A 1

T 300

E 5

I 10

N 50

O 70

S 200

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TOTAL 666

Romulus in Hebrew is ROMIITH, which also totals 666 using Hebrew numerals. The founder of Rome, the name of the kingdom, and each of its subjects bears the number 666. The Roman Empire is the beast with the number 666. Papal Rome made Latin its official language. The Roman Catholic Church, like the Roman Empire which it is patterned after, is identified with 666.

Revelation 13:1-10 describes the beast civil governmental power, the Roman Empire. Revelation 13:11-18 describes "another beast" with two horns that looks like a lamb (appears to be Christ-like) yet speaks as a dragon (Satan). This is the Roman Catholic Church, the one that deceives the world with false miracles, such as Lourdes. It is the image (pattern) of the Roman Empire. These two work together to enforce the mark of the beast, to make all peoples follow pagan Roman holidays such as Sunday.

16. Why do you preach this type of message?

Paul said in I Thessalonians 2:1-12 that this man of sin (the beast) must be exposed, together with his idolatrous doctrines before Christ comes. Also Jesus said every tree (teaching) which my Father had not planted must be rooted up. See Matthew 15:13. If the blind lead the blind they both will fall into a ditch.

17. Will those who keep Sunday in place of Sabbath (Saturday), Christmas and Con-ventions and Campmeetings in place of the Holy Days etc. enter into the Kingdom of God?

Romans 6:16 says to him whom you surrender yourself to be his servant, you are his servant whom you obey. The beast says to remember Sunday, keep it holy, while God says to remember the Sabbath Day to keep it holy. Whom do you obey? The Bible says in Revelation 14:11 that those who worship the beast will be in torment in the lake of fire.

 

SUMMARY

Your share of either Godís Kingdom or hell (eternal death) depends solely on your choice today. Therefore, make a wise decision and live, for why will you die in your sin? Ezekiel 18:31. Be not among those that will come on that great judgment day saying, have not we used your name to cast out devils etc. Thatís true, Jesus will say, but you are a worker of iniquity, Matthew 7:21-23.

Oh! What a wonderful revelation is this, that God reveals this mystery to me and you today. Now my friend you are on the way to destruction if you do not stop and think of your salvation only through Jesus Christ. If it had been in my power to carry or drag you to Jesus I would have done so. Alas, it is not in my power but you must come by yourself for Jesus said, "he that cometh unto me I will in no wise cast him out" John 6:37.

If you refuse, I tell you, you may be on the church pew, very busy with church work, and yet be sliding down the horrible pit into hell fire. Because you are bound by the chains of beast worship, Sabbath breaking, tobacco smoking, drunkenness, fornication, adultery, lying, stealing, gossiping, murder, pride, Sunday keeping, wickedness, abortion, etc. So you must be converted, changed, to free yourself from wearing of amulets, charms, talismans, on your waist, some on your door posts, under the pillow, some in your pockets, etc. You may be baptized, confirmed, and receiving sacraments but thatís not what I mean by being begotten anew. You must be transformed, a sudden change of your whole life, from sinfulness to righteousness, from old, polluted degraded lives to a new creature, leading holy, pure, and blameless lives. See Colossians 3:1-17. For without holiness no man shall see the Lord, Hebrews 12:14.

The only way to be saved mothers, fathers, ladies and gentlemen, catechists, pastors, choristers, church goers is Jesus Christ, the author and finisher of our faith, Hebrews 12:2. Therefore, allow him to come into your lives to destroy all that the devil has planted in you, I John 3:8. Do you think you can escape (without Christ) the damnation of hell fire, you fornicators, polygamists, murderers, sorcerers, idol worshipers, members of secret societies, dirty social clubs, occultic prayer houses, etc. Call upon Jesus Christ to save you from dishonesty, bribery, beast worship (i.e. Sunday worship) Sabbath breaking, slandering, preaching heresy. "For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life" John 3:16.

Jesus died for you, the just for the unjust, to wash away all your sins. Therefore, call upon His name now, and thou shalt be saved. Obey Him, repent and be baptized, and receive the Holy Spirit. Worship God, not the Beast with 666. Remember that "except you repent you shall all likewise perish" Luke 13:3,5. "If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness" I John 1:8,9.

ó written by John I. Ajalli, Nigeria, West Africa W

 

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