THE MARK OF SUN-DAY A sign of "ecclesiastical authority"
How might a person that receives the “mark” of Sun-day be delivered?
The “mark” is the observance of “Sun-day”, which causes a person to profane the true 7th day Sabbath, the sign of the eternal Covenant (Ex 31:17, Ez 20:20). It is somewhat difficult for those without Torah (an allegorical reference for wisdom) to perceive how this enables some to buy and sell, while others to not buy and sell. As I often say, it is concealed in a sort of riddle at Revelation 13. The Roman Circus claims repeatedly that the day they call “Sun-day” is the “mark” of their authority (Daniel 7:25), having changed one of the 10 Commandments. By resting, and not working or even going out on the Sabbath, we can easily perceive that we are not prevented from buying and selling by “the beast” system, but rather we are not “able” to buy and sell because we love and obey the Torah.
The worldly beast system originally prevented all commerce to cease on the 1st
day of each week, prescribed by the Edict of Constantine in the year 321 CE
(enforced under penalty of death - persecution and “change” of law, Daniel
7:25). The dragon knows that alteration of Yahuah’s Word works, it has
always been used since the first deception in the garden. Constantine’s
policy of Sun-day continues to be promoted through the Roman Circus.
If this political power (posing as a religious institution) were to ever gain
global totalitarian authority, it would again impose its will upon the nations
in the form of “Sun-day laws”.
would claim to be serving their false messiah through obedience to the “holy
father”, certainly a title of blasphemy.
Now let’s address the question; how might a person that receives the “mark” of Sun-day be delivered?
There are indications expressed in Scripture that give hope for this perplexing
dilemma. Through repentance, and immersion into the Name of Yahusha, those
who discover through the teaching of the Truth that they have been deceived
can be delivered. I know, because I am one of those who bowed
their knee in genuflecting to a box, and who observed “Sun-day” for the first 18
years of my life. That person no longer exists, but died in the pledge
of obedience through water – called baptism – which we call immersion.
Many who currently observe “Sun-day” will face a time when they are given the
Truth, and it will be their response to the Truth that will seal their future.
Yahusha will not condemn anyone who sins in ignorance, it is willful
disobedience He is going to punish.
Luk 12:48: “But he who did not know, yet did what deserved flogging, shall be beaten with few. And everyone to whom much is given, from him much shall be demanded. And to whom much has been entrusted, from him much more shall be asked.”
Yahusha desires tender leniency, and the difference between receiving His wrath or His lovingkindness will be determined by what is in our hearts. He searches minds and hearts, knowing the motives behind our thoughts and actions. If we are without knowledge of His will, our conscience becomes our “Torah”, and our conscience informs us when we go against what we know to be right.
Rom 2:14-16: “For when gentiles, who do not have the Torah, by nature do what is in the Torah, although not having the Torah, they are a Torah to themselves, who show the work of the Torah written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and between themselves their thoughts accusing or even excusing, in the day when Elohim shall judge the secrets of men through יהושע Messiah, according to my Good News.”
If we are under delusions inherited from the father of lies yet are not rebellious in our heart against what we believe to be correct and truthful living, we are not responsible, and His blood covers the unintentional transgressions. We are especially precious to Him if we do not judge others, and He has told us to never do such a thing. Those who don’t make judgments about others, and forgive those who have harmed them, will find Yahusha to be lenient toward them in the day of their judgment. There may be many “Sun-day” keepers in the second resurrection at the Great White Throne Judgment who will humbly listen to their shortfalls because Yahusha knows their hearts. He knows their errors were not intentional rebellion. Those who know the will of Yahuah and do not obey Him will be another matter entirely, and we don’t judge them, but leave all judgment to our Master Yahusha. Given what we know concerning the “higher-calling”, the first resurrection, it is highly improbable that those in the first resurrection will include any “Sun-day” keeping individuals. The wise managers would not “feed” the household of faith (Yisrael) false teachings concerning the sign of the everlasting Covenant, the Sabbath.
May we all strive to be found in the first resurrection, not for our own welfare, but our love for the welfare of the lost and concern for their deliverance.
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