The Mark of the Beast
Genesis 1:27-28, 31, "God created (Heb. bara out of nothing) man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; [not "a" man, but Adam's entire race] male and female. And God blessed them [after their creation], and said, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the earth [when you are made flesh], and subdue it [in the millennium where there will be no further "multiplying"]: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moves upon the earth." Since we were created in His image, we were spirit—theophanies, like the Logos later made flesh. Being omniscient He visualized our ideal dominion over the birds of the air, the fishes in the sea, and the beasts of the field, and said to the Logos in which we were Attributes—a part of Him "without beginning of time nor end of life"—accounted justified, redeemed and glorified, "Let us make (Heb. asah: fashion from existing material) man in our image," transforming Spiritual thoughts to physical, material beings on earth to be tested by sin that they may overcome and prove they are Attributes, worthy to be redeemed and placed as Sons of God. "And God saw that all He had made was exceedingly good".
Before speaking His creative Word and even before He expressed the Logos by which all things were made God foreknew His trusted right-hand man Lucifer would betray Him by hybreeding His immutable Word with human reasoning from "Spirit and Eternal Life" (John 6:63) to death, causing the fall of Adam's race and by miscegenation with the Serpent, produce Cain's mutant race which is not from the Logos and irredeemable.
Ezekiel 28 says of Lucifer, "You seal the full measure of the stature of the perfect man [as it were], full of wisdom and complete in beauty. You have been in Eden the garden of God; clothed in every precious stone, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, wrought in beautiful settings of gold from the day you were created. I appointed you to be the anointed guardian cherub. You had access to the holy mountain of God, you walked amidst stones of fire [like "the paved work of sapphire" under the feet of Christ, the theophany of the God of Israel (Exodus 24:10, 17)]. You were perfect [wholesome, unimpaired, innocent, complete and entirely in accord with truth and fact] in your ways [conduct, course of life and moral character] from the day you were created, until iniquity was found in you".
Sin originated in heaven in the foreknowledge of our omniscient God, then Lucifer the overshadowing cherubim, Adam and his race, and Cain and his perverse race were manifest on earth to determine their own destiny by exercising their free moral agency, and what God had declared "exceedingly good" became corrupted through sin to death.
The descendants of Adam and the banished Cainites remained separated for a time, and type the Church and the World. The Cainites, with the restlessness of men alienated from God, were forever striving to transform the land of their exile into Satan's Eden instead of longing for a renewed heavens and renewed earth, and ceaselessly trying by intellectual cunning to palliate the curse rather than apprehend the mind of God and overcome by faith (Genesis 4:7). Condemned to wander, they were first to build a city where they could settle comfortably upon the cursed earth. To this very day Cain's people bare the mark of the beast, reasoning against the revealed Word of God by human wisdom. Oh, they worship the One true God and are religious, but "without faith it is impossible to please God: for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him" (Hebrews 11:6).
Cain's descendants are physical Serpent's seed whose genealogy stems from the Satan-incarnate Serpent, a giant man-like beast that seduced Eve and fathered Cain who is not in Adam's race and thus without a KINSMAN Redeemer.
God's Word calls for a total separation from unbelief. From the garden of Eden the seed of discrepancy—wisdom versus faith—has been the mark of the beast. Brother Branham and Jude warn us to separate ourselves from those of Adam's race who are spiritual Serpent's seed.
Brother Branham said, "Satan will make you all kind of promises, but he has nothing to give you, because he don't have nothing. He don't have no salvation. What is Satan? Anything contrary to the Word. He doesn't have salvation. He doesn't have Light. His kingdom is darkness; the end thereof is death. Darkness and death is Satan's kingdom. "Brother Branham, repeat it again. What is Satan's kingdom?" Anything contrary to the Word of God.
Now, that's cutting, but it's time for cutting. See? The branch, the tree, if it's going to bear, must be pruned. It's time. [Matthew 25:6; II Corinthians 6:14-18; I Thessalonians 4:16; Revelation 18:4].
Anything contrary to the precepts of God, the Word of God, is not God. What is it? What is sin? Righteousness perverted. What is death? Life perverted. What is the kingdom of Satan? Anything that's setting something to take the place of the Word, anything, any teaching. One word, just one word. You might believe every bit. Eve believed every bit of It to that one Word. That one Word's all she needed to disbelieve. That one Word is all you need to disbelieve" (Oneness, p. 11:55-57).
Jude 3-6, 11-15, "Beloved, while I was making every effort to write you about the salvation we have in common, I found it necessary to write appealing to you, to earnestly contend for the faith which was once and for all delivered to the saints. For certain people foreordained to condemnation, style themselves Christians: ungodly persons, who pervert the grace of our God and deny the Lord Jesus Christ our only Master and Lord."
"So I desire to remind you, though you were once fully informed, that God who saved a people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who did not believe. And the angels that did not abide in the present Truth of His unchanging Word, but fell by reasoning, He has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness for the judgment of the great day. . . Woe to them! For they walk in the way of Cain, and have surrendered to the error of Balaam [by substituting wisdom for THUS SAITH THE LORD (Revelation 2:14)] for reward and perished in Korah's revolt [against Moses' THUS SAITH THE LORD as many today are perishing in revolt against Brother Branham's THUS SAITH THE LORD]."
"These are blemishes in your love feasts . . . [like chemtrails]—clouds without water, carried along by winds [of human reasoning against the revealed Word]; fruitless trees in harvest time, twice dead, uprooted [from the Book of Life]; wildly raging waves of the sea [which will not exist in the renewed earth], casting up the foam of their own shame; wandering stars for whom the blackness of darkness is forever reserved. In the seventh generation from the first Adam Enoch prophesied of these saying of his vision, "I see the Lord coming [in the seventh generation from the last Adam] with ten thousands of His saints, to execute judgment upon all, and to convict all the ungodly of all their ungodly deeds which in their godlessness they have committed, and of all the harsh words these godless sinners have spoken against Him"."
Who are these godless sinners? What are their "ungodly deeds and harsh words"? Murderers, liars, thieves, politicians and car salesmen are certainly in the minority. They include deluded God-fearing men such as Caiaphas, his priests and elders, Roman popes, cardinals, bishops and priests, denominational ministers purveying the traditions of men that make the Word of God of no effect, and their denominational followers—Pharisees, Sadducees, Roman and Orthodox Catholics, (one time) Protestants, Seventh Day Adventists, Jehovah Witnesses and many in the circle of this Message preaching and believing "the letter without the Spirit" and ridiculous inventions. Every one a sincere clean-living law-abiding citizen trying to do God a service absolutely contrary to His revealed Word and on his road to perdition or at least the tribulation because his service is based upon human reasoning without faith and he is sincerely wrong. They bear the mark of the beast; Jesus, Peter, Jude and William Branham called them souls imprisoned in everlasting chains of darkness pending the judgment day.
Does this THUS SAITH THE LORD of Brother Branham and Jude mean anything at all? Do you seriously believe there are not dire consequences if you as a "hearer of the Word, are not a doer also" (James 1:23)? God will not override your free will, but if you are born-again neither will He suffer you to persist in such iniquity, "returning like a dog to the carnal reasoning you KNOW to be denominational vomit, and as a sow to its intellectual wallow," without severe chastisement as in kindness the good shepherd breaks the leg of a constantly truant sheep to make it follow the Master to clear waters and green pastures rather than trespass onto denominational badlands. You are bringing a reproach upon the Word and Body of Christ which may cost your life (I Corinthians 5:5; 11:27-33). As natural Israel was commanded to separate from the nations, Spiritual Israel, the Church, is commanded to separate from the denomi-nations. "You [spiritual] adulterers and adulteresses," says James 4:4, "don't you know that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God." If, on the other hand you are not born-again and not elect He will let you as a manpleaser continue "to crucify the Son of God unto yourself afresh, and put Him to an open shame" until your name is removed from the Book of Life, or you perish in martyrdom during the great tribulation at the hands of the false Christian friends you seek to please. If you are in doubt read Revelation 13:15-18, and I John 3:12, "And why did Cain murder Abel? Because his own deeds were evil and those of his half-brother were righteous." In other words, the "enmity" God placed between the righteous and unrighteous seed was the sole cause of the murder (Genesis 3:15).
In the days of His flesh our Lord did not fail to recognize the seed of the serpent in those denominational sinners whose contradiction He endured. "O generation of vipers," He cried, using a phrase which had already issued from the lips of John the Baptist (Matthew 3:7), "how can you, being evil, speak good things" (Matthew 12:34)? By these words He clearly designates the Pharisees as a brood of "that old Serpent, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world" (Revelation 12:9). Yet again He exclaims: "You Serpents, you generation of vipers, how can you escape the damnation of Hell" (Matthew 23:33-35). For being the Serpent's seed they must share the Serpent's fate.
God's Word calls for a total separation from unbelief. Esau was a gentleman in comparison to his deceitful mother's-boy brother. But Jacob esteemed the birthright and sought to serve God whereas Esau despised the birthright, sought to please man and married into the Serpent's seed. He took the mark of the beast and like worshippers in today's apostate churches "knew it not" when his name was removed from the Book of Life. "Our ministry of reconciliation" is not achieved by making friends with the mortal spirit and corruptible flesh of sinners which will perish with the world, but by delivering "the Word of reconciliation" to their inner man, then departing like the salesman who has the order, lest Satan revive unbelief through intellectual sophistry. Leave God's Word to strive with Satan in their soul; if they are elect they will receive His Word; if after the first and second admonition the Word for the hour is rejected, they are subverted in sin and condemned of themselves (II Corinthians 5:18-19; Titus 3:9-11).
The natural and spiritual Serpent's seed worship the Creator but have no promises from the Covenant-keeping God in which to rest. He came to Israel as "a the personal confirmation of His Covenant and as a Light to guide the nations to Him, to open the blind eyes [of His elect], to bring captives out of prison, and those who sit in darkness out of the houses of bondage. I am the Lord [Jesus Christ, Jehovah-Saviour]. That is My Name, and My glory I will not give to another" (Isaiah 42:5-8; Deuteronomy 6:4; Acts 2:36; 4:12).
From the very beginning we had Christ, the Tree of Life, and Lucifer, the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. The fruit of one was faith unto eternal Life, while the fruit of the other was knowledge and reasoning: anarchy unto damnation. The gift of knowledge in this life is fraught with peril: for our great task here is to learn the lesson of absolute dependence upon God, and entire submission to His will. It was the vision of knowledge which filled the breast of our mother Eve with impious aspirations, and made her listen to the Tempter when he bade her hope to be "as God." And it is an ominous fact, that, the first inventors of the arts and sciences were not the descendents of believing Seth, but of the deist and accursed murderer Cain (Genesis 5:9-26).
Deism is a philosophical belief based solely on reason and observation of the natural world, that accepts the existence of some form of Divine Being who created the universe, and then abandoned it, assuming no control over life, exerting no influence on natural phenomena, and giving no supernatural revelation. It sees no need for doctrinal governance or precise definition of the nature of the Deity and refutes the deity of Jesus Christ whom it considers first an angelic nature that became man, and attained to divinity through his life on earth. Many of the Founding Fathers of the United States were deists heavily influenced by Enlightenment philosophies. Theism is a philosophical belief in the existence of a divine reality distinct from creation. Theism is simply the opposite of atheism. Whatever this god (or gods) may be is irrelevant to the definition of theism as a word on its own, so that every religion is theistic but knowledge without revelation is death.
Brother Branham said, "The Tree of Knowledge produced clever men; men of renown. But their ways are the ways of death. God's people are simple but spiritual minded, leaning toward God and nature, calmly tilling the soil, caring for truth rather than wealth. The seed of the Serpent has brought tremendous commerce, wonderful inventions, but with it all comes death. Their gunpowder and atomic bombs kill in war; and in peace time their mechanical inventions, such as the car, kill even more in a time of peace than do the inventions of war destroy in times of trouble. Death and destruction are the fruits of her labors."
"But the [seed of the Serpent] are religious. They believe in God. They are like their father, the devil, and their ancestor, Cain. Both of them believed in God. They go to church. They mingle with the righteous as do tares mingle with the wheat. In so doing they corrupt and produce a Nicolaitane religion. They spread their poison in every effort to destroy the seed of God even as Cain killed Abel. There is no fear of God before their eyes" (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 107).
Apart from instituting marriage, instructing man to approach God through the sacrificial blood of an acceptable substitute, and the command that he earn his bread by the sweat of his brow, the Lord left him to seek His will by revelation but man did what was right in his own eyes free from the magistrate's sword in the ungoverned society into which Marx, Engels and Lenin promised Communism would evolve. But this experiment, like the disastrous and ongoing global experiment of Marxism demonstrates that sin is not eternal but ephemeral, tending to entropy, chaos and devolution rather than evolution.
"Thus the fitness of man for a condition of extreme liberty, and the worth of a trust in the innate justice supposed to lie at the bottom of the human heart, have been already tested by the Creator. Modern philosophers are urging a repetition of the experiment; but the history of the times of old proves the fallacy of their views. For the wickedness of man became great: all flesh corrupted its way upon the earth, and the earth was filled with violence. And as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of Man (Luke 17:26)" (G. H. Pember. Earth's Earliest Ages, p. 108:3).
I know many of you yearn for face-to-face fellowship with Brethren of like precious faith which is often not available. If we consider the two races we find that despite the fact Cain and Abel both worshipped God, Cain's worship was blasphemous because he offered the service of his hands and intellect without faith which denied the need for our sacrificial Substitute, Jesus Messiah. Since the revelation of Jesus Christ, Adam's race has compromised and accepted Cain's intellectual religion so that every individual, church and religion not walking in the Light of the present Truth is without faith and abomination to God together with their prayers, Bible-studies, and devotion (Revelation 18:4). As it was in the days of Noah when the election was found in just one man, Enoch, the natural and spiritual Serpent's seed are uniting against the Word so that we are few and true fellowship precious. Do not be discouraged for this is the way Jesus said it must be (Matthew 24:37). You may feel your testimony is ineffectual and compare our "little flock" with the antichrist churches when you should identify our situation with Bible prophecy, remembering how Noah witnessed for a century without a single convert. Remember also that your witness is not simply with the prospect of finding the last elect, it is an indictment to those who having rejected the Message of the hour have taken the mark of the beast: souls imprisoned now—spiritually dead while physically alive, for it is "proclaiming the day of vengeance of our God" (Isaiah 61:2b; Malachi 4:5-6; Revelation 17:1-5; 22:17-19).
As it was in the days of Noah contemporary man hopes to be so completely lord of the elements by scientific discoveries as to be independent of God, so that "no secret can be hidden from him" (Ezekiel 28:3) in the natural world, which is the only world that self-willed fools recognize. Paul prophesied, "because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved God shall send them a strong delusion, that they should believe a lie," which Brother Branham said is the same lie Satan told Eve, that "knowledge would make her as God, who loves us so dearly we will not surely die." And look at the fools worldwide who have fallen for the hoax of anthropogenic global warming and are prepared to surrender six thousand years of labouring against sin and submit to global taxation by Rothschild's IMF under the delusion atmospheric carbon dioxide is endangering the planet, when a far higher percentage would be a boon to all life on earth.
"Whenever Scripture lifts the veil, and allows us a momentary glimpse of the Kingdom of Darkness, we behold a community, malignant indeed, but perfect in order and government, and thirsting for the subjugation of the human race. For the empire of Satan cannot be completely organized till men be as obedient to demons as demons are to the rebel principalities and powers, and these last again to their great prince. And so, the denizens of the air are not merely stirring up an aimless revolt against God, but would fain annex the whole of our world to their own orderly dominion" (ibid. 153:3).
The mark of the beast began in Eden when Satan incarnate the Serpent who seduced Eve to bear his vicarious son, the mamser and first murderer, Cain, who is not in the genealogy of Adam's race and accursed of God as are his descendants. He was a child of Satan who sought to usurp the kingdom of Michael, who is Christ, by 'ethnic cleansing' through miscegenation which is genocide to Adam's race, because the offspring are not in the Book of Life, which is the genealogy of Adam, and irredeemable. We learn from Genesis 6 that by the time Noah was five hundred years of age the whole world was overspread by natural or spiritual Serpent's seed. "But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord. . . as a righteous man whose Adamic lineage was unimpaired, and he walked with God" (Genesis 6:8-9).
The work of the beast had made "the whole earth corrupt in God's sight, and filled with violence. . . for all humanity [was beastly] having perverted their way. And God said to Noah, "I have determined to make an end of humanity, for through them the earth is filled with violence; behold, I will destroy them with the earth".
The Prophet said, "Watch the spirits that come up out of Genesis and begin to raise up, watch that real classical, high classical church worship. Look at it back yonder in Cain; look at it today. Comes right down in, moves on down through into the Pharisees. And there's two sects of them: Pharisee and Sadducee. See, moves right on out, and look at it today in Catholicism and great moves like that, great beautiful places."
"But look at Abel with the little lamb (See?), just a common. . . Look at it in the days of Jesus. Look at it all the way down through the Scripture as you move it up, see how it is. We're living right then in that day that when God has called His church all the way down through, that little streak, little red streak that's come right down through the Bible all the way of the Blood-washed people" (C.O.D., p. 78:118-119).
Six thousand years later the children of the beast have imposed miscegenation under the subterfuge of "multiculturalism" upon the once Christian nations, 'ethnic cleansing' as Jesus foretold in Matthew 24:37. On January 12, 1952, one of their own announced, "We will openly reveal our identity with the races of Asia and Africa. I can state with assurance that the last generation of white children is now being born. Our Control Commissions will, in the interests of peace and wiping out inter-racial tensions, forbid the whites to mate with whites. The white women must cohabit with members of the dark races, the white men with black women. Thus the white race will disappear, for mixing the dark with the white means the end of the white man, and our most dangerous enemy will become only a memory" (Captain William Guy Carr, Pawns in the Game p. 104-106). The apostasy of our churches is such that so-called Christians who are not yet natural Serpent's seed are spiritual Serpent's seed, "without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots" (Jude 12; Revelation 20:14). Yet all things work together for good to those of Adam's race who love the Lord and are called according to His purpose regardless of the colour of their skin.
Naturally man is increased with goods and has need of nothing, while Spiritually he is wretched and miserable, poor, blind to the faith, naked of the Blood, and knows it not. The United States Supreme Court, for the first time in its history, became devoid of Protestant representation with the confirmation of Jewess Elena Kagan; simultaneously the Claremont School of Theology (founded in 1885 and affiliated with the United Methodist Church) when analyzing the future of American religion concluded at its 2010 Theology After Google Conference that "technology must be embraced" for Christianity to survive! They have taken the mark of the beast "and know it not." The know nothing of Amos 3:7, Malachi 4:5-6, Matthew 17:11, Revelation 10:7 and the ministry of God's vindicated prophet, William Branham. It is Jesus Christ we must embrace by faith, not knowledge of technology!
God sent us a prophet to restore the faith of our apostolic fathers by the revelation of the Seven Thunders of Revelation 10 which are the revelations contained in the Seven Seals and call the wise and foolish virgin out of EVERY denominational and non-denominational church into the unity of the faith that we may grow to maturity into the image of the perfect Man, Jesus Christ, for the manifestation of the Sons of God and the translation.
When just at the summit of blasphemous self-glorification, "The Lord will come with Fire, and with His chariots like a whirlwind, to render His anger with fury, and His rebuke with flames of Fire. For by Fire and by His sword He will plead with all flesh: and the slain of the Lord will be many" (Isaiah 66:15-16). Then He will cast these self-deceivers with the Satan-incarnate false prophet or Beast into the pit (Revelation 16:17-21; 19:20; 20:10).