I had some thoughts as I read the below section from the Story of Redemption. Because of our knowledge and awareness, most SDAs will not fall prey to the ‘mark’ through normal means, but through falling to worship the ‘image’ of the beast.
“By this first beast is represented the Roman Church, an ecclesiastical body clothed with civil power, having authority to punish all dissenters. The image to the beast represents another religious body clothed with similar powers….When the churches of our land, uniting upon such points of faith as are held by them in common, shall influence the State to enforce their decrees and sustain their institutions, then will Protestant America have formed an image of the Roman hierarchy.
Then the true church will be assailed by persecution, as were God’s ancient people……The change of the Sabbath is the sign, or mark, of the authority of the Romish Church. Those who, understanding the claims of the fourth commandment, choose to observe the false in place of the true Sabbath, are thereby paying homage to that power by which alone it is commanded.” (Story of Redemption, pg 381-382)
Worship to the image will come before the mark. We see this happening NOW. We see pastors using their influence to force compliance to the current SeaVee lies/manipulation.
ANY pastor, no matter the denomination, who is using their position in the church to force compliance against conscience IS worshiping the image of the beast. ANY pastor.
As the fall out occurs from these SeaVee lies and manipulation (and vaccination), there will be a grassroots effort from the people to use the churches to force legislation regarding people getting ‘back to God.’
It will begin first as suggestions. Then, as things worsen (see how SeaVee is providing the indoctrination for the upcoming Sunday laws???), there will be stronger terms used.
At first, it will be any church. Just go to church. Then it will be more on the day of worship. **Some time in this, satan will make his counterfeit appearance as Christ. Those who do not know the Bible will be deceived.** Satan will say that God’s law has been changed and the day of worship is to be Sunday. THIS IS A LIE. God’s law has never changed. It will never change. Satan will also demonstrate a false resurrection. THIS is why it is important to know what the Bible says about the dead.
THEN, as laws are beginning to be enforced for Sunday worship, things get worse. Those who choose to walk in obedience to God’s law and worship on the Biblical Sabbath will no longer be able to buy and sell.
Then, because of the laws made against those walking in obedience, and the forced worship on the counterfeit Sabbath, God’s hands withdraw and man begins to feel the wrath of God, unmixed with mercy.
There will be a death decree for those who choose to walk in obedience. This is the time we must flee.
HOWEVER, once probation ends (related to the mandated Sunday laws), there will be no more martyrs. The plagues will fall upon those walking after the counterfeit. Those walking in obedience will be protected; will have their food and water provided.
Right now, God is calling His children out of the spiritual Babylon, the counterfeit worship. He is giving the warning NOW. If you wish to be protected from the future outpouring of God’s wrath, it is in the ‘ark’ we must be. We must rest in the ‘spiritual’ ark that resides in the Most Holies in God’s heavenly sanctuary.
I urge all who call themselves a child of God to study the Bible like never before. Allow the Bible to interpret itself. Read it without any ‘Jesuit’ filter you have been taught your whole life. Pray and seek God’s wisdom and guidance. THEN, as He brings you to truth, walk in obedience to that truth.
IF we do not walk in obedience as we learn new truths, God will leave us to our delusions. We will receive no new light.
Something to think about.