by Shepherds Chapel
Let us see if we cannot dispel some of the mysteries that are connected with and have been passed on from generation-to-generation concerning this mark of the beast. Let us realize first, that we live in a real world, and that God does not deal with comic book or fictitious characters, beasts, animals. However, He does use symbols to indicate powers in the world today, saying more than is actually written. And if we look at it as animals or beasts we miss the whole truth. I hope that in this lecture we can prove who the beast is, where he will appear, and who he will appear to. If we look for a grotesque monster we’re going to be deceived, you can be assured of that. So let’s simplify by going to the word of God which will always simplify, we can be assured of that.
Let’s go to the book of Revelation, the 13th chapter, which deals with this situation. Many people state that the book of Revelation is not to be understood, but the very word itself means to uncover or reveal, and you are to understand it, so let us understand it.
Let us begin in chapter 13 verse 1, with a word of wisdom from our heavenly Father, Amen.
Rev 13:1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
Water, in Revelation as you will find in the 17th chapter, will symbolize people.
Rev 17:15 And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.
And what he is saying is from the peoples of the world I observed a beast rise up. The 7 heads are 7 dominions, or you could even say 7 kingdoms, being powers ruled by the 10 world leaders. In other words, what we have is a one-world system or what is prophesied many other times in the bible as “one worldism”, or a “one world system”. Let us turn to the 17th chapter concerning the beast of this Revelation. In 17:3 we read:
Rev 17:3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.
Rev 17:4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: Rev 17:5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
So we see here that this mystery is connected with Babylon. What does Babylon mean? It comes from the base root “Babel” which means confusion, and this being a state of confusion; that confusion being in part, that which has to do with you, is Babylon, and the confusion in the one world system taught by man. Now who are the 10 heads? Let’s look at it. There will be 10 men taking hold, out of the world, to bring about a state of confusion concerning One Worldism that will rise upon these people. Now let’s go back to verse 13. You must understand that there are two beast mentioned in this 13th chapter. You must understand this. This 1st beast with multiple heads is a political system. But when we get to the 11th verse of this chapter you will find a religious or single beast which is Satan, “defacto”. It will be a one world system that will ultimately have this one “beast” ruler that will take over from the 10 leaders of the 10 continents.
And what rides upon the world that brings about One Worldism? A state of confusion which brings about Babel or confusion upon the heads of people, but the Truth shall dispel the lies, and you find that truth in God’s Word, detailing those events that consummate the end of this age, which are well written in this letter that your Father has written to you. God’s elect will stand against this one world system in as much as they are the witnesses of God. Let’s continue with verse 2 in chapter 13.
Rev 13:2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard,
A political system that is what this is.
…and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.
We see within this that the dragon that is written in Revelation, chapter 20, is the devil.
Rev 20:2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,
Which leads this particular beast which is symbolic of various nations or stations. The leopard, itself, you can relate to the book of Daniel. To the panther or the leopard, their spot is not our spot. The bear will always have to do with Russia that old iron curtain nation which is fallen, yet not fallen completely and we shall hear more of it as we continue in this study. The lion is that which is symbolic of the tribe of Judea. Confusion? You bet. The old dragon is the leader of this particular group. Verse 3:
Rev 13:3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.
How does a political beast receive a deadly wound? Certainly not a physical wound to an individual, but as they cry, Peace! Peace! Peace! You hear of the peace conferences and the New World Order. As you here of it today, it is that system, the so-called “peace system” that will receive a deadly wound. So how does a system receive a deadly wound? It receives that wound by the peace being broken. Now let’s pick it up in 4:
Rev 13:4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?
Naturally, it is very difficult or impossible to make war with a nation if all nations are one and involved in a one world system. Who can make war with a one world system? No one, with the exception that it is lead by the dragon, of course the dragon being the enemy of Christ. Yet God’s elect shall make this stand.
It is important that you know what they worshipped. They worshipped the dragon, which is to say, Satan, the one world ruler which will fulfill his role as antichrist. Physically no one could make war because there is total agreement in a One World System. Let’s go on with 5:
Rev 13:5 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.
Of course 42 months is the equivalent of 3 ½ years, but where months are utilized in prophecy months means moons and they are always related to the night or darkness, which is to say Satan’s time. Therefore prophecy that is given in months has to do with Satan, that great dragon and the old devil. In Rev 20:2 and Rev 12:7, we see the 3 ½ approximate rule in which this reign shall transpire. Let there be no mistake. But it is written in Mark 13 that the elect will not be deceived by this one, but will do things by our Father and on His behalf, which we will be getting to as we come further along. Lets continue with 6:
Rev 13:6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.
As Satan comes as “instead of Christ” which is the correct translation for “antichrist”, we see that he stands in the temple of God, claiming to be God.
Rev 13:7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
Mark it. Nations means “all the world”.
Rev 13:8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
This is a deep verse in as much as destiny is involved for those that are chosen in Eph.1:4; chosen from the foundation of the world, those that will serve Him. Could it be that you have a destiny? There are people in this earth now who are beginning to have their eyes opened and their ears opened as to what this political world situation is developing in to and they know that they do have a destiny. This controversy that is between Christ and antichrist, which is to say Satan, will continue. Most of the world will be deceived. My question would be to you is, will you be deceived? Will you understand the mark of the beast? Are you familiar with God’s word? He wrote this letter to you. Do you love Him? Then He certainly loves you. Follow Him. Listen to Him. Verse 9:
Rev 13:9 If any man have an ear, let him hear. Now as a student of God’s word you must understand that he is about to say something important. Do you have ears to hear?
Rev 13:10 He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.
Do you want to be in captivity to Satan or in captivity to Christ Himself? In His sheepfold where by the Shepherd always protects His own. Are you ready to stand against a one world political system, allowing Him through that Spirit to use you? Let’s investigate this word beast as it is written in the book of Revelation as it is stated in the Greek manuscripts. Beast is simply a living thing. And now we are about to come to the religious beast a living creature. Who? Well, if they worship the dragon, let that be a bit of a clue. Aright? Let’s look now at this 2nd beast in this 13 chapter, the religious beast and the deceiver.
Rev 13:11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb ,
That’s to say he looked like the lamb. He looked like Christ, even the Lamb slain, and he spake as a dragon. So we see that we have the dragon playing the role as the Lamb of God or Messiah and he is coming as “instead of Christ”, which means “antichrist” in the Greek. I wonder how many will be deceived at that time. We are told that most of the world will wonder after him in his supernatural ability, claiming to be the Lamb of God that has come to rapture people away. It is very important that you understand that this is a political system 1st, then this religious beast who causes all these to follow after the false system and to worship him as Christ. This is the confusion; this is Babel to those that do not have eyes to see.
Rev 13:12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
This means that he prospers through one world control and causes the world to join in and become a part it. Verse 13:
Rev 13:13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,
Meaning visible right in front of them and as a result they will worship and follow him because of his performing these miracles in their very site. If people today will worship a rock star, practically, well when they see a supernatural being that can snap his fingers and fire come from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, with these miracles, many will be deceived. My question would be, will you be deceived when your father let’s you know that this particular religious beast will perform these miracles in your sight; the dragon being the most beautiful of the arch angels as it is written of regarding the king of Tyre in Ezekiel, chapter 28?
Rev 13:14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast;
That’s the political system
…saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
That they should make an image of this one world political system, and any time you see an image, even on television with world coverage of the one world system that brings peace and prosperity brought by the religious beast.
Rev 13:15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
This is a strong statement. Our people are not equipped mentally to deal with something of this nature; something supernatural, giving life to this system with his supernatural ability. That he would make it seem as though it was God’s kingdom on earth. However, as he is the prince of the air, it is satan’s kingdom on earth that God allows to deceive as many as he would.
Rev 13:16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
Let’s look at this very closely. Let’s look at what is commonly taught as the mark of the beast, like a bar-code or a 666 tattooed on the forehead. This would deceive no one. It clearly states here that this is in the forehead. What is IN your forehead? Your brain, your thinking process, your mind. Be sure to use your mind to make certain that you are not deceived in this end time. These people that are expecting that this so-called beast will insist that you wear something on your forehead, well that would deceive no one. Every Christian would recognize 666 and run from it. No, it’s in the forehead. A world religious system able to perform supernatural acts in the site of men. What about you? Will you be deceived? Again I pray not. Don’t be carried away in the great apostasy. Stand for the true Christ for His word has warned you here. It is not a tattoo. It is not a mark that you can see. It is your mind causing you to worship someone else. Listen carefully.
Rev 13:17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
When Satan gets here it will be difficult for some to buy or sell without taking the mark. If you cannot receive food or anything else other than by worshipping him, then know that our Shepherd is able to feed His people. He will always take care of us. God has stated “touch not mine elect, touch not mine anointed”. How strong is your faith? He can take care of you where ever you are. Verse 18:
Rev 13:18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.
We will be coming back to explain in detail this man. The word count in the Greek here is:
G5585 -psay-fid’-zo - From G5586; to use pebbles in enumeration, that is, (genitive case) to compute: - count. To count using stones over a long period of time.
This mark was present for many years. Are you familiar with it? We are going to take a look at it before we come back to this verse. What we are looking at is not some monster with 7 heads and 10 horns, but a religious leader over a One World system, deceiving people into thinking that he is Christ himself. Now let’s go to the epistles of John to teach, if we may, from Gods Word how you can discern this mark.
1 Jo 2:18 Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.
Now there are people that pretend they are from Christ, but are not they are called Kenites. Skip on to verse 22:
1 Jo 2:22 Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.
We have here what constitutes an antichrist.
1 Jo 2:23 Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.
We know that many people in Judea do not except Christ, but that is not to say that they are antichrist. The word Jew means Ioudaios in the Greek
G2453 - Ioudaios - ee-oo-dah’-yos From G2448 (in the sense of G2455 as a country); udaean, that is, belonging to Jehudah: - Jew (-ess), of Juda. A resident of Judea.
We will go to Revelation 2:9 later so we can look at this. Be careful not to blame our brother Judah for that which the Kenites have done. What constitutes an antichrist? One that denies the Christ. Lets go to Thessalonians 2, Paul speaking:
2 Th 2:1 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
This is Christ coming back this earth and us gathering back to Him.
2 Th 2:2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
Don’t you believe anyone other than the word of God. He is speaking here about a letter. This letter was the 1st book of Thessalonians that the Thessalonians misunderstood. This is where they misunderstand and get the rapture.
2 Th 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first,
This falling away is the apostasy or the confusion brought on by Babel. It must come 1st before we gather back to Christ and that man, NOT a beast, of sin be revealed, the son of perdition:
PERDITION: G684 - apoÌ„leia ap-o’-li-a - From a presumed derivative of G622; ruin or loss (physical, spiritual or eternal): - damnable (-nation), destruction, die, perdition, X perish, pernicious ways, waste.
One of the base roots of Satan’s names, and there is only one son that is announced already to perdition which is to say to perish, and that is Satan himself; meaning what? Christ will not return, and don’t let any letter or spirit deceive you, He will NOT return to this earth until this son of perdition appears on earth first.
2 Th 2:4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. In Jerusalem.
Now let’s get this real good. Before Christ returns to this earth Paul tells us this false one, this son that perishes, must sit in Jerusalem claiming to be God or Jesus, which is to say “instead of Christ” or “antichrist”.
2 Th 2:5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you,
I told you these things.
2 Th 2:6 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.
2 Th 2:7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
In the Greek there is only a transitive verb which cannot stand alone. It has no subject or object. Therefore it must connect back to “he”, that which was spoken of through verses 4 and 6. The verb must transfer back to that one that sits in the place claiming to be Christ, but in fact is the son that perishes. You will find in Revelation 12:7 that it is Michael that casts this evil one out on to the earth along with his angel and that he will play the role of this antichrist.
2 Th 2:8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
In other words, when the true Christ returns to this earth, His mouth and tongue of Revelation 1:16, (His voice is that two edge sword)… the truth that will dispel the lies and destroy them and discover this one in his lies as he has deceived the world. Let’s continue building the documentation to that.
2 Th 2:9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,…
The deception, those miracles, the snapping of the fingers with lightning and fire coming from heaven... Will he deceive you? I think not!
2 Th 2:10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
It is real sad that people will listen to man and church systems rather than reading God’s Word in its simplicity.
2 Th 2:11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
Will you believe that lie? The majority will. It is written. It is Fathers word that states they will. Satan is very intelligent. He is not some 666 mark but an entity that works supernatural powers.
2 Th 2:12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
2 Th 2:13 But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:
Beloved do you understand God’s word in its simplicity? In the simplicity which Christ taught? Let’s learn more of this man, this entity, from God’s Word; not from some tradition, but from the Word of God. We are going to go to Isaiah, one of the greatest prophets, and in this fourteenth chapter we are going to learn of this false one and where it actually speaks to Lucifer.
Isa 14:12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! Isa 14:13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
The crowned throne was always on the north side. Satan is saying here, I am above God. I am above everyone.
Isa 14:14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
I will be GOD, that is what he is saying. Did Paul not adequately express this in 2 Thessalonians, chapter 2?
Isa 14:15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.
That pit is the abyss that we read of in Revelation, chapter 20, as we near the time of the millennium.
Isa 14:16 They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms;
Is this the man that took all the kingdoms of the world and brought into being a one world system? Though supernatural a certain man “ish” in the Hebrew, the dragon, satan Lucifer.
Isa 14:17 That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?
In other words would not allow the truth to come forth, but would captivate by his lies and his Babel and confusion, and miss lead the world.
Isa 14:18 All the kings of the nations, even all of them, lie in glory, every one in his own house.
The kings of the earth that follow him will at least have a decent burial.
Isa 14:19 But thou art cast out of thy grave like an abominable branch, and as the raiment of those that are slain, thrust through with a sword, that go down to the stones of the pit; as a carcass trodden under feet.
He’s not even going to have a decent burial. Make a note of the word “stones” as it is used here. Remember the word “count” as I told you from Revelation 13:18 and that you would count that number of the beast from that numeration of stones.
Make a mental note of it. We are in the first advent, THIS dispensation. We have the millennium coming up. People have Satan drawn up in their minds as a demon in red long handle underwear with two big horns and a pitch fork. But I want you to know from the book of Ezekiel, chapter 28 exactly what he does look like so that you will be able to recognize him. Don’t allow this one to deceive you. God’s letter was written to you. Do you listen to man, or do you listen to our Father? Don’t listen to any man without checking him out; not this man or any other man without checking him out in the word of God.
I want to explain the word Tyrus in the Hebrew, it means “rock” or “stone”. This is the stone you must count; knowing this one, this certain man, Lucifer. Is this the man? You will know it is that man. Now we learn in verse 2 of chap. 28. let’s read it.
Eze 28:2 Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyrus, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thine heart is lifted up, and thou hast said, I am a God, I sit in the seat of God, in the midst of the seas; yet thou art a man, and not God, though thou set thine heart as the heart of God:
So we see the pride of this one that is “ish” in the Hebrew; only a man, a man that God created who is satan himself. Why is he called a man? Well, we’ll find out before we finish this chapter.
Eze 28:3 Behold, thou art wiser than Daniel; there is no secret that they can hide from thee:
You remember the wisdom of Daniel, the discerner of dreams? But this one is supernatural and you must be prepared for that.
Eze 28:4 With thy wisdom and with thine understanding thou hast gotten thee riches, and hast gotten gold and silver into thy treasures:
Tyre was a city of commerce that was a “type” (a parallel example) for this situation that is carried out, even to the supernatural.
Eze 28:5 By thy great wisdom and by thy traffick hast thou increased thy riches, and thine heart is lifted up because of thy riches:
In other words thru commerce he is able to make gains in this world by using the people of this world.
Eze 28:6 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thou hast set thine heart as the heart of God; Eze 28:7 Behold, therefore I will bring strangers upon thee, the terrible of the nations: and they shall draw their swords against the beauty of thy wisdom, and they shall defile thy brightness.
I want you to know that he is not a grotesque beast. His beauty is mentioned here, and he is a pretty-boy. Isaiah, chapter 14: is this the man?
Eze 28:8 They shall bring thee down to the pit, and thou shalt die the deaths of them that are slain in the midst of the seas.
Eze 28:9 Wilt thou yet say before him that slayeth thee, I am God? but thou shalt be a man, and no God, in the hand of him that slayeth thee.
Jesus Christ with that sword of truth will destroy his lies and as Christ Himself stated in Hebrew 2:14:
Heb 2:14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;
Eze 28:10 Thou shalt die the deaths of the uncircumcised by the hand of strangers: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD.
And we see that he will die. As a matter of fact, we’ll see in this chapter, he is sentenced to death.
Eze 28:11 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
Eze 28:12 Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.
Now what this does, we are going now to a time before he was the prince; here he was the king before he was demoted. Here he is described when he was in that full pattern, full of wisdom and full of beauty.
Eze 28:13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.
Note that he was in the garden of God. In other words he was not born, but God created him; the arch angel that has fallen. We are going to find out which cherub we are talking about here in a moment, but here we see him not as something ugly, not something or someone in red long handle underwear with horns, but beautiful. Now his position:
Eze 28:14 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.
That’s right on God’s altar, and the cherub that covereth, the cherub that’s supposed to cover the mercy seat.
Eze 28:15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.
In other words he stopped loving God and began to take pride in himself; that one that was to protect the mercy seat wanted to be seated upon it. In other words, he that was to protect the seat of Christ, but instead, he wanted to be Christ. He wanted to be that Son of God. Although God created him, as He did all others, His pride within himself brought about his failure, though full of beauty. Be prepared my friend. He will be cast from heaven on to this earth as it is written in Revelation 12:7. Picture if you would in your mind the ark that Moses was commanded by God to build with a cherub on each end of the mercy seat. This was Satan’s position in the world that was.
Eze 28:16 By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.
In other words you are demoted from that seat at the place at the altar. What a let down this must have been to this one that was so proud.
Eze 28:17 Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.
This took place when that first earth-age was destroyed. Many are not familiar with that first earth-age. It was ended at Satan’s rebellion, at the overthrow. That time it is written of in Gen 1:1 and 1:2 and is understood only in the Hebrew. As well, it is written of in Jeremiah 4:23; that time of the overthrow and this great beauty that God gave unto this one. Now let’s read his sentence.
Eze 28:18 Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee.
Where will it happen? On this earth. You will see it at the end of Revelation, chapter 20, and we see Isaiah, chapter 14, again, “Is this the man”?
Eze 28:19 All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee: thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt thou be any more.
That time of deception will be gone forever, yes, for those that can be lied to and for those that will allow themselves to be deceived. My question again, will you be deceived? That old dragon, Lucifer, what ever title you wish to call him by, that play-actor wants to move to that seat, the mercy seat. He will come as the “instead of Christ”, or as some call “antichrist”. And with that wisdom he will be able to deceive. He will be able to bring that deception upon many. See that it is not you. It’s simply this one fulfilling the role of antichrist in the sight of man. Many think that they are going to be flown away first. Well, they will not. In Romans, chapter 11 it states that God has set aside 7000 that shall not bow a knee to this one and his deception and that they will be a witness. Do you have a destiny? Do you have a purpose? Have you known from the time you were a child that there was more to God’s word than you were being told? Let’s continue the thought, if we may, concerning satan, this beautiful one. Christ would make mention of him in Mark, chapter 13, in the book of Revelation, and in Ezekiel, chapter 28, regarding this beauty, the king of Tyre, this false rock. Not our rock, but the Kenites’ rock. We find that he had been in the Garden of Eden, so there is only one way we can discover the meaning of this by going to the garden of Eden.
Let’s go to Genesis, chapter 3:
Gen 3:1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
Now the serpent of course means “the glistening one”, and the serpent is called that old dragon, which is to say the devil in Revelation 20:2. The serpent started his twisting and confusing in asking the woman, “shall you not eat of every tree of the garden?”, as you know God had stated, “You shall not touch the tree of the knowledge of good and evil”. All of the other trees they could partake of. And this was the woman’s answer.
Gen 3:2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: We may eat of the fruit of the garden…
That is to say apples, plums oranges, this sort of thing.
Gen 3:3 But of the fruit of the tree…
A specific tree
…which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
Let’s bring this back to the Hebrew for a moment if we may. The word “tree” as it is utilized in verse 1 states that it is “ates”.
H6086- ates From H6095; a tree (from its firmness); hence wood (plural sticks): - + carpenter, gallows, helve, + pine, plank, staff, stalk, stick, stock, timber, tree, wood.
The base root of the word is 6095 in the Strong’s Concordance and you should have one because you really need one to study God’s Word. And in this dictionary you will find that the Hebrew word comes from the base root 6086 which is 6095 which is:
atsah. H6095 - Ì’tsaÌ’h aw-tsaw’ - A primitive root; properly to fasten (or make firm), that is, to close (the eyes): - shut.
Which is to say an opening and a closing of the eyes. And from this also comes 6096 which is the backbone; the backbone of the body.
H6096 aw-tseh’ From H6095; the spine (as giving firmness to the body): - back bone.
Which is to say the trunk of the body; your arms are the limbs and it is a tree. A regular tree has only knowledge to shed its leaves, but the knowledge of good and evil, as the trunk of the body, has many feelings that pass through the central nervous system. Now let’s go a little further if we may, “Lest you die” was stated:
Gen 3:4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
Gen 3:5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
Enlightenment, yes, and here you have the Hebrew word which is the base, “an opening or closing of the eyes”. And we have something here that is not complete as we read from the English, but from the trunk of the brain, we have the knowledge of good and evil. This let’s you know what is good and what is evil. That ties into what Paul in 2 Corinthians 11:3 would state concerning this very incident that took place in the garden.
2 Co 11:2 For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.
2 Co 11:3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
The word beguiled is 1818 in your Greek dictionary and it has only one meaning:
G1818 - ex-ap-at-ah’-o From G1537 and G538; to seduce wholly:
Gen 3:6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. Gen 3:7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.
Now “Naga”, is the word “touch” in verse 3 and it has more than one meaning. But here it means “to lie with a woman”.
Gen 3:3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
H5060 - naw-gah’ A primitive root; properly to touch, that is, lay the hand upon (for any purpose; euphemistically, to lie with a woman); by implication to reach (figuratively to arrive, acquire); violently, to strike (punish, defeat, destroy, etc.): - beat, (X be able to) bring (down), cast, come (nigh), draw near (nigh), get up, happen, join, near, plague, reach (up),smite, strike, touch.
EUPHAMISM: “An inoffensive or indirect expression that is substituted for one that is considered offensive or too harsh”
Gen 3:3 But of the fruit of the tree6086 which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat398 of it, neither shall ye touch5060 it, lest ye die.
Tree - H6086
עץ - ‛êts - ates
From H6095; a tree (from its firmness); hence wood (plural sticks): - + carpenter, gallows, helve, + pine, plank, staff, stalk, stick, stock, timber, tree, wood.
עצה - ‛âtsâh - aw-tsaw'
A primitive root; properly to fasten (or make firm), that is, to close (the eyes): - shut.
Eat - H398
אכל - 'âkal - aw-kal'
A primitive root; to eat (literally or figuratively): - X at all, burn up, consume, devour (-er, up), dine, eat (-er, up), feed (with), food, X freely, X in . . . wise (-deed, plenty), (lay) meat, X quite.
Touch - H5060
נגע - nâga‛ - naw-gah'
A primitive root; properly to touch, that is, lay the hand upon (for any purpose; euphemistically, to lie with a woman); by implication to reach (figuratively to arrive, acquire); violently, to strike (punish, defeat, destroy, etc.): - beat, (X be able to) bring (down), cast, come (nigh), draw near (nigh), get up, happen, join, near, plague, reach (up), smite, strike, touch.