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“Madness” Is in the Air

“Madness” Is in the Air

News and Prophecy Staff

NPR reports that U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres recently shared a sobering view of the world today, stating that “a wind of madness is sweeping the globe” (February 4, 2020). According to NPR, Guterres also observed that “cascading challenges” and “vicious circles” currently characterize the state of the world, putting peace and stability at risk.

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02/21/2020 – 1:00am

Four Myths of the Apocalypse

Will there ever be peace in the Middle East? Bible reveals that a great world war, focused on the Middle East, is on the horizon. How will you know when this event is about to occur? What prophetic signs should you be watching for?

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 – 9:45pm
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Uncovering Four Myths of the Apocalypse

Are you worried about the apocalypse? A lot of people are. Some even talk of “apocalypse anxiety.” That is, the feeling that the world will end, by any number of calamities, and there’s nothing we can do about it. Do you ever worry about the end of the world? The Bible reveals hard times are coming. But should we be distressed about it? Is fear of the future irrational and unnecessary? And can a clear understanding of scripture actually give us hope and encouragement?

Let’s explore this subject today and discover the truth, as we uncover four myths of the apocalypse.

Myth Number One: Apocalypse Means ‘The End of the World.’

Welcome to Tomorrow’s World. The world of entertainment is really the heartbeat of a culture. It reflects society’s values, hopes, and fears. But what does our entertainment say about us? I think most of us would agree, our entertainment says we are obsessed with the end of the world. And it’s not just in recent times. Consider H.G. Wells’ book The War of the Worlds, published back in 1897. It was read on the air on October 30, 1938, in the form of a radio drama. Some mistakenly thought it was the news report of Martians taking over New York, and it caused panic among some listeners. Since then, countless movies have been made about aliens, invasions, and the end of the world. Who can forget the gripping title of 1955’s “The Invasion of the Body Snatchers,” or lesser-known movies like 1962’s “Panic in Year Zero”? In more recent years, we’ve had “Armageddon,” “Independence Day,” and of course, the ever-popular “Avengers” movies. If you think the number of apocalyptic movies is increasing with each year, you’re right. In 2016, renowned author and Colgate University professor Dr. Anthony Aveni wrote a book entitled Apocalyptic Anxiety: Religion, Science, and America’s Obsession with the End of the World. In it, he explained:

“The number of apocalyptic-themed feature-length films produced since the turn of the millennium has topped totals over the four decades ending in 2000. Projected totals for 2011–2020 are expected to at least double the count for 2001–2010.” (Aveni, Apocalyptic Anxiety: Religion, Science, and America’s Obsession with the End of the World, p. 6, 2016).

Society is obsessed with the end of the world. And most of these fictions present what is called a dystopian picture of the world. That is, a future when society collapses, order disintegrates, and there is great suffering for humanity. When monsters and zombies lurk from behind every burned-out, smoking pile of rubble, waiting to terrorize desperate human survivors. You get the picture.

It’s only entertainment though, right? I mean, we don’t take these movies seriously, do we? We know they’re fiction, just a harmless two hours of fun. But stop and think: Is there some level of primal fear behind this growing genre of entertainment? And some of them don’t describe aliens coming to earth, but rather global collapse from climate change. They predict the polar ice cap will melt, CO2 levels will increase to dangerous levels, and coastal cities will be inundated. Or maybe an asteroid will crash to earth. Regardless, when you look under the surface, though it’s fiction, there’s something behind this. They are playing on the real fears of real people.

Now, it is true that horrific events will happen in our world. Jesus Himself said there will be great distress in the future. In Luke 21, verse 25 He said this:

“And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; men’s hearts failing them from fear….” (Luke 21:25–26).

But in the very same section, we read of a different response from people who are aware of the truth of the Bible, preparing for it, and ready. This is in Luke 21:28:

“Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.” (Luke 21:28).

How can we make sure we have this mindset when these things happen? That’s why we’re talking about it today on this program. You see, if we expose the erroneous myths about the future, we can have greater confidence and peace in our lives today. Who doesn’t want that?

So, let’s look at four myths of the apocalypse, to separate truth from fiction.

Myth Number One: “Apocalypse means ‘the end of the world.’”

To most, the word “apocalypse” refers to “the end of the world.” But does the word “apocalypse” really mean that? Many of our regular viewers will know the answer, but I’ll explain it here. The last book of the Bible is called “The Revelation of Jesus Christ.” The word “revelation” is just the English word translated from a Greek word, “apokalypsis.” We find “apokalypsis” used in the original Greek in the first verse of the first chapter of Revelation. Notice what it says:

“The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants—things which must shortly take place….” (Revelation 1:1).

“Revelation” and “apokalypsis” mean the same thing: an uncovering, an unveiling, or a revealing. The word doesn’t necessarily mean a meltdown of society. So, why has the word apocalypse come to mean, in popular usage, the dramatic collapse and end of something? Well, because the Book of Revelation, or The Apocalypse, does contain a series of visions revealing sobering events to happen in the last days.

But notice the focus and purpose of the book of Revelation: to reveal. Your Savior, the Son of God, commissioned John to write down what he saw so the future would be foretold… what was hidden would be uncovered. He wanted His people to not be confused about the future, but be enlightened and encouraged by knowing the truth.

Was the Book of Revelation meant to be a message of doom? Not at all. In fact, read on in Revelation chapter 1 verse 3:

“Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it….” (Revelation 1:3).

You can be blessed for reading this Book. It’s the God of Heaven and Earth talking to you. You can be blessed for listening to His message, doing what He says, and keeping the words written in it.

Maybe you’ve been confused reading the Book of Revelation. Don’t give up! You need to know what’s in this book! God had it recorded so that it would open our understanding, and give us comfort and hope.

Which is why on today’s program, we’re offering you the free study guide: Revelation: The Mystery Unveiled. Written by the late pastor and teacher John Ogwyn, it will take you step by step through a book many find difficult to understand. Chapter 1 asks the question, “Can You Know the Future?” Chapter 2 explains “Seven Keys to Understanding.” Chapter 3 details, “A Final Vision for the End of an Era.”

Ask God for understanding, and let this booklet help you as you learn the meaning of the Book of Revelation. Just call the number on your screen, or click the link in the description to get your free copy of Revelation: The Mystery Unveiled.

Myth Number 2: Christians Will Escape the Tribulation by Being Raptured

Welcome back. In the last segment of this program, we saw that the word “apocalypse” comes from a Greek word that just means an uncovering. It doesn’t necessarily mean doom for all mankind. And so, the book of Revelation, or we might say, “The Apocalypse,” was intended to open our understanding about the future. Which brings us to the second myth about the apocalypse:

Myth Number 2: Christians will escape the Tribulation by being raptured.

The Book of Revelation does speak of a coming Great Tribulation, the worst time of trouble ever. Many professing Christians stake their hope on being raptured to escape the Tribulation. But is that what the Bible says will happen?

The Book of Revelation does describe the saints being protected. This is what we find in Revelation, chapter 3, verse 10:

“Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth.” (Revelation 3:10).

But how will God protect His Church? We find the answer a few chapters later. Revelation chapter 12 describes Satan the devil’s aim to thwart God’s plan and destroy humanity. At the very end of the age, Satan is thrown down to the earth, and is very angry. He persecutes the Church, described in symbol as a woman. But notice what happens next, in Revelation chapter 12, verse 14:

“But the woman was given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness to her place, where she is nourished for a time and times and half a time, from the presence of the serpent.” (Revelation 12:14).

Bible scholars point out that “times” represent “years.” So, three and a half “times” equals three and a half “years.” This is speaking of the Tribulation. God will take His people into the wilderness for three and a half years. But Satan will try to stop them. This is found in Revelation chapter 12 verse 15:

“So the serpent spewed water out of his mouth like a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away by the flood. But the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed up the flood which the dragon had spewed out of his mouth.” (Revelation 12:15–16).

Does this sound like a church being swept up to heaven? Or rather, is it describing people right here on earth, pursued by an army, represented by a flood? God will miraculously destroy that army, apparently by an earthquake, as the earth figuratively opens up its mouth. And then God will put His shield of protection over these people, for the duration of the Tribulation. The hope of the saints is not the rapture. The hope of the saints is God’s protection during the Tribulation, and then the change into Spirit at His coming.

There is much more than we can explain in this short program. And that’s why we’re offering this free study guide, Revelation: The Mystery Unveiled. It explains how God will protect, nourish, and preserve His servants, even at the end of the age. Read it for yourself.

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Myth Number 3: Humans Will Band Together to Fight Jesus Christ

Today we’re exposing four myths of the apocalypse. There are so many misunderstandings of what will happen at the end of the age. But God wants to reveal the truth to you and me. And He wants to show us how we can really be protected. What else does He say in His word? Well, let’s examine another myth.

Myth Number 3: Humans will band together to fight and prevail over an evil, invading alien power.

Think about it. How many books and movies have this general theme? In some stories, the humans use technology to win the day. In others, they are given or develop special superpowers to fight off their enemies. Whatever the case, it’s usually the humans who figure out a way to survive and outsmart the evil invaders.

Now, I know, it’s just fiction. We’re not supposed to believe it. People watch it just for fun. And yet, what is the message that is subtly and not so subtly drilled into our heads over and over and over again? The message is in the end, we humans win. In the end, we overcome our differences and we work together against a common enemy. We use science, strange new powers, and good-old-fashioned ingenuity and guts. In the end, someone among us will save the day.

That’s one of the common storylines of the apocalyptic genre. But is anyone asking the question, is it really going to happen this way? Where can we turn to find out? The Book of Revelation has the answer. And it reveals that the storyline of the future is not like Deep Impact or Terminator or Godzilla. The Bible shows a very different picture. Let’s look at it together.

Read with me a passage from Revelation chapter 19 verse 11:

“Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He had a name written that no one knew except Himself. He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God.” (Revelation 19:11–13).

Who does the Bible reveal will come down from heaven in the last days? Not an alien invader, but Jesus Christ. This passage describes the awe-inspiring appearance of Jesus at His second coming. He won’t come in secret… John wrote in Revelation 1:7 that every eye will see Him. And Acts chapter 1 reveals another glimpse of how He will return. When Jesus ascended to the Father, His disciples watched him go up and disappear into the clouds. Then notice what an angel told these men, in Acts 1:11:

“Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven.” (Acts 1:11).

The nations will see Jesus Christ visibly descending from the clouds, to the ground. And how will they receive Him? With open arms? Jubilant that the Messiah has returned, to save mankind from himself? As Revelation chapter 1 verse 7 says,

“…all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of Him….” (Revelation 1:7).

They’ll be upset… They’ll be angry… and they’ll try to kill Him. Now is that surprising? Well that’s what human beings did the first time the Son of God came. And they’ll try a second time. Let’s read it in Revelation chapter 19 and verse 19:

“And I saw the beast, the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against Him who sat on the horse and against His army.” (Revelation 19:19).

Think about those words. The kings of the earth will join together, in a concerted effort not to attack an evil, alien invader, but to destroy the very Savior Himself. Could it be that some will be deluded into thinking He is a hostile alien coming to annihilate mankind? And could Satan the devil be behind that message?

The nations fighting Christ will not prevail. Their leaders, the beast and the false prophet, will be captured and killed, and their armies destroyed. And Jesus Christ will subdue the nations, and set up His Kingdom on earth.

So what’s the value in studying the Book of Revelation? It reveals our future. And our study guide, Revelation: The Mystery Unveiled can help walk you through this vital book. Chapters 4, 5, and 6 explain who these people are who fight Christ when He returns. They explain why human armies will attempt to stop Him, and why they’ll be unsuccessful. In a time when many are throwing out the Bible, we all need to ask God to help us understand the Bible, so we can be ready for the chaotic times ahead. Read your Bible, read the Book of Revelation, and order Revelation: The Mystery Unveiled. Call, click or write today.

Myth Number 4: The Post-Apocalyptic World Will Be One of Chaos and Destruction

In today’s program, we’ve considered some of the myths of the apocalypse. What we’ve found is that apocalypse is not just about disaster and calamity, but about God revealing the future. We’ve seen that the hope of Christians is being protected by God right here during the Tribulation and being glorified at Christ’s return.

And we’ve also shown that human armies will band together to actually fight the Son of God Himself. In the time remaining, let’s expose just one more myth:

Myth Number 4: The post-apocalyptic world will be one of chaos and destruction.

What is the common theme of so many dystopic, post-apocalyptic books and movies today? The battle of earth ends in crumbling buildings, burned out vehicles, and shell-shocked survivors fighting for their lives…with no hope for the future. They struggle to live in a hopeless world where cruel enemies prey on their helpless victims. Or, they find themselves in an environment so damaged by calamity and disaster, it’s no longer fit for human life. It’s a grim and disturbing story. But what is the truth? Actually just the opposite. Again, the book of Revelation lives up to its name. It reveals the truth. Let’s listen to what God has to say. We can read it together in Revelation chapter 20 verse 1:

“Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, having the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. He laid hold of the dragon, that serpent of old, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years….” (Revelation 20:1–2).

Keep reading, in Revelation chapter 20 and verse 4:

“And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God…. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.” (Revelation 20:4).

What we’re reading is a true description of the post-apocalyptic world. “Tomorrow’s World,” as we call it, and it will be a brand-new civilization. The Devil will be taken away, and the righteous saints will rule in government. They will occupy positions of responsibility in Christ’s Kingdom and rule with Him for a thousand years. The Bible is filled with descriptions of that time of peace and safety and harmony. It will be a time of rebuilding cities, restoring life and teaching humanity how to live. It will be a time of renewal, and hope, and faith.

The Old Testament prophet Micah prophesied of that time as well. In Micah chapter 4 verse 1, it says this:

“Now it shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the LORD’s house shall be established on the top of the mountains…” (Micah 4:1).

That means God will establish His Kingdom on earth, through Christ, and that government will subdue all other governments.

Micah chapter 4 verse 3:

“He shall judge between many peoples, and rebuke strong nations afar off; they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.” (Micah 4:3).

This is a prophecy of God, of what happens after the Tribulation and the Day of the LORD. Can you imagine no more war between nations? It seems too good to be true, doesn’t it? But that’s the real post-apocalyptic world!

Going on, in Micah chapter 4, and verse 4:

“But everyone shall sit under his vine and under his fig tree, and no one shall make them afraid; for the mouth of the LORD of hosts has spoken.” (Micah 4:4).

He’s describing a world of peace. And think about what this is portraying. Imagine a man with his wife and children, sitting in the shade of a tree, in their backyard, having a picnic. Picture the smaller ones running and playing games, enjoying life. This is a snapshot of life in the post-apocalyptic world. No, it’s not what you find in the movies. But who will you believe? Hollywood? Or the Ever-living God?

Do you want to be in that number, of saints who are protected, and then glorified, and rule with Christ on earth? You can. And our study guide Revelation: The Mystery Unveiled can help you understand how. Don’t forget to order it today.

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As the media portrays false images of the future, we all need to read our Bibles in earnest, to understand what our future holds. Gerald Weston, Richard Ames, Wallace Smith, and I will continue to share with you the straight-from-the-Bible teachings of Jesus Christ, the good news of the coming Kingdom of God, and the prophecies of Tomorrow’s World. Be sure to join us again next time, right here, at the same time.

Beware of Wandering from the Truth

Beware of Wandering from the Truth

Roger Meyer

The Bible records the history of the ancient Israelites and their once great nation. This historical account reveals Israel’s religious and moral backsliding as they strayed over time from God’s ways. For generations, God through His prophets urged Israel to return and obey His laws. Is there an important lesson here, which we can apply to New Testament Christians?

We see indeed that Jesus Christ, and the apostles and ministers of His Church, also urge all mankind to turn or return and be reconciled to Him through willing obedience to His teachings.

Initial Publication Date: 
02/22/2020 – 12:00am

Consequences of Europe’s Declining Population

Consequences of Europe’s Declining Population

News and Prophecy Staff

The Times reports that Europe (including Britain) is facing a “demographic bomb” (January 20, 2020). For generations, fertility rates in the region have been falling and life expectancy has been increasing. But as the average age of the population in most European nations is increasing, working-age populations are shrinking! “At 43, the median age in the continent is now 12 years older than the rest of the world,” writes columnist Charles Bremner.

Initial Publication Date: 
02/17/2020 – 1:00am

Iran’s Growing Missile Threat

Iran’s Growing Missile Threat

News and Prophecy Staff

In response to recent European moves to censure Iranian nuclear activity, Iran revealed images of its three underground “missile cities” (Jerusalem Post, January 15, 2020). Buried at a bomb-proof depth—over a quarter of a mile underground in the Iranian mountains—these underground missile warehouses contain both ballistic missiles and solid-fuel rockets.

Initial Publication Date: 
02/14/2020 – 1:00am

The Role of the Bowl

The Role of the Bowl

J. Davy Crockett III

The world is anxiously watching the coronavirus, which originated in central China. Appearing suddenly, it rapidly spread in Wuhan, a city of 11 million located in Hubei province (population 58 million). The Chinese government has severely restricted all travel, attempting to quarantine several cities. Despite these drastic measures, the virus—which has flu-like symptoms and can be deadly—has spread to Europe and North America.

Initial Publication Date: 
02/08/2020 – 12:00am

Locusts Are Devouring the Horn of Africa!

Locusts Are Devouring the Horn of Africa!

News and Prophecy Staff

The Horn of Africa is battling the worst locust plague to hit the region in seven decades (The Telegraph, January 26, 2020). “In biblical style, the locusts have already devoured and destroyed 70,000 hectares (175,000 acres) of farmland across Somalia and Ethiopia.” Tremendous rainfall in the region has optimized breeding conditions for the insects, resulting in a massive population explosion.

Initial Publication Date: 
02/10/2020 – 1:00am

Brexit Finally Happened!

Brexit Finally Happened!

News and Prophecy Staff

Three and a half years after Britain announced plans to exit the European Union, Brexit finally happened, and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson fulfilled his campaign pledge (NY magazine, January 31, 2020). The United Kingdom is no longer a voting member of the EU, but is still required to abide by European laws through the 11-month transition period.

Initial Publication Date: 
02/07/2020 – 1:00am

The Mark of the Beast Is HERE

Today, you are going to learn EXACTLY what the mark of the Beast is, you’re going to learn how the mark is present in the world today, and you’re going to learn what you need to do about it now!

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 – 9:45pm
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Known but Unknown

The Mark of the Beast! Everyone wonders what it is, yet virtually everyone gets it wrong! But today, YOU are going to learn EXACTLY what the Mark of the Beast is, you’re going to learn HOW the Mark is present in the world TODAY, and you’re going to learn WHAT you need to do about it NOW! Because, in many ways that will surprise you, the Mark of the Beast is ALREADY HERE. We’re going to show you RIGHT NOW, on Tomorrow’s World!

A Mysterious Symbol—What the Mark is NOT

Greetings, and welcome to Tomorrow’s World! Few concepts in Bible prophecy have generated more speculation than the book of Revelation’s infamous Mark of the Beast. Today, we will explain that Mark—we’ll also explain how it is present in the world TODAY, and show you if you or your loved ones are currently impacted by it.

Regrettably, most today who create popular literature or videos about the Mark of the Beast fail to put the whole of God’s word together on the topic—basing their ideas on the latest fads of technology, or simply their own ideas. Ironically, when you truly understand it, many of those same individuals show evidence of the Mark of the Beast, themselves, in their own ministries.

Today, we’re going to clear away all the confusion, open up the Bible, and let God’s word explain to you the Mark of the Beast in THE BIBLE’S OWN TERMS—not made-up ideas, human guesses, or unfounded conspiracy theories.

We’ll also be offering you one of our most popular free DVDs, “The Antichrist and the Beast of Revelation.” This collection of three Tomorrow’s World programs explains the signs that will identify the Antichrist and the Beast of Revelation, including a full program devoted to the mysterious number 666. Be sure to take note of the information you need to get your own free copy, no strings attached.

The Mark of the Beast makes its appearance in chapter 13 of the book of Revelation. If you’re familiar with our website, you know we have a multitude of resources to help you understand this remarkable book. For now, let’s just briefly set the stage.

Revelation, chapter 13, speaks of a powerful blasphemous beast, seen in a vision rising out of the sea. The Apostle John, recording the vision—shown to Him by Jesus Christ—tells us that this beast is an individual empowered by the devil, worshipped by the world, and in possession of unmatched military, political, and economic might, representing a revived version of the ancient Roman Empire. The free DVD we are offering today identifies the world-ruling government that will be controlled by this Beast, the region of the world in which it will rise, and the primary nation that will wield its power.

But chapter 13 also describes a SECOND beast, one that appears as a lamb but speaks as a dragon—that is, it looks like ’t’s of Christ, the Lamb of God, but it speaks the teachings of the dragon, that is, the devil. This second beast—identifiable by the signs revealed on today’s free DVD—represents the coming false prophet and Antichrist, who will lead a false version of Christianity and wield remarkable religious power, causing the people of the world to worship the first beast.

Together, these two powers—the revived Roman Empire, a political, economic, and military juggernaut symbolized by the first beast, and the global, counterfeit-Christian religion symbolized by the second beast—will mercilessly persecute true followers of Jesus Christ at that time—leading to Jesus’ return, to conquer all nations and to inaugurate the Kingdom of God!

It is in the context of these two powerful individuals and the systems they control that we read of the Mark of the Beast. Speaking of the false prophet and how he supports the worship of the first beast, prophecy tells us in Revelation 13, beginning in verse 16,

“He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the Beast, or the number of his name.” [Revelation 13:16-17]

Now here, we see a few important facts. We’re told that all under the influence of the Beast are required to show this mark. We see that the mark goes on the hand and on the forehead. Finally, we see that the mark is used by these despotic regimes to maintain economic control and regulate who is able to buy or sell.

Before we begin exploring what this mark IS, we should perhaps mention several popular theories that get it wrong. Many have speculated that the Mark of the Beast is some sort of barcode that must be printed on individuals’ hands or foreheads. Many have suggested that the mark could be related to the modern prevalence of credit cards and debit cards. Today it has become common to claim that the Mark of the Beast will be a COMPUTER CHIP, perhaps placed under people’s skin on their hand or on their forehead, so that no one can buy or sell unless they accept the chip. Some have worried that government identification, such as Social Security Numbers, represent this mark, or that the growth of biometric scanning, such as using your fingerprint to turn on your phone, might be the beginning of the Mark of the Beast.

But as we will soon see, though technology may be employed to communicate information related to the mark, these things are absolutely NOT the mark, itself! Not according to your Bible!

Another mistake is confusing the Mark of the Beast with the number of the Beast, as though they were one and the same. You’ll notice that verse 17 mentioned both of these, and verse 18 elaborates on the latter:

“Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the Beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666.” [Revelation 13:18] [Read: SIX HUNDRED SIXTY-SIX]

The number is NOT the same as the Mark of the Beast, though many confuse the two. However, though this number is not the mark, it is vital to understand!

If YOU want to understand this enigmatic number, you need today’s free DVD, “The Antichrist and the Beast of Revelation.” It contains three Tomorrow’s World telecasts that reveal the truth about these two global powers that are soon to arise!

These three programs,

  • Seven Signs of the Antichrist
  • The Prophesied “Beast”
  • [and] 666???,

go into prophetic details that many churches fear to explain and do not want you to hear!

These dictatorial powers WILL RISE in the days ahead, and usher in suffering such as mankind has NEVER SEEN! You and all you know and love WILL be affected! Many talk about these things but do more harm than good with their personal theories and unproven assertions. This DVD gives you the PROOF you need to escape deceptions in the days ahead. It’s absolutely free! Get your copy now by clicking the link in the description or the information card in the top right of your screen, and I will be right back to show you the passages that reveal the fundamental aspect of the Mark of the Beast that almost everyone fails to grasp.

But Just What IS This Satanic Mark?

Welcome back. In our last segment, we discussed what the Mark of the Beast is NOT. Now, let’s begin understanding what it IS.

The Mark of the Beast is not at all what most people think—AND it is already WIDELY PRESENT in the world. God says in Revelation 14:10 that He will pour out His full wrath on those who have this mark. Now this, itself, is a VITAL CLUE about the mark’s identity, as the Bible makes plain that those who receive God’s wrath are called “…the sons of DISOBEDIENCE.”

The Mark of the Beast is related to disobeying God’s commands. Those who claim that things like the U.S. Social Security Number are the Mark of the Beast are unable to demonstrate how such a thing disobeys God. Which of God’s Ten Commandments are broken by being assigned a Social Security Number? None. The mark is of personal DISOBEDIENCE.

So, what is it?

To understand that, we need to understand some additional passages from God’s word. God inspired the Bible over time to form a complete book, and one must look at the ENTIRE book to understand it completely. One of the keys to understanding prophecy, as we have said many times, is to let the Bible interpret the Bible. If we want to understand the Mark of the Beast, we must read with GOD’S MIND, revealed in His word, and not our own.

So, let’s begin. First, notice again how the mark is described. In Revelation 13, we’re told in verse 16 that the false religious prophet causes everyone to bear this mark of disobedience “…on their right hand or on their foreheads….” [Revelation 13:16]

Now turn in your Bible to Deuteronomy 6, where God speaks not of the Mark of the Beast, but of His OWN mark which is to be on your hand and forehead! Let’s begin in verse 6. After reviewing the Ten Commandments in chapter 5, God tells His people:

“And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart…. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.” [Deuteronomy 6:6, 8]

God expects HIS COMMANDMENTS to be on our hand or on our forehead between our eyes! Now many misunderstand this passage to mean that physical copies of the commandments must be strapped to one’s head or arm, but the command is, rather, to OBEY the commandments! The hand is the symbol of action and what we DO! The forehead represents our thoughts and how we direct our eyes. GOD’S COMMANDMENTS should be bound on our hands and our foreheads so that in all we DO or THINK we are obedient to Almighty God!

His word repeats this admonition multiple times. For instance, Moses explains in Deuteronomy 11:18,

“Therefore you shall lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul, and bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.” [Deuteronomy 11:18]

After delivering Israel from Egypt, God said,

“It shall be as a sign to you on your hand and as a memorial between your eyes, that the LORD’s law may be in your mouth….” [Exodus 13:9]

Let your Bible interpret itself! Jesus wasn’t revealing something NEW about hands and foreheads—He was using symbolism GOD HIMSELF ESTABLISHED in the Old Testament! If God says that having something on your hand or forehead has to do with the COMMANDS you obey, trust Him to interpret His own words! Having a sign or mark on your hand or forehead designates OBEDIENCE—whose laws you choose to obey with your actions and devotion!

Having the Mark of the BEAST on your hand and forehead—places the Bible says GOD’S COMMANDS SHOULD BE—means taking the LAW and COMMANDMENTS that represent GOD’S IDENTITY and AUTHORITY and REPLACING THEM with commands that represent the BEAST’S IDENTITY and AUTHORITY!

And there’s more! In our next segment, we will identify the SPECIFIC command that represents this sign of authority and identity!

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The Sabbath, NOT Sunday, is God’s True Holy Day

We noted at the end of the previous segment that taking the mark or sign of the Beast on your hand and forehead means taking devotion and obedience to GOD’S Commandments and replacing them with something representing the BEAST’S supposed authority. What could that be?

As usual, God’s word contains the answer, but only if we read it carefully and don’t assume that we already know.

When we look to the inspired word of God, and not our OWN ideas, do we see Him set apart any of the Ten Commandments as a MARK or SIGN identifying those who belong to Him? Is it the 7th commandment telling us not to murder, or the 2nd commandment telling us not to worship idols?

Actually, we don’t have to speculate. God Himself tells us CLEARLY and DIRECTLY which commandment He uses in a singular way to identify His own faithful people: It’s the 4th commandment to observe the seventh-day Sabbath!

Don’t believe me; believe your Bible! — Let’s look at it together. Turn to Exodus 31, beginning in verse 12:

“And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, ‘Speak also to the children of Israel, saying: “Surely My Sabbaths you shall keep, for it is a SIGN between Me and you throughout your generations, that you may know that I am the LORD who sanctifies you…. Work shall be done for six days, but the seventh is the Sabbath of rest, holy to the LORD….”’” [Exodus 31:12-15]

Later, the prophet Ezekiel also notes the special status of the Sabbath commandment as a SIGN. He writes God’s own words in Ezekiel 20 and verse 12:

“Moreover I also gave them My Sabbaths, to be a SIGN between them and Me, THAT THEY MIGHT KNOW that I am the LORD who sanctifies them.” [Ezekiel 20:12]

Later [vv. 19–20], God says,

“I am the LORD your God…. Hallow My Sabbaths, and they will be a SIGN between Me and you, that you may know that I am the LORD your God.” [Ezekiel 20:19-20]

No other Commandment is spoken of in this way! God says plainly that the seventh-day Sabbath will be a SIGN BETWEEN GOD AND HIS PEOPLE.

It’s not a coincidence that in Exodus 16, when God wanted to test the Israelites to see if they would walk in the fullness of His law, He tested them specifically on whether they would keep the SEVENTH-DAY SABBATH. According to God Himself, the fourth commandment represents a mark or sign between God and His people, representing their willingness to obey Him as their God. The Sabbath identifies His people to Him and identifies Him to His people!

So, if the Bible says that obeying God’s fourth commandment and keeping the biblical SEVENTH-DAY SABBATH is a SIGN or MARK of His faithful people, then what sort of sign or mark would it be to IGNORE that biblical command and replace it with the keeping of SUNDAY, the first day of the week—the day of ancient Rome’s sun worship?

Even the Roman Catholic Church admits that the ONLY day set apart by God in the Bible is the SEVENTH-DAY SABBATH and that NOWHERE does God’s word set apart SUNDAY. As the Catholic Press noted as far back as August 25, 1900:

“Sunday is a Catholic institution, and its claims to observance can be defended only on Catholic principles.… From beginning to end of Scripture there is not a single passage that warrants the transfer of weekly public worship from the last day of the week to the first” (Catholic Press, August 25, 1900).

While many have twisted Bible verses to try to justify Sunday-worship in the Christian church, changing the day of worship from the seventh-day Sabbath to Sunday is NOT commanded ANYWHERE in the Bible!

In fact, in denomination after denomination, religious authorities have admitted this very fact.

Rather than being biblically-ordained, weekly worship on the FIRST day of the week was associated in ancient Rome with the worship of the SUN! In March of the year 321 AD, the Roman Emperor Constantine commanded rest on the “venerable Day of the Sun”—a command to worship on Sunday does not exist in anywhere in Scripture, from Genesis to Revelation!

Put the Bible’s testimony together: God Almighty commands that HIS OWN commandments be bound on our hands and foreheads, meaning that we obey HIM and keep HIS commandments. Among those commandments, God singles out keeping the seventh-day Sabbath as the mark or sign identifying Him to His people, and His people to Him. The Beast of Revelation, however, will require the world to REPLACE that sign with a sign indicating DISOBEDIENCE to GOD’s commandments and obedience to the BEAST’S authority and commands, instead.

Casting aside the biblical seventh-day Sabbath and replacing it with the pagan day of the sun means accepting the Mark of the Beast!

I know this surprises many of you, and I don’t expect you to take my word for it! These will become matters of LIFE AND DEATH! You should prove them for yourself.

If you are ready to begin doing that, then I strongly encourage you to get a copy of our free DVD, “The Antichrist and the Beast of Revelation.”

If you are tired of theories and guesses, and want the UNADULTERATED TRUTH of the BIBLE about these two prophetic individuals, you need this free DVD. So check out the link in the description or click the info button in the top right. Also, don’t forget to subscribe and click the notification bell so you don’t miss another Tomorrow’s World video.

Next, I’ll explain what the Mark of the Beast means for you now, and in the days ahead of you.

Will You Resist Satan’s Ultimate False Religion? With God’s Help, You CAN!

Can it really be that simple—and so widely unexpected? Is replacing obedience to God’s fourth commandment to keep the seventh-day Sabbath with the pagan-originated day of “Sun-Day” REALLY the mark or sign of the Beast?

It is. And I ask you to prove these things for yourself, for your sake and your family’s. Our website at TomorrowsWorld.org has even more information to help you do just that. And, truly, one of the best ways to begin is with your own copy of our free DVD, “The Antichrist and the Beast of Revelation,” so you can delve into these things in your own home or listen to them as you drive. This information is life-changing, and these two individuals will, very soon, influence the lives of every person on the planet.

So, what do these things mean for us today?

The past can give us a clue. Just as Sabbath-keeping versus Sunday-keeping will become a life-or-death issue under the reign of the Antichrist and the Beast of Revelation in a revived Roman Empire, it was a life-or-death issue centuries ago, as well!

Around 365 AD, in so-called “Christian” Rome, Sabbath keepers who would not worship on Sunday were declared under a curse. As the apostate bishops at the Council of Laodicea declared:

“Christians must not judaize by resting on the Sabbath, but must work on that day, rather honouring the Lord’s Day.… But if any shall be found to be judaizers, let them be anathema from Christ” (A Select Library of Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers of the Christian Church, ed. Philip Schaff and Henry Wace, 1900, p. 148).

To be declared “anathema” is to be declared under curse! Such sentiments WILL happen again! And those who will not submit to the Beast by worshiping on the day of the SUN instead of the seventh-day Sabbath will be banned from buying or selling goods and PERSECUTED by the Beast!

Yet, God makes clear that His wrath is coming on those who will not repent of their taking on that mark of disobedience! At the fall of the future Babylon, the capital of the Antichrist’s and Beast’s power, an angel flies through the air, declaring,

“…If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation.” [Revelation 14:9–10]

Meanwhile, those persecuted ones who have refused to take on this sign of the Beast’s authority and remained faithful to the commandments of God experience a very different fate:

“And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.” [Revelation 20:4]

Keeping the day of the sun instead of the day God commands may not be a literal matter of life and death today, but mark the words of your Bible—it will be!

However, you don’t have to wait to take on God’s own mark! You can begin TODAY keeping His commandments and rejoicing in His seventh-day Sabbath! If you’re interested in more information, we have representatives around the world who are willing to answer your questions. You can find their contact information at our website at TomorrowsWorld.org, or in the Tomorrow’s World magazine that you’ll receive with today’s free offer.

You also don’t have to wait to understand the truth about these dramatic figures of prophecy! Don’t forget to request your free copy of our DVD, “The Antichrist and the Beast of Revelation.”

And, finally, don’t forget to come back next week. Gerald Weston, Richard Ames, and I, as well as our guest presenter Rod McNair, will be here waiting for you—ready to teach you truths from God’s word that few understand, the promises of His Kingdom to come, and the meaning of your Bible’s end-time prophecies! Until we see you again, take care.

Disney and Demons

Disney and Demons

News and Prophecy Staff

Disney, a name once associated with wholesome family entertainment, is moving in a more ominous direction. One of the Disney Channel’s newest animated series is called The Owl House.

Initial Publication Date: 
02/03/2020 – 1:00am