Mark of God

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In the Old Testament there is a mark of God related to setting or placing something in the forehead.

“And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof.” Ezekiel 9:4

This "Mark of God" is a mark the LORD God, the righteous grantor of life and the creator of Heaven and earth which he puts in the mind of certain people.

There is also the mark of Cain.[1]

None of these marks are computer chip. In fact the original Hebrew words translated into the single English word "mark" is not the same word each time in Hebrew.

The Mark of the Beast is the antitheses of the Mark of God.

The term mark as it appears in the mark upon Cain [2] is produced by the Hebrew word owth which contains the Hebrew letters AlefVavTav.[3]

These same Hebrew letters form the Hebrew verb uth which is always translated "consent".[4]

The mark as we see it appear in the Hebrew text of Ezekiel 9:4 is תָּ֜ו, only the letters TavVav[5] which is a different arrangement of Hebrew letters and really means something different. It is defined as "a sign of, exemption from judgment". In simple terms if you consent to the terms and practices of Cain, join his first city State, you have no right to rebel and kill Cain. The same was true of Nimrod, Pharaoh and Caesar. In other words if you owe Caesar because of your consent, even if it is only a tacit consent by participation or application or even sloth, then you pay him what is his. Your salvation from bondage must be found not in violence but in repentance and seeking the kingdom of God and His righteousness.

This word set is said to be from א֔וֹת TavVavHey[6] which is commonly translated sign or token. But in Ezekiel 9:4 the words "and set" actually appear as וְהִתְוִ֨יתָ VavHeyTavVavYodTav. So the word for set actually contains the word for mark between two Vav's and ends with YodTav outside of the Vav separators. The Yod stand for "the Divine Spark" or point of revelation and the Tav stands for faith.

If instead of a Hey you add a Reish meaning rule to the TavVav to make the word towr which forms letters TavVavReish רות[7] you produce a word said to mean a piece of your estate or "according to the estate".

Other words are also said to be produced by the same letters and is said to have the meaning of succession, order [8] or even turtledove [9] and oxen[10] which are things which are all used in relationship to sacrifice.

This idea of sacrifice is critical and there are numerous words that are related to it and sometime translated as sacrifice in the bible but also charity. Charity has always been one of the Marks of Christ, one of the characters of His name. Those who come in His name come in charity.

So what can all this mean?

The Tav is the final letter of the Hebrew Alef-beit. It corresponds to malchut, meaning kingdom. The Tav is said to be the seal of Faith.

Through faith the malchut or kingdom passes in inheritance from generation to generation. The Mark of God of is Faith. The precept of this faith is the secret or the power that makes the Kingdom of God a reality at hand.

Faith in God drives us as a conviction to follow the ways of God. Faith is not just something you think is true. The antitheses of that faith is to live without faith in ways contrary to the teachings of God.

By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice; By faith, Enoch was translated; By faith, Abraham obeyed and he went out; By faith, Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau. Joseph, Moses, Rahab, Gedeon, Samson, David, Samuel, and the prophets “through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the violence of fire, and escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.” “Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:”[11]

“Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not ... done many wonderful works?” (Matthew 7:22). But the answer will be “And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”(Matthew 7:23). Jesus even asks the question, “And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?” (Luke 6:46).

Where do we stand in relationship to this warning?

What is the evidence and precepts of faith and what is its antithesis?

The Mark of the Beast is the evidence of a lack of faith in God and His ways. If the Mark of God is a life of faith, hope, and charity, under the perfect law of liberty, where we love our neighbor as ourselves, then the Mark of the Beast would be a life where people force their neighbor to provide for their benefit through Benefactors, who exercise authority one over the other.

Those who will not live by hope often desire entitlements guaranteed by the right arm of governments. They do not live by charity, but by enforced contributions taken from the sweat and blood of their neighbor. Are they coveting their neighbor's goods and rejecting the righteousness of God.[12]

The Christian lived in the world of Rome in a much different way than modern Christians live in modern governments today. The Pharisees had ordered that all who saw Jesus as the Christ were to be cast out of the system of Corban managed at the temple. Like Exodus, Pentecost was the liberation of the people from the social contracts that had bound them to the systems established by the Hasmonians, Herod.

This idea of centralizing the control of society and its charitable functions is as old as the city of Cain. Lemech did it. Nimrod and Pharaoh, Saul and Solomon all forced the contributions of the people. Samuel told Saul that because he had done this foolish[13] thing and forced the contributions of the people his kingdom would not remain.

The Christian understood that the social programs offered by governments were voluntary in the beginning, but soon became oppressive. Having been cast out of one system, they did not desire to enter another. Christ had set them free. The religion of the Pharisees had conformed to Rome. It was not a pure religion taught by John and Jesus. They took care of the widows and orphans and needy of their society, but they did so with those compelled Corban, like the Romans.

James 1:27 "Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, [and] to keep himself unspotted from the world."

The early Christians lived in the world but not of it. They still took their day of rest on the Sabbath, but we also see them meeting on the first work day of the week, For what purpose?

In Justin's First Apology we see an explanation of the government of the Christians with the words, “And on the day called Sunday, all who live in cities or in the country gather together to one place... And they who are well to do, and willing, give what each thinks fit; and what is collected is deposited with the president, who succours the orphans and widows and those who, through sickness or any other cause, are in want, and those who are in bonds and the strangers sojourning among us, and, in a word, takes care of all who are in need.”

Justin had written the Emperor Antonius Pius, “And we afterwards continually remind each other of these things. And the wealthy among us help the needy; and we always keep together; and for all things wherewith we are supplied, we bless the Maker of all through His Son Jesus Christ, and through the Holy Ghost.”[14]

The Romans and many other countries had systems of social welfare but to the Christians those were the Nicolaitan[15] altars which God hated.

Re 2:6 "But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate."

The Romans persecuted many of the early Christians because they would not take oaths of allegiance, nor serve, by contributing to the “gods” of Rome. These gods required donations, or tribute, in the form of an excise tax. A small book, or “libellus, made of papyrus”[16] was used as a passport throughout their world. It identified you as a contributing member and contained your signature --- and was believed to be the mark of the beast in its time. These temples administered systems of social security, education, justice, and national defense.[17] They even operated as a world bank.[18]

Very few people understand the similarities between the system of the Roman beast and the image of the beast in the world today. Nor do they understand how those early systems came into conflict with the kingdom preached by Christ and the early Church.

In Gibbon’s “Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire,” he praised “the union and discipline of the Christian republic.” He pointed out that “it gradually formed an independent and increasing state in the heart of the Roman Empire.”[19] How did it work before the apostasy of Constantine?[20]

Constantine did not require that the people repent. Those who received his baptism continued in the systems offered by Rome. They were instant Christians claiming a new religion but keeping the old ways under a new name. Most modern Christians sometimes follow the ways of Constantine more than Christ. They may cry Lord, Lord in their Church buildings but do they do the will of the Father?

Have we chosen to pray to the Fathers of the earth?

To learn that the Christians would not participate in the social security and welfare systems of that authoritarian world of Rome because they demanded an allegiance rather than faith, force rather than charity. They offered entitlements rather than hope. This is an area of moral and spiritual conflict not addressed by the modern Church. It is in that conflict that we find the defining characteristics of the Mark.

"Just as we have borne the image of the earthy, we will also bear the image of the heavenly." (1 Corinthians 15:49).

In 168 AD, Marcus Aurelius wanted no child to be left behind. He required, by law, that everyone must register the birth of their children with the Secretary of Treasury or Provincial Registrars within 30 days. The Christians would not. They would called no man on earth Father.

This was the Christian conflict.

Such registration would be an application to the Father of the State, and would be turning from Christ’s command.[21] The State would be “In Loco Parentis” which in the Latin, means “in the place of a parent,” which is a turning away from the Natural Family instituted by God.

“And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven. Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ. But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.” Mt 23:9, 11

This is a reiteration of the precepts and the prime directive of the Church.[22] Christ was a king. Shepherds knew it, angels knew it, Kings from the east knew it, the Sanhedrin knew it, Pontius Pilate knew it, and thousands on Pentecost knew it. It is modern Christians who seems to not know it, for they have learned a gospel devoid of the kingdom.

Christ said he would take the kingdom from the Pharisees.

Mt 21:43 "Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof."

He said that he would appoint it to other:

“Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” Luke 12:32

And then Christ appointed, with instructions, a new kind of prince.

"And I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me;" Luke 22:29

Christ gave specific instructions to those he would appoint to minister to His kingdom. Before appointing this kingdom at hand to his new ambassadors he clarified some of those instructions.

"And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors. But ye shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve." Lu 22:25, 26

In modern Churches it is acceptable to pray (apply) to benefactors who exercise authority one over the other. It is acceptable to covet your neighbors' goods through the agency of men who exercise that authority.

There are always those who make the word of God to no effect with their Corban. They make covenants,[23] swear oaths,[24] and will not let every man remain subject to the higher liberty.[25]

There were in the days of Cora, and Saul, Rehoboam and the Pharisees. They gave God lip service, said their prayers, sang their songs, and built their churches but they forgot justice and mercy.

“Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?” Mt 7:22

The Mark of the Beast is evidence of who owns our service, our labor, and our estate as free souls under God. Have we become the package, the merchandise, the human resource of a foreign power? Is it faith or allegiance? It is the vain coveting of your neighbors' goods through the agency of government, which has made you merchandise under an alien dominion.

Are we loving one another or coveting one another's goods through men who exercise authority one over the other. Are we attending to the Weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith which include caring for the needs of our neighbors and the widows and orphans of our society through Pure Religion in matters of health, education, and welfare. We are NOT to provide for the needy of society through the Covetous Practices and the men who call themselves benefactorsbut who exercise authority one over the other like the socialists do.

The Way of Christ was like neither the way of the world of Rome nor the governments of the gentiles who depend on those fathers of the earth through force, fear and fealty who deliver the people back in bondage again like they were in Egypt. Christ's ministers and true Christians do not depend upon systems of social welfare that force the contributions of the people like the corban of the Pharisees which made the word of God to none effect. Many people have been deceived to go the way of Balaam and the Nicolaitan and out of The Way of Christ and have become workers of iniquity.

The Christian conflict with Rome in the first century Church appointed by Christ was because they would not apply to the fathers of the earth for their free bread but instead relied upon a voluntary network providing a daily ministration to the needy of society through Faith, Hope, and Charity by way of freewill offerings of the people, for the people, and by the people through the perfect law of liberty in Free Assemblies according to the ancient pattern of Tuns or Tens as He commanded.

The modern Christians are in need of repentance.

"Follow me!" —Jesus the Christ.


“Redemption is deliverance from the power of an alien dominion and the enjoyment of the resulting freedom. It involves the idea of restoration to one who possesses a more fundamental right or interest. The best example of redemption in the Old Testament was the deliverance of the children of Israel from bondage, from the dominion of the alien power in Egypt.”[27]

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== Footnotes ==
  1. Genesis 4:15 And the LORD said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the LORD set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him.
  2. Genesis 4:15 And the LORD said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the LORD set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him.
  3. 0226 ^תוא^ ‘owth \@oth\@ probably from 0225 (in the sense of appearing); n f AV-sign(s) 60, token(s) 14, ensign(s) 2, miracles 2, mark 1; 79
    1) sign, signal
    1a) a distinguishing mark
    2) token, ensign, standard
  4. 0225 ^תוא^ ‘uwth \@ooth\@ a primitive root; v; {See TWOT on 53} AV-consent 4; 4
    1) (Niphal) to consent, agree
  5. 08420 ^ות^ tav \@tawv\@ from 08427; n m; {See TWOT on 2496 @@ "2496a"} AV-mark 2, desire 1; 3
    1) desire, mark
    1a) mark (as a sign of exemption from judgment)
    Job 31:35
    HEB: לִ֗י הֶן־ תָּ֭וִי שַׁדַּ֣י יַעֲנֵ֑נִי TavVavYod
    NAS: me! Behold, here is my signature; Let the Almighty
    KJV: one would hear me! behold, my desire [is, that] the Almighty
    INT: to hear Behold is my signature the Almighty answer
    Ezekiel 9:4
    HEB: יְרֽוּשָׁלִָ֑ם וְהִתְוִ֨יתָ תָּ֜ו עַל־ מִצְח֣וֹת TavVav
    NAS: and put a mark on the foreheads
    KJV: and set a mark upon the foreheads
    INT: of Jerusalem and put A mark over the foreheads
    Ezekiel 9:6
    HEB: אֲשֶׁר־ עָלָ֤יו הַתָּו֙ אַל־ תִּגַּ֔שׁוּ TavVavYod
    NAS: on whom is the mark; and you shall start
    KJV: any man upon whom [is] the mark; and begin
    INT: whom and is the mark not touch
  6. 08427 ^הות^ tavah \@taw-vaw’\@ a primitive root; v; AV-scrabble 1, set 1; 2
    1) to scrabble, limit, mark, make or set a mark
    1a) (Piel) to mark
    1b) (Hiphil) to set a mark
    1 Samuel 21:14
    HEB: [וַיְתַו כ] (וַיְתָיו֙ ק) עַל־ VavYodTavYodVavKuf ויתיו ק
    INT: boast able confession and door
    Ezekiel 9:4
    HEB: בְּת֖וֹךְ יְרֽוּשָׁלִָ֑ם וְהִתְוִ֨יתָ תָּ֜ו עַל־
    NAS: of Jerusalem, and put a mark
    KJV: of Jerusalem, and set a mark
    INT: the midst of Jerusalem and put A mark over
  7. 08448 ^רות^ towr \@tore\@ probably the same as 08447; n f; AV-according to the estate 1; 1
    1) circlet, plait, turn (of hair or gold)
    2) (CLBL) custom, manner, mode
  8. 08448 probably the same as 08447(רות towr translated turn, row or border meaning succession, order which is from 08446 ^רות^ tuwr meaning to seek, search out, spy out, explore or custom, manner, mode
  9. 08449 ^רות^ towr \@tore\@ or ^רת^ tor \@tore\@ probably the same as 08447; n f; AV-turtledove 9, turtle 5; 14 1) dove, turtledove
  10. 08450 ^רות^ towr (Aramaic) \@tore\@ corresponding (by permutation) to 07794; n m; AV-oxen 4, bullock 3; 7 1) bull, young bull, ox (for sacrifice)
  11. Hebrews Chapters 11 and 12.
  12. The Voice of the People
  13. 1Sa 13:13 “And Samuel said to Saul, Thou hast done foolishly: thou hast not kept the commandment of the LORD thy God, which he commanded thee: for now would the LORD have established thy kingdom upon Israel for ever.”
  14. The Eucharist
  15. The Nico-laity were the conquered people. They were the people who no longer had a choice in what was to be contributed to the government.
  16. According to the expert testimony of Dr. Elliott, concerning the Mark of the Beast, the priests of the temples, like the Capital, “were functioning, not as we would think religious priests would, but rather as police...” David Stevens v. Stephen Berger, United States District Court, New York, 428 F.Supp. 896 (1977)
  17. Rome vs. US
  18. Temples and Churches, from the book Thy Kingdom Comes
  19. Rousseau and Revolution, Will et Ariel Durant p.801. fn 83 Heiseler, 85.
  20. The Wolves from the book Thy Kingdom Comes
  21. Call no man on earth Father
  22. ARTICLE X of the Polity of His Holy Church
  23. From the book The Covenants of the gods
  24. Appendix 6. Oaths and Swearing” in Thy Kingdom Comes
  25. ROMANS 13 see The book The Higher Liberty
  26. Matthew 20:25-26 But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them. But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister;
    Mark 10:42-43 But Jesus called them to him, and saith unto them, Ye know that they which are accounted to rule over the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and their great ones exercise authority upon them. But so shall it not be among you: but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your minister:
    Luke 22:25-26 And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors. But ye shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve.
  27. Zondervan’s Pictorial Encyclopedia of the Bible

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