REVELATION 13 SAYS THE EARTH ITSELF [THE GROUND] WILL WORSHIP PAPAL ROME - CLIMATE CHANGE, SUNDAY REST AND THE MARK OF THE BEAST

I would like to bring your attention to a prophecy in Revelation 13, which points to the current climate change movement and the call to bring 'rest' to this earth in order to secure it's future (according to man not God) from certain doom. Pay careful attention to what the following says:

Revelation 13:11-12 ...'And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. 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.'

"the earth ... AND ... them that dwell therein" will worship the beast!

For those who do not know who the first and second beasts of Revelation 13 are - the first beast is the Papal Church of Rome (see here). And the second two-horned beast is America (see here). So according to Revelation 13, America is going to cause the world to worship, in some way or form, the Papal Church of Rome. But did you notice what it specifically said above in verse 12? It said that the second beast (America) is going to cause THE EARTH ... AND ... those who dwell therein to worship the beast. DID YOU GET THAT? The original Greek word for 'earth' here means LAND! So America is going to cause the land AND the people to worship the Papacy!

"There is one more feature of the prophecy to which I wish to call your attention. The mark of the beast is first presented in its enforcement by the two-horned beast of Rev. xiii. Verse 12 says he 'causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.' They that dwell in the earth may follow the Papal power in many respects. But how is it that the earth itself is caused to worship the beast? Evidently in that it must not be tilled or cultivated on the Romish festival of Sunday. In this and this only is the prophecy fulfilled. Let this fact be carefully noted, and duly weighed in this connection." (J.H.Waggoner, The Mark of the Beast, p.10-11)

So how can the LAND 'worship' the Papacy? By putting laws in place that gives REST to the earth - Specifically SUNDAY rest. And what movement are we seeing today that has gripped the whole world? The climate change movement, which is seeking to enforce laws to 'protect THE EARTH'

You will see from our CLUB OF ROME AND CLIMATE CHANGE page that it was the Club of Rome and the Vatican that brought climate change into the forefront, so as to unite the world for a 'common cause.' And what better way to unite the world than to make the world think we need to 'save the planet.'

EXAMPLE: Climate change: 12 years to save the planet? Make that 18 months

The Pope really pushed this climate change movement on with his encyclical in 2015, saying that Sunday is the day that helps to heal our relationship with God, with ourselves, with others and with the earth. And that the day of rest motivates us to greater concern for nature. Now you don't need to be 'religious' or have any beliefs to agree with this, because the majority of people in the world are more concerned about their future life on earth, than anything else. This is why the whole world is getting on board with this climate change movement.

"Oh but Trump and America rejects the climate change movement!" Well, according to recent news articles, there is rising Evangelical support for climate action, and also according to a recent survey, more Americans believe in climate change than we think. Not only that, with Greta Thunberg in America stirring things up, the climate agenda is going to grow stronger in America.

Also look at the following examples of calls for a Sunday rest law to 'help the planet':

Salvation Army say that to help the planet, we should commit to keeping Sunday

Author, Economist and Religious Scholar, Dr. Smadja calls for an INTERNATIONAL WEEKLY DAY OF REST to Combat 'climate change'

A Sabbath for the Earth and the Poor: The Challenge of Pope Francis

Keeping the Sabbath to Keep the Earth

Give the earth a Sabbath day

Let's bring back the Sabbath as a radical act against the always-on economy

Of course, in saying 'Sabbath' they are referring to Sunday!

SUNDAY LAW AND THE MARK

The fact that Revelation 13 tells us that the two horned beast (America) is going to cause the the land AND those who dwell therein to worship the first beast (the Papacy), is even more evidence that the mark of the beast CANNOT be just some literal mark like a microchip or ID card. As this issue is all to do with WORSHIP, which is mentioned five times in Revelation 13. So let us look at some important points to find out what the mark of the beast really is.

See also our page IS THE RFID CHIP THE MARK OF THE BEAST?

- Revelation 14:9-12 warns the world of receiving the mark of the beast, and how does the warning message end? By saying that the 'saints are those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.' So these verses furnishes us with a real clue as to what the mark of the beast is. It is something in opposition to the 'commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.' And what was the 'faith of Jesus'? ... "If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love." (John 15:10). So the faith of Jesus was to abide in the Father's love and keep His commandments.

- Revelation 14:1 tells us that the overcomers are those who are 'sealed' with the Father's name in their foreheads, as opposed to those who receive the mark of the beast in their forehead or hand. Ezekiel 9 tells us that the saints are those who receive a 'mark' on their foreheads in the end times, which shows that the words 'mark' and 'seal' are used interchangeably and mean the same thing. So this isn't a literal marking, but a sealing in the mind, either on the side of God or on the side of the beast.

PLEASE NOTE: The 'right hand' in the Bible is a symbol of authority, power and blessing. Jesus went to sit at 'the right hand of God', which symbolized the position of authority and power beside His Father. So the 'mark' in the 'right hand' in Revelation 13 is simply a symbol of a person placing themselves under the authority of the Papal beast to receive it's [temporal] blessings - being able to 'buy and sell'.

- Exodus 31:15-17 tells us that the 7th day Sabbath was to be a 'sign' between God and His people forever. And in many scriptures, the title of God is that of 'creator of heaven and earth', the very same title in the 4th commandment, concerning the 7th day Sabbath. A day that was instituted at creation BEFORE any sin came into the world and was to be an eternal sign between God and mankind.

- So in God's commandments we have a 'sign' that tells us who it is we worship and obey. Is it man? No! It is the 'Lord of heaven and earth', which Jesus confirmed is God the Father (Matthew 11:25). He is the creator of all things, who created everything by and through His Son Jesus Christ. And what is that 'sign' or 'seal' that we give our allegiance and worship to the Creator? The 7th day Sabbath

"Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples." (Isaiah 8:16).

- If the 4th commandment reveals who we are to worship and the 7th day Sabbath is a 'sign' of that allegiance to our Creator, then this shows that we do not over estimate the importance of the 7th day Sabbath, as it is a fearful matter to trample the authority of our Creator God underfoot!

- Seeing that the third angels message of Revelation 14 calls attention to the commandments of God in opposition to the mark of the beast, and the 7th day Sabbath is closely connected to the 'seal' of God, being a 'sign' between Him and His people forever, we are right to conclude that the mark of the beast will be in direct opposition to God's holy 7th day Sabbath. And seeing that the mark belongs to the beast - the Papal Church of Rome, then the mark of the beast is the mark of the Papacy (Roman Catholic Church). So does the Papacy have any 'mark' or 'sign' that the world gives it's allegiance to the Papacy, rather than our Creator? Let us hear from the beast power itself:

- "Question. Have you any other way of proving that the church has power to institute festivals of precept?
Answer. Had she not such power, she could not have done that in which all modern religionists agree with her.- she could not have substituted the observance of Sunday, the first day of the week, for the observance of Saturday, the seventh day, a change for which there is no Scriptural authority."
(Doctrinal Catechism, Rev. Stephen Keenan (Kenedy, New York), p. 174 - source)

- "Question. How prove you that the church hath power to command feasts and holy days?
Answer. By the very act of changing the Sabbath into Sunday, which Protestants allow of; and therefore they fondly contradict themselves by keeping Sunday strictly, and breaking most other feasts commanded by the same church.
Question. How prove you that?
Answer. Because by keeping Sunday they acknowledge the church's power to ordain feasts, and to command them under sin."
(The Douay Catechism, Abridgment of Christian Doctrine (Kenedy, New York), p. 58 - source)

"As Pope Benedict says, Sunday is not just a suspension of ordinary activities, but a time when 'Christians discover the Eucharistic form that their lives are meant to have.' The way we celebrate Sunday will affect the way we live the remainder of the week and is a mark of Christian identity from generation to generation." (Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley, Pastoral Letter, November 20, 2011 - source).

So what does the Roman Catholic Church say is her 'sign' and 'mark' of so called 'authority' over God's commandments? That she has changed the Sabbath from the 7th day to the 1st. And this very thing was prophesied to happen in Daniel 7, whereby the 'little horn' power (Papal Church of Rome) would 'think to change times and law.' And the Protestant world tramples upon the authority of our Creator God every week by keeping an institution of ROME! - So the Sunday sabbath is Rome's mark and a so called 'mark of Christian identity'. But the Christianity spoken of here is apostate Christianity, and Sunday is a counterfeit sabbath in opposition to God's holy 7th day Sabbath (our Saturday) - But it does not become the mark until it is enforced by law.

And what is the Vatican pushing for around the world today? For 'the earth' AND the people who dwell upon the earth to bow to her authority by keeping the Sunday rest, through this climate change movement!

"In respecting religious liberty and the common good of all, Christians should seek recognition of SUNDAYS and the Church's holy days as LEGAL HOLIDAYS." (Catholic Catechism, #2188).

The very earth is going to worship the Papacy, that first beast of Revelation 13, through this climate change agenda, whereby a Sunday rest law will be enforced upon the world, and the very earth itself will be caused to rest each Sunday, in honour of the pope and Papal Church of Rome. But it will be America and the apostate Protestant churches of America, uniting with the Catholic Church and the state, which will cause the world to worship the Papacy through this Sunday rest law that is soon to come upon the world.

THE SABBATH AND THE ONE TRUE GOD

It doesn't just end with the day, as the GOD OF the day is also connected with this issue. Did you notice that Revelation 14:1 says the saints receive the 'name of the FATHER in their foreheads'? Why the name of the Father? Because He is the one true God (John 17:3, 1 Corinthians 8:6), which the saints believe, as opposed to the false trinity god that Rome has deceived the world's churches with. So keeping the true 7th day Sabbath won't do much for us if we worship a false god. Look at the Sabbath commandment and then look at who our Creator God is:

Exodus 20:8-11 ...'Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.'

Matthew 11:25 ...'At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.'

Revelation 14:6-7 ...'And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, saying with a loud voice, fear God, and give glory to HIM; for the hour of HIS judgment is come: and WORSHIP HIM that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.'

Acts 4:24-27 ...'And when they heard that, they lifted up their voice to God with one accord, and said, Lord, thou art God, which hast made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all that in them is: Who by the mouth of thy servant David hast said, why did the heathen rage, and the people imagine vain things? The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord, and against His Christ. For of a truth against Thy holy child Jesus, whom Thou hast anointed.'

Do you see who the 'Lord of heaven and earth' is? It is God the Father. And yes, He created all things BY and THROUGH His Son Jesus (Ephesians 3:9). But the Father is the 'only true God' - the 'source of all life' (1 Cor.8:6). So this is also closely connected with the mark of the beast, as Revelation 13 says that the lost will have the mark OR the number OR the name of the beast. Meaning ANY connection with the beast, either through honouring the day of the beast - Sunday, OR the god of the beast - the Trinity, will see a person lost. So please see our pages showing the truth about the one true God for much more information.

Please also see our website dealing with God's TRUE 7th DAY SABBATH to learn more about God's holy day. It is time to give our allegiance to God, not man!