The Mark of His Name

by servant, Dan Baxley

www.yahshuaservants.com

servant42@comcast.net

 

 You might think I am going to talk about the Mark of the Beast and you would be only half right. You can find a lot on the internet and in books about the Mark of the Beast and there you will find details about how the Mark of his, the Beast's name is composed of UPC code or microchips, or some sign on your right hand interpreted as a sign of working on the Sabbath, or other speculations -- even that it will be an Islamic name. The Mark of the Beast, as we are told in Revelation 13:17, is his name or the number of his name -- it is all about his name -- it is all about names, a battle over who is who. 

The Mark or Name we really want is that of our Savior, a Name He said belongs to His (our) Heavenly Father. It is a Mark, a Name, given to our Savior at birth. This is the other Mark, the Mark of the Living God, a seal, placed on those believers that will reject the Mark or name of the Beast. It is this Mark of His, YaHshua’s Name, and the Name of our Heavenly Father, that we should be seeking.

 

(Rev 7:2:3) Then I saw another angel coming up from the east, having the seal of the living God. He called out in a loud voice to the four angels who had been given power to harm the land and the sea: Do not harm the land or the sea or the trees until we put a seal (mark) on the foreheads of the servants of our God. NIV

(Rev 9:4) They were told not to harm the grass of the earth or any plant or tree, but only those people who did not have the seal (mark) of God on their foreheads. NIV


(Rev 14:1) Then I looked, and there before me was the Lamb, standing on Mount Zion, and with him 144,000 who had His name and His Father's Name written on their foreheads.
 

Just as in the days of Elijah (Eli-YaH -- meaning, my God is YaH), just as in those days, it will come down to a battle over names and being sealed by the name of the Beast or the Name of our Heavenly Father and His Son, YaH-shua (YaH). Truly, this is something that has been overlooked, from what I have seen, by virtually everyone, Pastor, Preacher, Prophet and Priest.

 

You already know about the Mark of the Beast being a name and a number of a name that, for the coming Beast it is an acceptance or rejection of his name, right? You already understand how important the Mark of the Beast is. Okay then what about the Mark of the God of Heaven, how much more important the Mark of God? Maybe you do and maybe you don’t know this, but my guess it that you do not, and if you do, then what is the Mark, the Seal, of God -- His Name right, just as we have read in Revelation. If you know our Savior by His Birth Name YaHshua, then maybe you do have an inkling but if you say Jesus is the name of salvation, then you would be wrong and if you profess to be a believer in Jesus, then you have the wrong Name, the wrong Mark, the wrong god.

    It is not enough for you to throw your hand up and say it does not matter, or that the false name, Jesus, is the English for the Greek -- another type of rejection. First off, our Lord and Savior was not a Greek, second, the name Jesus is not a Greek name -- in fact -- the name Jesus never existed until the development of the King James government's, authorized Bible, dating from it first publishing in 1611 AD. Since then, all modern translations have followed suit in name our Lord and Savior, using a name that is not His but belongs to another.

(John 5:43) I am come in My Father's Name, and you receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him you will receive.

The Christian Churches, from the cults to the largest of them all, the Roman Catholic Church, profess a different Messiah, a Messiah by another name --

(Act 4:12) Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other Name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. (Peter, around 33 AD)

 HIS NAME A MARK, A SEAL

 We see small pockets, here and there, of religious orders that use and abuse, on a regular base, their followers, all deceived and praying in the name of JESUS. Of course, that name is not exclusive, every religion abuses its people while teaching peace and safety, they themselves, are anything but. Leaders of various groups push and guilt-trip their people, their followers into some form of obligations. These obligations are usually in the form of church doctrines, customs and, or, traditions, all in the name of JESUS, a false name, a true deception. Pronounced GeezUS in the English and HeyZeus in much of the world, and ISIS, or sounding like ISIS in some Latin areas, but none pronouncing His Birth Name, YaHshua, a name that in the Old English is Joshua, a name pronounced in the Old English as YaHshua, a Name that is still in the Hebrew writings of your own Bible, but when it comes to the Christian writings of your bible His Name is mysteriously CHANGED -- even though His Name, given to Him by His Heavenly Father at His birth is found in the English as JOSHUA, the translators change it to IESVS, then later revised to JESUS -- another, completely different name. It matters when preachers call for baptism but then they say it does not matter when confronted with this truth. 

 

The Roman Church (American Catholic, as well) rely on traditions and church history as their guide. It is church history, their history, and customs and traditions that govern their worship. It is to this background of following the traditions of men that the Bible actually a back seat -- it is by their traditions that doctrine is set. For example: The worship of Mary as Queen of Heaven, is based upon Roman Church History and tradition, not on Biblical truth (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1994, page 38, #113 and page 274, #966). This Mary doctrine is taught nowhere in the Holy Bible as something a believer should engage in. In the Old Testament there is a reference to a form of idol worship (Jer 7:18 & 44:15-19). While The worship of someone called the Queen of Heaven, a title the Roman church has passed on to Mary. This church is steeped in Mary worship, also a tradition found in the worship of the goddess Ishtar, whom the Babylonians baked sweet cakes, just as the people of Israel did, following that Babylonian tradition -- the names may be changed but the tradition remains the same -- from the Israeli captivity to the Roman Church, how is this possible. The worship of a goddess called the Queen of Heaven is a Babylonian tradition, not a Christian -- well, it shouldn't be a Christian tradition or custom. That is a Roman thing, you say? Well, then, what about Christmas, and Easter, Suns day worship? 

The common Christian groups and cults origins can mostly be traced back to the Roman Church, and the Roman Church makes this same point in their insistence that the fallen daughters (Protestants) of the Mother Church must one day return -- those daughters we know as the Protestant Churches. As for the cults, or those churches called cults by the bigger cults, even though they make various attempts to get out of Babylon they still all have one thing in common -- they all worship in the name of JESUS (IESVS), not the true Birth Name of our Lord, YaHshua.

 To repeat: Their mark, or sign of their god is in the name, Jesus, a name some pronounce as Hey Zeus, or the Zeus, and others, as Isis, and others as Geez-us, none of which is the name of our Savior. They have all marked themselves with a different name.

  Our Lord and Savior said that He came in the Name of God the Father. Was this Name, Jesus? Hardly, as we have pointed out before, the name Jesus, never existed until recently. Our Savior’s Name contains the Name of our Heavenly Father, his Name shouts out our Father’s Name -- YaHshua, is to say -- YaH is Salvation, or YaH is Savior -- to say, YaHshua, the birth Name of our Savior is to say the Name of our God in Heaven, His heavenly Father, and our Father by adoption. Every Child knows who His Father is and knows his or her father intimately enough to know His Name. Our Savior was named after His Father in Heaven. I do not know how many different ways to say it. One thing is certain, the false name, JESUS, does not reflex the identity, nor does it declare who is our Savior’s Heavenly Father. Yes, everyone is wrong! Yes, 99.9999% of the world’s population do not know this truth (maybe even less), and most, when confronted with this truth deny it, or make excuses.

 

The Mark of His Name is His and our Heavenly Father’s Name as well. Our Savior’s birth Name declares the Father.

 (John 5:43) I am come in my Father's name, and you receive Me not: if another shall come in his own name, him you will receive.

 

Some try to say that YaHshua is not really saying what He is saying, but is just saying that He comes as a representative of the God of Heaven, whom He claims is His Father. The Last part of this saying, from our Lord’s own lips, settles the issue, or should, because the context is all about whose name is being rejected and whose name is being accepted. Apparently our Lord had a pretty good idea that when He would return to Heaven another Messiah or Savior would come in a different name, and that false Messiah would be accepted. This verse is most certainly about a particular Name.

 

Now that we know our Savior not only was named after His Heavenly Father, but also that our Savior identified Himself by His own Birth Name as the Fathers’ Name revealed. Our Savior bears His Father’s Name, and it is this Name that those who belong to YaHshua are sealed, marked.

 (Rev 7:3) Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed (mark) the servants of our God in their foreheads.

This marking, according to the Greek definition, is a private, or secret marking or sealing, something very personal. This would indicate a marking that is not visible to the general population but would be visible to the Angels.

 

(Rev 14:1) I saw, and behold, the Lamb standing on Mount Zion, and with him a number, one hundred forty-four thousand, having his name, and the Name of his FATHER, written on their foreheads.

 

A Battle over Identity

 

Names do matter, and the False Prophet will make that an issue of that very thing, and anyone who denies the name or the number of his name or the mark of the Beasts name will be put to death -- this is all tied to the worship of the Beast image -- whatever that might be, one thing is certain, if the Beast name, in any form is rejected, those rejecting it will not be able to buy of sell. In other words, those rejecting the Beast and the image and his mark will not be able to be employed and will not be allowed to have a business.

(Rev 13:15-17) And he (False Prophet) 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. And he (The False Prophet) causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: 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.

 

(Rev 14:9-11) And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: And the smoke of their torment ascended up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receives the mark of his name.

The warning is clear -- accept the name of the beast and suffer the wrath of God. This is something that can be accepted or rejected and it has a religious overtone and that is putting it lightly.

The Beast will have an image and a false prophet will cause everyone to worship that image and anyone who refuses will be put to death. If you do not believe that can ever happen in these modern times, think again. Look at what the radical (so called) Muslim killers, working to cause everyone, willing or not to worship their god. What if a charismatic leader, backed by a popular religious leader (Imam?) were to unit the Muslim world? One can only imagine what could or would happen in the Middle East. Will this Beast be Islamic? Not if they remain faithful to the doctrine of Muhammad and the writings of the Koran -- the false prophet causes all to worship and IMAGE of the Beast, and this would be against the ban on images among the followers of Islam. However, there are certain Muslim groups and branches of the Islamic religion that do venerate certain images and holy icons, but these are few in number.

Image worship is easy among the Roman Catholics, and the American Catholics. It would not be difficult to move millions, perhaps billions, into the worship of an image, especially if fraudulent miracles and displays of heavenly signs accompanied the false prophets encouragement to worship the Beast and his image. The ultimate encouragement, however, will be the threat of death. There is an historical record of just such a thing happening, not exactly as described in the book of Revelation, but close enough to demonstrate this seemingly impossible event is very possible. Of course we are talking about the power of the Roman Catholic Church exercised over all of Europe. On pain of death men and women were threatened with death if they did not confess Iesvs (pronounced as I-Zeus, or Isis). The bottom line was to go along, believe or not, confess the Roman Catholic god or lose property, endure torture, or die.

The Muslim religion also threatens death to those who do not confess their god and see their individual Imams like many see the Roman Pope, with unlimited power given to them by their god, or gods.

Of course, all of that is speculation when it comes to the Future Beast. In our most recent history World War II gives us a picture of what the Beast might look like. What was missing was the False Prophet and miracles to convince people that this Beast might be the promised return of the Messiah. More speculation, to be sure, as we all await these events to unfold. But, to think all of this happen quickly, like within 3.5 years would be a mistake. The Beast of Germany took decades to form and it took 4 years to put a stop to that Beast and it took all the nations forgetting their differences and joining in a huge effort to stop the German Beast from ruling the world.

Speculations will rain down until the unfolding and revelation of the Beast is eventually revealed.

At the present time the United States of America hold the evil of the Beast at bay. Not knowingly, but the USA is a power that seems to be used by our Creator to keep the human Beast in check. Just as the Roman Empire, a Beast itself, became the monitor and the policeman of the known world, keeping evil over and beyond human tolerance in check. The USA is that present checkmate against those who would rule the world today under the name of some religion. Ever wonder why the evil Empires of the world hate the USA? Ever wonder why, a country like the USA, first to show up when a country is in trouble, whether by natural disaster or invasion is so hated by so many? If not the most humanitarian, at least one of the top countries first to help those in need, is ridiculed and hated without cause, only false accusations or exaggerations. Why? Only one answer -- the demons of the spiritual world are behind influencing the evil side of men and rulers of those countries supremely guilty of the things they accuse the USA, the one country that stands in the way of their reveling in their evil, murderous character.

Perhaps this is what the following verse is talking about?

 (2Th 2:7) For the secret power of lawlessness is already at work; but the one who now holds it back will continue to do so till he is taken out of the way.

Many, most, identifies the one who now holds back as the Holy Spirit, and this may be true, but there is another possibility, one that no one else expresses. Perhaps it is the Government of world power that is the restrainer. The Roman power kept religious fervor to a minimum, keeping evil in check. When the Roman power waned the evil was revealed by the Roman Church. This evil was once again subdued by secular powers and today the lid on religious evil is held in place by the United States of America. What would happen if the USA were to disappear or something were to happen and it no longer had the power or resources to police the world? What if the "secret power", a power no one sees in this way, is actually a power used by our Creator to keep evil in check? Remember, the King of Babylon was actually called a servant of YaHWeH, a pagan King, the protectorate of the nations -- Daniel Chapter 4 reveals this -- certain gentile nations are used to maintain and protect the people, not only Israel but others as well, but keeping the real evil in check. 

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[My speculation: During the time of YaHshua and His Apostles the Roman Empire ruled and maintained the rule of Law -- not Torah, but Roman law to the benefit of all who lived under their control. This government, the Roman Government, restrained, they set and controlled the evil during their time. A certain peace among nations and peoples was achieved, keeping the unbridled penchant for crimes against humanity in check. When the Roman government turned its power over to the Roman Catholic Church evil sprang out from a different source and while civil order was still maintained by the rulers of the kingdoms and empires, the turning over of their authority to the Church of Rome brought about some of the most despicable acts of cruelty ever recorded in the name of their god. This did not stop until the ruler of France, Napoleon, put the Pope under arrest and limited the power of the Roman Church, even to reducing the Roman Church power to an estate in the City of Rome, Vatican City. Napoleon effectively bottled up and capped the Roman Church, putting a lid on her, stopping the evil she forced on Europe in the name of religion, in the name of her god. Will she rise again? Maybe. My point is, however, that our Creator God uses civil governments and even Empires to keep evil from running rampant. The last thing we, the world should want, is to allow any religious power to gain absolute power, ever, not until our Messiah returns, only He knows how to wield this kind of power properly.

 Every time a world Empire was removed, or cut down, evil ran wild until order is restored by another, sometimes even a lesser power that becomes great enough to stop the unchecked evil from over taking over the whole world.

 According to the book of Revelation we are going to see this again, a last evil Beast, accompanied by a religious leader, but first the one that is keeping thing in check has to be removed. It is my speculation that this one holding evil in check is the United States of America.  

(2Th 2:7) For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work. Only he who now restrains it will do so until he is out of the way.

Some believe this verse is reference to the Holy Spirit. The problem with that is that in the End of man's rule, the Holy Spirit is poured out on everyone, not just believers, but everyone -- Acts 2:17 -- because of this truth it would seem evident that the works of Lawlessness (called a mystery) is still working but being held in check. But by what, or who? During the times of the Apostles it was the power of Rome. During the time of Israel's captivity it was Babylon and before that, Egypt. Yes, the governments and kingdoms of men are evil, as compared to the Kingdom of God, but it is these governments that keep the terrifying evil of Satan in check -- how? By enforcing the rule of law for the good of the majority. Today, I believe, it is the USA that is keeping this evil, on a worldwide level, in check. 


 Imagine what might happen in the Middle East of the USA were to withdraw from the world? This almost happened under President Obama’s reign. He withdrew from many areas of violence and evil and apologized to countries with evil intentions for the USA presence. He looked at the USA being the problem. And look what happened? The Middle East exploded and Russia saw the possibility to fill the vacuum -- the very empire tagged as the Evil Empire, suddenly coming back to life with the USA saying it was going to withdraw from the world.

Of course the USA could be forcibly be removed, a nuclear attack, perhaps? Or a great natural disaster? Perhaps the Great Quake of Revelation 6:12-17, the 6th Seal of Revelation?

 The Mark of our God and Savior is already in the World and has been present from the very beginning. The Mark of His Name, sealed in our minds, and that Mark is His Name, YaH - shua.

It is possible that the Mark of the Beast and his name is also in the world. What if, and I am speculating again -- what if the mark of the Beast is that name already in the world? What if that name is JESUS?

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What if this is the LIE that is believed? That all the miracles and apparent prayers answered, in the name JESUS, or IESVS, or Insous, or IEZEUS prove these name to be true and therefore belong to the one true God. What does the Word say?

  (2Th 2:9-11) The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with the work of Satan displayed in all kinds of counterfeit miracles, signs and wonders, and in every sort of evil that deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie ..

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Conclusion:

1. The name JESUS never existed until around 400 years ago, at the translating of the King James Bible, from the Greek and other translations before it, evolving into a name that would be strange to the Apostles and the believers of the first century. Before the name JESUS appeared it was IESVS and some variations that sound an awful lot like the name ISIS, as pronounced by the Latin Church of Rome. This name appearing first in the original Government Authorized, by the order of King James of England, as Iesvs, a name handed down from the Latin Church of Rome. A shift in the English language brought about a change in how the first letter of the name would be pronounced and this is seen in the later editions and updates to the King James Bible -- the pronunciation remained the same but the letters changed to accommodate the language becoming more modern. Eventually American English would change the I and Y from the Yod to the Yes sound, like, GEEZus, while much of Europe it would remain in the Latin I as in Isus and many, as in the Spanish to I-zeus, or HeyZeus (The Zeus). It did not take much of a change to change -- no, to turn away from His Hebrew birth Name, to names sounding very similar to the pagan gods of the nations.

2. In a later revised edition of the 1611 King James Authorized Bible, it was changed from IESVS to JESUS. This allowed for the change in the English language as well as a change in the pronunciation away from the Latin. Simply put, the Greek and the Latin (Roman) Church changed His Name and then later it was changed again, in the English -- but still, even after all of this skullduggery, His Name is found in the Bible, as mentioned previously, JOSHUA would have been pronounced, YaHshua. Understanding that in the Old English the letter J was originally pronounced as we hear in the Name, YaH -- the Old English JOSHUA would have been pronounced as YaHshua -- a far cry from the false name, Jesus, or IeZeus. We have His Name, His Birth Name, so why use any other? 

3. This name, JESUS is pronounced, oddly enough, by many in the world as HeyZeus, or The Zeus. As a name, in the Spanish and other Latin quarters it is Hezeus, nowhere near His true Birth Name, YaHshua -- from the Old English transliteration, JOSHUA, a name you can still find in your Bibles but avoided by the translators of the New Covenant -- strange, right? How many legal covenants do you know of where the name of the main applicant is changed? The New Covenant, or Testament, is similar to a Will, as in a Last Will and Testament, written up as a promise of certain rewards to the recipients of the Will and Testament, this is then, too, a promissory note, a COVENANT containing certain promises concerning the distribution of wealth and goodwill -- in this case, Eternal Life in a forever Kingdom of Peace. Certain conditions of this Will must be met in order to enforce this Covenant between parties. In this case, the confession of YaHshua as the one and only Savior/Messiah, testified to in the Old Covenant, is required. But, what if someone change the name on the document. What if you signed the document, by with your confession but the name on the document was a forgery? What if it was the wrong name on the covenant presented to you? Some trick, right? Don't let anyone tell you that it doesn't matter. The preacher, pastors, elders, priests and popes have gotten millions, no, billions to sign a false document and the name they preach in they say is the name to salvation. They all preach how important it is to accept, testify, pray to and heal in the name they teach in, with one exception -- when confronted with the truth -- that is when they say names don't matter, it is what is in your heart that counts. Your confession is not their confession but your, and if you can see how you have been lied to, then now is the time to correct that. Commit, again, to Him -- make your confess to Him, the one Born of the Living God, named at birth, YaHshua -- the bearer of our Heavenly Father's Holy Name.

 (Mat 10:32-33) Whosoever therefore shall confess Me before men, him will I confess also before My Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny Me before men, him will I also deny before My Father which is in heaven.

(Heb 13:15) By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to His Name.

(Rom 10:9) That if you shall confess with your mouth the Lord YaHshua, and shall believe in your heart that God
(The Father) has raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved. (See how it changes when His Birth Name is restored?)

 

The Twist -- The Deception -- The Battle over Identity

(Rev 14:11) And the smoke of their torment rises for ever and ever. There is no rest day or night for those who worship the beast and his image, or for anyone who receives the mark of his name."

(Rev 13:6) He (The Beast) opened his mouth to blaspheme God, and to slander His Name and His dwelling place and those who live in heaven.

(Rev 13:16-17) And he cause all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: 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.

Do not let anyone tell you that names do not matter, the matter, for it is by name that the Beast and the False Prophet are separated from the identity of the True God and Father, YaH, and His First Born Son, YaHshua. Say He is His First Born is to suggest and reveal that there are more to come -- more sons of the Living God, opposing the Beast, the False prophet, and the name they wish to impose on the World. Wake up, if you can.

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