Participants: Ivor Myers (Host), James Rafferty (Host), Yvonne Lewis, Jason Bradley
Series Code: SISS
Program Code: SISS000058A
00:30 So we got to start, we laid a good foundation
00:33 but we want to continue now to unmask the Mark of the Beast.
00:37 We're in Revelation chapter 13,
00:38 we're looking at the word, "worship"
00:41 and we've identified its use in two different ways,
00:45 one... to worship the earthly powers,
00:46 the other... to worship God.
00:47 So, we'll start with a word of prayer
00:49 and the other things I want to do is,
00:51 I want to give a shout-out for "Historicals"
00:53 these models are called Historicals,
00:56 we've got the land beast, we've got the sea beast,
00:59 we've got the dragon and Brendan Valiant and his wife
01:02 are developing this ministry, making these available,
01:04 so for those Viewers who would like to get these
01:07 and use them in Bible Study, et cetera,
01:08 historicals. com
01:11 historicals. com is their website
01:13 and they're going to be producing these...
01:15 and you can actually get them from them
01:17 and utilize them for your evangelism
01:20 and outreach and Bible studies
01:22 and I think they're great little models to have
01:23 they really help to illustrate what we're doing here
01:26 so, well, let's start with a word of prayer, Jason,
01:28 and then we'll jump right into our subject.
01:30 All right, "Dear Heavenly Father,
01:32 it's such a wonderful day to study your Word
01:35 we ask that you would fill the studio with your Holy Spirit
01:38 and fill the homes of our Viewers
01:40 with your Holy Spirit as well
01:41 and lead and guide us into all truth
01:43 as we continue to dive deeper into Revelation
01:47 so we can understand what has happened
01:50 and what is to come, in Jesus' name we pray, amen. "
01:52 All: "Amen. "
01:53 So, Revelation chapter 13... the key word again, "worship"
01:57 are we going to worship these two powers
01:59 or are we going to worship God?
02:01 God's call to worship is based on the fact
02:03 that He's the Creator,
02:05 He created heaven and earth and the seas
02:06 and the fountains of waters which is a clue
02:08 to the worship that He's calling us to
02:11 because, when you look at this verse, Revelation 14:7,
02:14 it's actually almost a direct quotation from Exodus chapter 20
02:19 Exodus chapter 20 is the 4th commandment
02:21 and it calls us to worship God who made heaven and earth
02:25 and the seas and the fountains of waters.
02:26 Let's just look there and read that verse
02:28 Yvonne, would you like to read
02:29 that verse for us when you get there?
02:31 Exodus chapter 20 and we're going to read...
02:34 it actually starts in verse 8
02:36 and that is where the 4th commandment begins
02:40 so if we could read Exodus 20 verses 8 through 11,
02:43 I think it would be good to read all three verses...
02:46 or all four verses... I should say.
02:50 Yvonne: Sure, now this is the New King James Version.
02:54 James: Sounds good.
02:56 "Remember the Sabbath Day, to keep it holy.
02:58 Six days you shall labor and do all your work,
03:00 but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD your God.
03:03 In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son,
03:07 nor your daughter, nor your male servant,
03:10 nor your female servant, nor your cattle,
03:12 nor your stranger who is within your gates.
03:14 For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth,
03:17 the sea, and all that is in them,
03:19 and rested the seventh day.
03:21 Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it. "
03:24 James: All right, two things are taking place here,
03:27 first of all, God is calling us
03:31 to remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy
03:33 and then He's reminding us why.
03:37 The reason why is because of Creation...
03:39 so Exodus... the Ten Commandments in Exodus,
03:42 the fourth commandment in Exodus
03:43 is pointing us back to Creation
03:45 which is really interesting because it says,
03:47 "for in six days the LORD made the heaven and earth
03:49 and seas and the fountains of waters...
03:50 that's why I want you to remember
03:52 the Sabbath day to keep it holy
03:53 and the seventh day is the Sabbath day... "
03:55 is what the commandment says,
03:56 now, in Revelation 14 it says,
03:58 "Worship Him who made heaven and earth and seas
04:00 and the fountains of waters. "
04:02 In Exodus it says, "and in six days the LORD made
04:04 the heaven and earth and seas and fountains of waters... "
04:06 basically, it's quoting right from the fourth commandment
04:08 which is directing us back to Genesis.
04:10 In Genesis... and the reason why I love Genesis
04:12 is because... when God created this earth...
04:14 before there was a Hebrew, before there was a Jew,
04:16 before there was a particular people,
04:18 God gave us the Sabbath.
04:20 Yvonne: That's right.
04:22 James: Okay, so, Genesis chapter 2
04:25 and let's just read there,
04:26 Jason, can you read Genesis chapter 2 verses 1 through 3?
04:31 Sure, "Thus the heavens and the earth were finished,
04:34 and all the host of them.
04:36 And on the seventh day
04:37 God ended his work which he had made;
04:39 and he rested on the seventh day
04:41 from all his work which he had made;
04:42 And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it:
04:46 because that in it he had rested from all his work
04:50 which God created and made. "
04:51 So we have two groups of people on Planet Earth.
04:53 We have a group of people who... coming from various backgrounds
04:57 for example, myself, I was raised Catholic,
04:59 went to church every Sunday, was an Altar Boy
05:02 started reading the Bible when I was 21 years old
05:05 and became convicted about what the Bible teaches
05:07 concerning the seventh day... that it's Saturday,
05:10 even though I'd been raised going to church on Sunday
05:13 and my church taught me to go to church on Sunday...
05:15 that day was the...
05:17 I was convicted that I should follow the Bible
05:20 and so, I began going to church on Saturday
05:22 because God was calling me to worship Him
05:25 in accordance with the fourth commandment.
05:27 There are millions of people on Planet Earth that do this,
05:30 this day... they keep the commandments of God
05:32 according to the Word of God... according to the Bible
05:34 so, there's the one group of people,
05:36 then there's another group of people,
05:38 now, this other group of people worship on Sunday
05:42 for various reasons,
05:44 reason number one might be because...
05:46 like I was... we were raised that way,
05:48 that's the day we were raised to believe... tradition...
05:51 we've always kept Sunday
05:52 or maybe it's because they believe that the apostles
05:55 met on the first day of the week to break bread
05:57 or even more so, because Jesus was raised
06:00 on the first day of the week
06:01 but no matter what their reason is,
06:04 what is missing is a commandment from God.
06:08 There's no commandment in the Bible
06:10 that commands them...
06:11 like we're commanded to do in relation to the seventh day
06:14 to keep Sunday holy
06:15 or this is a commandment that we should worship on this day,
06:18 there's nothing in the Bible that says that,
06:19 there's no commandment that says that
06:21 so what you've got is...
06:22 you've got those who follow the commandments of God
06:24 and those who worship according to earthly traditions...
06:28 according to what they've inherited or what they believe
06:32 man has interpreted the Bible to say
06:34 concerning the first day of the week
06:37 and that's what you see here in Revelation chapter 13,
06:40 you see these two groups of people worshipping
06:42 for these two different reasons, in fact, going even further
06:44 the church that I was part of said,
06:48 "We have the power to change this day
06:51 from Saturday to Sunday.
06:53 We have the authority to do that,
06:55 we're based... our church is based upon the apostolic...
06:58 you know... apostles... Peter... you know...
07:00 and the keys were given to him and so we can...
07:02 we can make these changes. "
07:04 They claimed to make the changes that causes millions of people
07:08 maybe a billion people to worship on a different day
07:11 than what is called for... in the Word of God.
07:13 Ivor: I think that as we look at Revelation chapter 13,
07:17 a big question is,
07:19 "How in the world is Satan going to get the whole world
07:25 to basically receive this mark?"
07:28 And I think it's a question that a lot of people
07:31 who read the Bible are having
07:33 there's a lot of confusion about it,
07:34 when I was growing up, I think I was about, maybe six
07:37 or maybe twelve-years old,
07:39 it was the first time I heard about the Mark of the Beast
07:41 and I remember
07:45 my cousin had come over from England
07:47 and she was about 13... she was 14 at the time...
07:49 my brother and I... six... I mean, 12 and 11...
07:53 so we had just met each other and we really got along well
07:57 but I didn't know she was a Christian
07:58 and one day we were all home alone
08:00 sometime in the morning... my parents were gone to work
08:03 and she starts talking to us about the Bible
08:05 and she'd been doing that often...
08:06 and we were like, "Hey, cool, no problem... "
08:07 this morning she was like...
08:09 talking about these beasts coming up out of the sea,
08:12 and this thing called the Mark of the Beast
08:15 and she was like,
08:16 "I know what the Mark of the Beast is...
08:18 do you guys want to know what the Mark of the Beast is?"
08:19 And I remember thinking...
08:21 at that... when she said at that moment,
08:22 my brother and I began trembling
08:25 and the reason why was because that summer
08:28 we had just watched a movie about a little boy from England
08:33 who discovers he has the Mark of the Beast
08:36 and whoever finds out his identity
08:40 dies this mysterious, horrible, painful death...
08:47 you know, crows coming out of nowhere,
08:49 and trucks... and you still don't die
08:51 and your death takes like 15 minutes, ahhhhhhh...
08:54 so my brother and I decided
08:56 we never want to know what the Mark of the Beast is
08:57 ever, ever, ever...
08:59 and she's like, "I know what the Mark of the Beast is"
09:00 and we were like, "What? You... "
09:02 She's like, "Do you want to know what it is?"
09:04 And I'm like, "No... "
09:05 my head was like, "No... " but my mouth said, "Yes. "
09:08 And then she begins to tell us,
09:09 "The Mark of the Beast is on soap boxes...
09:13 it's a sign of a half-moon... with a man's face in it
09:18 and that is what the Mark of the Beast is... "
09:20 I don't know if you guys have ever heard this before.
09:22 Yvonne: I've never heard that.
09:23 Ivor: And we're like, "What?"
09:24 She's like, "You have a soap box in your house?"
09:26 We were like, "Yeah. " She's like, "Let's go... "
09:28 we go downstairs to the basement
09:29 she shows us the soap box
09:32 with a half moon and a man's face in it
09:33 we run out the house screaming and crying...
09:37 we're in the middle of the road looking out for trucks
09:40 and crows... we're thinking, "This is it, we're going to die"
09:44 and we didn't die
09:45 and it was like, God planted... in that moment
09:48 okay, "One day I really want to figure out...
09:51 know more about this Mark of the Beast"
09:52 but there's so much confusion out there about it,
09:55 the question is,
09:56 "What is it and how does Satan bring this to pass?"
10:00 So... I want to show you...
10:01 Yvonne: Is it a chip... is it a little mark on the forehead?
10:05 James: Tattoo...?
10:06 Ivor: And who gets it and why? Why do they get it?
10:08 Yvonne: Right.
10:09 Ivor: So, let's go back to Revelation chapter 13
10:10 and we're going to look at some things here,
10:12 so, Revelation chapter 13 verse 13,
10:15 and Jason, would you read that for us?
10:18 Revelation 13 verse 13?
10:19 Jason: Sure, "And he doeth great wonders,
10:21 so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth
10:24 in the sight of men... "
10:25 Ivor: Okay, so, we saw that this was the second beast...
10:29 this is speaking about the second beast
10:31 of Revelation chapter 11 that comes out of the earth
10:35 and that these miracles will begin to happen during...
10:36 at some particular point in time,
10:38 this particular miracle here, we've already seen
10:42 is a representation of Satan himself
10:46 impersonating Jesus Christ, okay,
10:49 that fire falling from the sky,
10:52 we saw that the fire is actually the word, "lightning"
10:55 and in Matthew 24 Jesus said,
10:58 "As the lightning shines from the east, even unto the west,
11:01 so shall the coming of the son of man be... "
11:04 so, one thing we see here is that Satan himself
11:06 is going to impersonate Christ.
11:10 James: He's coming as an angel of light.
11:12 Ivor: He's coming as an angel of light
11:13 and, in fact, in 2nd Thessalonians 1 it says,
11:18 "He comes in flaming fire executing vengeance
11:22 upon them who obey not the Lord. "
11:24 James: God does.
11:26 Ivor: God does... so, when Satan comes,
11:29 when Satan counterfeits, guess what he's coming to do?
11:32 He's coming to exercise vengeance
11:35 right, "in the name of Jesus"
11:37 okay, that's number one,
11:40 number two, from our previous studies we saw
11:43 that when Jesus comes again
11:45 something else very important happens, what is it?
11:48 It is the resurrection of the dead,
11:51 okay, we know that Satan is going to attempt
11:54 to counterfeit this not by really resurrecting the dead
11:57 but through spiritualism, right, so,
12:00 demons in the form of people appearing and saying,
12:04 "Yes, you know what? This is... "
12:06 this looks like Jesus has come again,
12:08 however, we know that when Jesus comes again,
12:12 according to 2nd Thessalonians, He does not touch the ground.
12:18 James: 1st Thessalonians... Ivor: 1st Thessalonians...
12:20 He does not touch the ground.
12:22 James: 1st Thessalonians 4:16...
12:24 Ivor: All right, So when he comes...
12:25 when Satan comes, guess what he's going to do?
12:27 He's going to touch the ground
12:29 but here's the issue,
12:31 most Christians believe that when Jesus comes again,
12:36 He's coming to set up His kingdom on earth
12:40 okay, notice in Revelation 13, right after this miracle occurs
12:45 it is this miracle that leads to verse 14,
12:49 so, Yvonne, would you read verse 14?
12:50 Yvonne: "And he deceives those who dwell on the earth
12:53 by those signs that he was granted to do
12:55 in the sight of the beast;
12:57 telling those who dwell on the earth,
12:59 to make an image to the beast,
13:01 who was wounded by the sword, and lived. "
13:03 Ivor: Okay, so, who is the beast?
13:05 Making an image to the beast, who is the beast?
13:08 We saw the beast was...
13:09 James: First earthly kingdom which is the Papacy.
13:11 Ivor: Right, the Papacy...
13:12 now what kind of kingdom was the Papacy?
13:14 James: It was a Civil and Religious...
13:16 Ivor: So, what happens...
13:18 what kind of a kingdom is that called?
13:20 A Civil and Religious Kingdom.
13:23 James: Church and State.
13:24 Ivor: Yeah, it's Church and State
13:26 it's not a Democracy... it's a Theocracy...
13:29 Yvonne: Hmmm...
13:31 Ivor: The definition of a Theocracy is
13:33 when priests rule on behalf of God.
13:35 So what the Bible is telling us
13:38 is that this second beast... America...
13:41 will make an image to the first beast,
13:44 in other words, they're going to say,
13:46 "We need to set up a Theocracy. "
13:49 A Theocracy is where
13:51 God Himself is the Head of the Kingdom.
13:55 James: Hmmm... hmmm... Yvonne: Hmmm... hmmm...
13:58 Ivor: When Satan comes in the place of Christ,
13:59 ruling as Christ... the world is going to believe...
14:05 and Christians especially are going to believe,
14:07 "Oh, this is Christ coming to set up His kingdom on earth. "
14:11 We understand that to be something called the millennium,
14:16 the one thousand years of what? Peace... right?
14:21 Satan comes professing this is the long awaited millennium.
14:27 Now what happens in the millennium?
14:28 Let me show you a couple of verses,
14:30 let's go over to Revelation 20 very quickly,
14:32 Revelation 20...
14:33 and if I can have someone read for me verses 1 through 4,
14:37 "And I saw an angel come down from heaven,
14:41 having the key of the bottomless pit
14:43 and a great chain in his hand,
14:44 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent,
14:47 which is the Devil, and Satan,
14:49 and bound him a thousand years,
14:51 And cast him into the bottomless pit,
14:53 and shut him up, and set a seal upon him,
14:56 that he should deceive the nations no more,
14:58 till the thousand years should be fulfilled:
15:00 and after that he must be loosed a little season.
15:04 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them,
15:07 and judgment was given unto them:
15:08 and I saw the souls of them
15:11 that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus,
15:13 and for the word of God,
15:15 and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image,
15:19 neither had received his mark upon their foreheads,
15:21 or in their hands;
15:23 and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. "
15:26 Ivor: Okay, so you have two things going on here,
15:27 this is talking about Christ coming
15:30 and He's resurrecting the dead, right,
15:32 and then, what is He doing?
15:34 He's giving judgment to His saints.
15:37 "I'm allowing you guys as my priests
15:40 to now exercise judgment on my behalf. "
15:43 So, Satan's coming to counterfeit the coming of Christ
15:47 and basically counterfeit this millennium.
15:49 What is he doing?
15:51 He's setting up his kingdom on earth
15:52 and He's giving His "saints"
15:55 power and authority to judge.
15:58 Yvonne: Hmmm...
16:00 Ivor: He's basically counterfeiting
16:02 the millennium on earth.
16:04 Yvonne: Wow!
16:05 Ivor: Now, what is he going to do?
16:06 Right, when this happens, okay,
16:09 I want you to go over to Isaiah 66
16:11 and we're going to see something actually...
16:12 just totally profound here,
16:14 Isaiah 66... in this new kingdom,
16:16 Isaiah 66 and verse 15.
16:22 Yvonne: "For, behold, the Lord will come with fire,
16:28 and with his chariots like a whirlwind... "
16:30 Ivor: I'm sorry, I'm sorry...
16:31 I'm sorry... not Isaiah 66, verse 15...
16:33 it's actually Isaiah 66 verse 23,
16:36 and this is talking about... in the new kingdom...
16:39 right, what does it say? Isaiah 66 verse 23.
16:42 Yvonne: "and it shall come to pass,
16:43 that from one new moon to another,
16:45 and from one Sabbath to another,
16:46 all flesh shall come to worship before me, saith the Lord. "
16:49 Ivor: All right, so what do you think Satan is going to do?
16:51 Here is Satan standing in the place of Christ,
16:53 and what is he going to command?
16:55 That all flesh come before him to worship... on what?
17:00 Yvonne: On his day. Ivor: On his day...
17:02 on the Sabbath... the only problem is...
17:05 what Sabbath is that?
17:06 Yvonne: That's going to be Sunday.
17:08 Ivor: Is it the first day of the week
17:10 or is it the seventh day of the week
17:12 or is it the first day of the week?
17:13 It's going to be the first day of the week,
17:15 now the reason why this is so important to understand
17:18 is because the Sabbath...
17:20 according to Ezekiel 20 verse 12,
17:22 is the Seal of God.
17:25 Ivor: That's the sign that you are truly standing with God.
17:29 Those who receive the Mark of the Beast
17:32 they're receiving a counterfeit...
17:34 thinking, "this shows that I'm with the true God. "
17:38 James: Hmmm... Yvonne: Hmmm...
17:40 Ivor: The whole thing is flipped on his head,
17:44 Satan is saying, "Yeah, I'm Christ... didn't you read?
17:47 When I come, my feet are going to stand on the Mount of Olives,
17:50 we're going to have a new heaven and...
17:51 I mean, a new kingdom...
17:53 the kingdom is going to be full of righteousness,
17:54 everyone's going to follow my laws
17:56 Sabbath to Sabbath...
17:57 all flesh is going to come before me and worship,
17:59 it's the sign of sanctification that I sanctify you...
18:03 what are you doing?
18:05 What are you waiting for?
18:06 By-the-way, Sabbath is the only commandment
18:10 that has a... a built in it...
18:12 a prohibition for buying and selling.
18:14 Yvonne: Hmmm... hmmm... hmmm...
18:17 Ivor: Right, it's the only commandment
18:18 that actually has built in it a prohibition
18:20 against buying and selling on a certain day
18:22 so if you break this commandment,
18:23 in fact, you remember, Nehemiah...
18:25 when Nehemiah finished building that kingdom,
18:29 those who rejected...
18:31 I mean, those who wanted to buy and sell,
18:33 he was like, "You can't do this in the new kingdom,
18:36 you can't break God's Sabbath in in the new kingdom,
18:39 you do it again and I will lay hands...
18:42 lay hands on you. "
18:45 But this is what you have, this is what's going to happen
18:50 is that Satan... appearing as Christ
18:52 will make it appear that the kingdom of God has come on earth
18:56 this is the millennium... judgment given unto the saints,
19:00 a new heaven and a new earth...
19:02 a new heaven and a new earth is 1,000 years of peace
19:05 and the Sabbath will be the sign
19:07 that you fall in line with the kingdom,
19:10 reject that sign... and guess what?
19:12 Under a Theocracy,
19:14 when you blaspheme, what's the penalty?
19:16 Death... you're blaspheming the God of heaven,
19:20 how dare you?
19:22 So this... and I'm telling you, even for those who know the...
19:27 who know the Bible...
19:28 James: It's going to be overwhelming.
19:30 Ivor: I'm telling you... James: Yeah.
19:31 Ivor: Can you imagine thinking, "Did I get it right?"
19:33 Did we get it right because look at this...
19:36 I mean, look at him? Look at the world...
19:40 I mean, it looks like Christ,
19:42 acts like Christ, talks like Christ...
19:44 James: People will be raised from the dead...
19:46 people are being healed, the whole world is going along.
19:49 Yvonne: And we're being prepped for this now...
19:51 with all these movies about people who died
19:52 and they're communicating with us here on earth,
19:56 we're getting prepped... Ivor: Absolutely...
19:58 James: It's going to be an overmastering deception.
20:00 Yvonne: Wow!
20:01 Ivor: It's even mindboggling to think about it now,
20:06 I mean, if you have been studying your Bible
20:09 and you're like, "Yeah, I'm not sure about this"
20:11 or... if you're not too sure,
20:14 when this happens, I guarantee...
20:16 you're going to be... you're going to get carried away
20:19 you're getting carried away
20:21 even those who know this and I'm like, "Yeah, I got it,
20:25 I got it, I got it, when Christ comes,
20:27 His feet do not touch the ground... I got it. "
20:31 In this time, the optics...
20:36 the senses... are going to be so overwhelming
20:41 that if it were possible, even the very elect...
20:46 you know, because I mean... just think...
20:49 he... Satan is basically using Scripture...
20:52 he's backing up his deception
20:56 through an incorrect understanding of Scripture
20:59 and he's saying, "Look, doesn't the Bible say,
21:02 when He comes,
21:04 His feet are going to touch the ground,
21:05 He's going to set up a kingdom on earth
21:07 He's going to... Sabbath to Sabbath...
21:09 all flesh are going to come and... "
21:10 these are going to be the arguments
21:12 when the world argues with you,
21:14 when those who deceive argue with you,
21:16 guess what they're going to be arguing?
21:17 The Bible...
21:20 James: Yep. Yvonne: Hmmm... hmmm...
21:21 Jason: That's why we need to know it backwards and forward
21:23 inside and out,
21:25 like, when Christ was tempted in the wilderness,
21:28 He just came... He combated against the devil
21:32 with Scripture, the devil tried to say,
21:34 "Okay, the angels... da... da... da... da... da... "
21:36 and Christ came back and said,
21:38 "No... " and He just... He broke it down.
21:42 Ivor: And see how the devil used Scripture...
21:47 he used Scripture to back up his argument
21:51 the same thing is going to happen at the end of time
21:54 and again, I mean, I can't even stress it enough...
21:58 but the importance of studying the Word of God now
22:03 because everything that can be shaken... will be shaken.
22:07 Yvonne: Hmmm...
22:08 Ivor: We're not...
22:09 if we don't know what we believe and why we believe it...
22:13 Yvonne: We won't be able to stand.
22:16 Ivor: You're fighting against righteousness, I mean...
22:19 "What you believe, Brother, is wrong
22:24 and this is the evidence,
22:25 I mean, come on, this is righteousness here,
22:28 can't you... can't you see?
22:29 What else... all right... if God were going to speak to you,
22:32 what else could He do to convince you
22:35 that this is His kingdom on earth
22:37 and you have been wrong all along?"
22:39 You begin to doubt,
22:40 "Hey, was I baptized into something incorrect?
22:44 were my teachers wrong?"
22:46 You know what?
22:47 Ah... it's crazy... and so, this is what...
22:52 this is why it's called... "a time of trouble... "
22:56 that will just be like nothing that we've ever experienced
23:00 because the deception will be off the chain...
23:06 I can use that too.
23:07 Yvonne: Because everything that's in us
23:08 wants to go with our senses...
23:10 James: Hmmm... hmmm... Ivor: Yeah.
23:11 Yvonne: And that's why that question from that Viewer
23:13 about, "I don't feel forgiven... "
23:15 we cannot go with feelings because if we go with feelings,
23:18 we'll get swept up.
23:19 Ivor: That's right.
23:21 Yvonne: We have to go with what's in the Word
23:22 and spend time with the Lord and what...
23:24 this is really convicting me
23:26 because timewise... you get so distracted...
23:30 but the Lord is saying, "It's not time to be distracted"
23:34 we'd better get this now
23:37 because things are happening so fast.
23:40 Ivor: You know, there is a parable...
23:42 a parable of the ten virgins
23:43 and the Bible says that at midnight,
23:47 all the virgins woke up,
23:49 if you know the parable, these ten virgins...
23:51 five were wise, five were foolish
23:52 and they all take their lamps and go forth
23:56 to meet the bridegroom,
23:57 okay, but something happens at midnight that wakes them up,
24:02 midnight is the darkest hour... that's what it represents.
24:07 Something happens that is unexpected,
24:09 that makes all the virgins realize, "Huh... this is it...
24:14 this is the moment that we've been waiting for. "
24:18 What is that darkest event in earth's history?
24:22 What is the overwhelming deception of Satan
24:24 at the very end of time, it's his appearing
24:27 and here's the thing,
24:28 many people are looking for signs
24:32 that, "Okay, when I see this,
24:35 then I'll know... and I'll get ready for it... "
24:37 No... when Satan comes, there's no sign that he gives
24:41 that... you get up one day,
24:43 turn the news on... and Jesus is here.
24:46 James: There he is...
24:48 Ivor: That's how sudden this is. Yvonne: Right.
24:49 Ivor: It's an unexpected event,
24:51 there's... it's not like a sign...
24:52 "Okay, well we think Satan might appear sometime this year... "
24:55 No, it's totally unexpected
24:57 and so with that if you haven't been preparing beforehand...
25:01 when you see the "abomination of desolation"
25:03 standing in the Holy Place
25:05 and you're like, "I'm not ready"
25:06 there's no time, you see what I'm saying?
25:08 You have failed to be prepared in the time
25:13 that you should have been prepared.
25:14 That is the greatest thing that is facing God's people today
25:17 is lack of preparation
25:19 because we're probably looking for wrong signs.
25:24 Yvonne: Hmmm... hmmm...
25:25 James: You know in Revelation chapter 1 verse 10,
25:28 we got a couple of minutes here just to look at this
25:31 in relation to everything you've said, Ivor,
25:33 a way to prepare... let's just...
25:36 let's just close with giving our Viewers a way to prepare,
25:39 so, Revelation 1:10 says,
25:42 "I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day,
25:44 and I heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet... "
25:49 What is the Lord's day?
25:50 Jason: Saturday... the seventh day...
25:54 James: According to what?
25:56 Jason: The fourth commandment and Genesis 2:2...
25:58 James: Okay, according to the Bible,
25:59 the Lord's day is the seventh day.
26:01 Do most Christians believe that? Yvonne: No.
26:03 James: No, most Christians believe the Lord's day is what?
26:06 now the text here doesn't explicitly say
26:08 that it's Saturday or Sunday,
26:10 it just says, "the Lord's Day"
26:11 but if you go to the Bible,
26:13 you'll find that in Exodus 20 it says,
26:15 "The Seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God"
26:17 so it's the Lord's Day
26:18 and Jesus says in Mark 2 that... yeah,
26:22 "I'm the Lord of the Sabbath... "
26:23 however, if you read
26:26 no less than five translations of the Bible, post 2000,
26:31 that means these were translations
26:33 that were developed after the year 2000,
26:36 so we're in the year 2017,
26:38 so these five translations were all printed...
26:40 translated... after the year 2000,
26:43 they don't say, "the Lord's day" here,
26:45 they say, "Sunday"
26:48 or in the marginal reference, "the first day of the week"
26:50 and one of those translations is a Spanish translation
26:53 so, we're going to be dealing with people
26:57 who are reading their Bibles... their Bible versions...
27:00 and we say to them, "The seventh day is the Sabbath"
27:02 then they'll say, "But what about the Lord's Day?"
27:05 We'll say, "Well the Lord's Day is the Sabbath. "
27:07 "No, in Revelation 1:10, it says the Lord's Day is Sunday
27:09 it's the first day of the week. "
27:11 "Well, wait a minute, that's a bad translation. "
27:13 "Well, I don't know Greek and Hebrew
27:15 but the guy that translated this sure does. "
27:16 Do you see what I'm saying?
27:18 And this is the more practical preparation that we have to make
27:21 we have to be aware...
27:23 what is taking place with the Scriptures,
27:26 we can go to the Scriptures but we have to be aware also
27:28 of how the Scripture is being changed,
27:29 the Law is being changed, the Scripture is being changed,
27:32 we're in for a spiritual battle that's before us
27:35 and we need to trim our lamps and be ready
27:37 or we're going to face this overwhelming deception
27:40 that's going to bring our souls face to face with death.
27:42 Yvonne: Wow!
27:43 James: So, we need to continue this though,
27:45 we got to finish this subject,
27:46 we're going to do a Part 3, I think...
27:48 Yvonne: Yeah, I love it.