Paul Rolland, Night Watchman, Night Watchman Ministries
Matthew 24:37 But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
Genesis 6:9, 11, 12 These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God. The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
Genesis 7:1-4 And the Lord said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation. Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female. Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and the female; to keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth. For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth.
Mohammed bin Salman – NEOM; There will also be gene-editing facilities that will be used to make humans stronger and smarter than ever before, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Transhumanists propose to use technology to alter human nature to produce human beings with “super longevity, super intelligence, super well-being,” (BUILD BACK BETTER, BUILDING BETTER BODIES IN NEOM BABYLON)
With the perilous time known as the Tribulation and Great Tribulation, comes a very dire warning for those who want to be saved. Can Science Cure Death? It Sure Looks Like It. The first unified theory of aging might be the key to humans living forever (in a ‘fallen’ state of existence apart from Christ).
BY JACQUELINE DETWILER JUL 15, 2021 PopularMechanics
Nick Saraev is 25 years old, far too young, it would seem, to be thinking about death. And yet, since he turned 21, he has taken steps to prevent the infirmities of old age. Every day, he takes 2,000 mg of fish oil and 4,000 IU of vitamin D to help prevent heart disease and other ailments. He steams or pressure-cooks most of his meals because, he says, charring meats creates chemicals that may increase the risk of cancer. And in the winter, he keeps the humidity of his home at 35 percent, because dry air chaps his skin and makes him cough, both of which he considers manifestations of chronic inflammation, which may be bad for longevity.
Based on the life expectancies of young men in North America, Saraev, a freelance software engineer based near Vancouver, believes he has about 55 years before he really has to think about aging. Given the exponential advances in microprocessors and smartphones in his lifetime, he insists the biotech industry will figure out a solution by then. For this reason, Saraev, like any number of young, optimistic, tech-associated men, believes that if he takes the correct preventative steps now, he might well live forever. (NWN; ‘And to be as god’s, said the Serpent to Eve). Saraev’s plan is to keep his body in good enough shape to hit “Longevity Escape Velocity,” a term coined by English gerontologist Aubrey de Grey to denote slowing down your aging enough to reach each new medical advance as it arrives. If you delay your death by 10 years, for example, that’s 10 more years scientists have to come up with a drug, computer program, or robot assist that can make you live even longer. Keep up this game of reverse leapfrog, and eventually death can’t catch you. The term is reminiscent of “planetary escape velocity,” the speed an object needs to move in order to break free of gravity.
The science required to break free of death, unfortunately, is still at ground level. According to Nir Barzilai, M.D., director of the Institute for Aging Research at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City, scientists currently understand aging as a function of seven to nine biological hallmarks, factors that change as we grow older and seem to have an anti-aging effect when reversed. You can imagine these as knobs you can turn up or down to increase or decrease the likelihood of illness and frailty. Some of these you may have heard of, including how well cells remove waste, called proteostasis; how well cells create energy, or mitochondrial function; how well cells implement their genetic instructions, or epigenetics; and how well cells maintain their DNA’s integrity, called DNA repair or telomere erosion. (Night Watchman Note; Mohammed bin Salman – NEOM; There will also be gene-editing facilities that will be used to make humans stronger and smarter than ever before, according to the WSJ.)
Saraev doesn’t think he, personally, will figure out how to fiddle with these anti-aging knobs to make humans live longer. He is not a doctor (though he once considered it). He’s just noticed that more and more people—researchers, scientists, podcasters, denizens of Reddit—are talking about human lifespan as a number that could change dramatically in the next century. Just three years ago, after much lobbying by research and industry groups, the World Health Organization (WHO) added a distinction that characterizes aging as a disease—one that humanity might cure eventually. So Saraev’s question is the same one we all have, one that intensifies as the years slide by:
ONE COMMONALITY AMONG PEOPLE who advocate for longer human lifespans is an intolerance of death even as a concept. Many proponents of super longevity remember the moment they first learned that a family member would die, and will tell you their refusal to accept it has led to a lifetime searching for a solution. Whereas many of us hoard money, amass achievements, or have children in search of surrogate immortality, longevity enthusiasts (NWN; ‘Transhumanists) are determined to bring about the real thing, whatever it takes.
James Strole, for example, considers himself a warrior against a “deathist” paradigm. At 72, he doesn’t have Nick Saraev’s luxury of time to wait for science to solve aging. Instead, he is trying to bring about the solution himself. After a career in real- estate investing, Strole cofounded People Unlimited, a community to inspire people to live infinite lifespans, in 1995, then added the nonprofit Coalition for Radical Life Extension (CRLE) in 2016. A major goal of both organizations is to introduce the public to anti-aging developments so that when innovations come, they can be integrated into society as naturally as possible. CRLE now hosts an annual scientific conference and festival called RAADFest, which stands for Revolution Against Aging and Death. Strole calls it “Woodstock for radical life extension.” RAADFest seems wild. Prior to the 2020 festivities, which went online because of Covid, the annual event took place in Las Vegas. Sizzle reels of previous years intersperse panel discussions with on-stage exercise classes, rock and vocal performances, flamenco dance exhibitions, and a guy in a leopard-print hat playing a flute next to what looks like the android from Ex Machina. Suzanne Somers showed up. People did squats in businesswear. A speaker informed the audience that they were between “the last mortal generation and the first immortal human generation,” (NWN; ‘The Serpent’s Lie of Eve in the Garden of Eden) which might be true, depending on how you define “between.”
In some ways, Strole’s views are progressive, even refreshing. He stands against ageism, and believes that people should act without concern for whether their choices, behavior, or clothing are age-appropriate. But some RAADFest vendors could induce a bout of skepticism in even the most credulous consumer. Vendors and sponsors include supplement suppliers, biohackers, purveyors of eye creams, mystic oils, and an $8,500 air filtration system. There’s a group that hawks a pendant to protect the body from electromagnetic radiation, and another advertising a mat that beams electromagnetic radiation at the body to reduce age. (One hopes these antithetical booths aren’t located across from one another at RAADFest.) Some companies associated with RAADFest parrot wild claims about the threats of 5G networks—a common conspiracy theory—while Quantum Cellular Medicine, a “gold sponsor,” promotes misinformation about the coronavirus vaccine. It’s hard not to look at some of the products, in their hyperbolic packaging, and compare them to 1800s newspaper ads for Dr. You-Can-Trust-Me’s life-extending potions. Or worse.
Strole says in order to make strides in superlongevity, people will have to invest in anti-aging research the way they have in fighting cancer. That might be a more apt analogy than he realizes. The early, confusing days of cancer treatment were also bifurcated, with promising, incredible science on one side, and worthless nostrums on the other. Before the science matured, consumers had a hard time telling which was which.
That confusion hasn’t stopped Strole from experimenting on his own body. He’s bullish on senolytics, drugs that purge the body of deteriorating cells, and exosome treatments, which infuse the body with little packages of extracellular communication materials, usually from immortal stem cells. Neither is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, but Strole says he feels like a teenager, living and working in the retirement paradise of Scottsdale, Arizona.
But how long can that last? If you look at actuarial tables, the risk of death after age 30 doubles every eight years (a mathematical curiosity dubbed the Gompertz-Makeham Law of Mortality). The oldest humans have only made it to their 120s. Even if those stats start to change, it’s unlikely human lifespan will jump to that of Galapagos tortoises (~100+ years) or bowhead whales (~200 years) overnight, let alone approach infinity. Strole’s cofounder in People Unlimited, Charles Paul Brown, died in 2014 at the age of 79, of complications from Parkinson’s and heart disease. What happens if Strole doesn’t make it? If his doctor says he’s got six weeks?
“First I’d do everything to turn that around, but I would look then at staying alive on some level. I probably would look at Cryo[genic freezing]. That wasn’t my first choice, but I think that’s very noble work,” Strole says. He admits the question gives him pause. “It’s like when they asked [Mike Tyson] whether he had a plan when he went in the ring. And he said yeah, but the first punch in the face, it’s all over.”
DAVID SINCLAIR, PH.D., DOESN’T think any earthling is going to live forever in the next 500 years, which is bad news for the immortality-chasers, because David Sinclair is the guy in longevity. An impish, Australian 52-year-old, he runs sister genetics labs at Harvard and the University of New South Wales in Sydney, has published dozens of articles in publications as prestigious as Nature and Science, and was named one of Time magazine’s top 50 (5) people in healthcare in 2018.
Sinclair believes we will solve aging. But living forever is an ambitious project, and while Sinclair does not believe there is an upper limit on human lifespan, he is realistic about how quickly we can push the current average. It’s still not clear how, exactly, to tweak the knobs of longevity to increase our lifespan far past current levels, but Sinclair, at least, has an idea about which knobs are most important. His most substantial contribution to longevity is what he calls the first real unified theory of aging—a single mechanism he believes explains various types of cellular dysfunction (those hallmarks of aging we mentioned earlier). Sinclair says getting old is a problem of information loss, a dysfunction in the way DNA is read and implemented in cells. He’s basically putting all his money on the epigenome, a flexible DNA interpreter that turns genes on and off based on environmental conditions.
As we live, our DNA takes damage from stressors such as UV rays, stress hormones, and X-rays. Certain families of proteins (sirtuins, for example, a family of enzymes that manage the DNA reader) can repair damaged DNA, but while they are doing it, they are unavailable to perform their usual epigenetic work, protecting other genes and preventing unnecessary genes from being transcribed. When the proteins finish making the repairs, they sometimes don’t go back to the places they came from, leading to a progressive sloppiness in how genes are implemented all over the body.
Sinclair compares aging to a scratch on a CD (see above). “The genome is the music, the reader is the epigenome, and the scratch has stopped the reader from reading the music in the same way,” he says. “I think aging stops cells from reading the right genes to remember how to be a brain cell or a liver cell.”
In other words, according to Sinclair’s theory, cells that had mastered their roles as blood or bones or brain become less capable of performing those functions, even though the instructions are still right there. Some interesting evidence he puts forward for this idea comes from cloning. When you transfer old DNA from an animal into a new cloned cell, you don’t get an old clone, but a young one. Therefore the DNA itself must contain all the instructions it ever did. That leaves the operating system as the most likely offender.
Sinclair, it should be noted, is not immune to the mad optimism that seems to strike everyone who works on longevity. He takes vitamin D, vitamin K, aspirin, the diabetes drug metformin, the grape extract resveratrol, and the sirtuin booster NMN daily, and has recommended a similar plan to his 81-year-old father. Though he doesn’t officially endorse supplements or treatments, he has happily detailed his personal plan on The Joe Rogan Experience (it’s also in his book, Lifespan: Why We Age—and Why We Don’t Have To). Not everyone loves this: Scientists who worry about maintaining legitimacy in a field swarming with crystals and essential oils grind their teeth when they hear someone as respected as Sinclair talking up unproven treatments in the popular press.
Barzilai says that if he had to rank Sinclair’s theory among the ideas out there about old age and mortality, he would “rank it as first.” But he also says it doesn’t explain everything about aging. “There’s still radiation that’s going to change our DNA. There are still metabolic abnormalities that are independent of epigenetics and maybe related more to food…The problem is that all of those hallmarks of aging are not totally dependent on epigenetics,” he says.
None of this means Sinclair is wrong. In a recent study, his lab used gene expression to return vision cells in old mice to a younger epigenetic state (they used a CD cleaning solution to buff out the scratches, you could say). The researchers observed damaged optic-nerve cells in the mice regrow their connections, supposedly impossible in an aged nervous system. They also restored old mice’s vision in a model of mouse glaucoma. That study landed on the December 2020 cover of Nature. And anyway, Sinclair isn’t recommending gene therapies for humans right now. (NWN; MbS indicates that he will have ‘gene editing clinics’ in NEOM Babylon). His preferred anti-aging methods include things like exercising, eating a lot of plants, and not smoking. It would be difficult to find a doctor on earth who disagrees with those ideas. He does, however, prefer to eat stressed plants—those that have been intentionally under-nourished as they’ve grown—reasoning that mild stress turns on anti-aging defenses in the plants that benefit humans who eat them. (One assumes he has the saddest-looking garden in his neighborhood.)
Much of Sinclair’s research focuses on sirtuins, whose levels in the body decrease as we age. Two of the drugs he takes daily, NMN and resveratrol, are purported to goose the sirtuin system. (NAD+, another sirtuin booster, is the main ingredient in the anti-aging supplement Basis, from the popular longevity company Elysium, helmed by Sinclair’s postdoctoral mentor Leonard Gaurente.) But even these promising molecules have little to no chance of making us immortal by themselves. Much of Sinclair’s practical advice is still limited to behavioral interventions: The most effective involve a concept called “hormesis,” when mild stress damages the body just enough to set off positive cellular changes. Exercise, for example, sweating in a sauna, and allowing yourself to get cold spur the body to protect itself.
Probably the most supported intervention for living a very long time is as simple as changing your diet. “If I could only give one recommendation, it would be to eat less often,” Sinclair says. Studies dating back to the 1930s have shown that reducing calories around 30 percent has improved the lifespan of mice and monkeys, and improved biomarkers of age in humans. The research is so convincing that Barzilai uses it as a control in his study of other methods, to see if anything else works as well. Both Sinclair and Barzilai (as well as a number of other researchers) do it personally. Sinclair practices intermittent fasting. Barzilai follows the 16:8 diet, in which he only eats during an eight-hour stretch.
But plenty of people fast for health reasons, and still no one has exceeded the human age limit of roughly 122 years. What needs to happen to get humanity from where we are now, floating in a sea of partial, mostly behavioral cures, to the point when living much longer, healthier lives becomes the norm?
The first challenge is education, Sinclair says. Most people still don’t think of aging as a disease. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration doesn’t. And as long as that remains the case, studying and prescribing drugs to treat aging will be difficult. Sinclair brings up metformin, a drug that is approved to treat diabetes, but which has also been shown to slow aging in animals and decrease neurodegenerative disease and cancer in humans. (A large, nationwide trial of metformin, called TAME: Targeting Aging with Metformin, was postponed due to Covid but will begin shortly.) It’s likely that, like metformin, the first potential anti-aging drugs will trickle down to the young and healthy from populations of people who need them to treat specific diseases. That will be easier if doctors don’t have to prescribe them off-label.
Another challenge: There’s no reliable test for the body’s cellular (as opposed to numerical) age, which makes it difficult to know whether a given treatment is working unless a research study follows people all the way to death. Sinclair says he is starting a company to build such a test, hoping the product will be cheap and easy enough to become ubiquitous. “Lowering the barrier to doing this test routinely…will get the public accustomed to the concept that you can measure aging and that how you live affects that rate,” he says. He is not alone in this belief: Alex Zhavoronkov, a founder at the company Deep Longevity (and a scientist involved in lobbying the WHO to name aging a disease), is also developing a test of true age. The anti-aging supplement company Elysium has one as well, called Index. It remains to be seen which test will capture the most users, and which will be the most accurate, but the fact remains that you can’t make people live longer until you know how they’re dying, and how quickly they’re dying.
Other concerns involved in creating a population of immortals go beyond the pay grade of a Harvard biologist. Who will be allowed to live forever? What will happen to the Earth when humans stop dying? Will any of this involve robots? These are the questions we ask of philosophers, ethicists, and artists—and also of Natasha Vita-More, executive director of the transhumanist nonprofit Humanity+.
Vita-More predicts that seriously extending human lifespan will require advanced technology, helpers such as nanorobots that can rove the body and continually repair cellular damage. She doesn’t worry about overpopulation, because birthrates have been plummeting (in wealthy countries, at least) for years. As for climate change, she believes some of the biotechnological wave that lifts human lifespan will be used to treat the breakdown of the Earth, “by repairing, renewing, and regenerating its ecology.”
Revelation 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.
6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
But it won’t all be wine and roses. A society that lives indefinitely will have to find new things for people to do after our current retirement age, as well as reimagine the healthcare industry, once most older people are no longer spending their later years sick. There will need to be regulation to ensure corporations don’t sell fake anti-aging cures, or jack up prices to absurd heights, or engage in any number of other unethical practices. And we will still need to raise up the impoverished, secure an equitable physical and economic infrastructure, and agree politically on doing the right things. But Vita-More believes we can do it.
“Is this too hopeful? I do not think so,” she says. “I think that the idea of death will take on new defining factors and parameters and that people might become a new type of human that is not restricted by chronological age, gender, race, size, and all the other criteria used to normalize society.”
This is possibly a little optimistic in the short term. But it is true that the quest to live longer doesn’t have to be about vanity. “People who survive chemotherapy and radiation from cancer, they are aging rapidly. They need help. People with HIV get age-related diseases 10 years before they should,” Barzilai says. Sure, those of us who are young and healthy, like Nick Saraev, might seek a cure for mortality because dying sounds unpleasant, but effective anti-aging treatments could also create health equality among those of us who are living out vastly different lifespans right now—those who have to use wheelchairs, who can’t afford fresh vegetables, or who develop early onset Alzheimer’s because of bad genes. James Strole once characterized his dream of superlongevity as “heaven on earth.”
Is that what this is? Not exactly. But it’s a start.
The Great Warning:
… “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 into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimestone in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment ascendath up for ever and ever; and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosover receiveth the mark of his name.” (Rev. 14:9-11).
Why is God so Intense and Emphatic in Issuing the Three (3) Verse – The Great Warning?
Five-fold Sins Resulting in Men’s Eternal Damnation:
- Worship the beast. (6X). (Rev. 13:4, 13:8, 13:12, 14:9, 14:11)
- Worship the beast’s image. (6X). (Rev. 13:14, 13:15, 14:9, 14:11, 16:2, 19:20)
- Take the beast’s mark. (6X). (Rev. 13:16, 13:17, 14:9, 14:11, 16:2, 19:20)
- Take the beast’s number. (2X). (Rev. 13:17, 13:18)
- Take the beast’s name. (2X). (Rev. 13:17, 14:11)
There are a total of eighteen (18) verses that indicate the eternal sins of damnation that result from worshipping the beast, worshipping his image and taking his mark of identification. Three (3) denotes God’s emphasis and intensity x six (6) denotes the evil number of man = 18, or 6+6+6 = 18, or 666 … “Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six Hundred and threescore and six (666).” (Rev. 13:18). (Emphasis added). Worshipping the beast, his image and taking his mark are the eternal sins that men commit during the Tribulation.
There are a total of ten (10) combined references of evil men taking the beast’s mark, number or name. These three descriptions are synonymous with being identified with (or belonging) to the beast and his system. Ten (10) denotes God’s allness or physical completeness regarding things on earth. These ten references indicate man’s complete earthly evilness and damnation resulting from taking either the mark, number of name of the beast and his kingdom. These men are so deceived and evil, that they not only allow themselves to worship the beast and his fake image, but they allow themselves to be physically branded or marked in order to be identified with the beast. Evil men obtain this mark, number or name so they can also participate in the global economy in terms of buying and selling. They have to be identified as having this mark, number or name, physically evident on either their right hand or forehead, in order to be allowed to execute a purchasing or selling transaction. Once evil men worship the beast, his image and take his mark (or number, name, they are damned.
There are three verses regarding a very specific, powerful and clear angelic warning given to men on earth, to NOT worship the beast, or his image, or take his mark (name, number). Three (3) denotes God’s emphasis and intensity.
… “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 ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.” (Rev. 14:9, 14:10, 14:11) (Emphasis added). Twice (2) the message is directed at men. The angel repeats himself indicating that the message is for men and what behavior is judged eternally sinful (for ever and ever). Men who worship the beast, his image and take his mark will;
- Experience God’s wrath.
- God’s wrath will not be diluted, or held back, but given in full strength.
- They will be thrown into the lake of fire and brimstone for torment.
- There torment will be forever and ever (eternity).
- Their torment will be witnessed by holy angels.
- Their torment will take place in the presence of the Lamb.
- They will have no rest day or night, forever and ever (eternity).
There are seven (7) specific results that stem from men worshipping the beast, his image and taking his mark (name or number). Seven (7) denotes God’s divinely determined completeness as to his purpose or plan. Eternal punishment in the lake of fire and brimstone, day and night is the strongest wrath that God gives evil men (and Satan, beast/antichrist and false prophet). There is a specific mention that this torment takes place in the presence of the Lamb. These men, while in their torment, will see or consciously be aware of the existence or presence of Jesus Christ. This will provide added pain, anguish and misery since they will be painfully made aware of the choice of their decisions (to worship the beast, his image and take his mark). They were warned not to do what they did. The Bible gives plenty of examples of the glory that is given to those who did NOT take worship the beast, his image or take his mark. Yet, despite the angelic warning … despite the 3 ½ year testimony of two witness and prophets … despite the witnessing of Tribulation Saints … despite the flying angel who proclaimed the gospel of Jesus Christ … evil men still chose to worship the beast, his image and to take his mark, name or number. They choose to ignore the messages, the warnings, and the testimonies. And now, they are in the lake of fire and brimstone, and will have to pay the price for their evil decision(s), for eternity. They see Jesus Christ, and have become painfully aware of what they could have had through Jesus Christ and instead, they chose the false, empty promises of Satan by worshipping the beast, his image and taking his mark, name or number. Their extreme bitterness and woeful regret will emotionally torment them for eternity, in addition to the physical pain, suffering and torment that they will experience in the lake of fire for eternity. Through their decision to follow Satan, God gave them exactly what they wanted. They did not want anything to do with Jesus Christ, who paid for their sins with his own blood. As such, God gave them over to Satan, since it was their decision and what they desired while they were physically alive on earth. These evil men did everything humanly possible to ignore warnings, to blaspheme god, to ignore the gospel of Jesus Christ, and instead accepted and believed in lies, worshipped Satan, the beast and his image. Evil men even went so far as to physically defile their bodies (flesh) by taking the branding (mark, number or name) of the beast. All of these actions and behaviors enabled evil men to give themselves totally and wholeheartedly over to Satan through his system of the beast/antichrist and the false prophet.
There are two visions describing what John the Apostle saw, regarding men who were overcomers (them that had gotten victory) by NOT worshipping the beast, his image or taking his mark, number or name).
… “And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God. And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvelous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints. Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgements are made manifest.” (Rev. 15:2, 15:3, 15:4). (Emphasis added).
… “And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgement was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.” (Rev. 20:4). (Emphasis added).
Men who do NOT worship the beast, his image and take his mark are described as;
- They are in heaven (stand on a sea of glass).
- They have harps of God.
- They sing praises and worship Jesus Christ for their salvation.
- They acknowledge that God’s judgements came to pass.
- They are given thrones upon which they sit upon.
- They are given judgement.
- They live and reign with Christ for a thousand years.
There are seven (7) specific results that stem from men NOT worshipping the beast, his image and taking his mark (name or number). Seven (7) denotes God’s divinely determined completeness as to his purpose or plan. These blessings or glories are the complete opposite of what awaits those men who DID worship the beast, his image and took his mark, name, number.
- The righteous are in heaven for eternity versus evil men who are in the lake of fire and brimstone for eternity.
- The righteous are joyful and play harps versus evil men who are bitter, resentful, angry, tormented, cry and wail in anguish.
- The righteous sing the praise of and worship Jesus Christ versus evil men who once praised and worshipped Satan (through the beast, his image and in taking his mark).
- Righteous men acknowledge that what God said would come to pass, in fact did come to pass (made manifest) versus evil men who ignored and rejected warnings, the gospel and testimonies of the truth.
- The righteous are given thrones in heaven versus evil men who are drowning in torment in the lake of fire.
- The righteous are given judgement versus evil men who are judged.
- The righteous live and reign with Christ verses evil men who die and fall with Satan.
The avoidance of doing these five (5) eternal sins is one of the most important themes, in the entire book of Revelation. Men must avoid doing these things, literally at all costs. Even to the point of being beheaded or martyred. Men’s eternal destinies depend on it. Worshipping the beast, his image and taking his mark, name or number result in eternal damnation. There is no way of sugar coating or downplaying this reality.
By taking the beast’s mark, name or number, men in essence have signed their name on the dotted line in blood, in regards to giving their utmost allegiance to Satan, through the beast/antichrist/man of sin. They have completely, unequivocably given themselves over to evil via their mind, heart, body and soul. They have even allowed their flesh to be modified to reflect their satanic status. There is nothing worse that a man can do than WILLINGLY give himself over to Satan. God gives men freewill and a choice. At this point, Jesus Christ can’t provide salvation to lost men. They have made their choice. They chose Satan over Christ. They chose to ignore Christ’s offer of salvation. Christ does NOT force himself on anyone who does not want him, or his offer of free forgiveness of sins through Him, and the shedding of his blood and resurrection. God created man in his image. Men are described as imagers of God. Once man worships the beast, his image and takes his name, number or mark; the body, soul, mind and heart are completely defiled and no longer reflect God’s reflected glory in man. Instead, the evilness of Satan is reflected in the evil men who ignore the angel’s dire warning. There is a major difference between receiving a mark (branding) by the beast/antichrist versus receiving a seal of ownership by God in the forehead. God reserves the forehead on a man for his seal of ownership. A true seal of God’s ownership is spiritual and placed in the forehead of those redeemed by Christ. Conversely, once the beast/antichrist has put a mark/branding on the outside/surface of the forehead, that person is given over to Satan and becomes his property (for future slaughter). This duality between satanic markings and holy sealings in foreheads is very real and denotes a person’s status to angels, to Satan and to God/Christ. Once evil men do the exact things that they are warned not to do, they have forfeited Christ’s offer of salvation, for eternity. The mark of the beast and the seal of God denote a man’s status for eternity from the Tribulation.
Conversely, the Tribulation Saints are those strong and redeemed people in Christ who heed the angel’s warnings and don’t take the mark of the beast, or worship him or his image. Many passages throughout the book of Revelation indicate the glorious future, in eternity, of these redeemed men of Christ who did NOT cave into the beast’s system. They accepted the gospel, they accepted Christ for who he is, they acceptance the forgiveness of their sins through Christ’s shedding of blood and resurrection. They did NOT worship the beast. They did NOT worship the beast’s image. They did NOT take his mark. They did NOT take his number. They did NOT take his name. They did NOT allow their flesh to be defiled. They did NOT believe the lies and deceit spoken of by the beast and his false prophet or religious leader. However, their redemption came with a great personal price of martyrdom in the form of beheading when they refused to withdraw their belief in Christ at the hands of the beast’s persecution. Pray that you will be strong enough to withstand the beast’s persecution.
God isn’t joking or kidding around when He issues a warning. Men are warned not to cross a line, for their own good. Do they listen? Do they obay? Do they take the warning seriously? These warnings are so serious because they have eternal consequences.
For those ‘left behind’ we pray that you will be comforted in knowing that something great and glorious has happened to your spouse, children, family members and friends. We pray that you will not be deceived and believe the lies that are being fanned around the world through the media. We pray that you will understand and accept the truth of what happened, and what is going to happen. We pray that you will recognize the beast and false religious leader for who they are, the most vile, evil, lying and deceitful men who have ever walked this earth. They are here for your destruction. Plain and Simple. Literally, don’t believe anything they say. Lastly, and most importantly, we pray that you will accept the offer of salvation from Jesus Christ (the Lamb), through his forgiveness of your sins and shedding of blood, and resurrection. The offer and your response to it is the most important decision you will make in life, and has eternal consequences. For either glory or eternal damnation. Which will you choose? Do not make the mistake of downplaying, discounting, ignorning, postponing or discrediting Christ’s offer.
… “That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.” (John 3:15).
…”For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16).
… “For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.” (John 3:17)
We pray that you will make the right and correct choice and accept Christ’s offer of salvation, and that you will be strengthened to understand and withstand all the evil, lies and deceit that the beast and his system throws at you. I cannot overstate that you must withstand the beast and his rampant evil at all costs.
The Mark of the Beast Riddle
A couple of years ago, I had a total knee replacement (ouch, is an understatement). Shortly before my Father-in-Law passed away, he had a special hearing implant. I have seen military vets with varying degrees of implants and prosthetic devices. Do you know of anyone of with a pacemaker and any other type of technological/medical implant? In 2017, most of us following eschatological developments were acutely made aware of the company in Wisconsin that started offering its employees, ‘implantable micro-chips’ in their hand so they could buy a bag of stale chips in the cafeteria vending machines and to open doors! What a personal price to pay by these employees so they don’t have to reach in their pocket to grab 75 cents or buck to buy a bag of chips, and all that (pun intended). What could be cooler than using an iphone or other smartphone to pay for chips, than by using an implanted micro-chip (not the kind that can be eaten)? For the mobile technology addicted crowd, an implanted micro-chip is the next wave of coolness. I wonder how long they will have to wait in line for version 2.5 of this new mobile device miracle. What do all these have in common? They are all technological implants of one kind or another. Yeah, so what? They can all wear out, break down, be replaced, be removed, be improved, be modified, something better always comes along, etc. Again, they are all man made devices and not inherently evil.
Let me ask you a question. Does my knee implant make me any less human or an imager of God (or Christian, saved by Christ’s Grace)? Does an older person’s pacemaker make him/her any less valuable in the eyes of God? A military vet that has lost a limb and had it replaced with a prosthetic device, does he/she lose their chance at salvation because of a man-made device becoming part of their body? Of course not, the Bible doesn’t mention anything about being saved or a person losing their chance of salvation due to some type of device or technology becoming part of that person. A man-made device does NOT change or corrupt my unique genetic being as an imager of God! Even with implants, we are still human (an imperfect as a result of mankind’s fall). Why wouldn’t an implanted micro-chip, RFID chip or some other unknown or future electronic device (implanted or otherwise) no be considered a ‘Mark’. Wouldn’t an electronic device be needed to conduct a buy/sell transaction?
Genetic Corruption of the Imagers of God:
What sinful activity really angered God at the beginning of the Bible? Genesis (6:1-5) goes into detail about fallen angels (sons of God as opposed to sons of Man), who left their first estate in heaven to mate with human women (daughters of men that were seen as ‘fair’). This unholy mating of angelic beings with human beings created a hybrid race of Nephilim (giants, mighty men, men of renown). The Nephilim were such an abomination, that God cast the fallen angels (watchers) who spawned these beings, into the bottomless pit/abyss with chains. “And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day” (Jude 6). God also instructed the Israelites to kill the various clans of these giant hybrid angels/humans. Does Goliath the Philistine (and his two brothers) come to mind? How about… “And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight” (Numbers 13:33). “For only Og king of Bashan remained of the remnant of giants; behold his bedstead was a bedstead of iron; is it not in Rabbath of the children of Ammon? nine cubits was the length thereof, and four cubits the breadth of it, after the cubit of a man” (Deuteronomy 3:11). “All the kingdom of Og in Bashan, which reigned in Ashtaroth and in Edrei, who remained of the remnant of the giants: for these did Moses smite, and cast them out.” (Joshua 13:12). Yes, there were human, genetically bastardized hybrids who in most cases were at least over ten (10) feet tall. Accept it. Get over it. Move on.
Outside of the eschatological community, bringing up the concept of the Nephilim is either mocked, completely ignored, brushed off as non-biblical or as fairy tales, discredited, incorrectly interpreted or altogether avoided because of the unsettling connotations and repercussions that result from the evidence of giants having existed in antiquity. Among the evolutionists, evidence of giants totally confounds their anti-creation theory of evolution. Some people are either scared of or are uncomfortable with the evidence of hybrid humans or giants having lived. If you are still not convinced of the biblical proof of Nephilim, I strongly suggest that you research the fantastic work done by Mr. Rob Skiba (a Christian researcher) and review the cornucopia of physical evidence he painstakingly provides. I am only bringing this topic up as a case in point about the extremely dangerous outcomes of genetic manipulation of the human genome. God hates it (understatement) … (genetic manipulation and species hybridization) and destroyed it via the Flood and later through the Israelites. God takes extreme offence with any corruption, meddling or manipulation of his created beings aside from what He designed and created them to be in the first place. He specifically created man and woman in His image (Genesis 1:26-27, 5:1-2). God also created what is believed to be nine (9) distinct classifications of angelic beings or heavenly host. He creates specifically, purposely and according to His will and plans. Speaking about the destruction of the giant hybrid angelic/human Nephilim, does the Flood come to mind?
Prior to the Flood, Genesis (6:8-13) goes into detail about how … The whole earth was being corrupted and all flesh was being corrupted upon the earth. God saw the earth as being so filled with violence (not only among men, but extreme violence caused by the Nephilim) that he decided to destroy everything (all flesh). There is some evidence that also suggests that animal hybrids were also created by either the fallen angels or by men who were taught how to do this. However, “Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord, was a just man and perfect in his generations” (Genesis 6: 8-9). I believe perfect means being uncorrupted genetically when taking into account the generational context of this verse and the conditions of flesh on the earth at this time. In the days of Noah, apparently all flesh became genetically corrupted including men and animals. Although there are several reasons why God saved Noah and his family (including no genetic corruption), you have to understand why God also wanted to save a portion of the animals that were not genetically corrupted and still pure as God had originally intended and created them to be. Humans and animals on the ark were meant to re-populate the earth, after the flood, with uncorrupted, pure genetics. God wiped the slate clean and started over with genetically pure human and animal specimens that were not tainted through angelic hybridization or genetic manipulation.
Where does Satan come into play in all of this? One of the main lies and deceptions (of many) that he has used throughout the Bible and history was to tempt mankind by offering a false, counterfeit immortality. After the Devil tempted Adam and Eve in the garden with eating the fruit from the tree of knowledge (good/evil), God did not want Adam and Eve to eat fruit from the tree of life … and live forever (immortal, in a fallen state), (Genesis 3:22). Only Christ can provide true, genuine, righteous immortality based upon our spiritual rebirth and the glorious transformation of our fleshly bodies (1 Corinthians 15:49-55). Over time, as God revealed the genetic lines that the Messiah (Jesus Christ) was to come from, the Devil made it a priority to attack the genetic lines of those people in an attempt to thwart God’s plan by genetically corrupting the messianic family tree by various means. This obviously failed. The point is that genetic intercession and manipulation is a major strategy used by Satan to deceive mankind with a counterfeit immortality and attempt to derail God’s plans (past, present and future). The Devil’s main strategy has always been to corrupt and counterfeit anything God has created or declared being very good (Genesis 1:31). Since the beginning of the Bible, Satan has made it one of his top priorities to corrupt mankind (in the flesh and spirit) so that we are no longer the imagers of God.
…”And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.” Corruption of flesh, extreme violence, extreme sin, extreme abominations, extreme evil. “And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them” (Revelation 9:6). “And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire. And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory.” (Revelation 16 8-9). These two verses directly, and several other verses indirectly, suggest that men may have somehow attained the ability to withstand extreme elements and afflictions, up to and including the ability to not die. However, they will still experience extreme and unbearable affliction, pain and torment. This would provide further evidence of some type of genetic manipulation or enhancement was in play. A counterfeit immortality? Some prophecy teachers/students have suggested that the scorching heat will be seven times (7X) hotter than today’s hottest temperatures on earth. From a scientific standpoint, this extreme heat could be representative of massive solar flares reaching the earth. It is an extreme and sad irony, that people during the Tribulation will perhaps stand in line to get the Mark of the Beast, thinking of the lie of immortality, and then once having this counterfeit, satanic ability, wishing that they could die. Be careful of what you want, you might get it! If God wouldn’t tolerate genetic manipulation and hybridization during the times of Noah, why would he allow it during the Tribulation? God is the same then, now and always. He doesn’t change, nor does his Word change. Now, in this day and age, mankind has the ability (if unrestrained by any authority or ethical conscience) to make the same mistake, as in the days of Noah, to genetically manipulate the human genome. However, it doesn’t take much stretch of the imagination to think that the restraints that currently exist to prevent or ‘restrain’ human genetic manipulation, could easily and quickly fall by the wayside during the Tribulation.
What does all this techno-geno-babble have to do with the Mark of the Beast (as opposed to the number of the Beast)? My belief (based upon what the Bible says) is that the Beast will use a form of deception and lies that requires/entices people to receive a form of genetic enhancement, or manipulation. This could be used as a proxy for men to become resistant to the pestilences that occur during the Tribulation period. This could also be used as a lie that suggests science can make men immortal by not having to die by the diseases and genetic ailments that have plagued mankind since mankind’s fall. This of course does nothing to address the spiritual death of mankind. People during the Tribulation will not be concerned with their spiritual health or status, let alone of repenting, giving Gold glory, and accepting Christ. Which deceived person would not want to have a counterfeit immortality? (which is that age old deception again!). What could a mark look like on the hand or forehead? This could be in the form of a biometric marker or fleshly signature that is caused by genetic manipulation or process. It could also just be as simple as a satanic graphic tattoo, stamp, logo or branding. This could also be a number that is obviously descriptive in nature. 365/24/7 means something to most people (this describes something that occurs 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week). Go online and check out how CERN uses the interplay of 666 in their logo. Revelation (13:16-17) clearly states that this will be a “mark, the name, or the number of his name” (of the beast). The mark destroys a human’s status as an imager of God and bastardizes the element of God that was initially created in that person. Which is why I believe there is a genetic component to the mark. As such, deceived members of the antichrist’s system can be identified in three different physically visible manners (mark, name, number).How could a person make a worldwide purchase by only having a symbol, biometric mark, name or number on their hand or forehead? Won’t they need a credit card, smartphone, micro-chip or physical device of some kind (implantable or otherwise) to conduct an economic transaction? No. No. No.
Today, biometric scanning is used throughout the world by major governments to monitor their civilians and is growing exponentially. Scanning captures detailed facial features, iris patterns, fingerprint patterns, and even voice pattern recognition and DNA. Instead of scanning a credit or debit card, or even a micro-chip, all the Beast’s system has to do is scan a person’s face or hand (that has the visible signature or mark). The system electronically acknowledges the mark (in the same manner as when a scanner reads someone’s iris to determine their identity), which then activates the decision (go, no-go) algorithms, which in turn authorize electronic transfer of cashless funds. It is all done electronically, behind the scenes in milliseconds. The electronic system then knows (via stored information in the world’s databases) that the person with the Beast’s mark, number, name is part of the new world system and is then allowed to buy and sell. No need to have cash, a credit card, or even a micro-chip device implant. It is well known that countries and the credit card companies are pushing hard today to do away with cash. All international banking and fund transfers are electronic. The only parties using cash, are individual citizens, making private purchases. Bitcoin, Crypto-Currencies are also some recent attempts at developing cashless electronic currency. Russia, India, Europe and the U.S. are all pursuing electronic scanning technology and data management systems with aims at various goals, including, but not limited to, economic monitoring. It doesn’t take much to see how these systems can easily coalesce together into one network during the Tribulation. This new world economic system is nothing more than financial databases, transaction systems and protocols being tied together, founded on a common data scheme which pulls in data from biometric scanners all over the world. This was unthinkable even five years ago.
Why does God specifically declare that anyone who takes the Mark of the Beast will be lost forever and is beyond salvation, even with the gospel of Christ being communicated throughout the entire earth by the two witnesses (Revelation 11:3-13), three witnessing angels (Revelation 14:6-11), 144,000 Jewish evangelists (Revelation 7:4) and Christians’ testimonies/witnessing by refusing to take the mark, prior to their martyrdom (Revelation 20:4). The mark is physical as opposed to a spiritual engraving and means that these people have figuratively crawled into bed with Satan, and there they will stay to receive God’s wrath and to eventually be thrown into the lake of fire with Satan, the Antichrist and the False Prophet (Revelation 13:9-11, 19:20, 20:10). The mark, number, name represents a betrayal of God and a compromise with evil. Conversely, the Bible says the forehead of every believer in Christ is reserved for the “name of my God”. Christ promises, I will write on him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the New Jerusalem … And I will write on him My new name.” (Revelation 2:12). “And I looked, and lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father’s name written in their foreheads.” (Revelation 14:1). So, there you have it. The wicked choose to have the Mark of the Beast branded (like cattle) ON their foreheads or right hand (near fingers, finer tips and fingerprints). Conversely, all those saved by Christ (and the Jewish 144,000 redeemed/sealed by God) have the name of God written IN their foreheads.
Taking into account everything that I have stated, including recent, cutting edge technological advancements, this letter will only make sense to folks “who have eyes to see and ears to hear” living during the past several years. I don’t think people living prior to the smartphone or computer era (let alone to the very recent genetic era) would have any comprehension or belief of the things stated here in. During the Tribulation, many lies will be told to deceive men about the benefits of taking the mark and being part of the new world system. Some people will interpret these benefits (erroneously) as being cool and having no risk whatsoever. The analogy of ‘sheeple’ will rise to a new level. Another sad irony is that these people will most likely line up to receive the mark as if it were the next great smartphone release. I believe there is strong Biblical connections between verses in Genesis and Revelation that tie together the genetic manipulation scenario that could produce the Mark of the Beast. In my analysis, biometric scanning, worldwide database technology and genetic modification will do away with the need to have any physical device on a person’s physical being (implanted or not) in order to conduct economic transactions. The Beast will need a 100% failsafe system to correctly identify who is in the satanic kingdom/system and who is not. A physical device (implanted or not) is NOT a 100% failsafe mechanism for detecting someone’s allegiance to the Antichrist or to enable them to participate in the new world economic system. Physical things with personal identification information in them are easily stolen. This is why the credit card companies (and governments) want to do away with any physical form of commerce and to go completely to an electronic system. The only way to salvation during the Tribulation period is for a person to believe in Christ AND refusal to take the Mark of the Beast, to the point of martyrdom (beheading)… “And I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.” (Revelation 20:4). As of today, we still do not know exactly what the mark, number or name of the Beast will be or look like. We can only consider what God reveals to us in His time and what we see on the near horizon. I surmise that the mark will be revealed, once the church has been raptured, the Beast comes on the scene, the Tribulation period has begun and the new world order system coalesces into place.
ONE LAST THOUGHT:
Given the fact that we know biometric scanning and verfication involves scanning a person’s iris (eye) and perhaps their fingerprints, is it any coincidence that the mark of the beast will be placed on the forehead or the hand? This mark would be a mere inch or two away from the eye or finger. How easy would it be for the biometric scanner to not only scan the iris, fingerprint and then to also scan the mark of the beast? As previously stated, biometric scanning validates or verifies that a person is who they say they are. Scanning the mark of the beast authenticates and authorizes that person’s transaction to be completed. I don’t believe it will be a coincidence for the mark of the beast to be placed either on the hand or forehead. It is conveniently right there … on the forehand or hand … along with fingers and eyes. Consider it, for those of use with eyes to see and minds to discern and understand. For most of the world, during the tribulation, the mark of the beast will just be one more governmental burdern or intrusion to have to accept in the name of convenience, security of personal information, health, identification and commerce. To use an old credit card advertsing slogan, “Don’t leave home without it.” For those during the tribulation, they won’t have to worry about “leaving home without it,” because it will have become permanently and eternally part of their being. To the point of damnation. Believe it. Don’t do it. Don’t do it. Don’t do it (accept the mark, name or number of the beast).
False Prophet (The WORLD’S Greatest Social ‘Influencer’). ‘Go ahead, get the jab, it is good for you, it is good for humanity, it is the ‘moral’ thing to do.’
Revelation 13:16-17 And he [false prophet, pope, pontiff] causeth ALL, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a [‘subdermal, infrared, vaccination, smart’] mark IN their right hand, or IN their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the [‘subdermal, infrared, vaccination, smart’] mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. (Emphasis mine. Discernment mine.)
And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he [false prophet, pope, pontiff] DECEIVED THEM that had received the [‘subdermal, infrared, vaccination, smart’] mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. (Emphasis mine. Discernment mine.)
And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.
And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had NOT worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
8 References to ‘BE WATCHING or WATCHFUL.’ ‘8’ indicates that a new ‘era or epoch’ is arriving. Be it the rapture, the tribulation, the year of the Jews redemption or the year of the onset (2028) of the 1000 year millennial reign of Christ (2028-3028).
Matthew 24:42; Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.
Matthew 25:13; Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.
Mark 13:35; Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning.
Luke 21:36; Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man
Luke 12:37-39; Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them. And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants. And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through.
‘Increasing Like Labor Pains.’ ‘Fearful Sights.’ ‘Perilous Times.’ ‘Men’s hearts failing with fear.’ Great Convergence of Signs.’ REDEMPTION IMMINENT.
In His Service,
Night Watchman Ministries
Make Your Decision for Christ NOW!!!!!!! Time is Up!!!!!!!
Jesus Christ’s Offer of Salvation:
The ABCs of Salvation through Jesus Christ (the Lamb)
A. Admit/Acknowledge/Accept that you are sinner. Ask God’s forgiveness and repent of your sins.
. . . “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23).
. . . “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one.” (Romans 3:10).
. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” (1 John 1:8).
B. Believe Jesus is Lord. Believe that Jesus Christ is who He claimed to be; that He was both fully God and fully man and that we are saved through His death, burial, and resurrection. Put your trust in Him as your only hope of salvation. Become a son or daughter of God by receiving Christ.
. . . “That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. (John 3:15-17). For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13).
C. Call upon His name, Confess with your heart and with your lips that Jesus is your Lord and Savior.
. . . “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10:9-10).
. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.” (John 1:8-10).
. . . “And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. (John 2:2).
. . . “In this was manifested the love of god toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.” (1 John 4:9, 14-15).
. . . “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.” (Romans 5:8-10).
. . . “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23).
. . . “Jesus saith unto them, I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6).
. . . “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth.” (Romans 1:16).
. . . “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts: 4:12).
. . . “Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth for there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” (1 Timothy 2:4-6).
. . . “For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Thessalonians 5:9).
. . . “But as many as received him, to them gave the power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.” (John 1:12).
True Church / Bride of Christ Spared from God’s Wrath:
Romans 5:8-10. “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.”
Romans 12:19. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
1 Thessalonians 1:10. And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.
1 Thessalonians 5:9. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
Romans 8:35. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
Jeremiah 30:7. Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble, but he shall be saved out of it.
Revelation 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.