Anchor 2016 Class 13
The Mark of the Beast Part 1
Mark of the Beast
Mark of the Beast
The following transcript comprises the first few minutes of this Anchor 2016 Class 13 presentation by Pastor Stephen Bohr. I welcome you to this page and pray that you might find the videos in this series as enlightening and informative as I have found them.
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Pastor Stephen Bohr
In our class this morning we are going to study the lesson on the mark of the beast, and it’s found on page 213 of your syllabus and so I invite you to turn there there now.
We are going to try and finish this lesson in the one hour where we begin our class this morning, and then we’re going to turn to Daniel 11, and eventually to Revelation chapter 17.
As we begin I want you to imagine throwing a stone into a lake, and the stone, when it hits the water causes three ripples, one ripple is the larger one, the next ripple is smaller and the third ripple is the smallest, working from outside-in.
The smallest ripple broadens into the large one, and the larger one merges into the largest one, now I want you to imagine three concentric circles, and we’re going to apply this illustration now to what we’re going to study about the mark of the beast.
13 The Mark of the Beast Anchor Bible Study Secrets Unsealed
13 The Mark of the Beast Anchor Bible Study Secrets UnsealedStudy Notes Available at: http://www.secretsunsealed.org/produc... Will Your Anchor Hold In The Coming Storm? Topics Covered in “The Great Prophecies of Daniel & Revelation” Class – taught by Pastor Bohr 385 pages Notes on Revelation 13 Church and State in Revelation 13: The Background of Daniel 2 Lessons from the Jewish Harlot of Christ’s Day Notes on Revelation 12 Comments on Revelation 13:1-10 Revelation’s Land Beast The Image of and to The Beast The Number of the Beast: 666 The Beast, His Image and His Number: The Old Testament Background The Mark of the Beast The Seal of the Living God Changing the Ordinance A Day to Remember: The Sabbath from Eden to Eden Reflections on Daniel 11 Decoding the Mysteries of Revelation 17 The Last Link in the Prophetic Chain Christ and Antichrist Catholics Protestants and Worldlings Reflections on the Pope’s Agenda WHAT IS ANCHOR? Anchor is a seminary-level course of study on the fundamentals of Seventh-day Adventist theology, taught by Pastor Stephen Bohr and guest theologians. Registration fee includes required text books and lecture handouts. Each student is responsible for his/her own daily meals, accommodations and transportation. ANCHOR’S MISSION STATEMENT The mission of ANCHOR is to settle students into the Truth both intellectually and spiritually so that they cannot be moved and to provide the theological skills to share with others the reason for the hope that is in them. “This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil, where the forerunner has entered for us, even Jesus, having become High Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.” Hebrews 6:19-20 “Many who embraced the third message had not had an experience in the two former messages. Satan understood this, and his evil eye was upon them to overthrow them; but the third angel was pointing them to the most holy place, and those who had had an experience in the past messages were pointing them the way to the heavenly sanctuary. Many saw the perfect chain of truth in the angels’ messages, and gladly received them in their order, and followed Jesus by faith into the heavenly sanctuary. These messages were represented to me as an anchor to the people of God. Those who understand and receive them will be kept from being swept away by the many delusions of Satan.” Early Writings, p. 256 (emphasis supplied)
We’re going to study in this lesson three aspects that deal with the seal of God, we’re going to begin with some general remarks and then we’re going to be more specific and eventually we’re going to go to the fourth commandment and be very specific.
So let’s take a look at the largest circle in the largest ripple if you please, and basically what it is; is that the final conflict is going to be over the Law of God, it’s going to be over the ten commandments, so that is the largest ripple the largest circle, it’s general, you know because the Ten Commandments are Ten Commandments.
So is there a specific commandment that the conflict is going to be over? Well we’re not going to deal with that as we begin, we’re just going to look at the fact that the final conflict has to do with the Ten Commandments, then we’re going to specify that it has to do with the first table of the Law, and finally we’re going to see that it has to do with the fourth commandment in the first table of the Law.
So we’re going to notice several points under each one of these ripples so to speak, the first point that I want you to notice is that Satan hates the commandments of God at the end of time; the Ten Commandments, generally speaking.
It says in Revelation chapter 12 and verse 17.
“And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to make war with the rest of her offspring, (or the remnant of her seed) who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ”
So what does Satan hate at the end of time? He hates those who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.