Daily Tidbits 4/7 – The Mark of God

daily tidbits mark of God

The word mark comes from the Hebrew word תו ‘tav.’

Eze 9:4  And Jehovah said to him, Pass through in the midst of the city, in the midst of Jerusalem, and mark (תוה ‘tavah’) a mark (תו ‘tav’) on the foreheads of the men who are groaning and are mourning over all the abominations that are done in her midst.

The above verse is speaking of the mark of the LORD which is put on the righteous.  The mark of the beast is a direct counterfeit of this mark.

The root word for mark is a picture of an ox plowing toward a mark.  In ancient Hebrew thought, God was seen as the strong ox that we are yoked with in covenant relationship.  The word for mark is a picture of walking with your God toward your mark/goal (Philippians 3:14).  Walking with Messiah (Mat 11:29) towards the Kingdom of Heaven or walking with the adversary towards hell.  This is what Paul was alluding to in his letter to the Corinthians.

2Co 6:14  Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership does righteousness have with lawlessness? And what fellowship does light have with darkness?
2Co 6:15  And what agreement does Christ have with Belial? Or what part does a believer have with an unbeliever?

2Co 6:16  And what agreement does a temple of God have with idols? For you are a temple of the living God, even as God said, “I will” dwell in them and “walk among them, and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.” Lev. 26:12; Ezek. 37:27
2Co 6:17  Because of this, “come out from among them” “and be separated,” says the Lord, “and do not touch the unclean thing,” and I will receive you. Isa. 52:11
2Co 6:18  “And I will be a Father to you, and you will be sons” and daughters to Me, says the Lord Almighty. 2 Sam. 7:8, 14; Isa. 43:6

The letter ת ‘tav’ in pictograph form is two crossed sticks which has the meaning of a covenant.  We can choose the covenant of Life in Messiah Jesus (Isaiah 42:6; 49:8; Zechariah 9:11; Jeremiah 31:31; Matthew 26:28) or we can choose the covenant of death (Isaiah 28:15) which promises deliverance from death (ie the tree of life) but in reality leads to hell.

This root is related to את & תא


This is the root for the word sign.  This is significant because the Torah is a sign on the hand and the forehead (Deuteronomy 6:8).  The mark of God is His Word.

The mark of the beast is lawlessness for the beast is the man of sin (2 Thessalonians 2:3; Psalm 130:3; Jeremiah 2:22; Job 10:14) .  Again, the mark of the beast is a direct counterfeit of God’s mark/signs.

תא ‘tav aleph’ is related to the word תו ‘tav’ and את ‘aleph tav’ and means a mark/boundary.


תא ‘tav aleph’ relates to the word tar תר ‘tar’ which means the ‘mark of man’ or the border/outline.


From this root we get תאר ‘ta’ar’ and תואר ‘to’ar.’  These words mean form, outline or border.  This is an important connection to see in that the mark of the beast versus the mark of God ultimately reflects whose image/form you are in.


This connection between the mark and the image/form/outline/shadow picture of the LORD Jesus versus the antichrist is further seen in that the word Torah comes from this same root.


We can have the mark of God and be in His image by walking in His Torah (Genesis – Revelation) and letting Messiah live through us (Galatians 2:20), or we can have the mark of the beast and be in the image of Satan by walking in his ‘torah’ which is lawlessness (Ephesians 2:2-3; Isaiah 30:8-11; 1 Peter 2:8).

We can choose the tree of life or the tree of knowledge.  The Light of the Word or the false light which is in reality darkness (Matthew 6:23).

Connection to the resurrection

Rom 1:1  Paul, a slave of Jesus Christ, a called apostle, separated to the gospel of God,
Rom 1:2  which He promised before through His prophets in the holy Scriptures,
Rom 1:3  concerning His Son who came of the seed of David according to flesh,
Rom 1:4  who was marked out
{ὁρίζω ‘horizō’} the Son of God in power, according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection of the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord;

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ὁρίζω
horizō
Thayer Definition:
1) to define
1a) to mark out the boundaries or limits (of any place or thing)
1b1) that which has been determined, acc. to appointment, decree
1b2) to ordain, determine, appoint
Part of Speech: verb
A Related Word by Thayer’s/Strong’s Number: from G3725

The meaning of this word corresponds to the Hebrew word תר ‘tor.’  It is only through the resurrection that we will be formed into His image.

1Jn 3:1  See what manner of love the Father has given us, that we may be called children of God. For this reason the world does not know us, because it did not know Him.
1Jn 3:2  Beloved, now we are the children of God, and it was not yet revealed what we shall be. But we know that if He is revealed, we shall be like Him, because we shall see Him as He is.

So what is the counterfeit?  It is a false ‘resurrection’ or born again experience.  It is partaking of the tree of knowledge.  Those who put their faith in Messiah must die to the flesh to be reborn again in the Spirit through His power.  Those who partake of the tree of knowledge must go through degrees and graduations to reach ‘godhood’.  This is one of the meanings of the ‘Holy Grail’.  This false born again/resurrection concept is seen throughout the world and the various belief systems of mankind.  The Buddhists and Hindus (and Kabbalists) have the reincarnation concept.  The Jews have the concept of ‘climbing the sephirotic ladder’ and reaching the status of Adam Kadmon (image of God).  The esoteric teachings have initiation experiences.  Catholicism has sacraments.  They are all the filthy garments of man’s attempts at righteousness.  It is only God’s righteousness, the garments of salvation that will save us.  We must be in the image of Messiah not the image of the beast.  We must partake of the tree of life, not the tree of knowledge.  Otherwise we will be among those who weep and gnash the teeth in outer darkness (Matthew 22:11).

From Payne Smith’s Compendious Syriac Dictionary pg 536 “MARK”
A sign, mark, toke, indication, index; ascription, inscription; title of a book*, copy of a book*, annotation; setting down, committing to writing*; description, design, plan of a house**; signing with the sign of the cross***; leavened bread marked with a cross=Eucharistic bread****; the sign of salvation I.e. Baptism; index of chapters
*Again, notice the association with the Word, the book etc.

**The Hebrew word which describes the planning of a house is בן ‘ben’ which means son.  This is important to note because it is deeply connected to the mark.  The Son of God is the Word (John 1).  The ‘son’ of satan is his ‘word.’  DNA is passed from the father to the son to continue the ‘house’.  DNA is composed of letters and sentences…it is a book.  Just as there are two marks, the Mark of God and the mark of the beast…so too, there are two ‘sons’.  The sons of God and the sons of the serpent.  {Mark of the Beast 14 – DNA}

*** The meaning of this symbol, as well as others which point to the mark is heaven joining with the earth.  {Mark of the Beast 12 – As Above So Below}

****Bread is associated with the mark as well.  The mark/sign of God is Passover and the Feast of Unleavened bread.

The true mark/sign of God

The blood
Exo 12:13  And the blood shall be a sign to you, on the houses where you are. And I will see the blood, and I will pass over you. And the plague shall not be on you to destroy, when I strike in the land of Egypt.

This is connected to the book of Ezekiel and the mark of the righteous

Eze 9:4  And Jehovah said to him, Pass through in the midst of the city, in the midst of Jerusalem, and mark a mark on the foreheads of the men who are groaning and are mourning over all the abominations that are done in her midst.
Eze 9:5  And He said to those in my hearing, Pass over in the city after him and strike. Do not let your eye spare, and do not have pity.

It is the blood of Messiah that marks us as His own
Rev 1:5  even from Jesus Christ the Faithful Witness, the First-born out of the dead, and the Ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him loving us and washing us from our sins by His blood,

Rev 1:6  and made us kings and priests to God, even His Father. To Him is the glory and the might forever and ever. Amen.

The blood is associated with Passover and unleavened bread
1Co 5:7  Then purge out the old leaven so that you may be a new lump, even as you are unleavened. For also Christ our Passover was sacrificed for us.

Unleavened bread was also a sign/mark of God
Exo 13:6  Seven days thou shalt eat unleavened bread, and in the seventh day shall be a feast to the LORD.
Exo 13:7  Unleavened bread shall be eaten seven days; and there shall no leavened bread be seen with thee, neither shall there be leaven seen with thee in all thy quarters.
Exo 13:8  And thou shalt shew thy son in that day, saying, This is done because of that which the LORD did unto me when I came forth out of Egypt.
Exo 13:9  And it shall be for a sign unto thee upon thine hand, and for a memorial between thine eyes, that the LORD’S law may be in thy mouth: for with a strong hand hath the LORD brought thee out of Egypt.

Leavened bread = hypocrisy = being clothed in the filthy garments of man…ie the man of sin.  Leaven also comes from the word:

This is what Paul refers to in his letter to the Corinthians were he says to get rid of the leaven of wickedness.  Paul used the word:

G4189
πονηρία
ponēria
Thayer Definition:
1) depravity, iniquity, wickedness
2) malice
3) evil purposes and desires

Webster’s dictionary

Wicked
WICKED, a. [The primary sense is to wind and turn, or to depart, to fall away.]

Here wickedness is connected with leavened bread that is twisted and turned in a kneading bowl.

A related word in Hebrew is:

Twisting of the Scriptures

2Pe 3:15  And think of the long-suffering of our Lord as salvation, as also our beloved brother Paul wrote to you, according to the wisdom given to him;
2Pe 3:16  as also in all his epistles, speaking in them concerning these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which the unlearned and unsettled pervert*, as also they do the rest of the Scriptures, to their own destruction.

*G4761
στρεβλόω
strebloō
Thayer Definition:
1) to twist, turn awry

This word is used in the LXX (Septuagint) to translate the following Hebrew word:

This word comes from the root:

1Co 5:8  So let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, nor with leaven of malice {κακία ‘kakia’} and of evil, but with unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

G2549
κακία
kakia
Thayer Definition:
1) malignity, malice, ill-will, desire to injure
2) wickedness, depravity
2a) wickedness that is not ashamed to break laws
3) evil, trouble

This concept of wickedness being equated with lawlessness is seen in how the following verse in translated into the English.

2Th 2:8  And then shall that Wicked (ἄνομος ‘anomos’ – ἄ – without νομος – law) be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:

Jay P. Green Literal Version
2Th 2:8  And then “the Lawless One” will be revealed, “whom” “the Lord” “will consume” “by the spirit of His mouth,” and will bring to nought by the brightness of His presence. Isa. 11:4

Notice that the lawless one, the man of sin is pictured by a twisted cord.  This is yet another link to the changing of DNA being the mark of the beast.

Sabbaths
Exo 31:13  Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily my sabbaths ye shall keep: for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am the LORD that doth sanctify you.
Exo 31:14  And you shall keep the Sabbath, for it is holy for you; the profaners of it dying shall die; for everyone doing work in it, that soul shall be cut off from the midst of his people.
Exo 31:15  Work may be done six days, and on the seventh day is a sabbath of rest, holy to Jehovah; everyone doing work on the Sabbath day dying shall die.
Exo 31:16  And the sons of Israel shall observe the Sabbath, to do the Sabbath for their generations; it is a never ending covenant.
Exo 31:17  It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth*, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed.

Creation versus Evolution is associated with the mark as well.  Evolution is a big part of the strong delusion to bring forth the mark of the beast as mankind will once again have to face the temptation of the serpent in the garden at the tree of knowledge…ye shall be as gods….’Homo noeticus,’ supermen.  All of creation points to Messiah Jesus.  Everywhere we look there are shadow pictures that point to Him.  The adversary seeks to take these shadows and pervert their meanings and apply them to himself.

The other aspect of the sabbath is redemption (Deuteronomy 5:15).  What is the counterfeit?  A false redemption of mankind through the mark of the beast.  In Hebrew the word for redemption is פדת ‘padut’ which means to bring back to an original state.  The purpose of the sabbaths were to be shadows (Colossians 2:16-17) pointing to our Creator and Redeemer Jesus Christ.

פד ‘pad’ means to bring back to an original state.  When the letter ת ‘tav’ is added it means that redemption comes through the cross/covenant of Messiah Jesus.

This is what redemption is, to bring back man to the state of Adam before he fell.  This can only be done through Messiah Jesus who is the tree of life.  In the end, the man of sin is going to offer redemption through the tree of knowledge…’ye shall not surely die’, yet this is going to lead to eternal damnation.  The sons of God are those who are adopted and redeemed through Messiah Jesus (Romans 8:11-39) The adversary is going to offer mankind to become one with the fallen sons of God who come down from heaven offering to mix with mankind just as they did in the days of Noah (Matthew 24:37).

As seen above, the mark is all about the resurrection and who’s image one chooses.  The image of Messiah Jesus who is the tree of life or the image of the beast which is the tree of knowledge.  The feasts of God point to Messiah.  Many of the aspects of the holidays of this world system point to the antichrist.  A deeper study of the symbology and rituals of these holidays show that death and resurrection are the main themes and ultimately the desire of man to be ‘gods’ knowing good and evil is portrayed.

Exo 31:18  And when He finished speaking with him on Mount Sinai, He gave to Moses the two tablets of the testimony, tablets of stone, written by the finger of God.

Commandments
Deu 6:6  And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:
Deu 6:7  And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
Deu 6:8  And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes.
Deu 6:9  And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates.
Deu 11:18  Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes.

So too, the commandments were designed to point us to Jesus Christ.

Heb 10:1  For the Law had a shadow of the coming good things, not the image itself of those things. Appearing year by year with the same sacrifices, which they offer continually, they never are able to perfect the ones drawing near.

Gal 3:24  Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.
Gal 3:25  But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.
Gal 3:26  For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.
Gal 3:27  For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
Gal 3:28  There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
Gal 3:29  And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.

Redemption of the 1st born…pointing back to Passover and especially referring to Messiah Jesus.  At the time of the end when the mark of the beast is instituted, at the same time the mark of God will be in the foreheads of the 144,000 who are the firstfruits/firstborn.

Exo 13:15  And it happened when Pharaoh hardened himself against sending us away, Jehovah killed every first-born one in the land of Egypt, from the first-born of men even to the first-born of animals. On account of this I sacrifice to Jehovah every one of the males opening the womb, and I redeem every first-born of my sons.
Exo 13:16  And it shall be for a sign on your hand, and frontlets between your eyes. For Jehovah brought us out from Egypt by the might of His hand.

Rev 14:1  And I saw, and behold, the Lamb standing on Mount Zion! And with Him were a hundred and forty four thousands, with the name of His Father having been written on their foreheads.
Rev 22:4  And they will see His face; and His name will be on their foreheads.

His Name is the Word
Rev 19:13  and having been clothed in a garment which had been dipped in blood. And His name is called The Word of God.

We are marked by the Name/Word/Jesus
Rev 7:3  Do not harm the earth, nor the sea, nor the trees, until we seal the slaves of our God on their foreheads.
Rev 7:4  And I heard the number of those having been sealed: one hundred forty four thousands, having been sealed out of every tribe of the sons of Israel:
Rev 14:1  And I saw, and behold, the Lamb standing on Mount Zion! And with Him were a hundred and forty four thousands, with the name of His Father having been written on their foreheads.
Rev 14:2  And I heard a sound out of Heaven, as a sound of many waters, and as a sound of great thunder. Also I heard a sound of harpers harping on their harps.
Rev 14:3  And they sing as a new song before the throne, and before the four living creatures and the elders. And no one was able to learn the song except the hundred and forty four thousands, those having been redeemed from the earth.
Rev 14:4  These are the ones who were not defiled with women, for they are virgins. These are the ones following the Lamb wherever He may go. These were redeemed from among men as a firstfruit to God and to the Lamb.
Rev 14:5  And no guile was found in their mouth, for they are without blemish before the throne of God.

Exodus 8:23 Distinction=redemption=sign=ephod=mark of God?
Exo 8:23  And I will put redemption (KJV distinction) between My people and your people. This miracle shall be for tomorrow.

Brought back to an original state.  A sinless state.  Like the Last Adam.

1Jn 3:1  See what manner of love the Father has given us, that we may be called children of God. For this reason the world does not know us, because it did not know Him.
1Jn 3:2  Beloved, now we are the children of God, and it was not yet revealed what we shall be. But we know that if He is revealed, we shall be like Him, because we shall see Him as He is.

We shall be in His image.  The seed of the serpent will be in his image.  This is what the mark of the beast is.  The Sons of God (Romans 8) will be clothed in the garments of righteousness and salvation.  The seed of the serpent will be clothed in the garments of the serpent.

The 144,00 are the firstborn, the priests…redeemed from the earth.

The “distinction” is seen in the end
Mal 3:16  Then those fearing Jehovah spoke together, each man to his neighbor. And Jehovah gave attention and heard. And a Book of Remembrance was written before Him for those who feared Jehovah, and for those esteeming His name.
Mal 3:17  And they shall be Mine, says Jehovah of Hosts, for the day that I will make up My treasure. And I will pity them as a man has pity on his son who serves him.
Mal 3:18  Then you shall again see the difference between the righteous and the wicked, between him who serves God and him who does not serve Him.

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