The Family Altar
60 Now, we notice. And, in the Old Testament, they had what they called the jubilee year. That was when all the people, that was slaves, could go free when the jubilee sounded. And then if a man did not go out, if there was some excuse that he could give, that he didn’t want to return to his land, then he had to be marked in the ear, with an awl, by the post in the temple. And then no matter how many jubilees come along, that man was sold out. He could never no more come back as a citizen in Israel, no more. What did he do? He rejected his invitation. He didn’t have to pay nothing. The debt of his slavery was over. His family was free. He could go right back to his homeland and get his own possession. But if he refused to do it, then he wasn’t lotted no more with Israel, and his possession was give to another.
61 Now, the same thing in the natural applies to the spiritual. That, if we, as inheritants of Eternal Life, and we hear the Gospel and know that It’s true, and we reject It, and refuse to do it or to listen to It, we take on the mark of the beast.
62 Now, somebody said, “Now, there’s going to be a—a mark of the beast, it’s going to come some day.” Let me tell you. It’s already come. See? As soon as the Holy Ghost begin to fall, the mark of the beast begin to take place. See?
63 You only have two things. One of them, is, accept It, takes the Seal of God. To reject It, takes the mark of the beast. To reject the Seal of God is to take the mark of the beast. Everybody understand? [Congregation says, “Amen.”—Ed.] To reject the Seal of God is to take the mark of the beast. For, the Bible said, “All that was not sealed by the Seal of God took the mark of the beast.”
64 When the trumpet sounded, and all wanted to go free could go. Them that didn’t, was marked.
Now, you see, the mark of the beast, if we talk about it in the future, is when it’s going to be made manifest, when you realize it’s what you’ve already done. See? And so is the Holy Spirit, It’s to be manifested. When we see the Lord Jesus coming in glory, and feel that transforming power, and see the dead rising out of the grave, and know that a second longer, we’ll be changed and have a body like His. It’ll be made manifest. Then, to see those who rejected It, will be left down, out.
63-0630E - Is Your Life Worthy Of The Gospel?
Rev. William Marrion Branham