The first verses of Revelation 14 tell us that the 144,000 have the Father’s name in their foreheads. How is this accomplished? How is this different than having the name or number of the Beast in the forehead?
How is the number of the beast placed in the forehead of his followers?
We have concluded that this takes place by looking outside of ourselves for authority, often blindly, and then accepting that authority as if it were the voice of God. We also concluded that the beast is the static I AM.
If we switch over to having the Father’s name in our foreheads then where do we look for that name and what is the name? What is the main sign that we have the name?
God is already within every man, woman and child on the planet. If God is within us then His Name is also within us even if we do not consciously perceive it. We receive the illusion of the mark of the beast when we accept any name for God or final authority that is outside of ourselves.
When we finally learn to ignore all the static outside of ourselves and look within for verification of truth then the one creative name or originating sound of God within us begins to vibrate and we activate the name of God in our foreheads because we realize God is in our minds and in our hearts.
What is the main sign that we have the name?
The main sign is that you do not place your life or any eternal salvation in the hands of any outside name or authority. You may respect many outside authorities who have earned a degree of trust. An example would be the Spanish teacher we talked about earlier, but the ultimate trust of life or soul will be given to no man, woman or even the Bible.
He who has the name of the Father in his forehead will only trust a path revealed or confirmed by the God within. Outside teachers may point us in the right direction, but he who has escaped the mark of the beast will not firmly embrace even Jesus, an angel, the scriptures, synchronicity or any other outward sign or teaching unless the great authority within confirms it.
Unfortunately, the removal of the mark even becomes more complicated because many people think they are registering with the God within when they are merely leaning on the positive side of the solar plexus. This is why John mentions the name in the forehead. Because the sensing of the energy of God in the forehead is a sign that you have moved beyond the lower good feeling emotional energy below the diaphragm.
What is the first major step toward soul contact? The answer is somewhat of a judgment call and I would say that some of the answers given could be argued as being the major one.
- Making a decision to seek or BECOME.
This can be major except there are some who seek for a short time and then quit and then go into limbo for a few lifetimes. This then becomes the major step that was not taken. If the seeking attitude and the Decision to do so is maintained then that is a major event in the life of the soul.
- Awareness, recognition that there is something out there beyond the physical – looking for it – looking within.
- A point of crisis in our lives causing us to reflect.
- Observing ourselves with detachment.”
- Finding a true spiritual teacher who has himself received soul contact.
All of these are good points and we may expand on them later, but I want to cover an important step which occurs as the mark of the beast is replaced by the name of the Father. What makes this possible?
If you look within and find that still small voice then you shall have to slay the dragon who gives authority to the beast. You will not have to look for the dragon for he will come after you in a myriad of ways and his approach will always be sensed.
At this point you have two choices.
- Fear the dragon and let him immobilize or slay you.
- Face the dragon and slay him.
Then even if you face the dragon and seem to slay him you may discover you have just wounded a head which is healed and have to slay him again until the body of the dragon is “cast alive into a lake of fire and brimstone.” Revelation 19:20 The fire of the Holy Spirit from God finally consumes the dragon and at last you are able to maintain your focus on the name of the Father in the forehead.
The sign that you have taken your first great step is when you show a willingness to act on a true message from within in defiance to all the clamoring messages from without in the face of risk of life, reputation, eternal damnation or loss.
Notice I say “true message?” There are many who believe they have received a true message from the soul when in reality their action can be traced to the blind following of a guru, religious leader, book or the ego pretending to be the soul.
The subtle difference is this: He who still has the mark of the beast will either be enhancing someone else’s ego or his own, whereas he who follows the soul will always feel humbled by it.
Copyright © 1998 by J.J. Dewey, All Rights Reserved
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"The Beast" on this, and following pages, is taken from the initial writings by J.J. Dewey to the Keys of Knowledge discussion forum on the Internet. Eventually this became a chapter in The Unveiling which is an indepth, and totally unique explanation of the symbols and meaning of the book of Revelation, the last book of the Bible and the New Testament. From Amazon:After almost 2000 years the key to understanding The Book of Revelation is finally manifest and it is not what you have been taught.First, it is important to understand common interpretations that are revealed to not be true. Among them are:
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- The mark of the beast has nothing to do with bar codes or a chip implanted in your hand or head.
- The letters to the seven churches have little to do with the seven churches.
- The two witnesses are not two prophets who will magically appear.
- When John said that the things in it will “shortly come to pass” he did not mean it would take 2000 years but he meant a short time just as we interpret the phrase.
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