DID YOU KNOW that, if you truly love your family, you will be unable to harden your heart against these words concerning the Day of Wrath which is coming upon the whole world?
There is a sense of urgency because time is growing short, and there are many of you who, through lack of understanding and misguided concern for their loved ones, will take the mark in order to provide for them. This will be the cruelest act of all, for if you take the mark -- and encourage your family to do the same, it will carry with it the sentence of spending eternity in the lake of fire.
“And the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the freemen and the slaves, it causes that they give to them all a mark on their right hand, or on their foreheads, even that not any could buy or sell, except the one having the mark, or the name of the beast,or the number of its name.” [Revelation 13:16-17] Can you deny that even present day technology is capable of such a task?
Ponder carefully your answers to these questions, two of the most important ones you will ever face: “For what will a man be benefitted if he should gain the whole world, but forfeits his soul? Or what will a man give (as) an exchange (for) his soul?” [Matthew 16:26]
And consider your ways! Are your eyes on the things of this world, possessions and pleasures? Have you made gods of your family members? Remember, anything or anyone that is more important to you than YHVH Elohim, the Creator of the Universe, has become your god. In that case, you are responsible for creating a false elohim which is destined for destruction. “The (one) loving father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And the (one) loving son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me.” [Matthew 10:37]
While there is yet still time, again consider your ways in light of these words: “(The Lawless One’s) coming is according to the working of Satan (the Adversary) in all power and (miraculous) signs and lying wonders, and in all deceit of unrighteousness in those being lost, because they did not receive the love of the truth in order for them to be saved.” [2 Thessalonians 2:9-10]
Key words: Lawlessness is transgression of the Torah; and the Torah is Truth.“Your righteousness is forever, and Your Law (Torah) is truth.” [Psalm 119:142] Also, in the words of Y'hoshua, “Set them apart in Your Truth; Your Word is Truth.” [John 17:17]
The greatest protection you can give your family is not what you can provide for them. Rather, protection will come from YHVH through your obedience to His Word, which includes teaching His Truth to your family. One warning: It is not a magical formula! Obedience is only obedience when it comes from a love for the Word of Truth and a desire to be obedient to the One who created you.
What is real protection? “And I say to you, My friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear Him who, after He has killed, has power to cast into hell; yes, I say to you, fear Him!” [Luke 12:4-5]
Real protection is knowing where and with whom you are going to spend eternity.
And what is eternal life? “And this is everlasting life, that they should know You, the only true Elohim and Y’hoshua the Messiah whom You have sent.” [John 17:3]
How do you learn to know YHVH and the Messiah? In the words of Webster’s 1828 Dictionary: Under Law, “The Word of God; the doctrines and precepts of God, or His revealed will.” And under Spiritual, “God’s law is spiritual; it is a transcript of the divine nature, and extends its authority to the acts of the soul of man.” Brown. When you study the transcript of the revealed will and divine nature of YHVH, you learn to know both the Father and the Son.