Joseph has also been prepared spiritually. He has matured since the days of his youthful dreams when he antagonized his brothers by calling attention to his self-righteous superiority. After years of being humbled through slavery, false accusations, and prison, he realizes Elohim’s faithfulness to protect him and keep him alive through all the trials. He has been prepared to win the confidence and respect of a heathen king and court by giving full credit to the Elohim of Isra’el. He acts with utmost courtesy and restraint, and directs all of his praise to Him.
Revelation Chapter 20 – The First Resurrection
What if the ‘mark of the beast’ is the rejection of the holy Sabbath as one denomination claims (Ezekiel 20:2)? What if taking the ‘mark of the beast’ requires eating ‘unclean’ animals (Isaiah 66:15-18)? What if taking the ‘mark of the beast’ means death for keeping Adonai’s ‘appointed times’ (Daniel 7:25). How does someone suddenly start obeying Torah when faced with death? Being a holy one, a saint, is defined as one who has a testimony of Yeshua and keeps the commandments of Adonai. Obeying Torah because of faith in Yeshua strengthens the holy ones, the saints, to stand when faced with persecution and death.
Revelation Chapter 9 – The Abyss
The Greek translates the word ‘witchcraft’ as ‘sorcery.’ The Greek word for ‘sorcery’ is pharmakos and means ‘poisoner.’ From pharmakos comes pharmacon or ‘pharmacy’ and means ‘drug.’ A sorcerer ‘poisons people with drugs.’ Sorcery can also mean ‘to drug people into living by their illusions –– using supernatural powers to manipulate Elohim into giving them temporal possessions’ (Strongs Concordance, #5333.). Pharmaceuticals are really legalized drugs. People will be deceived by pharmaceuticals whether it is illusions it creates or the false sense of having physical health.