- Day 61 -
The Mark of the Almighty
YAHveh (the LORD) cried out in [Ezekiel’s] hearing with a loud voice saying, “Draw near, O executioners of the city…. Behold, six men came…each with his shattering weapon in his hand; and among them was a certain man clothed in linen with a writing case at his loins. …[YAHveh] called to the man clothed in linen at whose loins was the writing case …‘Go through the midst of the city, even through the midst of Jerusalem, and put a mark on the foreheads of the men who sigh and groan over all the abominations which are being committed in its midst.” But to the others He said in my hearing, ‘Go through the city after him and strike; do not let your eye have pity and do not spare’” (Ezekiel 9:1-5).
Ezekiel cried out saying, “Aren’t You going to spare anyone?” YAHveh said to the messenger, “You shall start from My sanctuary” (Ezekiel 9:6). Judgment begins at the household of believers. In essence YAHveh (the LORD) said, “Start at the sanctuary and utterly destroy everyone who is compromised, just giving me lip service, in rebellion, and far from Me.” But He said, “Put a mark on the heads of those who weep and mourn and lament with Me over the abominations being done that transgress My righteousness.”
Several years ago I had a dream, and in the dream I heard YAHshua speaking to angelic messengers; He was giving them instructions saying, “Go, put a mark on the people. Go, put a mark on the people. Go, put a mark on the people.” I woke up instantaneously and I knew judgment was coming and YAHveh was marking His people who were going to be spared because they were horrified, grieved, and sorrowful with Him. They bore that grief, sorrow, and lamentation with Him because of all the abominations and transgressions of His righteous word and decrees.
We are going to have some kind of mark on us, my friend, and we want to make sure it is put there by YAHveh (the LORD) in favor and mercy. YAHveh said to Elijah that there are 7,000—a symbolic number of people in the world—who knew Him, loved Him, and walked in obedience to Him. They might live in a lonely place in the world, but they truly rejoice in the place of intimacy of heart with Him. They loved Him more than their lives, more than anything, and that is what He wants from us.
I can’t wait to see Him! I can’t wait to be with Him, and I hope and pray you feel the same way. HalleluYAH!