In Ezekiel 9:4 the LORD says, "Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and put a mark on the foreheads of the men who sigh and cry over all the abominations that are done within it." Then in verse 5 and 6 the LORD instructs the judgment to be released on the people except on those who have the mark. This is a principle that we know the LORD will use again: the apostle John writes in Revelation 7:2-3, “Then I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God. And he cried with a loud voice to the four angels to whom it was granted to harm the earth and the sea, saying, "Do not harm the earth, the sea, or the trees till we have sealed the servants of our God on their foreheads."’ Later in Revelations 9:4 we see how this mark from God protected them from the judgments in the earth; it says “They were commanded not to harm the grass of the earth, or any green thing, or any tree, but only those men who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads.”
In Ezekiel 11:13, Ezekiel says, “Now it happened, while I was prophesying, that Pelatiah the son of Benaiah died. Then I fell on my face and cried with a loud voice, and said, "Ah, Lord GOD! Will You make a complete end of the remnant of Israel?"’ God had tarried long, but now His Words wear manifesting quickly. The LORD says in Ezekiel 12:28, "None of My words will be postponed any more, but the word which I speak will be done.” The Bible says that mockers will also come in the last days saying “where is the sign of His coming,” but that day of judgment will come like a “thief in the night” and over take them all.
Read through the Bible with us in 2012! The reading plan can be downloaded below; we are reading in chronological order. Check back often to read the blog posts on the Bible readings and discuss things in the "comments" section.
2012 Bible Plan