Are You Marked?

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I’m really going to wade in deep here. What I’m about to say is going to anger quite a few people, and that’s OK. There are times when the truth has to be dragged out into the light of day, no matter how distasteful and ugly it is. The grievous fact is this: America is finished because of her choice to re-elect Barack Hussein Obama to another term as President.

‘Oh no! How could you say such a thing? This is the greatest country the world has ever known, and we will survive the next four years of an Obama presidency. Until the next election in 2016, we must concentrate on finding the right candidate that will return America to economic prosperity, as well as manufacturing, scientific, technological and military strength. No, we can’t give up now, or ever!’ Right. Hold onto that dream, pal.

Because of ongoing national sin, we found ourselves in a position where we didn’t have much of a choice. Our only alternative was Mitt Romney, a multi-generational, high-priest of the satanic cult, Mormonism, a pseudo-religion which blasphemes Christ while falsely claiming to be Christian. At least he had the appearance of being a somewhat moral family man, but in truth, was another Globalist puppet that would have finished the destruction of America, as his handlers directed him.

But the people have spoken and decided, even after four years of abject failure, to re-elect Mr. Obama to a second term. An overtly wicked man who is an enthusiastic supporter of abortion in all its horrific forms, and at all stages of pregnancy, including partial-birth abortion; the deliberate slaughter of a healthy, viable, full-term baby as it’s being born.

He even unwaveringly agrees with the obscene practice of allowing babies, who miraculously survive an abortion attempt, to be left alone in a room to die, cold, hungry and in pain, when medical intervention might very well save their lives. What kind of callous, sociopathic soul would someone have to possess, to find this acceptable? I wonder why his promiscuous mother didn’t avail herself of this service.

Strongly rumored to be a closet homosexual himself, he fully supports same-sex marriage, giving sodomites the legal right to adopt children, while repealing The Defense of Marriage Act, which confirms the obvious intention of nature and God, by defining marriage as involving one man and one woman.

Obamacare will go into effect January 1, 2013, and will include the largest, broadest tax hike on the middle class in American history. Already, the internet is a buzz with stories of small business laying off workers or shutting their doors, because of the impossible financial burden this magical beacon of healthcare hope, which no one wanted, will impose. 

Can’t wait to see the unemployment figures by the end of the first quarter! One question…if this is such a brilliant idea, why is Congress and the President exempt from this healthcare plan? Why is the Federal government in the process of hiring thousands of new IRS agents to make sure the rest of us are paying our premiums? Just curious. I guess what’s good for the goose really isn’t good enough for the ruling elite.

Oh, I could go on and on with the gloom and doom that really IS going to descend on America very shortly. So, how do we fix this, and how can we get this country back to being the strongest, most prosperous nation on earth? You really want to know the answer? Are you sure…?

We can’t. 

Listen folks, when the horse is dead, dismount. This country is now dead, never to rise again. She just hasn’t completely fallen down quite yet. That is a mighty difficult concept to come to grips with, isn’t it? I sure understand, but we need to face facts here and the fact is, we can’t pray our way out of this. 

‘But, 2 Chronicles 7:14 says, “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” All we need to do is get the church to repent and America can be restored!’ Nope. Sorry. Ain’t gonna happen, even if pigs fly. 

Oh, come on! Wake up! Think logically here. Do you REALLY believe there’s anyone in this country capable of bringing every saved Catholic and Protestant together, and have them agree to petition God with fasting and prayer, to save this country? HAHAHA!! You’re joking right? The mainstream, modern day church can’t even agree on where to eat Sunday lunch! Get a grip on reality and quit living in denial. America is dead.

To continue on insisting that the church needs to somehow contrive some national revival to ask forgiveness for the sins of America, is a colossal waste of time. Why won’t that work? Because the majority of Americans voted AGAIN, to continue on the path of entitlements and rebellion against the precepts of Almighty God.

America received a HUGE, heavenly, wake-up call on 9/11. We stumbled about, reeling from the shock and brutality of the attack, and for the first few weeks, churches were filled with people who were humbling themselves before God, seeking to understand ‘why.’ Well, that certainly lasted, didn’t it?

As is so starkly and poignantly outlined in Rabbi Jonathan Cahn’s book, The Harbinger, our gracious and merciful God continued to send warning after warning in the subsequent eleven years, yet we didn’t listen and turn our faces back to Him. Well, like any compassionate, loving but just parent, His patience finally ran out on November 6, 2012, when the majority voted to allow the most Christian-hating, Islam loving, morality starved President ever to darken the doors of the White House, to reign over us another four years. Brilliant choice!

In this week’s feature article on Jack Kelley’s website, Gracethrufaith.com, he explains why Christians need to put this idea of repenting for America to rest. Look at Ezekiel 14: 12-14, which states, “Son of man, if a country sins against me by being unfaithful and I stretch out my hand against it to cut off its food supply and send famine upon it and kill its men and their animals, even if these three men—Noah, Daniel and Job—were in it, they could save only themselves by their righteousness, declares the Sovereign Lord.”

“If any country persists in going against the will of God and doing things He has forbidden, and He determines to judge that country, the believers in it, no matter how righteous they may be, can only save themselves. In Ezekiel 14:15-20, He repeatedly said that even if their own sons and daughters would be affected by the judgment, the prayers of these righteous men could not save them. They could save only themselves by their righteousness.”

‘But what about the story of Jonah and Nineveh? Jonah warned them about the impending judgment of God and they repented and God did not destroy them.’ Read the story closely in Jonah 3: 4-10. The Bible clearly states that every, single person in Nineveh, from thelowliest servant to the very King himself, repented by putting on sackcloth and ashes, with every one turning from his evil ways and from violence. Every, single person! Again, do you honestly believe we could persuade every, single person in America to fall on their knees, confess their sins and beg God for mercy? Do I even need to answer that question?

This is why praying for the restoration of America is now a moot point. By re-electing Obama, with all his wicked ways and plans for the destruction of our society, this country has given Almighty God the finger for the last time! No more chances.

BUT… this life and this earth is not all there is, and I think we all tend to forget that. The Bible tells us that ALL of earth’s history, as well as the entire plan for mankind from start to finish, was designed and prepared before the foundations of the world were laid. God knew Adam and Eve would rebel, so the perfect plan of the cross and redemption was arranged with Jesus before time began.

God knew we would destroy this earth in our greed and stupidity; therefore the plans for a new heaven and a new earth were made. He’s always known who would come to Him and who would reject His offer for an eternity in His kingdom. And He always knew this strong, fantastic country called America, would eventually go the way of all previous democracies and consume itself from within. ALL of this has been in the works for untold years and every single detail is falling into place as designed. Right this minute, the Lord sits in heaven on His throne, in perfect peace and control. 

WE are the ones who are having a hard time with it! This earthly life and these mortal bodies are all we’ve ever known and they are being threatened with death and destruction. Who wouldn’t be upset or clawing around for some kind of hope! So, what is our hope? 

Those of us who’ve accepted Christ as Lord and Savior are marked with God’s seal of ownership. That is our hope!

All through the Bible, when God placed a mark on someone, it meant that person belonged to Him and was protected from danger. As with anything good that God does, satan has to go pervert it, probably because he has absolutely no imagination whatsoever. So, during the tribulation there will be a mark that denotes who belongs to him, commonly known as the mark of the beast.

As Kelley points out, “The principle of making those who would be protected from judgment was first mentioned in Genesis 4:15, when the Lord marked Cain as a warning to those who might try to kill him for murdering Abel.”

Probably the most famous incident of the Lord marking His own to protect them from wrath and death is detailed in Exodus, with the story of the Passover.

Right before God delivered Israel from 400 years of Egyptian slavery, He visited one last plague on all the land. Exodus 12:12 says, “For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the Lord.”

God instructed Moses and Aaron to tell the Israelites to kill a Passover lamb; one without spot or blemish, and paint its blood on the two side posts and on the upper door post of their houses. The purpose of this was to mark that household exempt by God from death. Exodus 12:13, “And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.”

God continued this practice in the New Testament also. Ephesians 1:13-14 says, “And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory.”

2 Corinthians 1:21-22 also says, “Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.”

Kelley explains, “In these two passages Paul revealed that all born again believers were marked at the time they believed, to show that they belong to the Lord. It’s the spiritual equivalent of a rancher branding his cattle with his mark of ownership. The presence of this mark will protect us like it has protected others He has marked throughout history.”

“But in our case, the mark doesn’t just protect us from the judgment taking place around us,it qualifies us to be removed from the judgment altogether. This mark can only be received on an individual or personal basis. What I mean is we’re not marked because we’re part of the Church, we’re part of the Church because we’re marked.”

This is where so many people get into trouble. They think that because they are ‘good people,’ going to church every Sunday, being generous with their money, or spending time in community service, that they truly belong to Christ when in reality, they’ve never given their hearts and lives over to Him so He can claim ownership.

These are exciting times we’re living in; exciting for those of us who have disengaged from the things of this earth, and have ceased putting our faith for the future in politicians, governments, the economy, or our bank accounts. Those of us who are marked by God with the blood of His Son, now spend our days attending to the responsibilities of this life, while keeping an ear open for that wonderful shout from our King, “Come up here!” 

A most touching detail in the story of the Passover, pertains to we who belong to Christ today. One of the specific instructions God gave Moses, was that the Passover lamb each family killed was to be eaten quickly, as if the people of Israel were eating on the run. Exodus 12:11 says, “And thus shall ye eat it; with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and ye shall eat it in haste: It is the Lord’s Passover.”

We have been marked by the Holy Spirit as belonging to Him and there’s a remnant of us who are watching the signs, and breathlessly waiting to be snatched home. We live every day with our spiritual loins girded, shoes on our feet and our staff in our hand, because we know the Lord is poised to deliver us from this miserable world we inhabit, along with our slavery to sin.

Despite the ever darkening future of America and the world, we refuse to fear because of our Blessed Hope. These are the days when we must keep our eyes on Christ, allowing His Holy Spirit to calm and cheer us while we patiently wait. ALL previous prophecies in the Bible have come to pass, exactly as predicted. God is not a man that He should lie. He ALWAYS keeps His promises, and WILL rescue us from the wrath to come.

Do you bear the mark of God’s ownership? Have you been stained by the precious blood of Jesus? You are running out of time, my friends. The prophecies of end time events are unfolding at an exponential rate, proving we are at the very end of the Age of Grace. 

You have a stark choice here. You can either accept Jesus into your heart as Lord and Savior, allowing God to mark you as belonging to Him, or you can be left behind to face the decision whether or not to take satan’s mark of the beast. Refusing to take that mark will lead to a very unpleasant death.

One mark leads straight to an eternity of joy in heaven. The other leads straight to an eternity of lonely agony in the Lake of Fire. You still have time to escape the things to come. Please choose wisely!

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18 replies

  1. I know what you’re saying, Lyn. I have felt that America is on a collision course for a long time. If Romney had been elected, he might have temporarily put off the inevitable economic collapse. God used Nebuchadnezzar and turned him around–although Nebuchadnezzar went insane and ate grass before acknowledging the one true God (Daniel 4: 1-37). To be honest, I seriously doubt that Obama will have a change of heart. On the contrary, the President has an agenda and most of the country backs him up.

    I pray for the President and our leaders because the Bible says to do so; yet, I think that our country is doomed regardless. Remember King Josiah? In spite of Josiah’s devotion to God, the Hebrews’ sins were so outrageous that God punished them by sending them to Babylon. Our national sins–abortion, infanticide, euthanasia, homosexuality, adultery, fornication, and indifference (perhaps hatred) toward Israel–have brought about 9/11 as well as many so-called “natural disasters.” America has forgotten the Biblical principles that made her great, and the modern-day church (in many instances) has led the way by reflecting modern trends of immorality. My hope is that God will protect His remnant in the days to come. 9/11, Katrina, Sandy, earthquakes, tornadoes, etc. are reminders that “everything that can be shaken will be shaken.” It’s going to get worse–much worse.

  2. Men fought for this country and laid their lives down, paid the greatest sacrifice. I overhead a young man say, “Me? Go into the army? Yeah right. I wouldn’t fight for this Country. It’s not worth it.” Sobering and sad.

    • Amen sister. I grew up in the 80’s, in the days of Ronald Reagan and the release of the hostages in Iran when Reagan was inaugurated. We were smart then..we knew the dangers and Reagan had to have been our last, best president. I recently posted his farewell address and it brought tears to my eyes. At the time, I was a kid, so I didn’t watch it. Now it means something to me. As they always say, you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone. I think everyone who voted for Obama is going to be singing that song when, unfortunately….all the freedom they once knew is gone.

      • I know. That is what the american people wanted. I’m not sure if they really know what their in for. It was eye opening for me. During the election, there was a commercial on the raido that said something like, “Before Obama took office there were 14 million people on food stamps, after 4 years of Obama in office, now there are 47 million people on food stamps.” I thought that was a pretty good commerical. But really, the people think that is a good thing. The president is taking care of them. Yikes. I looked at it as a bad thing and a majority of people looked at it as a good thing. I own my own business and yes…I LOVE my job, it is very rewarding, but what will my incentive be to work, earn money, help people if most of my income will be taken away. Why work so hard? That is where the buisness owners are headed. Sorry….I got on my soap box a bit.

        • I agree. I would not have seen it as a good thing had I seen that commercial. I would have seen it in a way that more people are so broke, they need food stamps..just like you. I don’t really watch television..personal choice…I watch everything I want to watch online, and read. It’s best this way because I can, most of the time, choose what I see. The internet is full of perversions, sex, and smut, but television has gotten so bad anymore, you see worse things on it. At least on the internet I can X it off, or scroll past it! LOL So I never saw the commercial.

  3. Good article Lyn, although I don’t know that I agree with everything this guy says. He comes across as condescending and a little to quick to attack.

    • Over all, the article is very true..so I posted it. As far as this guy’s attitude in his writing, it ‘seems’ like he might be a little on the ‘easily set-off’ side. Then again, maybe he’s just being straight-forward and it comes across that way. I get misunderstood all the time online. I’m actually a very kind, sensitive, caring, compassionate, loving, and forgiving person. I mean, I forgive people more times that God told us to in the Bible without them even asking me to do so. Yet, people think I come across like a woman with a sword strapped to her thigh and a Bible on the other with steel knuckles! LOL! Oh, and don’t forget a pair of Harley Davidson combat boots. Yet, I’m not that way at all. So who knows…I think he’s just passionate about how he feels and we’re sensing his passion in his writing. I guess it’s better to be hot than lukewarm. God bless you Gomer..thank you so much for all of your feedback today! Love it!

      • True….It’s good then that you are not near to be able to hit me with all that equipment you drag around!

        That was to good to resist….:) 🙂 Does that Bible have a steel cover????

        • You’d better believe it! And I’ve got Obama’s name branded on my backside so every time I sit down, I remember him! LOL! Not! If I was going to ruin that, I’d get something that was at least worth it! Or, I suppose since it’s the biggest insult over in the Middle East to show someone the bottoms of your feet, I could put his name on the bottom of my shoes..like Woody from Toy Story.

        • I ask myself this every day. I don’t know, it’s easier to be silly now that you don’t look like Jesus anymore. My goodness, everywhere I went, I saw you! I wasn’t sure if I was keeping my eyes on Jesus, or Gomer??? LOL Thanks for all of your comments! By the way, is that your horse? Do you and the woman go horse back riding regularly?

  4. You are so right on with this on Sister!

    • I saw this on IAmNotAshamedOfTheGospelofChrist’s webpage http://iamnotashamedofthegospelofchrist.com/ …I loved it..so I followed the link to the source and posted it. It is right on, I agree! God bless you Len! I hope you’re having a wonderful, peaceful day! There is a dead squirrel (this it the third one) in my swimming pool! LOL I’m making ‘someone’ else get it out when he gets home! I already saved a live one about a month ago. Yuck! Other than that, my day is okay!

      What do you think of the new theme? And be honest… is the old one better or is this one nicer? I can’t decide which! Help! LOL!

      • I love the new theme very nice and professional, which is what you needed. Very clean and not so hard to follow easier on the eyes.
        I fight squirrels here all the time they like to run across the roof and chew satelit wiring so my satelitte and connection for internet fries.

        • Thanks Len! I used to chase a squirrel…he was big too..with a golf club for eating my roses and my hibiscus tree. I think he actually liked for me to chase him..he used to run circles around the tree without ever going up. Then, he would come to my patio door and peek in until I’d chase. They love chase! LOL

          • We have a ton of gray squirrels and they taunt my dogs terribly!! they will run half way upa tree making the dogs think they can get them then they just lay there clinging to the tree head down staring at the dogs, while they go bananas barking and running around the tree. LOL

          • LOL! They make you so mad! But they’re also fun at times…they’re a real hoot! That’s for sure!

    • I like that this one has ‘black’ print..most of the other ones have pale grey, medium grey, and dark gray…bad readability! LOL

"If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land." 2 Chronicles 7:14 God's call to the world! Are you ready?

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