SUNDAY, JANUARY 12
Scripture: Revelation 7:1-3
After studying the last days and God’s preparation for the last days, there are several foundational keys that enable us to walk through such a season. We know from Revelation 7:1-3 that there is something much more important than the 666 mark that the antichrist carries. Much more important is the actual mark God puts on His servants. The antichrist is a counterfeit of the real Christ and therefore has a counterfeit mark. But you cannot counterfeit what is not real and what is real is the fact that God marks His servants so that they can finish their call and not be removed until their assignments are completed. So the marks we need to look for are the ones that God puts on our foreheads. Revelation 7:1-3 says, “After these things I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, on the sea, or on any tree. 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.’” One major question we need to ask ourselves is, “Are we fellowshipping with people who are sealed?” Have we given our hearts to God sufficiently that His seals are evident? If I link covenantal arms with someone who has not been sealed, then they can become a hindering roadblock! If we link covenantal arms with people who are not sealed, it means the enemy can devour our friends and bring devastation. Linking arms covenantally with someone not sealed effectively opens us to unwarranted warfare. We must grow into a level of discernment that cannot be fooled by a counterfeit seal. Do we recognize God’s seals that will carry believers through the last days?