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Sin is the problem with the world. The world is full of problems because of sin.

People go to counselors to get their problems smoothed over when they really need to be facing their sin problem. Many psychiatrists listen for hours on end to their patients when they need to tell them their problem is sin and they need to repent. That's what's causing the majority of people's problems. They've even verified that most of those in mental institutions are there because they cannot face the fact that they have committed wrong. Instead of facing their sin, they blame it on someone else. They don't take the responsibility; they excuse themselves. They blame their parents: "If they hadn't raised me the way they did I wouldn't be this way." They blame the car accident: "I'm injured today because of what the other driver did." Even when someone is physically injured, they don't have to take on bitterness and hatred. Some people pick up those negative emotions when they've been hurt or offended.

Our prayer should be, "Jesus, somebody hurt me today. Forgive him and help me to overcome. Cleanse me from any bitterness."

We've all been hurt in this world. It's inevitable since we're in the world that is under the power of the devil or the "beast system." It's how we handle those hurts and wounds that determines whether we're going to have victory. We need to give them to Jesus.

In this hour of judgment, all who take "the mark of the beast" are going to be destroyed.

If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark on his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb. Revelation 14:9b-10

This destruction will be upon those who've picked up that worldly humanistic thinking. They're going to fall. Because they don't have the thinking of God, they'll be destroyed by the plagues and other calamities that are in the world. In these last hours we're not going to be able to stand unless we've got the Word of God in our minds and hearts and are doing the works of God. That's the only way we're going to be able to stand. Otherwise we'll not be able to stand when, for example, whole cities are plagued with disease. Fear will grip our hearts and we'll be open to receive the diseases, too, if we're allowing fear to rule in our lives. What we're going to have to do is stand up and say, In Jesus' name,

God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
2 Timothy 1:7

I'll not receive a spirit of fear.

Fear of God, Our Protection[1]

One fear most Christians have not conquered is the fear of what man will say. We fear what our spouses, or church friends, or outsiders will say, more than we fear what God will say. We need to fear God more. Instead of fearing what man will say about us, we need to have that holy respect for God because our only safety is in Him. This is not a tormenting fear of God, but a respect for Him and His Word. If He says something, we respect what He says because we believe His Word.

If we're marked with God's Word in our minds and hearts and doing His works, then the devil is no match for us. The devil is the defeated one. He had a fatal blow struck to his head through Jesus Christ. We can now crush him under our feet with the Word of God, if we stand. But those Christians who aren't standing are being swept away even now. Loved ones are being snatched away as the enemy is creating terrible devastation upon the earth through such assaults as financial destruction, broken homes, kidnapped children, runaway teens, unwed mothers, terrible diseases, and so forth. What are we going to do in these times? We're going to stand on the Word because the Lamb has overcome the beast. We're not taking the beast's mark.

Ezekiel 8 speaks of the abominations in God's temple and throughout Israel. Sin had become so vile that a holy God could tolerate no more. The command came to destroy all that was an abomination. Likewise, today sin exists in God's house. There's lying and cheating, greed and materialism, adultery and other sexual sins in church leadership. Many abominations can be found in our churches; such sin deeply grieves the Holy Spirit.

Obviously, sin abounds in our country too. As a result, our nation is racing toward judgment. It's going to take wholesale national repentance to avert judgment. Nineveh was spared because it repented upon hearing Jonah's proclamation. America, too, can be spared since prophetic words of judgment are conditional. This principal applies to all nations of the world. Fortunately, repentance averts judgment. First, though, the judgment is taking place within the church. Because God is purging His people, we see churches falling and sin in leadership being revealed. Hidden filth is being uncovered. Once the church is clean, she can enter into the glory promised her. Let's intercede for those within the church who are yet walking in filthiness. Let's cry and sigh for purity.

God Marks the Intercessors

Ezekiel 9:4 says,

And the Lord said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof.

Is your heart grieved over abominations taking place in the church today? Sin is not restricted to the world, for the world's abominations have crept into the church. There are unmarried couples living together who think it's acceptable since certain pastors no longer hold a standard against adultery.

There are even homosexual pastors.

God can and wants to deliver people from homosexuality which is a sin that many have condoned, whereas God considers it an abomination. God loves the homosexual and wants to free him or her, however God hates the sin. We're allowing sins in the church that were never allowed before.

[1]Excerpt taken from the book The Mark of God or The Mark of the Beast.

Judgment Hangs Over Our Nation — Judgment Begins at God's House

We're to be sighing and crying over the abominations in the church, crying out, "O God, this isn't holiness, this is impurity." According to Ezekiel 9:4Bible quoteAnd the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof.Ezekiel 9 verse 4, those who have a burden over the lack of holiness in the church are going to be marked by God. God says He's going to mark those who are grieved over sin, those who are holy and pure in heart, those of who see the abominations and cry out for holiness in the church. Was the mark spoken of in Ezekiel 9:4Bible quoteAnd the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof.Ezekiel 9 verse 4 a literal mark? I don't believe it was. Instead, I believe these intercessors were spiritually marked two ways. First, they had the mind and heart of God as they were intercessors. Second, they had angelic protection assigned to them so that no harm could befall them.

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