Pure Mark of Truth
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. Eze. 9:4.
Mark this point with care: Those who receive the pure mark of truth, wrought
in them by the power of the Holy Ghost, represented by a mark by the man in
linen, are those "that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that
be done" in the church. The class who do not feel grieved over their
own spiritual declension, nor mourn over the sins of others, will be left
without the seal of God. . . .
who profess to keep the Sabbath will be sealed. There are many even among
those who teach the truth to others who will not receive the seal of God in
their foreheads. They had the light of truth, they knew their Master's will,
they understood every point of our faith, but they had not corresponding works.
. . .
of us will ever receive the seal of God while our characters have one spot
or stain upon them. It is left with us to remedy the defects in our characters,
to cleanse the soul temple of every defilement. Then the latter rain will
fall upon us as the early rain fell upon the disciples. . . .
you doing, brethren, in the great work of preparation? Those who are uniting
with the world are receiving the worldly mold and preparing for the mark of
the beast. Those who are distrustful of self, who are humbling themselves
before God and purifying their souls by obeying the truth--these are receiving
the heavenly mold and preparing for the seal of God in their foreheads. When
the decree goes forth and the stamp is impressed, their character will remain
pure and spotless for eternity.
the time to prepare. The seal of God will never be placed upon the forehead
of an impure man or woman. It will never be placed upon the forehead of the
ambitious, world-loving man or woman. It will never be placed upon the forehead
of men or women of false tongues or deceitful hearts. All who receive the
seal must be without spot before God--candidates for heaven.
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