can Read God's Mark
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 given to
hurt the earth and the sea, saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor
the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.
Rev. 7:2, 3.
Everything in the world is in an unsettled state. The nations are angry, and
great preparations for war are being made. Nation is plotting against nation,
and kingdom against kingdom. The great day of God is hasting greatly. But
although the nations are mustering their forces for war and bloodshed, the
command to the angels is still in force, that they hold the four winds until
the servants of God are sealed in their foreheads.
the four winds are held until the servants of God shall be sealed in their
foreheads. Then the powers of earth will marshal their forces for the last
great battle. How carefully we should improve the little remaining period
of our probation!
have been given up to loose thought need to change. . . . The thoughts must
be centered upon God. Now is the time to put forth earnest effort to overcome
the natural tendencies of the carnal heart.
we entered it [the time of trouble], we all received the seal of the living
God. Then I saw the four angels cease to hold the four winds. And I saw famine,
pestilence and sword, nation rose against nation, and the whole world was
the seal of the living God, which is placed in the foreheads of His people?
It is a mark which angels, but not human eyes, can read; for the destroying
angel must see this mark of redemption. The intelligent mind has seen the
sign of the cross of Calvary in the Lord's adopted sons and daughters. The
sin of the transgression of the law of God is taken away. They have on the
wedding garment, and are obedient and faithful to all God's commands.
will not excuse those who know the truth if they do not in word and deed obey
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