Sabbath is God's Mark
my sabbaths; and they shall be a sign between me and you, that ye may know
that I am the Lord your God. Eze. 20:20.
The Israelites placed over their doors a signature of blood, to show that
they were God's property. So the children of God in this age will bear the
signature God has appointed. They will place themselves in harmony with God's
holy law. A mark is placed upon every one of God's people just as verily as
a mark was placed over the doors of the Hebrew dwellings, to preserve the
people from the general ruin. God declares, "I gave them my sabbaths,
to be a sign between me and them, that they might know that I am the Lord
that sanctify them."
in our world is the Lord's property, by creation and by redemption. Each individual
soul is on trial for his life. Has he given to God that which belongs to Him?
Has he surrendered to God all that is His as His purchased possession? All
who cherish the Lord as their portion in this life will be under His control,
and will receive the sign, the mark of God, which shows them to be God's special
possession. Christ's righteousness will go before them, and the glory of the
Lord will be their rereward. The Lord protects every human being who bears
the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Speak thou also unto the children of Israel,
saying, Verily my sabbaths ye shall keep: for it is a sign between me and
you throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am the Lord that
doth sanctify you. . . . Six days may work be done; but in the seventh is
the sabbath of rest, holy to the Lord: whosoever doeth any work in the sabbath
day, he shall surely be put to death. Wherefore the children of Israel shall
keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, for
a perpetual covenant. It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for
ever: for in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day
he rested, and was refreshed.
of God is of the highest value to every human being. All who love and serve
Him are very precious in His sight. He would have them stand where they are
worthy representatives of the truth as it is in Jesus.
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