We hear a lot about the mark of the beast.
What does YHVH God’s mark look like?
And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and that be done in thset a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations e midst thereof.
John 16: 20
Verily, verily, I say unto you, That ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: and ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy.
While it is somewhat common to meet pleasant saints who love the Lord, and celebrate Him, it is rare to meet those who actually mourn, grieve, and lament over sin.
The question is,
“how holy are we, that we do not grieve as God does, over the sins of the world, and the lost souls?”
Are we so cold and indifferent to the heart of God, that we just do not give any thought to what pains Him?
The Lord once chastised me.
I was enjoying my new found born again experience.
I attended my prayer meetings, and worship services.
I enjoyed the fellowship with others.
I enjoyed bible studies, and the move of the Holy Spirit.
Then, one day, I was returning home, and I felt a sorrowful, heavy burden.
I was outside, and I came in my front door.
I made it to the center of the room, and then
I was struck to my knees.
The Lord spoke:
“You want to know my joy, but you do not want to know my pain!”
I cried out, I felt so guilty.
It was like a knife went into my heart.
He was right.
From then on, my life changed.
Many sorrows came into my life.
Much evil intent from others.
Much persecution and affliction.
Much indifference by others to the pain I felt.
I was alone.
There was no compassion.
I came to know a little, what the cross felt like.
To die daily, and not feel mercy.
If the mark of YHVH God is
grieving over the sins and sorrows that break God’s heart,
then maybe the mark of the beast
is rejoicing over sin, and causing sorrow.
Just my thought.
God will put his name YHVH on those who feel His pain, and Satan will put his mark on those who don’t.