Destruction, a surety concerning the reign of man’s time, because the prophetic words of God are reaching the completion of sanctification for separation. Meaning that a time has now come for the fulfillment of God’s stated promises. With destruction standing at the door, the fulfillment of God’s purpose is to and even now is making an appearance. That is, a certain group of people who become God’s prophesied “man-child” are being birthed from among the church to complete His purpose. In knowing that man was created from the dust of the earth, know that man is also considered a physical earth himself. The earth of man is made up of three parts which consist of spirit, soul and body. So, from within each man, consider that the soul is that part of man which influences life and manifest according to condition of his mind, his will, his emotions and his desires. Therefore, from within the earth man, he has the ability to manifest either life or death. In this, know that God’s purpose is for all death to be overcome. That is, the soul is being delivered from the sin-nature realm of death into the freedom of the Christ-natured realm of life. In this, a time of complete cleansing is taking place in preparation for the coming of the Christ, both head and His many member body.
Rev. 7:1 states, “And after these things [the opening of six seals] I saw [actual perception of the object shown] four angels standing on [coming from heaven to earth realm] the four corners of the earth [speaking of earth-man having four areas of the soul], holding the four winds of the earth [spiritual movements to take place that will effect man’s soul], that the wind should not blow on the earth [man’s soul] nor the sea [pointing to peoples, multitudes, nations and tongues], nor on any tree [some being Christian people]”. In recognizing that man’s soul is the source of man’s mind, will, emotions and desires, there is a holding back of destruction, concerning man, that is to come. Note that the number four is God’s number pointing to tribulation, but God’s mercy holds back that time until certain events take place for protection from destruction that is to be accomplished.
What is this destruction for and what shall it accomplish? Lest we forget, let’s remember God’s purpose which is, the salvation of man from the death realm. In this, God desires for man to come into life, even the life of the Father through Jesus Christ. Therefore, destruction has a purpose which is, that the sin nature in man’s soul might be destroyed. Meaning, that men need to die to the sin nature which was cultivated within man, by having a carnal mind. Therefore, man needs to know a rebirthing, the reality of the Christ nature dwelling within. Therefore, a period of time is coming to an end, a time for change and perfection being appropriated because of this progressive realm of sanctification becoming complete. God’s mercy and grace, for a short time, continues to hold back this destruction of tribulation.
Rev. 7:2-3, “And I saw [actual perception] another [of the same kind] angel ascending from the east [revealing a coming from Christ], having the seal of the living [resurrection and eternal life] God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels [of destruction], to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, saying, hurt not the earth [man’s soul], neither the sea [peoples, nations, etc.] nor the trees [the Christian], till we have sealed [a visible sign that protects the elect] the servants of our God in their foreheads”. The fifth angel, with the number five being God’s number for grace, is drawing attention to and focusing on the grace of God. God’s ministry is, His life coming from Him through His messengers. These are God’s appointed ministries who hold back the wrath of the four messengers of destruction. This is the ministry God raises up, delegating His authority within them, to place the seal of God upon His servants as a divine covering of protection from the tribulation that is to come.
Understand, that this seal was not a placing of some mark on the outside of man’s head, but a receiving, a resurrection from any carnal thinking to the mind of Christ. Phil. 2:5, “Let this mind be in you [your hearts, the soul], which was also in Christ Jesus”. Let us remember that the Apostle Paul, in writing to the Romans gave the invitation for progressive regeneration until the perfect (fulfilling God’s purpose) will of God is manifested through the vessel. Rom. 12:2, “And be not conformed to this world [this age life-style]; but be you transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God”.
In considering this time of transition now upon creation, it would be well for humanity to consider the word and work revealed for us through God’s dealing with the children of Israel as our example. God speaks of a time when He would raise up messengers of His purpose to accomplish and bring forth a transition into eternity. As scripture reveals of a marked people who usher in such a transition, the question to ask is, what time are we now in? Are we feeling the effects of heavenly movements being released to change the entire direction the world has gone in? In this, the Word of God gives understanding and directional manifestations. Ezekiel 9:1 reveals this movement, “He cried also in mine ears with a loud voice saying, cause them that have charge over the city to draw near, even every man [Hebrew word “ISH” meaning a great man in contrast with ordinary men, also a man of God, a man of understanding] with his destroying [dashing in pieces] weapon in his hand”.
This draws attention to God’s ministry gathered for a time of change. Through this elect ministry of God, it speaks of a purposeful war against carnality and corruption. Among the Christian Community of today there exist those who yield to the corruption of the carnal mind, the sin-nature. In this regard the time for God’s final cleansing has come. In this cleansing we should note that the vessels used as a slaughtering ministry are those recognized men who have charge over the city. These are those who, like the many Kings of Israel, they followed not the ways of God but committed themselves to idol worship. Many of today’s ministers are likewise separating themselves from God’s divine order to incorporate among the people carnal and deceptive doctrines and rituals. Thus, ministries that are slaying or slaughtering the people’s spiritual life in Christ.
Ezekiel 9:2, “And behold, six men [Hebrew word “ENOSH” with the meaning of morally depraved, to be sick, wretched, weak and also denotes inability for good and moral strength] came from the way of the higher gate, which lies toward the north [the carnal mind], and every man a slaughter weapon in his hand; and one man [ISH – a man of God in contrast with ordinary men] among them was clothed with linen [righteousness], with a writer’s inkhorn [one obeying God’s command – note verse 11] by his side; and they went in, and stood beside the brazen altar [place of sacrifice]”.
Herein, a destroying weapon speaks of something to be destroyed. This destruction is that purposed by God to bring about a cleansing change from man’s carnal order. “Six men” were sent, with the number six used as God’s number signifying man, that is man within himself without God’s supplied redemption. This condition is in essence controlled by the carnal mind of self and Satan. But notice, before full blown destruction comes there is a seventh man (ISH) with a writer’s inkhorn by his side. He stands up from among them to bring a separation among them, by marking those one’s who are pursuing redemption as God’s elect. Remember God’s number seven is His number for perfection, completion, fully spiritual maturity.
Ezekiel 9:4, “And the Lord said to him [seventh man], Go through the midst of the city [the people], through the midst of Jerusalem [the church], and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof”. Likewise, the Christian Community of today, they entertain many activities that exist and are practiced among them. With many approving, though they are an abomination unto God. A time of cleansing is upon the church and the world population, that is the releasing of the four winds of the earth to release judgment among them. But remember, there are those who receive the mark, the seal of God upon their foreheads, which is the mind of Christ and these have a place of divine safety, a place of perfection. Meanwhile, Ezekiel 9:5, “And to the others [six men] He said in mine hearing, go ye after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity”. Recall the time when God spoke to the children of Israel as they were to become His covenant people. What about the church of today? God’s covenant with His people is, that the process of sanctification, an overcoming of every enemy called character flaws which are named as inhabitants of the land (dwelling in our individual bodies). Consider these flaws as the sin-nature mind-sets that make up each person’s character. The flesh man that wars against God.
Remember God’s issued caution as He give Israel a forewarning. Exodus 34:11-16, “Observe thou that which I command you this day: behold, I drive out before you the Amorite, and the Canaanite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, and the Hivite, and the Jebusite. Take heed to thyself, lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land [carnal nature character flaws] whither you go, lest it [this carnality] be a snare in the midst of thee: But you shall destroy their altars, break the images [sacred pillars, dogmatic religious rituals], and cut down their groves [lustful, lewd and lascivious rites and practices]: For thou shalt worship no other god: for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God: Lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land [character flaws, carnality of nature], and they go a whoring after their gods, and do sacrifice unto their gods, and one call thee, and thou eat of his sacrifice [to offer up a sacrifice to God which comes from natural abilities and talents used in carnal rituals, even those order of religious activities produced by the carnal mind]; and thou take of their daughters into their sons [union with carnal doctrines] and their daughter go a whoring after their gods, and make thy sons to go whoring after their gods [a strong doctrinal standing that binds up the people and limits their freedom in the Holy Spirit]”.
As spoken, the Christian Community, in general, have found themselves living according to the mind-set which has become their snare. A trap of activity which hinders and binds up the people. In this, becoming prisoners to these carnal religious activities remove them from actively living according to the mind of Christ. Luke 11:52, “Woe unto you, lawyers [teachers of the law and/or carnal practices]! For you have taken away the key [an entrance to and acquirement of] of knowledge: you entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in you hindered [forbade]”. But, a promise has been made, the sacrifice of God’s first-born son has been given. The Holy Spirit has been sent to teach, train and mature a people who have come to know and separate from the emptiness and lifelessness of carnal religion. Meaning a Christian Community, that for the most part, maintains the order of death, by proclaiming a deceitful doctrine of hopelessness. (Read 2 Tim. 3:1-7 with verse five stating, “Having a form [external form] of godliness, but denying the power [power of Christ reproduction] thereof: from such turn away”.
Thus the Holy Spirit is declaring that a time has come, a time of separating is upon a people as God, in those He has raised up for this hour are standing up. These are sounding out the present day movements of God because they are now becoming the results of God’s present-tense purpose. For this cause the mind of Christ is appearing again in the fullness of His glory as these elect one’s become that appearance. 1 Cor. 2:16, “For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct Him? But we have the mind of Christ”. A people who are becoming those who fulfill completely the prayer of Jesus prayed according to John the 17th chapter, read to see and then to know its fulfillment. Phil. 2:5, “Let this mind be in you [restored living soul], which was also in Christ Jesus”. These, the new creation people manifesting in accordance to God’s divine order are now coming forth and standing up with the mark of God upon them. A people of God’s new covenant, a knowing that destruction shall in no wise harm them because they have become the dwelling place of God’s kingdom order, and are living according to God’s authority.
2 Tim. 1:7, For God hath not given us the spirit of fear [cowardice]: but of power [the reproducing power of God], and of love and of a sound mind”. Can we not begin to see a new marked people even now making an appearance with the purpose of God upon them even as it is written in Jeremiah 1:8-10, “Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with you to deliver you, saith the Lord. Then the Lord put forth His hand and touched my mouth. And the Lord said unto me, behold, I have put My words in thy mouth. See, I have this day set thee [installed] you over the nations and over kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant [restoring God’s purpose in establishing His kingdom]”. This season is now upon a people as they observe and humble themselves unto God’s purpose to receive the mark of Christ nature, His mind manifesting through them. Amen and Amen, deliverance time has come.