Saturday, May 1, 2010

daily text 5/1

Saturday, May 1st, 2010
"Put a mark on the foreheads of the men that are sighing and groaning over all the destestable things that are being done."

Following that marking work, six men with slaughtering weapons are commanded to execute all those who do not have the mark. (Ezekiel 9:1-6) Ezekiel's vision highlights one reason why our ongoing search for people who are "sighing and groaning" is so urgent. It involves lives. Soon, Jehovah's heavenly executional forces, represented by the six men with weapons, will destroy those who do not have the symbolic mark. Concerning that coming judgement, the apostle Paul wrote that the Lord Jesus, accompanied by "his powerful angels," will bring "vengeance upon those who do not obey the good news about our Lord Jesus." (2 Thessalonians 1:7, 8) Notice that people will be judged on the basis of their response to the good news. Hence, the proclamation of God's message must continue unabated right to the end. —Revelation 14:6, 7.
(Watchtower issue: 7/15/08, 1:10, 12)