“Do not harm the land or the sea or the trees until we put a seal on the foreheads of the servants of our God.” Revelation 7:3
Who is protected? Who is sealed and set apart?
Know that the LORD has set apart the godly for himself; the LORD will hear when I call to him. Psalm 4:3
“Go throughout the city of Jerusalem and put a mark on the foreheads of those who grieve and lament over all the detestable things that are done in it.” From Ezekiel 9:4
Who are God’s people? Who are the ones God has set apart? Marked? Sealed? You could say those with the Holy Spirit. Ephesians 1 says we are marked with the seal of the Spirit. And what’s the mark of the Holy Spirit in someone’s life? Holiness.
Those belonging to God are godly, holy. They prove their holiness in word and deed, like those groaning over the sin of their city.
Does sin make you groan? Or is it something you gossip and laugh about? If you don’t hate sin, you need to consider that there is a lack of the Holy Spirit’s work in your life. God hates sin, and if His life is present in you, you will hate sin too.
Are you holy and set apart or are you in danger?