Guest post by Jeanette Andrade
November 18 Scripture Selection: Ezekiel 9-10
Food for Thought: Ez. 9:1-4
Once we have received Jesus Christ as Savior, we bear His identifying mark on ourselves which is the sign for the destroying angels to pass us by. Similarly, a mark was placed on Cain (Gen. 4:14, 15), and the Hebrews bore an even more significant mark of the blood of a spotless lamb on their door posts, pointing to the saving power of the blood of Jesus the would mark our hearts (Ex. 12).
Here, the man dressed in white linen among the six destroying angels (apparently not one of the six, but among them in order to minister mercy in the midst of the judgment) seems to be—or represent—Jesus Christ Himself (See Rev. 19:8). Clothed as the priests would be, we see Him as our Great High Priest (Heb. 9:10-12). Also noteworthy, He has a writer’s inkhorn hanging at His side. Jesus is the Word, our ultimate Scribe, Who writes in the Book of Life, the Lamb’s book (Rev. 21:27), and is the Author of the Word of God by His Spirit, written as the great revelation of Who He is.
And of great significance, it is of much comfort to the believer to realize that, in the midst of all the destruction in this world, we have, indeed, a great Mediator Who, in addition to having introduced Himself in through the written Word, has also made note of our names and marked us with His own identifying mark to protect us from the destroyers. In His great love, He always makes a way to preserve those who have entered the faith.
Digging Deeper (What scriptures can further enhance today’s reading?):
Getting Personal (What has God shown you in today’s reading?):
Confession of Faith (Example: Lord, based on Mat. 1:21 and 23, I understand that Jesus is God, and I receive Him as my personal Lord and Savior.):
Important Events on This Day (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.):