Re:Verse reading–Revelation 7 (day seven)
Know what a “Running W” is? It’s the brand of the King Ranch–the largest ranch in Texas. Since the 1800’s, it’s been the symbol burned on the hide of cattle to mark them as belonging to and therefore protected by the King family.
In Revelation 7, as judgement begins, God pauses. A great angel stands and restrains the violent destructive winds. He commands that the bond-servants of God be marked or sealed or “branded”. Ouch! (And Hurray!)
Like the vision in Ezekiel 9. Like the homes marked with blood on the first Passover, God keeps careful count of the people who belong to Him. Even in a time of judgement, He watches over them. Marks them, sets them apart for different treatment.
“God’s solid foundation stands, SEALED with this inscription, ‘The Lord knows those who are His’ and ‘Let everyone who confesses the Name of the Lord turn away from wickedness.’ “–2 Timothy 2:19