Seventh Mark of the Lamb

Mar 29, 2024 | Marks of the Lamb

The Seventh Mark of the Lamb is found in Colossians 3:12-17—others! Put on the New Man which is—Kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering, bearing and forgiving one another. Put on love which is the bond of perfection and let the peace of God rule in your hearts! Jesus forgave the people who beat, crucified, mocked, and ridiculed Him! (Luke 23:34) While praying, be sure that you have forgiven all who have hurt you. (Mark 11:2526) We are not to judge or condemn others. Overcome evil with love! 

What brings a battle within ourselves when we set our heart to follow Jesus? We must be self-controlled and watchful because the devil is out to devour us. (John 10:1011; 8:44). In James 3:1-12, God instructs us that our tongue can be used as an instrument of the devil! It can totally destroy us and others! The tongue is evil and full of deadly poison! From our mouth comes both blessing and cursing. Where there is jealousy and selfish ambition, there is disorder and every evil thing. In James 3:13-18, God contrasts demonic and Heavenly wisdom. When we are wise and of good understanding,our deeds will be shown in gentleness of wisdom. In 1 Peter 5:810 God reminds us to resist the devil steadfast in the faith by being self-controlled, watching, resisting the evil one. “Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.” (Matthew 12:34b-37)

Remember, whatever way we treat others, God will give back to us—good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over! (Luke 6:3738; 11:4) We need to ask the Lord to “…direct our hearts into the love of God and into the patience or steadfastness of Christ.” (2 Thessalonians 3:3-5; cf. 2:15-17) God has a calling for us as a child of God to walk worthy of Him! (Ephesians 4:1-3; cf. 2:10; Colossians 1:1012; 2:6-7, 9-10

What is the hardest thing on earth to do? 

(Matthew 6:12, 14-15; 18:21-35; 1 John 2:9-11, 15-17; 4:20-21; cf.  Luke 7:36-50; 2 Corinthians 1:3-7; 2:7, 10; cf. 1 John 1:1:5-11)

What unlocks God’s glory in our lives? 

(James 1:2-4; 1 Peter 2:20-25; 3:18; 4:1-2, 12-14a; 5:10; cf. Hebrews 13:12; James 5:13-16; Romans 8:16-18)