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“Then I looked, and behold, the Lamb was standing on Mount Zion, and with Him 144,000 who had His name and the name of His Father written on their foreheads” (Revelation 14:1).

There are those who retain the mark of promise, the seal of the Holy Spirit.  From every tribe, tongue, folk, and nation they come.  As with many places in Scripture, it boils down to the simple fact that either you will go with the Lord, or else remain in the rebellion of this age.  To whom will you turn?  The Lord has the words of eternal life and in Him you have hope and His promise.

Lord, I do not understand why I am so conflicted.  You have given me promises and a hope that I will become like You.  Guide me, Lord, in the way of everlasting life so that I do not get swallowed up by this world and its crazy ways.  Marks, leaders, constant lies, and deception have always been around.  If I am in You, nothing can snatch me out of Your hands.  You are the Savior, and You are the author and finisher of my faith.

Lord, do not let me be caught up in all of the emotional hoopla of this age.  I am in You and nothing can take me out of Your hand.  I can reject you, Lord forbid, but I cannot be taken from You.  Guide me now in the way of true faith so that I remain in the faith, living by faith, and growing in Your likeness.  Help me, dear Lord, to see past the temptations that will come my way so that I may remain faithful always.  Amen.