The Man Clothed In Linen
By George Kirkpatrick


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With all the artificial fabrics, we hear very little today about linen. Linen is made from flax. Flax was the first crop domesticated by man. It grew originally in the Mediterranean region of Europe. Flax was brought to the United States and grown in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and North and South Dakota.

The flax plant has many uses. Flax is used to make linseed oil. Linseed oil is used in animal feeds. It is also used in furniture finishes. Flax seed is used as a health aid for humans. Linen cloth is made from the fibers of the flax plant. The wealthy used linen for their tablecloths and napkins. Even today, no matter what material tablecloths and napkins are made of, it is called "Linen."

In Bible days, most all cloth for clothing was made from flax or wool. Linen could be bleached and made white, or it could be dyed to any color. Linen was the material used exclusively in the construction of the curtains in the tabernacle Moses made in the wilderness. It was called "fine twined linen."

As we study the Bible, we realize linen is the symbol of purity, righteousness, and holiness. God has used many means to show us what He expects of His creation man. He uses types, shadows, and similitudes. He also uses examples. The All-wise Solomon informed us:

"The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun." Ecclesiastes 1:9

What has been, will be again. There is no new thing under the sun in the sight of God. God has seen every sin known to man, and will judge man accordingly. In his first letter to the Corinthians, Paul informs us:

"Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come." I Corinthians 10:11

God judged Israel when they sinned against Him. Israel is our example of God's judgment if we do the same. God gave Ezekiel a vision of His coming judgment upon the church, this nation, and the world as Peter proclaimed by the Spirit:

 "For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?" I Peter 4:17

God's judgment will begin, and has already begun at the house of God. God must first judge His own house before His judgments come upon the world. Those who do not obey His gospel can expect the same judgment God is going to bring upon the world. The prophet Ezekiel gives us insight to this judgment:

"He cried also in mine ears with a loud voice, saying, Cause them that have charge over the city to draw near, even every man with his destroying weapon in his hand. And, behold, six men came from the way of the higher gate, which lieth toward the north, and every man a slaughter weapon in his hand; and one man among them was clothed with linen, with a writer's inkhorn by his side: and they went in, and stood beside the brasen altar." Ezekiel 9:1-2

It should be plain to all who read the Bible, that God's judgment is upon His house. Ezekiel heard a cry or a call to those who had charge over the city to draw near. And they were to have their destroying weapons in their hands.

Six men came forth from the higher gate which faces the North. North is toward the throne of God. These six men were part of God's Spiritual army. These were armed with slaughter weapons. We also see there was another man clothed in linen. By his side, he had a writer's inkhorn.

These all gathered by the brazen altar. The brazen altar was in the Outer Court of the tabernacle and in the temple. These were ready to execute the judgment of God, but before they went forth to use their slaughtering weapons, there was a job for the man dressed in linen, who had the writer's inkhorn by his side:

"And the glory of the God of Israel was gone up from the cherub, whereupon he was, to the threshold of the house. And he called to the man clothed with linen, which had the writer's inkhorn by his side;

And the Lord said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof." Ezekiel 9:3-4

The man dressed in linen was to go through the city and set a mark (a seal) upon the foreheads of all those who sighed (groaned in pain and grief) and cried (wept) for all the abominations that were done in the midst of the city.

The city is Jerusalem, the true place of worship. Today the place of worship is the Ekklesia (church), and God is ready to judge all the abominations that are in the midst of the church. What are these abominations? God showed these abominations to Ezekiel:

"And he put forth the form of an hand, and took me by a lock of mine head; and the Spirit lifted me up between the earth and the heaven, and brought me in the visions of God to Jerusalem, to the door of the inner gate that looketh toward the north; where was the seat of the image of jealousy, which provoketh to jealousy." Ezekiel 8:3

Jealousy is a spirit. It is a spirit that does not come from God. Today jealousy reigns supreme in the church. One church is jealous of the church down the street because it has a bigger building and more people. Perhaps the pastor is taller and better looking then their pastor.

This jealous spirit is in the pastors, and it is also in the congregation. Many in the congregation are jealous because one dresses better than another, has a better car, a bigger house, more money, a better job, the list of these jealousies is endless. All these are an abomination to God, and all will suffer from the slaughtering weapon of God's judgment hand. Anything that separates the body of Christ is an abomination to God.

"He said furthermore unto me, Son of man, seest thou what they do? Even the great abominations that the house of Israel committeth here, that I should go far off from My sanctuary? But turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations." Ezekiel 8:6

God told Ezekiel that because of these abominations, He left and went far from His sanctuary (or His ekklesia, the church). And many wonder why there is no blessing upon what is supposed to be the house of God.

God then told Ezekiel He would show him even greater abominations than the jealousy permeating the church.

"And He brought me to the door of the court; and when I looked, behold a hole in the wall. Then said He unto me, son of man, dig now in the wall: and when I had digged in the wall, behold a door. And He said unto me, Go in, and behold the wicked abominations that they do here. So I went in and saw; and behold every form of creeping things, and abominable beasts, and all the idols of the house of Israel, portrayed upon the wall round about." Ezekiel 8:7-10

Ezekiel was told to dig through the wall. When he did, he saw a door. God was showing Ezekiel what went on in the homes of those who were leaders in the church. What is displayed on their walls today? Many homes have rock stars and other satanic images displayed in their children's rooms. One such beastly thing is the satanic Harry Potter books. The leaders of the church and the home neglect to scrutinize what their own children are displaying on their walls, the books they read, what they watch on television, and what they are exposed to on the internet. Some homes have statues of Buddha and other religious symbols which are abominations in God's sight. Their wives wear jewelry which has satanic or sexual origins. The sons have earrings. Their daughters have rings in their noses or in their tongue. Some even have tatoos with satanic symbols. The clothes they wear, especially the t-shirts display ungodly or suggestive messages. All are an abomination to our God.

"And there stood before them seventy men of the ancients of the house of Israel, and in the midst of them stood Jaazaniah the son of Shaphan, with every man his censer in his hand; and a thick cloud of incense went up." Ezekiel 8:11

God went on to list another abomination in the house of God. In this instance, God was addressing the seventy men of the ancients ( the eldership or the heads of the church). Other names for these leaders include: the deacon board, the pastoral council, and other such titles.

Ezekiel stated every man had a censer in his hand. These burned incense upon their censers. This is the symbol of worship and praise before our God. Our praise must come from a pure heart. God must be glorified. Instead, these seventy ancients were offering praise to all the images displayed on the walls of their inner chambers. These had become their gods. Their false worship was an abomination unto God. Yet today many leaders in the church worship many false gods. They worship the god of plenty, the god of ease, and the god of recognition.

Many leaders appoint worship and praise teams to stir up the emotion of the people with amplified instruments, believing the louder the praise, the more pleasing to God. Their praise is not from the heart, but from worked up emotion. Their thick cloud of incense becomes a stink in the nostrils of God. Ezekiel continues:

"Then said He unto me, Son of man, hast thou seen what the ancients of the house of Israel do in the dark, every man in the chambers of his imagery? For they say, The Lord seeth us not; the Lord hath forsaken the earth." Ezekiel 8:12

God spoke to Ezekiel and asked him, "Did you see what the elders do in the dark?" These elders were walking in darkness. Jesus warns us:

"But if a man walk in the night, he stumbleth, because there is no light in him." John 11:10

We know Israel stumbled. And yet many leaders of today's modern churches stumble because there is no light (no anointed Word of God in them). They are the blind, leading the blind. As the Word states, "They both fall into the ditch, Matthew 15:14." This ditch is a religious rut, and most never free themselves from the religious rut they have dug for themselves.

Ezekiel stated those who walk in the dark abide in the chamber of their imagery, or their own imaginations. Everything they imagine, they put forth as truth. When in reality, what they imagine in their darkened hearts is far from the truth. They do not think that God is aware of what they do or say. They believe God no longer has anything to do with planet earth. The prophet Jeremiah spoke of those who believe God has forsaken planet earth, and left it in man's control:

"And they said, There is no hope: but we will walk after our own devices, and we will every one do the imagination of his evil heart." Jeremiah 18:12

Zephaniah also spoke of those who have their evil hearts darkened:

"And it shall come to pass at that time, that I will search Jerusalem with candles, and punish the men that are settled on their lees: that say in their heart, the Lord will not do good, neither will He do evil." Zephaniah 1:12

These are those who are in leadership today in big churches who do not believe the coming judgment of God is going to start at the house of God. They truly believe God will do neither good nor evil, and that God has forsaken planet earth. Therefore there is no longer any fear of God in what they do, say, or teach in the church or in their homes. These are an abomination to the Lord. But God showed Ezekiel even more abominations in the religious system of our day:

"He said also unto me, Turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations that they do. Then He brought me to the door of the gate of the Lord's house which was toward the north; and, behold, there sat women weeping for Tammuz." Ezekiel 8:13-14

The women sat before the North Gate and wept for Tammuz. The false god Tammuz was the husband of Ishtar, the goddess of fertility. The worshipers of this cult spend their life in sexual pleasures. Ezekiel is revealing to us what has happened in the last two generations where the women have become the aggressors in the mating process. Man, naturally, are to be aggressors, but now it is the female who has become the aggressor, promising sexual favors to entrap the male. This is an abomination unto our God. This has also become true in the church, as in the world. The prophet Isaiah prophesied of our day when he wrote:

"Moreover the Lord saith, Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, and walk with stretched forth necks and wanton eyes, walking and mincing as they go, and making a tinkling with their feet:" Isaiah 3:16

Isaiah was not speaking of the worldly females, he was speaking of the daughters of Zion who look and dress more like the world, then chaste, wholesome ladies. God's judgment will be upon those who dress and act in this manner. Isaiah explains this judgment:

"Therefore the Lord will smite with a scab the crown of the head of the daughters of Zion, and the Lord will discover their secret parts. In that day the Lord will take away the bravery of their tinkling ornaments about their feet, and their cauls, and their round tires like the moon, the chains, and the bracelets, and the mufflers, the bonnets, and the ornaments of the legs, and the headbands, and the tablets, and the earrings, the rings, and nose jewels, the changeable suits of apparel, and the mantles, and the wimples, and the crisping pins, the glasses, and the fine linen, and the hoods, and the veils.

And it shall come to pass, that instead of sweet smell there shall be stink; and instead of a girdle, a rent; and instead of well set hair, baldness; and instead of a stomacher, a girding of sackcloth; and burning, instead of beauty." Isaiah 3:17-24

God's judgment will be upon those who weep for Tammaz, those who must have their every fleshly desire satisfied.

We have already witnessed five abominations the people commit which will cause God to judge His house. There was one more abomination:

"Then said He unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man? Turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations than these. And He brought me into the inner court of the Lord's house, and, behold, at the door of the temple of the Lord, between the porch and the altar, were about five and twenty men, with their backs toward the temple of the Lord, and their faces toward the east; and they worshipped the sun toward the east." Ezekiel 8:15-16

Twenty-five men had their backs to the temple, and were worshipping the rising sun. This has become a tradition in the modern church. The church calls this celebration Easter and is supposed to be the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus.

We need to ask many questions concerning this so-called Christian holiday. Where does the name Easter come from. Historians tell us it comes from one of two sources. Some believe the word Easter comes from the word ESTRA, the false goddess of spring. Others believe it comes from the false goddess of Babylonia, ISHTAR. Both words have a pagan origin. The word Easter appears once in the Bible and is a mistranslation of the Greek word PASCHA, and should have been translated "passover."

The celebration of Easter is between March 22nd and April 25th. We are told in God's Word, that Jesus was crucified on the day of preparation, before the Feast of Passover, and that He was resurrected three days later. Passover was on the fourteenth day of the first month, Nisan. So we have the exact day of Jesus' resurrection. If Easter was to be celebrated on the day of Jesus' resurrection, why don't we celebrate it on that day every year? It should be obvious to all who would see, that Easter, or the sunrise service, has nothing to do with the resurrection of Jesus.

So what does Easter celebrate. It celebrates the Vernal Equinox. The Vernal Equinox appears between March 22nd and April 25th. It celebrates the coming of the Spring season when the daylight hours are the same length as the night time hours. It has nothing whatsoever to do with the resurrection of Jesus.

Did you ever ask what colored eggs, baby chicks and rabbits have to do with the resurrection of Jesus? These are symbols of pagan celebrations. This is why Easter sunrise services and all the celebrations of Easter are an abomination to God. This is just another reason God is going to bring judgment upon His house.

"Then he said unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man? Is it a light thing to the house of Judah that they commit abominations which they commit here: For they have filled the land with violence, and have returned to provoke Me to anger: and, lo, they put the branch to their nose." Ezekiel 8:17

Those who commit these abominations are those who praise God with their mouths, but their hearts are far from Him. These continue to try to please God by following the precepts and doctrines of their denominational orders. These blindly follow their religious leaders in their religious rut. Ezekiel continues:

"Therefore will I also deal in fury: Mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity: and though they cry in Mine ears with a loud voice, yet will I not hear them." Ezekiel 8:18

Though these cry with a loud voice, and shout to the heavens, God will not hear them. Their only hope is to repent.

The man clothed in linen is ready to mark those who cry out against these abominations:

"And, behold, six men came from the way of the higher gate, which lieth toward the north, and every man a slaughter weapon in his hand; and one man among them was clothed with linen, with a writer's inkhorn by his side: and they went in, and stood beside the brasen altar." Ezekiel 9:2

We see there were six men with slaughtering weapons in their hands. We also witnessed there were six abominations God pointed out that His house had committed. So there was a man appointed by God, with a slaughter weapon for every abomination committed by His house.

We need to learn who these six men and the man clothed with linen are. The six men are part of the host of heaven, God's warrior band who will be part of His judgment upon wicked mankind.

To identify the man dressed in fine linen, who had the writer's inkhorn, we must look to the prophet Daniel:

"Then I lifted up Mine eyes, and looked, and behold a certain man clothed in linen, whose loins were girded with fine gold of Uphaz. His body also was like the beryl, and his face as the appearance of lightning, and his eyes as lamps of fire, and his arms and his feet like in colour to polished brass, and the voice of his words like the voice of a multitude." Daniel 10:5-6

We see this same man appeared to John when he was on the Isle of Patmos:

"And in the midst of the seven candlesticks, one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.

His head and His hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and His eyes were as a flame of fire; and His feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and His voice as the sound of many waters.

And He had in His right hand seven stars: and out of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword: and His countenance was as the sun shineth in His strength.: Revelation 1:13-16

This is the same man Daniel saw in a vision, and it is the same man Ezekiel saw in his vision. This man is the Son of man, Jesus Christ. Daniel saw this same man again:

"Then I Daniel looked, and, behold, there stood other two, the one on this side of the bank of the river, and the other on that side of the bank of the river. And one said to the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, How long shall it be to the end of these wonders?

And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when He held up His right hand and His left hand unto heaven, and sware by Him that liveth for ever that it shall be for a time, times, and an half; and when He shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished. And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O My Lord, What shall be the end of these things?" Daniel 12:5 - 8

Daniel asked the man in fine linen, "How long until the end of these wonders?" The man in linen stated the end would come after the time, times and half a time. This is the three and one-half years of God's wrath which is soon to be poured out upon the earth. The man clothed in linen gives us insight into the time of the end when He told Daniel:

"But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased." Daniel 12:4

Daniel's words have been shut up and sealed until the time of the end. When is the time of the end? We are looking for two things to reveal this to us:

1 Many will run to and fro

There has never been a time on earth, like today, when travel of all kinds abound: by car, by boat, by plane, etc. Man truly is running to and fro.

2 And knowledge shall be increased

Again, never in the history of mankind has there ever been a time when knowledge has increased like in the last few years with computers, cell phones, wireless communication, space travel, etc. These are marvels our great-grandparents could not have ever imagined.

In this day of increased knowledge, man feels anything he thinks about he can accomplish. But man's thoughts are continually evil, just as in the days of Noah. God informed Daniel:

"And He said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end. Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand." Daniel 12:9-10

Daniel's words were sealed until the end of the age. And we know by the words of the man clothed in linen, that the time of the end is now. The man clothed in linen also told Daniel:

" . . . the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand . . ."

The wicked do not have any idea of the day in which we live, or do they understand God's coming judgment. But as Daniel declared:

". . . the wise shall understand . . ."

Those who walk by Spiritual revelation understand the day in which we live.

We look again to the directions given to the man clothed in linen who had the writer's inkhorn by His side:

"And the Lord said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof." Ezekiel 9:4

It should be obvious that God's judgment upon His house is about to begin. These men with the slaughter weapons in their hands have been made ready. But before they can go forward, God is going to seal His elect who weep and mourn when they see what the church system has become with their religious ritual practices, and their precepts and doctrines of men. Even though those in the church system who are supposed to move by the Spirit, only work up emotion, and claim they are moved by the Spirit.

But before anything happens, God is going to seal His saints. Jesus explained this sealing process to John on the Isle of Patmos:

"Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of My God, and the name of the city of My God, which is New Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from My God: and I will write upon him My new name." Revelation 3:12

The man clothed in linen with the writer's inkhorn is in the process of sealing the overcomers who will become pillars in God's Holy City, New Jerusalem. Paul spoke of those whom God has sealed:

"In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the Word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise." Ephesians 1:13

The Holy Spirit is the sign we witness in those who are sealed by our God.

Paul continued his revelation to the church at Ephesus:

"And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption." Ephesians 4:30

These are sealed until the day of redemption when God comes to gather His precious fruit of the earth. When God's judgment is poured out, we have the promise of God that those He has sealed will not be harmed in His wrath:

"And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads." Revelation 9:4

Once the sealing is complete, then the six men with the slaughter weapons will begin their work.

"And to the others He said in mine hearing, Go ye after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity: Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at My sanctuary. Then they began at the ancient men which were before the house." Ezekiel 9:5-6

These six men were not allowed to come near anyone who had the seal of God in their forehead. They were sent, instead, to the ancients, or the elders, the leaders of the church, those leaders who had not warned the flock of the wrath to come. Nor had these leaders warned the people to prepare their lives Spiritually, mentally, or physically for the coming day of wrath. [see "Sealed With The Holy Spirit of Promise" by George Kirkpatrick]

The prophet Isaiah spoke of this great day of slaughter:

"Wherefore art thou red in thine apparel, and thy garments like him that treadeth in the wine vat? I have trodden the winepress alone; and of the people there was none with Me: for I will tread them in Mine anger, and trample them in My fury; and their blood shall be sprinkled upon My garments, and I will stain all My raiment. For the day of vengeance is in Mine heart, and the year of My redeemed is come." Isaiah 63:2-4

The man clothed in linen was in the midst of the slaughter, and His linen garments were being stained with the blood of the leaders in the house of God. This same man rode on His white horse:

"And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and He that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns; and He had a name written, that no man knew, but He Himself. And He was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and His name is called The Word of God." Revelation 19:11-13

This is the same man Ezekiel saw in his vision, whose clothing was stained with blood. His name is called "The Word of God."

Ezekiel continues to explain his vision concerning the day of God's visitation:

"And He said unto them, Defile the house, and fill the courts with the slain: go ye forth. And they went forth, and slew in the city. And it came to pass, while they were slaying them, and I was left, that I fell upon my face, and cried, and said, "Ah Lord God! Wilt Thou destroy all the residue of Israel in Thy pouring out of Thy fury upon Jerusalem?" Ezekiel 9:7-8

As the slaying progressed, Ezekiel was left because he was one of the righteous ones that was not part of the judgment. In sorrow, he cried out, "Lord God, will Thou destroy all the residue of Israel?" God's judgment was upon the whole house of Israel, both natural Israel (ancient) and Spiritual Israel (the church). The Lord explained to Ezekiel:

"Then said He unto me, The iniquity of the house of Israel and Judah is exceeding great, and the land is full of blood, and the city full of perverseness: for they say, the Lord hath forsaken the earth, and the Lord seeth not." Ezekiel 9:9

God explained to Ezekiel that the iniquity (the perverseness and depravity) of both houses of Israel was exceedingly great. Many today believe the Lord has forsaken the earth, therefore they can do as they please because the Lord seeth not.

The prophet Jeremiah spoke of the condition of the lukewarm church which God will vomit out of His mouth:

"But they hearkened not, nor inclined their ear, but walked in the counsels and in the imagination of their evil heart, and went backward, and not forward." Jeremiah 7:24

Jeremiah speaks of the backslidden church who walk in the imagination of their evil hearts. Jeremiah also added:

"And ye have done worse than your fathers; for, behold, ye walk every one after the imagination of his evil heart, that they may not hearken unto me:" Jeremiah 16:12

The people have sinned more than their fathers, because they walk after their own evil hearts. Ezekiel continues:

"And as for Me also, Mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity, but I will recompense their way upon their head." Ezekiel 9:10

The Lord shows us His judgment will be complete upon all His backslidden people. Some today might declare: "God would not do this because He is a good God that loves His people." But these have overlooked an important Scripture Paul spoke to the church at Rome:

"Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in His goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off." Romans 11:22

Those who depend on God's goodness should also consider His severity. Those whom God has sealed can depend upon God's goodness, but those who continue in their perverseness and depravity will receive the severity of God.

"And, behold, the man clothed with linen, which had the inkhorn by his side, reported the matter, saying, I have done as Thou hast commanded Me." Ezekiel 9:11

When the man clothed in linen finishes His work, then the judgment begins - - - and that day is close at hand.

We know what those who were not sealed can expect, but what can those whom God has sealed expect?

"Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to Him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and His wife hath made herself ready. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints." Revelation 19:7-8

Those whom God has sealed will be part of the Great Marriage Supper of the Lamb. These will also be clothed in fine linen, which is the righteousness of the saints.

"And He saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And He saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God." Revelation 19:9

Those who are sealed and who are called to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb are the elect of God. This is the bride of Christ who has made themselves ready for the great day of the Lord.

God has not completed the sealing of His saints. Those who weep and mourn for the pitiful condition of His house are those who have separated themselves from everything that is an abomination to God. These are those who have turned to Him with their whole heart. These are those who have purified themselves and made themselves ready for the white horse rider who is called The Word of God.

God's sealing is not yet complete. Those who are weeping and mourning for the deplorable condition of the church can still be sealed. But they must be separated completely from the conditions in the church system, and turn their whole heart, mind, will, and emotions toward God. They must cry out to Him to be sealed before the man clothed in linen with the writer's inkhorn reports to the Father, and states, "I have done as Thou hath commanded Me."

There is yet a small amount of time remaining before the men with the slaughter weapons begin their ghastly task. The Lord says, "Repent! And turn from the thoughts and imaginations of the carnal mind." And as God directed Paul to write to the church at Corinth:

"Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you." II Corinthians 6:17

If we do this, God will receive us and we will be sealed. Praise the Lord!

See the following related books by George Kirkpatrick

Abominations In Secret Chambers

Abominations Before the Lord

Six Woes on The Religious System

Nehushtan

Outside The Camp