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Bible Commentaries
Ezekiel 9

Everett's Study Notes on the Holy ScripturesEverett's Study Notes

Verses 1-11

Ezekiel 9:4 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 “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” - Comments - The Lord once told Benny Hinn that He sets a mark upon those who are intercessors and that this mark gave intercessors divine protection. Benny Hinn found this verse as Scriptural evidence to what the Lord told him. [17] Here, we have a description of what an intercessor does.

[17] Benny Hinn, This is Your Day (Irving, Texas), on Trinity Broadcasting Network (Santa Ana, California), television program.

Also note that the Lord set a mark upon Cain, so that no one would kill him (Genesis 4:15). It is therefore logical to conclude that this mark was not apparent physically, but was a spiritual mark that gave angelic protection against demonic forces, just at with the intercessors mentioned in Ezekiel 9:4.

Genesis 4:15, “And the LORD said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the LORD set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him.”

Also, in the book of Revelations, the Lord again sets a seal on the forehead of his saints in order to give them divine protection from angelic warfare (Revelation 7:3; Revelation 9:4).

Revelation 7:3, “Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.”

Revelation 9:4, “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.”

In the book of Revelations, Satan tries to counterfeit this mark with the mark of the beast. However, it becomes a mark of destruction by God.

Bibliographical Information
Everett, Gary H. "Commentary on Ezekiel 9". Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/ghe/ezekiel-9.html. 2013.
 
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