I have been ‘marked by God’. He has breathed His breathe in me, not for the purpose of mediocrity and complacency. Not to embrace a ‘diminished’ gospel – one where I am simply satisfied that I have ‘MY” ticket to heaven so now, to Hell with the rest of this decadent world! NO! He has given me LIFE and life is meant to be breathed into the world. I have been given LIFE so that I may now share this life with my world. This is a ‘revolutionary’ gospel. When I enlist in this army it comes with sacrifice and servanthood! You have been marked by God too! Are you breathing LIFE into your world?
Acts 17: 23 For as I walked around and looked carefully at your objects of worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: to an unknown god. So you are ignorant of the very things you worship—and this is what I am going to proclaim to you. 24 “The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by hands.25 And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else.26 From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands.27 God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us. 28 ‘For in him we live and move and have our being.’
Isaiah 42: 5 This is what God the Lord says— he who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread out the earth with all that springs from it, who gives breath to its people, and life to those who walk on it: 6 “I, the Lord , have called you in righteousness; I will take hold of your hand. I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people and a light for the Gentiles, 7 to open eyes that are blind, to free captives from prison and to release from the dungeon those who sit in darkness.
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