Weekly Nuggets June 1 2020
And the LORD said to him, “Therefore, whoever kills Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold.” And the LORD set a mark on Cain, lest anyone finding him should kill him
For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but a new creation. Blessing and a Plea And as many as walk according to this rule, peace and mercy be upon them, and upon the Israel of God. From now on let no one trouble me, for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus.
Key Phrase: Divine Barcode
Have you noticed that everything now comes with a barcode? A barcode according to wikipedia is a method of representing data in a visual, machine-readable form. It is usually in the form of letters or lines or patterns that require a barcode scanner or a smart phone to scan and read the information encoded within.
Barcode technology is not new at all, it was invented by God and has been in use divinely since the beginning of mankind, technology is only just catching up.
The very first use of a divine barcode was on Cain.. God gave a mark to protect Cain despite his misdeeds. But the marking we will dwell on this week is the special marking which apostle Paul reveals to us – the markings of Jesus Christ.
When God marks a man, it’s always for a purpose. The markings are to preserve us, to set us apart, it’s to tell the world that “this one is mine”. The mark of Jesus is the ultimate, it represents His stripes, His blood, His Ressurection power – this is the mark we need to covet today.
Father, today we pray that You separate us from the world for a blessing. Lord, even when we err, please let your mercy speak, still mark us for protection. Mostly Lord, we covet the barcode of our Lord Jesus, the markings of life, of healing, of transformation, of protection, of light, of deliverance, of power – grant unto us today in Jesus name