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The Two Kinds of Marks

A mark set on a thing or object identifies it and could distinct it from others. The bible in some sciptures, implies two different kinds of marks;
  • the mark of bondage and
  • the mark of freedom.
Genesis 4:15; God set a mark upon Cain; an indication that He bears a curse, so that no one attempts to kill him.
It could be misinterpreted that the essence of the mark in the case of Cain was to protect him from death, but NO, that was not the indication. This was because God had cast him out of HIS presence, and therefore God had no responsibility or divine protection over him. Genesis 4:16
But thank God for the Blood of Jesus (the blood of redemption), and the Grace unleashed. Now we are free to enter into God's presence boldly and obtain grace and mercy (as we bear the mark of freedom).
This was the revelation behind the statement of confidence in Galatians 6:17.
The marks of Our Lord Jesus Christ, is the mark of freedom.
The way to be identified by the Mark of Freedom, is to identify with Jesus and forsake sin. [John 8:34-36.] And gain His Zoe. [John 10:10b.]
I am free to worship
I am free to live the good life
I am free to radiate his glory in me
I am free to enter into his presence boldly
I am free to obtain my heavenly inheritance as a joint-heir with Christ...[and it goes on. Isaiah 64:4]
For "If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed." So "From henceforth let no man trouble me: for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus" (The Marks of Freedom).
Live for Jesus today and live the life he died for (zoe:- abundant life, full of freedom, no bondage) John 10:10b.
Remain forever blessed.

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