Ezek: 9:1-4: 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. 2: 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. 3: 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; 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.
(I believe the destroying weapons are the media, in this case especially magazines and text books, etc.)
5-7: 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: 6: 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. 7: 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.
(I believe this has to do with the same thing we are warn about in Gal: 6:7-8: Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. 8: For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
These verses tell us that if we sow to the flesh we will reap corruption. Apparently most people think this means if you sow corruption you will reap corruption, but it does not say that. It says, if you sow to the flesh, you will reap corruption. It does not say you might reap corruption--it says you will reap corruption.
Many who call themselves Christians are watching things and reading things that Jesus suffered on the cross and died to save us from. This ought not be. Jesus paid the ultimate price to free people from degrading things and from lower life thinking and it is imperative for Christians to stop wallowing in the filth and the mud and to come up higher--renewing their minds with the Word of God.
But they arenĎt the only ones going to be slain by the five men with the destroying weapons. All those who continue to sow to the flesh--entertain the flesh and neglect the spirit--will be slaughtered because they will not be able to discern between the lethal lies being sown and the Truth. I do not know why the teachers have not grasp the truth and taught the truth that Christians must have on the full armor of God in order to stand in the evil day. To be carnally-mind is death.
What Iím saying is a lot of people spend their reading, watching TV, and/or playing on the computer time, feeding their carnal minds. They are often bewildered about why they never seem to get more spiritual--why they stay at the same place or seem to be going backward, after all, they go to church at least twice a week.
This class of people are vulnerable not because they didnít mean it when they chose to be one of Godís children, but because they cannot recognize danger when it presents itself to them in the guise of clean entertainment or of further wisdom.
The man in linen with the writerís ink represents Christian writerís inspired by the Spirit of Christ. Those who are sowing to the spirit read their Bibles and these articles and it is as if a mark were placed on their forehead so that when the one who roams around like a roaring lion, the one who masquerades as an angel of light spouts his the lies, his subtleties, his theories, and imaginings they are not affected by it. They have on the full armor of God.)
Ezek: 9:8-11: 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? 9: 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. 10: And as for me also, mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity, but I will recompense their way upon their head. 11: 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.
(I think the biggest perversity of Christians in general is that they do not believe the Bible. They do not believe that they must seek the kingdom of God with all diligence. They do not believe that they must protect their spirit for out of it are the issues of life. They do not believe they must put on and keep on the full armor of God. And they do not believe that if they sow to the flesh they will reap corruption.)