The Marks of Christ
But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our
Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world. For in
Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new
creature. And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy,
and upon the Israel of God. From henceforth let no man trouble me: for I bear in
my body the marks of the Lord Jesus. Brethren, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be
with your spirit. Amen.
Galatians 6:14f (Spoke 4, Cycle 3)
And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst
of Jerusalem, and set a mark [Tav] 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 (Spoke 4, Cycle 2)
The theme of the Mark originates on the Fourth Day of Creation when God gave the fourfold reason for
the Sun, and Moon, and Stars:
And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide
the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:
This fourfold pattern is reiterated in Galatians as discussed in the
Four Weak and Beggarly Elements article. The word translated as signs is from
(Aut). This word first appears on the Fourth Day and next appears
in Genesis 4 after Cain slew his his brother. This mark then becomes a major theme in Ezekiel chapter 9.
All of this is discussed in the Genesis 4 article.
The theme of the "mark" also plays a central role in Romans 4 and even manifests in the course of
Church History, with the Constantine's vision of the Sign of the Cross in the
which gave rest (Fourth Commandment) to the People of God.