This morning, while reading my morning’s devotion, I came across this sentence, “As wax takes the impression of the seal, so the soul is to take the impression of the Spirit of God and retain the image of Christ.”
We know God’s people, at the end of time, before Christ’s return to this earth to claim those who are His, would have been sealed, and like a wax, there will be an impression upon those “sealed ones” which gives the appearance of Christ in every aspect of their lives. (Rev. 7:3; 14:1-5). What are some of those aspects Christ did which His followers will have in their lives:
(1) Fruits of the Spirit
(2) A Desire to Minister to Others
(3) To provide comfort and healing
(4) To Keep the Commandments of God
We know the three characteristics of a “seal” are these:
(2) Their authority, and
(3) Their jurisdiction
There is only one place in the entire Bible which completely fulfills these requirements of a seal: Exodus 20:8-11, The 4th Commandment.
(1) Who is He – Lord thy God
(2) Their authority – Creator
(3) Their jurisdiction – Heaven and Earth
It forms the basis for a proper seal. Therefore, those who keep the 4th Commandment are sealed and prepared to meet Christ when He comes.
There are many who will tell you otherwise, yet they have no idea of what is a seal and yet they try to debate what is the “Mark of the Beast”. Logically, and consider this: If the “seal” of God is found in the 4th Commandment, the “Sabbath” Commandment, then the Mark has to be the opposite, since they both involve “worship”. This isn’t too complicated. Sabbath-keeping = Seal, Other than Sabbath for example Sunday-keeping = Mark of the Beast.
My Friends, what impression are you carrying? When God looks over the battlements of Heaven to see His people, does He see you having been sealed or carrying the mark?
It’s really up to you to make the choice.
September 29, 2014