Monday, December 28, 2009

Sealed

For Renee. Love ya friend.

"And I saw another angel coming up from the east, carrying the seal of the living God." Rev.7:2

According to the NLT Life Application Bible, a seal on a scroll or document identified and protected its contents.

My mind recalls just a few days ago while my son was writing Christmas cards. He had purchased three special cards, and after signing them, he was searching the bag for the "gold crown" seal that Hallmark always supplies with each card purchase. This time the saleslady had forgotten. There were no stickers in the bag. My son was so disappointed. He wanted that final fastener fixed. A declaration of identification, completion and authenticity.

There is another crown that declares identification, completion and authenticity as well. It is a seal of assurance and security. It establishes our salvation and confirms our heritage. It is a crown of thorns. This symbol of redemption reminds us of Christ's sacrfice, suffering and promises.

God places His own seal upon our lives, declaring we are His own, guaranteeing His protection over our souls. We are of great value to Him, and nothing can touch us, or pass His seal on our lives, that He doesn't allow.

If you have received Christ as your Savior, you can rest assured today that God's seal on you has been firmly fastened. You are held secure, identified as His, and no-one else can break His seal over your life. Absolutely nothing can disturb that seal without His permission. Your life is contained by His.

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1 comment:

Leah said...

You know, Joy, I really think that there is a seal upon us that is visible only to those in the spirit world. God knows which ones are His, but Satan also knows which ones belong to God.

I am so happy to be sealed with the Holy Spirit.

Great post!!

Leah