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Seal of the Living God


Seal of the Living God

©copyright 2006 Bonita M Quesinberry, R.C.                                                    

Sign: token, something that indicates a fact, a mark or symbol, to write one’s name on as in acknowledging authorship, to express, indicate or signify with a sign, points to a fact or conveys a meaning. SYN: sign, mark, token, symptom, indication, Seal: proof of authenticity, confirmation, guarantee, pledge, confirm the truth or genuineness of a promise, marks of office and authority. ~Webster’s’ World Collegiate Dictionary

Sign, seal, mark, and token are synonymous words, each used in the Bible, meaning the same thing but not for identical purposes or of the same design. Many signs are spoken of in the Bible, for example the rainbow signifying God’s promise not to ever flood the entire earth again; yet, only one sign is God’s Seal and a counterfeit of it is Satan’s Mark.

There are several worldly opinions amidst corporate Christendom as to what is God’s Seal of Authority mentioned in Revelation 7:3, though most approach it from the Mark of the Beast viewpoint without really clarifying what is God’s seal— 1. number 666 will be tattooed on a person’s head or hand; or, 2. a microchip will be inserted beneath the skin; or, 3. a special credit card with numbers 666 on it will be issued to all who do not bear God’s Seal. None of these is the Mark of the Beast, not even 666; thus, finding God’s Seal automatically reveals Satan’s Mark, which the beast has confirmed by public statement.

One theory taught in the last 15 years is based solely on two scriptures, Ephesians 1:13-14 and 4:30In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed [confirmed] with that holy Spirit of promise, which is the earnest [deposit] of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory. . . And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.

The first passage is not saying that the Holy Spirit is God’s Seal; rather, it advises that the Holy Spirit fulfills Christ’s promise to believers of being anointed with one or more spiritual gifts with the Spirit’s comforting as well as teaching: which serve as a deposit against all that believers will inherit in the end. Ephesians 4:30 is clarified by the word—

Whereby defined as administered by. Whether corporeal (tangible) or spiritual, a seal of authority cannot be a living being; rather, a seal is administered by a living being: i.e. the President presses the Presidential Seal next to his name after signing a bill into law, the seal both validating his signature as well as making the law enforceable over the United States domain. Without that seal, the laws would not be enforceable and neither would God’s Law be enforceable upon those without His Seal whom He has chosen.

There are clues scattered throughout the Bible that lend to greater understanding of “weightier matters;” in this case, the most applicable are “On earth, as it is in heaven,” and “I have given similitudes on earth of that which is in heaven.” Similitudes are earthly things that in tangible form— can be seen and touched— resemble heavenly things that are in spiritual form— cannot be seen or touched, instead being noted in humans by their behaviour. With this in mind, we are led to discover what, according to law, makes valid and legally binding any seal of authority, whether tangible or spiritual.

Any Seal of Authority must: 1. cite the name of the author having formed the law or laws; 2. cite the domain over which those laws will be enforced; 3. cite why the author has the right to enforce such laws; and, 3. the seal must be unique, not another like it in the world or universe. With respect to the Presidential Seal noted above, there is not another like it in this world. Every nation’s seal is different from any other nation’s, and so forth. Likewise, God’s Seal of Authority is unique, not another like it in the universe.

God stated His Seal of Authority in Exodus 31:13-17 and Ezekiel 20:20— “Keep thou the Sabbath as a sign between thee and Me that I AM the Lord thy God”— the same sign over which Jesus said He also is Lord. These two passages belie teachings that the Holy Spirit, a living being, is God’s Seal: instead, it is the Holy Spirit who administers God’s Seal, to-wit: a person so sealed is detected by his or her behaviour revealing the seal.

Exodus and Ezekiel refer us back to Exodus 20:8-11 as well as Deuteronomy 5:12-14, where we find that God’s seal meets every requirement for a valid seal of authority: “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour and do all thy work: but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger [heathen] that is within thy gates: for in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day, and hallowed it [made it holy].”

Other verses declare the seventh day Sabbath as perpetual, “even in the new earth and heavens.” In fact, all 12 of God’s Precepts also are declared perpetual, to stand forever; as noted in various Bible books including Psalms.

1. Author of Ten Commandments: Lord thy God

2. Domain of Enforcement: heaven, earth, sea, and all that in them is

3. Reason for power to Enforce: God made heaven, earth, sea, and all that in them is

4. Unique Seal Design: seventh day Sabbath, sundown Friday to sundown Saturday

There is not another sign, seal, mark or token mentioned in the Bible that fulfills the requirements of a valid spiritual Seal of Authority. Neither is there another seal in the universe like this one: we’ve only to look at the day of worship of various religions in the world— only one is Saturday, some are Friday and some Sunday; this latter with a time frame marked from midnight to midnight, which is contrary to God’s declaration that “a day is from even to even;” that is, sundown Friday to sundown Saturday.

Sunday fulfills Daniel’s warning that “they hope to change times and law,” a clear distinction identifying Satan’s synagogues and his Mark, which mark does not meet the criteria rendering it a valid Seal of Authority; therefore and according to God’s Word, Satan’s reign on earth is temporary, both in nature and in fact, and he has plagiarized God’s Law by using it in an altered state.

Many teach Saturday as Jewish and Sunday as Christian; albeit, all theologians agree there is no scriptural validation for observing Sunday, its origins in pagan worship was instituted into Christianity by Revelation’s great whore 348 years after Christ ascended. First, God did not establish His Sabbath for and through the Jews. He established it at creation for all of humanity that would serve Him as their God, Genesis 2:1-3, to clearly identify those who belong to God and His Christ, whether Jew or Gentile. Second, Christianity never was meant to be separate from the Jewish faith; that is, that part embracing Christ as God’s Son: it is the Jewish faith offered to heathens, this made abundantly clear in the Old Testament and offered to pagans even then.

Also, many teach that Jesus did away with God’s Doctrine, specifically the fourth Precept, by hanging on the cross, therefore teaching only 9 of the 10 Statutes. This is assumed by the fact the Sabbath Law also appears amidst God’s Ordinances of Sacrifice and Oblation, which are the only laws Christ revoked. A Seal of Authority must be impressed upon all laws for them to be enforceable, whether Statutes or Ordinances; the latter usually temporary in nature. Just because a temporary law is revoked does not remove the Seal of Authority from all other law remaining in force. Revocation removes the Seal only from laws cancelled, rendering only those no longer enforceable.

AKJV Scripture References

Exodus 20:8-11; Deuteronomy 5:12-14; Genesis 2:1-3; Exodus 16:23,25-30; 23:12; 31:13-17; 34:21; 35:2; Leviticus 19:3-4; 19:30; 23:3; 26:1; Numbers 15:16; Deuteronomy 13:3-4; Nehemiah 9:13-14; 10:31; 13:14-18; Esther 8:8; Psalm 111:7-10; 119:150-152; Ecclesiastes 12:13-14; Isaiah 56:2,5-7; 58:1-8,10,13-14; 66:22-23; Jeremiah 17:21-22; Ezekiel 18:21; 20:12,20; 23:38; Hosea 8:1; Matthew 5:17-20; 7:21; 12:8,50; 15:3,6,9; 24:20-21; 28:1; Mark 1:21; 2:27-28; 3:4,35; 6:2; 7:6-7,13; Luke 4:16; 6:5-6,9-10; 13:10,14-16; 14:1-5,11,14; 16:17; 23:54-56; John 3:33-35; 4:23-24; 7:16-17; 12:49-50; 13:15; 14:15,21; Acts 5:29-30; 13:14-15,42,44; 16:13; 17:2; 18:4-5; 21:24; 24:16; Romans 1:21,25,30-31; 2:13-15; 3:31; 7:7,12-13,22; 8:4;Ephesians 5:3,9; Philippians 2:5-8; I Thessalonians 5:21-22; I Timothy 4:16; II Timothy 3:1-5; Titus 1:14-16; Hebrews 4:1-11; 13:9; James 2:10,14,14,26; I John 2:3-7; 3:4-6,8; 5:2-3; II John v.6; Revelation 2:9; 7:2-3; 12:17; 14:12; 22:14


24 August 2006 Posted by | Bible, Bible Related Articles, Christ, Christianity, Church, Faith, God, Holy Spirit, Jehovah, Jesus, Religion, Remnant, Sabbath, Salvation, Spiritual, Spiritual Study, Ten Commandments, Truth | 4 Comments