“Then I saw another angel coming up from the east, having the seal of the living God. He called out in a loud voice to the four angels who had been given power to harm the land and the sea: “Do not harm the land or the sea or the trees until we put a seal on the foreheads of the servants of our God.” Then I heard the number of those who were sealed: 144,000 from all the tribes of Israel.
After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne, and before the Lamb.” 🙏Revelation 7: 2-4, 9
Peace and good to all.
If I may share my personal reflection on the above passage from the Book of Revelation.
If there is a mark of the beast, believers of Christ need not worry, for there is the seal of the living God. The seal that brings salvation to the righteous and true-hearted to God, the seal of the living God, the seal of Christ.
But what is the seal of the living God?
Jesus Christ, himself, is the seal of the living God. The scripture is clear on this, thus John 6:27, says:
“Do not work for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you. For on him God the Father has set his seal.”
This means that when we trust in Jesus, when we believe in Him and in His gospel of salvation, we become possessors of the seal of God, we get to be marked in Him with a seal and this is made manifest when He sends us the Holy Spirit to dwell into our hearts. When the Holy Spirit in dwells in our hearts, we become sealed with the Holy Spirit, we, therefore, bear the seal of the living God.
This could be the reason why as believers of Christ, you get to feel this sense of completeness, peace and security because we know that we can sustain any wickedness and evil in this transitory world because we bore the seal of the living God. God’s children are sealed by Him. Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ.
What does it mean when we bear the seal of the living God?
When a document bears a seal, it gives the document the character of authenticity and legitimacy. For humans, when we bear the seal of the living God, I believe it gives us the character of being an authentic and legitimate children of God, for not everyone is a child of God.
Bearing the seal of God make us identified also with God, that we are owned by God, that we belong in Christ and everything in Him belongs to us too. This means that our redemption and eternity are secured; that our sins have already been forgiven, because we are marked and sealed by the living God.
You may want to ask yourself, have you received the seal of the living God?
God be with you.