The Seal Of God was a three-dimensional type cross mark that appeared on the foreheads of believers from the point just before the first Trumpet Judgment until the glorious appearing of Jesus Christ. Believers could see this mark on the foreheads of other believers but cannot see their own mark even in a mirror. It also appeared on the foreheads of the 144,000 Jews that were called and sent to evangelize throughout the whole world. Those who bore the Seal Of God were immune to the effects of the fifth and sixth Trumpet Judgments as well as from the third, fourth, fifth, and seventh Bowl Judgments. However, they could still be caught and martyred, though Tsion Ben-Judah promises that those sealed by God cannot ever change their minds when it comes time to either accept the “mark of loyalty” or lose their heads.
Revelation’s Seal of God
The Bible’s last book, Revelation, reveals earth’s final battle between good and evil. Worship is at the heart of this last conflict. Ultimately, there are only two sides in this war—those loyal to God and those who rebel against Him (Rev. 22:11, 12). These two groups are brought to the forefront in earth’s last war under the symbols of the seal of God and the mark of the beast. This month’s lesson will focus on the seal of God, a matter of no light importance. It is absolutely vital that we understand the significance of God’s eternal seal, and how to receive it.
1. What specific instruction did God give to Revelation’s sealing angels?
“Then I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God. And he cried with a loud voice to the four angels to whom it was granted to harm the earth and the sea, saying, ‘Do not harm the earth, the sea, or the trees till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads’” (Rev. 7:2, 3).
Before God’s judgments fall on this rebellious planet, God instructs the sealing angel to _______
the _________________________________of God in their ______________________________ .
This passage tells us three important facts about the seal of God: First, God holds back His final judgments until the sealing process is complete. Second, God’s servants, those totally loyal and faithful to Him, are the ones sealed. Third, the seal of God is placed in the forehead, a symbol of the mind.
2. Who accomplishes this important work of sealing?
“And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption” (Eph. 4:30).
The divine Being who accomplishes the sealing in our lives is the ________________________ of God.
The seal of God is not a visible seal placed on the forehead as a sign that we belong to God; it has to do with the Holy Spirit deepening our loyalty to Jesus so that we are so settled into His love and truth that nothing can move us.
3. How did the apostle Paul describe the function of God’s seal?
“Nevertheless the solid foundation of God stands, having this seal: ‘The Lord knows those who are His,’ and, ‘Let everyone who names the name of Christ depart from iniquity’” (2 Tim. 2:19).
God’s foundation of truth will stand in the final crisis and, “The _____________________________
knows those who are _________________________________________________________.”
Today, as in ancient times, a legal seal authenticates a document. Seals identify who the document belongs to and whose authority stands behind it. God’s people are identified as standing totally committed to Him, “departing from iniquity” and lovingly obeying Him as a testimony of His saving grace to the world.
4. Where is this seal of obedience to God found?
“Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples” (Isa. 8:16).
God’s seal is found in His ________________________________________________________ .
A Christian’s love for God is always revealed in loving obedience to God’s law.
5. What is another name for a seal?
“And [Abraham] received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had while still uncircumcised, that he might be the father of all those who believe” (Rom. 4:11).
Abraham received the __________________________________________ of circumcision by
which he demonstrated his loyalty to God. In the Bible a seal and a sign describe the same thing.
6. Does God have an eternal sign of worship that sets His people apart?
“Moreover I also gave them My Sabbaths, to be a sign between them and Me, that they might know that I am the Lord who sanctifies them” (Eze. 20:12).
God’s eternal sign of loyalty is the seventh-day Sabbath. Ancient seals contained three major elements: the name, title, and territory of the one placing the official, legal seal upon the document. God’s Sabbath is the only one of the Ten Commandments that contains His name, “the Lord your God”; His title, Creator, “for in six days the Lord made”; and His territory, “the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them” (see Exodus 20:8-11). The seventh-day Sabbath is God’s eternal sign of last-day loyalty. It is the outward symbol of an inner, living faith. At a time of enormous crises and persecution, the Holy Spirit will strengthen God’s faithful children to live lives of godly obedience.
7. What final appeal does God make to all just before His return?
“Saying with a loud voice, ‘Fear God and give glory to Him, for the hour of His judgment has come; and worship Him who made heaven and earth, the sea and springs of water” (Rev. 14:7).
God’s final appeal is a call to worship God as the _____________________________________
“of heaven and earth, the sea and springs of water.”
The seventh-day Sabbath is God’s eternal seal of His creative authority. In earth’s last hour it will become the visible sign of our loyalty to Him. Worshiping the Creator on Sabbath at a time of economic boycott and persecution will reveal our dedication to our Lord and to His truth. It will demonstrate that the Holy Spirit has sealed His truth in our hearts and our love for Jesus Christ is so deep, nothing will move us.
Pastor Leiko’s traditional holy seal upon the forehead —
1. In the name of Jesus I baptize you for the remission of sins and the seal upon your forehead that hereafter you are his chosen child. (Rev, 7:2-3, Rev. 9:4, Eze. 9:4-6)
2. I anoint your eyes that these eyes will be the eyes of God to pray for one another. (Job 34:21, Luke 11:34-35, Eph. 1:18, Acts 26:18)
Steps 3 to 8 can be learned by contacting Pastor Leiko via this website.
The Great Commission of Christianity is the instruction of the resurrected Jesus Christ to his disciples that they spread his teachings to all the nations of the world. It has become a tenet in Christian theology emphasizing ministry, missionary work, evangelism, and baptism. The Apostles are said to have dispersed from Jerusalem and founded the Apostolic Sees. Leiko is Jesus’ beloved commissioner.
Yes, Michelle Wie now is better than Jackie Pung. Had Pung started Pung’s pro career earlier (Pung was sponsored by local Sears’ boss after Pung had kids), Pung might’ve surpassed Wie. Wie will be Wie’s own worst enemy. It’s all about attitude/self-confidence. http://www.staradvertiser.com/sports/breaking/20140623_The_maturation_of_Michelle_Wie_major_champion.html?id=264292851
Pung was impressed by Wie’s athleticism. Pung herself was a super-athlete with a complete game (unlike Wie’s) in Pung’s era. Pung is totally incapacitated at Kona’s Life Care Ctr.
greatest-ever soccer players –
1970 Brazil squad the best-ever team
Each voter was asked to select an Xl in a 4-4-2 formation and name, in no particular order, their five top managers of all time.
The Greatest XI:
Alfredo di Stefano
(Published July, 2013)
- Goalkeeper: Lev Yashin
- Defenders: Cafu, Bobby Moore, Franz Beckenbauer, Paolo Maldini
- Midfielders: Diego Maradona, Alfredo Di Stéfano, Zinedine Zidane, Johan Cruyff
- Forwards: Lionel Messi, Pelé
Lev Yashin (Soviet Union) 31
Gordon Banks (England) 6
Dino Zoff (Italy) 6
Gianluigi Buffon (Italy) 5
Peter Schmeichel (Denmark) 5
Iker Casillas (Spain) 4
Sepp Maier (West Germany) 3
Pat Jennings (Northern Ireland) 2
Oliver Kahn (Germany) 2
Edwin Van der Sar (Holland) 2
Amadeo Carrizo (Argentina) 1
Petr Cech (Czech Republic) 1
Michel Preud’homme (Belgium) 1
Walter Zenga (Italy) 1
Paolo MaIdini (Italy) 48
Cafu (Brazil) 24
Carlos Alberto (Brazil) 18
Roberto Carlos (Brazil) 13
Djalma Santos (Brazil) 11
Giacinto Facchetti (Italy) 7
Nilton Santos (Brazil) 6
Berti Vogts (West Germany) 4
Lilian Thuram (France) 3
Ruud Krol (Holland) 2
Victor Rodriguez Andrade (Uruguay) 2
Karl-Heinz Schnellinger (West Germany) 2
Andreas Brehme (West Germany) 1
Paul Breitner (West Germany) 1
Dani Alves (Brazil) 1
Claudio Gentile (Italy) 1
Phillip Lahm (Germany) 1
Bixente Lizerazu (France) 1
Danny McGrain (Scotland) 1
Javier Zanetti (Argentina) 1
Franz Beckenbauer (West Germany) 68
Bobby Moore (England) 23
Franco Baresi (Italy) 22
Daniel Passarella (Argentina) 4
Fabio Cannavaro (Italy) 3
John Charles (Wales) 3
Marcel Desailly (France) 3
Paul McGrath (Republic of Ireland) 3
Giuseppe Bergomi (Italy) 2
Jack Charlton (England) 1
Riccardo Ferri (Italy) 1
Elias Figueroa (Chile) 1
Fernando Hierro (Spain) 1
Alessandro Nesta (Italy) 1
Roberto Rosato (Italy) 1
Jose Santamaria (Uruguay/Spain) 1
Georg Schwarzenbeck (West Germany) 1
Gaetano Scirea (Italy) 1
John Terry (England) 1
Obdulio Varela (Uruguay) 1
Billy Wright (England) 1
Diego Maradona (Argentina) 64
Johan Cruyff (Holland) 58
Zinedine Zidane (France) 28
Alfredo Di Stefano (Argentina/Spain) 24
Michel Platini (France) 18
Garrincha (Brazil) 15
George Best (Northern Ireland) 12
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) 7
Bobby Charlton (England) 5
Lothar Matthaus (West Germany) 5
Andres Iniesta (Spain) 4
Xavi (Spain) 4
Didi (Brazil) 3
Socrates (Brazil) 3
Roberto Baggio (Italy) 2
Toninho Cerezo (Brazil) 2
Francisco Gento (Spain) 2
Ryan Giggs (Wales) 2
Stanley Matthews (England) 2
Johan Neeskens (Holland) 2
Rivelino (Brazil) 2
Zico (Brazil) 2
Liam Brady (Republic of Ireland) 1
Zoltan Czibor (Hungary) 1
Roberto Donadoni (Italy) 1
Luis Figo (Portugal) 1
Jairzinho (Brazil) 1
Roy Keane (Republic of Ireland) 1
Grzegorz Lato (Poland) 1
Claude Makelele (France) 1
Luis Monti (Argentina/Italy) 1
Pavel Nedved (Czech Republic) 1
Gunter Netzer (West Germany) 1
Fernando Redondo (Argentina) 1
Rob Rensenbrink (Holland) 1
Frank Rijkaard (Holland) 1
Bryan Robson (England) 1
Ronaldinho (Brazil) 1
Juan Schiaffino (Uruguay/Italy) 1
Pele (Brazil) 56
Lionel Messi (Argentina) 46
Ferenc Puskas (Hungary) 11
Ronaldo (Brazil) 9
Marco Van Basten (Holland) 5
Gerd Muller (West Germany) 4
Oleg Blokhin (Soviet Union) 2
Eusebio (Portugal) 2
Guiseppe Meazza (Italy) 1
Luigi Riva (Italy) 1
Romario (Brazil) 1
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (West Germany) 1
Andriy Shevchenko (Ukraine) 1