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My Signet Ring
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I was working on a Real Estate transaction and one of the documents we needed was a “survey”. I’m pretty sure you have heard about this piece of paper which represents some kind of a territorial map of the property’s boundaries, and measurements. I had used this document many times before but in this case, the lender requested a sealed copy of the survey. They wanted an original, not a copy. The power of authenticity was within that seal.

Interestingly, just a few days after that I was reading the Bible in the book of Haggai and noticed that God said: “…I will make you like my signet ring, for I have chosen you…”  In Bible times there was something similar to the “seal” system we use today. It was a signet ring. The signet ring was used to identify the message or messenger and the authority they had. In other words, you knew something was from the king because it was marked by His signet ring. It was a representation of power and authority. You and I have been chosen and set apart to be identified with Almighty God. When we have someone’s power and authority, we have access to everything they have. It’s like having power of attorney; another common document used often in a Real Estate transaction.

You see, an ordinary piece of paper with a sketch representing a property could be used as a survey but what makes it official is the “signet ring” or the seal. As a believer in Jesus, marked with His seal, we, ordinary people, are part of the royal family of God. In this family all distinctions are erased at the point of salvation and reconciliation. Whatever we were before, we are now royal family of God. This is a permanent royalty that will last forever.

Representative of God

We have been chosen, chosen by and for Christ. We are sealed with His blood. Just think of all you have access to today. Think about the authority you have. Everything He has is available to you; healing, provision, strength, peace, joy. It will change the way you approach people. Remember, you are a representative of Almighty God. Look for ways to promote a relationship with Him. Show kindness because His kindness leads people to change. Speak words of healing that will draw people to Him. You have been given authority to “sign His name” in order to receive His blessings. You are God’s seal, and you are marked for eternity.

"In that day, says the Lord of hosts, I will take you, Zerubbabel My servant, the son of Shealtiel, says the Lord, and will make you like a signet ring; for I have chosen you, says the Lord of hosts" (Haggai 2:23).

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