Haggai 2:23 In that day, saith the Lord of hosts, will I take thee, O Zerubbabel, my servant, the son of shealtiel, saith the Lord, and will make thee as a signet: for I have chosen thee, saith the Lord of Host.
Greetings to all in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
I thank my Lord for giving me this privilege and understanding the revelation of the word. As I always mention it is not me who is writing, I am a just a pen (a weapon) who is in the hands of Great Author HolySpirit. I give all glory and honor to my savior Jesus Christ.
“When you know the truth, the truth shall set you free”Knowing our identity in Christ is very important, we must first know who we are and who has called us. Many times we fail to understand ourselves and this is what devil wants, he will never allow you to know your identity in Christ. Eve was deceived because she did not know who she was, devil deceived her by saying that if she will eat from the tree of life, she will be like god but she forgot that she was like god.
Today’s message is about a Signet Ring.
A signet ring represent authority, in older days kings used this special rings as their signature, it represents his power and dominion. Words written in a piece of paper has no authority but when it is sealed by the signet ring, the word written becomes powerful and commanding. No one can break this Signet Ring of a king only he can withdraw it who has sealed on it. I thank God that I am sealed. I cannot do anything of myself but I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. The word of god is more powerful when it is sealed on me; the blood of Christ is powerful when it is sealed on me; I can preach only through Christ, I can sing only through Christ, I can do all things let it be hard or simple, small or big, I can do only through Christ Jesus. I am sealed by Christ, I am sealed by his precious blood, I am sealed by his word, I am sealed by his Love…Oh!! Now it is impossible to flee to old things of this world because I am sealed,
God has laid his hands on me Psalms 139:5 Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me, I cannot take a move of what my mind says or what the folks around me says …because god has laid his hands on me, I can move where he directs me. Have you ever noticed some trees painted with white and brown color we usually have this in India, These trees belongs to the Government of India that’s why it is sealed with the color so that no one can or should dare to cut these trees. It is the responsibility of the government to look after these trees. We were once in the government of Darkness, sealed by curse and death but now called by the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ to be sons of light,
he has sealed us with his precious blood, God is having authority on us, now no devil in the hell can dare to touch us, Let everyone say that I am Sealed.
Now let us go through the text which my Author gave me as a key word.The word of god came to Zerubbabel by calling his name; the word knows your name.Who is this word, John 1:1 says In the beginning was the word, and the word was with god, and word was God. So the word is God. In other words God called Zerubbabel by his name. It doesn’t bother me if
no one knows my name because the word knows my name, I am not disturbed if no one care my situations because the one who know my name knows my situations.
If you read the text carefully it does not refer “O Zerubbabel, the son of shealtiel first but it says” O Zerubbabel, my servant,
son of shealtiel”. I thank god that my God know me better than my parents. I am servant to the lord first and then son of my parents. I am a child of my father in heaven first and then I am a child of father who is in earth. The next important thing to notice in the text which says… I will take thee and I will make thee for I have chosen thee. God will not deliver you and then chose you but he will chose you and then deliver you. He has seen you and me before the foundation of this world. I thank God that our ways are already planned by god, he has inscribed us on his palms before the foundation of the world, now no devil in the hell can bring hurdle on the plans that god has already laid and sealed on me.
Let everyone say that I am sealed!
This particular text has really touched me which says… I will take thee; I will make thee for I have chosen thee. Dear Reader, No problem where and in what situation you are struggling right now God will take you from the things which you are struggling right now and he will make you into a new being. God took David from the field of sheep to the field of battle and made him rule over Israel. David is not groom in courts or in palace, he don’t know any protocol, he don’t know to rule, his father and his family did not support him but god took this shepherd boy and made him a ruler of Israel. Your Situation doesn’t matter God, if he can fill the void and empty earth to the fullness and richness of his glory he is able to change the situations, if you have the will to change and set your mind and do not waver in and out but renewing your mind, god will take you and will make you as a SIGNET RING.
Let us see Life of Joseph, his family was good with him until he revealed the dream to them. As soon has he revealed the dream they sought to kill him. The devil does not want the promise on you to be accomplished which god has revealed, as soon as you receive the promise you are in his hit list, the devil will hit your financials, he will start spreading rumors, he will hit your family life just to drag you down from the promise but he is a liar Remember the devil cannot touch the promise or the gift of god but he will threaten the vessel (you and me) which this promise and gift is poured into. Brothers of Joseph can touch him and his tunic but they cannot touch his promise, devil can make you discourage by bringing the past but he cannot touch your promise, Joseph was in the pit but his focus was on the dream, do not let the devil to touch your vision out the dream, out the expectation, out the promise which god has given us,
Joseph was cast into the prison but he was living a life of expectation.
Who took him out of the pit and from the Prison? It was the God who promised him.
Remember, the one who took us from the horrible pit of sin is able to draw us out from the pit of trials,pit of depression, and pit of disappointment….Genesis 41:14 says Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they brought him hostily out of the dungeon; and he shaved himself, and changed his raiment, and came in unto Pharaoh. He was in the dungeon thinking that the situation will not change but god took him out of that dungeon, now he got a new look with new raiment but the most important thing has not yet happened in Joseph’s life. He is out of the prison, he got a new look but that doesn’t make the promise fulfill. When you come to verses 42 of the same chapter which says “And Pharaoh took of his Signet ring from his hand, and put it upon Joseph’s hand” God bestowed him the authority, King has set him on the land and gave him authority
over the land, now he is the mouth for king.
God took us and made us a new creation so that he will bestow his authority, so that he will use us like the signet ring to this world. Now no depressions, confusion, darkness, anger can take control over
me…because I am sealed by the power of god and god has made me like a signet ring. Joseph waited 13years to see the fulfillment of his promise. If god has planned to make you like a signet ring he will take
you from those entire pit and prison circumstance to the palace of power and peace.
Now Gospel according to Mathew Ch 16:18 and 19 says, and I say also unto thee, that thou art peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.Now the words which I have underlined are very important to understand. Jesus said to peter that it is not your Job to build it is my Job, I will build and whatever god builds there is an enemy who wants to destroy.
See the next underlined word which says gates of hell shall not prevail, Jesus is not saying that the gates of hell will not come against thee but he says even though it may come it will not prevail because I have
This is regarding the church, now who is the church, it is not a man –made building…church is the group of believers who follow the truth, who follow Christ Jesus… in other words we are the church…so Jesus is
telling I will build my church (my people) on the rock (Christ Jesus) and the gates of hell shall not prevail (they will not overcome). Next text is very very important because Christ Jesus is now giving something to
his people “ And I will give unto thee the Keys” No matter how big and strong may be the Lock it needs a small key to open and close the lock. World may underestimate you but the power of god which is in you is not small it has the power to bind and loose the works of hell. What the keys resembles over here? It is the authority. I thank god that I has the keys of kingdom of heaven to loose what devil binds on me and to bind whatever he brings on me.
It is god who builds us and it is god who gives us the authority over darkness. God gave us the authority to bind the works of the devil, now darkness cannot rule over us, disappointment cannot make its home on us, because God made us like Signet Ring over all things…Do not speak negative, do not think negative speak and claim the power of god which has already manifested on you…you are a Signet Ring.
Daniel was put inside the den of lions and the king sealed it with his own signet. (Daniel 6:17-18) now no one can roll the stone of the den because the king has sealed it and Daniel has no way to escape from lions. But there you can see two miracles First God send his angel and shut the mouth of the Lions (the one who made the mouth of lions is able toshut the mouth of lion- devil forgot this theory) second King did not sleep that night (the one who gives sleep can take the sleep also- devil even forgot this theory). I guess lions were enjoying the presence of Daniel in the den…next day morning the king removed his seal from the stone of the den and took Daniel out of the pit because in front of the power of God no power in this world or in hell can prevail.
Let this message be an eye-opener, Let us identify ourselves who we are in Christ.
We are the Signet ring in his hand
God bless you