A seal is a kind of stamp used to show the ownership for the object. In the old days, kings and nobles used seals for official documents and to things that belong to them to claim ownership for those objects. These things on this earth was given to us to show the spiritual world in heaven. According to the bible, God is going to put his seal on his people to protect them from the disasters and to give them salvation. Therefore, God’s people must know what the seal of God is to receive salvation. Then what is the seal of God?
The Seal of God
|Angels Restraining the four winds by By Albrecht Durer
Revelation 7:1 After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds of the earth to prevent any wind from blowing on the land or on the sea or on any tree. 2 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: 3 “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.”
According to the revelation of John in the last days, the four winds which has power to destroy the land, seas and trees are held back temporarily and in the mean time an angel is bringing the seal of God and putting the seal on the forehead of God’s people. Then who is the angel and why is putting the seal? First, the seal can be used by the person whose name is on it, and therefore, the angel must be God himself because God’s name is on the seal and it can be used only by God. We can confirm this through the purpose of the seal. Then what is the purpose of the seal? When the four winds are released by the angel, all things on this earth is going to be harmed and there would be nothing left behind. Through this we can see this is the prophecy of the last disasters which will destroy the earth with fire. (2 Peter 3:8, Zephaniah 1:14, Isaiah 66:15)
The One Who Brings The Seal Of God
But just before the last disaster an angel comes and starts to put the seal of God. Then what would be the purpose of hold back the wind and putting the seal on the foreheads of God’s people? To mark them as people that belongs to God so that they would not be destroyed by the disasters. Simply we can say the purpose of the seal is for the salvation. Then who is the only one who can give us salvation? Isn’t it God? Therefore, the angel must be God himself who comes to this earth to save his people just before the great disaster. According to the bible the one who brings the seal of God is the second coming Christ. Let us confirm. Just before God starts to put his seal, a series of signs are given so that we can know who and when God should appear to give the seal. Let us take a look at some of the signs.
Revelation 6:12 I watched as he opened the sixth seal. There was a great earthquake. The sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair, the whole moon turned blood red,
According to this verse just before putting the seal, there are signs on the sun and moon, both of which lose its light at that moment. About this even the first coming Christ already prophesied in Matthew 24. This chapter was given to the disciples to let them know the time of his second coming. Disciples asked him what the signs of his coming were and to answer this questions he gave the chapter and one of the sign of his coming is described like this:
Matthew 24:29 “Immediately after the distress of those days “‘the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light;the stars will fall from the sky,
and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.’
This was the sign given to show his second coming and in the book of Revelation just before the appearance of an angel bringing the seal of God the same signs are displayed. Therefore, we can see the angel in Revelation is none other than the second coming Christ bringing the seal of God. Then next let us search where he is supposed to com. Let us go back to the Revelation.
Revelation 7:1 After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds of the earth to prevent any wind from blowing on the land or on the sea or on any tree. 2 Then I saw another angel coming up from the east, having the seal of the living God.
The bible testifies that he is coming from the east or according to the original Greek version of the bible it says, “From the rising of the sun.” The sun rises from the east so the second coming Christ must come from the east. This book was written by Apostle John when he was sent away to Patmos Island. So from the island somewhere in the east the second coming Christ must come. Therefore, to make it more clear, we must understand another sign which shows us the time of his coming. Many says the time of Christ’s coming is not known to anybody, but it is partly true. Those who do not belongs to God are not supposed to know the time but God’s people will know the time of his coming. Then when is he supposed to appear? In the book of Revelation 6, more signs are given to show us about his coming.
The Time Of God’s Putting His Seal
Revelation 7:1 After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds of the earth to prevent any wind from blowing on the land or on the sea or on any tree.
After a certain event, the angels are holding back the four winds and another angel is coming bringing the seal of God. Therefore, to know the time of his coming we must take a look at the previous event, the thing which happened just before Chapter 7. Then what happened the previous chapter in Chapter 6 and let us find out some more signs which would happen before Christ’s coming.
Revelation 6:12 I watched as he opened the sixth seal. There was a great earthquake. The sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair, the whole moon turned blood red, 13 and the stars in the sky fell to earth, as figs drop from a fig tree when shaken by a strong wind. 14 The heavens receded like a scroll being rolled up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place.
What happened just before Christ’s coming? Stars are falling to the earth and the figs are falling because of strong winds. We cannot understand these literally. A star is a heavenly body that can give light by itself such as sun. Then the nearest star is the sun. Let us think that the sun is falling down to this earth. What will happen to the things on this earth? Everything would have been destroyed by the sun, right? Then would there be anything left behind? No, there would be no living things left behind including the human beings. Then would it be necessary for God coming down to this earth to save people? It sounds nonsensical and therefore, we must know the figurative meaning behind it. Then what are stars and figs in the bible and what is the wind that brings disasters to the stars and figs? According to the bible stars represent the people of Israel (Genesis 15:5, Genesis 22:17) The stars symbolize Abraham’s descendants, that is, Israel people. And also the figs stand for the people of Israel too.
Jesus compared his ministry to taking care of a fig tree (the nation of Israel) to find fruits (people of Israel who repent), but he could not find that is why he says that he would cut the tree down. In another place he cursed a fig tree and it withered, which was fulfilled by the fall of Jerusalem in AD 70 when the nation of Israel (the fig tree) was destroyed by the Roman army. Therefore, in the Book of Revelation, figs and stars represent the Israelites. According to the prophecy the Israel people got destroyed by a strong wind. Then what is the wind in the bible?
Jeremiah 4:11 At that time this people and Jerusalem will be told, “A scorching wind from the barren heights in the desert blows toward my people, but not to winnow or cleanse; 12 a wind too strong for that comes from me. Now I pronounce my judgments against them.” …..
‘A besieging army is coming from a distant land,
raising a war cry against the cities of Judah.
The wind represents a war that comes toward God’s people. So the strong wind that makes the fig fall is none other than a war which killed many Israelites. Then what was the war that killed many Israel people or Jews? It is the Second World War. So Revelation 6 is about the second world war that happened 1939, in which 6 million Jews was brutally killed in many countries of Europe. Then why is this sign important? After this sign, an angel is coming bringing the seal of God to protect God’s people from the four winds. Therefore, the second coming Christ must come after World War 2 and must start his salvation work by putting the seal on the forehead of his people. Since the wind represents a war, the four winds coming from the four corners of the earth is a war that is taking place from all directions, north, south, east and west, or in other words, World War 3 since is coming right after the second world war. Now we can see that this is a prophecy about our time frame, and thus we must be informed about this to receive salvation. We saw the one who brings the seal (the second coming Christ), the place he is coming from (from the rising of the sun), and the time of his coming (after World War II).
The Reality Of The Seal Of God
And to know about the Christ who is putting the seal of God to his people, there is one more thing that we should know: What is the seal of God? By knowing the seal of God, we can recognize the one who brings the seal as the second coming Christ. Then what is the seal of God? 2000 years ago the first coming Christ showed us what the seal of God is and how to receive the seal.
John 6:27 Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For on him God the Father has placed his seal of approval.
Jesus taught his disciples that he was the one who received the seal of God. God placed his seal on Jesus. Therefore, whatever the seal may be, if we become one with Christ, the seal placed on Jesus can be passed on to us too. In short, by becoming one body with Christ we can also receive the seal of God. Then how can we be one body with Christ? Right after the verse above, he also taught how to be one body with him to receive the seal placed upon him.
John 6:53 Jesus said to them, “Very truly I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. 54 Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day. 55 For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink. 56 Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in them.
Jesus taught the disciples of the secret of how to be one with Christ, that is, by eating his flesh and drinking his blood. When we eat his flesh and drinking his blood, we can remain in Christ, which means we can be under the seal of God, and also he can remain in us, which means that the seal of God is passed on to us and we have the seal of God in us. He taught his disciples that this is the only way for the life and for the protection from the disasters. Only those who ate his flesh and drank his blood can receive the seal on them and they can be protected from the last disaster that will happen when the four winds are released. Then how can we eat his flesh and drink his blood to receive the seal in us? On the night of the Passover, He gave the bread and wine of the Passover to his disciples and sealed the bread and wine as his flesh and blood. Therefore, we can say that the Passover is the way through which we can receive his flesh and blood and through the Passover we can receive the seal of God. In conclusion, the Passover is the ceremony which we must keep to receive the seal of God.
God’s Promise For The Passover
Jesus came down to this earth to give salvation and he showed the way of salvation through the Passover. We can confirm this through the Old Testament too. The Passover ceremony first started when the Israelites came out from the land of slavery to go to the Promised Land Canaan. Then why did God command his people to keep the Passover in the first place? To protect them from the disasters.
Exodus 12:11 This is how you are to eat it: with your cloak tucked into your belt, your sandals on your feet and your staff in your hand. Eat it in haste; it is the Lord’s Passover. 12 “On that same night I will pass through Egypt and strike down every firstborn of both people and animals, and I will bring judgment on all the gods of Egypt. I am the Lord. 13 The blood will be a sign for you on the houses where you are, and when I see the blood, I will pass over you. No destructive plague will touch you when I strike Egypt.
God sent Moses to Pharaoh to set the Israelites free from the slavery, but the Pharaoh and Egyptians did not listen to the words of God. To punish their stubbornness God sent many plagues and the last plague was that of the firstborn which could kill all the firstborns of the land of Egypt. To protect his people from the disaster, however, God commanded them to keep the Passover by slaughtering a lamb and putting the blood of the lamb on the door frames as signs between them. So the angel who brings the disaster could distinguish the Egyptians and Israelites and when they saw the blood on the door frames, they passed over the house so the disaster could not strike them on the night. This was the very first Passover. Through this we can confirm that the Passover is the seal of God given to God’s people to protect them from the disasters. Therefore, throughout the history of Israel we can see episodes which shows how God’s people could be protected from coming disasters by keeping the Passover.
Christ Ahnsahnghong Who Brought The Seal Of God
Through this we can understand what the seal of God is. It is the Passover which gives us protection from disasters. Now, let us take a look at the prophecies of Revelation 7 one by one so that we may know about the Second Coming Christ who brings the seal of God, the Passover of the new covenant. First, he must appear from the east and after the world war 2, and he must bring the Passover of the new covenant as the seal of God. Then who fulfilled all these prophecies? Christ Ahnsahnghong, who came from the east from the land of Korea which is located in the far east from Patmos Island. And also right after World War 2, in 1948 to fulfill the prophecy of the fig tree, he started his ministry and began to put the seal of God on the forehead of God’s people. And finally, even though there are many churches and religious leaders, it is only him who could bring back the true of the new covenant of the Passover back to us as the seal of God so that we can be protected from disasters. Through the fulfillment of all the signs of the bible we can surely say that the Christ Ahnsahnghong is the Second Coming Christ who came to save us. All the people of God who wants to receive salvation must come to the World Mission Society Church of God and must keep the Passover.
The Second Coming Christ has already come and the reality of the Passover our Mother has already come too. The last Adam and the last Eve has come as the Spirit and the Bride and putting the seal of God through the Passover of the new covenant. Let us keep the Passover with thankful and joyful mind for the salvation given to us, unworthy children to be called the children of God.