Book of Esther 1-10
Back in Esther’s day, the king wore a ring that bore his signet, that is, his seal. Whenever the king wrote or declared or decreed something, they melted wax and put it on the paper. The king put his signature there. Then he put his signet right into that wax. Every order was signed with the king’s own handwriting and sealed with the king’s signet. That meant you had better not fool with that seal, with those words written by the sovereign. Whatever was written in the king’s name and sealed with the king’s ring no one could change (see Esther 8:8).
The New Testament says that as believers we have been securely sealed in the same way. We have been signed, sealed, and delivered. Paul wrote, “In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise” (Ephesians 1:13). He said that by the Holy Spirit of God “you were sealed for the day of redemption” (4:30).
Paul said that when we believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, one of the ways we know we’re saved is that God places His seal upon us. It’s one of the proofs that we are born again. It’s one of the evidences that we belong to Jesus Christ. And the seal that God places upon us is the Holy Spirit of God.
What does this seal mean? First of all, a seal means finality. Paul was an expert on law, and he used the word “sealed” in a legal sense. It means the transaction is done. Believer, Jesus has purchased you, and the fact that you have received the Holy Spirit of God means that the price has been paid in full. There’s nothing else you can do, nothing else you need do.
Second, a seal means security. It means the transaction is safe. You see, a seal is as strong as the person who makes that seal. The seal has behind it the authority of the institution for which the seal stands. When God put His seal upon you, it means He sealed you for all eternity. You are eternally secure.
And third, a seal means identity. It shows to whom the transaction has been delivered. The seal put upon you means you belong to God. That Holy Spirit of God within you says you are no longer your own. You are His.
If you have been signed, sealed, and delivered, if you belong to Him, you must live for Jesus Christ. The seal means ownership. It means you have a responsibility to Him. But friend it also means He’s got an investment in you. If you’re saved you’re sealed. And when you’re sealed, you’re secure.
“For whatever is written in the king’s name and sealed with the king’s signet ring no one can revoke” (Esther 8:8).
The Lord put this on my heart to share with you this morning. I read this and it brought a great understanding to my heart. I know without doubt that I am secure for the Bible is the TRUTH, And if ye shall know the truth, the truth shall set you free (John 8:32). So please, I encourage you to think about these words and what they truly mean and what the blood of Jesus represents in your life. Have a wonderful day.