The Sanctuary Unlocks the Mystery of God's Sign

The Sanctuary Unlocks the Mystery of God's Sign - The eternal sign of the eternal covenant

Article Index
The Sanctuary Unlocks the Mystery of God's Sign
The Sign
The Test
The various sanctuaries and the Sabbath
Sabbath before Sinai
A ribbon of blue
The eternal sign of the eternal covenant
The final two names
Conclusion
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The eternal sign of the eternal covenant

 

When God revealed the plan of salvation to the children of Israel from the sanctuary perspective, He gave the Sabbath as the sign of the eternal covenant between Him and His people.

Exodus 31:16 “Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant. It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed.”

Also in the book of Ezekiel God confirmed the Sabbath to be His special sign with His people. He said,

Ezekiel 20:12, “Moreover also I gave them my sabbaths, to be a sign between me and them, that they might know that I am the LORD that sanctify them.”

Ezekiel 20:20, “And hallow my sabbaths; and they shall be a sign between me and you, that ye may know that I am the LORD your God.”

The word sign is synonymous with word seal. Look at the following text and you will see it is interchangeable used.

Romans 4:11, “And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith”

In the book of Revelation we see that there will be only two groups of people in God’s sight—those who have the sign or seal of God and those who have the mark of the beast. (See Revelation chapters 7 and 13).

The seal or the sign of God has always been the Sabbath, as we have seen. Right in the book of Revelation that talks about the seal we have this clearly indicated as well. From Revelation chapter seven we see a group of people, called the 144000, receive the seal of God in their foreheads. From Revelation chapter fourteen we see the 144000 having the Father’s name written in their foreheads.

Revelation 7:3, 4, “…sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads. And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand.”

Revelation 14:1, “And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads.”

This group, the 144000, who receive the seal of God, who have the Father’s name written in their foreheads are seen to be keeping the commandment of God.

Revelation 14:12, “Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.”

This shows that that seal of God is contained in the law of God! It is no guess work. The Bible actually declares it for us in the book of Isaiah.

Isaiah 8:16, “Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples.”

God’s disciples, in the last days, are sealed with the law of God. The sealing is done by the Holy Spirit, for we are told,

Ephesians 4:30, “And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.”

It is the Holy Spirit that writes the law in our hearts and minds. The apostle wrote,

Hebrews 10:15, 16, “Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before, This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them”.

Yes, the 144000, the saints living at the second coming of Jesus, who have the seal of God in their foreheads, who have the Father’s name in their foreheads, have the law of God written in their foreheads! And they are indeed keeping the commandments of God by the power of the Holy Spirit in the new covenant way!

 



 

Pastor Michael Pedrin Preaching