Emanna for 01/26/2020

The Ring Being a Seal

Bible Verses

Gen 41:42 And Pharaoh took off his signet ring from his hand and put it upon Joseph's hand... Acts 2:33 Therefore having been exalted to the right hand of God and having received the promise of the Holy Spirit from the Father.... Eph 1:13 ...in Him also believing, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of the promise.

Words of Ministry

When Joseph was released from the dungeon and uplifted to the throne, he received gifts. Christ also has received gifts. In his glorification Joseph was given three things: a golden ring, some garments, and a golden chain. The ancient Egyptians used their ring as a seal. Whatever they sealed with their ring was something important to them. Thus, the ring, the seal, received by Joseph typifies the Holy Spirit received by Christ. At the time of Christ's ascension and enthronement, Christ received of the Father the Holy Spirit that He might use Him as a seal to put on all His believers. Whenever anyone calls on Him, He puts this seal upon him. Before we were saved, we were among the common people. But on the day we received the Lord Jesus, we were sealed. The seal of our salvation is the Holy Spirit of God. From that time onward, we have had a seal upon us. As a saved one, you have a living seal on you. Even if you were to go to a gambling casino in Las Vegas, you would still have this seal upon you, and it would make you feel that, because you belong to Jesus, you should not stay in such a place. As our Joseph, Christ has received the seal from the Father, and with it He has sealed us. Now this seal is within us and upon us.

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Witness Lee, Life-study of Genesis, 1987, pp. 1451-1452. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 9/10/98) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: comment@emanna.com.