Thursday, 27 March 2014

The Lord's Signet Ring


Pam Finlay - Acrylic on Canvas 2014

The Lord’s Signet Ring – A seal of the Holy Spirit guaranteeing our inheritance

The ring was given to us when we received salvation through faith as the gift of God.  He has placed that ring on our finger as co-heirs with Him, true sons, and has given us authority to make decrees in His name.

The sapphire signet ring speaks of revelation and authority.  We are living rays of the rainbow faceted crystals.  He is giving us multi-faceted understanding of his Word.  The sapphire represents the obedience to the will of God, faith in Christ.  The sapphire is consistently described as being around the throne of God.  It was one of the precious stones in the high Priest’s “breastplate of judgement”, Exodus 25 verse 15, Exodus 28 verse 17-21.

Sapphires can be a conduit of the Holy Spirit, allowing an uninterrupted flow of revelation, mirroring the creative beauty of the Lord whilst being beneficial vessels to manifest His glory here on earth. 

Sapphires are known to be exceptionally hard and “practically scratchproof” which metaphorically signifies endurance, steadfastness and perseverance, James 1 verse 3-4.

The sapphire stone is also mentioned in Exodus 24 verse 9-11, Ezekiel 1 verse 25-28, and Revelation 21 verse 18-19.

 Finally sapphires have the capability to allow an unhindered passage of light, the entire spectrum of the rainbow, hence the colours in my painting.  Jesus is our true light and that light is coming to us and through us.  “Christ in you, the hope of Glory” Colossians 1 verse 27.

Signet rings were used by ancient Kings to display honour and authority. (Daniel 6 verse 17, Genesis 41 verse 41-43).  The signet could also be worn on a chain around the neck (Song of Solomon 8 verse 6).
The signet is a seal, usually a ring, used to authenticate a document.  It is the ring of Kings who carry the highest authority in the Land.

Another unusual use of the word “signet” was the special engraving of the stones on the ephod of the high priest “like the engravings of a signet”.  Exodus 28 verse 11-14.

 In an unusual use of the word, Zerubbabel is said to be a “signet” because the Lord had chosen him (Haggai 2 verse 23).  Zerubbabel was a prominent leader involved in reconstructing the temple.  As God’s “signet ring”, Zerubbabel becomes a picture of the future Messiah, Jesus Christ, who will establish His people in the promised land, constructing an even grander temple (Zechariah 6 verse 12-13).  He will lead the righteous in never ending worship.

We are beautiful, precious stones in His sight.  His love is strong and firm and we can become bright and sparkling just like Jesus.  God is extending His authority to the true ambassadors of Christ and has set His seal to the healing, revival, deliverance and restoration His body are called to release.  He has chosen us to be his “signet ring”, true living stones of His manifest glory.




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