Who Receive the Seal?
in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne
of God. Rev. 14:5.
Only those who receive the seal of the living God will have the passport through
the gates of the Holy City. . . .
of the living God will be placed upon those only who bear a likeness to Christ
takes the impression of the seal, so the soul is to take the impression of
the Spirit of God and retain the image of Christ.
not receive the seal of God because they do not keep His commandments or bear
the fruits of righteousness.
mass of professing Christians will meet with bitter disappointment in the
day of God. They have not upon their foreheads the seal of the living God.
Lukewarm and halfhearted, they dishonor God far more than the avowed unbeliever.
They grope in darkness, when they might be walking in the noonday light of
the Word, under the guidance of One who never errs. . . .
the Lamb shall lead by the fountains of living waters, and from whose eyes
He shall wipe away all tears, will be those now receiving the knowledge and
understanding revealed in the Bible, the Word of God. . . .
to copy no human being. There is no human being wise enough to be our criterion.
We are to look to the man Christ Jesus, who is complete in the perfection
of righteousness and holiness. He is the author and finisher of our faith.
He is the pattern man. His experience is the measure of the experience that
we are to gain. His character is our model. Let us, then, take our minds off
the perplexities and the difficulties of this life, and fix them on Him, that
by beholding we may be changed into His likeness. We may behold Christ to
good purpose. We may safely look to Him; for He is all-wise. As we look to
Him and think of Him, He will be formed within, the hope of glory.
strive with all the power that God has given us to be among the hundred and
Our Father Cares, pp. 331, 332.