You’ve heard it said, ‘a picture is worth a thousand words.’ What if a picture wasn’t just worth a thousand words, but gave you a snapshot into your ancestry, reaching back thousands of years? You would want to know more about that, right?
The Bible says that Gentile Believers in Jesus (or Yeshua in Hebrew), are grafted into the commonwealth of Israel (Romans 11: 17, Ephesians 2:12). Because of God’s divine mercy, Gentile Believers are no longer strangers to the covenant promises God established with Israel.
The Messianic Seal depicts the divine family of God.
It is a beautiful emblem of God’s vision for Jews and Gentiles to come together, being reconciled through Yeshua. It depicts your identity and inheritance as a Believer.
The Messianic Seal symbolizes Yeshua’s mission to teach the Father’s ways (Mark 1:38, John 7:16) and brings hope to all nations by grafting them into the covenant promises God made with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
The History of the Messianic Seal
Scholars believe the Messianic Seal dates back to around the 3rd century A.D. or possibly even earlier.
The top symbol of the seal is the menorah, an ancient Jewish symbol depicted as the gold lampstand in scripture. It was part of the tabernacle furnishings.
The middle symbol of the seal is the Star of David or the Magen David in Hebrew, is a Jewish symbol of Israel known as the Shield of David and is depicted on the nation’s flag.
The bottom symbol is the fish, which signifies Yeshua’s authority to multiply, increase, and prepare Believers to do the same (Matthew 4:19, 14:19, 15:36). It was also used as a symbol to identify meeting places for Believers, who were at risk of being persecuted by the Roman Empire.
Knowing the history, Gentile Believers should be moved to bless Israel and pray along with them, agreeing on God’s promises.
- “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: ‘May they prosper who love you.’”—Psalm 122:6
- “Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven.”—Matthew 18:19
The Apostle Paul warns the Gentile Believers about boasting against Israel.
- “… do not boast against the branches. But if you do boast, remember that you do not support the root, but the root supports you.”—Romans 11:18
The Messianic Seal symbolizes the connection between the Jewish and Christian faiths. The menorah and fish are intertwined at the center, creating the Star of David, signifying the covenant connection between Jew and Gentile.
The 3 Elements of the Messianic Seal
- The Menorah
The menorah reminds us of our heritage and the Torah, God’s written instruction, which He gave to our spiritual ancestors establishing His plan and vision for His family.
These are the same principles that Yeshua taught to explain who He was and why He came.
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God… And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.”—John 1:1-2, 14
The menorah goes back to the beginning of Israel’s history, furnishing the tabernacle.
“He also made the lampstand of pure gold; of hammered work he made the lampstand. Its shaft, its branches, its bowls, its ornamental knobs, and its flowers were of the same piece. And six branches came out of its sides: three branches of the lampstand out of one side, and three branches of the lampstand out of the other side.”—Exodus 37:17-18
- The Star of David
Named after King David, the Star of David is said to be a shape that was on David’s shield. Perhaps the most compelling statement about the star is one made by Yeshua Himself.
“I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things in the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright and Morning Star.”—Revelation 22:16
The Star of David, being the emblem on Israel’s flag, is also associated with biblical prophecy.
“’I see Him, but not now; I behold Him, but not near; a Star shall come out of Jacob; a Scepter shall rise out of Israel, and batter the brow of Moab, and destroy all the sons of tumult.’”—Numbers 24:17
- The Fish or Ichthys
After Yeshua overcame the temptations of the enemy, He began His ministry. He came to the Sea of Galilee and found His first disciples, two Jewish brothers, Simon Peter and Andrew. He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men” (Matthew 4:19).
As mentioned earlier, Yeshua used fish to demonstrate His authority of multiplication. But another truth we can’t forget is that Peter, Yeshua’s first disciple, was also told…
“And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.”—Matthew 16:18
This Jewish disciple, once a fisherman became a fisher of men. He was given authority by Yeshua. It was by Peter (which means rock), that the Church was built! And the Church was given a promise—the gates of Hades would not overcome her.
Therefore, the Church and individual Believers must be aware of the schemes of the enemy and know how to prevail.
The Messianic Seal | Symbols of Your Identity
To overcome the enemy, you have to understand who you are.
- You are grafted in (Romans 11:17)
- You are a seed of Abraham and heir to the promise (Galatians 3:29)
- You are a co-heir with Christ (Romans 8:17)
- You are kings and priests (Revelation 1:6)
- You are the One New Man (Ephesians 2:15)
And power and authority are what God wants His people to have as they move into these last days. Because He is restoring and reconciling all to Him so that we can stand with confidence and prepare the way for His glorious return.
The Messianic Seal communicates our inheritance and our future as the One New Man, citizens of God’s household, seated in heavenly places, with the foundation of the apostles and prophets. And Yeshua Himself is the chief cornerstone!
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