Beloved. Fear not, My Child. My Love is stronger than death. You are holy unto Me.
You are set apart to Me and separate from the world. Therefore, do not conform to the world, Dear One.
Do not think like they think. They cannot see what I see. They do not know Me.
But you know Me, My Love. I have set My Seal upon you. You are marked by the Precious Holy Spirit.
You are different. You are unique. The very Flame of the LORD burns in your heart.
You are Mine and I AM yours. The Bridegroom belongs to the Bride. I wear your name on My Heart.
I have you engraved on the palms of My Hands. My Name is in you. I have committed Myself to you, covenanted with you, sought you, engaged you and now My Spirit dwells in you.
You and I are One. You are all glorious within. Your garments are interwoven with GOLD. Meditate on this, Dear One. Let it resonate deep into your soul.
As a Bridegroom is devoted to His Bride, so I am devoted to you. This Love was initiated by Me, from the beginning of time.
I AM your Bridegroom and High Priest, ever interceding for you. have carried you into the Holy of Holies.
Come BOLDLY to Me, My Bride, to My Throne of Grace in your time of need.
I will receive you, I will hear you and I WILL answer you.
Believe this, Beloved. I will NEVER fail you. My Love for you shall SURELY conquer all!
“Set me as a seal upon Your heart, as a seal upon Your arm, for love is strong as death, jealousy (passion, zealousness) is fierce as the grave. Its flashes are flashes of fire, the very flame of the LORD,” Song of Solomon 8:6.
Seals mark something with the name of the owner. A letter is sealed as proof of its author (1 Kings 21:8). The high priest’s golden plate is engraved with the name of God like a seal, to mark the priest as one “holy to Yahweh.”
“Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of My hands,” Isaiah 49:16.
“And they shall see His face; and His name shall be in their foreheads,” Revelation 22:4.
“The King’s daughter is all glorious within; Her clothing is interwoven with gold,” Psalm 45:13.
“For we do not have a High Priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need,” Hebrews 4:15-16.
Based on Exodus 28, the Talmudic sources state that every priest, while performing the Temple service, had to wear four garments: a tunic, a girdle, a turban, and … precious stones containing the engraved names of the 12 tribes; and the tzitz, a GOLD forehead piece on which was engraved the words: “Holy to the Lord.”
~ Deborah Waldron Fry