Anchor 2016 Class 19

The Seal of the Living God Part 2

Seal of the Living God

Seal of the Living God

The following transcript comprises  the first few minutes of this Anchor 2016 Class 19 presentation by Pastor Stephen Bohr. I welcome you to this page and pray that you might find the videos in this series as enlightening and informative as I have found them.

Please take the time to watch this series and also to secure a copy of the study notes as they will help complete the course structure.

The study notes can be obtained at Secrets unsealed by clicking the following link. ‘Secrets Unsealed’

Pastor Stephen Bohr

I don’t think that we’re going to be able to extend this particular lesson, ‘The Seal of the Living God’ to the totality of this lecture as we are going to deal with the changing of the ordinance in the second part of our class during this session, but let’s first of all complete the lesson that we were studying before.

 Seal of the Living God

‘The Sabbath as a Deeper Spiritual Experience’, in the book ‘In Heavenly Places’ page 237 Ellen White clearly shows that there is an internal, and there is an external when it comes to the work of the Holy Spirit, this is how it reads.


“The quiet, consistent, godly life is a living epistle, known and read of all men. Holiness is not shaped from without or put on; it radiates from within. If goodness, purity, meekness, lowliness, and integrity dwell in the heart, they will shine forth in the character; and such a character is full of power. Not the instrument, but the great worker in whose hand the instrument is used, receives the glory. The heart filled with the Savior’s love, daily receives grace to impart. The life reveals the redeeming power of the truth.”
 Seal of the Living God

 Seal of the Living God

 Seal of the Living God

So when we’re right inside, we will be right outside. Then we have this statement, it’s found in volume 10 of ‘Manuscript Releases’ page 252.

Seal of the living God“Just as soon as the people of God are sealed in their fore-heads–it is not any seal or mark that can be seen, but a settling into the truth, both intellectually and spiritually, (So what is the sealing? A settling into the truth, both intellectually, and spiritually.) so that they cannot be moved–just as soon as God’s people are sealed and prepared for the shaking, it will come.”

So is there an internal settling into the truth that is involved in the sealing? Absolutely; there has to be an internal work which is exhibited by keeping the external sign of the Sabbath. Two more statements from Ellen White on this particular point that the Sabbath is a sign of a deeper spiritual experience, she states

“The Sabbath is a test to this generation. In obeying the fourth commandment in spirit and truth, (that’s the internal) men will obey all the precepts of the Decalogue. To fulfill this commandment one must (notice the condition: to fulfill the commandment one must) love God supremely, and exercise love toward all creatures that he has made.”

And then ‘Review and Herald’ May 21 1895.

“The seal of the Living God will be placed upon those only who bear a likeness to Christ in character.”