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II Tim 2:19 Nevertheless the solid foundation of God stands, having this seal: “The Lord knows those who are His,” and, “Let everyone who names the name of Christ depart from iniquity.”

Rom 8:14-17 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. 15 For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” 16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17 and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.

In a country there were two friends. One is the son of a king and the other is a son of a peasant. Both became very good friends and they always spend time together outside the palace. One day they both went hunting and lost in the forest. In the middle of the forest there was a small village and these two friends went in there for some food and route guidance. When they came to the village, the son of a king introduced himself as the king’s son and they all laughed at him. Broken hearted both of them sat in a shaded place with no food and guidance. The other friend asked the prince do you have anything to prove yourself as the king’s son. Then suddenly the prince remembered that his father gave him a seal to identify him as his son to the outside world if he ever ventures into it. Then he took the seal and showed the village elders the seal that is with him. Now they all looked at it with fear and show them good hospitality and send them away safely to their place. Likewise the power that our Lord is speaking about is the seal given by our Heavenly King and Father. This is the seal of His kingdom and the inheritance with His only Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. The seal is to be a child of God, who can call the Lord of all as ‘Abba Father’. That seal is our identity in Christ. That is why we are called Christians. Those who wear the name of Christ assume the identity with Christ. If we are identifying with Christ, then we ought to believe in that Name and depart from iniquity and live like a son of the King and take part in the suffering of Christ as the brotherhood. We have received the power of God to believe in that identity and this is our fundamental in the foundation of Christ.

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