And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea,
In those days, a king’s seal was a signet ring that bore a personalized emblem that was used to authenticate official documents written by the king. Basically, the king would place a dab of wax or other substance on the official document to seal it. Then, using his signet ring, he would leave imprint in the wax. This would prove that the document originated from the king and bore the full authority of the king behind it.
Here, we read that the angel in John’s vision possessed the signet ring of God Almighty. This helps us to understand that this angel symbolically represents Christ, the second…
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