A Crown, A King, and A Signet Ring
Tracee Anne Loosle
Many of God’s kids have gone through an intense warfare season. Some have been wounded by sickness, others by betrayal or rejection, and many others through hardship and losses. The message in this Heart Word Encouragement is to not focus on what happened at the devil’s hands, but rather on what the Lord is saying now to those who persevered, overcame, and did not throw in the towel.
I am sharing this now after almost a year of preaching this message because I have gained greater understanding and authority along the way. I will be sending out a few words this week to close out this year and launch us into 2016! Get ready to arise in the Lord’s authority!
I woke up January 5, 2015 hearing these words over and over:
A Crown, A King, and A Signet Ring
The Lord invited me to stay in my place of rest as He kept speaking these words over me:
A Crown, A King, and A Signet Ring
It was a powerful impartation into my heart and spirit as the words literally reverberated with the vibrations of our Father’s voice. I could feel the words go deep into me. I can also say that as I have shared this message, I have seen His authority manifest in a higher level than what I knew before.
I would like to break down each word and the meaning the Lord gave to me. I hope you will allow the Voice of the Lord to speak this into you. (We will make a link to this message available to you on our website).
Let’s look at the crown.
Crown (Prophets Dictionary):
• Symbol of war triumphs
• Signifies the highest level of achievement
• Emblem of victory worn by athletes as a badge of honor and courage
• Crowns are symbols of rewards of service and accomplishment
• Insignias of power and authority
Jewels in a crown represent the wisdom, wealth and resources, and instruments the crowned one’s dominion possesses.
Crowns are normally worn during ceremonial processions and at times of formal service such as: court, judgment, or promotion.
Crowns in Bible imagery signify what the wearer has accomplished, conquered, and gained rule over.
7 “And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: He who is holy, who is true, who has the key of David, who opens and no one will shut, and who shuts and no one opens, says this: 8 ‘I know your deeds. Behold, I have put before you an open door which no one can shut, because you have a little power, and have kept My word, and have not denied My name. 9 ‘Behold, I will cause those of the synagogue of Satan, who say that they are Jews and are not, but lie -I will make them come and bow down at your feet, and make them know that I have loved you. 10 ‘Because you have kept the word of My perseverance, I also will keep you from the hour of testing, that hour which is about to come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth. 11 ‘I am coming quickly; hold fast what you have, so that no one will take your crown. 12 ‘He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he will not go out from it anymore; and I will write on him the name of My God, and the name of the city of My God, the new Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God, and My new name. 13 ‘He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’ (Revelation 3:7-13)
A crown for the church of Philadelphia…The church of Brotherly Love. This is the church that did not give up or give in. For those of you who did not give up or give in, hold on to your crown. Love never fails. (1 Cor. 13:8)
We read in Song of Solomon 7:5-7 (The Passion Translation):
Redeeming love crowns you as royalty, guiding you into the fullness of humility and surrender,
Even a King is held captive by your beauty! How delightful and pleasing you are to Me. As I count all your delights—Love has become the greatest!
You stand in victory above the rest, stately and secure. As you share with Me Your vineyard of love.
We need to see every victory won as a crown for Jesus. Even if the victory is that we did not quit, this indeed is a huge victory of perseverance. The crowns we will place before Him will reveal every battle won. All of this is for the Lamb of God to receive the reward for His suffering as the Moravians declared.
The key to remember for today is: your crown reveals all the authority, wisdom, power, and authority of our God and King. In the heavenly realm it states to every power and principality whose kingdom you belong to. It speaks of His authority, all He is, and all He has backing you up.
This crown also speaks of promotions coming to those who have persevered. Get ready to receive ALL authority in Christ Jesus!
I had a dream a few months after the Lord gave me this revelation. In the dream a huge crown was coming down upon me, covering every part of me. My daughter was standing in front of me and she said, “The Lord is crowning you with loving kindness”. What a gift for us! I have felt this crown come upon me when I share this word. May you also receive the impartation.
When we look at the word “King”, we also need to remember that we are kings and priests. (1 Peter 2:9 & Revelation 1:6)
King (Prophets Dictionary):
• Kings were to rule by divine authority and supernatural grace
• The power that set the king in office was presumed to be the source of all his wealth, health, wisdom and military strategy
• Means the embodiment and crown of a tribe
There is only One Exalted, One Powerful, One King over all.
Yes, God will make Himself visible in His own divine timing, for He is the Exalted God, The Only Powerful One, the King over every king, and the Lord of power! (1 Timothy 6:15 TPT)
Our King rules over all; He is victorious and has overcome!
“These will wage war against the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, because He is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those who are with Him are the called and chosen and faithful.”. (Rev. 17:14 NAS)
From His mouth comes a sharp sword, so that with it He may strike down the nations, and He will rule them with a rod of iron; and He treads the winepress of the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty.
And on His robe and on His thigh He has a name written, “KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.” (Rev. 19:15-16 NAS)
Our authority comes from God, the King of ALL the universe. Jesus was given ALL authority and power and He has given this to us.
Our kingly anointing is walking and talking in this realm of authority. Many operate in power, but do not understand authority. Demons shudder when someone comes in authority. When we know who we are in Christ and walk in the revelation of authority, we bring heaven’s transforming power to earth. This is where powerful decrees and declarations released from heaven’s realm into earth shift and change situations and outcomes.
There is a warning in the story of the Sons of Sceva in Acts 19:
Some Jews who went around driving out evil spirits tried to invoke the name of the Lord Jesus over those who were demon-possessed. They would say, “In the name of Jesus, whom Paul preaches, I command you to come out.” Seven sons of Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, were doing this. [One day] the evil spirit answered them, “Jesus I know, and I know about Paul, but who are you?” Then the man who had the evil spirit jumped on them and overpowered them all. He gave them such a beating that they ran out of the house naked and bleeding. When this became known to the Jews and Greeks living in Ephesus, they were all seized with fear, and the name of the Lord Jesus was held in high honor. Many of those who believed now came and openly confessed their evil deeds.
Are you yoked with Jesus and His wisdom, humbly and fully submitted to God, resisting the devil and your own flesh? (See James 3 & 4) Or has Humility been a garment shunned, instead choosing to walk arrogantly proud of self and seeking worldly pleasures? I have been shown many will not be able to stand in the days to come because of compromise. The enemy will have access to harm them severely unless humility is truly embraced.
Authority comes to the humble and broken. Brokenness is a gift. Our weaknesses are gifts that cause us to know we need the One who is stronger to replace our weakness with His strength. It is a divine exchange. It is our covenant with Him.
Let’s look at the ring.
Ring (Prophets Dictionary, in the Kings definition found):
For the marriage-like covenant between the regent and his or her God.
*Covenant (Prophets Dictionary):
agreement, accord or contract between 2 parties where the greater one forges a union that achieves a common goal that fortifies the lesser one’s quality of existence. The spirit of covenant upgrades and enhances the lesser one’s position in life.
Signet rings (ask.com; ehow.com):
worn by highly decorated warriors as a sign of victory
Ancient kings used signet rings to designate authority, honor or ownership (gotquestions?.org)
God has made covenant with us. He gives us His signet ring. Look at the life of Joseph: he went through many trials, betrayals, being thrown into prison and forgotten. Yet the Creator of the universe had a plan to save a people during drought. God truly works all things together for good. Because Joseph embraced process, he came out receiving favor and authority, being given the king’s signet ring.
Then Pharaoh took off his signet ring from his hand and put it on Joseph’s hand, and clothed him. in garments of fine linen and put the gold necklace around his neck. (Gen. 41:42 NAS)
In Esther, we read a story of overcoming through being in the right place and surrendering to the Lord’s will, even if it means death. In Esther 8, Mordecai is given the King’s signet ring. He then writes a decree to be sent into the kingdom that overturns Haman’s demonic decree that would have killed all the Jews. This decree is sealed with the King’s signet ring of authority.
The Lord says we are His signet ring.
‘On that day,’ declares the LORD of hosts, ‘I will take you, Zerubbabel, son of Shealtiel, My servant,’ declares the LORD, ‘and I will make you like a signet ring, for I have chosen you,’ declares the LORD of hosts. (Haggai 2:23)
Authority comes when we overcome…when we embrace suffering love with Christ Jesus, the Father will bring us through every trial and extend His scepter of favor granting us His signet ring of authority.
We carry His authority when we yield to His heart. When His heart resonates in ours, we become the voices that decree His will on earth.
A Crown, A King, and A Signet Ring
Love, Grace & Glory,