What is a SIGNATURE? Simply put, it is an identification mark that represents the authority of the person who made it. This distinctive marking symbolizes the person’s identity and authority, even if that person isn’t physically present. We see this all the time with name brand companies. If you wear any product from Nike, it doesn’t mean that the creator is physically there. However, his mark or brand is physically on another person who can represent the nature of their company. Their NATURE is now a SIGNED onto another!
So my question to you is, “Who’s SIGNATURE is on your life? In the Old Testament, the NATURE of God was SIGNED on stone tablets, so that the Israelites ungodly NATURE coudl be changed. In Exodus 20:1-17, you can read the ten commandments that God gave Moses to give to the people. The Lord Himself wrote down each letter with His own finger. The law was being instituted to lawless and hard hearted people. It’s as if the stone tablets represented their stoney hearts (Ezekiel 36:26).
2 Corinthians 3:3-18 & 2 Corinthains 4:1-6 must be read to fully understand the years of conditioning that those who needed the law to tell them what to do, instead of relying on the Lord to speak to them. The law had God’s weight behind it, but the life that Jesus came to give had an even greater glory on it. It was no longer about the letter of the law, but the letter of love. Jesus came to fulfill the law, but those who were blinded thought that He was breaking them.
In John 8:1-12, we read the story of Jesus sitting down teaching people about the Kingdom. All of sudden, the meeting is interrupted by a crowd of angry law men. A barely clothed woman, who they caught in the act of adultery, was made to stand in front of this crowd and Jesus to pay for her sin. These men quoted the law to SIGN her death warrant. With judgement in their hearts, they demanded Jesus that Jesus speak up on the matter. Instead of standing to judged, He stooped low to SIGN in the dust.
The SIGNATURE of the Savior was being written the dust of this woman’s life. The law said to STONE her, Jesus SIGNED to SAVE her. He told them, “Whoever has no sin, cast the first stone.” From oldest to youngest, they dropped their stones and walked away. When all the accusers had gone, Jesus stood very close to this woman. Her eyes had looked down the whole time, but now it was time for her to look up. The merciful Savior spoke, “Woman, where are your accusers? Is there no one left to condemn you?” She looked up and around and said, “I see no one.” With love and grace Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you. Go and leave your life of sin.”
Would she receive the SIGNATURE that could change her NATURE? There were no more accusers, there only stood the Savior. The religious mob thought they were putting her in front of a crowd, but they were actually being used to bring her before the King. In that moment, Jesus revealed to all that He was and is the fine print at the end of the law. It’s the SIGNATURE of His grace! Hallelujah! This SIGNATURE can change any STORY.
You may be asking yourself, “Can Jesus really change my story?” Check out Psalm 103, where Jesus shows the world what His SIGNATURE has approved. He forgives all, heals all, and delivers from all. All is all! I’ve come to realize more and more that whatever Jesus SIGNS His NAME on, He ASSIGNS His NATURE to. And He only ASSIGNS His NATURE to accomplish His WILL. The truth is, no one can accomplish the WILL of the Father without the SIGNATURE of the SON. How do you get Jesus the SON to SIGN His name to your life?
It’s as simple as Romans 10:9, which says, “If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.”
If that’s a decision you’re ready and willing to make, don’t hesitate to call out to Jesus and ask Him to come into your life and give you His eternal life. He’s stooped down in the dust of your life and stood by you to extend mercy. There are no accusers around, just a loving Savior. Today is your day, receive the free gift of salvation that comes with a relationship with Jesus Christ.