The Messianic Seal

The sign of the first century church


The Messianic Seal

This is an ancient symbol dating back to the late first century, possibly earlier, representing the church of that time. This was possibly the first symbol used by the earliest believers in Yeshua HaMashiach (Jesus the Messiah). It is created from a few well known symbols, used in combination to denote the unity of the body of Messiah- the "one new man" written of by Paul in Ephesians 2:15.

The Menorah & The Fish

These two symbols were well known to represent the Jewish people and the new and growing body of Messianic/Christian believers.
The Menorah is the lamp stand associated with the Temple, and therefore the Jewish religion and people.

The rapid spread of Christianity to include Gentile-born people was often represented by the sign of the fish, due to some of the Apostles being fishermen, Christ's call to make them "fishers of men", and His miracles feeding thousands with just a little bread and a few fish.

The combination of these symbols creates, in the middle, the Star of David- long associated with the kingdom of the Jewish people, and today the modern nation of Israel. Spiritually this represents the Commonwealth of Israel Paul writes about in Ephesians 2:12.

In this greater nation, both Jewish and Gentile born believers are one– part of God's kingdom through the Messiah. This ancient symbol honors both groups of people in the Kingdom, with the central focus being the united and single Kingdom to which we all belong.