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About Our Logo (Service Mark)

About Our Logo (Service Mark)

“He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water (John 7:38 NKJV).”

The Apostle Paul, in 1 Corinthians 15:46, explained that we must first understand the natural things to understand the spiritual things:  “However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural, and afterward the spiritual”.  To understand the elements of the Soul Care Ministries International  (SCMi™) logo is a great foundation for understanding the spiritual fundamentals our ministry.

SCMi’s distinctive logo, personally designed by Dr. Linda King, actually captures the very purpose, service mark and character of the organization.  Man not only has a living soul, he is a living soul.  It was after designing the logo that God imparted to her the meaning of the vision He had given her for refreshing the Soul Care Ministries International brand.  Please take a look:

The Bible says, “And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul (Genesis 2:7 NKJV)”.  The soul (New Testament word psuche; Old Testament word nephesh) is the seat of mankind’s emotions, intellect, desires, will and even our aversions.  According to Strong’s Greek Lexicon, the word “psuche (phonetic spelling: psoo-khay’ )” occurs in the  King James Version New Testament 105 times, and is translated “soul” 58 times, “life” 40 times, “mind” 3 times, and “heart”, “heartily“, “us“, and “you” once.  The word “nephesh (phonetic spelling: neh’-fesh)” appears in the King James Version Old Testament 753 times and is translated “soul” 475 times, “life” 117 times, “person” 29 times, “mind” 15 times, “heart” 15 times, “creature” 9 times, “body” 8 times, “himself” 8 times, “yourselves” 6 times, “dead” 5 times, “will” 4 times, “desire” 4 times, “man” 3 times, “themselves” 3 times, “any” 3 times, “appetite” 2 times and a miscellaneous 47 times.  The soul, a moral being, was designed by God for everlasting life and is not dissolved by death.  It is therefore fitting for us to take care of ourselves and care for one another.

Christian Soul Care is the ministry of providing loving and compassionate care, comfort and spiritual guidance such that it invites God’s touch of healing, deliverance, encouragement, guidance, reconciliation, restoration, transformation and liberation into the lives of His people.  At SCMi, we are faithful to serve in a loving, sincere and compassionate manner.

The multi-faceted heart symbolizes the center of spirituality and the seat of  the soul (a person’s life).  In both the Old Testament and the New Testament, the word ‘heart’ is used to refer to the whole of the innermost part of the human and, in some instances, is synonymous with the word ‘soul’.  For example, “. . .You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind,’and ‘your neighbor as yourself (Luke 10:27 NKJV)”In the Old Testament, the moral significance of the heart includes the emotions, the reason and the will.  In the New Testament, the heart also denotes the seat of moral nature and spiritual life, the seat of grief (John 14:1; Romans 9:2;), 2 Corinthians 2:4), joy ( John 16:22, Ephesians 5:19), the desires (Matthew 5:28; 2 Pet 2:14), the affections (Luke 24:32, Acts 21:13), the perceptions (John 12:40, Ephesians 4:18); the thoughts (Matthew 9:4, Hebrews 4:12),  the understanding (Matthew 13:15, Romans 1:21), reasoning (Mark 2:6, Luke 24:38), the imagination (Luke 1:51), the conscience (Acts 2:37,  1 John 3:20), the intentions (Hebrews  4:12, 1 Peter  4:1), purpose, (Acts 11:23, 2 Corinthians 9:7), the will (Romans 6:17, Colossians 3:15), and even faith (Mark 11:23, Romans 10:10, Hebrews  3:12).  Our heart logo also symbolizes agape love (cf. 1 John 4:8).

The biblical significance of the amethyst color in the logo is that it represents royal priesthood, kingship and majesty (cf. I Peter 2:8-19, Exodus 28:19, 39:1; Rev.21:20).  We, Christians, are the royal priesthood as set forth in 1 Peter 2:8-10 “But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light”.  Christians, God’s elect people make, up the royal priesthood of the Lord Jesus Christ.  Amethyst is a purple variety of transparent quartz.  Social, religious, biblical, historical and Christian symbolism are all historically reflected in the color purple or amethyst.

Amethyst is mentioned in Exodus 28:19; and 39:12 as the third stone in the third row of the 12 stones adorning the breastplate (apron) of judgement of the High Priests.  The color of the jewels is important in understanding the prophetic significance of Israel’s tribes.  Each jewel was set into the High Priest’s breastplate and engraved with a tribe name.  The design of the breastplate was according to the design given by God to Moses.  Moses described amethyst as a symbol of the Spirit of God in the official robes of the High Priest.  God had appointed a jewel to represent each of the twelve tribes, of Jacob’s sons, in Israel.   The jewels inscribed with the names of Israel’s twelve tribes represent the people of God.  Historians have gleaned that the stones were likely set in birth order.  In Bible prophesy relating to the twelve tribes, Jesus promised the twelve disciples that, in the Messianic re-creation of the world when He returns as King, they will sit upon the twelve stones and judge the twelve tribes of Israel (cf. Matthew 19:27-28).

Amethyst is also mentioned as the twelfth of the precious foundation stones that adorn the heavenly walls of the New Jerusalem. . . the Church, the prepared bride of Christ, the eternal home of Jesus, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, the capital city of the new heaven and the new earth, the holy city where God will dwell together with the Lamb of God and His people (Revelations 21:20).  In Revelations 21:19-20, John names twelve stones that adorn the foundation of the New Jerusalem.   Amethyst is the precious stone used to complete the foundation.  Rev. 21:19-20 lists twelve jewels with the Apostles  names engraved on them.  The stones, associated with the twelve Apostles, are described as being near the twelve gates which are named for the twelve tribes of Israel.

Our Logo . . . A Symbol of Agape Love, Spirituality, Strong Foundation and Wholeness

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