Troubles understanding this paragraph

Fear not only believe

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I'd be very thankful if someone would paraphrase this passage! Although I understand the general message of the text (we must not be rigid, but broken and contrite (melted) in spirit so that God could transform us), I don't understand what these bold words mean respectively (in this context).

"Only melted gold is minted. Only moistened clay receives the mold. Only
softened wax receives the seal. Only broken, contrite hearts receive the
mark as the Potter turns us on His wheel, shaped and burnt to make the
heavenly mark, the mold of God’s pure gold
."

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Mold (current Br Eng 'mould'): Shape that something is put into while it cools and/or dries, so that it adopts that shape

Seal Metal object with an engraved image, often a ring, used to seal formal documents (and letters, once)

Potter's mark Emblem carved or stamped in clay before it dries.

Generally, you'll find dictionaries useful. :-| If you have trouble understanding them, quote the problem text.

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Mold (current Br Eng 'mould'): Shape that something is put into while it cools and/or dries, so that it adopts that shape

Seal Metal object with an engraved image, often a ring, used to seal formal documents (and letters, once)

Potter's mark Emblem carved or stamped in clay before it dries.

Generally, you'll find dictionaries useful. :-| If you have trouble understanding them, quote the problem text.

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"A piece of wax or similar adhesive substance so attached to an envelope, folded document, etc., that it must be broken when the object is opened, insuring that the contents have not been tampered with or altered."
Shouldn't that be the meaning of the word seal in the given context? But still I don't get what it's about in this sentence: "
Only
softened wax receives the seal."
 

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It's a very odd sentence structure. Think of it as "you can only apply A seal to soft wax" or "you can only mint melted gold."
 

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It's a very odd sentence structure. Think of it as "you can only apply A seal to soft wax" or "you can only mint melted gold."
And could it also read: "Only if the wax is softened, it can become a seal" ?
 

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Only if the wax is softened can it become a seal.
 
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