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Sealed With The Holy Spirit

In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
(Ephesians 1:13 KJV)

It’s in Christ that you, once you heard the truth and believed it (this Message of your salvation), found yourselves home free—signed, sealed, and delivered by the Holy Spirit.
(Ephesians 1:13 The Message)

When we speak of the sealing of the Holy Spirit, we are speaking about four things:

  • Security. Those who are chosen of God, “according to His purpose to be His,”are built upon that foundation of God, which standeth sure having this seal. “The Lord knoweth them that are His.” None shall pluck them out of His hand.
  • Ownership. Those sealed with the Holy Spirit are owned of God. All who are established by God in Christ are also anointed and sealed (2 Cor. 1:21-22). The blood of Christ redeems to God. The Holy Spirit possesses for God. God’s marked men are those whom the pleasure-loving world would avoid, those who “sigh and cry” (Ezk. 9:4).
  • Authority. We are possessed of the Holy Spirit and are to act “in Christ’s stead” (2 Cor. 5:20). We are witnesses unto Him in whom the power of the Holy Ghost has come (Acts 1:8). We act in the name of Jesus Christ and by His call upon us.
  • Likeness. The humble and contrite heart will have God the Holy Ghost dwelling with them (Isa. 57:15). Those sealed by the Spirit will have the mind of the Spirit, which is “the mind of Christ.” The work of the Spirit with us produces the character of Christ in us.

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