KEY SCRIPTURE: Ephesians 1:13 KJV “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,”
A seal according to the Oxford learners dictionary, is a piece of wax, lead or other material with an individual (special or specific) design, stamped into it or attached to a document as a guarantee of authenticity. In simple terms it is an embossment stamped on a document showing it is genuine. Everyman who has surrendered to the Lordship of Jesus Christ has received the Holy Spirit. He comes into the life of the Christian to play various roles. He is our comforter, teacher, guard, guide, advocate and many more. (John 14:26) Among these many roles, He also acts as a seal.
The following verse teaches us the essence of the Holy Spirit as our seal. Ephesians 1:14 KJV ” Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory”. The meaning of this verse is that the Holy Spirit in us becomes God’s guarantee that we are His. Another word is that the Holy Spirit is God’s down payment awaiting the day Christ would come to take total possession of us. The Christian is God’s purchased possession. The second coming of our Lord Jesus is to fully redeem what he has already made a down payment. Without the Holy Spirit in a man’s life there is no identification of God’s ownership. You may be a morally good and upright person, yet without the Holy Spirit God has no claims over you.
YOU may be a very religious individual yet that cannot guarantee any acceptable place in the presence of God. The Holy Spirit is the one who sanctifies us. His presence in us makes us qualified to belong to God. Do you have the seal of the Holy Spirit in your life? How can one have the seal of the Holy Spirit in his or her life? Our key scripture shows us how. It says when a man places his trust in the Lord after hearing the message of salvation he is sealed with the Holy Spirit. You can also have the seal of the Holy Spirit today by placing your trust in Jesus who died to save your soul.
Dear heavenly Father, thank you for giving us your only begotten Son to die for me. I believe He rose from the grave. I confess Him as the Lord of my life. Thank you, Lord Jesus, for saving my soul.
Act 2:38 KJV ” Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost”.
Act 10:45 KJV “And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost.”