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”,
HAVE YOU trusted in the gospel to be saved? If you have been reading this devotional for some time now, but have not trusted in the Lord Jesus, then don’t delay any further. This is what the word of God says:
” Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved”. (Acts 4:12). Salvation is found in no other person than our Lord Jesus Christ. Don’t allow anything to deceive you, Jesus is the only one who died for our sins, resurrected on the third day, and ascended into the heavens. No one in history did anything close to what Jesus has done.
The scripture added the following: in whom after ye believed ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise “. The Holy Spirit in the life of the believer is the grand sign that he belongs to God. It is not the church you join. The main grounds that you would be accepted into glory is the presence of the Holy Spirit in you. The verse 14 reads ” Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory”. This word earnest means a ‘guarantee’ or a ‘down payment’ awaiting the final return of the Lord to take a full possession of you. If you have not trusted the Lord, then you don’t have the Holy Spirit. YOU MUST BE SAVED.
The seal of the Holy Spirit also signifies we are owned by the Lord and nothing can take possession of us except we willingly give ourselves over to that thing. John 10:28 KJV “And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand”. No one can forcefully pluck you out of God’s hands. You can willingly go out of his Lordship. Rom 8:13 KJV “For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live”. It is all up to you to live above sin sicknesses and Satan. So long as you submit to God and His word and resist the devil, he will flee and never be able to control you (James 4:7). Don’t be afraid of what happens or the evil that pertains, you have been sealed by the Holy Spirit. Tell the devil you belong to God, because you have been sealed.
Jesus is Lord of my life. I have been sealed by the Holy Spirit. I am owned by the Lord. I am bound for the kingdom of God because I live by the power of the Holy Spirit and live to glorify God
Rev. 3:20 KJV” Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hears my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me”. James 4:7 KJV” Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you”.