In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation to whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed by the Holy Spirit of promise.
Yesterday's focus discussion was Having God's Seal; today's focus is being Sealed by the Holy Spirit.
First, the Holy Spirit is the third person in the Godhead who is as equally God as is the Father and the Son. Second, the Holy Spirit dwells in all believers as He aids believers in becoming and remaining holy temples of God. He plays a vital role in all believers' lives after redemption. He is the convicting voice of all believers. Third, the Holy Spirit is the seal or mark of God that every believer has (v. 13).
It is the Holy Spirit who provides the first installment of believers' inheritance to God (v. 14). It is the Holy Spirit who gives wisdom and reveals the truth of God's Word (v.17). He is God. It is the Holy Spirit who helps believers draw near to God. It is the Holy Spirit who aid in the time of trouble as we travel through dark valley days (Psalm 23:4). It is the Holy Spirit who gives believers the power to boldly witness Christ (Acts 1:8). It is the Holy Spirit who gives unity and aid in maintaining that unity in the faith community as we grow in Christ-likeness (Ephesians 4:13-14). Lastly, it is the Holy Spirit who help in prayer and believers' spiritual warfare that we are engaged in (Ephesians 6:18).
Given the Holy Spirit activities in the lives of believers it is fitting that He is our sealer.
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