August 15, 2019
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
What does the Bible mean when it says you are “sealed with the Holy Spirit”?
First, the seal is a mark of authenticity. If the Holy Spirit is not in you, then you are a fake. First John 3:24 says, “And he that keepeth His commandments dwelleth in Him, and He in him. And hereby we know that He abideth in us, by the Spirit which He hath given us.”
Second, the seal is a mark of ownership. You are His. Romans 8:9 says, “If any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of His.”
Third, the seal is a mark of security. Queen Esther tells us what a king’s seal is like when she describes it in Esther 8:8— “Write ye also for the Jews, as it liketh you, in the king's name, and seal it with the king's ring: for the writing which is written in the king's name, and sealed with the king's ring, may no man reverse.”
The seal of the Holy Spirit is a seal “no man can reverse.”
The way I am “kept saved” is because God sealed me. The way you are kept saved, is because God has sealed you.