“Signed, sealed, delivered, I am yours!”
“In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory.” (Ephesians 1:13-14 ESV)
Christian, do you hear this? Upon belief in the gospel, at your belief in Jesus, you have been sealed with the promised Holy Spirit. Maybe we don’t often think of “sealing” in the context of faith but we should. The Spirit seals you, closes the case, keeps you, maintains you. You, in Christ, are guaranteed to acquire your inheritance in heaven.
Read that again. And again. Wow.
The Spirit keeps me and does so by reminding me of the truth of the gospel and the finished work, effective and complete work of Christ for me. Do you get the weight of this? You are his. Nothing can change that. You, in Christ, are sealed by the Holy Spirit for the praise of Christ’s glory. Dig into this. We transformed. Be encouraged. Be holy. It is a sure thing. Live like it!