Ephesians 1:13 states that “In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise”. Apostle Paul wrote this letter of assurance to the believers in Ephesus, as well as us now.
In his day (Apostle Paul's), goods shipped from one place to another would be stamped with a wax seal and imprinted with a signet ring, bearing a unique mark of ownership. The same was true of an important document from a ruler. No one would dare open it other than the addressee. As a part of the great work of conversion, the Holy Spirit also seals us reminding us that in Him (Holy Spirit) in application to us, we have also trusted Him, after we heard the word of truth, the gospel of our salvation; in whom also, having believed, we were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise” as written in Ephesians 1:13,..
God has set His royal seal on us. It is the presence and work of the Holy Spirit in our lives. And when the devil comes and tries to wreak havoc on our lives, he is stopped cold by that seal of ownership. He sees an imprint on us that says, “Property of Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God, so Back Off" because we are under the protection of God. As believers, we come under God’s protection by grace through Jesus Christ. Amen. Ephesians 1:14 says the Holy Spirit “is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession…” It is the idea of putting a deposit down on something. And it is a reminder that God will keep His promise to us, that we will see Him one day in heaven. Now that is a serious down payment.
Praise God. Hallelujah.
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