I am… Sealed
“Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.” 1 Corinthians 1:21-22 NIV
“And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession–to the praise of his glory.” Ephesians 1:13-14 NIV
When we think of a seal we think an official stamp showing that something is genuine, authentic, or showing the approval of whom that seal represents. I believe the same is true with us. When we accepted Christ we became approved. We received the approval that belongs to JEsus for his perfection. We were considered as righteous because of him and sealed with the Holy Spirit. That third member of the God trio is our proof, our seal showing that we belong to God in Christ.
As an official mandate to a broken world, let us follow our seal. Let us turn to the Holy Spirit in prayer. Let us turn from our flesh, repent of our wickedness and participate in Holy Spirit’s sanctifying work.
What a undeserved stamp of approval we have been given!?!
Holy Spirit thank you for sealing us. Help us follow your lead more today!