WORDS OF WISDOM
📖 Ephesians 1:13-14
 In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation-having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise,  who is given as a pledge of our inheritance, with a view to the redemption of God’s own possession, to the praise of His glory.
📖 Efeso 1:13-14
Ug kamo usab nahimong anaa kang Cristo sa dihang nadungog ninyo ang kamatuoran, ang Maayong Balita nga si Cristo diay mao ang makaluwas kaninyo. Sa dihang mituo kamo kaniya, gihatagan kamo sa Dios sa Espiritu Santo nga iyang gisaad timailhan nga kamo iya na. Kining Espiritu Santo mao ang kasigurohan nga madawat nato isip iyang mga anak ang saad sa Dios nga maangkon nato ang hingpit nga kaluwasan. Tungod niini pagadayegon siya.
✝️ BIBLICAL INSIGHTS:
☝️sealed… with the Holy Spirit. God’s own Spirit comes to indwell the believer and secures and preserves his eternal salvation. The sealing of which Paul speaks refers to an official mark of identification placed on a letter, contract, or other document. That document was thereby officially under the authority of the person whose stamp was on the seal. Four primary truths are signified by the seal: 1) security (cf. Da 6:17; Mt 27:62–66); 2) authenticity (cf. 1Ki 21:6–16); 3) ownership (cf. Jer 32:10); and 4) authority (cf. Est 8:8–12). The Holy Spirit is given by God as His pledge of the believer’s future inheritance in glory (cf. 2Co 1:21).
☝️Faith comes by hearing the pure message of truth in the Word of God, the gospel of our salvation. And Paul rejoiced that when this group of Christians HEARD this message of truth, they BELIEVED, and when they believed they were immediately SEALED with the promised Holy Spirit.
☝️The moment that a sinner believes the gospel of salvation he is sealed with the Spirit, Who is promised by the Father to all who believe in Christ. What comfort this produces in the hearts of all God’s children. We are secure in Christ and eternally safe in the hands of the Father, for when we are faithless, He remains faithful.
His promises are sure and everlasting. His seal is secure and cannot be broken. All who believe in Christ are sealed in Him, by the Spirit of God, into the day of Redemption as a gift of grace from our Father in heaven.
☝️This truth is as sure and secure today as it was 2000 years ago, for ALL who have believed that Christ died for their sins, was buried, and rose the third day to redeem us from the world, the flesh, and the devil, are securely sealed in the palm of His hands.
☝️We are covered with the blood of Christ and stamped with the ownership seal of Spirit Who is God’s GUARANTEE that all that He has promised us will surely come to pass. We are bought with a price and sealed into the day of redemption.
☝️All the praise and glory to our wonderful God and Savior, Jesus Christ! (knowing-jesus.com)
🙏 Abba Father, thank You for sending the Holy Spirit of promise as a pledge of Your faithfulness to fulfil all that You have purposed in my life. Help me to remember that I have been bought with a price and to live a life worthy of my calling. In Jesus’ name I pray, AMEN… Grace and peace be with everyone. 🙏❤️🎚🩸📖🕊⚓️🔥