SEALED AND AUTHENTICATED

by Tammy Phillips
November 3, 2020 

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, (Ephesians 1:13 NKJV)

Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and has anointed us is God, who also has sealed us and given us the Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee. (2 Corinthians 1:21-22 NKJV

One time in high school, I got a new gold necklace.  It was a really nice “add-a-bead” necklace.  I wore it to school.  A rather snooty girl asked me if it was real.  I was taken back.  I had to prove its authenticity by letting her see the clasp.  As Christians, we have nothing to prove, it is God who authenticates us with His seal, His Holy Spirit.  We are accountable to God.  It does not matter what anyone else says.   As Christians our allegiance is to Him and only His opinion matters.  

God tells us the Truth.
We hear the word of Truth.
We hear the good news of salvation
We trust the word.
We trust the promises of God.
We believe the word.
We believe that God’s promises are Yes and Amen
God anoints us.
God gives us the Spirit in our heart as a guarantee.
God seals us with the Holy Spirit of promise.
Our hearts our sealed with Holy Spirit

We are sealed.
We are marked.
We are secured
We are proved.
We are confirmed.
We are authenticated.
We are stamped for security.
We are sealed for preservation.
We are deeply impressed on by God Himself. His mark declares the full authority of royal ownership. Our soul bears His mark.  His seal definitively states: “They are mine. They are real. Hands off.”

I enCOURAGE you to know that the only mark that matters in your life is the seal of the Holy Spirit.  You are sealed, marked and authenticated by God and not one other person’s opinion of you should matter.  You are His.  You are secure and preserved in Him and His promises for eternity.

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