Ephesians 1:13—”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,”
What is this seal?
A mark with a seal, to seal for security from Satan, angels are said to be sealed by God, to confirm authenticate, place beyond doubt.
2 Corinthians 1:22—”and who has also put his seal on us and given us his Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee.”
His Spirit is a guarantee—an earnest money, which in purchases is given as a pledge or down payment that the full amount will be subsequently paid.
2 Corinthians 5:5—”He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who has given us the Spirit as a guarantee.”
Ephesians 1:14—(Holy Spirit)”who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory.”
What is this inheritance?
Ephesians 1:18—”having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints,”
Titus 3:7—”so that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.”
The Spirit is given as a down payment for our inheritance which is eternal life. We will live forever with Him in His glory.
1 Peter 1:3—”Born Again to a Living Hope– Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 1:4–to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you,”
Ephesians 2:7—”so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.”
The riches of our inheritance are immeasurable and will be lavished upon us in the coming ages of eternity.
Revelation 21:4—”He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”
All of this is guaranteed by the down payment of His Holy Spirit which is His seal upon us. We can have full confidence that God will honor His guarantee that we are born of imperishable seed.
Hebrews 9:15—”Therefore he is the mediator of a new covenant, so that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance, since a death has occurred that redeems them from the transgressions committed under the first covenant.”
May You enlighten and fix our eyes that we might see and know the seal of the Holy Spirit upon us guaranteeing our inheritance of eternal life with You. We praise You Lord for our inheritance.