Search Bible
Click for Help   Click for QuickNav   Click for Advanced Search Options
Search KJV
Your Bible Version is the KJV
Go to Top
Link to This PageCite This Page
Share this pageFollow the BLB
Printable Page
 
 
The Blue Letter Bible
BLB Searches
Search the Bible
Search KJV
 [?]

Advanced Options

Other Searches

Multi-Verse Retrieval
x
Search KJV

Let's Connect
x
Daily Devotionals
x

Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness.

Daily Bible Reading Plans
x

Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year.

One-Year Plans

Two-Year Plan

Don Stewart :: How Does the Holy Spirit Seal the Believer?

Choose a new font size and typeface
Don Stewart
When a person receives Christ as Savior, the Bible says that the Holy Spirit seals, or guarantees, that the individual is a child of God. It confirms the fact that the Holy Spirit will never leave him. The Scripture says:

Who also has sealed us and given us the Spirit in our hearts as a deposit (2 Corinthians 1:22).

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).

And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption (Ephesians 4:30).

From these passages we can deduce the following concerning the sealing of the Holy Spirit:

1. All believers are sealed by the Holy Spirit. The church in Corinth included believers who were spiritually immature and had gross sin in their lives. Yet they were all sealed with the Spirit. Furthermore, the Scriptures nowhere command the believer to be sealed with the Spirit. All believers are assumed to be sealed.

2. The sealing takes place the moment a person trusts Christ as Savior.

3. The sealing of the Holy Spirit is a non-experiential ministry of the Spirit. It takes place without the believer directly experiencing it.

4. When the Holy Spirit seals the believer, He guarantees that persons security. The sealing is a promise that the salvation the Christian receives is granted both now and forever.

CONTENT DISCLAIMER:

The Blue Letter Bible ministry and the BLB Institute hold to the historical, conservative Christian faith, which includes a firm belief in the inerrancy of Scripture. Since the text and audio content provided by BLB represent a range of evangelical traditions, all of the ideas and principles conveyed in the resource materials are not necessarily affirmed, in total, by this ministry.


Donate Contact

Blue Letter Bible study tools make reading, searching and studying the Bible easy and rewarding.

Hotjar - Unlimited insights from your web and mobile sites

Blue Letter Bible is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization