Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Today’s Topic: Sealed Forever
Today’s Text: Ephesians 1:13 (ESV) 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…
I’m completely serious when I say to you that I don’t have much to say. Hard to believe, right? But it’s true.
I have this one thing on my heart today as a gift from God – I’m sealed by the Holy Spirit as a child of God forever!
It cannot be undone by circumstances, tragedies, loss, or even my daily diversions into prideful sin.
At the moment I heard the word of truth, the Gospel of my salvation, and believed in Jesus Christ as my Savior, I was sealed. It didn’t happen later after I earned it or prayed for it, but right away, as a gift of God’s grace and love and the fulfillment of Christ’s promise. The instant I believed in Jesus according to the word of truth, I was born again by the regenerating power of the Holy Spirit, baptized by Him into the family of God, empowered by Him with gifts for serving Jesus and His church, and I became His dwelling place.
The same is true for you if you believe in the One who died for your sin and rose from the dead.