Tuesday, March 7, 2023
In case you are just joining us, we are beginning a study of the life of Joseph from the last fourteen chapters of the book of Genesis in the Bible. Our introduction for this study is focused on the ministry of the Holy Spirit, for nothing we ever do is of any eternal value unless it is done in the power of and according to the purpose of the Holy Spirit of Jesus Christ.
Concerning the Holy Spirit, I have this on my heart today – I’m sealed by the Holy Spirit as a child of God forever!
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 the Holy Spirit accomplished in me at the moment of my conversion to Christ cannot be undone by circumstances, tragedies, loss, or even my daily diversions into prideful sin.
When 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 as 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. You have not been given a spirit of fear which dictates your life according to the passions and standards of this world. You are the dwelling place of the Spirit of Jesus who gives you power and a sound mind.
Let’s live every moment and detail of our lives in the reality of that truth.