Question #28: What is the “sealing” by the Spirit in regard to the Holy Spirit and the believer?

Answer: The sealing by the Spirit is mentioned in three New Testament passages.  (1) 2 Cor 1:22, God “who also has sealed us and given us the Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee.”  (2) Eph 1:13, “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.”  (3) Eph 4:30, “And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.”  This sealing by God is given to all who are in Christ.  This takes place when one puts his/her trust in Christ.  This sealing has something to do with the future final redemption.  We have been marked and branded that we are His eternally.  This serves as a promise of our redemption in Him.

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One-Minute Theology with Chaplain T features the question and answer portions of the Systematic Theology courses that were part of my seminary work at Piedmont Baptist Graduate School. I will be posting one Q & A everyday until my ordination council meeting set for February 2014.

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