3287 Holy Spirit, sealing of

3287 Holy Spirit, sealing of

Based on the practice of sealing letters, documents and property, the Holy Spirit is described as being a seal on the lives of God’s people, affirming their Christian character, marking them out as belonging to God and guarding them from the world and the devil.

The Holy Spirit’s seal on the life of Jesus Christ

Jn 6:27 The Greek implies a once-and-for-all sealing at a particular time in the past and probably alludes to the baptism of Jesus Christ when the Holy Spirit came upon him. See also Isa 42:1; Isa 61:1

The seal of the Holy Spirit in the life of believers

The seal marks God’s ownership 2Co 1:21-22 See also Rev 7:3-4; Rev 9:4; Rev 14:1; Rev 22:4

The seal acts as a guarantee of redemption Eph 1:13-14 See also 2Co 5:5; Eph 4:30; 1Pe 1:5

See also

1511Trinity, relationships in
2510Christ, baptism of
3110Holy Spirit, titles of
3120Holy Spirit, descriptions
3239Holy Spirit, anointing
3242Holy Spirit, baptism with
3257Holy Spirit, gift of
3269Holy Spirit in Christ
5518seal
7903baptism

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