Tag: seal of the Holy Spirit

Thankful to be included!

Scripture reading for December 4th:  Galatians 5-6, Ephesians 1-3

Key Scriptures:  Ephesians 1:13-14  “And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation.  Having believed, you were marked in Him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession–to the praise of His glory.” 

The gospel is powerful and effective in bringing salvation.  A preacher preaches the word of truth and God gives grace to repent, believe and receive the promise of eternal life.  This salvation includes a mark of God’s ownership, the gift of the Father–the precious Holy Spirit.  The Holy Spirit is a deposit of God’s grace and glory that marks us a belonging to God as a member of His family and declared righteous.  We are saved and await the full redemption at Christ’s return!

Thankful for promised inheritance:  “The days of the blameless are known to the Lord, and their inheritance will endure forever.”  (Psalm 37:18)  Amen!

 

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