Sealed with the Spirit (Ephesians 1:13-14)

Sealed with the Spirit Ephesians 1:13-14

Ephesians 1:13-14

I. Trust in the gospel

    A. The mystery (Ephesians 1:10; 2:16; 3:6)
    B. Man’s trust in His gospel (Ephesians 1:12-13; Romans 1:16-17; Hebrews 11:1; Acts 19:4-5)

II. The result of trust: “sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise” (Ephesians 1:13)

    A. “The Lord knows those who are His” (2 Timothy 2:19)
    B. The seal is evident through the way we live and the fruit we bear (Galatians 5:22-25)

III. “The guarantee (earnest—KJV) of our inheritance” (Ephesians 1:14)

    A. An earnest is a pledge that the remainder of the promise will be forthcoming
    B. When will the fullness of our inheritance be realized? (Ephesians 1:14; Acts 20:28; Ephesians 1:7; 4:30)
    C. “To the praise of His glory” (Ephesians 1:6, 12, 14)

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