Author: Pr. kalungi Denis October 21, 2021 991 views 0 comments
Fig: A picture representing THE SEAL OF OWNERSHIP.


21st/10/2021/ SERMON


See, when you became a Christian, you came to be identified with Christ. That is actually what the word “Christian” means. We who are saved have trusted Him and now we are His, see when you own something sealing it is important.

Apostle Paul has this to say in 2 Corinthians 1:21-22: "Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and has anointed us is God, 22 who also has sealed us and given us the Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee."

What is a seal? When a lawyer uses the term “seal” it means something printed, embossed, waxed, or stamped, which makes a document legal, authentic, and/or valid. Also, however, a seal can be meant to secure something from abuse, damage, or theft. In our text today, the word "seal" means that God has authenticated and protected all who have placed their trust in Jesus. 

He seals them against harm or theft. The word "seal" in the text today is a word that speaks of security. It is a legal thought – a divine, spiritual, and legal thought that God has conveyed to us in His Word.

When a person places faith in Christ, he or she has a seal placed upon the soul by the Holy Spirit of God. The seal does not belong to the church, the preacher, or some Christian organization. The seal is God’s seal and therefore it is eternal. Equally, one without this seal is unsaved, lost, and unprepared to meet God. 

In the above view we read in {Romans 8:9} these words, “But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His." In other words, without God’s seal, you certainly do not belong to the Lord, but if you have God's seal it means that you have fully trusted in Christ and you are eternally secure.

Because Jesus was sealed by His Father, we are likewise sealed with the Holy Spirit through our faith in Him.    

In the above view see herein {Ephesians 1:13-14} Paul says in Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation—having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is given as a pledge of our inheritance, with a view to the redemption of God’s possession, to the praise of His glory

So what does it mean if a seal of God is put on us?  it means it will prevent us from coming apart or to prevent anything from passing between us? This can mean we are God’s finished work through Jesus Christ.

Apostle Paul mentions that we are not supposed to grieve the Holy Spirit see herein {Ephesians 4:30}. Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. This also notifies me that we need the baptism of the Holy Spirit through belief and faith in Jesus Christ.

In John 5:24 we read these words of Jesus, “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears my word and believes in Him who sent me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life.”

Look at that word, “he who has the promise of Christ is that person who has turned from sin and trusted Jesus for salvation “HAS” eternal life. The promise is to "know" salvation is not just a "hope" but a promise. My redemption does not depend on me "holding out" in the Christian life, but rather it depends on God keeping tight the seal He has placed on my heart and soul. I would

We can say without equivocation that a seal is as secure as the one who makes it. We read in Ephesians 4:30, “And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.” God made the seal that is placed upon your soul the day you are saved. 

Based on the above statement in human terms, we can see how important a seal is by reading Esther 8:8, “You yourselves write a decree concerning the Jews, as you please, in the king’s name, and seal it with the king’s signet ring; for whatever is written in the king’s name and sealed with the king’s signet ring no one can revoke.” Humanly speaking, when a king seals something, it is sealed as long as the king’s authority remains in place. Likewise, what God has sealed can only be broken if one greater arises. Well, now, there is none greater and there shall never be one greater than our God.You see, Paul was confident that God would complete what He started. When you were saved, God started a divine work in your life. God doesn't start something and fail in completing it. He will work in you to complete that which He began {Philippians 1:6}.

I conclude by saying in the last days the seal of ownership will be checked to reveal that you belong to either Jesus or Satan. Make sure that Jesus’s seal is upon you. Knowing that the greatest God of heaven will throw Satan out of the courtroom, disbar him and send him into eternal judgment. “When something is sealed, it remains that way until someone with power and authority breaks it.” Stay blessed