Study of Great Bible Truths – Vol. 2 Lesson 21

Lesson 21:  The Sealing and the Earnest

‘And it is God who establishes us with you in Christ, and has anointed us  and who has also put His seal on us and given us His Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee.’ 1Corinthians 1:22-22.

‘In Him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation and believed in Him were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, the praise of His glory.’ Ephesians 1:13-14


1. What is the purpose of a seal? What does it do?
a. A seal authenticates or certifies something.
b. A seal is used to indicate ownership.
c. A seal makes whatever is sealed secure. It ensures no one can interfere with its contents.


2. The Holy Spirit Himself is the authentication or the certification of the fact that we are indeed God’s children. 1 Peter 2:9


3. Christians are people who have been chosen by God. God has set us apart and has granted us all these blessings. The authentication of that is the gift of the Holy Spirit. Our being separated unto God should not only be evident to us, but also to others.


4. The presence of the Holy Spirit in us is proof that we are Christians. When He is present, it means God through Christ, has given Him to us. The Holy Spirit is not given to the world.


5. The sealing of the Spirit makes our salvation secure to us. He is the perfect guarantee of our ultimate salvation. 1 Corinthian 1:30


6. Redemption is the complete final salvation when we shall be perfect in body as well as in spirt. The Holy Spirit is God’s guarantee that this complete final salvation will happen.


7. What is the earnest of the Spirit?
An earnest is a down payment or a deposit.  2 Corinthians 1:22, Ephesians 1:13-14, 2 Corinthians 5:5.
The Holy Spirit has been given to us by God in order that we may have an idea as to what awaits us when we come into glory. God has given us the first fruits.


Next Lesson: The  Sealing and the Earnest Cont. 



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