"Whoever receives his testimony sets his seal to this, that God is true. For he whom God has sent utters the words of God, for he gives the Spirit without measure.”
John 3:33-34 ESV
“Do not work for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you. For on him, God the Father has set his seal.”
John 6:27 ESV
“Now, it is God himself who has anointed us. And he is constantly strengthening both you and us in union with Christ. He knows we are his since he has also stamped his seal of love over our hearts and has given us the Holy Spirit like an engagement ring is given to a bride—a down payment of the blessings to come!”
2 Corinthians 1:21-22 TPT
“And because of him, when you who are not Jews heard the revelation of truth, you believed in the wonderful news of salvation. Now we have been stamped with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit. He is given to us like an engagement ring, as the first installment of what’s coming! He is our hope-promise of a future inheritance which seals us until we have all of redemption’s promises and experience complete freedom—all for the supreme glory and honor of God!”
Ephesians 1:13-14 TPT
The Greek word for “seal” is Sphragizo:
to put a mark on an object to show possession, authority, identity, or security.
I do not want to provide a lot of commentaries this week. I am drawn to the meaning of the word sealed. In my Western theology, I have thought of “being sealed” by the Holy Spirit as an eternal promise …. “I am secure to make it to Heaven”. This is true. Yet, as I look at the full definition, it encompasses more than a reserved spot in Heaven. It has an earthly tone (an everyday promise) as well. It’s my identity. I KNOW God. He dwells with me. I am ONE with Him. Jesus has revealed the Father to me. I am the righteousness of God.
I invite you to read through this week’s verses several times. Be open to more understanding of your sealed identity. Ask the Lord to illuminate the revelation of your beloved identity.
Where have you settled for merely serving God (measuring yourself or others) without the full revelation of your beloved Identity?
If you are comfortable with it, declare this over yourself:
Heaven dwells on earth through the Holy Spirit. His grace is limitless. He occupies my being. I am one with Him. My old man has died, I have a revelation of truth.