word “seal,” both substantive and verb, is often used figuratively for the act
or token of authentication, confirmation, proof, security or possession.
God, but treasured and stored up with Him against the sinner, under a seal ( Dt
32:34; Job 14:17).
in the figure are those of authentication, ratification, and security. The
believer in Christ is said to “set his seal to this, that God is true” ( Jn
3:33), to attest the veracity of God, to stamp it with the believer’s own
endorsement and confirmation.
authenticated Him as the bestower of life-giving bread ( Jn 6:27).
“sign” and “seal,” an outward ratification, of the righteousness of faith which
he had already received while uncircumcised ( Rom 4:11; compare the prayer
offered at the circumcision of a child, “Blessed be He who sanctified His
beloved from the womb, and put His ordinance upon his flesh, and sealed His
offering with the sign of a holy covenant.
His, as the owner sets his seal on his property; and just as documents are
sealed up until the proper time for opening them, so Christians are sealed up by
the Holy Spirit “unto the day of redemption” ( Eph 1:13; 4:30; 2 Cor 1:22).
authentication are implied in the words, “The firm foundation of God standeth,
having this seal,
(2 Tim 2:19).
His servants (Rev 7:2-4) marks them off as His own, and guarantees their eternal
security, whereas those that “have not the seal of God on their foreheads” (Rev
9:4) have no such guaranty.
Read 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 and answer
these questions: Paul describes the believer’s body as ______________________
Where is the Holy Spirit
(verse 19)? ______________________
Now that we are saved, are we
our own? ______________________
Who do we now belong to?
Write in your own words and
Read (2 Cor. 5:15) and (1 Cor. 6:20)
Are we free to live for ourselves ?_____________________
are we not our own _______________________________.
Salvation is free, but it is
certainly not cheap!
Circle the one sentence that is
1. God the Holy Spirit dwells and
lives within every believer.
bought with a price and belongs totally and completely to the Lord.
Holy Spirit belongs totally and completely to the Lord.
who belong totally and completely to the Lord, but they have not yet received
the Holy Spirit.
Read (Romans 8:9) which teaches us that if
any man does not have the _____________ of Christ he is
In each case the
different terms emphasize different aspects of the same thing, person, or
concept. Likewise, we will see that the Scriptures use a number of names
interchangeably to refer to the Holy Spirit.
Complete this sentence using
This means that if a person does not have
the ____________ then he does not belong to ________________.
John 14:16,17,26 Jesus promised to send
“the Comforter” even “the __________________ to the apostles.
Matthew 22:43 – David spoke Psalms
110:1 ________________ But the parallel passage in Mark 12:36 says He spoke it
by the _______________.
Matthew 3:16 says
__________________descended on Jesus as a dove at His baptism, but remember Luke
3:22 says it was the _____________.
________ Every person who belongs to
Christ has the Holy Spirit.
________ Every true believer has the Holy
________ It is possible that a true
Christian may not have the Holy Spirit dwelling within.
________ If a person does not have the
Holy Spirit, then He is not a true Christian.
In Ephesians 1:13 we learn three things
that have happened to every person who is truly saved: “In whom ye also trusted,
(1) after ye heard the ____________ of
____________, the __________________ of your salvation; in whom also
(2) after ye _____________________,
(3) ye were _________________________ with
that ________________ of promise.” We shall now study these three ingredients of
person to be saved, he must first hear the ________ of __________ which is the
_________________ of his________________.
responding to the Word of God.
person be saved ? _____
God’s Word if you have never heard it? ______,
Lord Jesus Christ if he has never heard of Him? ______, why
______________ and ________________ by the ___________.
must first ___________ God’s __________.
people hear God’s Word, but, sadly, they are never saved.
Word, but he must respond properly to God’s Word by _________________ on the
Lord Jesus Christ.
and girls are saved in only one way – they are saved through ____________ and
not by ___________.
gospel and responds by trusting Christ and Him alone as his personal Savior,
then God does something very wonderful to him! He is ______________ with the
is the One who has sealed us? _______.
WHO) are we sealed with? ____________.
the Sealer (the One who seals) and God the Holy Spirit is the Seal! Where is the
and this seal is a mark of ownership!
|Suppose Cowboy Sam were to brand his
cattle with this mark:
|Suppose Cowboy Hank were to brand his
cattle with this mark:
|If you were riding on your horse and you
came across a stray steer with
branded on its hide, then you would know
that the steer belongs to Cowboy Sam. He has branded with his own personal mark
Read Ephesians 1:13 The believer in Christ
has been “branded” or sealed with what (or WHO)?__________________
2 Corinthians 1:21-22 Who has sealed the
Therefore the believer can say, “I know
that I belong to _______ because He has_____________me with His Holy
In 2 Timothy 2:19 we read: “Nevertheless,
the foundation of God standeth sure (solid), having this _________, the
______________ knows them that are __________.” He knows those who truly belong
Does the Lord know which people He has
sealed with the Holy Spirit and which people He has not sealed? _______
In your own words give an example
to these questions.
As you watch and observe other people, is
it possible for you to actually see the Holy Spirit in them? Is the Holy
Spirit visible or invisible? Therefore, is God’s seal visible or
The first time you looked in the mirror
after you were saved, did you see any great difference in your appearance? _____
Did you see the Holy Spirit living in you?
Did you find God’s name written on your
forehead as the people described in Revelation 14:1? _______
TRUE or FALSE:
________ The believer is sealed
with the Holy Spirit, but no one can see this seal except the
________ When a sinner is saved
his physical appearance changes drastically.
________ The Lord knows which
people have the Holy Spirit in their hearts
Read and compare (1 Samuel 16:7) with (2
Certainly God knows that we belong to Him,
but how can other people know that we belong to the Lord?
The answer to this question is found in
the last part of 2 Timothy 2:19: “Let every one who names the name of Christ
depart from ______________.
” According to this verse, explain how
other people can know that we are truly Christians:
(Gal. 5:22-23; Eph. 5:9) Although people
cannot see the Holy Spirit dwelling within us, are they able to see the
fruit of the Spirit? _______
(John 13:35) How can the world know that
we belong to Christ?
TRUE or FALSE:
________ The world can actually see the
Holy Spirit in the believer.
________ The world can see the way we live
and conduct ourselves and they can see the evidence of the Spirit at work in our
________ The person who truly has the Holy
Spirit will want to depart from iniquity and unrighteousness. His desire is to
please and obey the Lord.
________ If a person is consistently
living in sin and unrighteousness then he is giving evidence that he does not
belong to the Lord (compare 1 John 2:29; 3:10).
________ If a person claims to be
a Christian then he must be a true believer. If you say you are saved then this
means that you really are saved.
Ephesians 1:14 teaches us that the Holy
Spirit is the “_______________ (down payment, pledge) of our inheritance until
the ______________of the purchased possession.” This verse is talking about the
believer’s final redemption when the believer will be with the Lord
forever and will never again sin.
John 14:2-3; Romans 8:23 Christ has
promised us that someday He will return for His believers.
As a guarantee that Christ’s promise is
true, God the Father has given us His Holy Spirit as an earnest or pledge that
someday our salvation will be completed (compare Phil. 1:6). “God has also
______________ us, and given the ________________ (pledge) of the ____________
in our hearts” (2 Cor. 1:22). “God also has _______________ unto us the
__________________ (pledge) of the ________________” (2 Cor. 5:5).
(John 14:1-3) To understand the word
“earnest” just think of an engagement ring. When a young man gives his
sweetheart an engagement ring, the ring serves as a pledge or a guarantee that
someday he will come to marry the girl who has the ring.
He will receive his
bride and enter into a wonderful relationship with her.
(1 Thess. 4:16-18) (Phil. 1:21-23) (2 C
or. 5:8) (1 John 3:1-3).
Therefore, the fact that we have the
__________ is a guarantee that someday Christ will come to receive His bride
and we will be with Him face to face in a far greater and closer relationship
than we enjoy even now
________ The fact that we have the Holy
Spirit now proves that someday our salvation will be complete and we will be
with the Lord. All who are sealed will be saved forever!
________ We are sealed with the Holy
Spirit until we sin ( Eph. 4:30).
________ It is possible for the believer
to grieve and sadden the Holy Spirit because of sin in his life ( Eph.
________ When the believer sins, it is
then that the Holy Spirit leaves him and abandons him ( Eph. 4:30; John
________ God the Father has given us the
Holy Spirit so that He might abide and live with us forever (John
________ A saved person can lose the Holy
Spirit and become UN-SEALED.
________ The Holy Spirit sometimes leaves
a believer (John 14:16; Hebrews 13:5).
________ It is possible for a true
believer to become un-sealed.
________ If a person claims to be a
Christian, then he should show that he is really saved and really sealed by the
way he lives (2 Timothy 2:19).
An envelope has a seal. The purpose of
the seal is to make sure that the contents of the envelope are kept safe and do
not fall out, and so that the contents can arrive safely at the desired
(1 Pet. 1:4). God has a destination marked
out for every child of God, a place “reserved in _________________ for you” God
will make sure that every believer is delivered safely to his final
destination. The Holy Spirit is the “seal,” or the guarantee that we will get
Take an ordinary envelope. On a piece of
paper have the student draw a picture of himself. We are assuming that this
person is a believer in Christ. He can write his name next to the picture.
Then fold the paper and place in the envelope. Lick the flap of the envelope
and seal it securely. On the back of the envelope write:
“I am Christ’s
The Holy Spirit is the Seal
and because of Him I
am safe and secure.”
On the front of the envelope write in the
To the Father’s
House (John 14:1-3)
Located in Heaven
Far Beyond Any Zip
Where the return address is normally found
From the Owner,
The Lord Jesus Christ,
the One who purchased
Where the stamp is normally put,
by the blood
Lesson 7 Prepared for March 18,