[God...made a lasting mark through the sacrifice of Jesus. Hebrews 13:20 MSG
During this season of reflection and renewal, join me, and let's explore the visible evidence that identifies us as faithful followers of Jesus. Can others see Jesus in our lives? ~ Donna Oswalt]
God has sealed us and given us the Spirit in our heart as a guarantee.
In ancient times, documents were sealed with melted wax that bore the imprint of the owner. This symbolized authenticity and ownership. After Jesus ascended to heaven, the Holy Spirit was sent to dwell within us, to spiritually seal us.
As believers in Christ, we are marked by the Holy Spirit. It is God’s presence dwelling within us, fulfilling the promises of Christ. You have received a spirit of adoption … the Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God. (Romans 8:15-16) After this earthly life, we will dwell in Heaven, where our inheritance now waits with Christ.
- Where is your inheritance right now? In heaven with Christ forever? OR In the world for today?
- Search your heart for the Holy Spirit, God’s mark of ownership.
God, melt my heart and make Your mark with the Spirit! I want to be known as belonging to You! – dho
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