Signed, Sealed And Delivered
Thank you so much young people, amen. Take your bibles please and turn to Ephesians chapter one and in just a moment we're going to look at verses thirteen and fourteen. Ephesians chapter one. When I mention a seal, S E A L, what do you think of? Now, if you're a boy or a girl and I mention a seal you probably think of an animal, one that can keep a ball on his nose and uh, goes in and out the water and enjoys fish, that is, eating them. If you are a housewife and I mention a seal you may think of that rubber gasket that you use when you put up preserves on that mason jar. If you're an automobile transmission expert and I talk of a seal you may think of that uh, again that gasket that keeps the juice from leaking out of the transmission, the oil, the transmission fluid there. But if you're a lawyer and I talk about a seal you think of seal that is put on to a document, something that is embossed into the paper or somehow put there by print or wax or whatever means to say this is an authentic bone fide document. It has authority behind it, it is sealed. Now, we're going to talk today on this subject, SIGNED, SEALED, AND DELIVERED. Now it is the last meaning of the word seal that I'm going to use, the legal meaning and that's what Paul is using here. beginning-in verse thirteen he speaks of what happened to us when we got saved and he says in whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation in whom also after that ye believed ye were sealed. Do you seal it? Ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession unto his grace and glory. Now I remind you again that Paul was a lawyer and he's using the word sealed here in a legal way. Now, Paul says that when we believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, when we're born again one of the ways that we could know that we're saved, one of the proofs, one of the a ...
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