Signed, Sealed, And Delivered
Well, tonight for our Bible study let's turn to Ephesians 1. If you have your Bible, if you'll get that out and turn to Ephesians 1. I want to begin in verse 13. I want to speak tonight on "Signed, Sealed, and Delivered." The two messages that I've brought recently on Sunday morning regarding "The Greatest Peace on Earth," the message last Sunday night out of I John, and this message will be in a series of messages, a tape series on "The Greatest Peace on This Earth." That's the peace of knowing that you have salvation, and you can never lose it. One of the reasons is because salvation is a transaction. It's a divine transaction that's been signed, sealed, and delivered. I'm not waiting to be saved; I'm saved right now. I'm as saved as I'm going to be a million years after I've been in heaven. I'm as saved as I'm ever going to be because I've been signed, sealed, and delivered. And the transaction's done, praise God.
Now that's what these verses say in Ephesians 1, beginning in verse 13: "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 with that holy Spirit of promise, Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory."
You know, near Marshall, Texas, in east Texas, there is a little Texas town on the border of Texas and Louisiana near the Caddo Lake, and the name of that town is Uncertain...Uncertain, Texas. Now can you imagine if you're from Uncertain, and you're in New York City, and someone asked you where you live, and you say, "Uncertain." And they say, "You mean you don't know where you live?" And you say, "Well, I'm certain that I live in Uncertain." You know, a lot of Christians are like that. They don't know exactly where they are; they're just certain that they're uncertain. And they can't settle th ...
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