Signed, Sealed, Delivered Ephesians 1.11-14 Doug Brown Powerpoint, pdf, audio @ Karenvineyard.org
Random: Having no definite aim or purpose; not sent or guided in a particular direction;done without method or conscious choice; haphazard."
Not -“we have obtained an inheritance”, but “we were made an inheritance”.
*according to the plan of him *who works out everything *in conformity *with the purpose of his will vs.11
“ . . .continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose. Philippians 2.13-14
To hope is to trust before. It is to come into agreement with God’s heart before anything has occurred.
You were included • when you heard • having believed • marked in Him with a seal • the promised Holy Spirit.
We have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit who is from God, that we may understand what God has freely given us. This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, expressing spiritual truths in spiritual words. 1 Corinthians 2.12-14
“Seal” means –*security (Matt. 27:66; Eph. 4:30)*authentication and approval (John 6:27)*certification of genuineness (John 3:33)*identification of ownership (2 Cor. 1:22; Rev. 7:2; 9:4).
*God is the One who seals.*Christ is the sphere in which the sealis done.*The Holy Spirit is the instrument of the seal.
How do I know if I have been sealed? The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children.” Romans 8.16
Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body. 1 Cor.6.19-20