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-What does the "sealing" in.Ephesians 1:13 mean?

Being 'sealed' such as in John 6:27 is being qualified and ratified  to do what the sealing refers to. 

The original for 'sealed' is 'mark of distinction'. And to what does this distinction belong? Colored wax was dripped on a document such as a letter, then pressed with say, the king's ring having his special insignia to authenticate the letter. In various ways, that's often still done today.

The verse in Ephesians 1:13 says we are sealed with that holy Spirit of promise. The promise was that you would be like the Creator:.Ephesians 2:12.

The Holy Spirit is the Creator's mark.(Matthew 7:16-20).of distinction.authenticating to those concerned about the matter that Gentile converts to Christ were being accepted as His children, just as any of the physical house of Israel were, if they too were believers:.Galatians 3:26-28 "For you are all the children of God by faith in Christ Emmanuel. For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ.(what does this mean?).have put on Christ.(Christ is something we put on). There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female. For you are all one in Christ Emmanuel."

In the Old Testament, circumcision was a seal:.Romans 4:11. Those who believe are written in the Book of Life

We are sealed by God:.2Corinthians 1:21,22 "Now he which establishes us with you in Christ and has anointed us, is God; Who has also sealed us and given the earnest.(a guarantee {"the Holy Spirit of promise", as mentioned just above}).of the Spirit in our hearts."

The Creator is reproducing Himself, similar to us reproducing children.
   A being "sealed with that holy Spirit of promise" refers to the promise of eternal life:.Titus 1:2.

The Holy Spirit was visible at various occasions back then as a sign to others.(Matthew 3:16; Acts 2:3), a sign especially to the Jews.(the Jews back then were called the circumcision {Acts 10:45}, because all Jewish males then were circumcised shortly after birth); a sign that God was indeed calling the Gentiles to be in His invisible kingdom.. Circumcision then being no longer a physical rite:.1Corinthians 1:22 "For the Jews require a sign and the Greeks seek after wisdom." Acts 2:16,17 "But this is that which was spoken by the prophet.Joel; And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh....." Acts 2:4 "And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance." 1Corinthians 14:22 "Wherefore tongues are for a sign, not to them that believe, but to them that believe not....." Acts 10:45,46 "And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost. For they heard them speak with tongues and magnify God....." Romans 3:29 "Is he the God of the Jews only? Is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also." Acts 11:1 "And the apostles and brethren that were in Judaea heard that the Gentiles had also received the word of God." Acts 11:18 "When they heard these things, they held their peace and glorified God, saying, Then has God also to the Gentiles granted repentance unto life." Acts 15:17 "That the residue of men might seek after the Lord and all the Gentiles, upon whom my name is called, says the Lord, who does all these things." Acts 13:46-48 "Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold and said, It was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you. But seeing you put it from you and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles. For so has the Lord commanded us, saying, I have set you to be a light of the Gentiles, that you should be for salvation unto the ends of the earth. And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad and glorified the word of the Lord. And as many as were ordained to eternal life believed." Acts 15:14 "Simeon has declared how God at the first did visit the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for his name." Acts 14:27 "And when they were come and had gathered the church together, they rehearsed all that God had done with them and how he had opened the door of faith unto the Gentiles." Acts 15:3 "And being brought on their way by the church, they passed through Phenice and Samaria, declaring the conversion of the Gentiles. And they caused great joy unto all the brethren." Acts 14:2 "But the unbelieving Jews stirred up the Gentiles and made their minds evil affected against the brethren." Romans 1:16 "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ. For it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believes; to the Jew first and also to the Greek."

-How can I get more of the Holy Spirit? 

-Where is the Holy Spirit in us? 

-Ephesians 4:30 How can the Holy Spirit be grieved?

You 'grieve' the Holy Spirit when you do what you know you should not, an explanation of this is here. This shows that you need more power to overcome that which is slowly slaying you. How to get it.

Sin, which is missing the mark of living a higher consciousness life than the consciousness which produces evil things, grieves the Holy Spirit, this meaning that those negative things close and lock the door if one lives by them. Once you become a spiritual person, referred to in Holy Bible as being a Christian, you have made a decision to become as God is, honest, sincere, righteous, pure and holy. And all these positive qualities of character are summed up in the nature of the Great Infinite Intelligence and that nature is love.

You now desire to be as He is and that is, to express the nature He has, which is, only love. This is the nature of the Creator that has now been placed in you. When you keep yourself in line with your decision.(by prayer, Bible study to learn to improve and by being of a helpful attitude to others).you progress toward the reasons why we are physical and on Earth here:.Luke 9:62 "And Emmanuel said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God." Ephesians 5:1,2 "Be you therefore followers of God, as dear children; And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and has given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet smelling savour."
 


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"Reality is...success rarely 'shows up'...it is lured and attracted day by day
by right actions, thinking, and heart."....Doug Firebaugh

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