Eph 1:12 That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.
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,
14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.
IN this passage we see three things, those who “heard” and “believed” were “sealed.” The signature upon the soul is John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” This is God’s promise that those that believe would have everlasting life. Yet we find so much more in a few simple words.
At the point of conversion or salvation, an agreement has been made, I believe, God then saves. It does not end there, we are sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise. The signature binds this agreement between God and the believer. The seal keeps us until we are delivered to God.
In New Testament times, a servant would be sent to the marketplace to purchase items for the master. When an item was selected, the master’s seal was put on it which preserved that item till it was delivered to the master.
For me, an agreement was signed that upon believing in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, I would be saved. This carries God’s signature. I have been signed for.
Then the Holy Spirit has sealed me. This is the promise that I will be delivered to the Master, God the Father. While I live, I carry the seal that I am God’s purchased possession. When I die, I am delivered to the very presence of God. What a future I have to look forward to. Even so come Lord Jesus.
Signed Sealed Delivered – The greatest contract one could ever have.