Sticking with the apostle Paul today our scripture comes from 2 Corinthians 1:21,22 – ” Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and has anointed us is God, who also has sealed us and given us the Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee.” Simply stated – God confirmed Paul and his fellow workers by anointing them. This anointing probably refers to special empowerment by the Holy Spirit. Sealing indicates ownership and security. The sealing and giving of the Holy Spirit are linked. The Holy Spirit is a guarantee, the down payment that there is more spiritual blessing to come and that the believer will receive eternal life.


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