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THE SEAL OF THE HOLY SPIRIT GOD’S “ [ Arrhabon ] “

THE SEAL OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

GOD’S “ [ Arrhabon ] “

This word is used 3 times:

Strong's #728: arrhabon (pronounced ar-hrab-ohn')

Part of Speech: noun masculine

of Hebrew origin (6162); a pledge, i.e. part of the purchase-money or property given in advance as security for the rest:--earnest.

It is translated from the Greek word use, καπάρο (kapáro, a down payment, deposit, earnest.

“ EARNEST “ How does GOD’s use of the term [ earnest ] apply to us as HIS children?

As HIS Redeemed?

THE HOLY SPIRIT - THE COMFORTER, is referred to as the “deposit,” “seal,” and “earnest” in the hearts of Christians. The Holy Spirit is God’s seal on His people, His claim on us as His very own. The Greek word translated “earnest” in these passages is arrhabōn which means “a pledge,” that is, part of the purchase money or property given in advance as security for the rest. The gift of the Spirit to believers is a down payment on our heavenly inheritance, which Christ has promised us and secured for us at the cross. It is because the Spirit has sealed us that we are assured of our salvation. { No one can break the seal of God. } It is through the Holy Spirit and His teachings and guiding power that we are sealed and confirmed until the day of redemption.

The Holy Spirit is given to believers as a “first installment” to assure us that our full inheritance as children of God will be delivered. The Holy Spirit is given to us to confirm to us that we belong to God who grants to us His Spirit as a gift, just as grace and faith are gifts (Ephesians 2:8-9). Through the gift of the Spirit, God renews and sanctifies us. He produces in our hearts those feelings, hopes, and desires which are evidence that we are accepted by God, that we are regarded as His adopted children, that our hope is genuine, and that our redemption and salvation are sure in the same way that a seal guarantees a will or an agreement. God grants to us His Holy Spirit as the certain pledge that we are His forever and shall be saved in the last day. The proof of the Spirit’s presence is His operations on the heart which produce repentance, the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23)

2 Corinthians 1:22:

Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.

2 Corinthians 5:5:

Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit.

Ephesians 1:14: Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.

Colossians 1:12

9For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; 10That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; 11Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness; 12Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: 13Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: 14In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: 15Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:

2 Corinthians 3:17

“Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.”


 

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