Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more
Download
Standard view
Full view
of .
Look up keyword
Like this
0Activity
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
The Sealing of the Spirit.

The Sealing of the Spirit.

Ratings: (0)|Views: 1 |Likes:
Published by glennpease
BY REV. CHARLES SIMEON, M. A.



Eph. i. 13, 14. In whom also after that ye believed, ye zvere
sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise, which is the earnest
of our inheritance, until the redemjJtion of the purchased
possession, unto the praise of his glory.
BY REV. CHARLES SIMEON, M. A.



Eph. i. 13, 14. In whom also after that ye believed, ye zvere
sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise, which is the earnest
of our inheritance, until the redemjJtion of the purchased
possession, unto the praise of his glory.

More info:

Published by: glennpease on Oct 23, 2013
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less

10/23/2013

pdf

text

original

 
THE SEALIG OF THE SPIRIT.BY REV. CHARLES SIMEO, M. A.Eph. i. 13, 14. In whom also after that ye believed, ye zveresealed with that Holy Spirit of promise, which is the earnestof our inheritance, until the redemjJtion of the purchasedpossession, unto the praise of his glory.THE blessings which we receive through Christare innumerable. Many are mentioned in the pre-ceding part of this chapter. One of the last andgreatest blessings which we receive in this life, is thesealing of the Holy Spirit. This was vouchsafed tomany of the saints at Ephesus.We shall shew,I. What the sealing of the Spirit is — The metaphor of sealing conveys no inadequateidea of the Spirit's operations — [A seal stamps its own image on the wax that is impressedby it ; and marks the thing sealed to be the property of himthat sealed it: and the Holy Spirit forms all the lineaments of the Divine image on the soul that is sealed by him ; and shewsthat it belongs to God.]But the text itself affords us the best explanationof this term — [The future inheritance of the saints consists in a perfectconformity to God's image, and a perfect enjoyment of hislove. The sealing of the Spirit is an " earnest of that inherit-ance," or, in other words, a part of that inheritance alreadyvouchsafed to the soul, and a pledge that the remainder shallin due time be given to it. This gift of the Spirit is to be
 
continued to the church till the final consummation of allthings ^ The experience of individuals may vary with respect* The Church is Christ's " purchased possession," Acts xx. 28.And its complete " redemption" from all the penal effects of sin willbe at the day of judgment, Rom. viii. 23.?76 EPHESIAS, I. 13, 14. [2094.to it ; but there shall always be some in the Church who pos-sess and enjoy it.]We are also informed respecting,II. The manner in which it is effected — The agent is none other than the Holy Ghost — [It is not in man's power to sanctify his own soul : norcan any one assure himself that he is the Lord's. To impartthese blessings is the prerogative of God alone''.]The subjects of this work are true believers — [An unbeliever cannot possibly be sealed ; because theHoly Spirit would never mark those as God's property, whodo not really belong to him : nor are persons usually sealedon their first believing in Christ. This higher state of sancti-fication and assurance is reserved for those, who, " after havingbelieved," have maintained a close walk with God. They mustfirst be " in Christ," and then for Christ's sake this benefitshall be vouchsafed unto them.]The means by which it is effected, are the pro-mises — [We do not presume to limit the Spirit's operations ; buthis usual method of sealing is by applying the " promises " to
 
the soul*'. Of themselves, the promises can accomplish no-thing ; but, through his divine power, they have a comfortingand transforming efficacy^.]The Apostle further specifies,III. Its proper tendency and operation — The sealing of the Spirit will never elate a manwith pride — [It may seem indeed that such distinguishing mercieswould puff us up ; but their invariable effect is to humblethose who receive them. All the saints of old abased them-selves in proportion as they were favoured of God^. orcan there be any stronger evidence that a work is not of God,than its producing a contrary effect upon us.]It is intended solely to honour and glorify God — Every work of grace should lead the mind to God as theauthor of it ; and the more exalted the mercy, the more power-ful should this effect be. ow this, above all, administers tob 2 Cor. i. 21, 22, « 1 Cor. ii. 4. I Thess. i. 5,^ 2 Pet. i. 4. ^ Job xlii. 5, 6. and Tsai. vi. 5.2095.1 THE spirit's influences. 277us the greatest cause of thankfulness, and will certainlyincline us to love and serve him from whom it has beenderived.]Address — 1. To those who are ignorant of this sublimesubject — 

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
scribd
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->