Everyone wants assurances these days. God’s simple word should be sufficient for us, but in His graciousness He makes His promises even more certain by giving us His own guarantees. In Ephesians 1:13 the Lord guarantees His promises for us to have eternal life with His seal. The sealing that Paul references in Ephesians 1:13 refers to an official mark of identification that is placed on a letter, contract or other important document. That seal thereby identified that document as being from the person who the seal belonged. As one means of guaranteeing His promises to those who have received Jesus Christ, God has sealed them I Him with the Holy Spirit of promise. Every believer is given the Holy Spirit at the moment they trust in Christ. Incredibly, as a result, the body of every true follower of Christ, is actually “a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in Him” according to 1 Corinthians 6:19. When a person becomes a follower of Christ, the Holy Spirit takes up residence in their life. The Spirit is there to empower to believer, and equip them for ministry. The seal of God’s Spirit in the believer signifies and demonstrates 4 important realities, It gives us security It makes us authentic, it demonstrates that we are owned by God, and gives us the authority to speak for God. Remember my friend, the power to live the Christian life is not in us, it is through the Holy Spirit of God.