The epitome of the Christian life on earth rests in the Holy Spirit. Storms arrive at seemingly inopportune times as the sin nature rises up in angst against the Almighty Lord. Paul states, “In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory.” Ephesians 1:13, 14. This promise rests not on man’s abilities as he is the utmost inconsistent and rebellious creature. In a world saturated with sickness and death, the only sense of relief and eternal security is by the blessed indwelling of the Holy Spirit in a believer. The promise rests in the revelation of God’s word to the heart of a believer, filling him with everlasting fruit of the Spirit and knowledge of the Glory of Christ. A believer should rest as he puts on Christ and perseveres to mortify the flesh and put to death the sins of the body. We should take on sickness with gladness as we submit our requests before the infinitely Sovereign Lord to heal our already sin-sick bodies. May we see the promise of the sealing of the Holy Spirit as a merely passing through this life into transient glory, while preaching the glorious Gospel of Christ to those who are infinitely dead in sins. We are not citizens of earth, but citizens of heaven. We are sealed because we were purchased by the blood of Jesus, eternally delivered from sin, sickness and death. He receives us unto Himself because He has done it all.

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