The Holy Spirit in II Corinthians
On November 4th, 1922, the world sat breathlessly as the wonders and treasures of the fables tomb of Tutankhamun was awaited. A staircase, cut into the solid bedrock had been overlooked by the grave robbers of the centuries.
As the door was reached on November 26th, after 20,000 pounds of dust, dirt and rock were carried out a basket full at a time. But then Lord Carnovan, led by Howard Carter gazed on as the torches lit the shadows. Then they saw it, the ancient seal still hung, intact on the door. The Ancient Scarab beetle in the wax signified the tomb was still as it was when the eighteen year old king died.
3,200 years ago when the Exodus of the children of Israel was 112 years past, the boy King had died. This Pharaoh of the 18th Dynasty would give us a clue into the mysteries of Egypt. And all because of an unbroken seal.
First, what has God done in your life?
His Holy Spirit has Sealed You TO BE TRIPLY SECURE IN CHRIST!
2 Corinthians 1:21-22 "Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God; Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts." (KJV)
The Significance of a Seal in the Ancient World
The ancient world recognized the sealing of goods. This was the pressing of a signet into soft wax across the opening of a document, tomb, sealed box and so on.
The seal assured three things:
AUTHENTICITY, it Certified the contents as an authentic possession.
OWNERSHIP, it Signified the presence of the owner was there.
SECURITY, it Verified the image of the signet was transferred, and with it all the power of the owner.
AUTHENTICITY The Holy Spirit is poured out on us "Anointed" is our signature of God. It is our security of authenticity, the divine stamp. We are SIGNED!
John 1:12 - He gave the power, it is a gracious gift.
John 3:34 - He is measureless and Inexhaustible.
First John 2:20 - Anointed with Holy Spirit - Personal
OWNERSHIP The Holy Spirit "Seals" us. This is our security of divine ownership. He is our precious possession. We are SEALED!
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