|2 Corinthians 1:21-22|
21 Now he who establishes us with you in Christ, and who has anointed us, is God; [If you are sealed with the Holy Spirit, and if you are in Christ, then you have experienced the anointing, which is Christ to guide all your thoughts, words, and works. From the Word of the Lord within: "I choose whom to anoint; your response to my commands dictates my choice."]
22 Who has also sealed us, and given us the earnest3 of the Spirit in our hearts.
12 That we, who first trusted in Christ, should be to the praise of his glory.
13 In whom you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the good news of your salvation; in whom after you believed, you were also sealed with the holy Spirit of promise,4
30 And do not grieve the holy Spirit of God, by whom you are sealed unto the day of redemption.8 [By obedience you receive the seal of the Holy Sprit, but you are still not redeemed. George Fox writes of when you are redeemed: "Men are justified by the believing, and in the faith and by the faith, and in believing they overcome, and have victory; and there are mortification, and sanctification, and redemption, and justification, all possessed together in the one, which is Christ, and this to the particular satisfaction."]
|2 Corinthians 5:5|
5 Now he who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who also has given to us the earnest [down payment] of the Spirit.1
|Acts 5:32 |
32 And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him."4 [From the Word of the Lord within: "Without obedience you have nothing; sorry, there are not wildcards in the camp. Everyone is expecting Jesus to be their excuse. No man is promoted or excused that repeats sin. You are without excuse O man. People must stand the price for their very brazen behavior. All men are without excuse; if I were silent, they would have an excuse. I've warned them and given them the requirements and preached the exclusions; they should not expect anything else or conclusion. The way is clear: listen and obey. Obedience leads to restoration of life."]