|2 Corinthians 1:22|
22 Who has also sealed us, and given us the earnest3 of the Spirit in our hearts.
|Ephesians 1:13-14,4:30 |
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
14 Which is the earnest [deposit guarantee] of our inheritance until the coming redemption with our full possession of the Spirit, to the praise of his glory.5 [You receive the Holy Spirit after a time of obedience, (Acts 5:32), to the Word within your heart, but you are still not redeemed. Redemption is still a coming event that occurs with the full possession of the Spirit, which is to possess the fullness of God and Christ to be a perfect man.]
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."]