“The Seal of Ownership”
Now, it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, set His seal of ownership on us, and put His Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come. 2 Corinthians 1:21-22
This is a message for the Church in Corinth, written by the Apostle Paul, telling the people that it is the work of the Almighty God who makes ALL of His Children STAND FIRM in Christ. He does this by ANOINTING the TRUE BELIEVER at the time of conversion. He then, sets His SEAL of OWNERSHIP on us, which is His HOLY SPIRIT, and confirms that the TRUE BELIEVER is identified with Christ and they are God’s property and they are protected by Him.
The next thing is the CONFIRMATION from the Holy Spirit of the Living God, that whatever God has begun, He will complete it. The present REDEMPTIVE STATE of the TRUE BELIEVER, is only a mere sample of what is coming. The presence of His Spirit, in their HEART, is like a deposit that GUARANTEES what is to come.