Gene Cunningham - June 9, 2003

Ephesians #7

Ephesians #7

Work of the Spirit in Eph 1:13-14 -- sealing and guarantee of inheritence. Rom 8:31shows we have eternal security. Eph 1:13 and Rom 10:13-17 faith comes by hearing. Spirit is inseparable from the Word (Joh 14:17, Joh 15:26; Joh 16:13). Only the Spirit gives life and can't be separated from the Son of God (Joh 6:63, Joh 14:6). Object of our faith is Jesus Christ; the Spirit sheds light. Works of the Spirit: revelation (2Ti 3:16), inspiration (1Pe 1:10-12, 2Pe 1:21), illumination (Eph 1:13) and convicting of the unsaved (Joh 16:7-11). Faith is a partnership; we're saved by grace through faith so that we'll live by grace through faith. Sealing means our eternal destiny is secure. Works of Spirit in salvation: baptism (1Co 12:13), regeneration (Tit 3:5), indwelling (Rom 8:9-11), gifting (1Co 12:4-7), sealing (Eph 1:13-14). Sealing means identification, security, and delivered to arrive safely (illustration Rom 15:28). This was promised in the old testament (Heb 6:13-18). Eph 1:14 says Holy Spirit is a down-payment and guarantee on our inheritance (2Co 1:22, 2Co 5:5, 1Pe 1:4-5). Redemption is finished(from blessing point of view) at the resurrection (Eph 1:14). We are God's "purchased possession" -- a personal treasure to be redeemed at the resurrection "to the praise of His glory".

Scripture References: John 16:13, Romans 8:9-11, John 15:26, Titus 3:5, Ephesians 1:14, John 14:17, John 16:7-11, Ephesians 1:14, Romans 10:13-17, Ephesians 1:13, Hebrews 6:13-18, Ephesians 1:13, John 14:6, Romans 15:28, Romans 8:31, John 6:63, Ephesians 1:13-14, Ephesians 1:13-14

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More than any book Ephesians reveals the blessings from God based on our relationship with Jesus Christ by grace through faith. Eph 1:3 is the a key verse. Other key verses by chapter include Eph 2:8 Eph 3:19 Eph 4:1 Eph 5:18 and Eph 6:10-11.

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