The best time for me to meditate is at night as I lay in my bed, I was meditating this thought just came to me, when a man finds a woman that he wants to merry he will ask her hand in marriage… and to sealed it he will put a ring on her finger he just betrothed her, it’s become a seal promise that they are in a contract for marriage. you are no longer single to be in a relationship with another person you are now committed to each others.
This is no different from a believer when you excepted Christ as your savior you have excepted His proposal you have agreed to merry Him, you have signed that contract. 2 Corinthians 11:2 For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Chris. Paul is reminding you of who’s you are you are now the property of God He has put a seal on you. Ephesians 11:13 kjv In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise, This is the commitment be twain you and God He will never brake it.
Most people don’t know what’s the meaning of the down payment of the Holy Spirit. See when a man put a ring on a woman’s finger some time it still doesn’t work most time one or the other still wanted to live the life as before, and they ended up split. When you are spoken for you can not play the field as they would say… this brings on jealous.
The Holy Spirit of promise we all knows what a seal is, I would say it’s ownership, take the cattle man He has to brand his cattle’s so that if they are stolen he can Identifies them. But our seal is much better than that Our is the down payment for our new body that we will receive when the trumpet sound… only those who are sealed with the Holy Spirit will be cough up… it’s the Holy Spirit that quicken power that raised up Christ Jesus from the grave that same power will raise us up. once you are sealed nothing can remove that seal even God Him self can not remove it because His words stands. He said you are hid with Christ in God.
When a man and a women are married they become as one not just what they have accumulated but in body also. When a person become a believer they also become one with Christ. And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together
And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.
7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honor to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. This is what A believer.
8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.
9 And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God. This is what Apostle Paul is saying right here… For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ. Paul is reminding you He will be the one who present or introduce all believers to Christ Jesus… pushed him a way if you want to it’s he who God gave the message to give to the Gentiles.
For those who don’t believe in the Rapture yes it’s not in the bible but it meaning moving from one place to another, a caring a way there will only be one time, God have a place preserved as stated in Matthews 24 chapter for His few of people the Jews And he said unto me, These sayings are faithful and true: and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent his angel to shew unto his servants the things which must shortly be done.
Come Lord Jesus Come! Time is Short Eternity is Long!
Evangelist J Burton