The concept of being sealed by the Holy Spirit is better understood through an exegetical study of the Greek term sphragizō, as used by Paul in Ephesians 1:13, which exposes the figurative mark of ownership that validates the inclusion of believers into the body of Christ which guarantees their inheritance and secures their future. Following their faith in Christ, believers are sealed by the Holy Spirit. Critical observation, interpretation, and application of sphragizō establishes the term as an invaluable expression of God’s plans for believers; a promissory gift given through the Holy Spirit as believers embraces and believes in the redemptive work of Christ; a seal of divine approval that identifies members of God’s possession and recipients of His favor.
Stokes, Brianna Justine
"Sealed by the Holy Spirit: A Biblical Exegesis of Sphragizō,"
Diligence: Journal of the Liberty University Online Religion Capstone in Research and Scholarship: Vol. 6
, Article 5.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.liberty.edu/djrc/vol6/iss1/5