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Hey Chrisitans Are You Sealed By The Spirit? Do You Know What That Means? Does It Matter?

My offenses will be sealed up in a bag; You will cover over my sin. Job 14:17

And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption (Eph. 4:30)

No it's not Saran Wrap or a Baggie type of seal...It literally means you are stamped with seal of the King of Creation,  the Holy Spirit of God. What does it mean to be sealed by the Holy Spirit?

A seal indicates ownership. You don't place your seal on something that does not belong to you. Just as a brand on cattle distinguishes one farmer's cows from the other farmer's cows, a seal separates one's belongings. A seal indicates that God has distinguished us from others, that He has set us apart to Himself, for His own purpose.


A seal indicates something of worth. You do not seal just anything and everything, only those things that are important, or of value. Thus, being sealed by the Holy Spirit of God indicates that He has put a very high value upon us; we are very important to Him.


A seal i…

YES, SCIENCE IS BROKEN!

It's the truth-Science is broken...it has been for quite a while...deliberate cheating, bad math, presuppositions and wrong assumptions going in, issues that make for poor experimentation and results!  Presidential decrees and  television journalism becomes science...give me a break! The  Obama administration and Bill Nye are a bad joke! How can I say that? Let's look at a broader picture from psychology to man-made climate change!

Yes, Science is broken! That's the thesis of a must-read article in First Things magazine, in which William A. Wilson accumulates evidence that a lot of published research is false. But that's not even the worst part.

Advocates of the existing scientific research paradigm usually smugly declare that while some published conclusions are surely false, the scientific method has "self-correcting  mechanisms" that ensure that, eventually, the truth will prevail. Unfortunately for all of us, Wilson makes a convincing argument that those …

You're A Christian and you FALL...BIG! What Now?

As a Christian, all of your sins are forgiven! WHAT? ALL? You can believe that from the Bible although some abusive, unbiblical denominations deny it. But how do you respond to it? A friend who counsels many believers commented: “Some Christians don’t really believe they have sinned; others don’t believe they are forgiven.” What a mess!!! So what is the truth? Is this EASY BELIEVISM? NOPE!!! Understand this...there is a price to pay for sin! Yes, even though you are forgiven, still loved by God, the consequences of all sin is still coming your way. Yes, you are redeemed by the blood of the Lamb, forgiven by God, but all sin has consequences. Luke 12: 1b Jesus began to speak first to his disciples, saying: “Be[a] on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. 2 There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known. 3 What you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight, and what you have whispered in the ear in the i…

If I Believe, Why Do I Doubt?

Have you ever prayed so earnestly about something that you really felt God put on your heart only to have that prayer not answered? Have you ever thought your prayers weren't going any higher than the ceiling? Have you ever lost a child and wondered what kind of God would allow that to happen? Have you been diagnosed with a dreaded disease and wondered WHY ME...why would a loving God allow that to happen...I have children to care for? Have you ever wondered if the whole God thing was real? Have you served God faithfully but seem to be getting nothing but failure and now you wonder if you just wasted your whole life? We all have doubts but that is not the end of the story friends. My friend, Pastor Ray Pritchard, wrote a booklet that I think everyone would benefit from...


Matthew 11:1-11


Let’s talk about doubt.

It seems strange to say it that way because we rarely talk about doubt in church. You don’t hear many sermons about doubt. I is an unfamiliar topic to most people, even though …

CHOICES! Here's one for you to make...WHOM WILL YOU SERVE?

John 21:10-19

10 Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish you have just caught.” 11 So Simon Peter climbed back into the boat and dragged the net ashore. It was full of large fish, 153, but even with so many the net was not torn. 12 Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.” None of the disciples dared ask him, “Who are you?” They knew it was the Lord. 13 Jesus came, took the bread and gave it to them, and did the same with the fish. 14 This was now the third time Jesus appeared to his disciples after he was raised from the dead.



Jesus Reinstates Peter

15 When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?”

“Yes, Lord,” he said, “you know that I love you.”

Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.”

16 Again Jesus said, “Simon son of John, do you love me?”

He answered, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.”

Jesus said, “Take care of my sheep.”

17 The third time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?”

Peter was hurt because Jesus ask…