MARKED FOR
LIFE

The Spirit’s works of baptism and sealing

NOOMA
INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION
The Spirit is given to every believer as a
permanent identifying mark of new life.
– Both baptism and sealin...
SPIRIT BAPTISM
1. Spirit baptism is a unique experience to
post-Pentecost believers. (Acts 1:5, 8; 2:1-4)
– John the Bapti...
SPIRIT BAPTISM
2. Spirit baptism is a universal experience for
post-Pentecost believers.
– The letters were written to div...
SPIRIT BAPTISM
3. Spirit baptism identifies and unites believers
to the body of Christ (the church). (1 Cor
12:12-13; Eph ...
SPIRIT BAPTISM
4. Spirit baptism identifies believers with
Christ permanently. (Rom 6:1-5; Gal 3:27; Col 2:12)
– It is not...
SPIRIT SEALING
1. God seals the believer and gives him the
Spirit in guarantee of eternal life. (2 Cor 1:22;
Eph 1:13-14, ...
SPECIAL CASES: ACTS
• Acts is a transitional book moving between
the times of the OT and the NT.
• “After the events of Pe...
CONCLUSIONS
“The Spirit’s baptizing and sealing work are
very closely related, and both occur at the
same time though they...
CONCLUSIONS
“Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!”
2 Cor 9:15, NASB

• Thank the Spirit for His works (gifts to us...
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The Holy Spirit marks a believer permanently as one of His by baptism and sealing. We are identified with Him and owned by Him.
Tabernacle Baptist Church, Holy Spirit series

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  • Identify yourself with someone or something that you care about, that you want everyone to know about, that you won’t change your mind about – permanent!!
  • Package deal at salvation: regeneration, baptism in Spirit, Spiritsealing, union with Christ, Spiritindwelling, justification, forgiveness, etc. “One is regenerated, baptized by the Holy Spirit, indwelt and sealed by the Spirit, all in the same moment of time. Chronologically, there is no separation.” Dwight Pentecost“The baptizing work of the Holy Spirit may be defined as that work whereby the Spirit places the believer into union with other believers in the body of Christ (1 Cor 12:13).” Paul Enns
  • 6/7 passages about baptism en (with/in/by) Spirit – refer prophetically to the Day of Pentecost, the birthday of the church11 passages The dispensation of grace, the church age = the dispensation, age of the Spirit“The baptizing work of the Holy Spirit is that work which takes us, at the moment of salvation, and joins us a living member of the body of Jesus Christ.” Dwight D Pentecost
  • “This work of the Holy Spirit in baptism is not related to a believer’s experience, his growth, his knowledge, his godliness or sanctification; otherwise it could not be the experience of all believers.” Dwight Pentecost
  • “Overemphasis on water baptism, particularly by immersion, often obscures or even obliterates the doctrine of Spirit baptism. If the two truths are not distinguished, usually the truth of Spirit baptism gets lost, for it is regarded as another way to talk about water baptism.” Ryrie
  • Just 3 passages speak of the sealing ministry: 2 Cor 1:22; Eph 1:13, 4:30“To be sealed by or with the Spirit means to be owned by Him. Believers are not exhorted to be sealed, just as they are not exhorted to be baptized by the Spirit.” Lightner
  • Nooma Marked for Life

    1. 1. MARKED FOR LIFE The Spirit’s works of baptism and sealing NOOMA
    2. 2. INTRODUCTION
    3. 3. INTRODUCTION
    4. 4. INTRODUCTION The Spirit is given to every believer as a permanent identifying mark of new life. – Both baptism and sealing occur as part of the “package deal” at salvation – You don’t have to ask for, work for, pray for, prepare for, or grow up into the Spirit – Baptism is always about identification – Sealing is principally about ownership
    5. 5. SPIRIT BAPTISM 1. Spirit baptism is a unique experience to post-Pentecost believers. (Acts 1:5, 8; 2:1-4) – John the Baptizer preached a future baptism by Spirit (Mt 3:11 // Mk 1:8// Lk 3:16 // Jn 1:33) – Jesus taught a future baptism by Spirit (Acts 1:5, 11:16)
    6. 6. SPIRIT BAPTISM 2. Spirit baptism is a universal experience for post-Pentecost believers. – The letters were written to diverse churches with believers in various spiritual conditions – Paul refers to “all” being baptized – The unity in one Lord and one faith is marked also by one baptism (Eph 4:5) – No exhortation is ever given to believers to be baptized by the Spirit
    7. 7. SPIRIT BAPTISM 3. Spirit baptism identifies and unites believers to the body of Christ (the church). (1 Cor 12:12-13; Eph 4:1-6) – The “body of Christ” is an exclusively NT expression (distinct from people of God) – Christ, its head, took His place after His resurrection & ascension (Eph 1:22-23; Col 1:18-19) – This unity with all, without prejudice or segregation, is possible because of the Spirit
    8. 8. SPIRIT BAPTISM 4. Spirit baptism identifies believers with Christ permanently. (Rom 6:1-5; Gal 3:27; Col 2:12) – It is not the same as water baptism – Water baptism is a symbolic declaration that Spirit baptism has occurred – Spirit baptism is the indicator that we are in union with Christ, and therefore secure – It does not give any believer miracle-working powers as evidence of their faith
    9. 9. SPIRIT SEALING 1. God seals the believer and gives him the Spirit in guarantee of eternal life. (2 Cor 1:22; Eph 1:13-14, 4:30) – The Spirit marks the believer as belonging to Christ – The believer is going to receive an inheritance of eternal life, according to the promise of God – No exhortation is ever given to believers to be sealed by the Spirit
    10. 10. SPECIAL CASES: ACTS • Acts is a transitional book moving between the times of the OT and the NT. • “After the events of Pentecost we find no other clear cases of such postconversion experience among Jews.” Millard J Erickson – Acts 8 (Samaritans) and Acts 10 (Gentiles) are episodes that follow the pattern of Acts 2 (Jews) – There are no delays described beyond Acts
    11. 11. CONCLUSIONS “The Spirit’s baptizing and sealing work are very closely related, and both occur at the same time though they are not identical. Baptism has to do with providing the vital relationship between the believer and Christ and believers and each other. Sealing signifies ownership and security.” Robert P Lightner
    12. 12. CONCLUSIONS “Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!” 2 Cor 9:15, NASB • Thank the Spirit for His works (gifts to us) of – regeneration – identification – preservation

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