2 Corinthians 1:21-22 (NKJV), “Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and has anointed us is God, who also has sealed us and given us the Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee.”
The seal or mark of the New Creature is the possession of the Spirit of Christ. The manifestations of this Holy Spirit are three-fold.
- Love supreme to God and joyful loyalty to HIs cause even at the cost of suffering.
- Love of the brethren – unselfish, noble, pure, – a desire for their welfare, which is always alert to do them good.
- Love, sympathetic, for the world, prompting to good works, as opportunity may afford, and to a desire and effort always to live peaceably with all men.