The late Selwyn Hughes writing on the Holy Spirit, wrote the following,
''When we came to Christ, we were sealed with the Holy Spirit[ Ephesians 1 v13],sealing was a sign of ownership, he quotes John Stott, who calls this,'
The identity tag' of the Christian. This sealing as Dr Larry Crabb puts it,is an assurance of our safekeeping in Christ.We 're safe, not from bombs, cancer or family heartache, but from even an inch of separation from God who is in control of the Immanuel Agenda.'' Selwyn goes unto to write about Salvation in three tenses, past, present, and future. By His death Jesus has saved us from the penalty of sin.By His risen power and the energy of the Holy Spirit within our hearts He is saving us from the power of sin. And when He returns in glory with all the Holy angels we will be saved from the presence of sin.''
[Most of this is from' Every day with Jesus 'a
daily devotion, written by Selwyn]