November 11, 2014. Your salvation began when you believed in Jesus and received eternal life in God. You were happily accepted and identified as God’s own. His earnest of your salvation along with your guarantee of inheriting all of God’s promises was when He gave you the Holy Spirit. That act on God’s part was like placing an identifying seal (certifying you to be a born-again Christian) on you. Until then, you were simply a Gentile, outside of God and His kingdom. But now, it is clear that you belong to God as his child. You are marked with His seal.
Ephesians 1:13-14 (NLT) “And now you Gentiles have also heard the truth, the Good News that God saves you. And when you believed in Christ, he identified you as his own by giving you the Holy Spirit, whom he promised long ago. The Spirit is God’s guarantee that he will give us the inheritance he promised and that he has purchased us to be his own people. He did this so we would praise and glorify him.” Ras Robinson