- Nov 17, 2015
Keeping things in context; Paul is addressing the saints which are at Ephesus, and the faithful in Christ Jesus. The "we", "ye", "us", "our" in Eph 1 are to those he is addressing. Verse 13 is stating that, those who are being addressed, having already received the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, which were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise of their eternal inheritance, which is the earnest of their inheritance. Eph 1 is not referencing the natural man.