Day 17 - The Holy Spirit Guarantees Future Promises

And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory. Ephesians 1:13-14

Who 
are 
the 
“you 
also” 
to 
whom 
Paul 
referred? 
This 
meant 
all 
non- Jews 
who 
had 
become 
believers. 
Christ 
came 
to 
die 
for 
everyone—not 
 just 
Jews, 
but 
Gentiles 
too. 
God 
had 
promised 
that 
through 
one 
of 
 Abraham’s 
descendants, 
“all 
peoples 
on 
earth 
will 
be 
blessed” 
(Genesis 
 12:3). 
Jesus 
fulfilled 
that 
promise 
when 
he 
opened 
the 
way 
of 
salvation 
 to 
everyone. 
When 
we 
believe 
the 
Good 
News, 
God 
saves 
us. 
In 
that 
 moment 
God 
gives 
us 
his 
Holy 
Spirit, 
who 
is 
like 
a 
security 
deposit. 
 The 
fact 
that 
we 
have 
the 
Holy 
Spirit 
means 
that 
all 
the 
rest 
of 
God’s 
 promises 
will 
come 
true.

God’s 
promises 
about 
eternity 
are 
as 
certain 
as 
our 
salvation. 
There 
 is 
no 
need 
to 
doubt 
what 
God 
says. 
While 
we 
may 
not 
understand 
 everything 
in 
our 
lives 
or 
even 
agree 
on 
how 
the 
future 
will 
play 
out, 
we 
 can 
agree 
that 
Jesus 
is 
coming 
back 
to 
take 
us 
to 
heaven 
to 
be 
with 
him 
 forever.

We 
can 
have 
confidence 
in 
God’s 
promises 
for 
the 
future. 
The 
Holy 
 Spirit 
testifies 
daily 
to 
the 
fact 
that 
all 
of 
God’s 
promises 
will 
come 
true 
 “to 
the 
praise 
of 
his 
glory.”

God’s Promise to Me
•I 
gave 
you 
my 
Spirit 
as 
a 
guarantee 
that 
I 
will 
give 
you 
everything 
 else 
I 
promised.
•You 
can 
be 
confident 
in 
all 
of 
my 
promises 
for 
the 
future.

My Prayer to God
God, 
thank 
you 
for 
giving 
me 
your 
Holy 
Spirit 
and 
for 
identifying 
me 
as 
 your 
child. 
Thank 
you 
for 
the 
glorious 
future 
you 
have 
in 
store 
for 
me. 

teddy allen

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