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Ephesians 1:14 – our allotment

05-04-2018 - Posted by Andre Piet

… sealed with the holy spirit of promise, which is an earnest of the enjoyment of our allotment …

We already saw that GOD seals belief “in the word of truth” with the holy spirit. That word is the Evangel of our salvation. Those who believe this, receive the holy spirit – life, strength! This holy spirit of God of course accompanies the word we receive. Word, surely, “spirit and life” (John 6: 63).

A seal is proof of ownership and a guarantee of protection. The seal of Gods spirit is also a promise for the future. Because, once entire creation (our allotment!) will be part of this spirit. Also, therefore this spirit is called a pledge. The spirit that we may enjoy already now (Galatians 5: 22) and that may fill us (Ephesians 5: 18) is like an advance payment.  Soon entire creation will be filled with this spirit!

All spiritual blessings we possess, we enjoy them in belief in “the word of truth” (: 13). Although nothing is visible yet, it is an enormous source of strength in our daily life. The spirit of the promise forwards our view. Because it is an encouraging pledge for the future. That hope does make us alive right now!