Sunday, June 8, 2014

OUR GUARANTEE

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Eph 1:14

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.

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FURTHER STUDY: EPHESIANS 1: 1 Cor 2:9-12

When God saved us, it was with promises; these promises included eternal and everlasting with Him. We who are born again know that when we die in this world, we are promised a life after this one with God forever. We are promised of a better world filled with the pleasures that cannot be described.

When God gave us the promises, He gave us a guarantee.

I remember buying a laptop from a retailer. The laptop came with a one year guarantee that was acknowledged on a sheet of paper. This meant that if the laptop developed any fault within the period of one year, I could return it to the retailer and get a new one. It so happened that this beautiful laptop I purchased developed a fault within weeks. All I had to do was to go to the retailer with the proof of my guarantee.

The Holy Spirit is our guarantee of the promises God made when we were saved (promises of everlasting life with Him, blessings in heavenly places etc.) As long as He lives in you, you can be sure of your abundant Life and eternal salvation.

There are many stories presently going around of visions as to the sincere salvation of many who professed Christ publicly on earth before they died; such stories report that many known Christians were seen in hell. I must tell you that many of these stories are deeply disturbing.

One thing God wants you to know today is that He has given us a guarantee; we need not be afraid whether or not we would make it. All we need to do is to hold unto our guarantee. Just like an honest retailer cannot turn you away when you have your guarantee document, the Lord will not turn you away when you have the Holy Spirit inside you. All you need to keep doing is not to grieve and quench the Holy Spirit; keep that sweet communion you have with Him because as long as He is in you, when you die or the rapture happens, He is the one who guarantees your salvation and redemption.

Prayer: thank you father for giving me the Holy Spirit. May I not grieve Him as I go about Life this week, may I experience a new dimension of His power and grace this week and beyond, in Jesus Name I pray. Amen

By SD Abraham

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