Scripture Reading: Ephesians 1:12-14
Only God can create a perfect union. In so doing, He does not settle for a portion; He desires the whole. He therefore pays in full, leaving no open clauses in the contract. God knows only completion and perfection; any deviation from these is of man's doing. As believers, our confidence is marred only by doubts and uncertainties of our own design. When we lack assurance, it can only be because we stray from concentration on the pure Word of God which provides complete consolation.
"After that ye believed [in Christ], ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise, which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of His glory." If there is a more powerful passage than this in all of Scripture, we would be hard put to find it! The deposit, the "down payment," has been made to insure completion of the sacred transaction. Upon trusting in the Lord Jesus Christ and His finished, redemptive work on Calvary, we have received absolute assurance of our eternal salvation. The seal (Holy Spirit) is applied as an unequivocal and irreversible pledge that we will enter into the glory as permanent partakers of all spiritual blessings with Christ.
"Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's" (I Corinthians 6:19-20). "For our citizenship is in heaven" (Philippians 3:20a).
How God Saves Men
Believing Christ DIED, that’s HISTORY.
Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
Read Romans 1:16, Romans 10:9-10 and 1. Corinthians 15:1-4
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