Down Payment (Bible Study on the Many Names and Titles of the Same God) #88

Eph 1:14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.

The Holy Spirit was Given to the Believer as an Earnest Deposit (Down Payment)

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I took this photo yesterday while in the Mountains. The beautiful Philippines!

Context Verses

Eph 1:12 That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.
Eph 1:13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
Eph 1:14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.

Those who trusted in Jesus Christ. These have heard the Word of Truth and responded in faith. Only these were “Sealed with the Holy Spirit.

Analogy

When you go to purchase a car, to keep anyone else from stepping in and taking that car from you, you give “Earnest Money” or a deposit to have the car held for you until you return with the full amount of the purchase price. There are actually proofs that we are truly God’s children. One is that we have the Spirit of promise. The deposit made to keep us until we have the benefit of the full purchase price.

Similar verse

Joh 6:27 Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed.

2Co 1:22 Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.

Rom 8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
Rom 8:15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
Rom 8:16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:

My Thoughts

God gives us this “Spirit of Adoption”. God calls the true believer “Sons and Daughters”. We have this Spirit in a tangible and real (Experiential) way that we know we are His Adopted child. We have the deposit or earnest of the Holy Spirit to make us know we are His. This is not a roll of the dice, if we are His, we know we are His! Hallelujah!

Thank you for stopping by and joining me in my cyber living room to study the Bible

Blessings!
Daddy William

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