2 Corinthians 5:5- Now the one who has fashioned us for this very purpose is God, who has given us the Spirit as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.
It has been said that nothing in life is guaranteed but taxes and death. These are temporary because one day we will transition from earth to eternity and these will no longer be our lot in life.
One guarantee that we all as believers can rest assured in from this day forward is the guaranteed assurance of what’s to come in the future for all those who the Holy Spirit indwells. The Holy Spirit given to us God by God is a guaranteed “down payment”. A deposit on our future.
Fear not for greater is He that is in you than He that is in the world!! The Holy Spirit of God is in you! Who can stand against our God? None!
1 Corinthians 3:16-Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? He who lives in us (Holy spirit) is our deposit of what is to come. Good God Almighty!!!!!
In this text the Apostle Paul inform us that the Holy Spirit that God has given to everyone who "believes" and accepts God's atoning work on Calvary as the penalty for their sins have an assurance of what is to come when Christ returns. We will go back with Him and spend eternity with Him and God the Father.
Without the Holy Spirit there is no guarantee of an eternal promise in heaven with God to come for you. It will only be separation from Him if your die apart from the indwelling of the Holy Spirit within you.
With the Holy Spirit dwelling in us, our bodies have become God's temple. We are God's purchased possession. He redeemed us through the shed blood of His Son Jesus Christ who died to pay for our sins.
Scripture describes the Holy Spirit in us in this way in 2 Corinthians 4:7-But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us.
The Holy Spirit is our stamp or seal. A guaranteed promise of what is to come.
Scripture declares in Philippians 1:6-being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
Who can make such a promise? None but God. All of God promises and "yea and amen" in Christ Jesus.
Man makes promises everyday and everyday some go undelivered, but not with God for scripture declares that God is not a man, so He does not lie. He is not human, so He does not change His mind. Has He ever spoken and failed to act? Has He ever promised and not carried it through?
Romans 3:4b-Let God be true and every man a liar.
1 Thessalonians 4:16-For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.
Saints, we have a reason to rejoice on today, we have a reason to lift up holy hands in praise and worship unto our God. We have a reason to sing and shout praises unto our God for He who has promise is faithful.
Sing and shout praise to our God, oh, His People for He has given us a guaranteed deposit of a future hope with Him that will come. It is a sealed, stamp of approval called the "Holy Spirit." You should be shouting right there. Open up your mouth and tell God thank you!!!
Psalm 113:5-Who is like the LORD our God, the One who sits enthroned on high? There is none like Him!
God bless and I love you all.
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