Today’s verses are some of the most precious in the New Testament and I refer to them often in my writing and speaking. They tell of our wonderful inheritance of salvation through faith in Christ and inclusion in God’s family through the power of the Holy Spirit. His power within us is our guarantee of God’s hope and promises to come. Be encouraged as you read, Ephesians 1:13-14 “And now you Gentiles have also heard the truth, the Good News that God saves you. And when you believed in Christ, he identified you as his own by giving you the Holy Spirit, whom he promised long ago. 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.”
I love that God knew us so well. He knew that our finite minds would need a guarantee to confirm our faith and help us cling to His promises. Praise God for the Holy Spirit that He has placed within us through faith. The Holy Spirit confirms and testifies with our spirit giving us hope and assurance in Him. “For his Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God’s children.” Romans 8:16
Because Christ died on the cross and rose from the dead, I now have His Holy Spirit living within me through faith affirming, testifying and guaranteeing my inheritance in Him. Praise God! Thank you Jesus!