Ephesians 1-13.  “In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation – having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise.”

SEALED in HIM…you were locked into Him with the Spirit of PROMISE. The Spirit that presents a new life of promise. Looking forward in that living hope towards Him.  (Towards the end result, the fulfillment of the promise). [And the Spirit that was promised]

1-14.  “who is given as a pledge of our inheritance, with a view to the redemption of God’s own possession, to the praise of His glory.”

The Spirit as the pledge, is the promise and guarantee of our inheritance to come. It is the present reality of what is futuristically to be made permanent.

2 Cor 1-21.  “Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and anointed us is God, 22 who also sealed us and gave us the Spirit in our hearts as a pledge.”  5-5. Now He who prepared us for this very purpose is God, who gave to us the Spirit as a pledge.”

” This very purpose” is that v3 we should not be found naked. v4 we want to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling v2 from heaven. v4 That what is mortal may be swallowed up by life. v1 We have a building from God, v2 a dwelling from heaven. [composite parts of verses].

[The Spirit in our hearts gives rise to the fruits of the Spirit]

[1 John 2-27. “And as for you, the anointing which you received from Him abides in you, and you have no need for anyone to teach you; but as His anointing teaches you about all things, and is true and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you abide in Him.“]

[1 Peter 2-9. “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, THAT you may PROCLAIM the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;”].

[I will pour out my Spirit on all mankind].


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