Ephesians 1:14; Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.
Here we go again, with this praise of his glory business. WHY does he keep saying that? Have you ever been proud of a really great idea? God has every right to be proud of the plan of salvation. Especially this earnest of our inheritance comment.
When you are going to buy a house you write-up a contract with your realtor, and then you put an earnest money deposit down. Usually this amount is $500. Though some people put down more, towards the purchase. On a $200,000 home this is less than .03% of the asking price. It’s a tiny sliver of the total price. God is telling us verse 12; about the Holy Spirit of promise, is only an earnest or literally a token of our inheritance. Whoa! This token is pretty awesome! And it’s only a tiny percentage of the total package. Is anyone else feeling blessed here?
I have a certificate for a spa day that will give me 4 relaxing visits. I am so excited to go redeem this certificate, especially the hot-stone massage. We are God’s purchased possession from the power and authority of the devil. The redemption of that possession is like that spa certificate. And you can bet that God is pretty excited to one-day call us all home. The holy spirit is like our certificate for this great day. To redeem it, all we have to do is believe that God already raised Jesus Christ from the dead. I’m excited aren’t you?
Who are you going to talk to first when that day comes? For me it will be my Grandpa Wayne. I like to think I carried forth his torch in the ministry, because he was a pastor for a very long time. I’m sure we’ll have a lot to talk about.