TUESDAY, MARCH 3
Scripture: Ephesians 1:14, 2 Corinthians 1:18-22
Ephesians 1:14 says that the Holy Spirit is the Guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession to the praise of His glory. When we look at the word guarantee in Greek, it is only used three times in the entire New Testament and amazingly the very first place it is used is in 2 Corinthians 1:18-22. This passage is all about the fact that the individual promises are all yes and amen in Him. In verse 22 we are told, “…who also has sealed us and given us the Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee.” Here believers have a guarantee that the Spirit will bring us into the promises. That is a significant guarantee! Why won’t believers read and familiarize themselves with the ‘will’? Choosing to ignore an inheritance has consequences. With the Holy Spirit as the Guarantee of the promises our responsibility includes finding a church committed to teaching the inerrancy of the Bible. Such churches are increasingly hard to find. Disregarding an inheritance is not a normal behavior! Anyone who is told that they just received a significant inheritance will find out when the reading of the will is and they will be there! With 8,800 promises in the will and testament of God, we would think that would be enough motivation to discover them, but for many it is not!