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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Gods Guarantee Inheritance


Ephesians 1:11-14New Living Translation (NLT)

11 Furthermore, because we are united with Christ, we have received an inheritance from God,[a] for he chose us in advance, and he makes everything work out according to his plan.
12 God’s purpose was that we Jews who were the first to trust in Christ would bring praise and glory to God. 13 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[b] 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.

"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." Ephesians 1:14 NLT

subnotes: the Spirit is both God's guarantee of future blessings and a foretaste of eternal life and power. The believers eternal inheritance includes everything he promised (see also 1:18, Romans 8:17, 2 Corinth. 1:22, 5:5, Galat. 3:29, 4:7, Colos. 1:12, 3:24, Titus 3:7)
Greek word study: Guarantee-arrabon (0728)-deposit, pledge. This noun means the deposit or pledge that guarantees the completion of a transaction between two parties. It is used figuratively of the Holy Spirit, whose presence guarantees the promise of eternal life to those who believe the Good News.
purchased-apolutrosis (0629)-redemption. This noun refers to buying the freedom of a slave or captive by paying a ransom. In the NT, it is used figuratively of the results of Christ's work, releasing people from the power of sin and death. see: luke 21:28, rom. 3:24, 8:23, 1 cor 1:30, eph 1:7, 4:30, col 1:14, heb 9:15, 11:35



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