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. 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 1:13-14

If you know Jesus then you have been adopted by God! (Ephesians 1:50). The Holy Spirit of God identified us as God’s when we believed the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. He is also “God’s guarantee that he will give us the inheritance he promised.” Our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit because He has bought us at a price— the precious blood of Christ (I Corinthians 6:19-20; I Peter 1:18-19).

Did you get that— guaranteed inheritance from God! “We are heirs–heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ” (Romans 8:17). Wow… do we understand this? Well, surely not fully, but this is mind stretching! Talk about the grace of God extended to us— “”No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him” (I Corinthians 2:9). “No mind has imagined!” We cannot comprehend the wonders that God has ahead for us. All this was guaranteed by God when we believed the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ and were sealed with the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 4:30). Fellow follower of Jesus this is one guarantee that is truly 100% guaranteed! Rejoice fellow follower of Jesus— the unimaginable best is ahead of us! Press on!

Dear Father, I so look forward to being with the Lord Jesus in Heaven with all those who love Him. May I shine the gospel of Jesus to many that they too may have this joy ahead of them in the authority of Jesus and through Your Holy Spirit’s power.

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