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Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015
CityLight Church’s One Year Bible Reading Plan
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Commentary from Pastor Mike White:
…in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory. – Eph 1:13-14
The Holy Spirit is deposited in us as a guarantee. The Holy Spirit is our guarantee that we are heaven-bound. The Holy Spirit is also our guarantee that heaven is in us, here and now, and all we have to do is release it! Heaven on earth starts now!
Have you ever won a raffle? You paid money, and you got a ticket. When your number was called, you brought your ticket – your guarantee – and had no problem redeeming what was rightfully yours. You had already paid for it, and won it fair and square; so you took home the prize.
You are the prize. God will come to collect you in the same way. You are His possession. He paid the highest price, and sent His Son Jesus Christ to die, so that He could take you home. You are His, and He is coming back for you!
Father, thank You for Your promise. Thank You for Your guarantee that I am heaven-bound! Thank You for the saving knowledge of grace through faith in Your Son Jesus Christ.
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