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Ephesians 1:13-14 (JDV)

Ephesians 1:13 In him you also were sealed with the promised Sacred Breath1 when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your rescue,2 and when you believed

Ephesians 1:14 who3 is the down payment of our inheritance, until the redemption of the acquisition,4 to the praise of his glory.

down payment

Paul explains how the third person of the divine trinity has been given to believers as a down payment. He seals us by his creative, animating power until our full inheitance – the acquisition arrives on resurrection day. The empowerment we receive when He comes into our lives is not immortality, but it is the same power which raised Christ from the dead. It is not the full rescue, but it does show us that the full rescue is in our future.

Thank you Lord, for your empowerment today, and your promise for a future which will glorify you.

1 πνεῦμα

2σωτηρία

3the promised Sacred Breath (v.13)

4περιποίησις

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is a former Christian missionary who now lives in Williamsburg, Virginia. If your church or small group would like to hear Jeff speak, you can contact him at marmsky@gmail.com -- !
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