Scripture reading: 2Co 5:5 Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit
The Apostle Paul speaks about an upcoming divine life for God’s children in heaven. This life would be lived in a new glorified body which cannot be plagued or saddled with afflictions and diseases such as is associated with our present bodies. God is the architect of this upcoming way of living and to assure us that we shall truly enjoy this life of divinity, He has ‘given unto us the earnest of the Spirit’. The word ‘earnest’ in hebrew is a financial term and ‘stands for part of the price which is paid beforehand to confirm the transaction’. In other words, it means down payment or deposit. Thus the Holy Spirit which God has given to believers in this present life is not only our comforter and teacher but also our down payment for our future and eternal inheritance. Once you have Him, then you are assured of your blissful life in eternity! Don’t ever forget that the Holy Spirit is your down payment for eternal glory. By Him, you have been guaranteed exciting times ahead!
Prayer: Dear Holy Spirit, I thank you that you are my down payment for my upcoming life in divinity.
Confession: My new life in a new body one day is fully assured. It is not a myth. The Holy Spirit is my down payment. There are exciting times ahead!