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Day 10 of the Fast of Daniel

Placing property as collateral for payment is common in today’s society. However, this was already happening during the time of Paul, who, led by the Holy Spirit, took advantage of this custom to make Christians in Ephesus aware of their promising and eternal future.

…after hearing the word of truth, the Gospel of your Salvation, and after believing in Him, you were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the Guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory. Ephesians 1:13-14

This passage can be read in a simpler form:

…after hearing the message of the Gospel and believing in the Lord Jesus, you were saved and sealed with the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the Seal of Guarantee for our Salvation, until the day of the redemption of His property, for the praise of His glory.

Of course, the text is not meant for counterfeit Christians or those who live in the flesh. This is solely intended for those who are born of the Spirit.

It is extremely glorious to live in the faith that sacrificing the will of the flesh, for the sake of the Lord Jesus, has immediate compensation.

We do not see Jesus, we did not feel Him, we cannot touch Him, we did not see the Heavens or angels, nothing…

All we have as a guarantee of the eternal is an intimate conviction.

Jesus prophesied this kind of conviction when He said:

Because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen, and have yet believed. John 20:29

Therefore, as a Reserved Treasure of God, those born of the Spirit possess this Seal of Guarantee. As long as they are borrowed in this world for His service to win souls, they have the Holy Spirit of Promise who testifies in their spirit the redemption upon the return of the Lord Jesus.

They are property of His glory.

Bishop Macedo
Bishop Macedo

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