Risk-free, money-back, supposed failproof guarantees are made daily for every product and service imaginable. Unfortunately, even the best intentions fall short of fulfillment. Have you ever tried to get your money back from one of these deals? Good luck with that.
There is, however, a one-of-a-kind failproof guarantee for your life you can bank on. Here it is.
Moreover, it is God who sets both us and you in firm union with the Messiah; he has anointed us, put his seal on us, and given us his Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee for the future. – 2 Cor 1:21-22, CJB
Arrabōn is the Greek word for a guarantee. It is a legal term meaning first installment, deposit, down payment, earnest money, or pledge. For instance, a purchaser pays arrabōn to secure a legal claim to some property.
The purchaser obligates himself to follow through and make further payments to complete the purchase. And he provides sufficient proof that he can do so. However, unforeseen circumstances can prevent the purchaser from carrying out his guarantee.
The fact is God, the Creator, and Owner of the Universe, the Giver, and Sustainer of all life, is the quintessential Promise Maker and Keeper and the only one who can make a failproof guarantee. And He has magnified His Word above all His Name (Ps 138:2). God has promised eternal life to all who believe in His Son, Jesus Christ. That is the ultimate failproof guarantee for a fabulous future.
Eternal life begins the moment a person receives Christ as Savior. Right then, the Holy Spirit recreates that person’s spirit and takes up residence within.
You, too, have heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed in the Messiah, you were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until God redeems his own possession for his praise and glory. – Eph 1:13-14, ISV
You – gentile believers:
Think of it. The same Spirit who raised Christ from the dead dwells in you. He is the seal, mark, pledge, foretaste, and assurance of eternal life residing in our hearts. Therefore, we belong to God and He to us forever!!
Yes, the Holy Spirit is our failproof guarantee of a glorious eternal future of sparkling life, love, joy, and peace. And every day, we move closer to seeing the Lord face to face and being conformed to His image. Indeed, “the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, shining brighter and brighter until the full day” (Prov 4:18).
How does having the guarantee of a glorious eternal future impact your life now? Please post your comments.