November 15, 2017: SOAP #2904:  Job 41, 42; 2Corinthians 1, 2 Scripture:  2Corinthians (NIV) 1:21 Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, 22 set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come. [...]

November 15, 2017: SOAP #2904:  Job 41, 42; 2Corinthians 1, 2

Scripture:  2Corinthians (NIV) 1:21 Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, 22 set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.

Observation:   The Apostle Paul is writing to the believers in the city of Corinth.   He assures them that the same God at work in his life, is also at work in their lives.   The same God who gives him strength to stand, is the same God who gives them strength to stand.   This God has anointed both Paul and the Corinthians.   Both are marked with God's seal of ownership.   Both have the Holy Spirit dwelling within!     And in both, the Spirit is as a deposit, guaranteeing that more is coming!

Application:   We have not experienced the fullness of what God has for us.   There is more!     The presence of the Holy Spirit is a guarantee to us that more is ahead!

Prayer:      Heavenly Father, as blest as I am now, it good to know that I have a guarantee from you that more is coming!   What is past, in no way can compare to what is ahead!  I know it must be good"you gave me the Holy Spirit as a deposit guaranteeing what is to come!     With a guarantee like that, what is waiting ahead will be more than fantastic!!! Amen

Pastor Leon
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