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God is the one who has prepared us for this change, and he gave us his Spirit as the guarantee of all that he has in store for us.
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Now he that maketh us for this very thing is God, who hath given us the pledge of the Spirit,
2 Corinthians 4:17 For that which is at present momentary and light of our tribulation worketh for us above measure, exceedingly an eternal weight of glory.
Isaiah 29:23 But when he shall see his children, the work of my hands in the midst of him sanctifying my name, and they shall sanctify the Holy One of Jacob, and shall glorify the God of Israel:
Isaiah 60:21 And thy people shall be all just, they shall inherit the land for ever, the branch of my planting, the work of my hand to glorify me.
Isaiah 61:3 To appoint to the mourners of Sion, and to give them a crown for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, a garment of praise for the spirit of grief: and they shall be called in it the mighty ones of justice, the planting of the Lord to glorify him.
Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus in good works, which God hath prepared that we should walk in them.
2 Corinthians 1:22 Who also hath sealed us and given the pledge of the Spirit in our hearts.
Numbers 13:23-27 And forward as far as the torrent of the cluster of grapes, they cut off a branch with its cluster of grapes, which two men carried upon a lever. They took also of the pomegranates and of the figs of that place: . . .
Romans 8:23 And not only it, but ourselves also, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit: even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption of the sons of God, the redemption of our body.
Ephesians 1:13,14 In whom you also, after you had heard the word of truth (the gospel of your salvation), in whom also believing, you were signed with the holy Spirit of promise. . . .
Ephesians 4:30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God: whereby you are sealed unto the day of redemption.
1 John 3:24 And he that keepeth his commandments abideth in him, and he in him. And in this we know that he abideth in us by the Spirit which he hath given us.
ContextOur Eternal Dwelling
…4For we also, who are in this tabernacle, do groan, being burthened; because we would not be unclothed, but clothed upon, that that which is mortal may be swallowed up by life. 5Now he that maketh us for this very thing is God, who hath given us the pledge of the Spirit, 6Therefore having always confidence, knowing that while we are in the body we are absent from the Lord.…
And not only it, but ourselves also, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit: even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption of the sons of God, the redemption of our body.
2 Corinthians 1:22
Who also hath sealed us and given the pledge of the Spirit in our hearts.
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