A Foretaste of Glory

“5 Now He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who also has given us the Spirit as a guarantee.”
2 Corinthians 5:5
What an amazing thing we have in Christ Jesus.  He has given us the Holy Spirit as a guarantee of that which is to come.  He is the foretaste of glory.  He is our Helper in time of need.  He is our Comforter in times of great affliction.  But He is also the promise of that which is to still to come.  In a sense the Holy Spirit is our engagement ring.  He is a bit of heaven to enjoy right now. 
Eugene Peterson says, “He puts a little heaven in our hearts so that we will never settle for less.”  For the person who has truly tasted and seen that God is good, all of the glories of this life seem to fade because they are looking, with great expectation, for that which is to come.
"Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine!
O what a foretaste of glory divine!
Heir of salvation, purchase of God,
Born of His Spirit, washed in His blood.”

 - “Blessed Assurance” Hymn
As you experience a relationship with the Holy Spirit; this slice of heaven, may you never settle for anything less than all that God has for you.

Your brother in Christ,
Aaron R. Force

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