“Now we have been stamped with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit. He is given to us like an engagement ring is given to a bride, as the first installment of what’s coming! He is our hope-promise of a future inheritance which seals us until we have all of redemption’s promises and experience complete freedom—all for the supreme glory and honor of God!” (Eph. 1:13-14, TPT) See also 2 Cor. 5:1-10; its really good in the TPT.
Anyone who has purchased a home knows what ‘earnest money’ is. For those who don’t, you put down a fair chunk of change to prove to the seller you’re ‘all in’ with the transaction you’re proposing. But let’s make a flip here. Father God is giving away new homes and you’re saying you want one. There’s a contingency to the transaction. You don’t get your new home; in this case a new body with a prime location; until you die.
In this instance the benefactor is so ‘all in’ about the transaction, that Father God puts Holy Spirit inside us as a guarantee your new home is waiting for you. Not only that, Holy Spirit will be giving you insights and up-close experiences concerning what to expect when you arrive. Of course, the real thing will be better than the pictures. Ahh! Did I mention that it’s a lifetime guarantee and the contract is irrevocable?
“In my Father’s House are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.” (John 14:2, NKJV)