ES004. Ephesians 1:7-14
Jesus … made Himself a sacrifice when He poured out His soul unto death: but in the deepest sense, the sacrifice was God’s. It was God who made the offering, God who paid the price, God who having loved His own which were in the world, loved them unto the end (John 13:1).”1
all history has been a preparation for, a planning and thinking for, an arranging and an administering for the goal of God—that the world would be brought together as one family in Christ.
The Holy Spirit functions in the present, giving us power and guidance to “work out our salvation.” The Holy Spirit also guarantees our future salvation. But it is more than a guarantee, it is a present foretaste of the fuller inheritance of our redemption.