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Salvation: Applied by the Spirit

Ephesians 1:11-14

The entire Trinity is at work in our salvation. The Father arranged our salvation, the Son accomplished our salvation, and now we are reminded that not only does the Spirit apply that salvation to our lives, he is the guarantee of our inheritance in Christ. This inheritance is a place (that will never perish, spoil or fade – a place of imminent glory), but even more it is a person whom we will enjoy seeing face to face (although even now we get a taste of what is to come!). The bases on which this inheritance is given is our being “in Christ,” our being “predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to his will,” and faith in Christ.