“The First-fruits of the Spirit” – Your Proof of Salvation

By Elder Enoch Ofori Jnr

(Sabbath School, 11th -18th Feb. 2012)

What is your Assurance of Salvation?

This could be the most important salvation message I have ever taught in this church. It’s about your assurance of salvation in Christ. Christ is our Saviour, He has done it all. But what is the proof that you will actually be saved on His return? What personal evidence do you have?

Do you want to be assured of the “salvation to be revealed in the last time” when your perishable body will finally be redeemed? That personal evidence is to see in yourself “the first-fruits of the Spirit”; they are the proof that you will be part of the latter harvest of the Spirit, which is your bodily resurrection, transformation and ascension to heaven.  We read in Rom. 8:23: “And not only they [the whole creation in bondage v. 19-22], but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body”. Read More