Judah said, “What pledge shall I give you?” And Tamar said, “Your seal and your cord, and your staff that is in your hand.” So he gave them to her and went in to her, and she conceived by him. Genesis 38:18.
In Jesus, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation—having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is given as a pledge of our inheritance, with a view to the redemption of God’s own possession, to the praise of His glory. Ephesians 1:13-14.
Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and anointed us is God, who also sealed us and gave us the Spirit in our hearts as a pledge. 2 Corinthians 1:21-22.
For indeed while we are in this tent, we groan, being burdened, because we do not want to be unclothed but to be clothed, so that what is mortal will be swallowed up by life. Now He who prepared us for this very purpose is God, who gave to us the Spirit as a pledge. 2 Corinthians 5:4-5.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God says:
I have given you a pledge that joins you to the “other side.” That joins you to the eternal. That joins you to the Kingdom. It is your connection even now so that you can hear the thoughts and see the visions of Heaven. You are joined up with all the vast multitude of the redeemed even now. You have a supernatural line, so to speak, that anchors you beyond the veil.
Do you know of Whom I am speaking? The Holy Spirit. He is in you and on you if you have received My Son and received the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Do not be like the group of believers that Paul came across in Ephesus that had never even heard of the Holy Spirit. He is My greatest gift and promise. Jesus had to die to get Him into you and you had to be born again to receive Him. But I promised you eternal life before the world began. And that is My life in you and on you. The Holy Spirit. If you join with Jesus, you become one Spirit with Me. Even now. Why would anyone want to miss so great a salvation? The Wonderful Counselor who is in you and with you forever. Have you ever been overwhelmed with it?
I have put eternity in each person’s heart. And I have called you to My eternal glory. 1 Peter 5:10. Thus, while you are living on the lower side of the light line where Adam plunged you on earth in the flesh, that is, your current tent, you groan, being burdened, because you do not want to be unclothed but to be clothed, so that what is mortal will be swallowed up by life. I prepared you for this very purpose, and My guarantee? I gave to you the Spirit as a pledge. 2 Corinthians 5:4-5. The anointing. And that anointing abides in you, and My anointing teaches you about all things, and is true and is not a lie, and by the anointing you abide in Me. You know by this that I abide in you, by the Spirit whom I have given you as a pledge of all that is to come. 1John 2:20; 1 John 3:25.
I have given you the pledge that My Son is coming back to take you with Him to Me. We are connected never to be severed. And this is a joy no one can take from you. It goes beyond the veil into My very throne room.
The threefold cord that cannot be broken. In the book of Genesis, in the line of Judah from whence My Son according to the flesh was born, there is the story of Tamar. And when Judah came to her, not knowing who she was, before she would unite with him, she asked for a pledge of payment. And what do you think she asked for? It is very symbolic, though it did occur in the material realm. Judah said to her, “What pledge shall I give you?” And she said, “Your seal and your cord, and your staff that is in your hand.” So he gave them to her and went in to her, and she conceived by him. Genesis 38:18. And from that union down the ages the Messiah was conceived by My imperishable Word in a virgin’s womb as a Sign to you all. And when Judah went to accuse Tamar of sin and burn her alive, she showed him the pledge and he called her righteous. And when you are sealed in Christ by the Holy Spirit as a pledge of eternal life and your resurrected body, I call you righteous.
Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. Ecclesiastes 4:12. The seal, the cord, and the staff. The Spirit, the water, and the blood. The Spirit, the Son, and the Father. I am the one with the staff, Jesus I drew you with human cords with bands of love, and the Spirit seals you in Christ as the pledge that you can never be lost once you have received My Son as Lord. The threefold cord that cannot be broken.
We are braided together in My Son, knit as one, and the Holy Spirit in you is the life line that joins us together as one. You all access Me by the one Spirit. It is the Spirit in you that quickens your mortal body and will raise you up to your glorified body. For the same Spirit is in you that raised My Son from the dead. Resurrection life-line power. That connection will draw you right to My throne, and in the spirit, already has.
The pledge that cannot be broken. I have made Myself the guarantor for your debt. Proverbs 22:26.
Do you remember how Peter knew that Jesus had arrived back at My throne? That all Jesus had said was true and that He had connected His followers to Heaven? The Day of Pentecost brought down the gift, the Promise, the connection to Heaven so that each person could know Me and talk with Me and have a direct line right to My throne! And Peter told the astonished crowd as they listened to the tongues of Heaven, “This Jesus God raised up again, to which we are all witnesses. Therefore having been exalted to the right hand of God and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He has poured forth this which you both see and hear.” Acts 3:32-33. He knew that the Jesus he had known and loved, that he had seen die and come back again, was in the place that no one could even imagine in its magnificent splendor but now was revealed to you by My Spirit. You had at last joined with Me behind the veil.
And you have this connection. I have given Him to you as a pledge of all that is to come. Have you made use of so great a blessing? Do you realize the greatness in you? Do you pray in the language of the spirit? Tongues. It took the fulfillment of Pentecost to unleash Him into your hearts from on High and as He came to rest on each born again believer they began to give utterance to sounds that were never heard till then, and each person who heard understood them in a different language as a special gift of interpretation that day.
You have a way to edify yourself and to speak My mysteries, but it is in your control. Will you not give utterance to the sounds of Heaven and pray the Words and prayers of My Heart, of My Spirit, into the earth? Ask Me for the gift of the Holy Spirit and for Jesus to baptize you in the Holy Spirit and fire and receive your private prayer language so you can pray the intercessions that will save those you do not even know. And as you pray in tongues, so that your mind is not unfruitful, also ask Me for the interpretation, that is, the understanding in the spirit, of what you are praying. I will give it to you. Revelations beyond all you can ask or imagine. There was a reason Paul had so much revelation and was caught up into the third heaven. He told you. He prayed in tongues more than any of you. 1 Corinthians 14:18.
You have a connection abiding in you that can teach you all things, tell you of things to come, and put you in union with My deepest thoughts. What are you doing with Him? Do not grieve the Holy Spirit with idle, offensive, angry words and thoughts. Do you refuse to intercede for those suffering by praying His prayers into the earth and unto My throne? Walk in a manner worthy of who you are in Christ and the greatness of the One in you. He empowers you to do so. Have you never read the fruit of the Spirit within you? Galatians 5:22-23. Do not quench the Holy Spirit by despising tongues and prophecy. Desire earnestly His gifts, but above all that you may prophesy. Revelation comes with tongues very quickly.
I love you. We are connected by the threefold cord of the anointing, and it cannot be broken. You are connected to the realm that is beyond all that the eye can see and all that you can ask or imagine. You have a life-line and He will raise you right into Heaven on the last day. That is My pledge to you.