What does it mean the earnest of the spirit as in Eph 1:13,14 ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory. and 2 Cor. 1:22 Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts. Also 2 Cor. 5:5 Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing [is] God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit.