The whole Christian life is an embodied anticipation of the certain reality of future glory. We act out in our mortal flesh the staples of kingdom life, however imperfectly. And in doing so, we declare to the nations the message that the kingdom of God is here and our King is coming. Thus, all foods are clean. What was once seen as an evil part of a broken creation is made new and good, anticipating the time when all creation will be restored. All life in the Spirit is like this: a downpayment. An anticipation made flesh.