Intro – Here is Bill Shade with today’s “Moment from God’s Word”.
Message – 1 Peter 1:5
In our last visit we looked at the promise found in 1 Peter of the inheritance that is awaiting the children of God. What we observed was that God gave four certainties, or assurances that it will be secure and awaiting our arrival in glory. Today I want to look at the next part of that statement, which assures us that not only is our inheritance secure, but we who have placed our faith in Jesus Christ are also secure. Peter continues by saying, that it is, reserved in heaven for you who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. (that’s 1Peter 1:5).
Our inheritance is secured to us, but we in turn are secured for it – we are “kept” by the power of God. That word is a military term, used to refer to a garrison set to guard a city and keep it safe. What greater hope could be given to those undergoing persecution than the knowledge that God’s power guards them from within, to preserve them for an inheritance of salvation that will be completely revealed to them when they arrive in God’s presence. Are you preserved and kept by God? If you have trusted His Son as your Savior, you are! If not – trust Him right now.
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