July 10th


"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to  His abundant mercy has begotten us  again to a living hope the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through  faith ready to be revealed in the last time"  (I Pet. 1:3-5).

Wow! There is a mouthful of divine truth in those three (3) verses.  God the Father is the source of all things.  Through His Son being raised from the dead we also have a hope of a resurrection.  When the Father raised Jesus from the dead, that meant that he was 100% satisfied with Jesus' atoning work on the cross and His eternal shed blood sacrifice.  With that full justification, the Father could and did raise Jesus from the dead. Now, we are in the position to receive Spirit rebirthing and receive induction into the Body of Christ because the Father was 100% eternally satisfied.

Christ became the author of eternal salvation (Hebr. 5:9), for Christ had obtained the eternal redemption with His own blood (Hebr. 9:12).   The reason is that Jesus Christ did everything in, by, and through the eternal Spirit (Hebr. 9:14).  As a result, everything  we receive as Spirit rebirthed Christians is an eternal inheritance (Hebr. 9:15).  That is why Peter could tell us that our inheritance is incorruptible and undefiled and it does not ever fade away (I Pet. 1:4).  Why? Peter tells us, we are kept by the power of God.  How?  We have Christ -- the eternal Person living in and through us to fulfill it in us.  After all Christ is defined as "the power of God" (I Cor. 1:24). Also, we have the divinely inspired Word of God that declares it (I Pet. 1:5).

Did you know that Christ is ever interceding for you.  Yes! "Therefore He is also  able to save them to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He ever lives to make intercession  for them" (Hebr. 7:25). Yes, Christ is ever interceding for you by the power of God! V

Written by Dwight Davis


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