KEPT BY THE POWER OF GOD
"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
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
the power of
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).
Written by Dwight Davis
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