Kept By God’s Power

1 Peter 1:3 says that we have living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. Verse 4 describes what type of inheritance we have: incorruptible, undefiled, and does not fade away. It is reserved in heaven for us. Verse 5 says, “Who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.”

Our salvation is secure. We are anchored in hope. Our inheritance cannot be touched by anything or anyone. What we have now and will have throughout eternity is rooted in the gospel. 2 Timothy 2:19 says, “Nevertheless the solid foundation of God stands, having this seal: The Lord knows those who are His, and, Let everyone who names the name of Christ depart from iniquity.” Ephesians 1:13 says that those who believe the gospel are sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise.

There is no reason to ever doubt our salvation. However, the enemy of our soul hates God, therefore he hates us. He will send fiery darts of doubt to disrupt us. He wants to shake our faith. Let me go back to Jesus’ words to Peter. In Luke 22:31 Jesus told Peter that satan wanted to sift him. Verse 32 are such glorious words for Peter and for us. It says, “But I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail; and when you have returned to Me, strengthen your brethren.”

Adverse circumstances may shake us, but we are kept by the power of God. We are bound to the One who cannot be shaken. I love Abigail’s words to David. 1 Samuel 25:29 says, “…but the life of my lord shall be bound in the bundle of the living with the Lord your God; and the lives of your enemies He shall sling out, as from the pocket of a sling.”

Here is another verse. Deuteronomy 33:27 says, “The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms; He will thrust out the enemy from before you, and will say, Destroy!” Put that in capital letters in your heart! We are KEPT by His power. He is All Powerful. That means that no one, and no thing, has any power. He has it all!

Psalm 121:5 says, “The Lord is your keeper…” Verse 7-8 says, “The Lord shall preserve you from all evil; He shall preserve your soul. The Lord shall preserve your going out and your coming in from this time forth, and even forevermore.” 

Kept, protected, preserved, sustained, undergirded, upheld, anchored, rooted, and secured. Everything is orchestrated by the Lord in our lives. All trials are carefully designed and tempered. What He has allowed, and will allow in the future, has His purpose stamped on it and sealed with His signet ring. Nothing can break His seal. May we rest in His provision for our lives. 1 Thessalonians 5:24 says, “He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it.” He calls, He keeps, and He empowers us to do what He has called us to  do.

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