“[By his great mercy he has given us a new birth into a living hope] … who are being protected by the power of God through faith for a Salvation ready to be Revealed in the last time.” 1 Peter 1:3 (ESV)
When Jesus hanging on the cross, He was there for a purpose determined before His creation of the world and all things in the world. We operate now in a sphere of time that God created. When Jesus was laid in the tomb, God planned that was not forever. Jesus was raised to a new life and brought all who believe in Him a new birth and an eternal hope. Yesterday’s promise was of a trust God holds for us, an inheritance He has reserved in heaven for all believers. Today the promise continues for who are heirs in Christ, that we are being protected by the same power God used when he raised Jesus from the dead. Belief through faith in Jesus saves us from the penalty of sin and the consequences which is death. Our bodies may die, but we live in Christ now. Our salvation, which is not yet fully revealed in all its glory, will be revealed in the last time. Our protection by God’s power is promised to us. Salvation and new life are ours now and we eagerly anticipate their full revelation by God. Then we will know.
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