A Heavenly Inheritance

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 through 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 for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. 1Peter 1:3-5

Though God was known as Creator and Redeemer in the OT, He was rarely called Father. Christ , however, always addressed God as His Father in the gospels, with the exception of His separation on the cross. In so doing Christ was claiming to be of the same nature , and being in essence as the Father. Also, by speaking of “Our” Lord, Peter personalized the Christian’s intimate relationship with the God of the universe through His Son, an important truth for suffering Christians in his day, as well as for us today to remember. The reason God provided a glorious salvation for mankind is that He is merciful. A sinner, in which we all are, because all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, needs God’s mercy because with out it, no one would survive. He has begotten us again—God gave the new birth as part of His provision in salvation. When a person comes to Christ, repents and admits their a sinner who has broken God’s commandments, yet puts their faith in Him, they are born anew into God’s family and receives a new nature. a living hope—The living hope is eternal life. “Hope” means confident optimism, and comes freely from God, because it is a gift of grace. Now may the God of hope fill you  with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit (Romans 15:13). The Holy Spirit confirms this to the Christian while He defends the them from attacks of Satan, in which He also sustains us through our trials which produces joy (James 1:2-4) and is fulfilled in Christ’s return looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ (Titus 2:13).  Peter showed those persecuted Christians of his day how to look past their troubles to their eternal inheritance: Life, righteousness, joy, peace, perfection, God’s presence, Christ’s glorious rewards, and still more indeed. Being reunited with loved ones who have went on ahead of us. This inheritance is not subject to passing away, nor liable to decay. Undefiled—This word means “unpolluted, unstained or marked by evil. The undefiled inheritance of a Christian is in stark contrast to an earthly inheritance all of which is corrupted, defiles and does not endure, but fades away. All of this Peter says, is kept by the power of God—Supreme and sovereign power of God, keeps the believer secure. No one can steal the Christian’s treasure, nor disqualify him from receiving it.

Beloved friend, It is through faith in Jesus Christ, and His atonement for your sins that a person is given eternal life. Genuine faith, which Peter went on to say, that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ v.v.6-7. God’s purpose in your trial is to test the reality or genuineness of our faith, which will bring eternal rewards.

May the Lord bless your walk today!

Author: rontrujillo

Married 37 years We have six children. All of whom are adult. Three are married one of them blessed us with three beautiful grandchildren. Retired Firefighter @ Boeing Aircraft 37 years (Formally McDonnell Douglas) Born Again Summer of 1981

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