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Read Introduction to 1 Peter

 

“Who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.”

 

ready to be revealed in the last time
 
God will protect or salvation until the Lord comes back. Then he will completely destroy the siege of Satan upon our lives. God will save our soul no matter what trial may come our way.
 
The word “ready” means prepared. Are you prepared to be revealed? Or, is your old nature showing? One way or another we are going to leave this world, either through the rapture or physical death. The Christian has nothing to fear in death. There will be no more tears, no more death in eternity (Revelation 21:4). Death to the believer is a very exciting experience.
“Revealed” means unveiled. Clothes cover a lot of defects. When we take them off, we reveal a lot of problems! At the coming of Christ, a lot of defects would be unveiled if it were not for Christ himself. At that time we will have a resurrected body minus the sin nature.
The wraps will be taken off at the rapture (I Thessalonians 3:13; Jude 14; Revelation 19:14). Jesus will say to the world, “May I present my bride – no flaws, no defects.”
PRINCIPLE:
It is God’s purpose to show off his bride (the church) who is pure because of Christ.
APPLICATION:
It is God’s purpose to show off his bride. God cannot show off his bride now. Did you ever see a groom who did not want to show off his bride? Most grooms do. Jesus says, “I want you to meet my wife.” He is very happy to introduce us as his bride. One day we will go to the eternal party completely dressed for the occasion.
In heaven there will be no need for Aspirin, Anacin or Alka-Seltzer. We will no longer need dentures, toupees, glasses or artificial limbs. We will be free from pain in that day.
The point is that we cannot become lost between the first and the last coming of Christ. God will not lose us in the shuffle. He will not lose one of us. He does not fail. We are the ones who fail. God cannot change his character just because we blow it. People actually think that just because they blow it, God will fail us. We superimpose our distortions on God. God’s love remains the same.
God keeps us right to the end. He will not lose us.
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