Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In His great mercy He has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in Heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. 1 Peter 1:3-5
The Holy, Righteous God, is more than WORTHY of our PRAISE, because of His GREAT MERCY, or His UNMERITED favor toward sinners, who are in a hopeless condition. He has provided for those sinners a NEW BIRTH or a NEW BEGINNING. This is made possible through the DEATH and RESURRECTION of the Lord Jesus Christ. Because of His ULTIMATE SACRIFICE, made for mankind, He provides us with a LIVING HOPE, which is possible, because, it is LIVING hope, and it is based on the LIVING, RESURRECTED Christ.
This SACRIFICE of Jesus, His death and resurrection, also gives the TRUE BELIEVER an INHERITANCE, it is a very SPECIAL inheritance, one that will NEVER perish, spoil or fade, and it is KEPT in Heaven for us. It is a SURE HOPE for a FUTURE INHERITANCE, which awaits those who have given their HEART and LIFE to Jesus Christ. This INHERITANCE will NOT be DESTROYED by ANY means.
Not only is the INHERITANCE SHIELED or PROTECTED by God’s POWER, but the TRUE BELIEVER, the Heir to the INHERITANCE is SHIELDED also. What GREATER assurance or HOPE to those who are going through persecution, than to KNOW that they KNOW, that God’s power is guarding them from within, and KEEPING them for their INHERITANCE of SALVATION.
The TRUE BELIEVER already POSSESSES SALVATION. However, the REVEALING of the FULLNESS, the ULTIMATE COMPLETION of SALVATION of mankind’s soul will take place in God’s presence, at the RETURN of JESUS CHRIST in the LAST TIME. Are you READY? If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to God, then you have NO INHERITANCE, other than an ETERNITY in HELL, with ALL its HORRORS, and NO WAY of ESCAPE. However, because of God’s GREAT MERCY, He is offering you the opportunity to become an Heir of His INHERITANCE of SALVATION and an ETERNITY in HEAVEN, with ALL its BLESSINGS. To do that; you MUST TURN AWAY FROM your sinful lifestyle, and TURN TO Him, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART. You MUST BELIEVE, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God. Then you MUST CONFESS your sins to Him and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS. You MUST ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and LOOK FORWARD to RECEIVING your ETERNAL INHERITANCE. Do this NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!