who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time [1 Peter 1:5]
Salvation is the word that describes the full gamut of realities that make for the transformation and positioning of renegade man in Adam into the lofty folds of Deity in Christ. It communicates truths that span time frames – from the victorious past to present glorious workings to the hope-filled future. The word of God is rich with truths that speak on the many volumes that fill the tapestry of salvation.
This verse highlights salvation yet to be revealed. It asks the child of God to stand on the present foundation of the reality of the divine birth; having embraced the backdrop of the cross and the resurrection and the glorious ascension of Jesus into the throne of God; and then project from these realities the portraits of glory yet to be entered into. Herein we find out that that there is more of the divine intrusion for us to experience…it is hinged to the King’s Second Advent…we are kept by the power of God for this end. Selah
I notice how important it is that we understand the timetable of salvation. For it is therein that we find and possess the staff of Wisdom…which causes us to lean in rightly on the divine themes of the times and make us fruitful with zeal in executing the agenda of the Father. From the vantage ground of His sublime light, we must acknowledge and awaken to these pillars of truth concerning salvation.
1. In its fulfilled past tense, we have been saved because we are born again! We have awakened to, and confessed the Lordship of Jesus. We were born again that day… “Not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God”.
Glory to God!
2. In its present tense reality, we are being saved by the power of the Holy Spirit. Philippians 2:12, 13. It is His ministry to communicate to us all of Christ; that we may be indelibly transformed and mature into His fullness. This is the task to which we must attend all our devotion today. For it is His pleasure to build into us the Word of His Grace which is able to make us worthy to enter into our divine inheritance in Christ. Acts 20:32 ; Romans 12:2
3. In its hope-filled future tense, salvation commands the glorious “maranatha” from our lips. We eagerly await his Second Advent and rest in the assurance that this mortal body shall be swallowed up by immortality and this corruption shall be clothed upon by incorruption. It is the beyond of the horizon that sets our heart ablaze with yearning for His return. This is the inheritance we shall enter into when the trumpet sounds and the King descends with His hosts and a mighty shout…Selah! Romans 13:11. I Corinthians 15. I Thessalonians 4:16, 17.
Beloved, “truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the sun:! Ecclesiastes 11:7
Let us bask in this light!
Glory to God!