Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Friday, September 18, 2015
Chosen and Made Holy
Chosen and Made Holy
Linda, our Teacher of our Bible
Study stated that 1 Peter was written to encourage us.The people of Peter’s day were dispersed and
times were difficult.They were mixed in
with the culture of their captivity.
times another culture can rub off on you, so it is important to know who you
are IN CHRIST.Peter was writing to the
strangers scattered, and this included the Gentiles.God is no respecter of persons, and He has
shed his grace upon all.
1 Peter 1:2 God
the Father knew you and chose you long ago, and his Spirit has made you holy.
As a result, you have obeyed him and have been cleansed by the blood of Jesus
Christ.May God multiply grace and peace
Those who strayed from the
Living God, were being encouraged to return to their roots in Jehovah God.Peter reminded them of the kindness and
goodness of God and His love for them.
When we come upon a situation
of trouble in our lives, these scriptures can encourage us.
We have a lively hope and our
inheritance is reserved for us in heaven.
We have been born again
Spiritually, because of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.We are like Him, for we are not IN Him and He
is IN us.
We have a living Hope, so we
must live breath and be among the living not the dead. Jesus desires us to
enjoy life and life more abundantly.
We are actively blessed in
the endless Kingdom
of God – Here and now and
Our past live is under the
blood of Jesus and we now life in the manner and acting according to God’s law
He has given us living water,
having vital power in its self and exerting the same upon the soul.A metaphor; To be in full vigorous, fresh,
strong and effective as we are kept by the power of God.Our inheritance is not corrupt and does not
perish.Fades not away.
You have everything you need
!!You may say, I need a new car, a new
house, new clothes, and a million dollars – but that is wants, not necessarily
We are protected by the Power
of God.That does not mean that bad
things don’t happen, but through it all we are kept safe IN Him.
You may ask, “How do I get
through the storms that will come?”Keep
your head up, don’t look back, it is forward march and do NOT blame God for
We are to walk in forgiveness
and live in peace as much as is possible.
The Christians in Peter’s day
were captive, persecuted, and many were killed.Our persecution is minor compared to some in other lands.
Keep your relationship active
with God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit.Your faith is more precious than gold which parishes.
When Noah left the ark, he
made a sacrifice, and a promise was given by the sign of the rainbow.Never again would God destroy the entire
earth by water.
We have a better promise and
a covenant with God in a personal relationship with Jesus and the Holy Spirit.
Trials will come, but only
for a season.Temptations will come, but
do not yield.
May we all be found in praise
to our God and in His abundance of Grace and Peace.