Wonder Working Power

As I have been studying and memorizing 1 Peter 1, I continue to be thrilled at the Wonder Working Power of the shed blood of our Lord Jesus! Do you know that song?

Would you be free from your burden of sin?
There’s power in the blood, power in the blood
Would you o’er evil the victory win?
There’s wonderful power in the blood

There is power, power, wonder-working power
In the blood of the Lamb
There is power, power, wonder-working power
In the precious blood of the Lamb

And of course, those verses that speak to being whiter than snow…where sin stains are lost in it’s life giving flow… AMAZING!

I’ve been stuck on verse 5 of the first chapter. Not stuck as in it’s too hard to memorize. No, I keep coming back over and over again thinking on the keeping power of our God who loves us so much and wants us to be His children, not just His creation! As a side note – you who have believed in God’s saving power will know the completeness of His salvation in a day to come – and it will be very good!

1Pet 1:5 says, “Who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time”.

This blood that we cherish for it’s keeping power is precious to God, even as His Son is.

1 Peter 1:19
but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.

1 Peter 2:4
Coming to Him as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious,

God’s plan to save the whole world came at a great cost. The Father was willing to judge His Son who bore my sin and your sin on the cross because, you and I both know that we have sinned.

The Father who loved us would punish His Perfect Son.The Son who loved us, would willingly take our punishment so that you and I would not need to be punished. There is no way we would have been able to withstand the strong wrath of a holy God against our unrighteousness.

Who does that? The Father and the Son, that’s who. Their love for us was so great! They were willing to do whatever it took that we might become children of the living God!

John 1:12
But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name:

So, have you believed in the precious blood of Christ and it’s cleansing power? If so, you are being kept by God. What is He keeping you for or from?

For salvation 1 Pet 1:5
For unity through His name John 17:11

From the evil one John 17:15
From stumbling Jude 1:24
From the hour of trial Rev 3:10

We have forgiveness, cleansing and the promise of a future through His blood! And if that is not enough, all your cares and concerns that you take to Him in prayer, He is able to keep those too!
2 Tim 1:12

But certainly God has heard me;
He has attended to the voice of my prayer.
Blessed be God,
Who has not turned away my prayer,
Nor His mercy from me! Psalms 66:19-20

Jude 1:24,25
Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling,
And to present you faultless
Before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy,

To God our Savior,
Who alone is wise,
Be glory and majesty,
Dominion and power,
Both now and forever.

What is Living – Matters!

As I begin a study of 1 Peter, I have made note of things that are living. These are living truths that won’t change but will always be a part of the song of salvation.

Consider this –
We have a LIVING HOPE through Christ’s resurrection (life restored)
We have a LIVING INHERITANCE with no corruption or strings attached
We have a LIVING INHERITANCE that can not be used up as it does NOT FADE away! Yes, I mention it twice, double emphasis for double blessing!
We have a LIVING FAITH that is tested – by practice and experience (Rom 2:7 patient continuance) to praise, honor and glory.
We have a LIVING SALVATION – being born again (resurrection)
We have a LIVING SAVIOR – the red line of redemption spreads from Genesis to Revelation, preached by the Holy Spirit through the prophets, to all mankind!
We have the LIVING WORD OF GOD that lives and abides forever!

It can’t get any better! Have you entered into the place of the living?

Living He loved me, dying He saved me;
Buried He carried my sins far away.
Rising He justified, freely forever!
Someday He’s coming, Oh glorious day!

…because we trust in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of those who believe. These things command and teach (1Timothy 4:10-11).

For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit (1Pet 3:18).