“New Birth into a Living Hope”
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 Apostle Peter, begins this letter PRAISING God for His GREAT MERCY and the NEW BIRTH into a LIVING HOPE, which is based on and through the RESURRECTION of the Lord Jesus Christ from the dead. When a person comes to Jesus for the SALVATION of their soul, they receive a NEW LIFE through a NEW BIRTH process, which provides them with a LIVING HOPE. A HOPE that is grounded in the LIVING SAVIOR, the Lord Jesus Christ, who was raised from the dead, and is ALIVE in Heaven. This gives every TRUE BELIEVER, not just HOPE, but a LIVING HOPE in the fact that there is LIFE after DEATH.
It also, provides an INHERITANCE that can NEVER perish, spoil, or fade. It is INDESTRUCTIBLE. It can NEVER be taken away from the TRUE BELIEVER. It is KEPT in Heaven for them, who are SHIELDED by GOD’S POWER, through their FAITH. The inheritance of ETERNAL LIFE and the FULLNESS of the SALVATION process will be made COMPLETE at the RETURN of the Lord Jesus Christ, in the LAST time. Have you received the NEW BIRTH into a LIVING HOPE?
If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to God, then you do not possess the NEW BIRTH or a LIVING HOPE, but you are headed for an ETERNITY in Hell, with all its HORRORS, and NO WAY of ESCAPE. It is God’s plan for mankind to come to a SAVING KNOWLEDGE of Jesus Christ, and to ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION. In order to do that, you MUST TURN AWAY FROM your sinful lifestyle and TURN TO GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART. You MUST CONFESS your sins to Him, and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS. 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 ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and receive the NEW BIRTH into a LIVING HOPE, and an INHERITANCE of ETERNAL LIFE in HEAVEN, with ALL its BLESSINGS. Do this NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!