by Jesse Hendley

Jesse M. Hendley
October 11, 1907---November 30, 1994
I Peter 1:3

Will you turn with me, please, to First Peter, chapter
one? Verse three reads, "Blessed be the God and Father
of our Lord Jesus Christ, which, according to His
abundant mercy, hath begotten us again unto a lively
hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the
dead." Now verse four speaks of an inheritance: "To an
INHERITANCE incorruptible and undefiled and that
fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you." In the
olden days the oldest son was to receive his father's
inheritance, but he could not receive that inheritance
until he was of age. Up until that time, although he
was a son, he differed not from a servant. Now we, in
this present world, as believers in the Lord Jesus,
are HEIRS. We are not yet "of age," but someday we
shall inherit with Christ God's entire wealth, His
entire estate! All that belongs to Christ will belong
to us! It's going to be wonderful to be saved, in that

Verse five: "Who are KEPT, by the power of God,
through faith, unto salvation," The POWER OF GOD is
keeping the child of God. As we exercise faith, we are
kept unto salvation, ready to be revealed in the last
time. I believe that we are facing the last time, of
which Peter speaks here. The Lord Is SOON coming and
after that we will enter into that great inheritance.
Until then, we are "kept," by the power of God.

Verse six: "Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for
a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through
manifold temptations: (verse seven) that the trial of
your faith, being much more precious than of gold that
perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be
found unto praise and honour and glory at the
appearing of Jesus Christ." Recently I was talking
with a person who has been going through the fire of
great distress and trials and burdens, but who has
trusted the Lord through it all. When ...

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