1 Peter 1:5 (KJV) 5 Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
Have you ever thought, “Why did that happen to him/her? I thought they really loved God.”
Well, those questions have been asked by many people over the decades but the real question is, “Why weren’t they protected?”
Yes, God loves us and He wants His best for each of us, so what’s the deal? Let’s look at the opening scripture again. Notice that it says we’re kept by the power of God through faith. It doesn’t say we’re kept by God’s power based on our love for Him or even His love for us. It also doesn’t say we’re kept by His power based on all our good works. We’re kept by God’s power through faith! And even though that might seem too simplistic, it’s true nonetheless.
So, just how are we kept through faith? Good question.
First of all, in order for any of God’s promises to manifest in our lives, we have to believe that the promises are for us and that God indeed wants us to have them. But, just desiring the promises doesn’t get them. Desire isn’t faith and neither is love. Faith is believing God’s Word and acting on it – our positive response to what God has already given by His grace.
So, how do we active His promise of divine protection through His power [I Peter 1:5]? We access that power by using our faith to draw it unto ourselves. We have to draw on God’s Word and stand firm, believing that what He has promised us it true.
One of the ways to activate our faith in God’s promises is confession of the Word. Find scriptures pertaining to your protection and confess them daily. Confession of His Word causes faith to come and builds a confidence in you that the promises will actually work for you. Confession also puts your angels to work to cause the Word you’re speaking to come to pass in your life. [See my blog – 1/21/19.]
Isaiah 54:17 (KJV) 17 No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.
Psalm 91:11-12 (KJV) 11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
12 They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
These are two scriptures I confess daily plus pleading the Blood of Jesus over my life and my family for protection.
God has always had a solution for any problem that arises but the solutions don’t automatically come to pass unless we use our faith to activate them.
God’s Word always works but we have our part to do. God won’t do our part – the believing and receiving. And we can’t do His part – the giving!
Let’s determine to use our faith and see astounding results!