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Accepted

I am reading 1 Peter 5:10 and it reads like this:

1 Peter 5:10  (NKJV)10 But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.  source 

But may the GOD of all grace . . .
What GOD?
The GOD of all grace. All the grace I will ever need. That is Who He is.
Grace.
What is grace anyway? Some say grace is the unmerited favor of GOD.
I don’t disagree with that.
Is there any more?
Grace.
The Hebrew word for our English word grace is chen (with a sign over the e which my keyboard does not have).
According to my Strong’s Interlinear Search, it means Acceptance.
I have been ACCEPTED by Him, the GOD of all grace! And that acceptance is UNMERITED. I did not earn it. I could not earn it. No amount of good works will get me grace. You either.

So, how? How did GOD the perfect Holy One, how did He accept me? Read on.

Who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus!
Jesus must have known what He was talking about when He said:

John 14:6  (NKJV) Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.  source

So are you Accepted? How do you know you are?

Just Asking . . . For the 6th Time

1 Peter 1:5-7  (NKJV) (A)who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. (B)In this you greatly rejoice, though now (C)for a little while, if need be, (D)you have been [a]grieved by various trials, that (E)the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though (F)it is tested by fire, (G)may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ,    source

Who are kept by the power of GOD it reads. I have questions.

How by the power of GOD are people kept, especially now?
Through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. 
This is the last time. It has been since Yeshua ascended.

So, in this last time is it being revealed who is in saving faith?
Will this revealing escalate? That is will world events continue to make it easier to discern who has saving faith and who does not?

In this you greatly rejoice it reads. Am I?
And about what? What am I to greatly rejoice about in this last time?
though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials
Am I to greatly rejoice that my trials are for only a little while?
Okay. A little while is better than a long while, right?
And it does say if need be, doesn’t it?
So, unless it is necessary, I will not be suffering. That’s good, right?
Oh! It’s not just one trial but various. That’s all kinds, right?
But it still says IF NEED BE. I have to remember that.

Wait. Why are these trials necessary, again?
that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ,
Oh. No more questions. At least at this moment. 🙂 

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