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1 peter 1:10-12 Angels’s Desire

Who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation?

Receiving the end of your faith-the salvation of your soul

1 peter 1:10

Of this salvation, the prophets have inquired and searched carefully.

Young rich ruler

Mathew 19:16-22

Mark gospel says he is a ruler, perhaps in the synagogue.

Jesus Counsels the Rich Young Ruler

16 Now behold, one came and said to Him, “Good Teacher, what good thing shall I do that I may have eternal life?”

So He said to him, Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God.But if you want to enter into life, keep the commandments.

18 He said to Him, “Which ones?”

Jesus said, “‘You shall not murder,’ ‘You shall not commit adultery,’ ‘You shall not steal,’ ‘You shall not bear false witness,’ 19 ‘Honor your father and your mother,’ and, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’20 The young man said to Him, “All these things I have kept from my youth. What do I still lack?”

21 Jesus said to him, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.”

22 But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.

What good things shall I do to have eternal life?

 He is a religious person. Jew, Ruler in a synagogue. Religion is a man’s attempt to please god, doing all rituals but his heart is still empty. He found something different in the life of Jesus life and calls him, Good teacher.

Why do you call Me good, No one is good but One, that is, God

Romans 3:12 There is none who does good. No, not one.

Jesus said: If you want to enter the kingdom of God,you have to obey all commandments.

Jesus said: Love your neighbors as yourself.

He said I do.

Then Jesus said: Go and sell all you have and give to poor and follow me.

  1. Jesus was just touching his weakness, money. Money is his idle. If anything or anyone occupied the place of God is called Idle.

1 Timothy 6:10 — Love of money is a root of all kinds of evil.

2.Second he was known as young rich ruler, Jesus wanted to change his identity, Jesus want his disciple known as servants of God, Not as rich ruler.

 3.He lied to Jesus saying that he is obeying all commandments. If he was then he would have loved his neighbor. If you are obeying all commandments, really you are a lover of God, if you love God; you must love your neighbors.

  1. No one can obey all commandments and law, Jesus came on earth to full fill all commandments and laws.

Mathew 16:22

But when the young man heard that saying (sell your possession and give to poor), he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.

This young rich ruler came to Jesus to have eternal life by doing some good deeds, he left from Jesus sorrowfully. God never force anyone to be saved, He is working always in the basis of free will.Free will

God is Love, he loves us unconditionally. Unconditional love required free will. So God created human in the potential of sin. It is the choice of each one, which way they want to live. That is why God planted a tree in the midst of garden of Eden, the tree of knowledge.

In this world there are lots of opportunities, based on what you choose, you can leave in Godly way or to lead an immoral life.

Money – It is neutral, you can use money to do good things same time you can use money to do evil things.

It is like Technology. You can use technology for good purpose and same time for bad, all depends your heart.

Your will and God’s will

Your will is so important for salvation:

1 Timothy 2:4   God’s will

God’s desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth PSAMS 40:2

Out of the miry clay, And set my feet upon a rock, And established my steps.

When the Lord stretch his hand of grace towards you,  you have to hold his hand to come out this Horrible pit, that is your part.

It is possible to harden your heart when Holy spirit lead you to Christ, that is Blasphemy of Holy Spirit God.

All sins are forgiven, except blasphemy of Holy Spirit. Once you are saved your all sins are forgiven. You will allow Holy spirit God to work in you, if you are not allowing Holy spirit God to work in your heart that is called blasphemy of Holy Spirit, standing against or not accepting the work of Holy spirit  in your life.

Salvation is a gift of God: Salvation is a gift from God. You don’t earn it, so you cannot protect it. You are saved by the grace of God, so God will protect your salvation and bring you to heaven.

Prophet prophesied

Old Testament prophet’s prophesied about the grace yet to come, they could not understand much, they had some knowledge about the grace which we are experiencing.

Prophets means spoke person for God, Giving God’s message to people.

There are 330 prophecies about Christ in the Old Testament

Isaiah 7:14: he would be born of virgin

Micah 5:2: He would be born in Bethlehem

Genesis 49:10: He will born in the tribe of Judah

Isaiah 9:1: His ministry will start in Galilee

Zechariah 9:9 He will enter into Jerusalem by a donkey

Psalms 41;9 He will be betrayed by his friend

Zechariah 11:12 He will be sold for 30 silver

Isaiah 53:5 He will be wounded and bruised

Psalms 22:16 His feet and arms would be pierced

Isaiah 53:12 he will be crucified between two thieves

Psalms 16:10 he will be risen from the dead.

Mathew 13:17 Jesus was talking about himself

for assuredly, I say to you that many prophets and righteous men desired to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it. We are studying Old Testament to understand New Testament better.

1 peter 1:12 Apostle preach this Gospel to us

Salvation is by hearing the message from God through Apostles and Evangelist by the inspiration of Holy Spirit.

Things Angels desire to look into

Things mean here salvation;

Desire means true wish, from heaven they are really looking into heart transformation of people by hearing the gospel.

Angels are marveled seeing that drunkard and murderer became servant of God by hearing the word of God and accepting the Lord.

Message:

A message came from heaven, proclaimed byprophets, fulfilled by Christ preached by Apostles, received by you and me

This Great Salvation is the Eternal Plan of God. It was in the mind of God, He kept it for you and me before the foundation of earth. We are so precious to God. We are his eternal plan. God allowed his son to die on the cross to gain you and me, to sit with him forever and ever in his heavenly home.

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1 peter 1:6-7 Trials Leads to Christ.

In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, 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

In this: 1 Peter 1:3-5

 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of JesusChrist from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

  1. You are a member of God’s Family 2.You have a living Hope 3.You have an inheritance in heaven 4.You are kept by the power of God on this earth.

He is not only your redeemer but also your life maintainer. He is not only your redeemer but also sustainer of yourlife.

You are under the power of God in your suffering. So Rejoice Greatly.

If you know the truth of your future, that truth will strengthen you to face present difficulties.

I am in need of $100 today, but I knew that I am going to get much more than $100 tomorrow, that truth strengthens me to endure today’s money crisis.

  1. Paul Knows It: 2 Corinthians 5:1-2

For we know that if our earthly house, this tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed with our habitation which is from heaven This house (this mortal body) called Tent (temporary)

But we will have a House not made by hand (not made by flesh)it is heavenly, it is eternal called not tent Building( permanent)

In this mortal body we groan, weep, cry (sufferings) we earnestly desire to be clothed with our habitation (new body/new house).

He knew the future so he said;

Romans 8:18

18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

  1. Moses:Exodus: 3:12 

So He said, “I will certainly be with you. And this shall be a sign toyou that I have sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, youshall serve God on this mountain”.

Exodus 3:1 Mount Horeb is God’s mountain; it is a part of Mount Sinai,on the other side of Red sea.

So Moses said, do not fear, do not panic, you are going to see the salvation of God.

Message

Moses knows very well that they were going to cross the red sea because God said, “we are going to worship The Lord on mountain Horeb”.

  1. Peter

Peter was sleeping in the prison

  1. Because he knew that he was going to die in his old age, just as Jesus said.
  2. I am going to glorify my Lord by the death of crucifixion not by sword. Because Herod had killed James by sword, he was waiting to kill Peter very soon after, just as he did to James (crucifixion was a Roman Method used to execute criminals).

In this we rejoice greatly.

2ndPoint

In this you greatly rejoice though for a little while, if need be you have been grieved by various trials

Trials are for a little while (it is temporary)

You must trust Lord in Your tough situation.

1. Isaac.

Ishmael and Isaac were brothers, Ishmael died at the age of 137, so Isaac thought I am also going to die very soon, So let me bless my elder son and die, But he lived 43 years more. That thought ruined the whole family, Elder son married Canaanites women and departed from the house, Jacob run away from the house due to the fear Jacob had towards Esau.

Isaac trusted in his own understanding , failed to ask  God’s council.

In this you greatly rejoice because the trials are temporary.

What Kind of attitude you must have in your trials? Look to God.

Isaac Failed.

2. Israel:

God descended on Mount Sinai in fire, Mountain quaked greatly, Trumpet sound were louder and louder and louder

Israel saw that Moses delayed coming down from the mountain, they said we don’t know what has happened to him, and we need a God which isvisible.

Result 3000 perished.

Look to the Lord in your difficulties.

3. Abraham

Genesis 15:5

Then He brought him outside and said,”Look now toward heaven, and count the stars if you are able to number them”. And He said to him, “So shall your descendants be”.

Remember the promises.

4. Jacob: Meaning Heal Catcher

God was wrestling with this man for 20 years to change this man into a man of God, i.e. Jacob to Israel. God touch his hip in order to stop his running for blessings.

GENESIS 49:33

And when Jacob had finished commanding his sons, he drew his feet up into the bed and breathed his last, and was gathered to his people.

Hebrew 11:21

By faith Jacob, when he was dying, blessed each of the sons of Joseph, and worshiped, leaning on the top of his staff.

Message

He was using a staff to walk, because God touched his hip, he was  not able to move his leg freely, when he was dying, he worshiped the Lord leaning on the staff and he drew his leg into the bed and died.

Beginning was not good but End was so good.

5.Moses:

Exodus:2:11-12

Now it came to pass in those days, when Moses was grown, that he went out to his brethren and looked at their burdens. And he saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his brethren. 12 So he looked around, and when he saw no one, he killed the Egyptian and hid him inthe sand.

Moses failed to look “High” way, Somehow he knows that he is the deliverer, so he tried to save one of his brother by killing an Egyptians, In this situation, the will of God is right to save that person but the way of God is not killing an Egyptian to save his brother.

Way of God is so important as the will ofGod. He did the will of God by using his own way.

Ex: If God’s will is to host a meeting, for that purpose you don’t have to borrow money and host it.

If God Guides you, God will provide, otherwise that is not the will of God.

Message

Moses failed to look God in his tough time.

Various Trials (manifold trials)

Many colors,  small and large, in different level.

Pain has various faces, and colors.

God will never permit you to take a cross before he knows the strength of your shoulder. He will never allow the trials beyond the level you can endure.

 Trials are not destructive, but it is constructive. They will build up your character.

If need be. (Necessary)

Peter said trials are sometimes necessary in our life

  1. Trials will bring you near to Jesus
  2. Trials will make you humble/give you humility/increase yourperseverance.
  3. Trials will help you to grow spiritually.

Message:

Trials will bring you near to Christ.

“Unless you peoplesee signs and wonders, you will by no means believe”.

49 The noble man said to Him, “Sir, comedown before my child dies!”

50 Jesus said to him, “Go your way; your son lives”. So the man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him, and he went his way. 51 And as he was now going down, his servants met him and told him, saying, “Your son lives!”

52 Then he inquired of them the hour when he got better. And they said to him, “Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him”. 53 So the father knew that it was at the same hour in which Jesus said to him, “Your son lives”. And he himself believed, and his whole household.

Nobel man: He is a Jew, Working for royalty, belongs to King.

His trial was : His son dying

He might have heard about Jesus who changed water in to wine and he believed Jesus has power to heal my son. For Nobel man Jesus is a miracle worker.

48″ Jesus said unless you people see signs and wonders ,you will by nomeans believe.

Why Jesus said:

Mission of Jesus is fulfill his Father Will

Father’s will is for “everyone believe in his son”, so noone will perish(SALVATION).

Jesus can just heal this man’s son and send him happily back to his home, but Jesus did more than just healing. His words made all the householders to believe in Him.

Message:

Jesus is always interested in your spiritual growth than your physical comforts.

Jesus said: Go your way “Your son Lives”

He believed in his word. On the way back to home, he came to know that his son is alive. He inquired the time which he became alive. He understood, it was the same hour Jesus said, your son lives.

He and his house holders believed in Jesus Christ.

  1. He believes in his Power — that is not enough
  2. He believes in his promises —that is not enough
  3. He believes in Jesus Christ — that is enough.

2.Trials will make you humble.

Paul

2 Corinthians 12

I went to heaven 14 years before  and sat with God and share precious time with him in his garden, I heard different words , but not possible to speak those words in human language.

Lest I should be exalted above the measure by the abundance of revelation, God permitted a messenger of Satan to buffet me.

There is a very chance that, human to have spiritual pride due to extraordinary spiritual experience. That pain in his body sustained Paul to be always in humble.

Message:

Prayer never makes you humble, You have to face trials for humbleness

1 PETER 1:7  Character

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

If  a Gold smith want to measure the purity of a piece of gold , he has to test it , Same like goldsmith, God will test your faith to know what kind of faith you have, what are there in your heart.

Gold smith through the peace of gold in the fiery furnace to remove its impurity to fulfill his will on that peace of gold.

Father God put you in the fiery furnace to remove our old nature until he see his son’s nature in us.

Message:

How much you can transform to the nature of Jesus Christ, that much you will receive praises, honor, and glory at the revelation of Lord Jesus Christ.