1 Peter 1:3 | World Challenge

1 Peter 1:3

January 18, 2020

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.


Devotional Thoughts

By David Wilkerson

I believe the Lord when He tells me, "I am begotten to a lively hope by the resurrection of Christ from the dead, to an incorruptible inheritance, and undefiled, that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for me." (1 Peter 1:3).

Think of it! A life reserved in heaven for me right now, abiding in His presence, where He is, presented right now by Christ in the presence of the Father, without spot and with exceeding great joy!

As for this world, I have my affections set on those things in my heavenly place in Christ, and not on the things of this world. I am dead to the world, alive to Christ. My conversation is in heaven. Now "I desire a better country, that is, an heavenly... for he hath prepared for me a city..." (Hebrews 11:6).

Earthly blessings -- materialism -- are no longer to be compared with "being blessed with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ..." (Eph. 1:3). I give up the visible for the glory of the invisible. I am above this scene down here because I am with Him, ascended.

The fact is, God never intended that His people live as victims to anybody or anything. Not to fear, nor to doubt, nor devils, nor demons, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things seen or unseen, nor any weapon formed against them. We have been promised Ascension Life. A place in Christ in the heavenlies. A life of joy and peace in the Holy Ghost.