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I Peter 1:3-9 --- Other elements of the Christian experience are contained in this text; but we want to survey only the inheritance in the "lively hope", 3 "reserved in heaven", 4 "to be revealed in the last time.", 5.

Paul echoes Job's statement to Bildad, Job 9:10, in Romans 11:33. God's ways are "past finding out!". It is surely enough that we would be resurrected in the likeness of our Saviour; but to be given a never ending inheritance, is a graciousness which amazes us.

The nature of this "inheritance" is: It is

(1) incorruptible, vs. 4. That it is not like this world's awards.

(2) undefiled. The comparison of undefiled in Hebrews 7:26 is "...holy, harmless, ...,separate from sinners...", and this is spoken of Jesus.

(3) is 'unfading' "....that fadeth not away..."

(4) It is "reserved in heaven", so that means it is secure.

The finest works of men in building construction,landscap- ing, or decorating and all our fanfare will in no way match the the glory of that inheritance reserved in heaven for His saints. Amidst all the glories will stand our Saviour; He will appear in similar fashion as viewed by John in the Isle of Patmos, Revelation 1:9-18.

His voice was as clarion as a trumpet, and as powerful as when He created all things, Colossians 1:16. His countenance was such that John was awestruck. His comforting words were as kind as kind can be; He said "Fear not" and John was soothed. He will be the Light of it, Revelation 21:23 "...the lamb is the light thereof."

One of the delights of the saint is " doth not yet appear what we shall be:but we know that when he shall appear, we shall be like Him; for we shall see Him as He is.", I John 3:2. He will truly be,and is, the hero of our soul! DDH.

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