1 Peter 1:5 – who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

God’s word is full of incredibly descriptive imagery. This passage describes how the supernatural power of God watches over us every moment. I love the anointing and God’s power operating in our lives. Trying to live our lives in our own strength just doesn’t add up. Our battle in this world is not natural, it is supernatural. In order to avoid the traps and snares of the enemy we need God’s power at work for us, in us, and through us. Peter knew this and said that the power of God watches over and guards us continually. Here are three definitions of protected or kept in this verse. Read and enjoy.

Dick Mills
“A military term picturing a sentry standing guard as protection against the enemy. We are in spiritual combat, but God’s power and peace (Phil. 4:7) are our sentinels and protectors.”

Brian Simmons
The Greek word for “guards us” is phrouroumenous, which comes from a military term (phrouria) meaning “a fort” or “an army garrison stationed to defend a city.” You are continually being watched over and protected by God’s mighty power.

Who are kept. Who are defended as in a fortress or castle. There is a remarkable correspondence between the two verbs used in this sentence: the verb threw, signifies to keep, watch, guard; and is a place of custody or prison, a sentinel, signifies to keep as under a military guard. The true disciples of Christ are under the continual watchful care of God, and the inheritance is guarded for them.

So the Lord Himself is watching over us to protect us from every attack in this world. David recognized this truth and described it in Psalms 34:7 – “The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear Him, And rescues them”. Here is this verse in the Passion Translation, “The angel of the Lord stooped down to listen as I prayed,
encircling me, empowering me, and showing me how to escape. He will do this for everyone who fears God”.
So the Lord has us in total protection. Peter had seen this word come true when he was arrested and chained between two guards. He was awakened from his sleep by an angel and set free to return to his ministry. Yeah, Peter was kept by the power of God and so is this Fisherman.

2 thoughts on “KEPT BY HIS POWER”

  1. Amazing how the Holy Spirit can fill us so full that He spills over from our heart into tears of joy and thankfulness…
    …and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled with all the fullness of God who is able to do immeasurably more than we can ask or imagine!!!

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