There is a way to be kept from this world for absolute certainty.
John 17:15-17 – I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
Abraham Lincoln once said, “In times like these, it is good to remember that there have always been times like these.” I often hear folks say we’ve never seen times like these. Well, we may be seeing things made by man that have never existed in any previous generation of man, but that truth still remains that there have always been times like these. In fact, the Scriptures bear this out when we read, “As it was in the days of Noah, so shall it also be in the days of the Son of man.” And even though we are living in a time where sin abounds, we have Father’s promise in His Word that the grace of God will much more abound.
And dear friend, as the song writer penned, “I have good news to bring.” In that place where “grace much more abounds” is found all the power of God necessary to keep you in His love, His power, His blessing, and His promises. Again today, I ask you – do you believe Father answers the prayers of Jesus? And once again, I am sure that you answer with a resounding “YES!” On that response, I ask you to consider the words of our Lord in our Text for Today. Jesus prayed that Father should “keep them (us) from the evil” that is in this world. And my friend, I assure you that such is indeed the plan, purpose, and promise of our Father to us. He has assuredly made it possible. But how? I’m glad you asked. He will do it by His Word.
He had given us His Word which He assures us will come to pass and never fail. He has given us His armor with which we should clothe ourselves for each and every battle in life. He has given us His Name that is above every name that is names, not only in this world, but in the world to come. He has promised us that we can do all things through Christ which strengthens us. He has promised that if we ask anything in His Name, He would do it. He has promised that our faith would overcome the world, and that love (agape) would NEVER fail. All that, my friend, speaks to the matter of true security; true eternal life; BEING KEPT FOR SURE!
Manna for Today – John 17; Ephesians 5:26; 1 John 5:18; Matthew 24:37; Luke 17:26; Romans 5:20; Romans 10:17; Ephesians 6:10-18; 1 Timothy 6:12; Deuteronomy 28:1-14; Isaiah 55:11