1 PETER 5:10

10. And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace – Who imparts all blessing favor – Who has called you to His own eternal glory in Christ Jesus, will Himself complete and make you what you ought to be, establish and ground you securely, and strengthen and settle you. Amp.

DEFINITIONS

Complete -d) perfect, to make entire, thorough.

Establish -d) to make stable, settle.

Ground -d) to found on a firm basis.

Strengthen -d) to make or become strong.

The scripture is saying that we, as Christians can expect to suffer in trials or persecution. It is part of our lot and destiny. We need to change and need to see where changes need to be made. We must see the truth about ourselves and ask the Lord to change what we see.

When we are established, we do not fall apart when the winds of affliction blow. He perfects our faith to be able to know and not fear. This scripture in 1 Peter comes right after scriptures about fighting the devil. He wants us to be devil proof. He knows how to prepare us.

In order to be complete we must come into His sabbath rest. He rested on the 7th day. The number 7 means perfection and complete. That is what He wants. To be at rest we must be full of faith knowing you are safe. Then you go to bed happy and get up worrying for some unknown reason.

We must know how to be at rest in the good times and the hard times. If we keep our eyes on the Lord and His strength and power instead of our own weaknesses and circumstances, we can be at rest. That is completion and true peace. No fear or worry should plague us anymore. We must be at peace and rest when He returns.

This is when we become strong, and He will use us in mighty ways. We have fought the devil and came out on top. He cannot stop us from the best anymore!

Psalm 138:3 In the day when I called, You answered me, and strengthened me with strength (might and inflexibility) to temptation in my inner self.

🎼 SONG – ARISE O LORD – DRAW ME – HE BINDS THE BROKENHEARTED – PAUL WILBUR

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