Aug 26, 2017
This is our fourth episode on 1 John, chapter five, verses 13-21 and is entitled, “Divine Protection.” One of the things John wants us to understand as he begins the wrap-up of his letter, is the reality of God’s loving protection over His children. While we remain in this world after conversion, and find ourselves surrounded by hostile forces and subject to the attacks of the enemy, we are not alone. In fact, John would have us remember that, because of our faith in Christ, Satan, the evil one, cannot touch us. He is held at bay by God Himself. And not only that, because of our relationship with Christ, we have a new capacity to say no to sin. We no longer have to sin. We now have a Spirit-empowered option to do what is right in the eyes of God and live righteously, no longer enslaved to our old sin nature. Oh, it’s still there and it will raise its ugly head and attempt to force its will on us, but because of Jesus, we do not have to keep on sinning like we once did. We are new creations. We have been born again. We are God’s children and enjoy His protection and access to His power to love godly lives. In this life and according to His will.