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I Will Keep Thee

Perhaps there is only one power on the earth that can even remotely be compared to the saving power of God, and that is His ability to keep and preserve the believer. With so much discussion and debate surrounding the believer’s preservation, it is most assuring to hear God’s final word echoing down through the ages, “I also will keep thee” (1).

This comes as no surprise to those who have acquainted themselves with Him “that spared not his own Son, but delivered Him up for us all.” (Romans 8:32a). The Lord would never author anything that He Himself would not undertake to finish (2). To assure us of this truth, He is presently at the right hand of the throne of God, interceding on our behalf, so that we might be saved “to the uttermost, completely, perfectly, finally and for all time and eternity” (Hebrews 7:25a, Amplified). Our Lord has given us “an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you” (I Peter 1:4).

God has not reserved our inheritance to see us perish before we possess it. To know God is to know “him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy” (Jude 24).

Carl H. Stevens

Carl H. Stevens

(1929-2008) pastored and established thriving churches and Bible colleges in Maine, Massachusetts, and Maryland. He also helped pioneer Christian talk radio through Telephone Time and the Grace Hour and authored nearly 500 books and booklets. See also the Carl H Stevens Memorial Site
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