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“Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy”
Jude 1:24

Many do not understand what it means when we say that our God is able to keep us from falling as our opening scripture posits.

Many believe part of their Christian responsibility is to strive to be kept in the faith and “make heaven”. But the Bible gives us a clear picture of God’s verdict on this matter.

Jude 1:24 lets us know that we are to rely on God’s ability to preserve us as well as His faithfulness to keep us till the end.

God has all power in heaven and on earth and He is willing and able to keep us. I dare say that He delights in keeping us!

Why would Christ go through all that He did and still not ensure that measures are kept in place to complete what He had begun? Think about it.

This is why Ephesians 1:13-14 says:
“In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise, which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory”.

We are sealed by the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is proof that God will keep us until the end. He is proof that Christ is coming back for us. He is proof that we are citizens of Heaven.

God isn’t just the author of our faith, He is the finisher (Hebrews 12:2). He works in us to ensure that we keep on being fervent for Him till the end.

As believers, we must trust in God’s willingness and ability to keep us. When we get to heaven, it will be by His Grace and not by our strength.

So we are confident of this very thing – “that he which begun a good work in us will perform it until the day of Christ” (Philippians 1:6).

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