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Who are being guarded (garrisoned) by God's power through [your] faith [till you fully inherit that final] salvation that is ready to be revealed [for you] in the last time [You should] be exceedingly glad on this account, though now for a little while you may be distressed by trials and suffer temptations, So that [the genuineness] of your faith may be tested, [your faith] which is infinitely more precious than the perishable gold which is tested and purified by fire. [This proving of your faith is intended] to redound to [your] praise and glory and honor when Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One) is revealed.               1 Peter 1:5-7
Pressing In

We are up against the world, yes we are the odd man out,
      But we have a reason for celebration, to sing, praise and shout!

For we have Life Eternal, it is our promise, our garantee,
      Whereas within the limitations of this world, there is no extended waranty.

Yes we have Life Eternal, though the enemy will say it isn't so,
      Therefore we  must push upward, to Heavens' gate we must go.

To see our Precious Lord Jesus, to appear before His face,
      To bask in the Glory of His wondrous Mecy and Grace.

While we are here on this earth, with our feet upon the dusty ground,
      We will sing our hearts towards Heaven, where our True Love can be found.

We will dine upon His Holy Word, to fill our spirit and our soul,
      We will drink from His living cup, that fills us up and makes us whole.

Yes we will be pressing in, while the world is pressing out,
      For we have reason for celebration, to sing, praise and shout!

For we know that the return of our King, is ever so nigh,
      We we shall lift our hands towards Heaven, and keep our eyes upon the sky.

By:  Ellen Underwood    3/7/2004