Promises from God - 2 Peter 1:3-4

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  1. For His divine power has given us everything required for life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness. By these He has given us very great and precious promises, so that through them you may share in the divine nature, escaping the corruption that is in the world because of evil desires.
     
  2. “For His divine power…”
    God in His divine power and by His divine power

    “…has given us everything required for life and godliness,”
    Now to have life on earth we need certain things in place, we must eat and hydrate, we must clothe and sleep and be secure, we must fellowship and love. So what is the purpose of life on earth? Is it to do God’s will above anything and be obedient? Maybe a time to prepare ourselves for Him? Is it not above anything to find and submit to God? Should we not live to have the kind of pureness so that we can spend eternity in God’s presence? In the passage life and godliness is linked by an ‘and’, which means they go together and is not separable. Life is linked to godliness and godliness is linked to life. He has already given us everything to make this special life happen.

    “…through the knowledge of Him who called us…”
    Him being Christ Jesus who called us. Now we know we are called by Christ to be holy for God who is holy, to prepare to be His bride and spend eternity with Him and God our Father, who simply will not allow sinfulness into His kingdom. In the knowledge of Christ that called us we were given everything required for this.

    “…by His own glory and goodness…”
    What He, Jesus Christ, done is for His own glory, not ours, and what He has done, He done so by His goodness, not ours.
    So everything we have is a result of His goodness, everything required for life and godliness comes from His goodness.

    “By these He has given us very great and precious promises…”
    Why “by these”? It refers to what came before, namely glory and goodness of Him that we know, that gave us everything for life and godliness. So, because of His glory and goodness we have great and precious promises for that purpose, namely life and godliness. Very cool indeed, and note, nothing of ourselves can or has led to any of these things.

    “…so that through them you may share in the divine nature,”
    Cool again, those great and precious promises allow us to share in the divine nature that is of God himself. Wow.
    We need not do anything, because from ourselves we cannot obtain it, we cannot own it by ourselves and definitely cannot glory because of it. It is truly all of God. So what is the purpose of the divine nature?

    “…escaping the corruption that is in the world because of evil desires.”
    Great promises and great gifts for you to obtain your divine nature and then, evil desires will be a thing of the past.
     
  3. 2Pe 1:3.. According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:

    What is God's divine power?

    Eph 3:20.. Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,
    Eph 3:21.. Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.

    God's "divine" power is his Glory, and where does this Glory reside?, "unto him be Glory in the the Church" Everything we receive by God was brought to us by his divine Glory which dwells within us!!. Who gave us this Glory? , "by Christ Jesus ". How far can this Glory reach? "throughout all ages," . Which means every thing the Lord God has already given us from the beginning, reaches even unto us in this time we are now living!!

    How can I know what these "promises" are? "through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:"
    This "knowledge" comes by way of the Word of God, revealed to us by the Holy Ghost!!!

    1Co 2:9.. But as it is written,
    Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
    1Co 2:10.. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.

    All these things that the Lord has already given to us by his divine power come to us as, "exceeding great, and precious promises"


    2Pe 1:4.. Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

    The only way to get these promises is by going to the one who promised them. There is no other way. What does this mean? It means without a direct relationship with God him self there is no way these promises will ever be made manifest in our lives!! Being made "partakers of God's divine nature" only happens in his presence!!

    "...that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust..."

    The words, "having escaped" means, "to fly away".

    "...having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust..."

    There is no "corruption" in God's presence!!

    How do I get there? Through prayer!!!

    Heb_4:16.. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.



     
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  4. Thank you for this message! It confirms something for me.
     
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