HIPP VISUAL MINISTRIES - ABUNDANCE OF FAITH - ALTAMONT, TN
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ABBUNDANCE OF FAITH



2Peter 1:1 Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ:

2Peter 1:2 Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,

2Peter 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:

2Peter 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.

Brothers, the apostle Peter tells us here what Jesus has given us as children of God. He says in verse 1 & 2 that those who have obtained faith through the righteousness of God and Jesus our Savior, that grace and peace will be multiplied to us through the knowledge which He will give us. Notice here that we have already obtained the faith to walk Christ like in all of these things listed above and below. We don't have to hope for these, we only have to walk in His knowledge by , knowing that these are ours now, we only have to receive, and that they are a gift from God the Father and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

2Peter 1:5 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;

2Peter 1:6 And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;

2Peter 1:7 And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.

2Peter 1:8 For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Follow me now as I show you what has been given us.

  1. FAITH
  2. GRACE
  3. PEACE
  4. KNOWLEDGE
  5. ALL THINGS THAT PERTAIN UNTO LIFE
  6. GODLINESS
  7. GLORY
  8. VIRTUE
  9. GREAT AND PRECIOUS PROMISES
  10. PARTAKERS OF HIS DIVINE NATURE
  11. HAVING ESCAPED CORRUPTION IN THIS WORLD THROUGH LUST

He tells us that all of these things are ours by faith.

Brothers, we are to diligently add to our faith - virtue, to our virtue - knowledge, to our knowledge - temperance, to our temperance - patience, to our patience - godliness, to our godliness - brotherly kindness, and to our brotherly kindness - charity which is love. He tells us here that if these things abound in us we shall be fruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

2Peter 1:9 But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.

2Peter 1:10 Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:

2Peter 1:11 For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Brothers, if we lack the above things we are then blind, and cannot see what He would have us be. He says that if we lack these gifts than we have forgotten that Jesus has purged us from our old sins. Do not walk through this life allowing satin to convict you of what God has already forgiven you, if you are a child of God. Rebuke satin when he would remind you of past sins, and state boldly that you are both in cleansed and covered in righteousness by the blood of Jesus Christ who saved you.

Please receive all of these free gifts by faith, and go about doing God's work. He tells us here that we shall never fall if we take and keep these free gifts. But, rather by doing these things we shall make our calling and election sure. So an entrance into the kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ shall be abundantly ministered unto us. PRAISE GOD!

God Bless you my brothers in Christ Jesus,

John Hipp
HVM - C21215