PARTAKERS OF HIS DIVINE NATURE
Brothers, as the title of this message implies, we are partakers of the divine nature of God the Father because of Jesus.
Simon Peter tells us here in 1:2 that grace and peace are multiplied unto you and I, through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord.
His grace is ours, for by grace were we saved through faith. It is multiplied to you through the knowledge of God.
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:
Please see here in verse 3 that God has given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to glory and virtue. Virtue in the Greek means (POWER).
We have His glory and His power. Remember that before Jesus rose from this earth to set at the right hand of God, He said in prayer to our Father, John 17:22 'And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one'.
We have now power, glory, knowledge and all things that pertain to life and godliness. The bible tells us that we are the sons of God. We are forgiven, we have been grafted into his chosen people, and have the power and glory of God to have life and to have it more abundantly now that we have been born again. Thank you Jesus!
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.
We are to be partakers of the divine nature of God, because we have escaped the corruption of this world. Praise God!
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.
Brothers, walk in all of the divine nature listed above in verse 5-8.
Faith, Virtue, Knowledge, Temperance, Patience, Godliness, Brotherly Kindness, Charity (which is Love).
Brothers, put these things in you that they may abound both in you and from you in your daily walk in this life.
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.
Do not forget that you were purged from your old sins brothers. Do not be judged as being blind because you are liking in any of these.
No, grab hold of these and walk in them every day striving to be Christ like.
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.
2Peter 1:12 Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and be established in the present truth.
Give diligence to make your calling and election sure, and you shall never fall!
God Bless you my brothers,
HVM - C82714R