Saturday 4 June 2022

Knowledge of God (CW46)

    Coming WW3 - 4th Seal

Exceedingly Precious Promise
2 Pet 1:2-4  Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
   We thank God for the exceeding great and precious promises and His divine power through the knowledge of God, that men can be perfected, being partakers of the divine nature, which is our transformation into His image.

Obedience to Perfection
    In 2nd Peter, God has shown us a step to step to perfection. So, if we diligently follow the instructions and with the understanding of the seven Spirits of God, it will be easy to trace our walk with Jesus to perfection.

2 Pet 1:5  But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge,

1. Spirit of the Lord - Faith
    As soon as one is saved, he is giving the Holy Spirit. From the Bible he will begin to know Him and find his faith in Him and His word.

2. Spirit of Wisdom - Virtue
add to your faith virtue,
    a man of virtue is a wise man - one who does what he believes (faith) or doer of the word.
Mat 7:24  "Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock:"

3. Spirit of Knowledge
add to virtue knowledge
    Having kept His word, he now understand it. He can be a teacher.

2 Pet 1:6  to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness,

4. Spirit of Counsel
add to knowledge self-control
    One who can control oneself from sins and evil thoughts, and helps and counsels his sheep to righteous living - a fatherly figure or pastor

5. Spirit of Might
add to self-control perseverance
    One who can endure pains and sufferings reaching out to the unreached - an evangelist

6. Spirit of the Knowledge of the Lord
add to perseverance godliness or godlikeness
    One who understands the very heartbeat of God - His will, delights, pleasures, ways and sadness. He is worthy to be His prophet.

7. Spirit of the Fear of the Lord
2 Pet 1:7  to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love.
    One, who fears that his good and righteous works are done without the sincere love of the brethren - an apostle of the Lord.

Doers of the Word
2 Pet 1:8  For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
    A doer of the Word of God will be fruitful in the knowledge of Christ, and he will be able to walk in the light with Him until perfection.

The Spirituality Blind
2 Pet 1:9  For he who lacks these things is shortsighted, even to blindness, and has forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins.
    All those rejecting the words and commandments of Christ are spiritually blind. Without the truth and the knowledge of God, they are just mouthing out worldly opinions, which are outright nonsense in their walk with God. They will always distort the truth and promote wrong doctrines and heresies,