“Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to those who have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of our God and our Savior Jesus Christ, Grace and peace be multiplied to you through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, according as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who has called us to glory and virtue, through which He has given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, so that by these you might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.” 2Peter 1:1-4
Like precious faith
With God, there is no partiality, even today. We have received the same precious faith that was received by the apostles, even Peter the man chosen by Christ to launch the church. This means that we can do the same as the apostles, if and when we want to. God has truly equipped us for dominion. God waits for us. Furthermore, this faith was not of our works, but through of the “righteousness of our God and Saviour Jesus Christ.” We really have received a free, but extremely precious gift. Our faith is of great value, for by faith we can do much exploits. This is the same faith that God used to create the earth (Hebrews 11:2), faith of speaking things, believing them done and seeing them done (Isaiah 55:11). Hallelujah. So great is the love of God that He measured out the same faith unto us.
Grace multiplied through our knowledge of God
The more we know God, the more His grace and peace is increased (actually multiplied) in our lives. Grace is God’s enabling power, meaning that God has given us the ability to rule as He originally intended for us (Genesis 1:26-28). In a world without peace and with so much turmoil, it’s the peace of God that we need, the peace that surpasses all human understanding. When we know Him and how much He loves us, we can truly understand that He has given us everything pertaining to this life and to godliness. We boldly, graciously and peacefully face whatever life throws at us. We have power (2 Timothy 1:7), so we are not scared. Even it seems we are denied, Peter states and reminds us that we have received everything. Everything means everything. Success, finances, health, peace, good relations, mental health, patience, kindness, self-control and generosity. God has covered everything. We cannot be denied, not by any system, not by anyone, not by any devil (Isaiah 54:16-17). Even through the many diverse trials we face and challenges of our lives, God has not denied us (Romans 8:31-34). Our daily challenges mean nothing and have no bearing to the eternal love that God has for us.
Partakers in the divine nature
As partakers in the divine nature, we are framed only by God’s word. Like Christ, we sacrifice our lives and bodies daily (Romans 12:1) and say “Not my will Lord, but your will”. In doing God’s will, we manifest God on earth. Through seeking and speaking His goodness at every opportunity, whether it’s on a call, email, Whatsapp, Facebook or a face-to-face chat. When trials come, we refuse to react as the world would, but only according to God’s word, Christ our Lord. Thus, we escape the trappings (lust) of the world. This is grace and this is peace. Furthermore, this is divine nature. When in this knowledge and this state, grace and peace is multiplied unto us. We know God and are unmovable. We are unshakable and we cannot be moved.
So beloved of God, grace and peace be multiplied to you as you get to know God and our Lord Jesus Christ more and more each day. Shalom