This is a letter from Peter to the people who have a similar belief as his, a belief born out of God’s influence and the works of Christ. We have been given everything needed to live a life that pleases God through our continual understanding of Jesus our main host. Also our nature has been changed to God’s nature based on the word we received. Therefore add to these to your belief- goodness, knowledge, self -control, perseverance, godliness, mutual affection and love. Adding these to your basic belief will ensure you’re not ineffective and unproductive in understanding Jesus. But a lack of these qualities will make you live a life of guilt and spiritual blindness. Also ensure you give in to God.
Form the quote of Peter “I know you’re already aware of what I, Peter, am saying but I want to remind you all the same as long as I’m alive for now. I and the other apostles didn’t tell you made up stories about “Jesus coming back” We actually experienced H is majestic presence. What we are saying is totally true and reliable. Our prophecy should be adhered to because it is based on the scriptures”. And prophetic words only originate from the Holy Spirit of God through men.
We exhibit the nature and life of God because Jesus our Host has enabled us with such ability. The more we learn from Him, the more we grow in Him. Continual growth in Christ results in being effective and relevant in the world.
I have the life of Christ in me!
Reading – 2 Peter 1
1 Simon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ,
To those who through the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ have received a faith as precious as ours:
2 Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.
Confirming One’s Calling and Election
3 His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. 4 Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.
5 For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; 6 and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; 7 and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. 8 For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 But whoever does not have them is nearsighted and blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their past sins.
10 Therefore, my brothers and sisters,[a] make every effort to confirm your calling and election. For if you do these things, you will never stumble, 11 and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Prophecy of Scripture
12 So I will always remind you of these things, even though you know them and are firmly established in the truth you now have. 13 I think it is right to refresh your memory as long as I live in the tent of this body,14 because I know that I will soon put it aside, as our Lord Jesus Christ has made clear to me. 15 And I will make every effort to see that after my departure you will always be able to remember these things.
16 For we did not follow cleverly devised stories when we told you about the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ in power, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty. 17 He received honor and glory from God the Father when the voice came to him from the Majestic Glory, saying, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.”[b] 18 We ourselves heard this voice that came from heaven when we were with him on the sacred mountain.
19 We also have the prophetic message as something completely reliable, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. 20 Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation of things. 21 For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.