enterin glory2 Peter 1:1-4

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 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 that has called us to glory and virtue:

Whereby are given to us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these you might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

For us to partake of the divine nature, we must have escaped the corruption in the world which can only be by knowledge.

2 Peter 2:20

For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.

The word pollution is corruption. There are some who escaped but went back. This is what is called the unpardonable sin. What we are supposed to escape into is salvation. It is possible to be holy without knowledge. The reason for knowledge is to give grace to escape from the world. The world is Babylon. We need knowledge to escape corruption. While Babylon is a captivity state, Egypt is a land of bondage. Something that captures us under duress and puts us in bondage, this is Egypt; but we fall in love with Babylon after a while, this is captivity which we need knowledge to come out of. Our last escape is from Babylon- the world. If any man loves the world, the love of the Father is not in Him.

The bible told about people who have escaped but went back. It is not easy to leave corruption. It is remains our life until we gain knowledge. We therefore, need knowledge to escape. Jesus said we should not give holy things to pigs. Pearls are the gates of the Kingdom. The gates of the city are made up of pearls. Pearls mean entrance. Swine will not use the pearls for entrance. So, when these people had escaped corruption, they turned back again. In the beginning they were not good, and it would have been better if they had not been saved but when they turned back, they came into a state that is worse than their beginning.

2 Peter 2:21

For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered to them.

This corruption is not just fornication and adultery; these are things that will not make a man see the Kingdom. This knowledge is the commandment of the New Testament. The knowing of Jesus is the commandment of life to our souls. When we come into the knowledge of God, commandments are given to us which are communicated to bring us into life. We are supposed to know God and Jesus Christ to come into the promise that He has promised us, even eternal life which is the blessing as the scripture says, ’Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life’. The promise is life.

2 Peter 1:2

Grace and peace be multiplied to you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,

This life is divine power from God. It is the power of His glory and the reason for this divine power is to enter into glory. When we have divine things, we enter into life and godliness. Godliness means ‘like god’. Satan wanted this but landed into trouble at the long run.

Genesis 1:26

And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.

When we say One God, we talk of the three: the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost. This Trinity concept was what confused the Jews. There are three that are in existence. They are divine beings and not just offices. The Holy Ghost exists and the Logos, also and we cannot get to the Father without Him. This Father is the Father in the Godhead. The Holy Ghost is their Spirit. He is their interpreter and powerhouse. He interprets the intention of God. Logos is the mirror of operations and He decided He will become flesh because angels could not do it even if they bear excellent names like Michael (Like God) but that likeness was a shadow of God.

When a man and a woman come together in marriage, it is not a mere thing. That is why God said, ‘Let them…’ There are those who hold the form of godliness but lack knowledge. We can never be like God except by divine power and this power is in charge of life, it is in fact the life of God while its fruit is godliness. The power behind true godliness is divine life. If we are born again and still natural in our soul, we do not have power. If we deny the Son of God, then we deny the life of God and the son of God is the life of the Father.

John 11:13

However, Jesus spoke of his death: but they thought that he had spoken of taking of rest in sleep.

We need power to come to God because those who have come to God are the sons of God.

The life of God is the faith of the Son. What makes him up is faith. Many Christians believe that Jesus is the son of God but could not continue believing.

Romans 1:17

For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

The life in the Son is being propelled by the faith of the Son.

Galatians 2:20

I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

We cannot get to God unless we live the life of God. There is one faith, one baptism, one calling. The reason we have been saved is to live. A powerful man is not a miracle worker; whoever is a miracle worker is only gifted. Power then, is when life has been enshrined into our system.

1 Timothy 2:5

For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;

We need power to come to God. Our calling is to come. We might have believed and not come. Coming means to attain what Jesus has come into. Anyone who has come will come into the manifestation of God. The first manifestation of coming is likeness and those that attain this are they that have escaped corruption.

We cannot attain image except we are first of all like Him. There is a promise of Christ and this life is needed to attain the promise. There are two things that can be known of God by which He swore to Abraham. He said to Abraham: ‘I am thy shield and thy exceeding great reward’. The shield is faith by which God lives. This shield is also a reward. God will go beyond shield and will exceedingly bless us.

Faith is power, power is life; it is also a person. Power is how one man lived. He did not come so that we could just have life, but to have it more abundantly. Therefore, the more of faith-life we live, the more of power we have.

2 Peter 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 Savior Jesus Christ:

The precious faith is the power of God. We cannot enter glory until we have life. Faith is precious but something far exceeds faith. There are three that abide- faith, hope and love. It is a triangle. Without faith, we cannot see hope; without hope, we cannot see love.

The way to baptize is to teach. When we experience new birth therefore, we experience the Holy Ghost and when we continue, we have Jesus, and then those who overcome will have the Father’s name written on them. We have two promises- life and nature. Nature is greater than power. We need the precious promises to come to exceeding great promises. This is the divine nature which we need to come into divine life.

Romans 1:17

For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

Do not get to get to God without attaining life and godliness. This message will get to everybody on earth. It is the same power that is in charge of wrath that is in charge of righteousness; the eternal power and godhead-this is the divine nature. ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life’. The Father is God. Among the trinity, the Son chose to come. We need Him to cross over. When we have Him, we have mastery to the extent that we will know life so well, and begin to live.

Christ is God and He is wisdom and power. He is made unto us wisdom and power that we might come to God. There is nothing that can be compared to the life that is in the Son who was consecrated to bring us to the Father. I pray that we will not just live but go beyond living into abiding. We will not just have life, we will obtain immortality. Amen!

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