Exceeding great and precious promises:

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 Saviour Jesus Christ: Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, 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: 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. 2 Peter 1:1-4

These exceeding great and precious promises are out inheritance. They are the promises set aside for every born-again child of God. We access them because of our like precious faith in God's word according to second Peter 1:1.

These promises are precious because of the price Jesus paid for him. They were bought by the precious blood of Christ the Lamb of God.

What they provide is beyond comparison to anything offered by the world and its system. Jesus, who was in heaven, came to earth and brought heaven to us. That is why they are so precious.

These promises cover every aspect of the believer’s life. They embrace every need in every circumstance of life. Peter said that we escape the corruption that came as a result of the fall. This corruption means ruin, wickedness, perversion, destruction, depravity, loss and lack that is in the world around us. It exists through lust or the natural carnal desire of unregenerate men.

The days in which we live are becoming more difficult to live for those who are not in a covenant relationship with God, but we have escaped them, having been redeemed by the precious blood of Jesus.

When we take on salvation, God changed our nature. His nature became our nature. The Bible tells us that we are partakers of his divine nature. This means that God's qualities or attributes became ours. The Bible says that we were born again by the incorruptible seed... by the word of God. Seed produces fruit after its own kind. We can therefore honestly say that as he is, so are we in this world (see 1 John 4:17).

When we embrace these precious promises sound in his word concerning our inheritance, the very life and nature of God is released into our lives to bring the results he promised.

This release knows no time constraints. It can be instantaneous or it can be in accord with the kind of seed that is sown. Every species has its own gestation period, but the very instant it is sown germination commences.

Many people do not understand the processes whereby these exceeding great and precious promises are manifest. As a result, they often elude them. We do not necessarily need to know how it happens... only that it works, because God said so. In Mark 4:27 where Jesus had been teaching about the principles of the Kingdom and the law of seedtime and harvest, he said that the seed should spring up and grow and we do not know how it happens.

The secret for us is to embrace these principles of God and practice them. Understanding follows.

We would do well to believe what the angel told Mary when he told her that she was to be the mother of Jesus. He said, "With God (the word), nothing shall be impossible."
Be blessed.

Robert

The Realities of Eternity 
The bible talks about places like Heaven and Hell, which are very real.
Some folk deny their existence, but too many people testify of visiting them. I have! We all have differing testimonies, but also share similar things in common. 
In this trilogy of accounts, let me share with you part of my visits to Heaven, a 45 minute visit to Hell and the story of my own son Gary who died and was brought back to life to meet Jesus.
He is now with the Lord.
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Psalm 91 is a wonderful depiction of God's promises
of protection and blessing.
See our pictorial illustration of Psalm 91
and Psalm For Kids...
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Daily Psalm מִזְמוֹר‎ & Proverb מִשְלֵי 

Teach me Your way, O Lord, and lead me in a plain and even path because of my enemies [those who lie in wait for me].
Give me not up to the will of my adversaries, for false witnesses have risen up against me; they breathe out cruelty and violence.
[What, what would have become of me] had I not believed that I would see the Lord's goodness in the land of the living!
Wait and hope for and expect the Lord; be brave and of good courage and let your heart be stout and enduring. Yes, wait for and hope for and expect the Lord. Psalm 27:11-14.

Daily Prescription רָפָא‎ 

Have faith in God. I tell you the truth, you can say to this mountain, ‘May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and it will happen. But you must really believe it will happen and have no doubt in your heart. I tell you, you can pray for anything, and if you believe that you’ve received it, it will be yours.
 But when you are praying, first forgive anyone you are holding a grudge against, so that your Father in heaven will forgive your sins, too. Mark 11:22-25.

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