2 Peter 1:4 (KJV)

The Word Says:
“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 1:4 –

Verse Thoughts:
What privilege to know that through His divine power, God has given every believer in Christ Jesus our Lord, ALL we need that pertain to life and godliness, and it is appropriated through a knowledge of Him.

God has already equipped us with the power to live a victorious Christian life, to live our lives as He intended us to live, in total dependence on Him. And His divine power is accessed through a knowledge of Him Who called us out of darkness into His marvellous light!

Some of the things that God has given us which enable His divine power to be manifested in our lives are His great and precious promises, the magnificent promises of God that are recorded in the Scriptures, for it is through them that we “become partakers of the divine nature,” because we are one with Christ.

We do NOT ‘become little gods’ as false ‘prosperity gospel’ proponents proclaim and as ‘word of faith’ teachers in Christendom outrageously teach today. We only receive His divine power because we are accepted in the Beloved. His divine power is not of ourselves but comes from our Father in heaven, through believing His Word.

His divine power is only ours on account of our union with Christ, by grace through faith in His finished work at Calvary. His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness and comes through a true knowledge of Him.

It is by trusting His Word, by believing that His great and precious promises are true, and by acting on that knowledge by faith, that we may partake of His divine power.

Praise God that by faith in Christ’s atoning sacrifice, we have escaped the corruption that is in the world. Praise Him that He has granted us great and precious promises so that through believing His Word we may become partakers of His divine power, as we abide in Him and He in us.