Nov17SunNovember 17, 2013
“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.” II Peter 1:4 KJV
We have been given the greatest most valuable promises from God that enables us to share and grow in His divine nature! The Holy Spirit comes to live in us in order to fulfill the will of God and to cause us to live the life we were originally created for. Were it not for the need to preach the Gospel, we could simply go right on into glory!
But Jesus said, “…the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father (see John 14:12).” This won’t happen unless you escape the corruption that is in the world through lust. To escape is to break free from something or someone. Corruption deals with the moral decay or rottenness of the soul. Lust, the insatiable desire for that which is forbidden, is the controlling mechanism that lures you into the trap of sin. Once you escape the corruption (and you can) then you can experience the divine nature. You can’t have it both ways. Bon Appétit.
G575 ἀπό; apo (apo') A primary particle; “off”, that is, away (from something near), in various senses (of place, time, or relation; literally or figuratively):—(X here-) after, ago, at, because of, before, by (the space of), for (-th), from, in, (out) of, off, (up-) on (-ce), since, with. In composition (as a prefix) it usually denotes separation, departure, cessation, completion, reversal, etc.
G5343 φεύγω; pheugō (fyoo'-go) Apparently a primary verb; to run away (literally or figuratively); by implication to shun; by analogy to vanish:—escape, flee (away).
Corruption: G5356 φθορά; phthora (fthor-ah') From G5351; decay, that is, ruin (spontaneous or inflicted, literally or figuratively):—corruption, destroy, perish.
G5351 φθείρω; phtheirō (fthi'-ro) Probably strengthened from φθίω phthiō (to pine or waste): properly to shrivel or wither, that is, to spoil (by any process) or (genitive) to ruin (especially figuratively by moral influences, to deprave):—corrupt (self), defile, destroy.
“Few of us realize the effect that our conversations have upon our own spirits. When you pretend to be what you are not and you talk glibly about it, it builds into your spirit a weakness. It is like a piece of rot in the beam of a building.” E. W. Kenyon
“Don’t fake it till you make it; FAITH it till you make it.” Pastor H. A. Killings