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: 1:2 Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, 1:3 According as his divine power has given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that has called us to glory and virtue: 1:4 whereby are given unto 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.
1:5 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; 1:6 And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; 1:7 And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.
1:8 For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that you shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
1:9 But he that lacks these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and has forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.
1:10 Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if you do these things, you shall never fall: 1:11 for so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
What is the divine nature? Immortality and incorruptibility.
[Jesus is speaking]
John 8:26 he that sent me is true; and I speak to the world those things which I have heard of him.
Matthew 13:10 And the disciples came, and said unto Jesus, Why speak thou unto them in parables? 13:11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.
13:12 For whosoever has, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance:
but whosoever has not, from him shall be taken away even that he has. 13:13 Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.
13:14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah, which said, By hearing you shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing you shall see, and shall not perceive: 13:15 For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.
13:16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.
13:17 For Truly I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which you see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which you hear, and have not heard them.
Mark 4:10 And when Jesus was alone, they that were about him with the twelve asked of him the parable.
4:11 And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables: 4:12 That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them.
Notice how Jesus interchanges forgiving their sins and healing them?
lest at any time they should be converted, and I should heal them.
lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them.
Healing is the result of forgiving their sins. Without sin, death has nothing to follow. Forgiveness of sins comes first creating the conditions for healing. Without sin, there is no sickness. The righteous are whole and do not need a physician.
Mark 4:33 And with many such parables spoke he the word unto them, as they were able to hear it. 4:34 But without a parable spoke he not unto them: and when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples.
To disciples Jesus explains all things. Disciples have eyes that see and hears that hear. To disciples are given the knowledge of the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven.
Mark 4:24 And Jesus said to his disciples, Take heed what you hear: with what measure you mete, it shall be measured to you: and unto you that hear shall more be given.
Take heed to what you hear. If you want to know truth, only listen to truth. God is true. Jesus speaks truth. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Truth. The more you hear, the more you are given. And the contrary is true. If you want to avoid the doctrines of men, avoid them by not listening to them.
[Jesus is speaking]
John 13:34 A new commandment I give unto you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.
13:35 By this shall all men know that you are my disciples, if you have love one to another.
[Jesus is speaking]
John 15:1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.
15:2 Every branch in me that bears not fruit he takes away: and every branch that bears fruit, he purges it, that it may bring forth more fruit.
15:3 Now you are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.
15:4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can you, except you abide in me.
15:5 I am the vine, you are the branches: He that abides in me, and I in him, the same brings forth much fruit: for without me you can do nothing.
15:6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.
15:7 If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, you shall ask what you will, and it shall be done unto you.
15:8 Herein is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit; so shall you be my disciples.
[Jesus is speaking]
Matthew 11:28 Come unto me, all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
11:29 Take the yoke of me upon you, and learn from me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and you shall find rest unto your souls.
11:30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
Acts 2:36 let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God has made Jesus, whom you have crucified, both Lord and Christ.
Deuteronomy 32:1 Give ear, O you heavens, and I will speak; and hear, O earth, the words of my mouth.
32:2 My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass: 32:3 Because I will publish the name of the LORD: ascribe you greatness unto our God.
32:4 He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.
Isaiah 28:9 Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts.
28:10 For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little: 28:11 For with stammering lips and another tongue he will speak to this people.
28:12 To whom he said, This is the rest wherewith you may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing
[Paul is speaking]
1 Corinthians 14:21 In the law it is written, With men of other tongues and other lips I will speak unto this people
14:2 He that speaks in an unknown tongue speaks not unto men, but unto God: for no man understands him; howbeit in the spirit he speaks mysteries.
14:14 if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prays
14:6 if I come unto you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you, except I shall speak to you either by revelation, or by knowledge, or by prophesying, or by doctrine?
14:13 Wherefore let him that speaks in an unknown tongue pray that he may interpret.
14:18 I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than you all: 14:19 yet in the church I had rather speak five words with my understanding, that by my voice I might teach others also, than ten thousand words in an unknown tongue.
When we speak in tongues, our spirit is having a conversation with God. God speaks to us the mysteries of the kingdom of God. When we ask for the interpretation, we understand in our mind what we have been taught in our spirit, and now are able to teach others also in the languages of men (English, Spanish, etc.).
Isaiah 30:15 For thus says the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall you be saved; in rest and in trust shall be your strength
Psalms 132:13 For the LORD has chosen Zion; he has desired it for his habitation.
132:14 This is my rest forever: here will I dwell; for I have desired it.
1 Chronicles 23:25 For David said, The LORD God of Israel has given rest unto his people, that they may dwell in Jerusalem forever.
Acts 17:30 the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commands all men everywhere to repent: 17:31 Because he has appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he has ordained; whereof he has given assurance unto all men, in that he has raised him from the dead.
[Jesus is speaking]
Matthew 12:28 But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you.
12:29 Or else how can one enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house.
12:31 Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.
Revelation 12:7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, 12:8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.
12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
12:10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.
12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
12:12 Therefore rejoice, you heavens, and you that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has but a short time.
Zephaniah 3:14 Sing, O daughter of Zion; shout, O Israel; be glad and rejoice with all the heart, O daughter of Jerusalem.
3:15 The LORD has taken away thy judgments, he has cast out thine enemy: the king of Israel, even the LORD, is in the midst of thee: thou shall not see evil any more.
Isaiah 33:20 Look upon Zion, the city of our solemnities: thine eyes shall see Jerusalem a quiet habitation, a tabernacle that shall not be taken down; not one of the stakes thereof shall ever be removed, neither shall any of the cords thereof be broken. 33:24 And the inhabitant shall not say, I am sick: the people that dwell therein shall be forgiven their iniquity.
Leviticus 20:26 And you shall be holy unto me: for I the LORD am holy, and have severed you from other people, that you should be mine.
Leviticus 20:22 You shall therefore keep all my statutes, and all my judgments, and do them: that the land, whither I bring you to dwell therein, spue you not out.
Revelation 3:14 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things said the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;
3:15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. 3:16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
3:17 Because thou says, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and know not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: 3:18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou may be rich; and white raiment, that thou may be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou may see.
3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
3:20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
3:21 To him that overcomes will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne. 3:22 He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit said unto the churches.
Leviticus 20:23 And you shall not walk in the manners of the nation, which I cast out before you: for they committed all these things, and therefore I abhorred them.
20:24 But I have said unto you, You shall inherit their land, and I will give it unto you to possess it, a land that flows with milk and honey: I am the LORD your God, which have separated you from other people.
1 Peter 2:2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that you may grow thereby: 2:3 If so be you have tasted that the Lord is gracious.
2:4 To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious, 2:5 You also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
2:9 you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people; that you should show forth the praises of him who has called you out of darkness into his marvelous light; 2:10 Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.
Revelation 10:10 And I took the little book out of the angel's hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey
Hebrews 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
5:1 For every high priest taken from among men is ordained for men in things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins: 5:2 Who can have compassion on the ignorant, and on them that are out of the way; for that he himself also is compassed with infirmity.
5:3 And by reason hereof he ought, as for the people, so also for himself, to offer for sins. 5:4 And no man takes this honor unto himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron. 5:5 So also Christ glorified not himself to be made a high priest; but he that said unto him, Thou art my Son, today have I begotten thee. 5:6 As he said also in another place, Thou art a priest forever after the order of Melchisedec.
5:7 Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared; 5:8 Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered; 5:9 And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him; 5:10 Called of God a high priest after the order of Melchisedec.
5:11 Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing you are dull of hearing. 5:12 For when for the time you ought to be teachers, you have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.
5:13 For every one that uses milk is unskillful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.
5:14 But strong meat belongs to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
2 Corinthians 2:14 Now thanks be unto God, which always causes us to triumph in Christ, and makes manifest the savor of his knowledge by us in every place.
2:15 For we are unto God a sweet savor of Christ, in them that are saved, we are the savor of life unto life. And who is sufficient for these things? 2:17 For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.
1 Corinthians 15:34 Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.
Proverbs 30:5 Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. 30:6 Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.
Matthew 15:7 You hypocrites, well did Isaiah prophesy of you, saying, 15:8 This people draws nigh unto me with their mouth, and honors me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. 15:9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
Isaiah 33:14 The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness has surprised the hypocrites. Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?
33:15 He that walks righteously, and speaks uprightly; he that despises the gain of oppressions, that shakes his hands from holding of bribes, that stops his ears from hearing of blood, and shuts his eyes from seeing evil; 33:16 He shall dwell on high: his place of defense shall be the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure. 33:17 Thine eyes shall see the king in his beauty: they shall behold the land that is very far off.
33:20 Look upon Zion, the city of our solemnities: thine eyes shall see Jerusalem a quiet habitation, a tabernacle that shall not be taken down; not one of the stakes thereof shall ever be removed, neither shall any of the cords thereof be broken.
33:24 And the inhabitant shall not say, I am sick: the people that dwell therein shall be forgiven their iniquity.
Deuteronomy 4:24 the LORD thy God is a consuming fire, even a jealous God.
Luke 13:31 The same day there came certain of the Pharisees, saying unto Jesus, Get thee out, and depart hence: for Herod will kill thee.
13:32 And Jesus said unto them, Go you, and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out devils, and I do cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I shall be perfected.
3:8 beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
Hosea 6:1 Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he has torn, and he will heal us; he has smitten, and he will bind us up.
6:2 After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.
6:3 Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.
1 Chronicles 29:10 David blessed the LORD before all the congregation: and David said, Blessed be thou, LORD God of Israel our father, forever and ever.
29:11 Thine, O LORD is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all.
29:12 Both riches and honor come of thee, and thou reigns over all; and in thine hand is power and might; and in thine hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all.
29:13 Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious name.
A note from the author:
Thank you for reading this book and considering these scriptures. I appreciate you sharing your time with me.
JESUS : OUR SAVIOR AND REDEEMER