2 Peter 1:1 Simon Peter, a bondservant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have obtained like precious faith with us by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ:
I know: Scripture makes us tired but 2 Peter has a verse 2
2Pet. 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 Saviour Jesus Christ:
2Pet. 1:2 Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the KNOWLEDGE of God,
and of Jesus our Lord,
2Pet. 1:3 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:
2Pet. 1:4 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.
Salvation has no meaning unless we know FROM WHAT we are KEPT SAFE.
2Pet. 1:13 Yea, I think it meet, as long as I am in this tabernacle, To stir you up by putting you in remembrance;
2Pet. 1:14 Knowing that shortly I must put off this my tabernacle, even as our Lord Jesus Christ hath shewed me.
2Pet. 1:15 Moreover I will endeavour that ye may be able after my decease to have these things always in remembrance.
2Pet. 1:16 For we have not followed cunningly DEVISED FABLES
[Jewish Fables] when we made KNOWN unto you
the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses
of his majesty.
2Pet. 1:17 For he received from God the Father honour and glory,
when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory,
This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
2Pet. 1:18 And this VOICE which came from heaven we HEARD, when we were with him in the holy mount.
Luke 24:44 And he said unto them,
These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you,
that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.
Luke 24:45 Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures,
Jesus opens our understanding by TEACHING:
Luke 24:46 And said unto them, Thus it is WRITTE, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:
Luke 24:47 And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
Luke 24:48 And ye are witnesses of these things.
Luke 24:49 And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you:
but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.
Jesus was given the EVANGELISTIC OFFICE as Holy Spirit when He was changed to be "another" Comforter in another form
Peter left us a MEMORY of the Certified PROPHETS and prophecies. This was the way that Jesus BESTOWED FAITH.
2Pet. 1:19 We have also a more sure WORD of prophecy;
whereunto ye do well that ye TAKE HEED
as unto a LIGHT that shineth in a dark place,
until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:
2Pet. 1:20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any PRIVATE INTERPRETATION
Private or PERSONAL interpretation which means FURTHER EXPOUNDING which would despise the Holy Spirit of God. Self Interpretation is EPILUSIS and would include the works of Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites. In Ezekiel 33 that would exclude performing preachers for hire, singers or instrument players: these would be signs that no one intends to SPPEAK the WORD or OBEY it
2Pet. 1:21 For the PROPHECY came not in old time by the WILL of man:
but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
AND THINGS HAVE NOT CHANGED: why should we worry if the STAFF does not TEACH that which HAS BEEN TAUGHT if God GIVES FAITH without HEARING THE WORD?
2Pet. 2:1 But there were false prophets also among the people,
even as there shall be false teachers among you,
[Why worry if Peter thought that faith was a supernatural GIFT?]
who privily shall bring in damnable heresies,
even denying the Lord that bought them,
and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
2Pet. 2:2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of TRUTH (the WORD) shall be evil spoken of
2Pet. 2:3 And through covetousness
shall they with feigned words
make merchandise of you:
whose judgment now of a long time lingereth
not, and their damnation slumbereth not.
HO, every one that thirsteth,
come ye to the waters,
and he that hath no money;
come ye, buy, and eat; yea,
come, buy wine and milk WITHOUT MONEY
and WITHOUT PRICE
. Isa 55:1
2 Cor. 2:17 For we are not as many,
which CORRUPT the word of God: [why worry about that if they SELL LEARNING AT RETAIL.]
but as of sincerity, but as OF God,
in the sight of God speak we in Christ.