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2 Peter 1:1 –
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As we look at 2 Peter 1:1, We will try to understand his writings, verse by verse, and sometimes word for word. The common meanings and understandings can be different from how we perceive them. So please allow me, to tell us, what we probably already know.

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 Saviour Jesus Christ:”

Peter starts out telling us who he is:
A servant:
When he says servant he isn’t talking about the guy who mows your lawn or the nice lady that comes in once a week to clean.

The word used for Servant of Christ, means Bond Slave or Love Slave. In Biblical times you could become a slave if you didn’t pay your debts, and stay a slave for 7 years or until the debt was paid.

Sometimes people were treated so well, they asked to stay provided for, cared for, protected by their Master. He would back them up to the edge of the door and make a hole in their earlobe with an awl.

This signified they were free men, who gladly remained and worked for their Master. This is the message of Peter, Paul and all who truly serve our Lord.

An Apostle:
Originally only the 12 were Apostles, after the Resurrection, Paul met Christ on the road to Damascus, and called himself an Apostle. When the Holy Spirit was given Apostles were one of the 5 fold ministry gifts.

Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors and Teachers.

Apostles are often thought of as people who start churches, train someone in the Word to Pastor and hopefully others for the other Gifts and then moves on, to repeat the same.

This is of course a slave and apostle of our Lord.

“to them that have obtained like precious faith””
Here he is talking to us, Believers on Christ and telling us something profound.

Our Faith is the same as his and all the othe Disciples, we should be experiencing all the things they did.

Hebrews 6:4-6
“For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come,”

If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.”

We have been enlightened, and tasted the heavenly gift of Salvation, and have been made partakers of the Holy Spirit.

Therefore we must learn to taste Good Word of God, (learn, love, meditate, speak, live), when we do we will also taste the powers of the world to come.

Saints, the Gifts and Power of the Holy Spirit should be working within our churches today. Ask the Father what impedes there use in our lives?

“like precious faith”
Precious Faith, do you consider your faith as precious? The word Precious occurs 70+ times in the Word, Precious jem stones mostly, also Precious Promises and Precious Blood.

Precious, something that if you found it, you would sell all you had, to aquire this Precious thing.

Our Faith is Precious, we must build our Faith by being crucified, (losing ourselves), to aquire the Lord

“through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ:”
Because of and through the righteousness of the Father and Son.

2 Corinthians 5:21
King James Version (KJV)
“For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.”

Romans 10:3
King James Version (KJV)
“For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.”

Romans 1:17
King James Version (KJV)
“For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.”

Romans 3:21-22
“But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;

Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:”

Our Righteousness is revealed by our Faith in Christ, it is only the covering of His Precious Blood that makes us “The Righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. “

Lord please may this lesson help your chosen to find and embrace Your life and love.

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 Saviour Jesus Christ:”

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