GRACE AND PEACE BE MULTIPLIED TO YOU

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2 Peter 1:2–3 Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue.

Imagine if God were to visit you in a dream and ask what He could do for you?

What would you say to Him?

Would the first thing be all the immediate needs that preoccupy our minds like financial provision, physical health, relational harmony or, would you ask Him to give you a deeper knowledge of Jesus our Lord?

God's Word tells us that when you receive revelation in the knowledge of Jesus, it will cause grace and peace to be multiplied in your life. It will cause you to receive all things that 'pertain to life and godliness'.

Can you see how we need to change our thinking and prayers towards God's Word and His grace, so we begin to see the things that will truly bring what we need in life? And grace is the unmerited, unearned and undeserved favor of God shown to us. There is nothing we can do to earn God's grace. But the more we understand God's love for us through Jesus' work on the cross; we position ourselves to receive a multiplication of God's grace in our lives.

Peter says it's not just grace, but peace is multiplied to us too by the knowledge of Jesus our Lord. The peace of God sets our hearts free from fear, stress, worries, anxieties, and cares. Wouldn't you want to have the peace of God presiding over your heart always?

Peter says, "God's divine power has given us all things" that pertain not just to godliness, but "to life as well." That includes health, money, a good job and a home for your family - these all pertain to life! All these things and everything else that God has already given is released to you through the knowledge of Jesus our Lord.

So let's rest in that knowledge every day. Let me encourage you to pray this prayer daily -“Father, give me wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Jesus.”For to know Jesus is to have grace and peace multiplied to us. To know Jesus is to receive all things pertaining to life and godliness!

Pastor Wayne Simpson


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

The more we see Jesus and His perfect work on the cross, the more we position ourselves to receive a multiplication of God’s grace in our lives.