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Removing Emptiness

Discussion in 'Pentecostal & Assemblies of God' started by rocknanchor, Dec 7, 2021.

  1. rocknanchor

    rocknanchor Continue Well 2 John 9 Supporter

    United States
    ‘His divine power’ (2 Peter 1:3), , where does it come from, God, right? That’s right, that puts it right back on our plate for if truth be known – while we seem to be lacking that power, He still ‘has given us everything we need’ (V-3)!

    So where is Peter’s clue, or where does mortal weakness fit in? I submit to you it is NOT wrapped up in acts, works or performances, for we need to secure the foundation for everything Peter is about to literally load us up with, ,

    And that is precisely what this comes down to, the condition of our hearing for the literal reception of verses 5-7 qualities.

    For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. (2 Peter 1:8)​

    KJV, NKJV, NASB etc, all mislead the reader with ‘beside this’ or, ‘also’. Those such as the NIV seems the only plausible explanation:

    For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith, , “ (2 Peter 1:5)​

    ‘Faith cometh by hearing’ and ‘faith’ is our clue. Foundational, because it is added to nothing, faith IS to be added to. From here we then can first proceed to protect that hearing from the thief.

    The Hearing of Noise-V-Faith

    ‘Context’, handle it like a loaded gun when reading the hearing of faith. Context is the water you see when you are about to step out of the boat in faith. When the Lord said ‘Come, let us reason together.’, He wasn’t suggesting the reasoning of the depth of the water, but the invitation to believe – potentially, of great depth.

    Now we can proceed to hear without distraction,

    We are of God. He who knows God hears us; he who is not of God does not hear us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error. (1 John 4:6)​

    There it is, the literal man verses a godly listener. This may come as a surprise to some, but I am a believer of the hearing of faith due to a heart God created to be used in faith, not in endless contextual trappings, although this post may require to be re-read. :)

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  2. quietbloke

    quietbloke Brother in Christ Supporter

    United Kingdom
    Thank you 'rocknanchor' for your thoughtful threads
  3. com7fy8

    com7fy8 Well-Known Member Supporter

    United States
    "faith working through love" (in Galatians 5:6)

    "Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us." (Romans 5:5)

    In God's love is all that is good, for our character . . . in my opinion, then, all that Peter means. We grow into this. Our character changes, cured by God's love.

    We become pure the way He in His love is pure > we do not only get wrong things washed away, but this love changes us to be and to love like Jesus. So faith brings us to share with God, like this :)
  4. rocknanchor

    rocknanchor Continue Well 2 John 9 Supporter

    United States
    I'm sure of it. Yet doesn't remark on what happens after the items in the OP take root as in, whole denominations prop a contextual hedge around - the disciples, the Holy Spirit, even stumbling at John 20:23 forgiveness, to erect a false wall of power while refusing the simplicity of faith.
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2021