ALL THAT YOU NEED FOR LIFE AND GODLINESS
“Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, 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: 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.”
2 Peter 1:2-4 KJV
I thank everybody who has given feedback, particularly in the last few capsules, (even when it seemed critical) the point is, you care enough to want clarification, to understand and that is the most important thing. These feedbacks are crucial to what we are trying to do. We are exploring ways of publishing them hence I will encourage you to use the comments section on the blog page. I am limited by space, so I try to be succinct and again most of the traditions that I am trying to dispel are things I have been guilty of in the past myself and some I am still struggling with. Moreover, I don't know everything and sometimes my explanation and analogies don't fit perfectly but they fit.
Now, let's get back to the concept of INSIDE OUT, I promised in the last Capsule that I will explain it in several ways. 2 Peter 1:2-4 is a thought provoking scripture as we've already seen, it says God has provided and given us ALL that we need for life and godliness in order that we might live like Him. This is mind blowing, we have been given this endowment , not that He is going to. However, there are two caveats, the first is that you can only access them through knowledge and the second is that they are in promises (that is in spiritual form). Think about it for a minute, a promise is an undertaking to make something available on demand. It is important you understand this because we would return to this thought later..
In the first creation God envisaged everything Adam would ever need and provided for them before He ever created him (Genesis chapter 1), God did it perfectly such that every living thing had the ability to reproduce after their kind so that there would not be any future lack. Even in chapter 2 it was God who anticipated the need for 'a companion comparable to Adam' and He went ahead and provided for it in form of Eve. So we can say He provided all Adam would ever need for life and godliness. Adam never needed to beg or plead with God , all he did was responded to these provision and accepted them as gift. This truth also obtains in this present dispensation.
In the new creation similarly, God provided a Saviour even when we did not know we needed one. Christ came paid the price for Sin, went to hell, spoilt the kingdom of darkness, rose on the third day, gave us the authority, sent the Holy Spirit (as if this is not enough), He is seated on the right hand of God interceding for us right now... that is Grace. All we have to do is respond positively to this...that is Faith. In the first creation, God put Adam in the midst of the garden with all the provision, in the new creation, everything that you need for life and godliness it's deposited in your born again spirit, all you need to do is access it by faith and manifest it in the physical realm (I pray you understand this). These provisions in the new creation are all in your born again spirit and you can access or make a demand on them by faith (remember the definition of promise). Whatever you and I may need God has anticipated it before the need arose and is your born again spirit, healing, peace, joy, love, wisdom, material wealth etc, if it is necessary for your spiritual and physical well being, it's there (1Peter 2:24, Galatians 5:22, Romans 5:1,5; 2 Corinthians 8:9). This is good news that is why it is called the GOSPEL or God's pill
GOD HAS GIVEN US ALL WE NEED FOR LIFE AND GODLINESS
God's pill, smooth and small enough to swallow, easily digestible to release it's goodness. Strictly no side effects.