THE GLORY-LIFE UNVEILED
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(2 Peter 1:3).
The Christian life is a call to glory and virtue; that means a call to a life of honour, dignity and excellence. This ought to be your everyday experience. Imagine if your confessions have been in line with this all your life! No matter what situation you find yourself in, your life will always be one of honour, dignity and excellence.
Some have their lives at variance with what the Word says, and they wonder why. The glory-life seems veiled to them because of ignorance and the blindness of their hearts. However, that veil is removed through the knowledge of God’s Word. The Holy Spirit, through the Apostle Peter, tells us how this works: “According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him….” (2 Peter 1:3).
First, notice that He isn’t trying to give you all things that pertain to life and godliness; no! He has already done it. How? It’s through the knowledge (Greek: epignosis) of Him. “Epignosis” means exact or precise knowledge; full knowledge with intimacy. It means full comprehension, recognition, or perception. How do you come about this special kind of knowledge? In Ephesians 1:17 the Apostle Paul prayed, “That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him.” Observe that he calls the heavenly Father, the Father of glory.
That means you are glory; your life is a life of glory! So, He’s saying that in getting to know God like Peter mentioned above, that God would grant you “…the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: The eyes of your understanding being enlightened…” (Ephesians 1:17-18).
The word “revelation” is the Greek: “apokalupsis,” which means the unveiling; an insight into reality. Then the Greek word translated “enlightened” is “Photizo,” which means to turn on the light in your heart. Therefore, as you study about God and learn about the things of the Spirit; as you get acquainted and familiar with Him, and relate with Him, these spiritual realities will be unveiled to you.
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