The Pursuit of Great & Precious Promises

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It is obvious that most people regardless of their professional and political background, spiritual, social and economic status, their national classification or geographical location; invest time, effort, training, money and human resources in their varied area of endeavour or activity with an expectation to achieve Inestimable, immeasurable and exceeding great result in life, in business and in their career.  In most cases, the result whether on a short term, medium or long term derived from man’s investment can be qualified and quantified based on incremented percentage that has a definitive limit, because the derived outcome or result achieved is directly proportional to the invested input, given that the input is quantified with set boundaries. So also is the result measurable given the limitation in the resources invested, input parameters, activities or task accomplished.

So a natural man does not have the capability of producing or achieving immeasurable result due to its temporal configuration except by engaging the limitless wisdom of God that is embedded in His revealed and spoken word. “For all flesh is as grass, and all its glory like flower of grass, the grass withers, and the flower fails, but the word of the Lord abides forever”.  But the divine power of God has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence. For by these He has granted to us His precious and exceeding great promises, so that by them we may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust. 1 Pet 1: 24-25, 2 Pet 1:3-4

Achieving an inestimable and exceeding great result is dependent on the believer’s perception, understanding and disposition to the revealed and spoken precious promises of God’s irrevocable word. Each believer’s ability to know and understand God’s word has a tremendous impact on their receptivity and action of faith in the word of God.  Invariably, believers’ readiness to follow through on the strength of the word of God without wavering but rather pursue after the love of God with absolute obedience determines the result obtained from the great and precious promises of Gods’ word.  1Joh 2:3-6

It’s time to call the question; do you know Christ who is the Word of God?  if yes, how passionate are you in pursuing after the knowledge of Christ beyond the one-off encounter or experience of Him?  We have come to understand the love of God through Jesus Christ by which we are given access to the incalculable and inexhaustible resources of God as an heir of the promise.  We need to be built up internally having faith in the word of God and by praying in the Holy Ghost, so that we can become robust in our relationship with God as we allow the word of God to dwell richly in us.  We must endeavour to take advantage of our new position in God as an heir of God through Christ to overcome all of life challenges and to excel in every area of our lives’ endeavours, by keeping ourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.   Jud1:20-21, 1 Joh 2:3-6, Gal 4:7

So it is paramount that every believer should endeavour to pursue the life of God in Christ Jesus that offers us a dynamic and ever increasing life, for whosoever is born of God overcomes the world including the dark places of the earth that are full of habitation of cruelty.  For it is not the investment in the bank that provides the inestimable and exceeding great result but the internal enrichment gained from knowing Christ and engaging the proof producing word of God, to work first within the believer and externally through the believer to enable us to not just overcome life’s challenges but afford us entrance to his eternal kingdom producing in and through us visible evidence of inestimable and exceeding great result based on the revealed and spoken word of God. It is time to pursue Christ, the Word of God with passion. Rom 8:16-17, Psa 74:20, 2Pet 1:2-12

 

 

Consider this:

  • 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. And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; and to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; and to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. For if these things be in you, and abound, they make [you that ye shall] neither [be] barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins. Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall: For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though ye know [them], and be established in the present truth. [2Pe 1:2-12 KJV]
  • Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with [him], that we may be also glorified together. For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time [are] not worthy [to be compared] with the glory which shall be revealed in us. For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected [the same] in hope, because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. And not only [they], but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, [to wit], the redemption of our body. For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? But if we hope for that we see not, [then] do we with patience wait for [it]. Likewise, the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. [Rom 8:12-26 KJV]

And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him. He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked. [1Jo 2:3-6 KJV]

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