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God not only wants you to have Grace he

not only wants you to have peace he

wants to multiply it he wants to give

you much more than simply getting a

little more today and a little more

tomorrow Grace is all that God is free

to do for you that you do not deserve

because of what Christ has done for you

so he wants to multiply



the Apostle Peter over the next number


weeks wants to tell you and I how to

enter Heaven with a

celebration he calls it in verse

11 entering Heaven

abundantly entering Heaven

victoriously entering Heaven

excitedly entering Heaven

joyously not entering entering Heaven

regularly not entering Heaven

barely not entering Heaven as a

loser see everybody doesn’t go to heaven

the same

way not All God’s Children enter Heaven

the same way he’s going to take us on a

journey I call it the triumphant trip to

heaven and in this journey if you will

go on the ride with me

you and I will learn in spite of the

losses along the way and we will all

have them in spite of the

failures along the way and we will all

have our fair share of them in spite of

the things that have knocked you down

beaten you down the things you are

ashamed of the regrets that you

have he will show you and

me how to take the rest of your journey

and to arrive at the point of




joyfully he begins his epistle in second

Peter by saying Simon Peter a bonder

servant today we will only get to the

first four

verses Simon Peter a bonder

servant a bonder servant means a

slave Peter says I am a slave of Jesus

Christ I’m not just a Christian I’m not

just a saint I’m a

slave God’s goal for every Christian is

to become a slave because every slave

has a

master so Jesus is my master and I am a

slave a slave is obligated to the

instructions and obedience to his master

he’s also an apostle a sent one to

deliver God’s message to the

people and he’s Apostle of Jesus Christ

he’s a slave and the messenger of

Christ in verse two he says I’m speaking

to all who have received the same kind

of Faith so I’m talking to all fellow

Christians right now I’m talking to the

people I’m writing to and the people in

generations to come Peter is saying to

all fellow Saints I’m

speaking by the righteousness of our God

and Savior Jesus Christ let me just

pause here he’s in his

introduction because I want you to


something by the righteousness that’s in

our God and

Savior Jesus Christ by our righteousness

is in the God and savior of our God and

Savior Jesus Christ please notice Jesus

has two

titles not just savior but God

God because Jesus is God and

savior he is the god man the second

member of the Trinity our God is Triune

in nature he’s God the Father God the

son God the Holy Spirit one God composed

the three co-equal persons who are

distinct in personhood yet one in

essence the father is not the son the

son is not the spirit but the three make

up the one godhead which is why the

Bible can say God is love because he’s

always had someone to

love because he’s always lived in a

triun with the other members of the

Trinity so he says based on the

righteous standards of Jesus Christ who

is both God and savior I’m going to

speak to you

now he now wants to share Jesus as the

provider for your

journey he’s your triaa

guide he’s the one who wants to guide

you on this trip to your abundant

Glory he says Grace and peace be

multiplied to

you verse three grace and peace be

multiplied please don’t miss that word

not Grace and peace be

added Grace and peace be


Grace Grace is God’s favor rendered to

you Grace is all that God is free to do

for you

because of what Christ has done for you

Grace is the goodness of God dispensed

to you that you do not deserve could

never repay and could not earn it is

divine favor and God says he not only

want you to have Divine favor he wants

to put it on the multiplication table of

your existence so he wants to multiply

favor and he wants to multiply peace

Grace andace peace be multiplied he

wants you to experience the calm in the

midst of the chaos that surrounds your

life Paul

says in 2 Corinthians 9:8 these words

and God is able to make all grace abound

to you so that always having all

sufficiency in everything you may have

an abundance for every good deed in

other words he’s got so much grace to

show you

you can’t use it all and when you use

what you have you’re still going to have

leftover cuz there will be an abundance

of it so God not only wants to be

favorable to you he wants to be so

favorable you can’t use it up you’re

going to need a doggy

bag because you will not be able to take

it all in Grace and peace be multiplied

to you well how does it get multiplied

notice what he says he says in the

knowledge of God and of Jesus our

lord Grace and peace gets

multiplied based on what you

know he says in the knowledge of our God

and the Lord Jesus

Christ he says Grace and

peace are going to be multiplied to

you tied to your full knowledge of God

and Jesus Christ Our Lord so let’s play

with that word for just a moment

eposis eposis has to do with knowledge

by experience not knowledge by


alone now you need information in order

to have

experience but you can have information

and not have experience let me say it

another way you can come to church on

Sunday and get

nosis but that doesn’t mean you’ve had

eposis that you have come into the

experiential knowledge of Jesus

Christ so when he says Grace and peace

get the multiplication sign and not

merely the static subtraction or plus

sign it comes because you and I enter

into the eposis the experiential

knowledge of

God and without that you will not

experience Grace and malti with a

multiplication sign attached to it being

multiplied in your life and

mine the more you know about him and the

more experience you have with him the

more Supernatural experience you have


him so let’s start off cuz we’ve only


begun he’s only introduced it because

he’s going to tell you how to take the

trip to heaven and arrive there


verse verse


seeing that his divine

power 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 so we’ve

dealt with he’s the provider he’s the

triaa guide for the trip now he’s going

to come to the provision for this

journey please notice

seeing his divine power has granted to



everything somebody say everything

everything so get


everything you

need to

live the Christian Life as God has

designed you to live it you already

have everything you

need to live the Christian life the way

God has designed it to be lived you all

ready have and it’s been dispensed to

you by his divine power everything for

you to be an adult Christian was in your

conversion so if you are here and you

are saved what you need to become a

spiritual adult you even have if you a

baby kid


everything unless you understand that

you already have it here’s what you and

I will

do we will go outside of it to get

it stay with me now if you don’t

understand you already have it you’ll go

outside of God to get it and when you go

outside of God to get it you’ll cancel

what you have to have it

as Colossians 2:10 says you are complete


Christ complete just like a a a

conceived baby has all the ingredients

that you can’t see for full life you are

complete in him so if you are a Believer

and you have

Christ you do not need to add anything

outside of what Christ demands and

expects and we’ll see those in order to


victoriously let me say a brief word

about this

calling this

salvation you’ve been called by his

glory and his Excellence let me say it

another way you’ve been called by his

deity and his

Humanity his glory that speaks of his

divinity his Excellence speaks of his

life on Earth his his moral perfection

you have been called by somebody who has

the nature of God and the nature of man

so he understands God above and he

understands Humanity below that’s why

the Bible says he’s touched with the

weaknesses of your infirmity he he knows

what it feels like to be

you because he became a man but he knows

what it feels like to be God because God

became a man so he can relate to God and

relate to you at the same


okay now how do I get how do I how do I

work this thing how do I get this thing

clicking how do I get this thing

rotating within my soul how do I get

this thing acting on my behalf verse

four for by

these his glory is Excellence he has

granted to us every

believer his precious and magnificent


he hadn’t given you just

promises he says they are both precious


magnificent he says with these


promises so that now here’s where it

gets here’s where it gets nasty nasty he

says we you may


partakers of of his divine nature having

escaped the corruption that is in the

world by lust now watch

this the way this stuff is going to

happen to me and to you because we all


it is because if you will operate based


this you will become a partaker the word

partaker means Sharer

somebody who shares something holds

something in common you will become a

partaker of the divine

nature the divine nature is the nature

of God

Divine so you will be able to let’s put

it another way piggyback on

God okay you you will become sherff

you’ll be able to piggy back on God

you’ll be able to take from him to help

you you will be a partaker a participant

in who you are with who he is you’ll be

able to steal from him and use for

you you’ll be a

sharer in the divine nature the nature

is the essence of a

thing it is the the core definition of a

thing we have human nature because we’re

people so let let me break down nature

for a

moment nature determines a number of

things about

us first of all nature determines your

appetite what you’re hungry

for when you were

saved you received the divine nature

here it is in seed

form Peter calls it in 1 Peter 1 he

calls it you receive The Incorruptible

seed he’s talking about the divine

nature you did not receive it fully

developed you received it like a

pregnant woman who

conceives she she conceives but you

don’t see the hands and the feet you

don’t see the ears and the eyes they

they’re all there cuz it’s everything is

there but it has not been formed which

is why Paul says I won’t be satisfied

till Christ is formed in you so you got

the new nature but in seed

form so if the appetite’s not right the

environment’s not right if the if the

behavior is not right that’s because the

seed has gone

undeveloped because you have the seed

but the seed must be developed in order

for the new nature to be


that’s where the world comes

in Satan uses the world stay with me

here to get us so attached to it that it

stifles the

seed he uses the lust of the flesh the

lust of the eyes the pride of life that

is the world is that system that wants

you to operate independently of God

that’s what the world is anything that

wants you to leave God out is the world

okay the appeal of the world is not just

that the world is

enjoyable it is that it is seeking to

stifle the movement of the seed because

if the world can interfere with the seed

you’ll never show the hands the feet the

ears the nose the eyes you’ll never see

the growth take

place because the seed has been stifled

by this world order that wants you to

make decisions live your life

independently of

God and if you do that if I do that when

we all do that you have to understand

that the seed has been stifled

interfered with and diminished in its


potential he says watch this now he

says in verse

four having escaped the corruption that

is in the world by

lust the


strength is in its ability to create

desire lust means desire watch

this anything you do outside of God is

because you want to it’s a

desire there is an appeal there is an


now the seed of the word or the new

nature is

inside and surrounded

by your

flesh okay now I’m going to really

explain something now that if you catch

this it will be the single most

transforming thing from this standpoint

of sanctification and spiritual growth

and all of that that that you can un

understand now watch

this the seed is surrounded by the

flesh the flesh is that part of

you that desires to be satisfied

independently of God the world is the

system that appeals to the flesh Satan

is the god who controls the world so

watch this Satan controls the world the

world sends out signals to the flesh

creating desire to be satisfied

independently of God but because you

want it you desire it so you we give

into the flesh whatever area it happens

to be

now this is what you need to

understand the

flesh cannot be changed or

tamed let me say this again the


Cannot Be

Tamed because all the flesh knows how to

do is be

fleshy that’s all he can do the flesh

cannot become UNF flesh

ah but watch

this he

says and this is what a lot of people

misunderstand when the new nature you

become a partaker of it you borrow from

God for you to feed the new

nature watch this you will escape the

World by its

lust ah the word escape the corruption

corruption means garbage the garbage of

the world you will escape it that is

being driven by

desire let me tell you what it’s not

saying it is not suggesting you may lose


desire let me say that

again let’s

say you’ve been taking drugs for 20


and your flesh craves it demands it

because it’s the flesh has just gotten

so used to being satisfied with it that

the flesh says I got to have it I got to

have it I got to have it I got to have

it got to have it you go to 12-step

programs you go to this program you go

to that program and yeah you manage it

for a little while but then it shows

back up another way and you back at it

again and you go on it it it wasn’t

because you weren’t sincere it was that

you were trying to talk the flesh into

something the flesh the flesh has no

obligation to receive because because

the flesh operates that way so it sucks

up it it sucks up all that all all that

you throwing at it because because it’s

desire has been stitched into it and it

can never change

never manage it for a while but it never

changes so the desire doesn’t go

anywhere he’s not talking about your

desire he’s talking about your

action that’s why Ephesians 5 says walk

in the spirit and you will not fulfill

the desires of the flesh he didn’t say

you wouldn’t have it cuz the flesh is

the flesh so even though you may have

trained the Flesh in a certain area and

the flesh is resisting changing how it

feels the Bible says in Galatians 5 that

you will no longer feel obligated to

yield to the lust that the world keeps

throwing at you that the flesh may still

want to take your ability to say no will

grow cuz you just built up the muscle of

the new

nature you just built up spiritual

muscle and as a

result you will know that you’re growing

you get growing hands and

feet now for this reason because you got

this new nature all ready to go just

ready to go apply all

diligence you can’t always control the

desire sometimes desires come to you you

don’t want to know where it came from

you feel bad is there you you crave this

you crave

that and you wonder why why is it there

you’re getting all mad at

yourself no God’s issue is not trying to

tame that flesh he’s trying to build

muscle in the nature so that your

decisions change and that’s how you’ll

know you’re growing you will know that

you’re growing not because the flesh

doesn’t want it but because you’re no

longer doing

it the flesh no longer has decision


power over your

life so he’s going to tell you to give

all diligence if you really want this

new nature cuz now see this is the kind

of stuff when God becomes real see God

becomes real when you begin to

change he says give all diligence don’t

don’t play with this thing you know for

the for this weekend I didn’t have my

great-granddaughter with

me I ain’t got my great- granddaughter

with me me I’m surprised she been quiet

this whole

service cuz this is a little job this is

a job this it’s a job cuz there’s no

peace there’s no peace there no peace I

mean the girls wearing me wearing us the

death I mean every four

hours crying screaming just just

screaming few hours later yeah

yeah you know what she’s doing every

time she does that obeying

scripture 1 Peter 2:2 like a newborn

babe desire the sincere milk of the word

that you might grow she’s saying give me

some more give me some more give me some

more I don’t want to stay a baby give me

some more give me some more she is not

satisfied to stay a baby well let’s wait

a minute let’s say I go up to Church’s

Chicken cuz I know where that’s located

so let’s say I go up the Church’s

Chicken and I say I want me a a leg and

a and a wing and I come back to the baby

and I offer her a leg and a wing that is

not going to work cuz I’ve gone outside

of what she can take to try to force on

her something she can’t use and I would

have wasted my time my intentions were

good but what I did was bad because to

put that on her is to make her sick

because she is not able to receive

believe it what a lot of us do is we go

out to the world and buy its chicken and

buy its food and buy what it has to

offer try to take that and wonder why

we’re not growing cuz the new nature is

not designed to receive

it and only by feeding the new nature

will you become its partaker build the

muscle to experience the transformation

that will deliver the victory to let you

know your God is