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2 Peter 1:19
19 We have [echo] also [kai] a more sure [bebaios] word [logos] of prophecy [prophetikos];
whereunto [hos] ye do [poieo] well [kalos] that ye take
heed [prosecho], as [hos] unto a light [luchnos] that
shineth [phaino] in [en] a dark [auchmeros] place [topos], until [heos][hou] the day [hemera] dawn [diaugazo], and [kai] the day star [phosphoros] arise [anatello] in [en] your [humon] hearts [kardia]: KJV-Interlinear
19 And so we have the prophetic
word made more sure, to which you do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining
in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star arises in your
The reality is far
better than the promise of something to come.That is what is meant by, prophetic word made more sure.
Peter was familiar with
the prophecies of the promised Messiah, but when Jesus actually came into this
world, that was far better than just reading the scriptures and wondering about
In our dispensation,
the Church Age or often times called the Age of the Royal Family, or sometimes
called the Age of the Bride of Christ, we have no prophecies except one, which
is the Rapture, which is the terminating event of our dispensation.
All prophecies, the
greater portion of them, have never yet been fulfilled.They belong to the Age of Israel, or more
specifically, to the end (the last seven years still future) of that
dispensation.And then there are the
prophecies of the Millennium, still to come.
So in a manner of
speaking, we have promises of future events, but we only have those promises.
Or, to use another
analogy, the promise of payment for work is fine, but getting the money in your
pocket is better.Or, perhaps the actual
and better experience of an intimate relationship verses the idea of one.Or, perhaps comparing the hope of winning the
millions, with a ticket in hand, verses actually winning.
And here Peter tells us
two things.First, the reality of the
Messiah is real, and is far better than any scripture written, ever.He saw Jesus in the flesh for many, many
months, but when he was honored to accompany Him to the top of the Mount, when
he saw Moses and Elijah, when he heard the actual voice of God the Father, when
he saw the transfiguration of the radiant light emanating from Christ, that was
an experience that you cannot read about and get the same emotional experience.
And second, he was
witness of the actual reality of all of those prophecies about God, the
Messiah, His glory and so forth.Before
they were just words on paper, and now they are very real.
Therefore, we as
believers in Christ have the promises in hand, but one day we will have the
reality, and when that day comes, and it will, you are herein warned be ready.
What does that
Grow up in your
spiritual life to maturity.Function in
your spiritual life in order to have production from your life, or have your
life have meaning and purpose by complying with Gods mandates, and in so doing,
make yourself ready for the maximum blessings, that await all mature believers,
Rather than going to
heaven as an immature believer, having been indifferent or argumentative toward
the teaching of the Word, and missing out on the big prizes that God has for
mature believers only.
Christ is a very real
person.He is both God and man, the one
and only unique person of the universe. He is truth, and all truth is often
symbolized as light, because it is easily seen, as opposed to darkness which
makes seeing things extremely difficult, if not impossible.
Doctrine, or the
content of the Word, is your gateway, window, doorway to light (truth).
And when you have
learned enough doctrine, when you have begun to assimilate enough to begin to
build up categorical and conceptual thinking as a mature believer, rather than as
an infant or young (spiritually speaking) believer who always look to single verses
to explain spiritual ideas, then that light is establishing itself within your
That is the morning
star (Christ or doctrine or maturity) beginning to develop within your soul.And with that status, you will be prepared,
or at least better prepared when the realities of Gods promises (words only for
now), become realities in your life one day.
We have said this
before, and will say it again.Before
you were born, you had no say as to the circumstances of your life.But, now that you are born again, you have
every opportunity to define and secure for yourself, the greatest life
imaginable for all of eternity.
Eternity is coming,
regardless of what you think about it, so either get ready and win, or remain
stubbornly arrogant, and discover yourself someday as the fool of fools.You will decide your own fate, and in that,
you will have no excuse for the outcome of your life.
Now is the time to post a prayer.
End Of Lesson
Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.
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