Wednesday, 20th April, 2022
By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
"Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ: Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord" (2 Peter 1:1-2 KJV)
Blessed be God! The Bible says God gives more grace. Don’t be satisfied to be at the same level of grace for too long; press for more. Always desire new levels of His glory and grace in your life.
In our theme verse, the Apostle Peter was addressing Christians who already received the grace of God and he said, “Grace and peace be MULTIPLIED unto you.” You can have grace multiplied, not just added. That means grace, many times more! How does this happen? It’s “...through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord.”
The Greek word for knowledge is “epignosis” and it means exact or precise knowledge; full knowledge with intimacy to the object of this knowledge. Meaning that the more you get to know God through the Word, the more you experience quantum leaps in grace—exponential grace.
Without “epignosis,” your grace will be stagnant. Don’t let that happen to you; go for more of God’s Word. Meditate on the Scriptures and the grace of God will be multiplied in your life. Also, walk in humility and love. The Bible says God resists the proud, but gives more grace to the humble (James 4:6).
With multiplied grace, you can accomplish more for the Lord! His beauty, glory and goodness are released in and through you in a way that impacts everything and everyone around you. Glory to God!
"Through conscious and intimate fellowship with the Word and the Holy Spirit, I’m brought into an esoteric knowledge of God and of the Lord Jesus. Therefore, His grace is multiplied in my life, every day. That grace attracts the right people, circumstances and resources in line with God’s purpose into my life. I experience quantum leaps in grace, basking in higher levels of God’s glory, in Jesus’ Name. Amen."
2 Corinthians 9:8 AMPC; James 4:6; 2 Peter 3:18
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Luke 18:15-43 & 1 Samuel 11-13
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Romans 13:1-14 & Psalm 120-122