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personal notes from 2 Peter, part 12…

 You’ve read verses 9-19 in 2 Peter 2 – right? Some tough ones to understand? Usually that’s because we don’t want to believe the plainness of the subject. Remember the theme of chapter 1 – having an abundant entrance into the coming age-lasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The first chapter gives us the testimony of Peter’s that he had of the Majestic Glory spoken by God, the Father, Himself, being an eye-witness of His Majesty. Then, in chapter 2, v.10 we read: “…those who endulge the flesh in its corrupt desires and despise authority (govenrment). Daring, self-willed, they do not tremble when they revile angelic majesties (“glories”).

Satan and his angels are the rulers and powers of the principalities in high places at the present time. Those of like faith as Peter’s have the opportunity to reign in the stead of the present rulers and powers; yet, there are some who revile those who are striving for the mastery of their character by supplying in their faith, moral excellence. Keep in mind that these heresies that once one has believed that all heavenly privileges are theirs and all Christians will be equal in the end has been secretly introduced. This is a dire warning that Peter is attempting to get across to the “like faith” ones. Are you hearing? We must pay heed lest we let the things we have been taught concerning the coming reign of our Lord slip from our memory and run our race in vain.

I will put these verses here for you. Just read them, as they are, again and again.

2Pe 2:9 then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from temptation, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment for the day of judgment,

2Pe 2:10 ¶ and especially those who indulge the flesh in its corrupt desires and despise authority. Daring, self-willed, they do not tremble when they revile angelic majesties,

2Pe 2:11 whereas angels who are greater in might and power do not bring a reviling judgment against them before the Lord.

2Pe 2:12 But these, like unreasoning animals, born as creatures of instinct to be captured and killed, reviling where they have no knowledge, will in the destruction of those creatures also be destroyed,

2Pe 2:13 suffering wrong as the wages of doing wrong. They count it a pleasure to revel in the daytime. They are stains and blemishes, reveling in their deceptions, as they carouse with you,

2Pe 2:14 having eyes full of adultery and that never cease from sin, enticing unstable souls, having a heart trained in greed, accursed children;

2Pe 2:15 forsaking the right way they have gone astray, having followed the way of Balaam, the son of Beor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness,

2Pe 2:16 but he received a rebuke for his own transgression; for a dumb donkey, speaking with a voice of a man, restrained the madness of the prophet.

2Pe 2:17 These are springs without water, and mists driven by a storm, for whom the black darkness has been reserved.

2Pe 2:18 For speaking out arrogant words of vanity they entice by fleshly desires, by sensuality, those who barely escape from the ones who live in error,

2Pe 2:19 promising them freedom while they themselves are slaves of corruption; for by what a man is overcome, by this he is enslaved.

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October 20, 2010 - Posted by | 2 Peter notes, How I Read in Context, Learning to read - accurately

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