His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us to His own glory and excellence, 4 by which He has granted to us His precious and very great promises, so that through themyou may become partakers of the divine nature…(ESV)
1. God’s power is supernatural and is only obtained by His revelation (Mt 16:15-17),2. God is the ultimate source of all things good and holy,3. God’s gifts apply to EVERYTHING,4. God’s knowledge is only possible by knowing Jesus Christ,5. God’s gift are His promises,6. His promises are ONLY found in Scripture,7. The result is… somehow, by a miracle of God… God’s Divine nature abides in us!
Hebrews 7:24 He (Jesus) holds His priesthood permanently, because He continues forever. 25 Consequently, He is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.
Romans 8:33 Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. 34 Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised— who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us.
1 John 2:1 If anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.
1 Timothy 2:5 For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus…
Hebrews 9:24 For Christ has entered, not into holy places made with hands, which are copies of the true things, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God on our behalf.
John 14:16 I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, to be with you forever
With all this being true, why do we ever fear? Why are we ever anxious??