Knowledge Of Jesus Christ
kjv@2Peter:1:2 @ Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,
I would like to take a brief look outside of our selected text in kjv@2Peter:1 for a moment to examine a most crucial "like precious" faith issue that will have to be carried forward through to our eventual ApplicationsOfTheLikePreciousFaith. The reason for this will become quite clear.
There is deliberate mention multiple times by Peter in this chapter of EpignosisKnowledge :
Quoted resource: strongs 'G1922'
G1922 @ ἐπίγνωσις epignōsis ip-ig'-no-sis From G1921; recognition that is (by implication) full discernment acknowledgement: - (ac-) knowledge (-ing -ment).
It is important then for us to begin to consider just where this EpignosisKnowledge eminates and what it is in.
Note: There are a great many more scriptural resources available that focus on who Jesus Christ is and what the presence of Christ should mean to us. It is important to not only become acquainted with these scriptures but to get to know Christ intimately through the Holy Spirit's instruction of them. This to the purpose of being able to fully acknowledge Him for all that HE is.
(see: Topical Study TorreyChristCharacter
(see: Topical Study TorreyChristIsGod
Quoted resource: torrey 'Christ'
Christ is God @ As Jehovah kjv@Isaiah:40:3 kjv@Matthew:3:3 -- As Jehovah of glory kjv@Psalms:24:7 kjv@Psalms:24:10 kjv@1Corinthians:2:8 kjv@James:2:1 -- As Jehovah, our RIGHTEOUSNESS kjv@Jeremiah:23:5 kjv@Jeremiah:23:6 kjv@1Corinthians:1:30 -- As Jehovah, above all kjv@Psalms:97:9 kjv@John:3:31 -- As Jehovah, the First and the Last kjv@Isaiah:44:6 kjv@Revelation:1:17 kjv@Isaiah:48:12-16 kjv@Revelation:22:13 -- As Jehovah's Fellow and Equal kjv@Zechariah:13:7 kjv@Philippians:2:6 -- As Jehovah of Hosts kjv@Isaiah:6:1-3 kjv@John:12:41 kjv@Isaiah:8:13 kjv@Isaiah:8:14 kjv@1Peter:2:8 -- As Jehovah, the Shepherd kjv@Isaiah:40:11 kjv@Hebrews:13:20 -- As Jehovah, for whose glory all things were created kjv@Proverbs:16:4 kjv@Colossians:1:16 -- As Jehovah, the Messenger of the covenant kjv@Malachi:3:1 kjv@Mark:1:2 kjv@Luke:2:27 -- Invoked as Jehovah kjv@Joel:2:32 kjv@Acts:2:21 kjv@1Corinthians:1:2 -- As the Eternal God and Creator kjv@Psalms:102:24-27 kjv@Hebrews:1:8 kjv@Hebrews:1:10-12 -- As the mighty God kjv@Isaiah:9:6 -- As the Great God and Saviour kjv@Hosea:1:7 kjv@Titus:2:13 -- As God over all kjv@Psalms:45:6 kjv@Psalms:45:7 kjv@Romans:9:5 -- As the true God kjv@Jeremiah:10:10 kjv@1John:5:20 -- As God the Word kjv@John:1:1 -- As God, the judge kjv@Ecclesiastes:12:14 kjv@1Corinthians:4:5 kjv@2Corinthians:5:10 kjv@2Timothy:4:1 -- As Emmanuel kjv@Isaiah:7:14 kjv@Matthew:1:23 -- As King of kings and Lord of lords kjv@Deuteronomy:10:17 kjv@Revelation:1:5 kjv@Revelation:17:14 -- As the Holy One kjv@1Samuel:2:2 kjv@Acts:3:14 -- As the Lord from heaven kjv@1Corinthians:15:47 -- As Lord of the Sabbath kjv@Genesis:2:3 kjv@Matthew:12:8 -- As Lord of all kjv@Acts:10:36 kjv@Romans:10:11-13 -- As Son of God kjv@Matthew:26:63-67 -- As the Only-begotten Son of the Father kjv@John:1:14 kjv@John:1:18 kjv@John:3:16 kjv@John:3:18 kjv@1John:4:9 -- His blood is called the blood of God kjv@Acts:20:28 -- As one with the Father kjv@John:10:30 kjv@John:10:38 kjv@John:12:45 kjv@John:14:7-10 kjv@John:17:10 -- As sending the Spirit, equally with the Father kjv@John:14:16 kjv@John:15:26 -- As entitled to equal honour with the Father kjv@John:5:23 -- As Owner of all things, equally with the Father kjv@John:16:15 -- As unrestricted by the law of the sabbath, equally with the Father kjv@John:5:17 -- As the Source of grace, equally with the Father kjv@1Thessalonians:3:11 kjv@2Thessalonians:2:16 kjv@2Thessalonians:2:17 -- As unsearchable, equally with the Father kjv@Proverbs:30:4 kjv@Matthew:11:27 -- As Creator of all things kjv@Isaiah:40:28 kjv@John:1:3 kjv@Colossians:1:16 kjv@Hebrews:1:2 -- As Supporter and Preserver of all things kjv@Nehemiah:9:6 kjv@Colossians:1:17 kjv@Hebrews:1:3 -- As possessed of the fulness of the God head kjv@Colossians:2:9 kjv@Hebrews:1:3 -- As raising the dead kjv@John:5:21 kjv@John:6:40 kjv@John:6:54 -- As raising himself from the dead kjv@John:2:19 kjv@John:2:21 kjv@John:10:18 -- As Eternal kjv@Isaiah:9:6 kjv@Micah:5:2 kjv@John:1:1 kjv@Colossians:1:17 kjv@Hebrews:1:8-10 kjv@Revelation:1:8 -- As Omnipresent kjv@Matthew:18:20 kjv@Matthew:28:20 kjv@John:3:13 -- As Omnipotent kjv@Psalms:45:3 kjv@Philippians:3:21 kjv@Revelation:1:8 -- As Omniscient kjv@John:16:30 kjv@John:21:17 -- As discerning the thoughts of the heart kjv@1Kings:8:39 kjv@Luke:5:22 kjv@Ezekiel:11:5 kjv@John:2:24 kjv@John:2:25 kjv@Revelation:2:23 -- As unchangeable kjv@Malachi:3:6 kjv@Hebrews:1:12 kjv@Hebrews:13:8 -- As having power to forgive sins kjv@Colossians:3:13 kjv@Mark:2:7 kjv@Mark:2:10 -- As Giver of pastors to the Church kjv@Jeremiah:3:15 kjv@Ephesians:4:11-13 -- As Husband of the Church kjv@Isaiah:54:5 kjv@Ephesians:5:25-32 kjv@Isaiah:62:5 kjv@Revelation:21:2 kjv@Revelation:21:9 -- As the object of divine worship kjv@Acts:7:59 kjv@2Corinthians:12:8 kjv@2Corinthians:12:9 kjv@Hebrews:1:6 kjv@Revelation:5:12 -- As the object of faith kjv@Psalms:2:12 kjv@1Peter:2:6 kjv@Jeremiah:17:5 kjv@Jeremiah:17:7 kjv@John:14:1 -- As God, he redeems and purifies the Church to himself kjv@Revelation:5:9 kjv@Titus:2:14 -- As God, he presents the Church to himself kjv@Ephesians:5:27 kjv@Jude:1:24 kjv@Jude:1:25 -- Saints live to him as God kjv@Romans:6:11 kjv@Galatians:2:19 kjv@2Corinthians:5:15 -- Acknowledged by his Apostles kjv@John:20:28 -- Acknowledged by the Old Testament saints kjv@Genesis:17:1 kjv@Genesis:48:15 kjv@Genesis:48:16 kjv@Genesis:32:24-30 kjv@Hosea:12:3-5 kjv@Judges:6:22-24 kjv@Judges:13:21 kjv@Judges:13:22 kjv@Job:19:25-27
In similitude to the manner that we have already begun to practice considering each topic, let us now consider the weight of such scriptural evidence upon the workings of our "like precious" faith.
SimonPeter - What effect would the full belief and acknowledgement of these Christ related facts have upon any regenerated man such as Peter? How different would his present life and situation become as well as his future hopes? What effect would this knowledge and acknowledgement have over a man like Peter as he came to share and acknowledge all this to others in need?
ServantApostleOf - What effect would the full belief and acknowledgement of these Christ related facts have on what/who any such man/woman would be serving and be called to do?
FaithObtainedThroughRighteousnessGodSavior - What effect would the full belief and acknowledgement of these Christ related facts have upon what any man/woman would see as righteous and necessary and obedient?
GracePeaceMultipliedKnowledgeGodJesus - What effect would the full belief and acknowledgement of these Christ related facts have upon what any man/woman would be brought to concerning his/her own peace with God or with man or with his/her/our own self?
DivinePowerGivenAllThingsLifeGodliness - What effect would the full belief and acknowledgement of these Christ related facts have upon what any man/woman as far as what he/she would be more receiving of and from where he/she would be receiving it?
CalledToGloryVirtue - What effect would the full belief and acknowledgement of these Christ related facts have upon what any man/woman would see and hope for as his/her/our future outcome?
ExceedingPromisesPartakersDivineNature - What effect would the full belief and acknowledgement of these Christ related facts have upon what any man/woman as his/her/our source and direction and ability?
EscapeCorruptionWorldLust - What effect would the full belief and acknowledgement of these Christ related facts have upon what any man/woman as they were attempting to approach their own corrupted difficulties and tendencies and traits as well as those of others?
You can see that there is a radical change of spiritual direction involved in the EpignosisKnowledge in/of Christ that Peter is pointing us toward; stuff that we likely know a bit about, but a negligent bringing to remembrance when it comes to the applications of faith into our daily lives. It is a direction that we will want to continue following on our path towards making fruitful ApplicationsOfTheLikePreciousFaith.