Some were claiming Jesus’ physical resurrection from the dead was untrue, that at best it was an allegory or metaphor for something spiritual, and they scoffed at the claim that Jesus was one day coming back.
But Peter countered this with his own eyewitness account of having seen Jesus’ transfiguration, resurrection, and ascension, and of actually having heard the voice of Almighty God, rolling down as thunder from heaven, approving God’s Son at Jesus’ baptism, and at Jesus’ transfiguration.
“For he received honor and glory from God the Father when that voice was conveyed to him by the Majestic Glory, saying, ‘This is my Son, my Beloved, with whom I am well pleased.’
“We ourselves heard this voice come from heaven, while we were with him on the holy mountain.”2 Peter 1:17-18 (NRSV)
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10 thoughts on “2 Peter 1, True Testimony”
Joanne to me the New World Order comes to each person when the New Covenant is a reality in a persons life. Question? If the Kingdom has come as you quoted in mark 9:1 it must mean Here and Now. Also If the New Covenant Kingdom is come why Do Christians Look For the Kingdom to come in the future in a physical form. Peters confession of Faith because of the Grace given him started the process and a process has no ending. Have you noted 1st John 4:1-6 in the K.J.V. uses the present word IS 9 time to insure the meaning of confession that is to be made and again in 2 st John 7-11. When it say’s IS COME IN THE FLESH it clearly means in YOUR Flesh Present Here and Now not in the Future. The good news of Christ Anointing and the confession of the fact Christ Jesus Lives in me Here and Now Rest on the fact Salvation has started as a process that has no end. Again in Luke 17:20-21 = Do you not know the Kingdom does not come with observation by is within your Angelic DNA in you that must be Raised up to put to death the EGO proud nature you have inherited from your physical progenitors and there Junk DNA. Most Christians live in a Program that has a start and then a finish that must be restarted. A Process is shown in the number 8 which is the number of infinity and the New Covenant is a continuous moving forward in Spiritual Growth of Spiritual FAITH. Would like your thoughts about Spiritual DNA Think you for allowing me to comment.
Thank you, James, for describing more completely your thoughts on spiritual DNA, and on the kingdom of Heaven, the Kingsom of God.
There is an old saying that goes, The Kingsom of Heaven is now and not yet.” It means Jesus has established His kingdom here in all believers, and sits upon His throne in heaven because His work is finished.
Jesus has promised to return to take us to be with Him in His Father’s house–our Father’s house–where He is even now preparing a place for us.
This returning will be a public, worldwide event according to 1 Thessalonians 4, and according to Jesus’s prophecy in Matthew 24-25.
Every day, we who have put our faith in Christ and have received His Spirit live into the reality of His reign and into the future promise of His return.
Grace and peace to you, Joanne
Dear Sister it is very good to share our thoughts as we grow together in divine Wisdom and Understanding. Each person is at their own level of Growth and I am sure you agree in order to grow we must KNOW and knowing is a word of intimacy and Gods work is born out of a intimate relationship with the LORD of Creation. I do not try to convert anyone to my way of thinking but again I know you agree our purpose in this body of flesh and blood is to give resurrection to LOVE and GOOD WORKS. About the second coming of the Lord I am convinced that the second coming takes place when a person leaves the Physical Body at what people call death. In reality death does not exist because all humans are Spirit Souls trapped in a 4th Dimensional time frame in a 3 Dimensional physical body. God’s kingdom is not in Physical from that is observable nor contained in time but instead is a pure spiritual place of Pure Holiness where pure righteousness exist. The only place in the Bible where I have found the phase second coming is in Hebrew 9:27-28 where it say’s that every man is appointed to Die in the Physical body and after wards judgment for the many and Salvation for the Few; then goes on to say that Salvation comes to those who have waited steadfastly unto salvation and at that time the Lord will APPEAR a SECOND TIME in Spirit Form and reward Salvation to his few Saints. When compared with 1st Cor. 15: 22-23 where it reads each man in his own order at His Coming I take that to mean the Second Coming in Spirit Form. Then along with 1st Cor. 15:50- 58 it is clear to me that the Mystery of What we call Death = the separation of Soul Spirit from the physical world takes place in a moment, in the blink of the Eye when the last trumpet call of come forth unto judgement takes place. No where have I read any thing about a resurrection of the entire Earth at one time called the last day rapture in the Bible but only in modern day theory books of men. What happens to the Many after the separation from the physical body is another subject. What each Person should be concerned about is the Here and now, moment by moment, day by day events that should start with the thoughts, words spoken and the deeds performed in order to give resurrection to Love and Good to Self first and then every one we come into contact with. The Spiritual war we fight starts within and to win the war Divine Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel, Power, Knowledge and Fear of not being in the continual presence of our Creator must be our major priority. The Spirit of Holiness is the only source that brings these Gifts of Grace by Faith alone. The study of Neurotheology which includes D.N.A. is the Right Way so may we both Grow and Know more each Day because of GODS GRACE to us as we Ask and then DILIGENTLY SEEK FOR THE ANSWERS TO LIFE AMEN
Thank you, brother James, for sharing more of your thinking about what is meant by second coming. It is clear you have been thinking deeply about these things.
Yes, every person grows at their own pace, and when filled with the Spirit, that growth is good and will bear fruit. May it always be so for you, and for me, and for all those who love our Lord Jesus!
Grace and peace to you, Joanne
Dear Sister may I share what it means to be filled with the Spirit of The LORD as taught in the Bible. Isaiah 11:1-4 reads And there shall come forth a Rod out of the Stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots; and the SPIRIT of the LORD shall rest upon him; the Spirit of Wisdom and Understanding,the Spirit of Counsel and Power, the Spirit of Knowledge and Fear of the Lord, and shall make Him of Quick understanding in the fear of of the Lord; and He shall not judge after the sight of his Eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears; but with righteousness shall He judge the Poor and reprove with equity for the meek of the Earth ; and shall smite the Earth with the Rod of His Mouth, and with the Breath of His Lips shall He Slay the Wicked. If we go Deep into the reality hole and understand what the Rod and Stem and Branch means in regard to Life and bring filled with the Spirit of Holiness this verse will come alive With Great Understanding. First the 6 Manifestations of the Holy Spirit along with the Spirit Itself you have the 6 Branch Moriah Lamp Stand attached the the true Vine and the center shaft with the most high lamp light at the top. Read Revelation 1:12-13 and 1:20 and compare what Isaiah 11:1-4 is saying. Now you have the Mystery of the 7 Spirits revealed which provides the illumination to the SOUL and what it means to be Full of Gods Illuminating Spirit that provides the needed 6 manifestations for Godly Life on a Daily bases. The name Jesse means My Men and the Stem is your Brain Stem and the Branches are the 12 Cranial nerves on the left represent the 12 sons of Jacob and the 12 cranial nerves on the right the 12 Disciple Apostles from which comes God’s People and Make up the 24 Elders seated around the Throne of God who fell on their faces. Revelation 11:16 Jesus said I’am the TRUE Vine and you are the Branches from which Gods people come forth. If and when you Prayerfully study Nurotheology and compare the Bible Stories with the human Brain and nerve system you will see why it has been said if you desire to know God you must first and for most know your SELF. Meaning two things first you must Know for yourself Truth and then Know how you are Fearfully and Wonderfully Made. Human Physiology and human Biology is the key that reveals the true story of the Bible as well as all other Holy Book. The Mystery Of ME, My self and I the tri- Unity of the Spirit and Soul living in the Human Body. Now Paul’s prayer to the Colossians and Ephesians make perfect sense. The word Philosophy means Love of Wisdom and there are only two kinds of wisdom ; the carnal wisdom of man and the Divine Wisdom of God and each person must chose what Wisdom to live by. The Being Filled with the Divine Spirit of Wisdom and Understanding is my choice and that comes daily with the Christ Anointing on a continual bases. Very Few know what it means to be filled with the Spirit of God. Thank you for allowing me to comment again. Grace Faith and Peace be with you AMEN
That is a fascinating corollary between the stem of Jesse and the brain stem, and your own findings about what that corollary might mean in a spiritual sense.
I wonder that you say very few k own what it means to be filled with the Spirit of God. In my own life, I have met many who know this experience of being filled, and who live by faith in step with the Spirit (Galatians 5-6).
May our Lord continue to fill you, and all those in your life who know and love the Lord.
Grace and peace to you
Joanne perhaps the word Understanding rather than know would have been a better way of putting it. Being Filled with the Spirit’s 6 manifestations starting with Divine Wisdom and Understanding is whats brings the Seed of Faith and Grace into play. Being Filled with the Holy Spirit and Her attributes is a Daily affair and only by daily asking to be filled shows humility and a need to have the Counseling and Power that Filling brings. Hebrews 4:16 reads = Let Us come boldly unto the throne of Grace that we may obtain mercy and find Grace in the time of need. I do not know about you but I need to be Filled Daily with Divine Wisdom, Understand, Counsel, Power, Knowledge and fear that comes by Not Being in the continual presence of my Creator. Psalms 1:1-3 Reads = Blessed is the man that walks not in the counsel of the ungodly nor stands in the way of sinners and that is why it is a delight to meditate day and night on the New Covenant of Love and Good works. Secret Prayer in Meditation Daily is the key for the door of blessings to be opened. Proverbs 4:4-9 Wisdom is the Principle thing therefore get Wisdom and above all get Understanding for She shall promote you with the ornament of GRACE. James 1:5-6 Reads If any of you lack Wisdom let him ask of God that gives to ALL men liberally and let him ask in Faith not wavering. Dear Sister I am not Proud enough to think I can do anything without continual Prayer and Asking to be Filled Daily with the 6 manifestation Characteristics of having the Spirit of Holiness leading and guiding me Daily. As a proud man thinks he stand take heed lest He Fall. Also Joanne Please Note in Proverbs 4:5-14 how the writer uses the Feminine Descriptive words SHE and HER to describe the Spirit of Wisdom and Understanding. In the Hebrew Language all nouns are either Feminine or Masculine and guess what the word Spirit is Feminine as is the Hebrew word Oil which is SHE-MEN the symbol for the Holy Spirit. Just some to think about. Once again as Paul said may you be Filled with all Spiritual Wisdom and Understanding along with full Knowledge of His will continually. AMEN
Amen, may this be the prayer for every believer, that we may be made complete in our knowledge of God,
“For this reason I also, having heard-of your faith in the Lord Jesus and love toward all the saints, do not cease giving-thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him so that you, the eyes of your heart having been enlightened, may know what is the hope of His calling, what is the riches of the glory of His inheritance among the saints, and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us, the ones believing.” (The Disciples’ Literal New Testament translation)
Joanne when I realized there were two Bible Eschatology events it became clear what death, burial and resurrection was about. Eschatology is the putting off of the old and putting on of a New for a new destiny. The Bible consists of two Covenants and deals with the putting off of the Physical and Putting on of the Spiritual called Death, Burial and Resurrection. The Old Covenant had to be put to death and that happened with the destruction of the physical Temple in Jerusalem in 70 A.D. and that is what Matthew 24-25 deals with while 1st Thessalonians deals with the Human Body Temple and the departing of the SOUL- SPIRIT into a higher reality of Being. To verify what Matt. is saying read Hebrews 8:13 where it reads when it was written the transition from the Old to the New Covenant and the Jerusalem Temple destruction had not happened as of the time written. . We exist in a two dimension reality and every thing has two sides and to come to Right Conclusion a person must hear both sides of the story before coming to a true conclusion. Understanding is a three edged sword consisting of Your side, Their side and the truth in the middle. Get all the facts before you jump to conclusions. Beware of the Half truth/ You may have gotten hold of the Wrong Half. Peace and Blessings as you continue to run the race to find truth which comes by Knowing not Believing. YOU SHALL KNOW THE TRUTH and IT WILL SET YOU FREE AMEN
Thank you for sharing your thoughts on understanding the truth. Grace and peace to you