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EPISODE 54 – THE MATTER OF GODLINESS – ABOUND IN THESE THINGS 8 (ABUNDANT FRUIT-BEARERS 20)

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Friday 17th March, 2023
 

THE MATTER OF GODLINESS – ABOUND IN THESE THINGS 8 (ABUNDANT FRUIT-BEARERS 20)

” But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love. For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ 2 Peter 2:5-8 (NKJV).
 
From the previous discussion, we have realized that, to be fruitful, there is the need to supply lavishly some crucial items.
We don’t automatically bear fruits; fruit-bearing is a result of well-processed nutrients and the development of a tree.
The foundational reality of our fruitfulness is faith. Faith is the collective share in the blessings of the newness of life.
Peter calls it the like precious faith apportioned to us by God (2 Peter 1:1).
Here, the like precious faith is a seed sown into us.
This seed is developed by the lavish supply of virtue, which is the valiant action of God’s excellence.
And then in virtue, we bountifully supply the knowledge of God and of our Lord Jesus.
This is an experiential knowledge of God, and the Lord Jesus; the knowledge of God’s eternal plan and purpose, His power, glory, nature, and all that pertains to life and godliness.
For proper growth in the newness of life, we need to graciously exercise restraint by submitting our emotions, desires, passions and habits to the power and control of the Lord.
Understand that, to exercise self-control is to deal with ourselves according to the influence of the Holy Spirit and the Word.
 However, through “patience endurance” (or perseverance) we bear with others and circumstances.
The supply of perseverance to our living causes us to rightly deal with hostile environments and people around us.
THE MATTER OF GODLINESS
Godliness is the expression of divinity.
Godliness (eusebeia from which means well and sébomai also means worship, venerate, pay homage); literally “well worship”.
This reflects an attitude of one’s life to live with a sense of God’s presence.
Godliness is sacred reverence exhibited especially in actions.
The consecrating presence of God is conveyed into all the experiences of life by godliness.
We see the picture of godliness through Christ; how that, He made all behold the inexplicable reality of the divine life.
 
” No one has seen God [His essence, His divine nature] at any time; the [One and] only begotten God [that is, the unique Son] who is in the intimate presence of the Father, He has explained Him [and interpreted and revealed the awesome wonder of the Father].” John 1:18 (Amplified)
 
How did Jesus demonstrate, interpret and reveal the awesome wonder of the Father?
See what Brother Luke said here in Acts 1v1:
 
“To Theophilus, the lover of God.
I write to you again, my dear friend, to give you further details about the life of our Lord Jesus and all the things that he did and taught.”
 
Through all the things that our Lord and Saviour Jesus did and taught, many beheld the glory of God.
Godliness is basically the demonstration of God’s nature, love, glory, joy and power to others. By this, we live a life pleasant to the Lord.
You speak like God and act as God. This is basically living as Christ in your sphere.
Do many see Christ in you?
Godliness is not living out your life. It is living out the quality of God’s life. It is the outflow of the increased life of God in you.
Until you decrease for Christ to increase in you; many will not see Christ.
Godliness is seen when you lay down your life for Christ to only spring forth and blossom in you.
You cannot fake true godliness.
It is not a religious practice because it transcends religion. Neither is it an application of an outward list of rules and regulations.
True godliness is lived by the power of the transfused life of Christ.
Many ostensibly very “religious” people have an appearance of godliness, going through the motions of religion, but they don’t have the power to truly lay down their lives for Christ to blossom in them (See 2 Timothy 3:5).
 
By the human standards, (just as the pharisees and the sadducees), there is a boxed up interpretation of God and His expressions.
However, in Christ Jesus we see that, the revelation of God is beyond our human imagination. Thus, you can truly see God and express Him only by the power and revelation of Jesus Christ in you.
Until you behold and handle Christ Jesus, you cannot declare or express His life.
 
“We saw him with our very own eyes. We gazed upon him and heard him speak. Our hands actually touched him, the one who was from the beginning, the Living Expression of God. This Life-Giver was made visible and we have seen him. We testify to this truth:
the eternal Life-Giver lived face-to-face with the Father and has now dawned upon us.
So we proclaim to you what we have seen and heard about this Life-Giver so that we may share and enjoy this life together. For truly our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus, the Anointed One.” 1 John 1:1-3 (TPT).
Glory to God.
 DIG DEEPER
 
 (2 Peter 3:11; Genesis 5:24; 1 Timothy 4:8; 2 Timothy 3:12; Psalm 1:1-3; Micah 6:8; Titus 2:11-14)
 
WE PRAY
 
We pray that by the empowering ability of God’s Spirit we shall live and walk as godly on this earth, bearing Godly fruits unto God’s glory
 
BIBLE READING IN THE YEAR 2023
 
Day 43: Leviticus 24-27
 
DECLARE THESE WORDS:
 
– I decrease that Christ will increase in me.
– I am empowered to demonstrate the God kind of life in every situation.
– I carry the presence of God in all places.
– I don’t just have the form of Godliness, I have the power to express God in all things.
– I walk with God according as He has designed.
-Many see God in my speech and conducts.
Hallelujah!!!

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Nuel
Nuel
1 year ago

Hallelujah

I express the God kind of Life.

Many see the tangibility of God’s Power and Grace through me.

I am empowered to live Godly.

Andrews Kofi Sarpong
Andrews Kofi Sarpong
1 year ago

I learned so much today.
I learnt that to live a godly life, it is not as a result of following laid up rules or living my life but living the life that Christ has worked in me

From the Bible reading plan for the year, I learned that my tithes are a requirement that I must honor. From the dig deeper scriptures that as 1st Peter 1 verse 23 and Genesis 5 verse 24; I learned that everything will pass away at the coming of the Lord. But the righteous like that of Enoch was taken by God. Every Christian will be prosecuted but godly training is yet very important which has great importance not only in his life but the life to come. My living is a testimony that i am a child of God.

Ransford Addai
Ransford Addai
1 year ago

I Decrease that Christ may increase in me.. Oh Thank You Lord …

Emmanuel Opoku
Emmanuel Opoku
1 year ago

I demonstrate God’s glory, love, joy, care and power..

I decrease that He may increase in me.

Glory to God.

Samuel Nfodzo
Samuel Nfodzo
1 year ago

oh Glory to God, I decrease that Christ will increase in me. I am empowered to demonstrate the God kind of life in every situation.

Esther
Esther
1 year ago

I decrease that God may increase in me in the name of Jesus!! Amen!

Glory to God!

Helina Akagbo
Helina Akagbo
1 year ago

I decrease that God increase in my life .
Many see God in my speech and conduct. Glorrrrrrry

Sulley
Sulley
1 year ago

I exercise divinity in all areas of my Life. I live and have a godly heritage. Christ is seen in my Life as I live and walk and act like Christ . Praise

Nkrumah Sarkodie Charles

I decrease that Christ will increase in me.
They see Christ in my speech and conduct.

Vincent Mensah
Vincent Mensah
1 year ago

Thank you Lord for the revelation of your Word.

I lay down my life for Christ to blossom in me. I refuse to be a hypocrite. I allow Christ to express Himself through me.

Thank you Apostle. This is personally for me

Francis
Francis
1 year ago

I Dispense the Life of Christ to Many.. Many see Glorious Signs and Wonders of God expressed through me

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
4 months ago

Many see God in my speech and conducts.

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
4 months ago

I don’t just have the form of Godliness; I have the power to express God in all things.

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
4 months ago

I decrease that Christ will increase in me.

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
4 months ago

I carry the presence of God in all places.

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