“Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. And beside this giving all diligence, add to… (II Peter 1:4-5)



Add to your faith virtue…knowledge…temperance…patience…godliness…brotherly kindness…charity.



In Genesis 37:3 we read that Joseph had a “coat of many colors”. We find a literal Hebrew translation actually gives “many pieces”. That each piece was also of a different color would add to the splendor of the garment, but the underlying truth is that it took many pieces to make up the whole new coat. One piece was not sufficient to cover Joseph, much of his body would have been left exposed and naked, and so piece was added to piece until there was enough to fully cover him.



The glorious truth of salvation through faith is not enough to meet all the need of the hour. Truths of sanctification will not fully cover either. Blessed revelation of the infilling of the Spirit with gifts and graces added is also beautiful. And thus ever onward, adding truth upon truth, until the new man, the “hidden man of the heart” shall be fully clothed with a new coat.



“Besides this, giving all diligence, ADD TO”…ALL OF THE ATTRIBUTES OF His divine character being wrought in us. Made partakers of the DIVINE NATURE. Great and precious promises which are given, and then experimentally worked into us until we are possessors, not just “professors”. “For if these things be in you, and abound, they make that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (II Peter 1:8) ADDING TO, until we abound. There is an abundance in Him, and the more we “grow in Christ”, then “an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord. (II Peter 1:11) What vast horizons are placed before those who go on to perfection!



















ADD TO… [Ray Prinzing]          1

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