2 Peter 1:10 – On account of this, brethren, instead be diligent to make your calling and election sure; for doing these things, you shall never stumble.
Part 2 ~ Our Calling And Election To His Abundant Life
Moral integrity and holiness are absolutely essential with God (1 Corinthians 6:9-10; Ephesians 5:5; 1 Thessalonians 2:12; Galatians 5:21). Jesus did not die to just remove the guilt and the penalty of sin – but to destroy the very power of sin itself (1 John 3:8; Romans 6:1-23). He died to make us holy, so that we can live holy (1 Peter 1:14-16). He died to make us righteous, so we can live in righteousness (2 Corinthians 5:17, 21). So then, let us all be strong in the strength of the Lord and the power of His might, and let us walk over the top of all the power of the enemy (Ephesians 6:10; Luke 10:17-19; 1 John 5:18).
God has given us power over all unclean spirits to cast them out; therefore, we should never be taken captive by them. Let us shine as lights in the midst of a wicked and perverse generation, hating even the garments spotted by the flesh (Matthew 5:14-16; Philippians 2:15; Jude 20-25). Let us hold fast the doctrines of the Word of God, and take hold of the beauty of God’s ways and the glory of Heaven; so that our hearts may enjoy the pleasures of His life, and the Presence of the One Who has brought to us the reality of His godliness. This manner of living is the abundant life – which is truly full of joy unspeakable, and glorious! (2 Peter 1:3-4; John 10:10; 1 Peter 1:8; Romans 5:17)
Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen