"Granted - Part 1"

February 10, 2012

“Granted - Part 1”

Blessings Folk!

If you are a True Believer unto salvation in the Lord Jesus Christ, then some amazing things have occurred in you.

These things have been granted by God.

Again, they have been granted…
  • given
  • bestowed as a gift
  • supplied
  • furnished

Grace has been granted us.
Purpose has been granted us.

2 Timothy 1
 8 Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord or of me His prisoner, but join with me in suffering for the gospel according to the power of God,
9 who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own
purpose and grace which was granted us in Christ Jesus from all eternity,
10 but now has been revealed by the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel,
11 for which I was appointed a preacher and an apostle and a teacher.

Note the timing.
“From all eternity…”
Literally from the foundations of creation...before the Lord spoke anything into existence...He has granted...

Everything pertaining to life and godliness has been granted to us.
His precious and magnificent promises have been granted to us.
We have been granted to be partakers in the Divine Nature.

2 Peter 1
2 Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord; 3 seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence.
4 For by these
He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, so that by them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust.

Note how this occurs.
Through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence.

We have been granted the ability to believe in Him.
We are also sometimes granted suffering.

Philippians 1
29 For to you it has been granted for Christ’s sake, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake,
30 experiencing the same conflict which you saw in me, and now hear to be in me.

More “granted” to be examined...

Meditate on these Truths.
Rejoice in Who and Whose you are.
Live like it.