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Read 2 Peter 1:16-21

Read 2 Peter 1:16-21
1:16 For we did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we had been eyewitnesses of his majesty.

1:17 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."

1:18 We ourselves heard this voice come from heaven, while we were with him on the holy mountain.

1:19 So we have the prophetic message more fully confirmed. You will do well to be attentive to this as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.

1:20 First of all you must understand this, that no prophecy of scripture is a matter of one's own interpretation,

1:21 because no prophecy ever came by human will, but men and women moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.
It seems the early church got frustrated with the simplicity of the message that Jesus and the apostle's preached.  In 2 Peter Peter reminds the people of the simple fruit of the gospel:

(2 Peter 1:5-7) " your faith with goodness, and goodness with knowledge, 6 and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with endurance, and endurance with godliness, 7 and godliness with mutual affection, and mutual affection with love."

But he has to remind the congregation that Jesus in all his simplicity is God's final word.
Lord I surrender to your majesty and invite you to take all authority as you simply produce the good fruit of your Holy Spirit in my life.

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