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Second Peter 1:1 gives us an important key to God's willingness toward us. It says:
Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Savior Jesus Christ.
(2 Peter 1:1)
Notice who Peter is writing to: To those that have obtained like precious faith with them. He is talking to us because we have obtained the same faith.

"Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord" (v.2). There is a knowledge of God that will enable God's grace to be multiplied to you. Grace has been defined as unmerited favor, but grace is much more than that. Not only is it unmerited favor; it is God's willingness to use His power and ability on your behalf.

It was because God was willing to get personally involved to provide salvation that I was saved.

God's willingness to use His power and ability on our behalf, and His peace is multiplied to us through the knowledge of God. The word "peace" literally means prosperity. It means, "to be joined together as one." If we are joined with Jesus, that's prosperity any way you look at it!

God is not just willing. His willingness is multiplied to us. Some say, "I know God is able, but I don't know whether or not He's willing." He won't until you find out He will.

You must have the knowledge of God's willingness to prosper you. In the first chapter of Mark, a leper came to Jesus and said, "If thou wilt, thou canst make me clean." Jesus then stretched forth His hand and laid it on the leper.

No healing power flowed until Jesus said, "I will; be thou clean. As soon as he had spoken, immediately the leprosy departed, and he was cleansed" (Mark 1:40-42).

The leper knew Jesus could heal him; but he didn't know whether or not He would heal him. Jesus, anointed with the Holy Spirit, laid His hand on the leper, but no healing came until He answered the man's question. No prosperity will come until you answer the poverty question: Does God want me poor?

When you know God will, then He is willing. If you are in doubt about His willingness, He won't. God's willingness and prosperity is multiplied to you through the knowledge of God.

As you gain the knowledge of God, you will have faith in that knowledge, and it will multiply God's willingness toward you.

Source: Success Motivation by Charles Capps.
Excerpt permission granted by Harrison House Publishers

Author Biography

Charles Capps
Web site: Charles Capps Ministries
Charles Capps is a retired farmer, land developer, and Bible teacher who has traveled extensively throughout the United States and several foreign countries sharing the truths of God's Word. He has taught Bible seminars for over 35 years, emphasizing the authority of the believer, faith and the power of words. We celebrated Charles' promotion to heaven at 5:15 pm Sunday, February 23, 2014. Charles Capps was a man of integrity, a man of his word and he got what he said. He called those things that be not as though they were.

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