Rhapsody of Realities 56June 2023: Our Divine Nature
SCRIPTURE: 1 Peter 2:9 – 9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
Some people would easily agree with you when you describe yourself as a child of God, but when you say you’re divine, they pause and warn you of going too far. But, isn’t it contradictory to disagree that a child of God is divine?
Being a child of God isn’t merely a religious rhetoric. Rather, it means you’re an associate of the God-kind. You’re a God-man or God- woman. The Bible says, “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” (2 Peter 1:4).
If you follow the tenses carefully, you’ll realize that this isn’t a promise; He’s already done it. He’s made us partakers of the divine nature.
The actual Greek rendering says, “Associates of the God-kind,” like when you say “mankind.” So, who really are you?
If you’re born again, you’ve been brought into the God-kind: a divine pantheon. You have the divine life. The Bible says in 1 John 5:13 NIV, “I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.”
God wants you to know you have eternal life. That’s the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The life you got from your parents when they gave birth to you has been supplanted by eternal life. You now have the divine life that dispels and obliterates all sicknesses, diseases, and afflictions.
This is what makes us invincible in life. This life dispels darkness, poverty, failure and death. Hallelujah!
PRAYER: I’m an associate of the God-kind, in vital, inseparable oneness and union with divinity. I’m superior to Satan, and I’m above the forces of darkness, because I’ve been brought into the God-kind, a divine pantheon. Divinity is at work in me. Glory to God!
2 Peter 1:4 AMPC
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.
1 John 5:11-13 AMPC
And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
12 He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.
13 These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.
1 John 4:17
Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.
1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: John 20:1-18 & 1 Chronicles 20-22
2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Mark 15:15-24 & Deuteronomy 4
Thank you for studying today’s Rhapsody of Realities – Our Divine Nature – written by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome.
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