24/7 Content 2017
SATURDAY, 25th November
PARTAKERS OF THE DIVINE NATURE
2 Peter 1 vs
4.¶By which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.-|KJV |
EVERYTHING created by God has a nature. The nature defines its functions and purposes. Among all creations, mankind is of different species, made in the image and likeness of God (Gen 1:26,27). Mankind is not another big animal. God breathed into his nostrils and he became a living soul. So man is not just of dust content, but of ‘breath content’ (Gen 2:7).
Man had the nature of God but was corrupted through the deception of the devil. However through Christ Jesus that nature is restored in its glorious content. So the New Creation is a joint participant of the divine nature, not a spectator or commentator. Through faith in Christ that old nature is crucified and the new has come (2 Cor 5:17). “Partakers” from the Greek word “koinonos” which means “partner or sharer”. Thus, we share the same or common nature with God. In other words, His nature is not different from ours. The scripture confirms that he that is joined together with the Lord is one spirit (1 Cor 6:17). It also means being brought into one fellowship.
The Greek word “nature” used here also originates from “phuo” meaning “a spring up” or to beget or produce”. Thus, the nature we possess now is offspring of the Divinity; you have escaped the corruption of this world through lust. You are not just ordinary. In fact a Christian who knows his identity in Christ is the most powerful agent on earth to represent God. Don’t live as if you only partake of humanity. You are now different. God now recognises you as a fully functional part of Him. You are not a spectator to watch on. You are not a commentator to comment about God. Live as a partaker of divine nature to fulfill all righteousness. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you always.
Thank You glorious Father for counting me worthy by Your grace to partake of Your nature. I am born again, a new creation full of the Spirit, power, faith and wisdom. By these realities, I live as a true ambassador of You in Jesus Name. Amen !
Enjoy A Gracious Saturday !