Divine Nature

What’s up guys?  Did you know that everybody who receives Jesus into their heart is able to have the same basic and essential qualities as God?  It may seem like a wild statement, but 2 Peter talks about it

…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. – 2 Peter 1:4 

‘Divine nature’ means a godly and perfect nature. If something is ‘in your nature’ it means it’s an essential, basic, or inherent quality or characteristic.  It comes naturally.  Through the promises of God, we can naturally be like Him.  Awesome!

 When Jesus came to earth, He fulfilled the old covenant, living a perfect life, and by dying on the cross He unlocked all of the blessings and promises of the old covenant, plus many more!  The Bible is filled with these promises, which why it is so important to always be reading/listening to/hearing it.  It is through these promises that we are able to receive Jesus into our hearts and be saved from sin and die to our fleshly desires.  The world around us is constantly appealing to these fleshly lusts and desires.  It’s a war, but it’s a war that Jesus has won, and that we have won and are winning through our faith in Him! 1 John says

For whatever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has overcome the world

OUR FAITH. 1 John 5:

It is through our faith in God, what He has done for us and in us, that we have overcome the world and its temptations.  ‘Born again’ isn’t just a phrase, it’s a powerful and transformational truth.  While we are still naturally born, we are part of the world and naturally follow its push.  When we receive Jesus, we get a whole new life.  Not only are we no longer born of this world, we have overcome it through faith in Jesus Christ.  Now we share in the divine nature.  That means all that have been born again and are receiving the promises of God have a natural state, or a default behavior that is godly.  The more we believe and receive the promises that are in the Bible, the more like Jesus we become.  That’s awesome!  Let’s search out these promises, and claim them over our life in faith today!

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