3 as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, 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 [a]corruption that is in the world through lust. 2 Peter 1:3-4
Today’s opening verse is truly loaded. In fact, as I’m typing this material right now, my whole body is under the influence of the joy of reading such a powerful verse. Now let’s get to business: It is obvious that some of us need to know more about the nature we have in Christ – I’m talking about the divine nature.
The word “divine” is translated from the Greek word Theios. This word describes an attribute of God such as His power in its essence and totality. It also means the nature of God. Therefore, in essence, divine nature simply means God’s nature. Apostle Peter made it clear that we have received ALL THINGS for life and godliness through divine nature.
He went ahead to admonish us to be partakers of this nature since it carries the power to give us all things. Wow! The English word “partakers” comes from the Greek word Koinonia. Koinonia is usually translated to mean fellowship. It literally means to take part in, share, or have intercourse.
The simplicity of what the Holy Spirit was communicating to us was that, let’s get involved in the divine nature. To fulfill the will of God on earth involves co-operating with the Father. We are His co-workers on earth. He is the source, and we are the executioners of His glory on earth. We are carriers of the divine nature and the world ought to encounter Christ in us.
For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead [a]bodily; Colossian 2:9
The totality of the divine nature dwells bodily in Christ. And according to the gospel, anyone who is in Christ is new. The newness of life stems from the fact that we have been translated from human nature into divine nature. We are where our Father is – the place called Christ.
17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17
The Divine Nature Is The Reality Of Every Believer
The knowledge of who you are is a big deal. Big deal in the sense that, without a proper appraisal of yourself, the devil will deceive you into accepting his nature. Jesus, on the earth, was conscious of who He was. The Apostles and the early church members knew who they were. We read how some of them performed many signs and wonders and lived a beautiful righteous life. We shouldn’t be different from them. We have the same nature as God – we are His children!
If the children of Abraham, along with their descendants qualified to receive the Abrahamic blessings, can you imagine what God’s own children will be walking in if only they recognize who they truly are? It is not enough to be saved – what you become after salvation will tell if you understand your true nature. By manifesting and taking part in the divine nature, the world around you will know that you are not one of them – you are a child of God! Stay blessed
Further Reading: John 14:12-14, 1 John 4:4
Prayer For Today:
Father, I thank you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ for the knowledge of your divine nature in me. Henceforth, I live consciously of this life. I refuse to conform to the world – in you I have the power to receive all things. Your name is praised now and forevermore. Amen!