Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Partakers of the divine nature

God created the first man, Adam, to be in relationship and fellowship with Him. God created Adam to be fully reliant upon God and to come and eat freely from the tree of life (Gen 2:7-9) but man desired differently. Adam, through the temptation of satan, disobeyed God's direct command and the entire universe was plunged into sin. This bent or desire to be our own god and run our own lives, apart from God, has been handed down to each person and each person had sinned against a holy and righteous Creator (Rom 5:12). This worldly system is now so ingrained in each of us we can barely see what God first created us to be.

2Pe 1:1...To those who have received a faith of the same kind as ours, by the righteousness of our God and Savior, Jesus Christ:
2Pe 1:2 Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord;
2Pe 1:3 seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence.
2Pe 1:4 For by these 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 (emphasis added)

Thank God it did not end in that awful scene of rebellion in the garden but that God loves mercy more than judgment. Since that fatal day in the garden of Eden God has been calling a free willed people back to Him and is still calling those who will receive Him. Christianity is not some sort of ruled based rigid religion whereby you pay homage to God and must do as He says or else...No it is a love relationship with God almighty that we might walk with Him in the midst. That we might escape the corruption of the satanic world system (2Cor 4:4) and become partakers of all that God has for us in the divine nature.

Is the world crucified to you (Gal 6:14) or does it fascinate you? Do you hate sin or embrace sin? Or are you like Asaph the psalmist as he cried out:

Psa 73:25 Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you. Psa 73:26 My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

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