Participants of the divine nature

The Bible always tells us to live a life in holiness before the Lord, and is that we can not pretend to be followers of Christ if we live a life under sin, if we are really Christians we have to live as such, as the Scriptures teach us, our whole Christian life is based on living for the Lord and living in the Lord.

The apostle Peter wrote:

8 For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

9 But whoever does not have them is nearsighted and blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their past sins.

10 Therefore, my brothers and sisters, make every effort to confirm your calling and election. For if you do these things, you will never stumble,

2 Peter 1:8-10

We are partakers of a divine nature, and that is why in the verses before these that we just quoted the apostle Peter mentions a series of qualities that we must possess:

5 For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge;

6 and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness;

7 and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love.

2 Peter 1:5-7

Peter tells us that if all these things are in us they will not let us have an idle life, nor we will be without enough fruit in the knowledge of our Beloved Lord Jesus Christ. But, there is a warning to those who, being within the flock, do not possess these qualities and the verse eight says that those who do not possess them have very short sight, are blind, do not purify themselves of their former sins, but live a false life or double moral. We must run from that brothers, we must run soon.

What we must strive for in this wide-ranging career is to be firm in the Lord, this must be our greatest concern in the Christian life, since we have been called to this.

If we keep all these things as paramount in our lives, then we will never fall, but we will stand firm in the Lord.

10 thoughts on “Participants of the divine nature

  • March 6, 2019 at 11:46 am
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    Participants of the divine Nature

    5 For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge;
    6 and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness;
    7 and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love
    2 Peter 1:5-7

    To be participants of the Divine Nature. This is the goal of a person who has been touched by the finger of God.

    First of all we need to listen to the Word of God, after receiving Faith to believe in Jesus Christ and being born again.

    If we were born again, you know? What am I speaking about?
    I am speaking about the moment when the Holy Spirit works in us, then we are made aware of our sins, we feel repentance, beg the Lord to forgive us and our life is changed.
    We are new creatures. We are born of the Spirit. Then we are “participants of the divine nature”. We can read about this in the gospel of John 3:5
    “Jesus answered, Truly, truly, I say to you, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.” John 3:5.

    We have received the knowledge of God and his blessings…
    Whereby exceedingly great and precious promises are given to us: that by these..
    “you might be partakers of the divine nature”.
    Verses 5 to 7 of the 2 letter of Peter, quoted above, teach us those things which make us resemble our Lord Jesus.

    We can read them, again….

    If we practice these things we are participants of the divine Nature. We really are of the family of God.

    The quote that follows is something we are told by the Minister:

    “What we must strive for this wide-ranging career is to be firm in the Lord, this must be our greatest concern in the Christian life, since we have been called to this.”

    What does it mean to be firm in the Lord, and to love him?
    The Lord Jesus Christ says this to us:
    “If you love me, keep my commandments.” John 14:15

    The apostle Peter had listened to those words from Jesus and years later he tells us for we have in them our greatest concern to please the Lord.

    May the Lord Jesus Christ help us through the holy Spirit of God. Amen.

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  • March 6, 2019 at 12:18 pm
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    Amen praise the Lord thank you Jesus.

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  • March 6, 2019 at 1:28 pm
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    Amen! Thank You Father God For Your Grace And Mercy..And For Forgiveness Of Our Sins..I Praise You Lord! Amen!!!

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  • March 6, 2019 at 2:10 pm
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    LORD I THANK YOU FOR GIVING ME ANOTHER DAY I PRAISE YOU LORD FOR EVERYTHING YOU HAVE DONE FOR ME I LOVE YOU LORD JESUS CHRIST IN JESUS NAME I PRAY AMEN AND AMEN.

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  • March 6, 2019 at 2:14 pm
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    LORD JESUS CHRIST I COULDN’T MAKE IT THROUGH EACH DAY WITHOUT YOU LORD THANK YOU FOR YOUR WORDS OF THE HOLY BIBLE IN JESUS NAME I PRAY AMEN I LOVE YOU LORD JESUS CHRIST AMEN AND AMEN.

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  • March 6, 2019 at 2:47 pm
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    THANK YOU FATHER FOR YOUR SON JESUS.

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  • March 6, 2019 at 10:01 pm
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    Thank you God for your blessing on me, amen

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  • March 7, 2019 at 3:48 am
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    Thank you Lord for forgiving my sins forgiven me guidance in the words that I find in your book but thank you for helping me thank you Lord for all your blessings I choose you Lord I love you and I will follow your commandments in this I promise and your sons name Jesus Christ I love you Lord amen

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