Updated: Sep 8
Monday, 6th June, 2023
By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
“But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light“ (1 Peter 2:9 KJV).
Some people would easily agree with you when you describe yourself as a child of God, but when you say you’re divine, they pause and warn you of going too far. But, isn’t it
contradictory to disagree that a child of God is divine?
Being a child of God isn’t merely a religious rhetoric. Rather, it means you’re an associate of the God-kind. You’re a God-man or God-woman. The Bible says,“Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust” (2 Peter 1:4).
If you follow the tenses carefully, you’ll realize that this isn’t a promise; He’s already done it. He’s made us partakers of the divine nature. The actual Greek rendering says, “Associates of the God-kind,” like when you say “mankind.” So, who really are you?
If you’re born again, you’ve been brought into the God-kind: a divine pantheon. You have the divine life. The Bible says in 1 John 5:13 NIV, “I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.”
God wants you to know you have eternal life. That’s the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The life you got from your parents when they gave birth to you has been supplanted by eternal life. You now have the divine life that dispels and obliterates all sicknesses, diseases, and afflictions. This is what makes us invincible in life. This life dispels darkness, poverty, failure and death. Hallelujah!
"I’m an associate of the God-kind, in vital, inseparable oneness and union with divinity. I’m superior to Satan, and I’m above the forces of darkness, because I’ve been brought into the God-kind, a divine pantheon. Divinity is at work in me. Glory to God!."
2 Peter 1:4 (AMPC); 1 John 5:11-13 (AMPC); 1 John 4:17 (KJV)
1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
John 20:1-18 & 1 Chronicles 20-22
2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Mark 15:15-24 & Deuteronomy 4