Saturday, 28th August, 2021
By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
"And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son" (1 John 5:11 KJV)
When you believed the Gospel of Jesus Christ and received Him as Lord of your life, He imparted your spirit with eternal life. Eternal life is the nature of God; the God-type of life. Christianity starts with the impartation of the life and nature of God into your human spirit, right after which you’re awakened to the fatherhood of God; you come alive in God! That’s also the evidence that you’re in the Kingdom of God’s dear Son.
The Bible says we were delivered from the domain of darkness, and transferred into the Kingdom of God’s Son (Colossians 1:13). You live in the Kingdom of God now; and you have eternal life now. But if you don’t recognize this reality, you can’t live the Kingdom life; you’ll be walking as a mere mortal.
Now that you’re born again, immortality took over mortality: “This truth is now being unveiled by the revelation of the anointed Jesus, our life-giver, who has dismantled death, obliterating all its effects on our lives, and has manifested his immortal life in us by the Gospel” (2 Timothy 1:10 TPT). You don’t have two natures in you; you have one, and it’s the immortal life and nature of God. You’re a divine being encased in a human body; born of the Word of God.
Don’t think you’re an ordinary person or like your next-door neighbour who isn’t born again just because you have a similar physical body. No; you’re a partaker of the divine nature. You’re in God’s class of being; it was His work; He determined for it to be so. It’s what Jesus came to do: He came to give us eternal life and make fellowship—oneness with God—possible, and He accomplished it. Hallelujah!
"I’m a partaker of the divine nature; an associate of the God-kind. My spirit has been imparted with eternal life—the God-type of life! Therefore, I live in the realm of incorruptibility, immortality, everlasting joy, peace and glory; reigning and ruling over Satan, his demons and the elements of this world. Amen."
John 10:10 NIV; 1 John 5:11-12
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
1 Corinthians 12 & Psalms 146-150
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Luke 19:20-27 & 1 Samuel 16