Will we own it?
2 Peter 1:4
Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these you might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
Did you hear that, “That YOU might be partakers of the divine nature”. Are we owning that?
See, God did His part, He cleansed us unto righteousness(2 Corinthians 5:21) so that His Holy Spirit could reside in us as the new temple(1 Corinthians 6:19). God Partook of us and now WE must partake of that divine nature living inside of us.
HOW do we do that? By Faith, we acknowledge what is in us in Christ(Philemon 1:6). When we do that our faith becomes effective and that which we acknowledged manifests itself in our life in the situation.
We must own that responsibility, for it is God who works in us to will and do of His good pleasures(Philippians 2:13). YES the power is of God and not us(2 Corinthians 4:7), but WE must exercise the currency of heaven, called faith, before that power manifests into the situation. We are His ambassodors, operating on His behalf(2 Corinthians 5:20). See, God desires to fulfill the work of faith with power(2 Thessalonians 1:11). But, power doesn’t come without a work of faith preceding it. God does not do a work of power, and then we put our faith in that work. God needs us to move on His behalf, in accordance with the truth of His word, and that gives Him a framework to orchestrate His power, love, and will from the Spirit realm into this natural realm. When we exercise faith, WE become the conduit that links the Spiritual realm of God’s power, love, grace, and mercy to this physical natural world.
There seems to be a veil of pride in the body of Christ over owning this appropriately as if to fear that we are being too presumptuous in some way stealing God’s thunder. But, He expects us to own the divine nature living in us, He expects us to operate on His behalf IN Faith so that He can perform His will in this physical world. That is why He gave to US the word and ministry of reconciliation(2 Corinthians 5:19), and that is why WE must use it.
The fastest way to work on His behalf and experience the working of His will through us, is to act as if the above is true with boldness and courage in a situation where reconciliation to the word of God is necessary. We must put our feelings and senses and what we previously know aside and operate in belief, trust, and love. Acting as though we are IN those things and that the Spirit inside of us can change the reality of the situation we face, despite not feeling like we really are, IS Faith! and God will honor that.
“Look, if you had one shot, or one opportunity
To seize everything you ever wanted in one moment
Would you capture it or just let it slip?”
“You better lose yourself in the music, the moment
You own it, you better never let it go
You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow
This opportunity comes once in a lifetime yo”
Seize the moment, own this opportunity, God is waiting for you to partake of His divine nature in you so that He can manifest Himself to the world around you, to your sphere of influence, to show that He is real, alive, active, and cares about what people are going through and wants to set them free!
Will you work out your own salvation in fear and trembling? Will you own it? It is the essence of Abiding in Christ.