2 Peter 1:2-4 Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. NKJV
Power as man sees it is intoxicating, alluring, and to be sought after and obtained. The office of President of the United States is understood by those in this country and even acknowledged by many nations around the world as the seat where the most powerful man in the world resides. Man defines power as follows: 1) Possession of controlling influence. 2) (Of a government or government official) the status of currently holding an official or elected position and having the corresponding authority. 3) Possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done.
However, God’s definition of power for man on earth is the gospel of grace through our Lord Jesus Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection. Faith in Him makes a man or woman a partaker of God’s very own nature. It is not power to rule over others or to have others in subjection or fear, but it is internal power in the individual heart of men and women to produce in them a new human creation able to overcome sin and evil still present in this world. God’s power given to man through grace produces reverence of God and awe of Him which will enable the soul (by grace) to walk in holiness as God is holy. The whole purpose of the new birth is to recreate every man or woman so that they can worship God rightly in reverential fear and awe through Jesus Christ our Lord. By receiving the life of God in us through regeneration, we are then empowered by God’s Divine Power to walk in newness of life. God came to the earth He created to reconcile men and women back to Him and thus make a new race of peculiar people down here on the earth by His Divine Power. Jesus Christ is the ever flowing well of this Divine Power whereby we are blessed with every spiritual blessings in the heavenly places (Ephesians 1:3).
Ephesians 1:19 And what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power. NKJV
“God does not build up our natural virtues and transfigure them, because our natural virtues can never come anywhere near what Jesus Christ wants. No natural love, no natural patience, no natural purity can ever come up to His demands. But as we bring every bit of our bodily life into harmony with the new life which God has put in us, He will exhibit in us the virtues that were characteristic of the Lord Jesus.” Oswald Chambers
Dear Lord Jesus it is by Your Divine Power that all things were made that are visible and invisible and by that same Divine Power You hold all things together. Thank You for making me a partaker of Your Divine Nature that gives me the power to live differently on Your earth as sojourn and pilgrimage down here. I love You and give You all the glory Amen!
Sincerely in Christ,
Clifford D. Tate, Sr.
Author of “Silent Assassins of the Soul - Are you Broken by Pornography and Masturbation? You can be Restored by the Lord Jesus Christ and brought into Deliverance, Freedom, and Victory! A Guide for Men and Women in the Enemy’s Crosshairs” e-book available now @ Amazon Kindle e-books now and will be available in a couple of weeks @ Apple I Bookstore for IPod, Barnes and Noble for Nook, Reader Store for Sony Reader, Kobo, Copia, Gardners, Baker and Taylor, and eBookPie…