Partaking of the Divine Nature
Shared by Patricia Backora, author of the book
Tough Love in Christ’s Millennium
Which you can order online from: http://www.publishamerica.com
Psalms 97:10; Prov. 8:13; Matt: 23:13-33;
John 2:13-17; II Pet. 1:4 Jude 23
I have said in My Word that you are to be partakers of My divine nature, for you are My dear children. Like a two-sided coin, there are two different sides to My nature: hating sin but loving the lost.
Part of the problem people have in seeing Me correctly is the myth they’ve been fed of “gentle Jesus meek and mild, ever loving like a child.” Their Jesus is one who always overlooks the faults of people, never, ever raises his voice in a harsh note, forever puts up patiently with the very worst wickedness and rebellion and says: “It’s okay, I love you anyway. I know you can’t help it.”
What a whitewash of the real truth! Conveniently forgotten is the Jesus Who wielded a whip in the Court of the Gentiles to drive out the buyers and the sellers. He didn’t whisper sweetly to those thieving men who profiteered off the pilgrims Who came to worship Me. He shouted “Get out! And take all your rubbish out of here! This is My Father’s House! Out!”
He preached the self-righteous scribes and Pharisees the most blistering sermon ever recorded in the history of man. He called them vipers and snakes, because that’s what those cunning deceivers were, spiritually. Jesus said they were headed for damnation in the worst part of hell because it was bad enough they refused to see the Light themselves, they went out of their way to prevent others from seeing it and being saved. There was fire in Christ’s eyes as He gave them the hardest verbal whipping they could remember, and His voice was filled with thundrous indignation.
Nowhere in My Word do I say you receive one part of My nature and not the other. It is very important to approach sinners in love, but by all means, tell them the truth and remember that I also expect you to hate the sin that binds them. Otherwise your ministry will be like an airplane with just one wing. It will spin round and round in circles and get nowhere, where it concerns accomplishing what I put you on this earth to do.