Posted: 07/25/2012 at 8:40am
Partaking of the Divine Nature
By Ron McGatlin
Beyond anything we could have ever thought or asked is being provided to the maturing sons of God in our day. Who could have even imagined that the painful failures of our natural lives could have made room for us to become partakers of the divine nature of God?
Now, in this age, there are people being transformed from natural earthly spirit beings into supernatural spiritual sons of God – literally becoming as Christ is in this world today. In fact it is God’s desire for all of His children to fully partake of His divine nature.
The process of becoming one with the divine life of God is implied in these verses.
2 Peter 1:2-4: 2Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowing of God, and of Jesus our Lord, 3According as his divine power has given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who has called us to glory and virtue: 4By which are given unto us exceedingly 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.
The word “partakers” in the above verse comes from a Greek word meaning “sharer or associate.” It is also translated fellowship, companion, and partner.
The word translated “nature” comes from a Greek word meaning growth by germination or expansion like the swelling of a seed, (by implication) natural production – lineal descent, a genus of sort.
It is the spiritual seed of Father God in Christ Jesus implanted in us by the Holy Spirit that plants the God life, His nature, His DNA in us to grow into mature sons of God with our Lord Christ Jesus, the first born of many sons of God coming to glory on earth. It is the reality of Christ in us, the hope of glory – the manifestation of the kingdom of God come and the will of God being done on earth as it is in heaven.
Our (mankind’s) failed attempt to make ourselves as gods on earth ruling by our own knowledge and human earthly wisdom is rapidly failing and becoming as ashes. Our earthly understanding that has built the nations, cultures, and societies of this world are crumbling before our eyes. Beyond the ashes of the failing world systems is the beauty of the kingdom of heaven on earth that is now being planted in the maturing sons of God.
The glorious HOPE (confident expectation) is now bolting like lightning from heaven into the humble love-filled, Spirit-formed, and Spirit-led holy people of God. Seemingly kingdom expectation is suddenly exploding within the hearts of His people that are emptied of self and broken of earthly strength and understanding – those among us who weep with tears of humble joy at the realization of the pure unadulterated love of God filling us beyond our capacity to contain.
God’s love is the power to overcome the world, flowing from the heart of Spirit God into and through the pure vessels that are offered to Him without reservation. Thus we become living sacrifices of complete obedience to God – the obedience that is beyond sacrifice.
We must through much tribulation enter the kingdom (Acts 14:22).
John 18:36: Jesus answered, My kingdom is not from this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from here.
Jesus never said that His kingdom was not in this world. He also never said that His kingdom is not for this world. He said clearly that it does not originate from this world. Jesus’ kingdom is the kingdom of heaven come to earth to rule and reign in this world.
The kingdom is in Christ Jesus the King. As we abide in Christ and He abides in us, we become one with God and partake of His divine nature and thus the kingdom of God is within us. The hope for this world is in Christ within us by the Holy Spirit. Christ in us is the hope of the world, the hope of glory.
The world groans in waiting for the sons of God.
How sad it is that this world has been for six millennia struggling under the rule of satanic forces working through fallen mankind. Even sadder is the fact that for the past two millennia, full redemption of the world through Christ Jesus has been at hand and potentially available to mankind and subsequently to this world.
The massive Babylonian style world established over the past six millennia in and through mankind must come down as the kingdom of God is fully reestablished in all the earth. This is the much tribulation that the world is beginning to experience as the sons of the kingdom are made ready, and the utter dissolution of Babylonian style life and rule is beginning to take place.
The fulfillment of the preparation season is near and is currently in a highly accelerated pace. In a very small amount of time, God’s people can be supernaturally cleansed and transformed into mature sons of God. The old Babylonian style life can be burned out seemingly overnight so that a humble, bold, sold-out, laid-down lover of God can be formed and arise in the morning.
The apocalyptic and cataclysmic events of Babylonian dissolution will bring seemingly overnight change to the mindsets of the people of God. Suddenly the things that were of value in the past are worthless, and things that were despised are of great value. Only in Christ by the Holy Spirit will survival and sanity be had.
Those who are prepared will arise in the midst of crisis in supernatural strength and wisdom to lead the faithful through to the end and the beginning - the end of a world ruled by darkness and the beginning of a world ruled by the light of God and filled with His glory.
Some of you reading this may survive to see this through to its fullness in the natural world. Many of us are here for this time to be a part of planting and preparation. Though we may not remain alive in these natural bodies, we all have a part in the final redemption of the planet and the fullness of the glory of God filling His earth.
The kingdoms of this world shall become the kingdoms of our God, and of His kingdom there shall be no end.
Keep on pursuing love. It never fails
and His kingdom never ends.
Edited by Ron McGatlin on 07/26/2012 at 5:51am