IN THE DAYS OF HIS POWER SERIES.
TOPIC: YOU ARE DIVINITY!: THE POWER OF YOUR TRUE IDENTITY
….Dare To Be Divine!: A Call To Embrace Your Higher Self.
Rev Innocent Chukwudi Peace-Udochukwu
President Living Fountain Ministries Int’l LIFOM
“I said, ‘You are “gods”;you are all sons of the Most High.’
The Bible tells us that we are created in the image of God. This means that we have a divine nature, and we have the potential to become a true representative of God here on earth. In fact, God himself told Moses that he had made him a god to Pharaoh.
Jesus repeated this phrase to emphasize its truth and importance.
Today, we’re going to explore what this phrase means and how it applies to our lives.
“So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.”
This verse makes it clear that our divine nature is part of our very identity – it’s who we are at our core.
In simple terms, it means that we have the potential to reflect the character and attributes of God. For example, just as God is loving, we have the potential to be loving.
Just as God is merciful, we have the potential to be merciful.
“Then the Lord said to Moses, “See, I have made you like God to Pharaoh, and your brother Aaron will be your prophet.”
When God told Moses that he had made him a god to Pharaoh, he was saying that Moses should be like a god to Pharaoh, acting as God’s true representative on earth.
In other words, God was saying that Moses had the authority and power to speak and act on his behalf.
This is an analogy that helps us understand what it means to have a divine nature. Just as a lion cub will grow up to be a lion, in the same way, we can grow up to be a god.
We start out as “cubs,” so to speak, but we can develop and mature to become more and more as god. The key is to stay connected to him and to follow his leading in our lives.
“Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.”
So, having a divine nature means that we can do the same kind of miracles that Jesus did, and even greater ones. That’s an amazing truth!
One way to understand this verse is to think about it in terms of God’s purpose for humanity. God created us to have a relationship with him, and to share in his work of restoring and redeeming the world.
When Jesus said that we would do even greater things than he did, he was talking about the potential for humanity to bring about God’s kingdom on earth.
In other words, we have the potential to make the world a better place by reflecting God’s love, mercy, and Justice.
The miracles that Jesus performed, such as healing the sick, casting out demons, and raising the dead, were all ways in which he demonstrated God’s power and love.
In the same way, we have the power to do these kinds of miracles, and even greater ones, as we partner with God to bring his kingdom to earth.
Understanding this truth requires both faith and understanding.
On the one hand, we have to believe that we are capable of doing great things through God’s power.
On the other hand, we have to understand how to cooperate with God’s purposes and plans.
In other words, we need to have both the heart and the head for this truth to become a reality in our lives.
On the side of faith, we have to believe that God is able to do far more than we can imagine. Ephesians 3:20 says, “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.”
On the side of understanding, we need to have a grasp of how God works in and through us.
We need to learn how to hear his voice and follow his leading.
“Have faith in God. I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him.”
“Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”
This tells us that our faith is directly connected to the results we see in our lives. The more we believe, the more we will see God’s power at work.
Now let’s look at the role of understanding in all of this.
James 1:5-6 says, “If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.”
This verse tells us that we need to understand how God works, and to do that, we have to ask him for wisdom and guidance.
Here it cannot be overemphasized that without the foundation of the gospel, faith and understanding would be meaningless.
The gospel gives us the framework for understanding our identity and purpose in Christ.
The gospel begins with the fact that we are sinners in need of a Savior. Romans 3:23 says, “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”
This verse tells us that no one is good enough to earn God’s favor – we all need his grace and forgiveness.
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!”
This verse tells us that accepting the gospel brings about a spiritual transformation that gives us a new identity and a new purpose.
We become a new creation and we receive a new divine nature.
The Bible tells us that as believers, we are to put on the “full armor of God”
(Ephesians 6:10-18). This armor includes things like truth, righteousness, the gospel of peace, faith, and the word of God.
When we’re clothed in the full armor of God, we are truly living out our identity as the representatives of God on earth. We’re able to spread the gospel, stand firm against the enemy, and live out God’s purpose for our lives.
So it’s not just about having the right beliefs, but also about living out those beliefs in practical ways.
Let’s start by looking at what it means to “live out” the divine nature. The Bible tells us that “faith without deeds is dead” (James 2:26).
This means that it’s not enough to just believe in the gospel – we have to put those beliefs into action. For example, we can’t claim to love God while ignoring the needs of others around us. Our faith must be translated into action.
“See, today I appoint you over nations and kingdoms to uproot and tear down, to destroy and overthrow, to build and to plant.”
This verse is referring to the power of God’s Word to bring about change, both positive and negative. It’s a call for us to be instruments of change in the world.
We as believers do have the authority to heal the sick, cast out demons, and set captives free. These are all mentioned in Matthew 10:1, where Jesus gave these specific instructions to his disciples.
We should live out our faith in the same way that the disciples did, by exercising the same kind of spiritual authority.
“The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”
2 Corinthians 10:4-5,
This verse is very significant, because it tells us that our weapons are spiritual, not physical. Our battle is not with human beings, but with the spiritual forces of evil.
And our weapons are powerful enough to destroy these forces.
We’ve established that the divine nature is not just a theoretical concept, but a practical one.
It’s something that has been given to us by God, and we are meant to use it in our daily lives. We can use this divine nature to overcome the forces of evil in our lives and in the world around us.
The divine nature is something that we have to choose every day. It’s not something that just happens automatically.
We have to make a conscious decision to walk in love, to think with wisdom, to operate in grace, and to act in power.
And when we do that, we will see amazing things happen in our lives and in the world around us.
The divine nature within us is more powerful than any earthly force.
It can heal broken relationships, restore broken lives, and transform the world around us. We were created to be gods, and when we walk in that calling, nothing can stop us from fulfilling our purpose.
May we all choose to embrace our divine nature and become the people we were created to be.
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