Our Heavenly Father, Hallow be Thy Name, let Thy Kingdom come and Your will be done on earth as it done in heaven. Lord, give us this day; this week, we asked in the Name of Jesus.
We are grateful to You for Who You, The All Loving and Peaceful Father, Who cares and loved us with everlasting love. We plead that Your Presence go with us this week , that we will not compromise the Nature of God in us but boldly come before You in the Name of Jesus (Heb 4:16).
The Nature of God condoles no sin, therefore sin should not reign in our mortal bodies. God cannot lie, therefore lies should not be found in our lips .The Nature of God is Fruitfulness; let every barrenness in us be destroyed Lord, we pray Thee O! my God (Jn 15:5), The Nature of God is love and Faithfulness; fill us with Your love from above in the Name of Jesus, that You will be our Father and we, your sons and daughters according to Your Word in the Name of Jesus (2 Cor 6:18) and blessed is the man, whose sin is covered. The Lord will bless the inhabitant of the just (Prov 3:33-35).
Beloved, the Lord is interested in you; He is interested in them that are named after Him, Jesus prayed and vowed that those His Father has given, He will not lose anyone of them (Jn 17:12). Our God is a jealous God, He sealed you with the promises of the Holy Spirit, Who is to teach us all things and bear witness for Him in you (Eph 1:13; Jn16: 13-15). We are the sons of God (1 Jn 3:2).
Beloved, we serve a God that is Holy and Pure, His eyes cannot behold iniquities (Isa, 6:3). He will not tolerate disobedience in us, He is a respecter of no one (Josh 7:10-12) let us avoid sin like a plague the way we are avoiding the deadly disease revamping the whole world now, but yet our God is able to deliver His children from all such malady in the Name of Jesus
Let us commit our ways to Lord (Ps 37:5) and He will sure lead us in the path of righteousness and He crown us with His glory and so that we will inherit all things (Rev 21:7). Help us Lord, to walk in the newness of this life Thou have bestowed on us (Rom 4:6). Help us to walk circumspectly (Eph 5:8), so that at the end, we will receive of the promise, the crown that fadeth not in the Name of Jesus (1 Pet 5:4):
“Partakers of the divine nature.” 2Peter 1:4
To be a partaker of the divine nature is not, of course, to become God. That cannot be. The essence of Deity is not to be participated in by the creature. Between the creature and the Creator there must ever be a gulf fixed in respect of essence; but as the first man Adam was made in the image of God, so we, by the renewal of the Holy Spirit, are in a yet diviner sense made in the image of the Most High, and are partakers of the divine nature.
We are, by grace, made like God. “God is love”; we become love—”He that loveth is born of God.” God is truth; we become true, and we love that which is true: God is good, and He makes us good by His grace, so that we become the pure in heart who shall see God. Moreover, we become partakers of the divine nature in even a higher sense than this—in fact, in as lofty a sense as can be conceived, short of our being absolutely divine.
Do we not become members of the body of the divine person of Christ? Yes, the same blood which flows in the head flows in the hand: and the same life which quickens Christ quickens His people, for “Ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.” Nay, as if this were not enough, we are married unto Christ. He hath betrothed us unto Himself in righteousness and in faithfulness, and he who is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.
Oh! marvellous mystery! we look into it, but who shall understand it? One with Jesus—so one with Him that the branch is not more one with the vine than we are a part of the Lord, our Saviour, and our Redeemer! While we rejoice in this, let us remember that those who are made partakers of the divine nature will manifest their high and holy relationship in their intercourse with others, and make it evident by their daily walk and conversation that they have escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
O for more divine holiness of life! in the Name of Jesus (Heb 10:36):
“Am I a sea, or a whale, that Thou settest a watch over me?” Job 7:12
This was a strange question for Job to ask of the Lord. He felt himself to be too insignificant to be so strictly watched and chastened, and he hoped that he was not so unruly as to need to be so restrained. The enquiry was natural from one surrounded with such insupportable miseries, but after all, it is capable of a very humbling answer.
It is true man is not the sea, but he is even more troublesome and unruly. The sea obediently respects its boundary, and though it be but a belt of sand, it does not overleap the limit. Mighty as it is, it hears the divine hitherto, and when most raging with tempest it respects the word; but self-willed man defies heaven and oppresses earth, neither is there any end to this rebellious rage.
The sea, obedient to the moon, ebbs and flows with ceaseless regularity, and thus renders an active as well as a passive obedience; but man, restless beyond his sphere, sleeps within the lines of duty, indolent where he should be active. He will neither come nor go at the divine command, but sullenly prefers to do what he should not, and to leave undone that which is required of him. Every drop in the ocean, every beaded bubble, and every yeasty foam-flake, every shell and pebble, feel the power of law, and yield or move at once.
O that our nature were but one thousandth part as much conformed to the will of God! We call the sea fickle and false, but how constant it is! Since our fathers’ days, and the old time before them, the sea is where it was, beating on the same cliffs to the same tune; we know where to find it, it forsakes not its bed, and changes not in its ceaseless boom; but where is man-vain, fickle man?
Can the wise man guess by what folly he will next be seduced from his obedience? We need more watching than the billowy sea, and are far more rebellious. Lord, rule us for Thine own glory. Amen.
Help us Lord to leave out Your will in our lives even as we put our trust in You in the Name of Jesus (1 Thess 4:1).
Finally beloved, this week is blessed in the Name of Jesus. Go in the fear of the Lord and do exploits for Him in the Name of Jesus. Abstain from sins and impurities. Let your ways honour the Lord Your make in the Name of Jesus we pray, Amen. (Heb 37:8)
Remain blessed in the Lord.