Colossians 2:9-10 (AMP)
9 For in Him the whole fullness of Deity (the Godhead) continues to dwell in bodily form [giving complete expression of the divine nature].
10 And you are in Him, made full and having come to fullness of life [in Christ you too are filled with the Godhead—Father, Son and Holy Spirit—and reach full spiritual stature].
The fullness of God is in Christ, and because you are in Christ, you too are filled with the fullness of God. The fullness of God that resides within you includes the divine nature, and because the divine nature resides within you, you have the ability to express the divine nature.
When a person is born again, they receive eternal life, which is the life and nature of God. The life of God is eternal life; the Greek word is zoe, which means life as God has it. The nature of God is love; the Greek word is agape, which means love as God has it. When a person is born again spiritually, they receive the life of God and they become a partaker of the divine nature, which is the love of God.
Because God is love (1 John 4:8), and because we are partakers of the divine nature (2 Peter 1:4), if we have received the divine nature, the expectation is to express it by walking in love. If the love of God resides within us, doesn’t it just make sense that God’s love would flow through us? In other words, God’s love is to be expressed through the person who has received the divine nature. The idea here is that we would so embrace God’s love for us that the divine nature would flow through us automatically.
Personal salvation comes from God’s grace; practical living comes from expressing the divine nature. We are saved by grace, not works, but because we are new creations re-created in Christ Jesus, the divine nature within us is to flow through us in the form of good works. The good works that God prepared beforehand for us to walk in include expressing the divine nature by walking in love proactively and unconditionally. If every human being would express the divine nature by walking in love proactively and unconditionally, the world’s problems would be solved!
Jesus made it possible for the divine nature to reside within you. Receiving the divine nature makes you a new creation. As a new creation, God designed you to be part of the solution, not the problem. Being part of the solution equates to heaven on earth and expressing the divine nature is what makes it happen. You can be part of solving the world’s problems because you can express the divine nature!
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