October 20, 2018
God doesn’t want us to ‘merely know’ the truth about ‘being a new creation’. God wants us to live this life as new creations who manifest His divine nature. Therefore, God’s love and power could flow through our daily life. The people around us (including those outside of Christ) should be able to see and feel that God is real and He is still working.
Therefore, it is very important for us to observe the way we live our daily life. There is no need to live in ‘grandiose’, thinking that we will transform cities and nations. Start by observing the way we interact with those around us. Have we manifested God’s divine nature? Or do we flow hate, inner conflict and strife? If that’s the case, our life is still very far from manifesting God’s divine nature!
So, don’t stay silent! Actively pursue and make up for our lag! Because truly, God has prepared everything that we need to live a godly life as new creations.
2 Peter 1:3-4 (NASB) seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence. For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, so that by them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust.
From the above passage, we realize that we don’t have any more excuse. We could live a godly life (manifesting the divine nature) because God has bestowed it in us – it’s already inside us as new creations! It’s not normal if we feel difficult/unable to live as new creations. If we feel that way, it shows that we are being deceived by the enemy.
What we need to do now is to speak the truth: “I am a new creation – I am completely new. Every inner conflict, stress, intimidation and negative emotions could no longer latch on my life as a new creation. Because as I will only manifest divine love, power, truth, peace, and joy as a new creation! That’s my nature! I don’t need to feel unable nor find it difficult to do so, because I’m a new creation who manifests God’s divine nature! Let it be done in my life, in Jesus’ name!”
That’s how we activate the divine nature that is already in us; through words! Practice every day in convincing ourselves by the power of word declaration. Because that’s what God wants! He wants us to see ourselves dead to sin (the old creation/self has died), and that we live for God alone (new creations who only love God and His will; Romans 6:11).
Once again, God emphasized this to me. The truth about being a new creation must be applied tangibly and visibly in our everyday life. Others must be able to feel that we are NEW CREATIONS, TEMPLE OF THE HOLY GHOST, and that we are CITIZENS OF THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN! That’s why our minimum standard is to flow/shine the truth, peace and joy in our daily life (Rom 14:17, 19)!
And so I pray:
“Holy Spirit, help me to always speak the word every day and every hour. Let the divine nature in me be activated in my daily life tangibly. Through it, let the people closest to me feel and experience Your divine truth, peace and joy. Let them enjoy the reality of open heaven because I am present in their midst! Let it be done in my life, in Jesus’ name!” #iLoveGod
Ps. Steven Agustinus