Summer of the Spirit – Is Divine Power Ours?

Maybe Billy Graham. Maybe Mother Theresa had it. But do we have it? Do our friends in the body of Christ? Peter says we should–we should experience the same divine power for life and godliness that Jesus and His disciples had.

How could we not, when we have the same indwelling Spirit of God, Who gives us His power from on high [Luke 24:49]? When we have God’s Spirit, we have all of Him, and one of His names is the Spirit of Power. His power is ours for the asking, so long as we have not grieved or quenched Him within us.

Listen to Peter: “His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.” [2 Peter 1:3-4]

You and I, in all our humanness, may participate in the divine nature. God has given us His Spirit, that we may. But do you notice that Peter didn’t say “you are participating” or “you will participate” in the divine nature? Even though God’s Spirit indwells us, our participating in His divine nature is a choice we make. What do we lose if we fail to make it day by day?

Pray with us now — Father, help us to experience Your divine nature through Your Spirit of Power, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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