Divine/Divinity

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If something is termed divine it is of, from, or resembles God (or supposedly of a heathen god or deity), portraying qualities that transcend human capabilities.

Christ is the exact likeness of God, “For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity (God) lives in bodily form” (Jn 14:9; Col 1:15, 2:9). The religious leaders of Jesus day couldn’t accept He was God’s Son (Mt 26:63, 27:40; Lk 5:21-26, 22:70; Jn 19:7).  This would have necessitated them embracing and following His teachings.

Jesus, the Father and Holy Spirit are inseparably linked; three distinct beings forming the one composite triune Godhead. Jesus said, “I and the

Is the divine nature evident in my life?

Father are one” (Mt 28:19; Jn 2:23, 10:30,38; Act 1:4,5). Jesus makes God known to us (Jn 1:14,18; 1 Jn 4:9). Jesus has the nature of God and all authority in heaven and earth has been given to Him (Mt 28:18; Phil 2:6). “His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness…so that we may participate in the divine nature” (Jn 1:12; 2 Pet 1:3,4). “To [the saints] God has chosen to make known the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory” (Col 1:27).

The blood of Jesus is one of the divine powerful spiritual weapons available for us to demolish the strongholds that would block us in our Christian walk (2 Cor 10:4,5).

Divine characteristics are always positive and beneficial such as “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control” (Gal 5:22,23).

God’s eternal power and divine nature is revealed in nature (Rom 1:20).

See also: deity, God, Trinity.


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