KEY SCRIPTURE: John 5:26 KJV For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself;
In our previous study, we realised that we have the same life as our Lord Jesus Christ. This kind of life is called Eternal life. The Greek word for it is ZOE. It is a higher life, with supernatural potentials. It is superior to the power of the enemy. The bible describes the relation with Satan’s power in the following manner. John 1:4,5 KJV In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.” The life in the Son is the light of men, that destroys every power of the devil. What is the power of the devil? Sin, sicknesses, failure, torment of all kinds.
If the power of the devil has never overcome the life in the Son, because it is the light of men, then, these negative forces, including disease, demonic activities, sin, and the rest, should never dominate the child of God who has eternal life in him.
We realise that most Christians are rather weak and mostly subjected to these forces of darkness. How does the Christian activate the ZOE life in him, to be able to destroy evil, like light effortlessly humiliates darkness?
The scripture in 2 Pater 1:4 shows us how to get this life into operation. It reads as follows, “Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.”
1. The word of God has supernatural powers to transform us into what it talks about. Receive the word.
2. By becoming partakers of the divine nature we escape the corruption in the world through lust.
This means it is carnality or lust that deactivates the child of God’s supernatural powers, and makes him or her susceptible to the power of darkness.
What is CARNALITY? It is simply living outside the word of God. It also means when one is influenced by anything other than the word of God.
To activate the powers of the divine nature, or eternal life, you take a stand on the word of God, and refuse to act contrary to what the word says.
Until one becomes carnal, he escapes the corruption or the power of darkness to afflict and control him.
We take a stand on the word by believing what it says, proclaiming your commitment to it, and then acting in line with what it says. THIS IS WHAT ACTIVATES THE POWER OF THE DIVINE LIFE TO QUENCH EVIL WITH EASE.
THOUGHT: TO ACTIVATE THE DIVINE LIFE, BELIEVE THE WORD, BOLDLY PROCLAIM IT, AND ACT IN LINE WITH WHAT IT SAYS.
Rom 4:17 KJV” (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.”
2 Corinth 4:13 KJV “We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak;”