Emanna for 12/02/2019
Mankind Created with a Spirit to Seek God (2)
John 1:12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the authority to become children of God, to those who believe into His name, (13) Who were begotten...of God. 2 Peter 1:4 Through which He has granted to us precious and exceedingly great promises that through these you might become partakers of the divine nature... Words of Ministry
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The Bible also reveals that when we repent and believe in the Lord Jesus, we are born of God. To be produced of God is one thing; to be born of God is another thing. All human beings are the offspring of God in the sense of having been produced of God. But the believers are the sons of God in the sense of having been born of Him. There is no indication in the Bible that the offspring of God, the human beings produced of God, have the divine life with the divine nature. But the New Testament says that the believers, who have been born of God, have the divine life and are partakers of the divine nature...the believers are the sons of God born of Him through regeneration. In Acts 17:28 and 29 Paul says that as the offspring of God we live, move, and exist in Him. This is true in the sense that
human life was produced of God from the breath breathed into the first of mankind. Because we have such a human life, all humans live, move, and have their being in God. But the believers, who have been born of God, who have God's life, and who have the divine nature, live, move, and have their being in God not only in the sense of having the breath breathed into man by God, but also in the sense of acting in the divine Person.
Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry, from Witness Lee, Life-study of Acts, pp. 408-409. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA.