1 Corinthians 1:9 (TPT). God is forever faithful and can be trusted to do this in you, for he has invited you to co-share the life of his Son, Jesus, the Anointed One, our King.
We are invited to a life of communion and co-participation with Jesus. This is a mystical reality — co-sharing the life of God’s Son. Jesus uses a lot of language of mutuality. In John 17:26 he prays that “I myself may be in them.”
This language of the indwelling Christ and our sharing of the divine nature (2 Peter 1:4) is not metaphorical; it is metaphysical. I’m just scratching the surface on this biblical reality and we haven’t even mentioned the filling of the Spirit and our bodies being temples where the Spirit of God literally dwells.
But today my thoughts are running along this current, flowing between the Godhead and us. As God, in Christ and the Spirit, comes to share humanity with us, we are invited to share the divine nature allotted to us as children of God.
In other words, not only is our humanity loved and saved and indwelled, we are also divinized according to the Divine creation, plan, and purpose. No, we do not become god, that is new age. What we become is fully human, which includes the enriching of our human nature with the Divine Spirit. That is New Testament. (See Ephesians 3:18-19; Colossians 1:27, 2:9-10; 2 Peter 1:3-4)
According to God’s design, Divine fullness and human wholeness become a shared reality shining with the glory of God. We are called to be filled with the love of God’s Son and indwelled by his Spirit of holiness. “The person who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with him.” (1 Corinthians 6:17)
Listen in as David speaks to the Lord, contemplating God’s sovereign dominion and his intimate nearness:
Psalms 139:1-6 O LORD, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. 3 You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. 4 Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O LORD, you know it altogether. 5 You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me. 6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; It is too high, I cannot attain to it.
Dear friends, join me, let us bow down and worship. Selah!