Jesus was constantly reaching to hear the voice of the Father so that He would speak only those things He heard the Father speaking, and He would do only those things He saw the Father doing. (John 5:30; 12:49). If we are the Body of Christ, then we must be like Christ. He was the fullness of God on earth. He appropriated that divine nature in His time of prayer with the Father. This quality of prayer life and relationship with the Father are absolutely foundational for us to function in the prophetic ministry.
In this new day, we cannot continue to wait for God to do something that He has already done. There is nothing more for Him to do. He has granted us everything pertaining to life and godliness (II Peter 1:3). The very nature of God is in the realm of spirit, available at any moment, at any time, for us to partake of. We must be driven to find that secret place with the Father where we receive all that He has provided.
Jesus would send away the multitudes and the disciples so He could be alone with the Father. He would pray with the Father after doing some of the greatest things you can imagine. Those things happened because of what He appropriated from the Father, but He walked away from them with a hunger to receive more from Him. He was driven to have His time with the Father. We need that same drive in our hearts.
We have a promise of entering into His nature. Today, we throw out the passivity that isn’t disturbed every day by the fact that this promise remains (Hebrews 4:1) and we have not become partakers of it.
Father, give us the drive that was in the heart of Christ. Give us a drive to lock ourselves into You until we receive Your divine nature.
This message titled “Partakers Of His Divine Nature” came at Monte Sião, Niterói, Brazil. It will be available to hear at Living Word Publications.