The divine nature isn’t something that God keeps to Himself. Rather, He wants all His children to have it, and to have it in abundance. The best part is that there is no criteria. You don’t have to be good enough, you don’t have to have never drunk wine, etc. He wants all of us to be partakers of His divine nature. Worried about being righteous? Righteousness is being in the right place, at the right time, all the time. It’s being in Jesus. When we have the divine nature working in us, we will do whatever it takes.
Entering God’s rest cannot be overstated. How we enter God’s rest is one of the points of this sermon. Another point is emphasizing what is available to us, once we enter His rest. Then, once we enter, how do we remain in that rest? After reading this blog, you should want to surrender all to God. Surrendering is an initial step to entering His rest. You cannot open your arms and embrace God’s rest for you, until you let go of what you are holding on to. Enjoy this Friday Night Sermon podcast!
When you are planted in the soil of God, and are abiding in Him, and are dwelling next to the river of God, you will bear good fruit. A peach is a good fruit. If you’re not, you could be in the dark, hidden from light, like a mushroom, planted in the wrong life-giving soil. This sermon by Pastor Lonnie Nix stresses the power of how to abide and bear good fruit in the Spirit. As believers, we must learn to live and walk in the Spirit, which will produce the kind of fruit in our life that is worthy of His name. Mushrooms are just not as tasty as a big, juicy peach. Plus, their not even a fruit…or a vegetable. Don’t be a fungus.
We’ve heard it before that God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Let’s take this truth back and look at it beginning with the tithe. God actually asks us to test Him in our tithe, in our giving. Have you ever tested God in this? What was the result? Well, we know that God’s word never fails. God’s word works. God’s word is true. The word of God keeps us. The word is eternal, and the word is in me, therefore I am eternal. The heavenly realm doesn’t change, so we know that the tithe has not changed, even when it is first mentioned way back in the Old Testament.