The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. (John 10:10)
Why did Jesus come?
Did Jesus come to give us some creed to live by? Did he come to give us a code of ethics — a list of “do’s and don’ts” — to straighten us out?
Did he come to start a new religion, or to found a new church?
No! Jesus came for one purpose: That we might have life, and that we might have it more abundantly!
This word “life” is the biggest word of the Gospel. Man needed life, because he was spiritually dead. Spiritual death, which is the nature of the devil, was imparted to man at the fall of man, when Adam sinned. The eradication of this devil nature is what God has worked toward in all ages. It was the reason why Jesus came to earth. Jesus started, “...I am come that they might have life...”
The only thing that will meet man’s need is the nature of God: eternal life. Nothing can take its place.
When a person receives eternal life, he receives the nature of God, the life of God, into himself. This is that divine act that changes a man from the family of Satan to the family of God instantly.
By which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. — 2. Peter 1:4
When you become a child of God, God imparted His own nature —eternal life— to you. This life, this nature, this being, this substance of God, instantly changed your spirit.
You passed from spiritual death —the realm of Satan— into life, which is the realm of God (1. John 3:14). You passed from the dominion of Satan into the dominion of Christ.
When you received eternal life, the satanic nature passed out of you. The corruption from which you have escaped is spiritual death, the satanic nature (2. Peter 1:4).
The satanic nature passed out of you, not theoretically, but actually. Second Corinthians 5:17 states, “...old things are passed away...” And God’s nature came into you.
Now you are a partaker of God’s divine nature—the nature of God—the life of God!
Make the following confession:
The life of God has been imparted to my spirit. I am alive unto God. The life of God —the nature of God— is imparted to my spirit. I will let the life and nature of God that’s in me, dominate me. God’s life is in me. God’s nature is in me. God’s ability is in me. God’s wisdom is in me. For me to fail, God would have to fail. And God can never fail! I am a partaker of His divine nature.