Promises of Partaking of the Divine Nature
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.
God’s incredible plan not only makes it possible for us to be forgiven of our sins and to escape corruption, but to actually be changed by God’s divine nature to become more and more like God. We “are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory” (2 Corinthians 3:18).
Jesus Christ promised to live in those who repent, are baptized and receive the Holy Spirit (John 17:22-23; 14:16-18; Acts 2:38). The Holy Spirit is the guarantee or down payment of eternal life and is the power that makes it possible for our minds to be renewed and transformed to become like God’s mind (Ephesians 1:14; Romans 12:2).
Read more about how Christ lives in us in the article “Christ in Us: How Does He Live in You?”