Before we were saved, we were “our own ruler”, and we did our best to live our life as we saw it fit or as we wanted to. But when we met the Lord Jesus, He as the King came into us with the divine kingdom! When we were under our own rule, we were a mess – actually, we were without any rule. But now that we repented and came into the kingdom of God, we are under God’s rule. Even more specifically, we are under His administration, under His throne. Through the gospel, God came into us and brought us into His kingdom – He is the king on the throne! As we daily we call on His name, we enthrone Him in our being – and out of the throne there’s a street – the golden street – on which we walk! We don’t walk and do things as we pleased to do / as we used to, now we walk and do things according to the divine nature in us! We “walk on the golden street” of the divine nature in us – this street is God’s administration in us. The more we enjoy the Lord, the more we grow in life, the more we walk on the golden street of the divine nature in us!
We have to live such a life in which we do everything according to God’s nature. Here is what 2 Peter 1:4 says about this,
Through which He has granted to us precious and exceedingly great promises that through these you might become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption which is in the world by lust.
We are partakers of the divine nature and we are escapers of the corruption in the world! Others may live in corruption and immorality, but we walk and live according to the divine nature in us. We no longer speak any corrupt word(Eph. 4:29) or walk according to our “dusty nature” in ourselves – we are adjusted and regulated by the golden nature of God in all that we do. In all the little things of our daily life, the trivial common daily routine things we need to take care of, we learn to do everything according not to ourselves or the way we used to do things, but according to the divine nature in us. NO, we are not those who ask themselves: WWJD / What Would Jesus Do? – this is a self-effort to improve the self according to some moralistic / biblical ideas. No, what we do is simply enjoy the Lord and then allow Him to speak to us by being in a constant contact with Him in everything. The Lord has so much to speak to us – He has feelings and thoughts/opinions about the things we do, the things we go through, etc. We enjoy Christ and we enthrone Him in our being – and there’s a street we walk on, the golden street, the divine nature!
Even our fellowship with one another needs to be according to the divine nature. It is relatively easy to talk to one another, but are we having real fellowship? It is easy to have preferences even in the church life, to prefer to talk to certain people – but are our relationships and our fellowships based on the divine nature of God within us? Whether we have real fellowship or not is determined by whether or not it is based on the golden nature of God within us. We don’t just contact saints / new ones: we walk according to the divine nature in fellowship with the Lord – and out of this, we fellowship with one another.
These are some practical ways for us to experience and apply the divine nature of God – as we do this day by day, we become golden / divine in more and more things – we become genuine parts of the New Jerusalem. As we walk according to the divine nature in us by paying attention to the sense of life and peace within, we are walking on the golden street of the New Jerusalem and we are becoming the golden street of the New Jerusalem! Our inward nature is being changed – we become golden, constituted with God’s golden nature – and we walk, live, and do everything based on God’s nature within us. [enjoyment from, The Application of the Interpretation of the New Jerusalem to the Seeking Believers, by bro. Witness Lee]
Thank You Lord – we are partakers of the divine nature! We are escapers of the corruption which is in the world by lust, and we are partaking of the divine nature in us! We want to do everything according to You in us, Lord! May we do nothing apart from You – but everything according to the divine nature in us! Thank You for being in us as a living Person speaking to us, living in us, and transforming us! Make us genuine parts of the New Jerusalem – as we walk on the golden street!