Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature… (2 Peter 1:4).
Our opening verse means you’re now a participator or sharer of God’s divine nature. You’re involved in the God-life; the divine experience. God is no longer living that special life all by Himself; He’s made you an associate of the God-kind. You’ve now become a carrier or conveyor of the God-life. What a blessed reality! This means that failure, defeat, weakness, fear, and other works of darkness can’t, and shouldn’t be a part of your experience, because you live the transcendent life.
This is the consciousness God wants you to have and live by every day. When you declared the Lordship of Jesus over your life, you became a new creation, and superior to Satan; the God-life was imparted into your spirit! Now you’re in the light, catapulted into the Kingdom of His dear Son. Satan no longer has right over your life; though he may try to maneuver or deceive you, he’s not a factor. He’s already defeated. Don’t be concerned about his futile manipulations; walk in the dominion and power of the Spirit, unafraid of anything.
Consider the Apostle Paul; he was conscious of the God-life in him. He didn’t have to pray, “O God, don’t let the venom affect me,” when a poisonous viper bit him. The onlookers expected him to drop dead, but when they saw that he was uninfected, they called him a god (Acts 28:1-6). It happened thus for Paul because of his consciousness of the God-life in him. He knew he had eternal life; the impregnable and “uninfectable” life of God.
He is the one, who by the Spirit, wrote, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17). This means you’ve been transmuted with the life of God, into the nature of Christ; transfigured in the spirit into the image of the Son of God! You’re different. The human life with which you were born by your parents has been supplanted by the supernatural life of God.