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WALKING IN DIVINE LIFE

Ps. 92:12-13; Rom. 6:4

Bishop David Ibeleme

Three (3) Kinds of Life –

 Bios – Biological or natural life. It describes plant and animal life. This encompasses the body.

 Psuche – Also speaks of natural life and is often referred to as manner of life. This encompasses the soul.

 Zoe – The life of God, Eternal Life. This encompasses the Spirit.

Spiritual life emanates from the spirit realm and is more important than our natural life – Jn. 6.63; 4:24.

 Zoe, being the life of God, is therefore Divine Life.

 Zoe (divine life) is what makes God, God – Jn. 5:26.

 It is the will of God that we walk in Divine Life – Jn. 10:10; 1:1-4; 1 Jn. 5:13; Jn. 5:26.

Flourishing is an expression of life – Ps. 92:12-13.

 The palm tree and cedar are symbols of life, hence they depict flourishing and growth.

 Flourishing flows out of Divine Life – Rom. 5:17.

 Everything disconnected from its “life source” dies, it cannot flourish – Gen. 1.

 Plant / Soil.

 Fish / Water.

 Birds of the air / air.

 Man / God – Jn. 15:1-5.

 Divine life eradicates death in all its ramifications, the same way light eradicates darkness – Jn. 1:4-5; 5:21; 1 Cor. 15:25-26, 51-58.

Ramifications of death eradicated by Divine Life – Deut. 28:15-68; Gen. 3.

 Poverty, lack and want.

 Sickness & Disease

 Depression and Oppression

 Destruction and Defeat etc.

Keys to Walking in Divine Life –

1. Our Identification with Divinity.

 Identification with the God Head – 1 Jn. 5:7; Gen. 1:26;

 Identification with the Father – Heb. 12:7; Eph. 3:15; Jn. 1:12; 1 Jn. 3:1-2 – We are God’s children – Gal. 4:7.

 Identification with the Son – Eph. 1:6; 1:16-22; Rom. 5&6; 1 Jn. 1:1-4 – We are part of the second person of the God-Head – Jn. 17.

 Identification with the Holy Spirit – Jn. 14:16 & 26.

 He seals us – Eph. 1:3-6.

 He indwells us – 1 Jn. 2:20&27.

 He empowers us – Acts. 1:8.

 He enlightens us – Is. 60:1.

 He guides us – Jn. 16:13-15.

 He is our comforter (Parakletos) – Jn. 14:16.

2. Identification with the Word –

 The written word is the tangible expression of Divinity – Jn. 1:1-4; Jn. 6:63; Heb. 1:1-3.

 It is more authentic than any human experience, facts or even natural evidence – Ps. 119:128; 2 Pet. 1:16-21.

 No dream, vision or prophetic revelation can nullify the Word – Matt. 24:35.

 It is the container or carrier of Divine Life – Jn. 6:63&68.

 There is no life outside the Word of God – Deut. 6:6-9; Prov. 4:20-23.

 To encounter this life, you must study and meditate on the Word – Josh. 1:8; 2 Tim. 2:15.

3. Faith in the Person of God and His Word – 1 Thess. 2:13; Acts 3:16.

 This is manifested by acting on the Word or doing the Word boldly –

Matt. 7:24-27; Lk. 11:27-28; Jam. 1:22-25.

 Ultimate deliverance is not a feature of sentiments but rather, a feature of being an uncompromising doer of the Word – Ps. 34:19; 119:92.

 Jesus always pointed to doing the Word as more important than being connected naturally to anyone.

 Consider the situations involving Jesus, his mother and the crowd during one of His meetings – Lk. 11:27-28.

 This means doing the Word will produce results, irrespective of people’s natural background.

 Whoever follows Word principles will be rewarded.

 No doer of the Word can be defeated – Ps. 119:165; Prov. 4:20-23.

 Doers of the Word will always flourish – Josh. 1:8.

 Doing the Word is manifesting our identification with Divinity.

 Doing the Word is Walking in Divine Life.

Copyright Ó 2008 Bishop David Ibeleme

Victorious Faith Ministries

P.O. Box 4378, St. Ann’s, Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, W.I.

Tel : +1(868) 625-1449 / 623-6863

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