3 And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power. When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,
The above is one of my absolute favorite scriptures. I love how these scriptures highlight what nature Jesus possessed. He possessed the nature of God as His imprint. He’s stamped with God’s glory. He is the exact expression of His substance. As believers in Christ Jesus, this is magnificent for us because it means we are imprinted in His nature as well.
Before we get to how we are imprinted with His nature let’s look at how Jesus is imprinted with the nature of God. First and foremost is the fact that Jesus is God’s only begotten Son as stated in Matthew 1:23 Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel” (which means, God with us). Jesus was the Word of God sent to redeem us and that Word was God. Look at John1:1-3, In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not anything made that was made. The whole fullness of deity dwelt in Jesus the very nature of God manifesting-love, wisdom, power, holiness just to name a few.
Now let’s look at how the Son has now passed God’s imprint onto those of us who believe. 2 Corinthians 5:17 gets us to our beginning point, Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. When we become followers of Christ Jesus, we are given a new nature what is that nature? Well as explained above it is the very nature of God through His son. We become filled with Him! All of His authority is now given to us so that we can represent Him and exemplify His glory as His kingdom ambassadors.
And you have been filled in him, who is the head of all rule and authority.
It’s quite humbling that Jesus imparted His nature into us and gives us an understanding of what that means as we go about kingdom living. Love is ours to spread, wisdom is ours to gain, power is ours to back His promises, and holiness is ours to live our lives following His example. His nature is the exact representation of God flooding us beyond measure.
I John 5:20 And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true; and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.
By: Rhonie McBerry
Rhonie is a licensed radiation therapist providing care to those battling cancer. She learned to embrace a new normal after being diagnosed with Crohn’s. disease and uses the power of words to encourage others to see past their darkest day to a brighter horizon. She is the author of Embracing a New Normal, God Has Drawn The Blueprints Vol I &II, Words That Surround Your Soul devotionals, and a host of blog posts on her website www.RhonieSays.com.