When we are born again we become a new creature in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17) and so receive a whole new DNA. Our character and very nature are totally transformed so that now we have the same DNA as our Heavenly Father. Just as when we were physically born into this world we shared the DNA of our earthly father and mother – so, when we are born again, we share the DNA of our Heavenly Father. We are given a whole new set of DIVINE NATURE ATTRIBUTES.
In 2 Peter we are told that God has, by His divine power, granted to us this new DNA. Hear the Word of God… (2 Peter 1:3-4) “…seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence. For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, so that by them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust.”
We have a new nature – a divine nature – our DNA is new and different than it once was. And within the DNA is everything we need now or ever will need to live a godly life; a life pleasing to God. And we have received everything that pertains to maintaining a living relationship with the Giver of this life – Jesus Himself. Within this new DNA is everything necessary for our growth, our strength, and our perseverance. We simply need to draw upon this new DNA that flows through our spiritual being. We are not missing something. We have everything that is needed to maintain a godly lifestyle and godliness even in today’s world that is so filled with lust.
The key to this new DNA is “knowledge“. Did you see that in the verses quoted above? The knowledge of Christ here is not a superficial knowledge or a mere surface awareness of the facts about Christ, but a genuine, personal sharing of life with Christ based on repentance from sin and personal faith in Him. With this, the Holy Spirit comes to live in us because we are new creatures in Christ and we are “partakes of this divine nature (DNA).” We have escaped from the power which the rottenness in the world has over us through our fallen, sinful nature. We have left this “rottenness” and death behind and have received a transfusion of life – His life and DNA – becoming sons and daughters of the living God.
This DNA – the life and nature of God – is found in such verses as 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 and Galatians 5:22-23. We are called to release this DNA into everyday life so that the very life – the nature and character of God – is seen by others. In John 1:104 we see that the life of God (Zoe) in Jesus is the light. This very same life and nature is in us and thus we too are lights in the world shrouded by spiritual darkness. So, let your light shine and don’t hide ip under a bushel – but place it on a holl for all the world to see.
Remember, our task is to let that light shine so that others will come to know there truly is only one true God and will join the family of God by being born again and thus receive the same DNA that we are experiencing and so continue to work until all people hear the Gospel of salvation and come to hear of the King and His Kingdom.