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In pursuing the “divine nature” of Christ we must be seeking Christ earnestly, diligently, and daily. The “divine nature” is a treasure each Christian should be energetically and enthusiastically seeking to possess. When we seek to be FILLED with the “divine nature of Christ” with our whole heart, we will be FILLED with His fullness.

As Christians we should all desire to be “filled” with the “fullness of Christ.” Christians should be excited about their relationship with Christ and the power He has given to us by and through His Spirit. I believe there are treasures hidden in the “divine nature of Christ” which are yet to be found. When we seek to KNOW Christ with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength we will find those hidden treasures. As we seek to be more like Christ, He will reveal more and more of Himself to us.

The Ark of the Covenant was a type and shadow of man. It was made of wood which is symbolic of man. In the making of the Ark of the Covenant, the Ark was overlaid with “pure gold.” Gold represents the “divine nature of Christ.” Pure gold represents the pureness of the “nature of Christ.” Pursuing the treasures of the “divine nature” should be the rallying cry of every Christian.

The Bible says “Yes, the Almighty will be your gold and your precious silver.” Gold represents the “divine nature of Christ” and silver represents “redemption.” Once we have been “redeemed” by the Blood of Christ it is our duty to become FILLED with the fullness of Christ by embracing “His divine nature.”

Pursuing the “divine nature” will take us on a wonderful journey as we become filled with the “Spirit of Christ.” We will be changed from glory to glory as we seek to become more and more like Christ.

God lifted up a standard for us when Christ died on the cross at Calvary. Christ is our example. A “standard” is a flag or emblem which is lifted up on a pole or staff which represents certain principles such as “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Standards are symbols of unity and dignity. A standard can be a rallying point during chaos in battle. A standard is also a rallying point for military personnel and private citizens who are unified together in their quest for freedom and solidarity.

Christ is our standard. His “divine nature” represents the standards by which we are to live as Christians. We will become Christ-like in nature when we are FILLED with His FULLNESS. The more we “hang around with Jesus,” the more we will become like Him.

Jesus said, “If I am lifted up from the earth I will draw all men unto me.” (John 12:32). We must conform to the standards of the “Christ-like “nature” if we are going to be “like Christ.” Jesus said if we are going to be His disciples we must “deny ourselves, pick our cross daily, and follow after Him. (Luke 9:23). If we are not willing to deny ourselves pick our up cross and follow Jesus, we are not worthy to be called His.