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Devine Nature Applied

- by Qwinita Bell

What is DNA? It is our genetic blueprint for the growth and maintenance of our bodies, precursors to possible diseases, genetic abnormalities and familial genealogical information passed down from our parents. Everything has DNA.

“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them” Gen. 1:27

From the beginning God created man to worship and glorify Him. He created a home for His creation, the Garden of Eden. God provided all we would need - shelter, food, communion, companionship, and love. He formed man from the dust of the earth and breathed life into him; and in so doing shared His DNA with His creation. He then created woman from the rib of Adam, thus passing His DNA to her also. They both shared the divine nature of God, the holy action, the holy conduct, and the holy behavior of a child of God.

DNA is found in every cell in and on our body and we carry the DNA of sin that was passed down from Adam and Eve. It is an integral part of our link to the fallen world. Because of sin, the only way for mankind to regain pure DNA, our Father God had to sacrifice His Son, Jesus Christ. During the Passover meal Christ shared His DNA: the bread representing his body full of divine DNA; the wine representing life and the atoning power of blood.

Lev. 17:11 “For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul”.

Matt. 26:26-28 “… Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the Disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body. And he took the cup, . . . and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins”.

The debt paid on Calvary’s cross was necessary for Christ to redeem us; to change our sinful nature. He provided the way for us to regain our fellowship with God. Christ sacrificed His body, shedding His blood, covering us. His DNA gives us new life and renews us from our fallen state; “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.

Through our faith and His grace, our DNA is changed! Our genetic blueprint was changed from being alienated to being restored to God’s family. His gift of salvation gives us a redeemed and restored DNA strand; a new heart and a Holy Spirit filled life. The Holy Spirit enables us to live out and exhibit the behavior of a child of God.

We know our DNA is changed when we can “love our brother like Christ loved us”.