The divine lifestyle is the expression of God’s incomprehensible love toward all mankind, whether friend or enemy. Those who practice the divine lifestyle live and move in the presence and power of God. They forgive daily. Therefore, they operate with the consciousness of God and stay beyond the reach of the dark kingdom of the world.
The practice of the divine lifestyle not only transforms the lives of the believer but it also transforms the lives of all those within circle of their influence. The force of God’s kingdom within the believer empowers her to perform many miraculous works, such as inspire joy and everlasting hope in others, redeem the times from evil, heal the sick, cast out demons and raise the dead. Such are the activities of those who live the divine lifestyle.
The Apostle Paul of the New Testament displayed the divine lifestyle on a scale that is seldom heard of or seen today. He healed people with all kinds of diseases and deformities of body and mind. The very force of his shadow displayed an anointing so powerful that it healed others as he walked among them. The Apostle Peter as well as Apostle John expressed this sacred lifestyle as well. The Apostle Peter walked on water and exhibited faith for a massive catch of fish. The Apostle John was so anointed in the divine lifestyle that he was taken to heaven and given revelation pertaining to the future of mankind.
Most of all, those who practice the divine lifestyle will live in an unimaginable peace and joy. Nothing can shake or move their nature to constant worry and fear. Since they trust in the presence and power of God’s anointing, their inner nature is immune and secure from the pain and distress of despair, anguish and abandonment of friends and family. The anointing within them guards against the negative emotional dominance and guidance of the world. The peace of God allows them to walk by faith, not by what they hear, see and feel.
Living the divine lifestyle requires building and sustaining a powerful anointing which includes constant prayer, meditation and fasting. The believer must be always aware of her divine identity and believe all things are possible. She must grow increasingly in love and forgiveness, with the awareness that mankind has been flawed unwillingly. She must understand that hatred and strife is not with neighbors but with unseen entities of the kingdom of darkness, whose mission is against love, unity and strength.
Prayer, meditation and fasting must be done at least two times a day, preferably morning and night. No other morning routine sets the stage for a peaceful and prosperous day than an effective prayer and meditation session, no matter how small. The peace resulting from such routine reflects the quality of peace we receive from the people and events who affect our lives throughout the day. Our activities go smooth. Challenges become opportunities for growth. And at night, when we end the day with prayer, our sleep is filled with peace and our minds are at rest. We sleep securely.
Understanding our true identity as a new creation makes us immune to the distresses and despairs of this present life. Because our true nature is not merely human, the natural forces of the daily grind cannot overthrow our peace and joy. The new creature possesses a different set of emotions and mental attributes than mankind. The nature of the new creature is the nature of God or divinity enthroned in the heart of the believer. However, the believer must believe that he is indeed this new creature. Faith is the prerequisite for internalizing the belief in your consciousness.
Love and forgiveness must be performed with joy and peace. As a believer anointed with God-consciousness, we must delight in love and forgiveness. Those who practice the divine life style forgive even before they are offended. They must walk diligently in the grace of the Christ within them. Christ represents the love and forgiveness of all mankind. Believers who genuinely practice the divine lifestyle understands that love and forgiveness is the overriding duty and responsibility of those who have receive the kingdom of heaven within their hearts.
The constant awareness of this divine knowledge and activities discussed above is the supreme lifeline of those who display the divine lifestyle. Although such individual may exist in the kingdom of darkness-the world system of beliefs and practices-he is no longer part of this kingdom. Instead his very nature is transformed into a dimension that is far beyond the comprehension of man’s natural reasoning. The supernatural essence of this divine dimension includes a powerful, unyielding anointing, an unquenchable thirst for righteousness and a love of God and man.