But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light – 1 Peter 2:9
The Bible describes those who are born again as God’s chosen breed. We’re God’s chosen species; His peculiar treasure. This was what God wanted with the children of Israel but they couldn’t attain it, being men and women of the senses. He told them, “…If you obey my voice, I’ll make you a peculiar treasure, a peculiar people, a Kingdom of priests, a holy nation…” (Exodus 19:5). Now, we’re God’s dream fulfilled; we didn’t have to sweat or struggle for it. We didn’t do anything by ourselves to earn it; the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ conferred it on us.
In our theme verse, it’s important for us to observe the word “generation” which derives from the root-word “gene.” A gene is the basic unit of heredity in a living organism. All living things depend on genes. Genes hold the information to build and maintain an organism’s cells and pass genetic traits from parent to offspring. They determine the physical, mental, and other characteristics an individual inherits from his parents.
Therefore, when God describes you as “a chosen generation,” it means you belong to a new generation of supermen with divine genetic material! Notice the emphasis on “gene” in the word generation. You have God’s “DNA” in you. No wonder the Bible says we are more than conquerors (Romans 8:37); your lineage is one of champions and victors. No earthly generational curse, sickness, or disease can work against you or destroy you because you’re a new creation. You have new genes that came from your heavenly Father.
God has never made a failure; that He gave birth to you means you’re a success. Sickness, poverty, disease, death, and defeat are not a part of your divine “DNA.” This is the reason Jesus died; to produce a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a peculiar people, a holy nation—a new race. You belong in that new race and it’s the superior race of supermen in Christ if you’re born again.
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Confession (Faith’s Proclamation)
I’m a peculiar treasure unto God, born anew with the supernatural life of glory, excellence and power in my spirit! In my words and actions today, I’m showing forth the wonderful deeds, and displaying the virtues and perfections of my heavenly Father, who has called me unto glory, honour and excellence. Hallelujah.
Further Study: 1 Peter 2:9 (Amplified Bible)