UNLIMITED LIFE IN YOU
There’s a passionate song that meant much to me once and still does although not in the same way. ‘Fill me know with your healing power..’ Not specifically a prayer for physical healing but for the healing of our person and our being in Jesus Christ. Our heart knows and longs for the elixir of life that is Jesus Christ.
What kind of healing is this? It’s the undoing of our Adam and his replacement with our Jesus. What spirit is this? It’s the reality of spirit and life that is the trinity in general and Holy Spirit in particular.
Life is alight. Life is personal, spirit and love.
CORE OF BEING
Let’s be clear. Spirit-filled people are different to non- Spirit-filled people for a reason. Jesus urged, ‘Don’t leave your Jerusalem without getting baptised in the Holy Spirit.’ You are equipped with authority from on high. And you are filled with the spirit of life. This life is infinite and it is eternal.
MORE THAN BEING UN-DEAD
It makes sense that what is called ‘spiritual’ actually is spirit and life that flows from God and is God and not some religious action of our own. Without the truth of ‘spirit’ we are left in an unremarkable woodenness – like Moses’ Burning Bush that never catches fire – because all that we think is spiritual is actually in our heads – which makes it religious and not spiritual at all. Spirit and life is objective. It is Christ in you.
Jesus does not give us religion. He gives us Himself which is to say He gives us God to be part of our being. Thus He said, ‘On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you’ John 14.20 NIV.
It could be said that on the day we realise this, we are reborn into a new realm of union with God. If you have never realised this now is a good time. It means you agree that you are going to live in what Jesus left you as the treasure in the field: your inheritance, which is God incarnated into your being.
NOT A VANITY
Your life in God is not a notion, not a doctrine or an assertion. Your life in God is your life in God because it is. At Pentecost the fullness of God came to live in human beings. Why? Because at the cross the separation between man and God was declared finished and made finished by the at-one-ment of Jesus Christ. You personally and the Church collectively needs to live in what we already possess: Christ in you. Richard Rohr observes,
“I have known many Evangelicals who “received Jesus into their hearts” but still felt the need to “get saved” again every Friday night. Did they not believe that a real transformation happened if they made a genuine surrender and reconnected to their Source?
Most of us understandably start the journey assuming that God is “up there,” and our job is to transcend this world to find “him.” We spend so much time trying to get “up there,” we miss that God’s big leap in Jesus was to come “down here.” So much of our worship and religious effort is the spiritual equivalent of trying to go up what has become the down escalator. I suspect that the “up there” mentality is the way most people’s spiritual search has to start.
But once the real inner journey begins—once you come to know that in Christ, God is forever overcoming the gap between human and divine—the Christian path becomes less about climbing and performance, and more about descending, letting go, and unlearning. Knowing and loving Jesus is largely about becoming fully human.”
So I don’t need to ask to be filled repeatedly because God already lives in me and has woven Himself into my being. We don’t live in separation. We live in union with God as our normal state of being. The gifts and the anointing are complimentary to this reality. You have the Spirit without limit with Jesus because you and Father are one on His account. Live in this. Reject a religiously separated life as a ruse of the Enemy.
Nevertheless you are in company with the trinity. They are real persons. You can talk to them, call on them for assistance and seek special anointings for special purposes. There’s no formulae. It a relationship that is real and joyful. You are never alone.
Rohr, Richard. The Universal Christ (p. 110). SPCK. Kindle Edition.