Firstly we are not new covenant if we are contained in the law and upholders of the law as the way or even a way of salvation. Secondly we are in Christ, in God and woven into the Family of God because God is in us and we are in God. This implies that it is not the mouthing of words or the citing of scripture that affirms us as members of the Body of Christ. We are of the Body because Christ is our life as a person, as the joiner of our person to Himself and because being both man and God He has woven us into the Family of God.
Now hear this. ‘This gospel of the Kingdom’ incarnates itself by the Spirit of Christ into Believers. These Believers are the church that Jesus builds without human hands. He does this by expressing Himself by His Spirit in our flesh. No group which teaches a gospel that differs from this belongs to the Body of Christ. However they do belong to a dead body of the kind Paul called ‘this body of death.’
Should we agree that Christ is our life; should we believe the one gospel of Jesus, we become one with His life and one with all who assent to this reality. We are baptized by the Holy Spirit into the Body of those for whom they and the Father are one. This is Christ’s body. Stephen Crosby writes,
QUALITATIVELY DIFFERENT AGE
“The essence of the new covenant is to be participators in something, not just believers about something, and declarers of something. That something is the new age. The powers of the foretaste of the age to come have burst into time and space. What Paul was going to later identify as the new creation has begun, and it is a qualitatively different creation/age.
The prophetic spirit that had previously been held in reserve and was dispensed individually, sporadically, and circumstantially on only a few "anointed" and primarily male individuals is universally accessible in a degree and scope previously unfathomable. In the new covenant, the spirit of the resurrected God-Man in glory has come into time and space, not only to be among and upon members of the believing community, but also to inhabit them, to be in union with their human spirit. This never happened in the history of humanity until the first time at Pentecost. It has been the order of the day ever since.” (1)
NO PLACE FOR THE LAW
Christ come in the flesh is all of the above. It is Jesus’ life as your life. It has nothing to do with the law and is as different to the law come in your flesh as a tumour come in your body. Christ come in our flesh is the gospel of the Kingdom. It is the new covenant in spirit and in truth. This is the Spirit of Jesus manifest as George and Sharon and us all. It is the miracles of new creation and the ever expanding Kingdom of God.
(1) Crosby, Stephen. The New Testament Prophet: Understanding the Mind, Temperament, and Calling (Kindle Locations 1214-1222). . Kindle Edition.