CHRIST IS ALL AND IN ALL
Moralism and behavior modification are not the Kingdom of God. Jesus began a Kingdom in which He presents Himself as a life, as the way to our Father and as the person who lives in us to transform us into His own likeness. The top of the list has never been a moral agenda. It has always been Christ our life – our life as in our living out the truth that we are reconciled to God, made one with God and indwelt to become the expression of God.
With Christ as our life it is impossible not to express Him as ourselves and as the church.
Spirit and life and with it eternal life come to human beings through the person of Jesus in the way that Paul described as “Christ in you.’ Through Jesus we are one with the Father in the present and will be in person at the end of the age. In Jesus we are joined to His union with Father.
Union with God is found neither through the law or through institutionalism – which is a manifestation of the letter that kills. The Body of Christ is simply the community of those for whom Jesus is life: Those who are the manifestation of Him because Jesus is them.
Kriston Couchey shares a strong recent revelation from Holy Spirit. Speaking into His spirit the Lord said, "That cry was My own. I have been crying out to my leaders but they do not hear Me nor do they understand what I am doing. Many of My own will disqualify themselves from what I am doing and am about to do because they will not go with Me.
I am bringing a unity to My people that is under the headship of Christ and not under the banner of a leader or institution. For many, what I do will not serve their own purposes and they will oppose me.
I am pouring out what is beyond the scope of men to comprehend. Many will realize their error later, but will find that their place has been taken by another."
We have an allegiance that goes beyond an allegiance to our church or denomination. If we are genuine disciples we will understand that we have one Master and that we cannot serve two with integrity or purity of spirit. The pure in spirit see God because their vision is not confused and their loyalty not ambiguous. They see God as He is in Jesus Christ, they see what He is doing and they urge all to disconnect from their own mulberry bushes and gather around the tree of life.