We can live in the Christian version of a poverty mentality or we can live in the riches of our inheritance: Christ our life.
Easter buns are already in the shops. Easter is the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus. Easter is also the celebration of the resurrection of each of us. In Adam we died. In Christ we are made alive every day. Easter is a celebration of the end of our truncated semi-life in Adam and the ever present real life our real selves in Jesus.
RESSURECTION EVERY DAY
Because Christ is our life Resurrection is our life. Thus every defeat contains the possibility of a new start with renewed life in an new dimension of Christ’s life as us. This is our inheritance. It is the difference between our lives in Paul’s slave woman and the Free Woman. The Free Woman is the new Eve who is of the Body of Christ. The Bride of Christ comes from the side of the New Adam. Just as Old Eve was bone of Adam’s bone and flesh of His flesh so the Believer in Jesus the actual expression of the new Adam in spirit and in truth.
In this age the law is irrelevant. What counts us that you and Christ are one and that you are the expression of Jesus because you come out of His side in the Spirit.
We can live the entire Christian Life in the letter if we choose. But in doing so we rob ourselves and the Kingdom of the incarnated being of God manifesting as us. Paul said the letter kills because it does. All who live from law live their unlife in the letter no matter how sincere they may be.
The Kingdom was never a Belief System. It is the trinity with you and manifesting through you and as you.
“When we take the Resurrection symbol and its substance absolutely seriously, it moves us far beyond the stripped-down literal meaning where both atheists and fundamentalists flounder. It does not even have to mean “eternally enduring life in our current form or even in the future”; instead, it might also mean “a present life of eternal significance.” But surely it means a life of goodness and love, both of which have an eternal quality to them. For many of us, it is a life of “adopted” sonship and daughterhood, whereby we share in Jesus’ divine inheritance or are “heirs of the same promise,” the metaphors that Paul effectively uses.” (1)
(1) Rohr, Richard. Immortal Diamond: The search for our true self . SPCK. Kindle Edition.