CHRIST YOUR LIFE

His life as your life

INSIDE OUR DARKNESS



The religious have the hardest time accepting the truth. Insulated from truth by their own ideas, they don’t live in it and they make a life rejecting reality. They live in the past or live in self-generated fictions that have become part of them. Yet some are able to rise to new life and another rebirth as a result of a calamity. The pure in heart will always see God.

CARDINALL PELL

A catholic speaking to the issue of his faith in the light of the cardinal Pell verdict opined that the people needed to start being the church and living from their own relationship with the living Christ. ‘We don’t need all that superstructure,’ he said. He’s right. We do need Jesus and we do need each other. But the template of institutionalism in the catholic and protestant sectors of the church is not mandated by God. The incarnation is mandated by God. Christ in you and with you is the reality of the post cross age. Jesus becoming you, Christ becoming us is simple and comprehensive. If Christ Himself is not our life as Paul urged then other things will be our death – things that are lifeless and ultimately degrading.

TRUE SELF/FALSE SELF

We can live in the entire truth or five eighths of it. That which is our truth is that which is us – are we sons in fullness or are we a shadow of our real self?

The true self is synonymous with the true God, the real Jesus, the genuine gospel and Christ our life. Jesus warned us that there would be hazards in the post cross age. Like tares (children of the father of lies) and false christs. These are Christs constructed from the imagination of the Adamic self, from the teachings of false prophets or christs whose oneness with God has been replaced with the notion of a false christ subordinated to the law. Notionally we all belong to the Body of Christ. This is our inheritance. Whether we are part of the Body in spirit and in truth depends on our Christ – whether we are attached to the Christ of God or a christ or our own invention.

SIMPLE AND COMPREHENSIVE

Eternal life is knowing God and Jesus Christ whom God sent. Eternal life starts for us when we begin to know our real self – the self who is revealed in the revelation of Jesus enlarging within us. This light shines on us from the time of our birth. But it shines brightly as the light of the world and the light of you, when you are reborn from religion int0 Christ your life. New birth has nothing to do with the law or a moral agenda. The new birth that Jesus introduced to Nicodemus and the world in the pages of John is simply Christ’s life as yours – in every way.

Infinite life begins when we receive Christ as ourselves because this kind of fullness – our inheritance and the treasure in the field – increases in splendour once we are born again. We die to live. We die to our Adamic self which is our false self The religious have the hardest time accepting the truth. Insulated from truth by their own ideas, they don’t live in it and they make a life rejecting reality. They live in the past or live in self-generated fictions that have become part of them. Yet some are able to rise to new life and another rebirth as a result of a calamity. The pure in heart will always see God.

CARDINALL PELL

A catholic speaking to the issue of his faith in the light of the cardinal Pell verdict opined that the people needed to start being the church and living from their own relationship with the living Christ. ‘We don’t need all that superstructure,’ he said. He’s right. We do need Jesus and we do need each other. But the template of institutionalism in the catholic and protestant sectors of the church is not mandated by God. The incarnation is mandated by God. Christ in you and with you is the reality of the post cross age. Jesus becoming you, Christ becoming us is simple and comprehensive. If Christ Himself is not our life as Paul urged then other things will be our death – things that are lifeless and ultimately degrading.

TRUE SELF/FALSE SELF

We can live in the entire truth or five eighths of it. That which is our truth is that which is us – are we sons in fullness or are we a shadow of our real self?

The true self is synonymous with the true God, the real Jesus, the genuine gospel and Christ our life. Jesus warned us that there would be hazards in the post cross age. Like tares (children of the father of lies) and false christs. These are Christs constructed from the imagination of the Adamic self, from the teachings of false prophets or christs whose oneness with God has been replaced with the notion of a false christ subordinated to the law. Notionally we all belong to the Body of Christ. This is our inheritance. Whether we are part of the Body in spirit and in truth depends on our Christ – whether we are attached to the Christ of God or a christ or our own invention.

SIMPLE AND COMPREHENSIVE

Eternal life is knowing God and Jesus Christ whom God sent. Eternal life starts for us when we begin to know our real self – the self who is revealed in the revelation of Jesus enlarging within us. This light shines on us from the time of our birth. But it shines brightly as the light of the world and the light of you, when you are reborn from religion int0 Christ your life. New birth has nothing to do with the law or a moral agenda. The new birth that Jesus introduced to Nicodemus and the world in the pages of John is simply Christ’s life as yours – in every way.

Infinite life begins when we receive Christ as ourselves because this kind of fullness – our inheritance and the treasure in the field – increases in splendour once we are born again. We die to live. We die to our Adamic self which is our false self when we choose Jesus as our life. It’s a good deal. We are already dead in Jesus and alive in His resurrection. We have an Easter life to live every day.

“In one way or another, almost all religions say that you must die before you die, and then you will know what dying means—and what it does not mean! Your usual viewing platform is utterly inadequate to see what is real. It is largely useless to talk about the very ground of your being, your True Self, or your deepest soul until you have made real contact with these at least once. That demands dying to the old viewing platform of the mental ego and the False Self. There is just no way around that. If you do make contact, you forever know that something is there that can be talked about, relied on, and deeply trusted. You move from religion as mere belief to religion as a new kind of knowing.” (1)

DERELICT PLATFORM

Some are imprisoned on their old viewing platform in the law and the old covenant. In their christianised version of the knowledge of good and evil, along with an identity they think they have here, they are imprisoned in their false self, their ‘other gospel’ and the fictions they have built over the years to maintain this false identity. They simply cannot see. They do not wish to see. Their false self and their false identity is more important to them than who Jesus really is and who they really are in Him.

‘In them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah: "'You will be ever hearing but never understanding; you will be ever seeing but never perceiving’ Matt 13.14 NIV.

(1) Rohr, Richard. Immortal Diamond: The search for our true self . SPCK. Kindle Edition.
when we choose Jesus as our life. It’s a good deal. We are already dead in Jesus and alive in His resurrection. We have an Easter life to live every day.
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In one way or another, almost all religions say that you must die before you die, and then you will know what dying means—and what it does not mean! Your usual viewing platform is utterly inadequate to see what is real. It is largely useless to talk about the very ground of your being, your True Self, or your deepest soul until you have made real contact with these at least once. That demands dying to the old viewing platform of the mental ego and the False Self. There is just no way around that. If you do make contact, you forever know that something is there that can be talked about, relied on, and deeply trusted. You move from religion as mere belief to religion as a new kind of knowing.” (1)
DERELICT PLATFORM
Some are imprisoned on their old viewing platform in the law and the old covenant. In their christianised version of the knowledge of good and evil, along with an identity they think they have here, they are imprisoned in their false self, their ‘other gospel’ and the fictions they have built over the years to maintain this false identity. They simply cannot see. They do not wish to see. Their false self and their false identity is more important to them than who Jesus really is and who they really are in Him.
‘In them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah: "'You will be ever hearing but never understanding; you will be ever seeing but never perceiving’ Matt 13.14 NIV.

(1) Rohr, Richard. Immortal Diamond: The search for our true self . SPCK. Kindle Edition.