CHRIST YOUR LIFE

His life as your life

IT'S RELATIONSHIP, UNION AND INCARNATION

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There is no law that is external to God. There never was. Neither is there now. That which existed before the fall was never an externality of precepts. Life and all that it implies - the absence of separation and death was found in relationship with God. The essence of this relationship was what Adam was seduced out of and what Jesus always had - and in which He lived: He and Father were one - as they are now and as are you.

Jesus is not defined by what we may call truth and righteousness. These are defined by Him.

Life flows from love. This love is not abstract. It is the life and relationship of the trinity and you.

LOGOS

John named
The Order of the universe The logos - the person of Christ, the son of God, emphasising the fact that life, purpose, reason and creative power is found in persons and specifically in the person of Jesus Christ. Paul described this as the law of the spirit of life - which is not the law of Moses, but the person of Jesus and the Spirit of Jesus in people. This is the logos multiplied and writ large, so to speak.

ANCIENT PATH

We participate in God’s order in relationship to Him. As Adam and Eve did before the fall. This order is not a moral taxonomy. It is our relationship to life as expressed in the trinity. Note that Jesus did not announce that He had come to restore ‘LAW’ but to multiply life without limit.

John bears witness to this life in the words of Jesus, ‘
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. The cross was never an afterthought. It was the plan. As a result we are not just in relationship to God as we were before the fall. We are interwoven into each other’s being. We are imbued with the spirit of life which results in our sonship: We can live as an expression of the trinity. If we are humble enough to realize our interwoveness and are not addicted to forms of religion that perpetuate the fall.

Christ did not come to make us excellent moral paragons. That is far less than who and what we are. His purpose is to make us an expression of Himself.
In Him we are sons. You can live in this reality – the reality that is Christ or you can choose the false reality of the law and perpetuate the fall in the name of God.

THE MIRROR

To see Christ is to see yourself. He is the mirror. Jesus is the exact expression of God and the perfect expression of who you are becoming in Him. Don’t despise the simplicity of this truth in which
Christ becomes you. In The Last Battle, C. S. Lewis has dwarfs who refuse to eat what looks like slops in a bucket. In reality the contents of the bucket are a disguised banquet. Imprisoned in their poor discernment the dwarves remain dwarves - a parable of the Believer who insists on living in religion or worse. One can be set free from delusion.

But one must be more addicted to the truth as it is in Jesus and less addicted to an identity that one imagines one has in their denomination or long-held views. We are not forced to live as tares. We are already defined and secured as sons.