IT'S VERY BIG
There’s no compartmentalised life in the post cross age – no dichotomised time, no sacralised places. You are in God and God is in you. This is a life at the Lord’s Table in which every day is a feast of spirit and life and every minute an opportunity for Holy Spirit to flow through you to touch something with the life of God – the new creation.
A DYNAMIC SONSHIP
Because you are a son/daughter you have the ability to impart spirit and life to the creation. You have been made one with God. This is the making of you, of your family, of the church and the new creation.
“What [Paul means] by adoption bursts the wineskins of mere legal rights and privileges. It is far more personal. Adoption in this context means to be taken into and included in the circle of the Father’s fellowship. It means to be included in the circle in which what is shared is not merely rights and privileges, but life. The eternal plan is for the Father to lavish Himself upon us, to give Himself and all that He is and has to us, to share with us His own life and joy unspeakable, full of glory. Adoption means to be included in God’s very own life, made a participant in His fullness, filled with God.” (1)
‘Adoption’ is the big healing, the healing that is the Father of all our healings and abounding wellness of Spirit. It is our rootedness in the trinity and the baptism of our being in the fellowship of God. The ‘gifts’ can be ministered in a limited way when we live excluded from this healing by poor teaching and faulty mindsets. But our being remains deprived of spirit and life.
In the flesh our Adam is not undone. With Jesus as our life we have morphed from Adam into Jesus. This is the meaning of ‘Christ our life.’
‘The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you-they are full of the Spirit and life’ John 6.63. This scripture more than about our witness. It concerns the state of our being and the presence alive in us who is Jesus. It should be read with its companions scripture – ‘I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you’ John 6.53 NIV.
Eating Jesus’ flesh means living from the incarnation – not from the law or religion. There’s but one life source and it is Him!
(1) Kruger, C. Baxter. God Is For Us. loc 170 Kindle Edition.