‘Doing what Father is doing’ happens because we and Father are one and we know it and live in it. God is never somewhere else. He is not more present on one day than another. The trinity lives in you and in us. This is the fact of the incarnation. The risen Jesus lives in us, as do our Father and Joly Spirit. Jesus only did what Father was doing because He live from Him and they were one. This oneness enjoyed by Jesus certified the direction of His ministry and filled it with spirit and life. Jesus never spoke words to fill a time slot. He never took a dud service, nor was any action of His an example of something and nothing - the filling of a religious opportunity with a piece of religion. Jesus was the expression of His Father as Himself on any occasion. This agency and authority is yours – when you realise that it is.
‘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. Our interwoveness with God is the basis of our anointing in the Spirit. This soil is safe ground and the key to having the Spirit without limit.
We can occupy ourselves with activities that are on the periphery of life. Then again WE CAN BE LIFE ITSELF as was Jesus because He is in us. In Jesus was life and that life was the life of all humanity. He was life. You can be this life. What is His is yours every day. No need to hero worship people like Heidi Baker. You can have the same kind of anointing in your sphere. But we must live our inheritance – us in God and God in us. This is the foundation of the new creation, the anointing and the Kingdom of God.
THE PERSON IN PERSONS
Our embrace of the Christ in a holistic sense unites us with spirit and truth. Such an embrace entails care that our Christ is indeed the Christ of God and that the gospel we are living from is the gospel of Christ and the apostles. ‘Rightly interpreting the word of truth’ is just important as restoring the sight of a bind person in an act of healing in the mall. Truth liberates us from the lies of the Enemy. Truth promotes health in the Body of Christ. Wrongly interpreted scripture results in illness in the Body and causes tumours in the Body.
Children of the Free Woman live in the truth of their inheritance. This is living in what we already have: Union with God. When we realise this, claim it and step into it we can step into the vitality of spirit and life that flows from the Trinitarian hub of the universe.
‘But what does Scripture say? "Get rid of the slave woman and her son, for the slave woman's son will never share in the inheritance with the free woman's son’ Gal 4.30 NIV.
Old covenant ministry occurs in Adamic separation from God. New covenant ministry is you and Father are one. This is the apriori condition of the spirit without limit and the free flowing of the gifts. When living in the new covenant and under the anointing of Holy Spirit we are vastly more potent than living in a mixture of old covenant and the gifts welded on to ourselves like a super-charger onto a car engine. In one we are competent to minister the Kingdom. In the other not so much. Like a truck out of petrol that keeps spluttering to a halt, we are dependent on doses of grace to inch ahead. In our new covenant provision, we are grace, we are life and we are the expression of God as ourselves.
‘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 incarnation, Christ come in the flesh (the manifestation of Jesus as us) explains why some ministry is dead men walking and why some is spirit and life. A knowledge of the knowledge of good and evil (Adam) and the law (Moses) can produce some life. But only in finite amounts, like drops. New covenant culture produces rivers of living water. There is no separation in our new covenant mode of being. By His Spirit Christ lives in us and manifests as us.
We can live sincerely in old covenant mode or in a mixture of old and new. God does not ostracise us for wrong belief. But He insists on drawing us into right belief because this is where the infinite life is. Paul called the old covenant ‘this body of death.’ As Saul he knew it well because its mindset motivated him to chain people up and supervise their death. In the Spirit old covenant chains are just as limiting as they were on Saul of Tarsus. Adamic life is separation and death. This is why Christ must be our life – not derivatively as in religion but directly as His person manifest as you. Athanasius wrote,
“Dead men cannot take effective action; their power of influence on others lasts only till the grave. Deeds and actions that energise others belong only to the living. Well, then, look at the facts in this case. The Saviour is working mightily among men, every day He is invisibly persuading numbers of people all over the world, both within and beyond the Greek-speaking world, to accept His faith and be obedient to His teaching. Can anyone, in face of this, still doubt that He has risen and lives, or rather that He is Himself the Life? Does a dead man prick the consciences of men...?”― Athanasius of Alexandria, On the Incarnation.