His life as your life


The beauty of the gospel of the Kingdom is its simplicity and it’s hegemony. ‘Christ come in our flesh’ means that nothing is left out, all is included and brought into union with the life-giving presence of God in us and with us. Jesus is your rest from human restlessness. He has brought you home.
The import of the fact that Christ has come as a human being and by the Spirit and has now manifest Himself in our physical person is that we are one with Him in the same way that Jesus is one with God. This is the guarantee of our belonging in the heavenly Family and the cause of our ongoing transformation into the glory of our sonship.
The relationship between you and Father is direct.
This dynamic companionship is an internal and all enveloping regeneration, flourishing in relationship and union resulting from the Son of God’s incarnation as Jesus of Nazareth and his incarnation in you as the Living Word made manifest in YOUR FLESH . It’s the engine of new creation life. The Living Grace that is ours is that we are living in the fellowship of the trinity and the trinity is living in us sharing with us the communion of their joy of living and overcoming of all that separates us from God and from our better selves. Torrance writes,
The primary and all-embracing significance of the homoousion [The son is of one substance with the Father] was its categorical assertion that Jesus Christ is God, and that as God he shares equally with the Father in the one being of the Godhead. As the only begotten Son of the Father he is the embodiment of the whole being of God and his exclusive self-revelation as the Word made flesh.” (1)
He is the revelation of the real you.
Through Jesus God reveals Himself in you and manifests Himself in your being. Jesus is not energising the law, not sanctifying any element of religion. He is directly with you and in you with no intervening entities. He Himself is your companion and your life. He is manifesting His Spirit as you.
Jesus was and is the word made flesh. By the Spirit, which is what we mean by life in the Spirit, is the word made flesh in each of us and in the church. Jesus urged us to receive this understanding as the core of our living when He said, ‘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 NIV. The call here is that if we have never realized this then we should realize it now and embrace its truth as the pearl of great price. Jesus is urging us to realize and live out of our union with God.

(1) Torrance, Thomas F.. The Trinitarian Faith: The Evangelical Theology of the Ancient Catholic Church (T&T Clark Cornerstones) (p. 133). Bloomsbury Publishing. Kindle Edition.