God does not come to you because you do a good deed or are in some religious setting. He’s not with you more on one day than on any other day. In Jesus you have an Easter Life of continual renewal and resurrection. In Jesus you have a Sabbath life of peace and stability of being. In Jesus the sacrament is you and your Christ-life lived into your week. Jesus comes to you because the at-one-ment is real. Jesus is just as much in you whether you are at home or at church. He is just as much with you when you are engaged in praise and worship as He is when you are reading Banjo Paterson. In the post-cross age you have a holy life.
In this age the trinity and its love and communion lives in your heart. It makes its way from there to your spirit, soul and body and out to you marriage, family and social network. The Kingdom of God is within us and makes it way to the world through us.
You create your reality which is why we need to believe what Jesus believes. ‘Realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you’ John 14.20 NIV. This is the incarnation and the key fact of the new testament age. Genuine spirituality is about our union with God and our sonship that is the result.
There is a kind of religion that is entirely the wrong focus. “Re-ligio(“rebinding, re-ligamenting”) is not doing its job if it only reminds you of your distance, your unworthiness, your sinfulness, and your inadequacy before God’s greatness. Whenever religion actually increases the gap, it becomes anti-religion instead. I am afraid we have lots of anti-religion in all denominations. I always figured that was the meaning of the very first devil Jesus met and had to exorcise; notice it was living in the synagogue itself (Mark 1:21–28). So I am not talking about the devils of secularism, scientism, or atheism.
I am talking about the common blockages and boundary markers inside religion itself—anything that deliberately increases the gap between my unworthiness and the “supreme majesty” of God—the exact and very gap that Jesus came to deny and undo.” (1)
SEPARATION IS FINISHED
When Jesus cried ‘It is finished’ on the cross the multitudinous separations wrought by Adam were undone. The fall was negated and the separations indicated by the temple and its rooms was annulled. The ripped curtain signifies our union with God. Christ in you is the reality of your union with God. Your inheritance is the same union that Jesus has with His Father and Holy Spirit. Just agree and possess what is yours. It is this reality that empowers this this life:
‘I have given them the glory You gave Me, so that they may be one as We are one— I in them and You in Me—that they may be perfectly united, so that the world may know that You sent Me and have loved them just as You have loved Me’ John 17.22 NIV.
(1) Rohr, Richard. Immortal Diamond: The search for our true self . SPCK. Kindle Edition.