According to Athanasius, Paul and John and of course Jesus Himself, Jesus is not only for you. In your relationship to God He is you. As the ‘Christ of God’ Jesus is both Jesus of Nazareth and the Son of God.
In John 17 Jesus expressed the truth of who He is for us and who we are in Him – He is the One who weaves us into God and God into us.
Law-based ‘gospels’ must be seen as the irreverence and parody they are. The law was a school master to lead to Christ. After Christ the law is irrelevant and a distraction – a red herring diverting attention from the state of being in which this Christ of God is our life. The result is that we become the manifestation of Jesus and the trinity. This is the meaning of partaking in the divine nature. In the law we are participants in the carnal nature in separation from God with Adam. With Jesus as our life we participate and belong in the life of the trinity. Stephen Morrison writes,
“If the Gospel is true, it must have at its unshakable center the fact that Jesus Christ is both the eternal Son of God, and the human Son of Man in one person. The hypostatic union is the piece that holds the Gospel together. “For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and man, the man Christ Jesus.” Jesus is both God of God and man of man or else the whole Gospel is a sham. As T.F. Torrance writes, “The whole work of reconciliation depends upon the fact that one person acts both from the side of God, and from the side of man.” (1)
THESE BELIEFS ARE NOT DEATH
This why Christ is your life, all of your life and your real life as son/daughter in spirit and truth. Live in any other mode and we are not the ‘real us’. Agree with God that Christ is our life and the ‘real you’ begins to take on the glory of who you are. In anything less than Christ we may present a ‘contrived us.’ When Christ is our life we proceed from glory to glory in spirit and in truth.
‘Realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you’ John 14.20 NIV.
(1) Morrison, S. D.. We Belong: Trinitarian Good News (p. 65). Beloved Publishing. Kindle Edition.