A prophetic person who had spent some time receiving revelation from God once said to me, ‘God wants you to know that nothing you can do can separate you from Him.’ Over the next few years I found from the Bible and from the teaching of apostolic figures that this is indeed true.
This might be problematic for those whose religion consists of attempting to make themselves worthy of God – or to those who think that intimacy with God is gained by our success in being free of sin. Well actually it’s not. Your intimacy with God depends on Jesus’ relationship with His Father. Christ is your life and therefore He is your intimacy and the ever open door to companionship with the trinity.
‘Nothing you can do can separate you from Him.’ In Christ you are joined to God with no need to live as though you are in separation. The woman’s word to me was what I already suspected in my heart. It is so whether you can find a text for it or not. When Jesus cried, ‘It is finished!’ all separation between humans and God was undone.
You and Father are now one. Any teaching that embodies a partial atonement did not come from God.
In the several years that followed I found scriptures and read books by reputable theologians that supported the woman’s assertion. The fact is that the Bible teaches that Christ is our life in every way and in everything that pertains to our union with God. He is our believing and our being. His relationship with Father is our relationship with Father. This is succinctly stated in what is known as the vicarious humanity of Jesus.
GOD INCARNATED IN YOU
But my purpose here is not only about Jesus as the new and living way of union with God. It’s a corollary of it. I speak of the incarnation in which we are embedded in the trinity and the trinity is alive and active in us. It’s important to live from the incarnation because this is the mode of the new creation – Christ in us where ever we are in the world so that the life of God flows through us into every facet of the world. A bunch of theologians are talking..
“JMF: Just because a thing might seem spiritual or holy in some way doesn’t mean that you can’t continue to serve God effectively in any other way.
PM: Absolutely. I couldn’t agree more.
JMF: But we sometimes substitute going out and doing some kind of a seemingly spiritual thing, trying to make up for all the other problems in our life, to feel better about our walk with God.
PM: Very true. We have an amazing ability to deceive ourselves.” (1)
The Kingdom of God is not religious. Your field for life-multiplying is not restricted to religion, to Christian institutions or congregations of ‘holiness and piety.’ We distribute light and life by being in the world as sons, so as to draw people into the life that is already theirs in God. There is no dividing line between sacred and secular since the cross. (There never was before it) In Jesus and because the trinity is in you and you are the manifestation of this - the whole world has become a temple of God’s presence and glory – disseminated by the glory of people like you.
The hope of glory is now.
‘To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which isChrist in you, the hope of glory.’ (1) International, Grace. Trinitarian Conversations, Volume 2: Interviews With More Theologians (You're Included) . Grace Communion International. Kindle Edition.