Jesus lay down His life so that we could have more than liberation from death. He came as the Representative of our life so that we could have life without limit. Life to the full is life that is unlimited. This is the life that is God. As our Messiah Jesus came to redeem us into this kind of life - the infinite life of no limitations.
‘The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free’ Luke 4.18 NIV.
The way to this infinite life is through the door of truth. Jesus is the way and the truth in person. He is the way to infinite life because He is the truth and because He reveals the truth – about Father, about Himself, about us and about our journey in the world. Jesus came to set the captives free from every lie and every phenomenon that hinders and hides life to the full.
Beatrice Bruteau writes, “Love always seeks the ultimately real,” she writes in her essay “Persons in Love.” And what is ultimately real in one, she goes on to say, is centered in “an outflowing action of loving other persons.” (1)
This is why we need to inhabit God’s atonement, God’s incarnation, God’s life in the Spirit and not some variation that dulls the truth and degrades limitless life into some relativism that dulls our spirit and sickens our soul. In ‘Un-love’ we excuse and rationalise a false reality, justify delusions and sanctify hallucinations that degrade fullness of life in our inheritance in Christ.
‘But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let them be under God's curse!’ Gal 1.8 NIV. Let’s be clear, we are not Christ’s disciple if we are content to accommodate His people to any degree of death because our identity is intertwined in beliefs that degrade life. We are perpetrators of a curse and overseers of continued captivity. In this mode, the tree of knowledge does not come to an end in us. It gets a new lease of life.
(1) Bourgeault, Cynthia. Love is Stronger than Death (p. 25). Monkfish Book Publishing. Kindle Edition.