BRIGHT

CHRIST YOUR LIFE

CHRIST HAS POSITIONED YOU IN GOD

THE KINGDOM JESUS BEGAN IS ONENESS WITH HIMSELF.
 
Christianity as a belief system rather than a state of being one with Christ allows us to live in the letter that kills as though letter-mongering is normal and as though adherence to words is a life. Treating the words of God as if they are God seemingly permits us to manufacture our own grace by attachment to texts of scripture, church distinctives and loyalty to group icons. It produces the illusion that we have a relationship with God when what we have is a relationship to ourselves and our religion through religion.
 
NORMAL
 
We can live all our lives in a Christian version of the knowledge of good and evil and speak sincerely of its benefits – because we know nothing else and do not understand that it is the reverse of the normal Christian life as Watchman Nee attests. Such a life makes a marginal difference but is a poor comparison to the incarnated life.
 
Normal according to Christ, the apostles and the Bible is incarnation. Normal in Paul’s eyes is Christ our life. To John it’s Christ come in our flesh. We can think the religion we have lived is spirituality when its Adam’s religion but not Christ’s. Legalised Christianity is not spiritual and is a sophisticated variety of carnal.
 
IGNORANCE BE MY FRIEND
 
One seeming advantage of being socialised into a crooked religious system is the comfort of ignorance. Such ignorance allows people to complacently live a routine on autopilot with only a notional connection to God. Ignorance let’s people be happy and complacent with their decayed system because they don’t understand its nature and what it means for fullness of life or it’s opposite – a dulled spiritual existence.
 
WE SHARE IN CHRIST’S BEING
 
The relation of our baptism to the baptism of Christ, our new birth to Christ’s birth from above, was indeed the conviction of all the great fathers in the first five centuries, …which  expound baptism as our sharing in Christ’s virgin birth.”   (1) 92
 
LAST ADAM
 
The first Adam came into existence from the earth, was earthly, this last Adam came into existence from heaven – sent from God, he came into existence of woman, but ‘from heaven’. (‘The first man was from the earth, a man of dust; the second man is from heaven.’) 24 That does not mean that Jesus descended in his humanity from heaven, or that his humanity was pre-existent. His humanity was formed on earth but it came into being through divine initiative.93
 
“Paul uses the verb gennan of human generation, but when in that very context he speaks of Jesus he avoids the word gennan and uses the word ginesthai. In other words, in reference to Jesus’ birth he refuses to use the only word the New Testament uses of human generation. Every time Paul speaks of human birth he uses gennan, but not once when he speaks of Jesus. Every time Paul wants to refer to the earthly origin of Jesus he uses the word ginesthai.  That is the strongest disavowal of birth by ordinary human generation in regard to the birth of Jesus.”   (2)
 
DEGENERATE ADAPTATIONS
 
A law-based gospel is attempted self-salvation. It is anti-christ because it denies Christ and substitutes our self-effort for His vicarious life.
 
The Son of God appears as Jesus of Nazareth as an act of God. It had nothing to do with human effort accept that Mary believed. This is why Mary bore the Christ. Christ incarnated in you is your reality when you believe. But not when you attach yourself to specious gospels and corrupt distortions of the Gospel of Jesus and the apostles.
 
The presence of God is imbued in you and in us as incarnation – as Christ come in the flesh of those who believe and agree with Christ that He is our life and has drawn us into His fellowship with God.
 
(1)    Thomas Torrance. The Incarnation. P 93.
(2)    Ibid.
 
 
 
 
 

TRINITY IN YOU