JESUS IS THE EXPRESSION OF GOD
Reliance on the law as the lens and the Frame for knowing God and interpreting the real meaning of the Bible is a sterile pursuit. It is the religious version of a poverty mentality in which we adopt the identity of a peasant and live out of scarcity instead of the abundance of a prince. The plight of the miser, even with a full bank account is that the miser is never truly wealthy even when the bank balance is robust. This like the Believer who is tied to the law when Christ has been made His life.
‘When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory’ Col 3.4 NIV. Christ has appeared. He lives in you and gifts you His relationship with Father and Holy Spirit.
You are rich. You have fullness in Christ who is your life in every way. Don’t let anyone steal your joy.
SONS NOT WORKERS
This is the unwitting predicament of the son who insists on living as a worker and a slave when He is the apple of His Father’s eye.
Some like to intone that Israel is the apple of God’s eye. The position is a lot better than that. Every human being is the apple of our Father’s eye. Just agree that this is so and be received into your inheritance of belonging as a son/daughter of God.
You belong. You belong in Christ. You are already one with Christ because He has made it so.
Grasping your salvation with fear and trembling has more to do with guarding your fullness in Christ from ‘other gospels’ that diminish your inheritance in Christ and entangle you once more in the culture of the fall – separation from God.
HIS LIFE IS YOUR LIFE
C. Baxter Kruger writes, “What if this Son turned and shared himself and his mind with you? What if Jesus reached into his own soul, as it were, and took his own spiritual knowledge of the Father’s heart and gave it to you, put it in your soul? What if he were able to penetrate our projections and share his own perception with us in our falleness? This is where the gift Jesus gives to the human race is far greater than any religion.” (1)
Far greater than religion and more healing than mere moralising. Your separation has been undone and your loneliness has been healed. You and our Father are one and will always be.
(1) Kruger, C. Baxter. Across All Worlds: Jesus Inside Our Darkness (Kindle Locations 974-977). Perichoresis, Inc. Kindle Edition.