His life as your life


We need to understand that Jesus as the mediator does not mediate some abstraction - some qualities and values that then in turn mysteriously impart some of Himself. Such a view, though common enough insulates us from the direct presence of God. This presence is not just a presence but oneness with God.

In Putting an end to Adam Jesus put an end to religion and every kind of entity other than Himself that might be imagined to act as a channel of the spirit and life of God into our being.

‘Things’ are not channels of God’s Spirit. Life events, inspired sermons and even the Lord’s Table have no capacity to impart life. The point and meaning of this rite is to remind and celebrate the fact that we are incarnated with God and are His expression.

In Jesus, you and our Father are one.

Jesus imparts Himself. This is to say He imparts to us all that He is and all that is in relationship with Him. So in Jesus we become woven into the trinity and the trinity is woven into us. This is the meaning of ‘On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you’ John 14.20. Your flesh, which is to say your spirit, soul and body becomes the manifestation of the fullness of God. You are a son/daughter. Not notionally as you would be in the law but in spirit and in truth which you are in Jesus.