There is a rich inheritance here for all to possess. It is here. It is available and it is yours. If we are to do better than represent God as religion we need to be the manifestation of Him - which is our right in the new and living way of the incarnation.
The Son of God came among us the living word – the Christ. You are in the world as the a living word – the manifestation of Christ and a son. We are called to be an expression of the person of Jesus - not an expression of religion. Living the incarnation Christ is our life.
The cross undid Adamic separation from God and gave us Jesus’ union with His Father. Living from this union we are sons of God in spirit and in truth - not just notionally as in the religious sense. We have the talk and the walk because God has incarnated Himself in us. We just need to believe it. It is sons who generate the Kingdom of God. Sons are sons in spirit and in truth when Christ is their life, when they live in God and God lives in them; when they know and believe that God shares His being with us and we with Him.
The half-released Lazarus is a picture of much of the church. Lazarus is risen. But still semi-suffocated and half paralysed in his grave clothes. Yet he is alive and since Jesus’ resurrection has access to unlimited life. Jesus says to those who minister life, ‘Take of his grave-clothes and let him go!’
This is the plan. That you are personally the manifestation of Jesus and that all of us are the appearance of the Kingdom of God.
‘But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you’ John 14.17 NIV.
Jesus does not mean us to be living from a shroud of religion and institutionalism. Jesus means that we be the direct manifestation of Himself.
‘To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory’ Col 1.27 NIV. Jesus manifesting as you, is both His glory and ours. This is the appearance of the Kingdom.
This is achieved by living in the reality instead of the shadow. The reality is Christ. You are the reality of the Kingdom as the expression of Jesus. How simple is that? Too simple for some. Yet it is the power of God in the unfolding of the new creation. Someone wrote the other day, ‘Be the Change!’ By the Spirit you are the manifestation of Jesus. ‘We are the Life!’
‘When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory’ Col 3.4 NIV.
We are part of Christ when the Christ of God is our Christ and when the gospel of the Kingdom as enunciated by Jesus and the apostles is our gospel. There is a reality in Christ independent of false narratives and ‘other gospels.’ Grace is ours to move from false and diluted gospels to the Gospel of Jesus and the apostles. Jesus quoted His gospel: ‘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. Jesus is waiting for us to get a grip on ‘that realization’ and live in its reality. Kriston Couchey speaks to this issue in a piece written in 2014. WAS, IS, IS TO COME
Kriston Couchey wrote “I along with many others have prophesied for years the coming of the kingdom age, great revival, and the wedding of the bride and groom. This is correct and is God that has been speaking it. But sometimes the fulfillment of something is not the way we have perceived in our own minds. ACCOMPLISHED FACT When the Spirit of God began revealing to me the finished work of Christ I began to see from His perspective. All of these things have already been completed in the cross of Christ and the resurrection power given us by Holy Spirit. While we have not seen it manifest in the lives of people in the way we think it should; in the perspective of heaven the kingdom has already come, great revival has been here for 2000 years, we are already one with Christ partaking of the divine nature. RELEASED FROM THE GREAT DARKNESS We have not been waiting for God to do something, God has been patient waiting for us, giving us prophetic hope while we are delivered from darkened minds that have not seen Him as he truly is and truly accepted the completion He has given us in Christ so that we could see from his perspective. CHRIST IN YOU God is not doing anything more upon the earth except it be through the agency of men who have come to know him as He is and see him as He is. The fulfillment is in the relationship of KNOWING God as He really is. From his perspective All things in Christ have been (was) accomplished, is accomplished and is going to be accomplished : The kingdom HAS already come in Christ,
The kingdom IS now in Christ,
The kingdom IS CONTINUING TO COME in Christ. Revival HAS already come in Christ,
Revival IS now in Christ,
Revival IS CONTINUING TO COME in Christ. MANIFIESTING JESUS Complete union with God (the wedding) HAS already come in Christ,
Union IS now in Christ,
Union IS CONTINUING TO COME in Christ. We are not looking for an event, we are manifesting a person, Christ, who is our life and is the kingdom come. If you can accept it, Christ has already come again for those who will see from God's perspective.” Kriston Couchey May 7, 2014