The freedom to be ourselves comes from the freedom of God to be God. God is so free that He has revealed Himself as He is by becoming a man. Jesus is the total revelation of God.
Jesus makes Himself known to us by Holy Spirit and by His own witness from within our being. He is incarnated in us, which means that He is woven into our person with the result that He reveals Himself in ourselves and our life. This is the spirit of sonship and the spirit of liberty.
You cannot really know something or someone unless you are part of their being. This is particularly the case with knowing God. To say that we belong to the Body of Christ by citing a proof text is notionally correct but factually an illusion.
WOVEN INTO HIS BEING
The freedom that God offers comes by way of God and not by the law, or a program of by micro-management. The incarnation is the ultimate grace in that we are forgiven for our sins, graced with His righteousness and woven into His life so that He becomes us.
It is by incarnation and not by law that we are the Body of Christ.
In this new and living way be are set free from an obsession with sin, liberated from a religious life centred on sin management and released from virtue signalling ‘behaviours’ that absorb us in vindicating ourselves to ourselves and to others.
VICARIOUS HUMANITY OF JESUS
Not only does Christ’s life as our life release us from the bondages of sins and addictions. We live in His righteousness as ours. This is the vicarious humanity of Jesus - Christ for us, Christ as us. But more importantly it is our hiddenness in Christ that liberates us into sonship. In His Person we grow into the person we we born to be. The self seen by Christ before the foundation of the world and the self you are growing into in you destiny of that grows from redemption.
“What is of paramount importance here is the unlimited freedom of God, not only to become man in Jesus Christ without ceasing to be God, but really to impart himself to us in the Spirit while remaining the transcendent Lord over all our creaturely being and knowing.
“The Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.’ This freedom of the Spirit may well be understood in a two-fold way, as the freedom of God to actualise his relation with us and the freedom of God to actualise our relation with himself.” (1)
Our oneness with God is actual and real when we assume it as our life. This is why we need to agree that Christ is our life so that we are alive as ourselves as a new creation son/daughter of God.
Live from Christ your life and be a son. Repend of Christianity as your life and be set free from being a worker and a slave.
‘But what does Scripture say? "Get rid of the slave woman and her son, for the slave woman's son will never share in the inheritance with the free woman's son." Gal 4.30 NIV.
(1)Torrance, Thomas F.. The Christian Doctrine of God, One Being Three Persons (T&T Clark Cornerstones) (p. 152). Bloomsbury Publishing. Kindle Edition.