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CHRIST YOUR LIFE

YOU ARE THE EXPRESSION OF CHRIST

All are sons and daughters of God, even the wicked. Those for whom Christ is life are daughters and sons in spirit and in truth. They have an agency and spirit that is Christ as them.

There are folks who began life poor, became relatively well off but continued to live out of a poverty mentality. They never lived extravagantly as kids, but they have the resources to do that now on occasion. But guess what. They still live as though they are poor. This is like a Believer who began in the law and who continues to live in the law when she could be living in the Spirit of Christ her life.

There is more to our life than Christianity as religion. This ‘more’ is Christ our life. Christ come in our flesh to be who we are and what we do.

Jesus did not come to uphold the law. He came to end it and replace it with Himself in us and as us. Justification and sanctification are different words and analytically distinct. But they are one when we live in Christ our life.

We can drift along in routine religion as a shadow of our real selves. But there is a real Jesus who will make us a real person whose nature as a son/daughter is continually emerging and whose redemption as a new creation is becoming more and more apparent in freedom and fruit.

THE POVERTY MENTALITY

If we are living from Christian morality and culture we are embedded in the law just as much as an legalist stuck on Moses’ commandments is an artifact of the Ten Commandments.

Christ our life is not an expression of these commandments. He is the expression of the trinity in us. As such He is infinitely more than the law/knowledge of good and evil could make us. In Christ our life we are alive in spirit and truth and the expression of His Righteousness in our personhood.

As daughters and sons we take on the humanity of Christ as the new man who transcends Adam to fulfil the original plan of making sons of God to fellowship with God. This is the plan of the trinity to have sons/daughters to enjoy and with which to celebrate the joy of living. This is why Jesus’ obsession was not ethics and morality and certainly not sin. He was life and His obsession is life to the full for all. The life of God is manifest as spirit come in our flesh. It is an indefinable yet real essence that separates and contrasts genuine life from the various gradations of religiosity and death.

NOT INTO DUALISM AND INHIBITION

Jesus has the Spirit without limit and offers all life to the full. This passion for fullness of life is why He has nothing in common with those who acquiesce in any limitation of life or promote lesser gospels on the ground that this is ‘their perspective’ and their claim to some unique contribution to Christianity.

Let’s be clear. There is no addition to or subtraction from the gospel of Jesus and the teaching of the apostles that is ever legitimate. It is impossible to improve on the reality of Christ our life but easy enough to resile from His fullness through revisionist doctrine and old covenant meandering. There is nothing whole or holy about an inverted cross and a Christ who supervises law-keeping.

WHY THE GOOD NEWS IS GOOD

‘Christ is all and in all,’ is the good news Jesus proclaimed as Himself and the apostles teaching that Paul explained and applied.

The life of the Spirit, which is the kingdom of God grows out of God. Never from the law, religion or man’s machinations. Spirit and life is entirely Christ our life with no additions or dilutions. We can talk Holy Spirit as much as we like but if we are rooted in law we are not in Father, so we can never generate life let alone prevail.

Some years back I attended Road To Bethlehem, which is an excellent celebration of the birth of Jesus and the coming of the new Genesis into the world. That night in a dream the Lord showed me a platform on which were several fountains. From one flowed beer, from another wine, another produced hydrochloric acid and from another flowed the water of life. Christians were drinking from all of them seemingly ignorant that spirit and life was to be found in only one that was the water of life – which is the undiluted Christ our life.

STOP CHEWING GUM AND EAT SOME FRUIT

So let's embrace Christ as our life and eschew substitutes, revisionist gospels and old covenant mindsets. There is life in none of these and little godliness. Jesus was not crucified to endorse “Our Perspective" and He does not live to promote tares which are another manifestation of the fountains of non-life.

Let's not be put out if it is revealed that ‘our gospel’ is not the gospel of the Kingdom, or sulk and reproach others if their passion for Jesus is unconditional and ours is limited by loyalty to a fictional identity that comes close to being a false Christ.

DON’T BE DIVERTED BY KEEPERS OF THE LAME

Be willing to abandon our gangrenous tissues of religion in exchange for the spirit and life that longs to ignite the flesh of new creation beings. There are no unique perspectives that may legitimately be added to the new covenant, no authentic additions to the gospel of Jesus and Paul and not one fragment of the law that has any place in your life in the Spirit of Christ. Certainly, there are no "improvements" arrived at by adding the dregs from an old covenant wineskin to Christ who is our life.