CHRIST IN YOU IS HIS LIFE AS YOUR LIFE
Decayed Christianity presents Jesus as the way to live a religion. Jesus presents Himself as the way to be you as a daughter and a son. Jesus does not live to make us clones of Jesus of Nazareth. He lives to make us expressions of Himself as we are in our design and destiny. Jesus lives to make you shine in the glory of you.
‘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.
ONENESS WITH FATHER
Jesus did not live from the law. He lived from His Father and from Himself as a member of the trinity and as a human being. Jesus believed His Father where Adam did not. Jesus and His Father were one whereas Adam after the fall was not. But we are one with Father in Jesus. Because He is our life we have what is His – oneness with God which means companionship with the trinity.
“The mission of Jesus was not to begin the Christian religion but to reveal and redeem the image and likeness of God in human form. He did not come as an example for us but of us. Much of popular Christian doctrine reduces the life and teaching of Jesus to yet another [religion]”. (1) But that’s not it. God has given us an incarnation.
CHRIST COME IN THE FLESH
I’m not big on sacraments. Because I am big on the incarnation. The incarnation is direct. It’s Christ in you when and where you are. You don’t need some device that is not actually Him to impart the life that is Him – the life that you already possess.
A group of enthusiastic Believers began to practice the eucharist for extra life in God. They would have it when they felt the flu approaching or when they faced a challenge. But the life is not in the sacraments. It’s in the reality that is Christ come in our flesh. This is the reality of which the Lord’s Table is the reminder. Our life in the Spirit is a state of being but it’s not magic.
In Jesus, God has met us in our everyday lives. To live in the Spirit is to live in the world ignited with God. We respond to God with our worship, which can be our community of faith together in many and diverse ways and in a response in baptism and the Lord’s Table. But the Reality is our life in God day to day. It direct and woven into your being as well as being a real and personal presence – Christ in you and Christ in us. These baptism and the Lord’s Table are reminders and celebrations of our life in Christ. But they are not that life. His life is our life. That’s the Kingdom as you.
(1) Du Toit, Francois. Divine Embrace (p. 4). Mirror Word Publishing. Kindle Edition.