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THE INCARNATION OF CHRIST IN YOU

GRACED IN THE SPIRIT TO LIVE IN CHRIST AS SONS OF GOD

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Christ has delivered you from the humbug of the law. We are graced in the Spirit to live Christ. Christ does not mediate the law or a moral agenda. He mediates Himself who is life to the full. You can live as a construct in the law. But you live as a son/daughter in the incarnation. This is to be fully human and full alive.

 
God is Grace. He is revealing Himself to people before they know who He is. There is a part of society that is enriched by good people who may not know God personally but who respond to the spirit of life and creativity that is in them and with them. Then there are evangelists who introduce people to the Christ who is life without limit.
 
There is no dualism in God. God simply is and stands at the door and knocks as Jesus Christ to be welcomed as the God He is. Jesus welcomes us into the life that He is and that He enjoys with Father and Holy Spirit.
 
GOD IS A SPIRIT
 
Wicked hearts do not decide for God. But it seems that people of good heart who are not religious can at times do a better job of multiplying God’s life than those who have made a god of religion.* Certainly Christians who live from the law can exhibit a penchant to judgment and a dullness of spirit that does not honour Christ.
 
DOOR IS JESUS
 
Yet it is Jesus Christ who is the Door to life in God both for the Believer and non-believer. I suspect that there are people of good intent who respond to the spirit of Christ in their hearts and in society who may not know His Name until they meet with Him in paradise.
 
FULLNESS
 
It’s irritating when you have purchased five things online and only two arrive. Some Believers have a gospel like this – except that they do not know they have been short-changed. As ministers of life, we are duty bound to present a gospel that is life to the full and not an unfulfilled order. To do otherwise is to rob people.
 
Nevertheless, as ministers of the new covenant we live so that all may enjoy the fullness of fellowship with God in their present lives. This is how the new creation expands. It’s the presence of Jesus as us that creates a new creation.
 
TO KNOW GOD
 
Experiencing life without limit comes from knowing God as God is. People can conceive God as assorted animals, as a monster, or as a removed and isolated deity. But God is who God is in Jesus Christ. In Jesus God is a human being. In Jesus God is in you and you are in God. The Lord’s Table reminds us that we are one with Christ and an expression of Him.
THIS IS MY BODY
He [God] has come to reveal himself to them in an utterly concrete and singular way in the incarnation of his Son in the midst of Israel, in order to be the Lord and Saviour not only of Israel but of all humankind, and to bring them through the presence and power of his Spirit into cognitive union and personal communion with himself.’ (1) This is to say that infinite life in the now is experienced as we know God and live in Jesus Christ whom God has sent. Alexandra Radcliff writes, “The vicarious humanity of Christ means that ‘Christ takes our place and represents us, so that what is true of him is true of us, and what he did in his (our) humanity is ours.” Christ lives in you and becomes expressed as you.
Jesus of Nazareth was fully God and was the Son who had been with the Father for all eternality. Thus, in coming among us as a man, God came among us as a man, blending Himself into our lives so that we would be blended into God’s life.
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Everything hinges here upon the personal identity between Jesus and God. Our Lord himself said to Philip ‘He who has seen me has seen the Father.’” (2)
* Religion is the hidden idolatry.
(1) Torrance, Thomas F.. The Christian Doctrine of God, One Being Three Persons (T&T Clark Cornerstones) (p. 14). Bloomsbury Publishing. Kindle Edition.
(2) Ibid.
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