HUMBUG NO MORE
Religious life can consist of doing meaningless things in the name of God. With the incarnation all pointlessness and humbug has been extinguished. It has been totally eliminated because God in three persons lives in us and weaves Himself into us. As such we, like Him, become Imparters of Life. This is because we are alive with
Everything has meaning and purpose. Not fake meaning and purpose. Each of our acts have the agency of God because we are daughters and sons of God.
Simply put we can be Godly by being us – With Christ as our life.
"Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them” John 14.23 NIV. His teaching is that He is our life totally: The way to infinite life, the truth about the nature of life and the One in whom life is found, life in Person – as in the living representation (logos) of the law of the spirit of life.
A routine of meaningless things done in the name of God has been extinguished because, since the cross, life and meaning has entered you and woven itself into your being. You and Father are one. In Him you live and move and have your being – a complete denial of the lie that precipitated the fall where it was implied that to be sons of God something extra was required; a something that overcame the implied dishonesty of Father.
WHAT KIND OF SALVATION?
The core of the accomplished purpose of the trinity for us is more than salvation. The issue is ‘What kind of salvation?’ The new wineskin is the new covenant. No longer a contract in which
‘We will do this in order to get God to do that.’ But the unalterable result of the plan: ‘God has done this so that you can be that: Sons and daughters of God in spirit and in truth. How is this achieved? By Christ becoming our life. What is this called in everyday terms? Christ in you. What do theologians call it? The incarnation. Paul calls this ‘Christ our life.’
‘Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory’ Col 3.2-4 NIV.
So don’t; live from sin consciousness. Live from Christ consciousness to the endth degree’ to the extent that Jesus is your life in the now. And in the fact that because of the incarnation Jesus appears in you. This is His glory and your glory because you begin to be who you are living in your identity in Jesus, because you are leaving behind your false identity in Adam.
NO MORE HUMBUG
John signalled the end of meaningless religiosity by writing, ‘I say this because many deceivers, who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh, have gone out into the world. Any such person is the deceiver and the antichrist’ 2 John 1.7 NIV. By manifesting as you, Jesus manifests as the church – the real body of Christ.
What warning does Jesus give in this scripture?
We are being warned before the event that means that the prize of Jesus personally coming in us will be eliminated if we allow ‘the law to be coming in our flesh.’ Reject this revisionism. It comes from the pit.
Jesus is not the means of keeping the law or a figure to empower ‘religion.’ Jesus is directly our life. He is the real us, the real church and the real Kingdom. By ‘real’ Jesus means ‘In spirit and in truth.’ So since His day Godliness can never be about when you worship of where you worship. It’s about being a worshiper because you are a son/daughter in spirit and in truth.
NO RUBBISH, NO DUNG
‘Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth’ John 4.23,24 NIV. This is a prophetic statement about the accomplishment of God for us. It’s about the soon to be achieved union with God. It has nothing to do with the anointing or receiving the Holy Spirit. But it is about our new covenant ability to live in the Spirit and so to be one with God.
How can this be? In Jesus in the post cross age, you and our Father are one. You are one with the trinity. This is Jesus’ desire. If your desire is to please Him you will follow His urging: ‘Realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you’ John 14.20 NIV. This is the foundation of you, the basis of Godliness and the soil from which the Kingdom of God grows.