IN THE SPIRIT MEANS ONE WITH GOD
As much as we may like to talk about the Spirit in a charismatic way, we are not in the spirit if we remain tied to the law. To be tied to the law is to be united with the ‘letter’ which is the law of sin and death This is the culture of the knowledge of good and evil that is an existence defined as separation from God.
The cross undoes this separation with atonement and incarnation. Christ in you is your life in God.
We are in God when we are in Christ and in Christ when He and nothing else is our life. When nothing else but Christ is our life, we are imparters of life, rather than Suffocators of it. Oneness with Christ empowers us to impart spirit and life to anything that is in lifeless.
CODE OF INNER BEING
Francois Du Toit observes that “If it [is] true that man is essentially spirit, then to discover our spirit origin and identity would inevitably release a new dimension of thinking and expression! Your thoughts lead the way to your spirit, the inner core of your being. Here the code of your origin and spirit identity is stored in much the same way as the cells in your body preserve the DNA code of your genetic identity.” (1) This is the Real You.
If we insist on a gospel of law with Jesus help, we are opting for an un-gospel in which we are hoping to revive disoriented and half-dead Adam with the knowledge of good and evil. It is an existence that is separation from God. The result is a lifeless spirit and a crippled soul that puts us into zombie style existence.
DEAD FOLKS TALKING
Life in such communities does not multiply because there is no rootedness in the Source of All life – the triune God. People remain bonsai in soil of the First Adam. But their heart is crying out for its home in the Last Adam. He joins us to our inner person and the ground of all being – God Himself.