Religious life can consist of doing meaningless things in the name of God. They call it humbug. 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 purpose and Life. This is because we are alive with ETERNAL LIFE.
Everything in God, has meaning and purpose. Not fake meaning and purpose. In oneness with God, each of our acts have the agency of God because we are joined to the logos. The Christ of God is the meaning and purpose of life.
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.
In her book Real Presence, Leanne Payne writes of living incarnated instead of living in substitutes for God. Anything can be a substitute – commonly called an idol. Religion is the most subtle substitute. The adventure is that with Christ our life all that we do becomes imparted with His life.
Jesus’ teaching is that He is our life totally: Jesus is 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. This is not the law of Moses. It’s not words on stone. It’s the person of Christ. Christ in you describes by John as ‘Christ come in our flesh.’ In Him you belong and are include in His person and fellowship with God.
‘For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death’ Romans 8.2 ESV.
YOU HAVE LIFE AND PURPOSE
A routine of substitutions for God has been extinguished because 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. In Jesus you are enough and your works are fruitful.
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.’
ONE WITH GOD
‘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. In Jesus because you are leaving behind your false identity in Adam to grow into your glory as a son/daughter of God.