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THE INCARNATION OF CHRIST IN YOU

REALISE LIGHT AND LIFE

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Jesus instructs us not only to receive His teaching but to receive Him as our life. The realisation that He Himself is our life, not in drops or drizzles but in rivers of spirit and life is the Message of Himself as our life without limit.
 
This is the kind of life that is ours, not in material success or mastery of mammon. Such life is not found in religion as such. This ultimate life and the ability to love is found as we live in the person of Jesus Christ as Person.
 
AGREE WITH HIS MIND
 
As the way the truth and the life Jesus invites us to enter every possible nuance of life with Him by agreeing with Him that we have been received into His life in God. Thus, when He says, “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, we begin our journey of belonging in the trinity.
 
OBEDIENCE
 
John means that he defines obedience as the fact that we agree with Jesus that in His life we have been made one with God to fellowship in a most intimate communion with God. Jesus is not the new and living way to keep the law. He is the Living Way in which Christ is expressed as you.
 
LIVING WAY
 
Jesus is the way in which He becomes you – incarnation.
St Matthew recounts how in his sermon on the mount Jesus set his own word, ‘but I say unto you’, above that of the commandments of the decalogue, thereby claiming divine finality for his own teaching.” (1) Your life in Christ is different, distinct and independent of the law.
 
HE IS THE WAY
 
Jesus is ‘saying to you’ that His righteousness is our righteousness and His relationship with God our relationship with God. He was not establishing a new religion as a way of coming to God. He was presenting Himself as the way in which we are one with God and the way that God is one with us.
 
THE WORD IS CHRIST AND NOW YOU
 
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It is thus hardly surprising that in the Fourth Gospel St John prefaced his account of the Gospel by identifying Jesus with the Word of God become flesh, the very Word who was not only in the beginning with God but was himself God.”(2) The point here is that by the incarnation the word of God becomes your flesh. In this mode of oneness we will never degrade into  Donald Trump or a Trump supporter.
 
REALIZE AND LIVE
 
Realise the essence of life. ‘
On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you’ John 14,20. Seizing our rich salvation in fear and trembling involves  us in realising that much of what we have been socialised into is a non-gospel and cunningly devised fable.
 
REALIZE YOUR ONENESS WITH GOD
 
‘Realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you’ John 14.20. Such a realisation becomes a way of life. It’s the way that is not a religion but an incarnation and as such the kingdom of God in spirit and in truth. In Christ your light you will discern the world, steer clear of political demagogues and easily tell the difference between the Kingdom of Christ and cunningly devised fables.
 
(1) Torrance, Thomas F.. The Christian Doctrine of God, One Being Three Persons (T&T Clark Cornerstones) (p. 44). Bloomsbury Publishing. Kindle Edition.
 Ibid.
(2) Ibid.
 
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The Trinity in You