Jesus death has made us one with God. So does His life. Because Christ is in us and is our life, we have His life, His union with Father and fellowship with Holy Spirit and Himself. This is our inheritance. Resolve to possess it. As the bride of Christ your part is to say, ‘I do.’
‘Jesus’ death is part of the fulfillment of the eternal purpose of God, part of a seamless movement designed to lay hold of the human race and lift us up into the Trinitarian life of God. For the Father will have it no other way. He will be “satisfied” with nothing less.’ (1)
WAY OF LIFE
In religion we live in externalities. In the incarnation life personified lives in you. To be of the Body of Christ is to be one with the trinity.
The new and living way – our inheritance of Christ our life is our post cross pearl of great price. Out of fear, self-interest and obstinacy, we can choose to live in religion when we have been offered the incarnation. But in side-stepping Christ our life we will not know God and never know our real selves. You can live in the rawness of the incarnation or in the anaesthesia of religion. Only one renders us a son, only one makes us part of Christ’s Body and only one advances the Kingdom of God.
‘Realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you’ John 14.20 NIV.
Jesus said that His real Gospel is Christ come in you in the form of oneness with God. Myk Habets observes, “It is from Christ alone, the one through whom creation came and the one for whom humanity was created, that men and women are radically made persons in the divine image.’ (2) We are made a manifestation of Christ.
Christ come in our flesh is the core of our regeneration and the engine of the new creation. The latter is Christ multiplied in humanity. Christ come in our flesh is the church Jesus builds without human hands and the new creation Kingdom of God. It’s incarnation – the living way that heaven invades earth. It’s not just miracles of healing. The healings are the sign of the inner healing that is Christ our life. The Greater Healing is ours even if we do not experience healing in the body. We have been made one with God.
(1) Kruger, C. Baxter. Jesus and the Undoing of Adam. Perichoresis Press. Kindle Edition.
(2) Myk Habets, Theosis in the Theology of Thomas Torrance, p.39