YOU INHERIT AN INCARNATION - NOT A RELIGION
‘In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind’ John 1.4 NIV.
Christ is supreme in His revelation of God and supreme in His revelation of what it means for us to be sons of God. Christ is supreme in that He has imparted Himself to us in the Spirit so that we share in His life, His light and His way of seeing the world. Christ is supreme as The Way who lives in us to express Himself as us and as the church of the First Born.
‘Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me’ John 14.6 ESV.
NOT TEXT WRANGLING
The appreciation of Christ does not take place in the head. It’s not an effect of an intellectualised knowledge of good and evil. Knowing Christ as Christ is and being free of illusions about His Person and efficacy come by the Spirit of Truth.
THE ONE SPIRIT
Writing in his Commentary on the Book of Romans, Karl Barth observes that according to Paul, “The appointment of Jesus to be the Christ takes place in the Spirit and must be apprehended in the Spirit. If is self-sufficient, unlimited, and in itself true. And moreover, it is what is altogether new, the decisive factor and turning-point in man's consideration of God. This it is which is communicated between Paul and his hearers. To the proclamation and receiving of this Gospel the whole activity of the Christian community—its teaching, ethics, and worship—is strictly related.”
Paul writes ‘Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God, which he promised beforehand through his prophets in the holy Scriptures, concerning his Son, who was descended from David according to the flesh and was declared to be the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness by his resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord, through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of his name among all the nations, including you who are called to belong to Jesus Christ’ Rom 1.1-6 ESV.
THE PREDESTINED CHRIST
Jesus Christ is not only descended from David but is the Representation of the trinity as the fullness of God come to embrace us in Godself. The Christ is ours in the Spirit because He has already come in the flesh, made atonement for us in a real body and come to live in us personally in the Spirit. The real Christ has come to live in our flesh.
YOUR LIFE TODAY
There was no incarnation before the cross. The Adamic/Mosaic mode was separation from God. That which is new us our already operative union with God in Jesus Christ. This is our life.
NEW COVENANT REALITY
The Christ of God is new. He is the end of Adamic separation and chaos parading as life. He is the beginning of actual spirit and life in all who agree that He is there life and He is the New Adam – the new Father of the human races in whom the destiny of the Companions of God is lived out in you and I. We are talking new creation – the life in which Christ becomes us as individuals, as the church and the Kingdom of God. It’s incarnation. This is life in the Spirit and the soil of the anointing and the gifts.