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THE INCARNATION OF CHRIST IN YOU

YOUR BEST LIFE IS YOUR EASTER LIFE

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EASTER HOLIDAYS, EASTER RESURRECTION, EASTER SPIRIT AND EASTER LIFE
Then he said to me, “Prophesy to these bones and say to them, ‘Dry bones, hear the word of the Lord!  This is what the Sovereign Lord says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life.  I will attach tendons to you and make flesh come upon you and cover you with skin; I will put breath in you, and you will come to life’ Ez 37 4-6 NIV.

Why be a skeleton when you can be a son of God? Godly reason will lead us to reject fundamentalist type reasoning that is really only rationalism with legalistic face. Law constricted theologies are the fabric of the un-reformed un-repented of structures of the knowledge of good and evil and its effluvium of dichotomous epistemology. Such religion  looks for clarity in
dualisms when it should be seeking truth in ‘being.’ Being what? Being one with Christ as is our inheritance.

Non-sonship, aka religiosity looks to find personhood in ‘I am not’. The sons/daughters of God find their I am in the I AM of Jesus Christ. Our identity, our real self is who we are in Jesus.

BEING SONS
In God we have our being and in Jesus Christ we are one with God. Jesus certifies our sonship and our humanity as Jill and Dave.
ONE DIMENSIONAL MAN
The law-based theology of certain denominations that arose in the mid 19
th century has more to do with the mechanical nature of industrialisation and the factory system than it does with the truth that we are one with Christ – the truth which has nothing to do with the law and everything to do with the atonement, the incarnation and our fellowship with God achieved by God in bringing us into God’s communion in Jesus.  Jesus is your oneness with God. You need not strive for it. You have it. Live from here.
THE CONTRACT
Many Christians live from a contractual relationship with God – an implied bargain they make that is a re-run of the ‘obey and live tenet of the old covenant. So shrunken is this imagination compared to the oneness that is ours in Christ that it is a river of sand compared to a river of life.
NEW COVENANT
Nevertheless, we have been placed in a relationship with the trinity that is similar to the trinity’s relation to itself. A relationship of oneness with God in which we are part of Him and God is part of us, yet we retain our uniqueness as persons. This is the true you in the real whole person approach to life. Jesus is the new covenant in that His Person is your inclusion in God.
REAL SPIRITUALITY/REAL NEW CREATION LIFE
We are not our true selves ignoring Christ’s invitation and we are not our authentic real selves in law and religion. We are real and life giving because Christ has come in our flesh.
AUTHENTIC SELF
No one ever spoke and acted as Jesus did with his divine self-authenticating authority. What he said and did brought about a radically new conception of God and a complete inversion and transformation of man’s outlook in terms of the new divine order, the Kingdom of God that had suddenly irrupted into history with the coming and presence of Jesus Christ, and established itself finally in human existence and destiny through his Cross and resurrection.” (1) Christ lives in you so that you grow into your true self as an agent of His Kingdom life.
 
(1) Torrance, Thomas F.. The Christian Doctrine of God, One Being Three Persons (T&T Clark Cornerstones) (p. 20). Bloomsbury Publishing. Kindle Edition.
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