The good news is much better than many of us realise. This is because Father is far better than we have believed and have been brainwashed into believing. For starters the gospel is not a clever means of keeping the law. This is because the law is not what life is about. Union with God is what life is about and Jesus is the means to this union. As Jesus said,
‘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. Realising this enables us to be who we truly are and advance the Kingdom.
J Baxter Kruger observes that the gospel is not that we can receive Jesus into our lives. It is that we have been received into His. That is, we have been received already. We are already in Him and in fellowship with each member of the trinity. As well as that, the fullness of the God-head bodily lives in us just as was the case with Jesus.
God is never somewhere else because He is in you.
LIVE IN THE FACTS
This is a most pertinent fact - the fact about already being received into Jesus’ life. It is of vital importance. Vital because there need be no impediment between ourselves and our Saviour – our only saviour as it happens.
There are many folks who love Jesus but they seldom experience the union with Him that is their possession and treasure. They are busy in some way trying to earn it or attempting to deserve it.
But hang on. This is why Jesus is our saviour. He is the stand-in for us. He represents us and He is our life. Here’s the thing. Jesus is in you. He believes in Himself, who He is and what He has done for you. Jesus believes in you! That’s the big deal. Your role is to believe in Him and His Gospel and stop inventing you own.
‘I say this because many deceivers, who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh, have gone out into the world. Any such person is the deceiver and the antichrist’ 2 John 1.7 NIV.
OR AN ANGEL FROM HEAVEN
Jesus’ believing is your believing and what Jesus believes about Himself and you is your truth. It is what counts. This does not mean it is ok to believe anything. It means we need to align ourselves with what Jesus believes, which is why Baxter Kruger wrote his book and why I am writing this right now. Truth sets us free to be alive in the fullness of God’s truth and His life and in the fullness of ours.
Don’t spend your life defending an inferior identity and an un-gospel that leaves people in sepsis instead of spirit and life.
We have this treasure today and every day in jars of clay. Our glory is that we share in the life of Jesus and our Father. This is the reason for salvation history and the core of redeemed life. Our glory is that Father is our real and worthy Father and that we are sons and daughters of God, unique and with heaven imbued agency - because Christ is our life.
“Those who embrace Him, who believe in His name, find His Light, His I AM setting them free to become their true selves, free to live as children of God in the darkness, discovering their origin beyond their earthly parents in the Word in God. And so the Word became flesh and entered the darkness in person, and found His way within us. And we perceived His true identity, His glory as the only begotten out of the Father, an overflowing fountain of grace and truth.”