Spirit and life can be absent in those who live from definitions and positions. And strangely present in those who do not have all the facts but who live in relationship with God – which should not surprise us since God, as in trinity is relationship. Jesus came to give us life to the full. He is life and represents all that is life in individuality, community and cosmos.
Thus while God is logos he is also love and joy. Life is not an abstraction or a process. Life is the person of God manifest as Jesus Christ. After that life is Christ come in you and after that, you as a son/daughter of God.
As sons and daughters we are the manifestation of God.
We can live a life in religion and be oblivious to what we have missed because we thought that was it. Some give their lives to an off-centre salvation while others absorb themselves in a delusion disguised as ‘our perspective. To obsess over the law and be entangled in sin management is to mostly miss the Christ project and spend one’s life on the edge of Kingdom relevance – and even of irrelevance to life.
This is a bald as it gets: ‘Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life’ 1 John 5.12 NIV and again, “When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life’ John 8.12 NIV. Comprehension of the light is not by knowledge or intelligence but by revelation. The lens of truth is the Jesus lens and right believing for the new testament age is an understanding of the new covenant.
If the womb does not embrace the husband’s seed a new person can never eventuate. If we do not embrace the seed that is Christ and accommodate ourselves to some substitute like the law or religion the Kingdom of God will not germinate and grow in us. Sons of God will not be conceived.
A law-centered, knowledge of good and evil constructed belief system is a life of limitation. It is innately death dealing and is accompanied by a spirit and culture of death. This is a field that has never embraced the seed cast by The Sower and so it has rejected life. But you are soil of infinite depth when Christ is your life because you have allowed yourself to be joined to the trinity and its eternal life. You are the Bride to His Groom in spirit and truth.
DAUGHTERS AND SONS
Now your Christ your life realised as hiddenness in Jesus is a life that is infinite. Infinite because you have become joined to infinity. This is what ‘In Him is life and that life is the light of all human-beings’ means. To live in religion, which is to live in the old covenant, is to live in smallness of mind and a pocket of misguided thinking. In such a cul-de-sac one can spend one’s entire life promoting a convoluted theology without ever knowing that one was perpetrating a delusion. We are either in Christ and His life and light or we are not.
J Baxter Kruger writes, "From all eternity, God is not alone and solitary, but lives as Father, Son and Spirit in a rich and glorious and abounding fellowship of utter oneness. There is no emptiness in this circle, no depression or fear or insecurity. The Trinitarian life is a great dance of unchained communion and intimacy, fired by passionate, self-giving and other-centered love, and mutual delight. This life is good. It is right, unique, full of music and joy, blessedness and peace. Such love, giving rise to such togetherness and fellowship and oneness, is the womb of the universe and of humanity within it."
Heaven began in the trinity which is the womb of the universe. It spread first to heaven and then God shared it by creating Adam and Eve. Heaven came to earth through Jesus. It spreads in its authentic form through you – when we are in Christ, when He is our life and when we are rivers of God’s life because His life is ours. This is the truth. In the new covenant, the life of God is your life and you are the expression of Father, son and Holy Spirit where you are.
The atonement is more than a declaration of ‘not guilty.’
‘At-one-ment’ means you and Father are one. Christ’s relationship with Father is yours and the life and spirit that is the trinity will flow into and out of you in rivers of spirit and life. Don’t dull this life by accommodating yourself to perversion of the gospel or dumbed- down version of what was meant to be the everyday experience of kings and priests of the Kingdom.