The incarnation is the foundation of Kingdom life. The son of God was incarnated as Jesus of Nazareth. This same Jesus is incarnated in you. God is full of mystery and paradox because God is. He is life and the progenitor of life. God’s life flows to us through His Son and it is in seeing Jesus that we see who God is. We are baptised into Father and His life through His Son Jesus. Through a human being, Jesus of Nazareth we are made one with God – which is to say that we are made who we are: Sons and daughters of God.
‘The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven’ Hebrews 1.3 NIV.
Life was lost to us at the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Jesus was, so to speak nailed to this tree of death. In doing so He made it a tree of life so that we are woven into God by way of the cross. More of the paradox and mystery of God.
The worst thing we can do as a Believer is to tamper with the cross and the way so as to make it a crooked way rather than a straight and narrow way. John the Baptist made crooked ways straight to prepare the way for the new and living way, which is the only way. There is one gospel of the Kingdom just as there are a plurality of false christs and twisted gospels. Jesus is both the Door to our home in God as well as the window on ultimate reality. Lesser things only find their reality and purpose in Jesus in whom all things hold together.
[Jesus] tells them that Ultimate Reality is “not here and not there,” taking us away from our typical attachment to time. “For the Ultimate Reality is ‘within you’!” (Luke 17:21). If you let people concentrate too much on special times, feasts, services, and seasons, they forget it is always NOW and HERE when God happens. They stop living in the naked now and wait for Christmas or Easter, Sunday morning, or some far-off future day of enlightenment (see Colossians 2:16–19). (1)
If God is not in days and times but in all times and all places, He is not in rules, regulations or the law. He is in Himself and always was. He does not reference an authority superior to Himself. God is love and righteousness AS GOD and we participate in this because we have been made one with Him as sons. Since Jesus is a human being and God, we are IN GOD by believing in Him. This ‘in’ is not an abstraction. It means in the fellowship of the Holy Family. It means we and God are woven together. This is the spirit of sonship.
‘Realise that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you’ John 14.20 NIV. (1) Rohr, Richard. The Naked Now: Learning to See as the Mystics See (p. 76). The Crossroad Publishing Company. Kindle Edition.