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SEARCHING FOR MEANING

Years ago in my late twenties I pondered the processions of people walking down a Launceston Street. I wondered if they knew there was a greater reality. Did they know that they were more than they seemed? A teenager in my English class suggested the same thought one winter’s day. ‘Sir.. what are we all doing here? What are we meant to be? Is there some greater meaning in all of this?’

SEARCH FOR MEANING

There is actually . There is a greater meaning and a surpassing reality. We are all sons of God! But you might never suspect this given the routinely dormant religious life to which many acquiesce. I don’t mean they are bad people. I’m saying they are living in a thimble when they could be living as sons and daughters of God in every sense.

‘A life in the knowledge of good and evil is living in a thimble. Life in the Spirit is life in infinity.’

People do a double-take when they read words such as, ‘We and Father are one’ in the same way that Jesus and Father are one.’ Or that we have the relationship with every member of the trinity that they have with each other.’ But we do and we are in such a relationship.

MORE THAN A HUMAN BEING

It’s a fact that we are the expression of Christ and a manifestation of the trinitarian God. We need to marinate ourselves in what this means because it means much more than a moral life, a religious routine or ‘having a ministry.’ It means we are the sons and daughters of God.

Luke is explicit. He says, ‘Adam was the son of God.’
John writes the same way saying ‘Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is’ 1 John 3.2 KJV.

In Jesus we see ourselves as we are and know God as He is. Before the cross we were sons generically. Following the cross we became sons and daughters in spirit and in truth. We need to take note of our being and live in who we are are. We were birthed as sons from the trinity and we have been reclaimed into our destiny as sons by the trinity.
But we live in this sonship not by striving to enter this state of being but by living in it - by living in what we are.
GOD’S SONS

In an insightful post entitled, ‘God’s Other Son, Philip Jenkins writes on the topic of  ‘Adam the son of God..’

But other agendas are at work, and it is essential to recall that these genealogies are not simply here for ornament: they are powerful theological statements in their own right. Reading them, we are meant to recall that Adam, like the angels, is a “son of God” because he is generated or created directly by God without human parentage, as in the case of the angels. In that sense, he has a supernatural nature, even if he is not divine.’

We are not divine and we are sons of God. The Spirit of Jesus manifests as us, which is to say that all who live from Christ are a manifestation of His person. This is the real meaning of The Body of Christ. Not a religious community but the expression of His being by the Spirit. If ever there was a good reason to give up a life embedded in the law this is it. You personally are the expression of Christ. Thus we are invited to live from Him and not from religion and rules. In religion we are in the body of death. With Christ as our life we are His Body in spirit and in truth.

‘When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory’ Col 3.4 NIV.

You have a supernatural origin and are actually a supernatural being. No, not divine but a son of the divine. You are a life-giving spirit clothed in a body. To believe Jesus is to regain this state of being in fullness. You regain union with God and begin to grow once more into your real nature as sons and daughters of God. You are not an advanced mollusk, nor are you just a church goer and performer of religious routines. As a son of God you are a life-giving spirit and a manifestation of the trinity. No you did not come from dust and you are not returning to dust. You came from God. You were born of the trinity. You are in God and you are returning to God. When your body dies you will see Jesus’ Face.

‘So it is written: "The first man Adam became a living being"; the last Adam, a life-giving spirit’ 1 Cor 15.45 NIV.

‘And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death’ Rom 8.2 NIV.