Attachment to law and performance separates us from God in our minds and from our real selves. There is a real self in you that came from God and self that has been conditioned by the father of lies. We are talking here of a self that is the product of the surrounding atmosphere and climate of the knowledge of good and evil. This is why you are to live out of Christ and not out of a Belief System. To live from Jesus with Him as our life is to live from persons – the three personed God of the trinity. To live from religion is to live from abstractions that are impersonal and desiccating to your spirit and your soul.
For this reason any system of religion that is based on the law is profoundly mistaken. You would do well to understand this before you die because unless you do you will live out your entire life in a degree of death. It’s quite possible to minister from a framework of the knowledge of good and evil without being aware that we are selling short the Kingdom Jesus began by a long way.
You can do better than drops of water. You can produce rivers of life.
Life in Adam’s knowledge of good and evil ends in the death of the body because it begins with the death of the spirit and the soul. Any teaching rooted in the knowledge of good and evil will be dry, usually boring and even if witty and humorous will be empty of spirit and life. Life begets life. Spirit begets spirit. Father begets sons and sons deliver the Kingdom of God.
Spirit and life is the opposite to law and death. Christ manifest in you is the opposite to this body of death. You and all of us marinated in Christ our life is the Body of Christ. The Body of Christ active where we are is the new creation.
‘Neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything; what counts is the new creation’ Gal 6.15 NIV. What counts is Christ’s resurrected life active in you.
The new covenant age which began with the death of Jesus positions you in the company of Father, Son and Holy Spirit. You are no longer in separation as we were in Adam and Moses. Our radical gift and inheritance is that we and Father are one in the same manner as Jesus was one with His Father. Thus, His presence is not to be cajoled or manipulated by praise and worship or Holy Days and observances. We are holy because we have been joined to God and now have the capacity to ignite all things with His spirit and life.
Living from the law or religion we live from externalities. With Jesus as our life we live from our inner-most being and from our authentic selves.
Francois Du Toit writes, “We thought we must get revelation to drop from our head to our heart, but that's where we've had it wrong all along! It's the other way round; your heart knows much better than your head! It's from your innermost being that rivers flow...knowing with persuasion that you are God's idea; that you began in him and not in your mother's womb; realizing that Jesus didn't come as an example for you but of you; that Jesus is what the scriptures are all about, then you'll discover that you are what Jesus is all about!”