KNOW THE WAY
You can live substantially in the light. While not knowing everything you can enter into the fullness of the WAY, THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE, without being a bigot and without presumption. Here you have a great degree of certainty and spiritual discernment. As participants in the trinity we share in what they are seeing. This is another way in which reality is Christ.
We enter this state of revelation and confidence when the person of Jesus is our life. This involves a work of the cross and the sword of the Spirit with the slicing off of everything that is not Christ and the progressive separation from our spirit of all that is religious and a remnant of Adam and Moses. Today it is Christ come in our flesh. Not the flesh come in our flesh.
Both Adam and Moses represent the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Adam because he seeks to be like God in separation from God. Moses because of his merely partial view of God and because he is but a school master to lead us to the fullness of Christ. Nevertheless it was Moses who with Father set captives free and who witnessed the burning bush which was a prophetic picture of the incarnation: Christ in us.
Adam with his knowledge of good and evil makes for a binary outlook, with both relative and contradictory positions. Moses and the law can only portray a caricature of God and His rear parts. It takes Jesus, the Son of God to portray our Father in His fullness. In the tree and the law one does not see Father fully or realise oneself in completeness. This is what awaits us when Jesus becomes our life. Our Jesus life is union with God. Our law-life was separation from God.
There is nothing in the feasts or the rites and Sabbaths of Judaism that is incumbent on us to perform. There is no life in a rite, no spirit in a behaviour. Infinite and eternal life is Christ in us. All life flows from the trinity and is funnelled into us through Jesus. The Ten Commandments have been made irrelevant by Christ. Not only do they belong to the realm of the knowledge of good and evil. They never did transform people.
‘Now then, why do you try to test God by putting on the necks of Gentiles a yoke that neither we nor our ancestors have been able to bear?’ Acts 15.10 NIV.
‘We also know that the law is made not for the righteous but for lawbreakers and rebels, the ungodly and sinful, the unholy and irreligious, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers’ 1 Tim 1.9 NIV. Christianity is not a war against immorality or an anti-sin crusade. It is Christ our life – a life that reveals God and unleashes God in us.
Ensure that you are multiplying the Kingdom of God’s Son and not a common religious mythology that negates Jesus’ death on your behalf, undoes all God has achieved for you in Christ and poses as an improvement when it actually a medium of death. ‘I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!’ Gal 2.21 NIV.
Jesus is more than a medium of life. He is your life. His life is your life. With the trinity in you, you have come alive and you touch dead things and resurrect them with His life. When Christ is your life YOU ARE SPIRIT AND LIFE!
There is no valid perspective on union with God, other than that declared by Jesus, John and Paul. The new covenant itself is not a formula or some new law. It is simply a description of the fact that Christ alone is your life – defined by some as the vicarious humanity of Jesus for the human race.
The one way of union with God and transformation is the LIVING WAY of Jesus who is the spirit, life and presence of God alive and manifesting in us. The order that holds the universe together is a person- the person of Jesus. He is the logos, the living word and the law of the spirit of life. The order of the universe is God Himself. There is no law separate from God and never was. It has always been true that in Him, we live, move and have our being. So does the creation.
The new creation comes into being as we agree that God has joined us to Himself, that we are now living in Him and express His spirit and life as sons. This spirit and life flows from us into all we do. Never restricted to church, grottoes, Holy Mountains, feast days, Jewish ceremonies, Sabbaths, or the front part of the church, this life flows from the trinity, into you and into all you touch.
There is only one rite in the new covenant age that Jesus insists that we celebrate. This is the Lords Table. Even then, the Spirit and life is not in the table, the wine, the bread or the rite. It is Christ’s spiritual person and body as your life. In His person who are fully alive. Your movements are His purpose for you and you have the real identity and design of your real self as a son/daughter of God. You are not a worker, or a slave. You are a son/daughter of God.
The Spirit of Jesus lives in us. He becomes our flesh and blood. This rite reminds us and insists that we live in the dynamic with which we have been gifted: The incarnation. Since Christ is our life, fellowship with the trinity is our life. We belong. We are joined. We are one in the spirit of our Father. We express His life because He is our life come in our flesh, igniting our spirit and our soul.
There is no need in this hour for any Believer to live in partial or erroneous knowledge of our Kingdom inheritance. None need live from imperfect knowledge of what God has done in Christ. None need be mistaken about what Jesus has accomplished for them. None need be ignorant about our Sonship and authority as sons of God. None of us need live in the old covenant when we have the new or in a mixture of the two. We have the certainty of Galatians 2.20.
To say that none have the issues of eternal and infinite life all together is a mistaken and a sentimental perversion of grace. All can. Grace exists not to promote growth in understanding. It’s not an excuse for ignorance so that believers can wander about in confusion. Grace is the door to constant revelation of the wonder of Fathers nature and the powerful truth of our Sonship. Leaders and others must understand this so they can cease their rants against immorality and begin declaring Jesus as life.
The core and foundation of the Kingdom is the new covenant. It's not the Holy Spirit or the gifts, neither is it Christian values or moral precepts. The new covenant is simply this, all of this and no more than this. It is Christ our life.
‘Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent’ John 17.3 NIV.
‘No longer will they teach their neighbour, or say to one another, 'Know the Lord,' because they will all know me, from the least of them to the greatest’ Heb.8.11 NIV.