The law of the Spirit of life multiplied through Christ is the trinity expressed as humanity. The incarnation alive, active and multiplying is the new creation in spirit and in truth.
It is simple and universal. This is Christ manifested as human-beings.
God has done away with the temporary operation of the law because the law was a function of separation from God. The law of Moses fitted into the frame of the knowledge of good and evil * that remained in place until Jesus finished it off on the cross with His cry, ‘It is finished!’
The era of separation and Adamic religiosity was finished and the age of Christ come in our flesh began with the resurrection of Jesus. It’s not optional to live in the new covenant. The reason? To live in the law and religion is to live in the letter that kills. Multiply varieties of spiritual disease and death multiply from the pit of the fall extended as a version of Christianity.
FRUIT OF THE VINE
Christ’s righteousness becomes ours courtesy of the cross – not from the fruits and gifts of the Spirit. The fruits of the Spirit are no more and no less than the manifestation of Jesus as you. This is ours as the result of the ending of Adamic separation. But it is not a thing in itself. It is part of and dependent on living in our new covenant oneness with God. We need to know that life in the Spirit is not the possession of gifts of the Spirit. Life in the Spirit is our oneness with God.
GIFTS IN CONTEXT
Spiritual gifts are the result of separation undone. They are a new covenant reality that cannot be sustained from the separated life of the law. By themselves they will eventually fade or alternatively release false ‘words’, defective wisdom, false gospels and false christ’s.
This is why Christ is our life and the law is death. Quite simply in the reality of the incarnation Christ becomes us, the trinity lives in us and the fullness of God is imparted to our humanity. This is that which Paul calls ‘the law of the spirit of life’ that is quite different to the letter which ‘kills life’. If those who live from the letter knew how devoid of spirit and life they really were, they would not live from the law. As it is the law blinds people to light and truth.
ONE SUBSTANCE WITH JESUS
Not so Christ your life. By the Spirit Jesus becomes you. The beauty of this is that you do not become Jesus of Nazareth. You become your true self as the manifestation of Christ. If you desire to be full of grace and truth you will. In this new and living way of Christ come in our flesh.
‘For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ’ John 1.17 NIV.
“Today you may feel that it is impossible for you to become the kind of person whose life is defined by faith, hope, and love. But stay on the journey, keep your soul oriented toward God, give faith time and space to grow, and eventually you will become what you once that was impossible.” (1)
* The effect of spiritual death and disease that is the virus of a Christian version of the knowledge of good and evil is a tale brilliantly told in Rick Joyner’s The Torch and the Sword. Zahnd, Brian. The Unvarnished Jesus: A Lenten Journey (p. 32). Kindle Edition.