Who we think we are, conditions what we can become. Should we be so fortunate as to see ourselves as much loved daughters and sons of God, we will do better than if we see ourselves as a product of the knowledge of good and evil and the law.
You are a person because the trinity is personal and it is they who birthed you. Should we think the law and the keeping of it is the chief issue – the core of the universe - you will be less a person and more of an abstraction. Actually we will not be. But we will think we are because we create our own reality - which is why we need to live in Christ’s gospel and not a gospel that is the product of phoney revelation.
If we behold ourselves in the mirror that is Jesus, we will be propelled into the fullness of our person by seeing who we are and who we can become in the person of Jesus Christ. Who we are is what we think we are in our hearts. If the god we have imagined is seen to be obsessed with the law, he will be a lesser god and we will be lesser people – shrivelled in being and a minus quantity of spirit and life. The chief effect of living from the law in the new covenant age is dead soul and spirit.
Jesus said unto them ‘Better to be a tree of life than a wood-heap.’
‘Jesus replied, "Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them’ John 14.23 NIV. The ‘We’ of God will make their home in us when we agree with Jesus that He is our life. God’s Command is to believe His Son. Jesus’ testimony is that He is our life.
CHRIST’S IGNITING LIFE
‘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.
God is not obsessed with Himself or with conforming to standards. His passion is life, and His obsession is you! God is defined as the trinity – three persons, each with a distinct identity, each celebrating each other and each revelling in their community of life, love and joy. The engine room of love is the Family of God. This Family lives in you and by your agreement will impart its nature to you. This is who we live in the flow of the spirit of sonship instead of in bits and pieces of good and evil.
This Family lives in you with the purpose of affirming you and imparting who they are to who you are and who you are becoming. You are indeed a son/daughter of God.
JESUS THE TRUTH
William Paul Young writes, “God doesn’t have a low view of humanity, because God knows the truth about us. God is not fooled by all the lies we have told ourselves and each other. Jesus is the truth about who we are—fully human, fully alive. Deeper than all the hurt and broken bits and pieces is a “very good” creation, and we were created in the image and likeness of God. But we have become blind in the deceit-darkness we believe. It is time for us to stop agreeing with these devastating lies instead of surrendering to them; it is time to “burn the white flag!” (1)
BURN THE LIES
The white flag is our surrender to the notion that we are no good and separated from God and ourselves by our ‘no-goodness.’ But we came from God. We have been made one with God and we belong. Live from your fellowship with God and be who you are: A unique son/daughter who multiplies rivers of spirit and life.
(1) Young, Wm. Paul. Lies We Believe About God (pp. 35-37). Simon & Schuster UK. Kindle Edition.