YOUR REAL-LIFE LENS
Jesus did not come to promote a moralism. He came to multiply life to the full. ‘The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full’ John 10.10 NIV. This was His mission and this is the starting point of all who would follow Him as life-givers.
We were created as sons and daughters of God. For a time we lost the authority and potency that was ours. Our authority as sons/daughters was dimmed because we had ceded it to the father of lies. Jesus came on behalf or our Father in the image of our Father and in the mage of us. He penetrated the heart of darkness and drew us from death back into life. He removed our status as slaves and promoted us once more to who we are – the sons and daughters of God. Here we are embraced and loved by our Father in the love that was always ours. He is our real Father in spirit and in truth.
KNOW CHRIST, KNOW GOD
‘Jesus answered: "Don't you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, 'Show us the Father'’ John 14.9 NIV.
Messengers of real life are not always religious professionals. But they are always people for whom Christ is life and compromised gospels are not. Many are ministers by calling and appointment of Christ. Always they are ‘Ministers of a new covenant—not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.’ 2 Cor 3.6.
REAL YOU. WITNESS TO REAL LIFE
In Jesus we have out real identity and our real position in heaven’s family. We are re-joined to our heritage in the King of the universe and re-imbued with our rank and authority as the sons and daughters of God, commissioned to reign in the earth. ‘Reign’ may not mean wealth. But it does means you are victorious over circumstances and that will shine the way over religious humbug and inertia. But the brighter glory is that you progressively become your true self despite the mediocrity and carnal obstacles that come against you.
You don’t have to spend your entire life pumping for a gospel that is not Christianity.
There is no reason to live in anything less than Jesus Christ. We were made to live in God, have been placed back in God and have the privilege of God in us who makes us life-giving spirits filled with His Spirit of Life. We move about in the earth purifying carnal objects with the work of our hands and restoring hope in the power of the life-giving spirit of Jesus. Each of us is a multiplier of the Son of God because we live in the Spirit of Sonship.
God is the creator. The Son of God is Creator and Lord of the New Creation. The new creation is actually not an afterthought. It is part of the original plan for the supremacy of the sons and daughters of God under the authority of Chris and as the expression of His person.
As new creation people we are the expression of our Father. As the Bride of Christ we have come out of His side as did Eve from the original Adam. As His wife and as one flesh, we are part of Jesus and more. As the community of Christ we complete Him. The world is not whole when we are not who we are as sons. It grows into completeness and realises its richness of purpose in all its diversity when all of us are both the expression of Christ and the true expression of ourselves as the sons and daughters of God.
‘By whom we also have access by faith into this grace in which we stand and glory in hope of the glory of the sons of God’ Rom 5.2 Jubilee Bible.
SONS OF GOD
New Creation people are not passive. They are not consumers of religion. They are not like a dozen piglets sucking on the nipples of a large white sow. They live in the Spirit of Sonship to multiply new creation life. Each person originally came forth from Christ and has been redeemed by Christ. Each Believer is filled with Christ and is the expression of Jesus. Every person that ever lived is unique and distinctly fitted to fill their part of the creation with the fruit of their spirit. By being themselves. The new creation expands through the multiplication of Christ as His people. This is His church, the church Jesus builds, filled with active, creative manifestations of His person.