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THE JESUS LENS to the truth about God and you

Scripture has its Being in God

Significantly Paul writes that scripture is inspired by God and is useful for training in righteousness. Paul does not say scripture is ‘God.’ Jesus Christ is God and is the living word. In Him the Bible finds its meaning and correct application. This is the ‘Jesus Lens.’ Independently of Jesus and if attached to a partisan agenda, the text will not be the light of God. Many false gospels and cults began with ‘Bible Studies’ – studies that wrongly divide the word of truth and bind people into aberrant doctrines, so subtly sculpted that people are convinced that their teachings are Bible based.

RIGHTLY INTERPRET THE WORD OF TRUTH

Bible truth is god's truth when interpreted in the christ of the new covenant

‘Work hard so you can present yourself to God and receive his approval. Be a good worker, one who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly explains the word of truth’ 2 Tim 2.15 NLT. The application of an old covenant frame to the new testament will not correctly explain the world of truth.

Jesus the Revelation of all truth and Himself the Truth

Re-born eyes see the Kingdom of God. Religius eyes are glued to religion.

I upset a woman once by writing that the Bible is not the main revelation of God, and that Bible Study does not always produce sons and daughters of God. Of course the religious mind thinks it does – because in the religious mindset, the Bible is equated to law, at least a new testament version of it. But there is no law in the new covenant age – other than Jesus who is the law of the spirit of life. He is not words on stone, or words on a page for that matter. He is Himself – the son of Man and Son of God manifesting through you.

We can be a manifestation of the law/religion or a manifestation of Jesus.

Jesus the Light of the world and the Light of You

Jesus never deified the scriptures. Much to the annoyance of the scribes He declared that the scriptures led to Him. Unless we are immersed in THE BEING OF JESUS, as is our privilege, the scriptures are a dead letter. The scriptures are never alive unless they are subordinate to and filled with the Living Word. If we are creatures of the letter we will not be alive either, since all forms of the letter kill the life of God that could have been expressed as us. The life of God is expressed in its ultimate form as the life of Jesus Christ. When this life is you, you are a son of God in spirit and in truth. If a creature of the law you are a shadow of yourself.

Your Real Self emerges in encounter with Jesus.

Since Jesus is the living word the basic text of the new testament age is Jesus Christ Himself. Thus, when Christ is our life, we are as Paul said ‘a letter.’ In other words a living expression of Jesus. Since Christ is your life you are part of the multiple expression of Jesus as the church. Sons and daughters emerge out of their baptism into Christ. You are not baptised into an ideology or into Christianity. You are baptised into Christ and as a result you are born into the community of the sons and daughters of God.

Sonship is a state of being - A born again state of non-Adamic living in which Christ is your life.

You when the law is your life.

A partial life in the letter and the law.

You with Christ as your life.

Beauty, grace and joy and the ability to love self and others are the effect of Christ as you.

The law is a culture-de-sac that leads away from life

We have no more chance of being reborn as sons and daughters through the efforts of the law than your clothes can become a new you as a result of a cycle in the washing machine. The life we get in Christ is much more that a life contrasted with the negativity of sins and sinning. It is life as a self-perpetuating being in yourself – the infinite life of God manifesting as you. His life expressed as you because you are part of God and God is part of you. The big deal in the post cross age is the incarnation. Jesus lives for you and expresses Himself as you.

On the topic of the vicarious humanity of Christ, Christian Kettler writes, ‘The obedience of Christ is not limited to the first century. His obedient, priestly life continues today, and neglecting that can lead to a mishandling often of the text of the New Testament, Torrance contends. In fact “the basic text” of revelation is not the New Testament but “the obedient humanity of Jesus Christ.” Apostolic tradition functions rightly when it recognizes the continuous life of Jesus Christ, his living priesthood, and the New Testament text as an indispensable yet relative “glass” or “window” into the living humanity of Christ.’ (1)

The continous life of Jesus Christ is Christ living in you

Christ has come in into your reality, into your flesh and the life enjoyed by the trinity - the Holy Family becomes your life. In Having a Jesus life you have the Jesus lens.

Christ your life means Christ is in you sharing his being with you and yours

(1) Kettler, Christian D.. The Breadth and Depth of the Atonement: The Vicarious Humanity of Christ in the Church, the World, and the Self: Essays, 1990–2015 (p. 73). Pickwick Publications, an Imprint of Wipf and Stock Publishers. Kindle Edition.

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