This new covenant, the new relationship that is ours, namely the undoing of the separation that pertained in Adam and the gaining of union with God is the ground of our being and more. It is the foundation of the post cross life and the source of the life of God flowing into individuals and the church. A focus on the gifts and the Spirit without this never achieves Kingdom Wholeness. A charismatic life that does not include our achieved union with Father as an individual or as the community of the church results in withering leaves and decaying fruit.
Out of religion and into God
‘In Christ’ is not just words. This is a state of being in which we are ‘in God.’ To be here experientially we must believe it – which means renouncing and repenting of false gospels of separation. By renouncing a lie, we unite ourselves with the Father of Truth and extinguish the influence of the father of lies. Torrance writes,