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THE LAW IS A FURPHY but christ your life is the reality

In the picture above the real persons are obscured because they wear the masks of death - the false selves that develop from anything that is not Jesus.

When Christ is our life we are fully human and fully alive. If religion is our life we are mainly dead.

Jesus becomes you: It's incarnation

We are not one with Christ because we have found a scripture that says we are. We are one with Him because He is our being. We are one because we eat Him. When Jesus says those who eat me will live because of me, He is affirming that that those who eat His flesh and drink His blood have received Him into their being and that His Spirit will manifest in them.

Christ is our life because we have made Him our life. We have invited Him to be who we desire to be.

We encounter the Spirit when we are done with the law.

You and your life are the sacrament. You are Christ come in your body, soul and spirit.
Christ is in you and with you. This is incarnation. God in you wherever you are.

Genuine Holiness is you in the world. Religiosity is humbug wearing a sacred hat.

"Thomas Merton said it was actually dangerous to put the Scriptures in the hands of people whose inner self is not yet sufficiently awakened to encounter the Spirit, because they will try to use God for their own egocentric purposes." Our inner self is awakened when Christ is our life and the law is not.

The trinity are in you and with you whatever you are doing.

'Jesus said to them, "Very truly I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you.' This is the state of being that the Lord's Table celebrates. The Lord's Table is not some kind of mourning about the cross. It's the new and living way in which you become you in the real world.

Worship is a life. Not something we do in church before the sermon begins.

The at-one-ment is the accomplishment of heaven on our behalf. The divine enterprise that saw Jesus preach the Kingdom, submit to the cross and rise from the dead had a result: 'You will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you' John 14.20 NIV. It is our agreeing with this realisation and living in it that defines us as having participated in the marriage supper of the lamb. We are one with God in spirit and in truth because Christ and His accomplishments are our life. Richard Rohr writes, "We do not think ourselves into new ways of living, we live ourselves into new ways of thinking." He is saying that what we live us what we are.

Christ manifesting as you in every bit of your life is the new creation unfolding in people.

In the parable of the talents, Jesus intimated that that there would be degrees of living out His inheritance. Some would live it in fullness. Others but partially and some not at all. The latter 'Because he was a hard man,' so they constructed their own gospel. But it was a gospel that left them in separation and not oneness with God because being of the law it was a gospel of externalities - husks in which people put their trust.

Externalities - the self constructed self.

But if Christ is our life - which is to say that He is the alpha and omega of our self, we are one with Christ and interwoven into the Family of God. We and Father are indeed one because in Jesus plus nothing and allowing no identity other than He, we have found union with God and we have found ourselves. "There is nothing to prove and nothing to protect. I am who I am and it's enough." Here lost in God we are found as ourselves. Living from our position in God, our sonship, won for us by Christ we are the expression of Him in our uniqueness.

There's a self that is artifice and the self who is there person you are in relationship to Jesus.

Revealed as the you of your design.

Joined to God by creation and made one with Him by at-one-ment we are who we are in the moment and in our daily living. This Christ in you is different to the law in you which cripples and smothers individuality and Godly uniqueness. Hidden in Christ we are revealed as ourselves to release His spirit and life into the nooks and crannies for which we were designed before time began. Again Richard Rohr hits the target when he writes, "Let's state it clearly: One great idea of the biblical revelation is that God is manifest in the ordinary, in the actual, in the daily, in the now, in the concrete incarnations of life, and not through purity codes and moral achievement contests, which are seldom achieved anyway."

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KEITH ALLEN
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