OBEY HIS TEACHING
‘On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you’ This is a much overlooked scripture by those who have made religion out of undoing separation from God and by those who limit the presence of God in themselves to the anointing and spiritual manifestations.
God is in you and God is part of you. This fact is life in the Spirit and it the soil from which the anointing and the gifts grow.
I was at a conference once. Someone had a holy spirit dream in which the Lord wanted us to enter into the completeness of our inheritance. The essence of the message was that we were getting drops of spirit and life when our inheritance was rivers of spirit and life.
Before the fall Adam and Even lived in Sabbath union with God. This union has been restored and more. In Jesus we have a Sabbath life of communion and fellowship with the trinity who are not somewhere else but in us and with us.
RIVER OF LIFE
We are not separated from God. We are in fellowship with God. In the new testament you have a Sabbath week, a Sabbath year and a Sabbath life. You belong and are in union with God.
We are woven into the trinity by the enterprise of God and our agreement with God about what has been achieved for us in Christ. We have oneness with God – the result of which is that we no longer have a fragmented self, we do not live with God in fragmented or compartmentalised times and we are with God always because God is in us and with us and not restricted to ‘holy times’ and ‘holy places.’ How come? We are holy because we are one with God who is holy. This is not a pious life. This is a life in which we are alive with spirit and life so that we are life-givers and channels of trinitarian life.
IN YOU AND YOU IN HIM
In the humanity of Jesus Christ you are joined to the fullness of God. In the divinity of Jesus Christ God is part of you.
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. Obeying His teaching means agreeing that He is our life, that His life is our life and that He stands as us and for us in our relationship to God.
“Jesus Christ has taken up our cause. He has perfected a relationship from within our flesh and bones to join us to the Father. In Christ, we take part in the Trinitarian life of God. It is not up to us to uphold this life, but rather to see that Christ upholds all things in Himself. It is in Him that we live and move and have our being. What then are we to do? What is our responsibility? What is our task? According to the book of Hebrews, the answer is simple: to rest. Rest is our only responsibility. We take part in His rest—entering into His peace, living rested lives in Him. “For whoever has entered God’s rest has also rested from his works as God did from his.” (1)
You can ‘rest’ in invented externalities or religious times and locations. Then again you can rest anywhere because when Christ is your life, you, yourself are rest.
‘Realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you’ John 14.20 NIV. Oneness with God. This real rest and real life and it’s you.
(1) Morrison, S. D.. We Belong: Trinitarian Good News (pp. 89-90). Beloved Publishing. Kindle Edition.