Jesus presented Himself as life. Paul declared Him as our life. Jesus is our life and our righteousness as Himself. He is not the means to life and righteousness. He is our life and righteousness. He has come in our flesh so that we as sons become the expression of God.
There was no law before the creation of man. All that was found its purpose, meaning and order in the person of God. Nothing mechanical about this. This is the law of the spirit of life in which all that exists lives moves and has its being in God.
‘For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death’ ROM 8.2 ESV.
Adam’s fall separated man from God. This created the illusion that the law - good and evil - are categories that exist separate from God. The laws of Moses that operated for a season were part of the regime Adam loosed – the law of sin and death. Good and evil are never part of God. Not even their proscription. They come into existence in theory and in reality when we live in separation from God. In God, which we are now since the resurrection of Jesus, we live in the One Spirit. Here Jesus is bringing us and the entire creation into oneness with Himself.
‘And this is the plan: At the right time he will bring everything together under the authority of Christ--everything in heaven and on earth’ Eph 1.10 NLT.
The law was a schoolmaster to lead to Christ. Christ Himself as John said, was the logos and the law in person. Paul asserted that in Jesus we live in the law of the spirit of life. It’s not a list. It’s the person of Jesus, the One in whom all that exists finds its spirit, life, purpose and proper function.
‘He is before all things, and in him all things hold together’ Col 1.17 NIV.
The law is for sinners and dead people to remind them that they are outside of God and outside of life.
The Spirit gives life. This is the Spirit of Christ WHO IS OUR LIFE. The letter kills. It has people running about doing death in the name of life.
Today you are not only indwelt by the fullness of God. Jesus by the Spirit is fully your life. In Him you are not just a body. You are the temple of God infilled with the divine presence. His Spirit infuses your entire being. This is not just Holy Spirit rattling around inside you. It is the Spirit of the Lord becoming you!
You are graced to be a son of God. Not to be a keeper of the law.
A christ who promotes the law is not the Christ of God. A Christ who helps you keep the law is not the I AM Christ. Jesus did not live from the law. He lived from His Father. Beware false christs. Don’t be bumped off course or diverted by false gospels, revisionist gospels or any teaching that undoes what you have already been gifted with by Father, Son and Holy Spirit. They combined to give you Christ Himself as your life. Paul is clear. The letter (the law) kills. Only the Spirit of Jesus in you gives life. In Him you are alive. You are life!