You may not know this but Jesus is happy being you. He is happy walking about through life in this world as you. How can I say such a thing? Because that is the heart of the New Covenant God has made with us who believe in the Seed of Abraham.
Under the Old Covenant it was up to the people to make sure they kept their side of the agreement. They made a vow to serve God , to obey Him in everything, to love Him with their whole heart, mind and strength. If they failed to keep their side of the covenant then God was under NO OBLIGATION to fulfill His side.
If we fail to keep our side of the Old Covenant then we make ourselves transgressors of the Law and shall be treated according to the Law.
But if instead we agree with God that we cannot keep the Law and need to be saved we are ready to enter into the New Covenant God has promised to fulfill Himself.
God made the New Covenant in Jesus Christ the Man. He made it between Himself and Jesus–a Man. The ONLY Man who has perfectly kept the Law and perfectly obeyed through FAITH.
Yet Jesus Himself did not obey a book of Laws..He was just a man, weak and MORTAL. It was the Father in Him Who was ONE spirit with Jesus W/who obeyed…or rather W/who lived.
Jesus lived perfect because Father was His Life living perfect as Him.
Jesus was not separated from God …trying to obey God in every moment…as if He were saying to Himself in any given moment – “What would Father do?” Oh no….Jesus did not have to stop and see God for each word and each decision. He simply believed. It was a settled matter. What was?
That just as the Father is, so am I in this world.
Jesus and the Father walked together as ONE…yet two…by the S/spirit union within Him.
AND IT IS JUST THE SAME WITH US!!
The New Covenant is fulfilled in us who believe that Jesus Christ is ONE SPIRIT WITH US.
So that we do not have to always be checking in with Jesus for what to do and what to say….we be ourselves trusting that in being ourselves, He is being Himself as us.
For John said that :- “Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world.” 1Jn 4:17
AS JESUS IS SO ARE WE HERE NOW IN THIS WORLD!
If that wasn’t momentously stupendous enough it is equally true the other way around…
AS WE ARE SO JESUS IS IN THIS WORLD!
God is not ashamed to call us brethren. We are as He is–by the faith of Jesus in us–by the life of Jesus which has become our only life–our inner person–the new creation man….created in true holiness and true righteousness according to the image of Jesus Christ.
But equally true is it the other way. Just as we find ourselves to be in any given moment, through sickness and health, poverty and shame, fame and riches, trauma, boredom and pain….in all life’s moments and long years of barrenness….JESUS IS AS WE ARE IN THIS WORLD! He is one spirit inside you. He knew what He was getting involved in when He came into your spirit. He sees you perfect through eyes of faith and so should we see ourselves.
Jesus is pleased to be conformed to your image, to your likeness, trusting Himself to the Father every step W/we take together as a perfect union of two.
Jesus presents you before the throne perfect and blameless —not through works of righteousness which we have done, but by His indwelling Life which is the only righteousness that matters.
How does such inward knowledge become a settled faith fact in us?
Through coming to the total end of ourselves. Coming to see that we really have no ability to please God in any way. We have no ability to do anything for God. None!
That is half of the process. The other bit is to take it by faith. To accept the truth of what God has done.
Galatians 2:20 must be truth to us which is personal.
I am crucified with Christ:
nevertheless I live;
yet not I,
but Christ liveth in me:
and the life which I now live in the flesh
I live by the faith of the Son of God,
who loved me, and gave himself for me.
There does not need to be any fanfare or any feelings about it. Just accept it as your permanent reality in Him. Notice the present tense? This is your reality right now despite what you might think. Despite what others may say about you. Also please notice that the life you now live, you live by the faith of Jesus. You do not live by your own separate faith, but His faith. There is no faith to work up..there is no need to feel like you are deficient so that you make yourself try harder. Just accept that He is you only faith, your only Life, the real person living as you is Jesus and you together as one.
Yet there is more!
There is more to this mystery because Jesus said there is.
He said that “In that day you shall know that I am in the Father, and you in Me, and I in you.” Jn 14:20
That day of knowing can be today.
Meditate upon that verse…I dare you. Try and work it out mentally. ♥
Jesus is in Father
You are in Jesus who is in Father. That means you are in the Father too, in Jesus….and Jesus is in you, while you are in Him and He is in Father.
What does that look like?
WHAT DOES GOD LOOK LIKE?
WHAT DOES GOD SOUND LIKE?
<AS WE ARE SO IS HE IN THIS WORLD//…=…AS HE IS SO ARE WE IN THIS WORLD>!!!
It is true beloved…it is waiting for you to believe it.