“To live is Christ” means embracing your adoption and learning to cry to your Abba. To live all of life from his delight in you, and your dependence on him.
“To live is Christ” means forever living free from the only curse that ever existed. The curse of the law.
“To live is Christ” IS Christ lives in me. No more and no less.
“To live is Christ” is therefore much, much, more than self-denial or the “imitation of Christ.” It is a whole new identity, a new reality, a new nature. It’s a whole new life and a whole new way to live. Alive through death. Living by dying.
And so here we are, trapped in the dead end of the law. Deceived into thinking that what condemns us will actually justify us. And the sad thing is we live most of our life blind to all of this. If only there was a whole new way to live. If only there was “to live is Christ.”
In Christ you already have all of these things. Now will you be wise and let them out? Will you be wise and “to live is Christ?”