The glorious New Testament – new, spiritual, and superior, in that it abrogates as well as encompasses the old, carnal, and inferior that was but a shadow – eternal, in that it will forever remain His Last Will and Testament, effectual after Christ’s death, ratified by the Holy Spirit at the Apostolic counsel at Jerusalem. This New Testament or “last will and testament” delineates what is our inheritance as heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ.
As I gaze into the wonders of this New and Last Will, I see the Christian experience as nothing more or less than Jesus Christ moving into my body, (not so abstractly or innocuously as “into my life”) taking the place of my dead and buried self, replacing my will and life with His own self, exercising his will, and living His life in my body by His Spirit, just as he lived and expressed His life and the Father’s will in a body prepared for Him. Christ in me IS the glory for which I hope and for which all of creation groans, as she yearns for the revelation of THE SON in and through the sons of God.
“I live, yet not I, but Christ lives in me.” This is the Christian experience in its awe-inspiring transcendence, and in its sublime simplicity. This is our inheritance in Christ.