A little long, the road to Fulness.
The Fulness of God. What is that? What does that mean for me?
“For in him (Christ), dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.”
The “fulness of the Godhead bodily.” ???
The Names of God Bible says simply:
“All of God lives in Christ’s body.”
All that The Deity ever was, is, or is going to be, is fulfilled in Christ. The Love, Joy, Majesty, Compassion, Judgment, Power, Light and Life.
The Mercy, Grace, Forgiveness, Sanctification, Justification, Salvation. It all resides in Jesus.
Jesus created all that was created, under the direction of the Father, by the Power of the Holy Spirit. He is the all in all.
“ And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:”
Are we really complete in Him? Do we have a clue, what that means?
We are complete, forgiven, blameless… covered by His love, His blood, we have all we need, to be victorious, to be bold, conquerors.
So why aren’t we?
“For it pleased the Father that in him (Jesus) should all fulness dwell;” (Colossians 1:19)
It also pleased the Father, for Jesus to:
“To present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:” (Colossians 1:22)
Do we know these facts, that we are holy, unblameable, and unreproveable in His sight?
We need not cower in fear, before a great and awesome God… we are the righteousness of God, through Christ Jesus, His son.
As long as we walk with Him, we are accepted in the beloved, but that’s not all.
There is more, accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, not only are you saved and set free from sin and death, not only are you holy, unblameable, unreproveable, sanctified, and forgiven .
We have a destination, a place He would have us travel to.
“Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:” (Ephesians 4:13)
The unity of the faith… What is that?
The 5 fold ministry, is to bring us to this unity. To give us the knowledge of His love, His power.
“Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.”
We will not attain this unity, this knowledge, we will not become the perfect man, we will not attain the measure of the stature, to attain the Fulness of Christ.
Until we accept the Full Council of God. Not just Salvation, Grace and Mercy.
We must become a people of Power. A people the Lord can trust, to use His unlimited Grace and Mercy, to effect change, in the world.
“To know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.” (Ephesians 3:19)
Jesus is the FULNESS OF GOD, He would have us to be FULL OF GOD, ALSO.
God is not just a God of pretty words…. He is still a God of Power, a God of Signs and Wonders, and Miracles.
The 5 fold Ministry, is supposed to bring us to this place. It hasn’t.
Why not? Because living in the Fulness of God, is not easily attained. It isn’t just getting saved, reading the Word and living our lives.
It requires us to submit to the Holy Spirit, to Draw us to Him.
Ephesians 3:16-21 (AMP)
“May He grant you out of the riches of His glory, to be strengthened and spiritually energized with power through His Spirit in your inner self, [indwelling your innermost being and personality],
so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through your faith. And may you, having been [deeply] rooted and [securely] grounded in love, be fully capable of comprehending with all the saints (God’s people) the width and length and height and depth of His love [fully experiencing that amazing, endless love];
and [that you may come] to know [practically, through personal experience] the love of Christ which far surpasses [mere] knowledge [without experience], that you may be filled up [throughout your being] to all the fullness of God [so that you may have the richest experience of God’s presence in your lives, completely filled and flooded with God Himself].
Now to Him who is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly more than all that we dare ask or think [infinitely beyond our greatest prayers, hopes, or dreams], according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations forever and ever. Amen.”
The Spirit is able to bringing whosoever is willing into the “Fulness of God.” If that is a desire of your heart.
All of God resides in Jesus, who would have us, to allow the Fulness of God, to reside in and guide, direct and protect us. To allow His will to be done today, as it is in heaven.
King James Version (KJV)
“John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me.
And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.
For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.”
“Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.”
The promises of God, we are offered the Fulness of God, Saints, that includes the Power of God, the Love of God, the Comfort of the Holy Spirit, the JOY of the Lord.
Will you allow the Holy Spirit to Lead you to that place, of perfect Love, Grace and Mercy.
When we arrive, we will find, signs, wonders and miracles are following. Amen