Ephesians 3:19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
Today I feel led to blog on the fullness of God. This is a very big topic and I don’t know how much I can bring to the table because I don’t have a degree in theology… but I will try to share what I can.
It’s very hard to put the meaning of the fullness of God into words because of our limited ability to take in all of God’s majesty or His supreme-ness. Jesus has all of the fullness of God in Him.
Colossians 2:9 For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form,
(Deity – divine character or nature of a Supreme Being; divinity.)
Colossians 1:19 For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, JESUS!
Hebrews 1:8 is one of the BEST scripture for revealing that Jesus IS God!!!!!
In this scripture God calls Jesus God:
Hebrews 1:8 But about the Son he says, “Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever; a scepter of justice will be the scepter of your kingdom.
We have Jesus in us who has the fullness of God in Him so we have the fullness of God available to us.
Ephesians 3:16-19 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
Paul prayed one of the most blessed prayers in the above scripture that anyone could ever pray for a brother and sister in Christ:
- He prays that all of the powerful, the great and wonderful things that God is and possesses and are available to you and will strengthen you. (The result: Spiritual strength.)
- He prays that this power will build you up in your inner man. (The result: Jesus Christ will live and inhabit your heart through faith!)
- He prays that because you are already grounded in the love of God that we and all God’s people will be able to catch on to and know for sure how much Jesus loves us. ( The result: evangelism)
- He prays that we will know the depths of that love or how far it will go for us.) (The result: Trust and faith in God.)
- He prays for us to know this deep love that leads to being filled with Jesus and all His fullness. He also expresses that we will not be able to fully understand this knowledge. (The result: That we will be filled with the fullness of God!)
The results that will affect our spiritual lives:
- Spiritual strength
- Jesus Christ will live and inhabit our heart through faith!
- Trust and faith in God
- We will be filled with the fullness of God
Is this an awesome prayer or what? We have God’s fullness available to us as a Child of God!!
So what is the fullness of God you ask? God is the most Supreme Being in the entire universe. He has always been in existence and everything that exist….every galaxy, planets, sun, moon, creatures, and humans were created by Him. He is extremely powerful with mighty strength, great wisdom and knowledge and is able to do anything He thinks of doing or creating. He is perfect in every way with no flaws. He is very holy, very just and with love based motives. All of this glorious awesomeness that is in His deity is in Jesus Christ.
My mere words are a pitiful attempt of trying to explain the fullness of God because His whole presence of who He really is and the power and awe that is Him… is unexplainable in human language. He is too great!!! All of this greatness is in His son Jesus Christ and because of His great sacrificial expression of love…we have access to God and all His fullness. We have all of who God is…we are His children we were bought for a price by Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ IS the fullness of God and we need to be all we can be in Him. Then and only then can we experience the fullness of God. It is through Jesus….we must have Jesus. I must have Jesus….I need Him!! I want Him!! Jesus… I submit myself to you!!!
The power of God is at work in us! Oh my Lord!! We can experience the fullness of God through Jesus Christ. God’s work in our lives can bring His plans into reality and people will marvel at how great our God is!
Ephesians 3:20-21 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
God’s power and greatness is His fullness! We need to meditate often on the fullness of God so that we can walk and reflect the fullness of God in our lives. May the Lords plans and work be glorified in our lives through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior!
Message for today: The fullness of God……is something to ponder thoughtfully and deeply about.