>> Friday, May 22, 2009
For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen. (Ephesians 3:14-21 KJV)
Paul is writing that we woul be strenghened by the Spirit in our inner man. Inner man is soul-conscienceness. That we would be made strong in that Christ may dwell in our hearts. to dwell, settle
a) metaph. divine powers, influences, etc., are said to dwell in his soul, to pervade, prompt, govern it
by faith. That Christ may influence through divine powers, pervade, prompt and govern your heart by faith or trusting Him that he can. If we have trusted this deeply we may be rooted and grounded in his love and able to comprehend with all the saints the depth of his love.
To know the love of Christ... to know the love of Christ...to know the love of Christ,
which passeth knowledge that we might be filled with ALL the fulness of God.
Not only to know the love the depth of love of Christ that passeth our knowledge but that we might be filled with ALL the fulness of God! Whoa, Wow, and wow. Filled filled to full, cause to abound with the fulness (filled of abundance, keeping) of God. A walking testiment of the evidence of His fulness is such godliness and holiness but not perfection, never perfection until taken home. A heart that is obedient, yeilded and desirest to display the fulness of God. Ummmm I am still on the know the love, I am afraid my tiny mind cannot come to understand how deep that love is. I am desperate to know, I want to know the love of Christ that passes my understanding.
Now unto him that is able, that is able to do exceeding, abundantly ABOVE ALL, ABOVE ALL that we ask or think, according to the POWER THAT WORKETH IN US!
Being filled with the fullness of God will be most noticeable! The evidence of the work of God in ones life will be a power and a filling that leads to supernatural evidences that God is alive, real and working in and through us.
This evidence will display the fruit of the Spirit, love, forgiveness and desire for unity as the next chapter leads into. The most remarkable enlightenment comes from obedience and to know the love Christ to the point we are filled with ALL the fullness of God.
What more can we say, this passage places me in AWE of what God has yet to do in these last days. May we all desire to be filled with all the fullness of God.
To know God more is to abide in Him more. If we ask ourselves is the fullness of God radiating from our lives what would be our answer? Are we desperate for Jesus? If not, what is going on in our lives that is keeping us from pursuing God and being filled with His fullness? May the conditions of our hearts be right before God and that we understand the power of His fellowship.