The Arrival


 

Eph 3:19 and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

The fullness of God is something that every person professing Christ already has.

Here is an explanation of what fullness is from an old teaching.

The word for “fullness” in verse twenty-three, of Ephesians chapter one, is a most interesting word. Envision that you have a bottle filled with Coca Cola. What is the Coca Cola? Is it the bottle, or is it the liquid inside of it? I would propose to you that it is that brown, sweet, delightful liquid that we gulp down and enjoy. So what is this fluid called Coca Cola made out of? Well, it is made up of every ingredient that is perfectly mixed in its required quantities and precise order, to lawfully recognize and labeled it as this reality that we call Coca Cola. This is the fullness of Coca Cola! In other words, the fullness of Coca Cola is the very essence and nature of this liquid, which makes it to be Coca Cola and nothing else. The fullness of God then, describes the very essence, the reality, and the evidence of who God is. It also describes to us every attribute and characteristic that is required, to make God, God.

Eph 4:13 until we all arrive to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ;

As with most things in the Christian faith. God has already richly bestowed them all to and upon us. Past tense!

Phillip 3:9 and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith;

So it’s not about getting them, or getting any more of them, but arriving to and upon them. Paul also calls this, to be found. It’s encountering or attaining to the things which God has already given us.

Once again, we don’t need more things, we need to arrive at the things which God has given to us.

The Christian already has all the fullness of God. He does not any more of God, but he needs to arrive at that fullness.

The most effective way to arrival is surrender. Surrender to God’s ways. God’s fullness is there.

It’s found in the dwelling and trusting presence of God.

The more we dwell in the resting presence of God, the more will be the fullness we encounter.

The key to dwelling is surrendering, resignation to God’s holy will. The anti-thesis to surrender is independence, and doing my own thing. It’s butting heads to with the Almighty.

To the exact proportion that we do our own thing, and rebel at God, is to exact the proportion that we won’t dwell in God and to the exact proportion that we will miss on the partaking of His fullness.

It’s impossible for the one who likes doing his own thing to dwell in the things of another

God longs for us to partake in the endless fullness of all things, where there is no lack.

The entrance to it absolute surrender.

The arrival, is faith, revelation, and our endless capacity to receive more and more from this fullness as we rest and dwell in the seat of absolute surrender and resignation to God’s holy will.

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