Monday, June 22, 2020

"Power and Fullness"

“Power and Fullness”

I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.  And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 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, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge---that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.     Ephesians 3:16-19

The Apostle Paul seemed to have had a real concern for the SPIRITUAL WELL-BEING of Christians.  These verses are part of a PRAYER that Paul prayed, for the Christian believers in Ephesus.  And they are VERY MUCH applicable for the TRUE BELIEVER of today.  Paul says, that it is his desire that God, out of His GLORIOUS RICHES, may STRENGTHEN the BELIEVER with POWER from His Spirit to their INNER BEING, in order for Jesus Christ to dwell in their HEARTS through FAITH.   To STRENGTHEN means to be STRONG enough to be ABLE to OVERCOME opposition and to do it with POWER, LIVING POWER, through the HOLY SPIRIT, which indwells their INNER BEING or the INNER MAN.

This means that Jesus indwells the TRUE BELIEVER, through the presence of the HOLY SPIRIT of God.  And it means that Jesus is the CENTER of a believer’s life.  And it is the believer’s place to allow Christ to be the RULING or CONTROLLING factor in their ATTITUDES and their BEHAVIOR.  This is carried out through FAITH, and the outcome is that the TRUE BELIEVER is ROOTED and GROUNDED in LOVE.  And that they would have POWER to be ABLE to COMPREHEND the IMMENSITY of the LOVE of Christ.  To do that one MUST KNOW it through EXPERIENCING it.  The DEEPER one’s relationship with Jesus, the MORE AMAZED they are about His LOVE for them.  Thus, when this happens, they can be FILLED to the MEASURE of ALL the FULLNESS of God.  This takes WORK and DEDICATION, but it is WORTH it ALL.   Have you EXPERIENCED the FULL WIDTH, LENGTH, HEIGHTH, and DEPTH of the LOVE of God, which is exemplified through His SON, the LORD JESUS CHRIST?   Are you EXPERIENCING GOD’S POWER in your life?  Are you FILLED with the FULLNESS of God?

In order to EXPERIENCE God’s POWER and His FULLNESS, you MUST be WILLING to TURN AWAY FROM your sinful lifestyle, and TURN TO GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART.  CONFESSING your sins to Him and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS.  And BELIEVE with ALL your HEART, that JESUS died for YOU, and that He is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God.  Then you MUST ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and let Him work in you, with His POWER and the FULLNESS of His SPIRIT.  OH, YEAH, and spend your ETERNITY in HEAVEN with ALL its BLESSINGS.  And ESCAPE an ETERNITY in HELL, with ALL its HORRORS.  Do this NOW, while you still can.  He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!

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