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Paul prays for our Ephesian brothers and sisters. I paraphrase. That they be strengthened, (so) that Christ may dwell in their hearts by faith, “that you” being rooted and grounded in love, might comprehend with other saints, a love that has such dimensions that only one result would be appropriate. What result?
Ephesians 3:19 (NASB)
“… and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God.”
“That you” may be filled up to all the fullness of God.
All the fullness of God? Me? You? Are you sure about that Paul?
Paul answers us in the next verse, ” 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,…” Paul addresses the impossible that we recognize in our carnal self perception by taking it out of our hands. “Now to Him…”
Again Paul speaks of this fullness.
Ephesians 4:13 (NASB)
13 until we all attain 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 which belongs to the fullness of Christ.
“until we all attain…” “unity of the faith.” “and the knowledge of.”
Dare I suggest we read right to left. The knowledge of Christ is first. Not our knowing Christ. That is a given since Paul is speaking to the church. Knowing what Jesus knew, that is our goal and as we do, this changes us and others!
As we absorb the teachings of Christ as they influence our heart, our thinking will change. This changes us and others.
“The faith” is being shared. What we now believe may likely be different than what we believed before. Our zeal for it, our fruitful search for confirming scripture expands our hearts in joy and excitement. We know that we know, that we know. This changes us and others.
When this changes us and others, we all attain in unity.
The ultimate goal is “that you” walk in the fullness of Christ and His love. His love saw beyond what He “knew” about you and I, surpassing our limitations replacing them with His Own enabling knowledge. His own what? His own, which came from the Father. The fullness of deity in bodily form, The Words of Eternal Life came from the Father, the power of the Holy Spirit, came from God. And all this, “that you” may be filled up to all the fullness of God.”
The coming times will demand our understanding. Preparing now is paramount.
You are loved, He waits,
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