Updated: Mar 20
Jesus walked in the fullness
Jesus operated in fullness of the Spirit and power. He was a man of authority and all of his words were spirit and life.
All seven spirits of God were upon Him.
He had wisdom. He had knowledge of even the thoughts of the heart. He had revelation from God. No one could take His life, but He laid down His life. He had completeness of love.
These things were not merely seeing or knowing in part, like a prophetic gift or a word of knowledge operates. He operated in fullness.
Jesus wants us to walk in the fullness
Jesus said, "Truly, truly, I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a seed; but if it dies, it bears much fruit." (John 12:24 Berean Study Bible)
Jesus' death was His glorification. He was the fully mature seed, a son in glory. The purpose of His death was to produce many sons in glory (Hebrews 2:10). Not just a few, but many. His will is that every single one of us in His body operates in His fullness.
Just as Christ was the apostle, prophet, pastor, teacher, and evangelist on His days on earth, so it is His desire for every member of His body to manifest His fullness.
How to walk in the fullness
Jesus made us gifts to each other so that we can be built up and equipped to walk in the fullness. We help each other grow where we are lacking.
"Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers. Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ. This will continue until we all come to such unity in our faith and knowledge of God’s Son that we will be mature in the Lord, measuring up to the full and complete standard of Christ." (Ephesians 4:11-13 New Living Translation)
When we speak the truth in love, it helps us grow into the fullness.
"Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into Christ Himself, who is the head." (Ephesians 4:15 Berean Study Bible)
The one that speaks grows by speaking. The one that acts on what is spoken grows by doing.
This helps us to avoid a "unity" that is not based on the Spirit of truth and agape love. Such a false "unity" will water down the power and keep people from walking in the fullness.
That's why we don't just tell what is of God but point out what is not in order to let go of it.
The devil's worst nightmare is a company of people all manifesting the fullness of Jesus.
We need to keep focused on the big picture. Let's be intentional about continuing to equip and be equipped; speaking the truth in love as well as receiving it in humility.
You too were made for the fullness of Christ.
Let's walk this out together.
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