Fullness Of Blessing
by Henry M. Morris, Ph.D.
And I am sure that, when I come unto you, I shall come in the fullness of the blessing of the gospel of Christ (Romans 15:29).
One beautiful characteristic of life in Christ is its fullness. Jesus Christ is Himself the fullness of Him that filleth all in all (Ephesians 1:23), and He does everything to the full! When He fed the multitude, there were twelve baskets left over (John 6:13); when He brought in the miraculous catch of fishes, the nets were so full that they broke, and the boats so full they began to sink (Luke 5:6,7).
First of all, He gives fullness of grace. And of His fullness have all we received, and grace for grace (John 1:16). Then comes fullness of joy and peace: These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full (John 15:11). Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing (Romans 15:13).
It is then possiblein fact, we are commandedto be filled with the Spirit . . . making melody in your heart to the Lord (Ephesians 5:18,19). Not only does the Holy Spirit indwell us, but so do the Father and the Son, by the Spirit. Jesus said: If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him (John 14:23). In this way, the triune God indwells us, and thereby we know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that [we] might be filled with all the fullness of God (Ephesians 3:19).
All the fullness of God! In Jesus Christ dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in Him (Colossians 2:9,10), For it pleased the Father that in Him should all fullness dwell (Colossians 1:19). With the resources of such fullness of blessing available to us, we should be constantly growing unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ (Ephesians 4:13). HMM