You are the Fullness of God —
It is as true as it is astounding. Yet, it cannot be denied, though for most it remains incomprehensible. Some, due to the blindness of the flesh might even think it blasphemy, but it is the integrity of the eternal word of God. As it is written ~ “Which He worked in Christ when… put all [things] under His feet, and gave Him [to be] head over all [things] to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all” (Ephesians 1.20-23). The truth is, as it is with the rest of scripture, this would be almost impossible to understand without Christ revealing Himself, who is the Word of God. And this is the first principle to divine revelation — Christ must be known as He truly is — He alone is the ‘Word of God.’ ~ “For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one” (1John 5.7).
The Mystery of the Kingdom
This is the place of the Messiah in the Holy Trinity. He is the Word of God, and it is He alone who can manifest Himself, revealing all of the treasures and mysteries hidden in the word of God, which were placed there for the children of God and hidden from the devil and his children. ~ “The mystery which has been hidden from ages and from generations, but now has been revealed to His saints. To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory” (Colossians 1.26-27). The words of Jesus himself must never be taken lightly, forgotten or misinterpreted. He said to those who He has chosen and called to know Him (the Word)… ~ “And He said to them, “To you it has been given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God; but to those who are outside, all things come in parables, so that ‘Seeing they may see and not perceive, And hearing they may hear and not understand; Lest they should turn, And their sins be forgiven them” (Mark 4.11-12).
One with Christ
Over 183 times, the expression ‘in God’ appears in the New Testament. There are various forms of this expression, depending on its grammatical conjugation, which all have the same meaning, forms like: ‘in God, in Christ, in Him, in whom, by whom, by him, etc….’ As soon as one understands the meaning of this fundamental concept, which is continually repeated in the New Testament, he is able to grasp the meaning of how the church and each member of it are, in fact, the’ fulness of God.’ Let’s begin by remembering the great prayer of the Lamb on the night He was betrayed. ~ “I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me” (John 17.20-21).
Holy Communion with God
And in this, we see what is the great and only sin — the sin of not abiding ‘in God’ because it is from this one sin alone that all other sins proceed from. Consider the mother of all sins as it is written in the book of Genesis ~ “And out of the ground the LORD God made every tree grow that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The tree of life was also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil” (Genesis 2.9). God commanded mankind (Adam) to not partake from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, to only eat of the tree of the Spirit (life). It is not a question of ‘good’ or evil, it is only a question of abiding ‘in God.’ And here the true majesty and genius of God is manifest. Everything that is not done in unity, or ‘in’ God, is sin. It is the divine unity of the Trinity that divides heaven from hell and good from evil. The great sin of Satan, the mother of all sin, is to reject the love (spiritual unity) of God and, thus, be cast out of the holy communion, which is the ‘eternal life’ of the divine Trinity.
As the Tree of Life (Spirit) so clearly teaches, just as the ‘fulness’ of a granary is the grain ‘therein,’ so only those who abide ‘in God’ are the ‘fulness’ of God, without sin and in possession of eternal life. As you press the cup of the communion of His blood to your lips this Sunday, remember, the full weight of His glory, the complete volume of His power together with all of the eternal attributes of the divine godhead dwell within you ꟷ whom shall you fear?
Till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.
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