The Maximum Load Of God;
“For it pleased the Father that in him (Christ Jesus) should all fulness dwell…” (Colossians 1:19).
The word fullness used above is the Greek “pleroma,” and it means the maximum, total or complete content of a vessel! It means everything that ought to be in the vessel is present in its completeness and full measure; a complete content in its maximum requirement. Thus, the vessel is filled with the maximum load of everything that should be in it. You can have a maximum load but not everything. But “pleroma” means everything that is required in its maximum capacity and entirety.
God’s desire is for us to be filled with His maximum load. He said “that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.” Talking about the Lord Jesus, Colossians 1:19 says “…For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell.” That means everything the Father is and has is in Jesus; everything the Holy Spirit is and has is in Jesus. He is the expression of the totality of divinity, the effulgence of the Father’s glory; the express image of His person.
Now, the beauty of it all is that when we look at Jesus, we see and know who we are, for as He is, so are we in this world (1 John 4:17). Thus, as Jesus is—the expression of the totality of divinity, the effulgence of the Father’s glory, and express image of His person—filled with the “pleroma” of God, so are we. You’re filled with the maximum load of God! There’s nothing gracious, glorious and divine that should be in you that’s not already in you.
No wonder the Bible says “And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power” (Colossians 2:10). You’ve become a God-carrier. Everywhere you go, God goes, because you carry the maximum load of God. No matter what you want, be it healing, strength,—everything that’s necessary for the good life—is inside you!
2 Peter 1:4