TO THE BIBLE: Ephesians 4:11-13
“And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, 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.”
Have you ever wondered, “What’s the whole point of going to church, reading the Bible, and being trained every day in the things of God?” Well, you get the answer in the 13th verse of our theme scripture today: “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.” That’s His purpose for all His children—to bring us up into the fullness of Christ—into the fullness of His understanding, wisdom, and glory.
No wonder John said in the 16th verse of the first chapter of his Gospel, “And of His fullness we have all received, and grace for grace.” What John is saying here is that we have received in all fullness everything that’s of deity and immortality in Christ Jesus (1 Timothy 6:13-16). This isn’t only in measure, but also in quality and the severalty of potentialities present in Him!
All of His power, glory, might, strength and wisdom—everything He represents and all that’s in Him—are ours already! Jesus had inherent divine life, so do you! He didn’t need more life, or health, or prosperity, or victory from God, neither do you! Remember, you’ve received of His fullness, meaning you’ve received of His ability, wisdom, knowledge, glory and everything that makes Him who He is. Awesome!
I’ve got all of God’s abilities, wisdom, knowledge, and glory in full quality and quantity. I was born to rule and reign in life through Christ Jesus, having received abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
1 Timothy 3:1-16, Isaiah 54-56
John 6:61-71, 2 Kings 7-8
Say this to yourself: “I’m filled with all the fullness of Christ. I am a God-carrier. Everywhere I go, God goes!” Let this be your consciousness throughout the day.