"That Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height - to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God."
The blood of Jesus has given us access to the fullness of God’s Kingdom. Through the sacrifice of Jesus, He didn’t just restore our relationship and connection to Him; His sacrifice gave us access to the fullness of God. What amazing grace He has given us so we can come into the place of connection and wholeness with Him. Some Christians however become content simply knowing their relationship with God has been restored but they fail to experience the fullness of what Jesus died to give us access to.
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full”. (John 10:10 NIV)
Jesus could have simply made the statement, “I have come that they may have life”. This would have been sufficient and would showcase His redemption and mercy towards a world headed on a path of destruction and death. However, Jesus does not end with “I have come that they may have life”. He adds the statement, “and have it to the full”. Jesus went above and beyond to not only bring us into God’s family but to give us an inheritance of fullness of life. What does life to the full look like for you, in your situation, in your world?
Paul tries to encapsulate it in his letter to the Ephesians. He prays they would understand the vastness of God’s love and be filled with the fullness of God (Ephesians 3:17-19). I think Paul had caught a glimpse of what was made accessible through the blood of Jesus. He prayed that the Ephesians would not only grasp the greatness of God's love, but that they would also experience a life that was “filled to the measure of all the fullness of God” (Ephesians 3:19 NIV).
Today as you walk with Him, may you receive greater revelation on just how great God’s love is towards you. But not only that, may you also live your life to the full, being filled with the “fullness of God”. This is the life that Jesus died to give us access to.
“In Christ you have been brought to fullness.” (Colossians 2:10 NIV)