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Just Be Blog Series Be Filled

The Just Be Blog Series - Be Filled! by Earma Brown

Have you received the full gospel of Christ? Jesus paid such a horrible price so that we might receive the fullness of God. In honor of His death and in celebration of His Resurrection, we the people of God embrace all the benefits God has reserved for us in Christ.

Even as I declare that for you and me, I remember that God will give us what we are ready and willing to receive by faith. It’s the line by line, precept by precept principle. So no worries, if you’re not there yet, me neither. Even so, that doesn’t exempt us from stretching and growing in faith to receive more and more, even to the point of becoming filled with all the fullness of God.

That’s what I want to talk to you about today. You might have the same question I had before starting this study for our Just Be Blog Series. How do we receive more of God? How do we become filled with all the fullness of God? First let me start with a passage of scripture, a portion of a letter written to the Ephesus church:

For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named that He would grant you according to the riches of His glory to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man; 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. Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly, abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen. –Ephesians 3:14-20

I hope you took a minute to read that passage of scripture. Because if you didn’t, you missed a good place to shout! There’s so much in this tiny passage of scripture; I believe we could spend quite some time feasting. But for now, let’s continue with how to be filled with the fullness of God.

First, be ready and willing: To receive more of God, we have to be ready and willing. Ready and willing to do what you might ask. We have to be willing to change our mind and allow God to change our heart when it needs it. Most of us have to yield to the Holy Spirit; because we so easily get stubborn or stuck in our traditions about what God will and won’t do. I have a dear friend that’s gone to be with the Lord now. But before he left, I remember how stubborn he was in his thinking about healing.

Before you get the wrong idea, let me be clear. There is and never was any condemnation about this matter with him. It’s not God’s heart that those of us who know (experienced it or just believe God’s word) should condemn those who are not open (yet) to receive this benefits of the Cross. I said all that to say, if you know someone that’s perishing for lack of knowledge in this area, pray for them not condemn them. 

Secondly, we receive more of God by His Spirit. Remember, God is spirit. Also, notice above the word of God says the love of Christ that passes knowledge. Meaning, the love of Christ and the things of God can go right past our mind, our intellect to our heart. Many of us fail to receive the fullness of God because we’re trying to figure out everything before we believe.

If that’s you, dear friend, you may not ever understand. We’re finite and God is infinite. Besides, it’s according to our level of maturity. You wouldn’t try to talk to a toddler about teen-age matters, right. In a similar way, God will meet us right where we are, if we allow Him. So, don’t let your intellect get in the way of receiving more of God. He may be waiting for you to stop trying to figure out how He’s going to do it and just believe before He can bless you.

Thirdly, we accept, believe and receive all of God and His Gospel to receive His fullness by faith. As you may know, God created us humans as three-part beings with a spirit, soul and body. So, to know the love of Christ is to (comprehend) experience the fullness of God. All the fullness of God speaks of having more than one experience or receiving more than one aspect of His truth or power. Instead, we stretch to receive all aspects of God and through it experience and receive all His benefits.

To sum it up, the Apostle John so eloquently expressed the heart of God towards His people, “Beloved, I wish above all things that you may prosper, be in good health even as your soul prospers.”

There’s one thing left to do to receive more of God and that’s to activate your faith by asking for what you want. What part of God, have you not received His fullness? Remember there’s nothing outside of His fullness. Nothing is impossible with our God. Perhaps, you are sick and you heard all the miracles had stopped right after the early church. There’s good news! Since you just by faith received God in His entirety (His fullness), you can know He is the same yesterday, today and forever. You can ask and receive healing now; for by the stripes of Jesus, you are healed. 1 Peter 2:24

You might be the bread winner of your family, a precious father or mother that just lost your full time job. In ALL the fullness of God, you are already provided for. Another facet of our God, He is Jehovah Jireh – the Lord God who provides. He will supply all your needs according to His riches and glory.

There’s one more scenario that I must describe to you. For you it’s none of the above, you are not sick and you are prospering. But you are soul sick about not connecting with your destiny. You want more than anything to serve God with your whole heart doing what you were put on this earth to do. Whether you are just beginning your life or you see the sun setting, there is a facet of God called Destiny Maker. He has said, “I know the plans I have for you, plans of hope, a good future an expected end.” Jeremiah 29:11 Call Him up and ask about your future. Don’t go to the psychics. Call on the Destiny Revealer; here’s His phone number Jeremiah 33:3, “Call to Me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things which you do not know.”

I pray that you are ready and willing in your heart. I encourage you to receive by His Spirit because that’s the only way we can. We get bogged down in trying to work it out in our mind and the flesh is at enmity with God. I invite you to accept, believe and receive all the fullness of God by faith in whatever area you need to experience Him.

My prayer is whatever situation you find yourself in, whether it’s lack or plenty, health or sickness, peace or turmoil, you know that God is still God. He loves you. He wants you to experience ALL of Him. He gave His only begotten Son for you. Now be filled with ALL the fullness of God!

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