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“For out of His fullness (abundance) we have all received [all had a share and we were were all supplied with] one grace after another and spiritual blessing upon spiritual blessing and even favor and gift [heaped] upon gift.” Jn 1:16 Amp

“[That you may really come] to know [practically, through experience for yourselves] the love of Christ, which far surpasses mere knowledge [without experience]; that you may be filled [through all your being] unto all the fullness of God [may have the richest measure of the Divine Presence, and become a body wholly filled and flooded with God Himself]!” Eph 3:19

“…God is love, and he who dwells and continues in love dwells and continues in God, and God dwells and continues in him.  In this [union and communion with Him] love is brought to completion and attains perfection with us, that we may have confidence for the day of judgment [with assurance and boldness to face Him], because as He is, so are we in this world.”  1Jn 4:16-17

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Many of us, when we were first saved, received a share of Christ’s fullness.  We received a portion of His abundance that was supposed to not only tide us over while we grew in maturity, but it was to allow us to be and operate in kingdom assets and authority.

Did he not say to us in Jn 4:14:

But whoever takes a drink of the water I give Him shall never no never, be thirsty anymore. But the water that I give him shall become a spring of water welling up (flowing, bubbling) [continually] within him unto (into, for) eternal life.”

Okay then. That drink of living water ushered you into the Kingdom, into salvation in Christ.  Here is the issue:  there is a difference between having a share in Christ’s abundance and being filled throughout all your being unto the fullness of God and becoming a body wholly filled and flooded with God Himself. 

In fact, the standard of the provision made by Christ for every single believer, is that as He is – so shall we be in this world! The provision is for a reciprocity so grand and staggering between Christ and his Body (of believers), that we collectively would be a body filled and flooded by God Himself!

Knowing that that is what is provided for, that that is the level of fullness in Christ’s abundance that is not only available but is called to be ours should stir our hearts and call us to rise to receive it.  But there is something critical here that I want you to see.

To become a body wholly filled and flooded with God means that God’s provision is not just going to flow into our spirit man from God, but it will fill our entire being (our self, our actual soul).  It means the very Presence of God makes His home in our heart, and strengthens us in our inner man (soul) so that He can dwell there and flood even our personality. (Eph 3:16-17 Amp)

Only when we believe, and begin to receive this provision of His fullness can we begin to operate in His fullness and love like He operates.  Only then can our natural Adamic nature, which is earthly-minded, begin to bear the image of the Second Adam, the Man of Heaven. Only then can we begin to be heavenly-minded, as He is…. (1Cor 15:45-49)

It was from this place in Christ, that the disciples operated. It was from this Source and His fullness, that miracles were done. It is from this place, from bearing the image of the Man of Heaven, that His Body – the Body of Christ, will fulfill His calling that we do greater things because He goes to the Father (Jn 14:12)…

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