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1 Journey into Fullness Ephesians 3:14-21 Page 995 in Holman Christian Standard

2 Ephesians 3: For this reason I bow my knees before the Father 15. from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named. 16. I pray that He may grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man, 17. and that the Messiah may dwell in your hearts through faith. I pray that you, being rooted and firmly established in love,

3 18. may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and width, height and depth, 19. and to know the Messiah’s love that surpasses knowledge, so you may be filled with all the fullness of God. 20. Now to Him who is able to do above and beyond all that we ask or think—according to the power that works in you— 21. to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

4 The Fullness of God The Fullness of God Vs. 19 “…so you may be filled with all the fullness of God.” Amplified: “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]!” The things in verses which precede this, elaborate what is involved in experiencing the fullness of God. Thus, fullness means… Thus, fullness means…

5 1. Spiritual Power 1. Spiritual Power Vs. 16 “I pray that He may grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power” “Through His Spirit in the inner man” “And don’t get drunk with wine, which leads to reckless actions, but be filled with the Spirit” - Ephesians 5:18

6 2. Christ’s Indwelling 2. Christ’s Indwelling Vs. 17 “That the Messiah may dwell in your hearts” Living Bible: “I pray that Christ will be more and more at home in your hearts, living within you…” “…through faith”

7 3. Spiritual Comprehension Vs “I pray that you… may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and width, height and depth” “I pray that you, being rooted and firmly established in love may be able to comprehend…” “with all the saints”

8 4. Experiencing Christ’s Love Vs. 19 “To know the Messiah’s love that surpasses knowledge” The same two keys as for spiritual comprehension… “I pray that you, being rooted and firmly established in love may be able to… know the Messiah’s love” “with all the saints”

9 5. Unlimited Resources Vs “Now to Him who is able to do above and beyond all that we ask or think—according to the power that works in you” “– to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”

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