We had the honor of hosting incredible speaker and Kingdom warrior Joe Ewen on Sunday, April 9th. A well-known prophet, Joe traveled from Scotland to Seattle to speak life and truth into the body of Mosaic Community Church.
The more we give to Jesus, the more He gives in return. Far beyond our comprehension, though, Jesus gives us more than we can see whether or not we deserve anything from Him at all. He is the ultimate Giver. Joe narrowed in on Ephesians 3 to exemplify the fullness of God and the vastness of His goodness toward us.
Ephesians 3:19-20 states, “And to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge – that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.”
Joe Ewen then poses the question: what is this fullness of God for? In what ways does this manifest in us while we are on Earth?
- To worship Him.
- Further, the fullness of God does not mean that our worship begins and ends on Sunday mornings. It is a consistent praise of His glory and presence in our lives.
- To bring others to worship Him, when they see the power working through us.
- Acts 3:4-6 reminds us of this very power that lives and works through us: “Peter looked straight at him, as did John. Then Peter said, ‘Look at us!’ So the man gave them his attention, expecting to get something from them. Then Peter said, ‘Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.'”
- We are often focused so heavily on the heavenly good that we forget the earthly good. God is so good so as to give us tastes of heaven, even while living on Earth. He wants to use us for good!
- Luke 10:9 furthers this point that the power of the living God resides in us, when Jesus tells his disciples, “Heal the sick who are there and tell them, ‘The Kingdom of God has come near to you.'” This power is for us and in us, for our good and for the good of others.
- Fullness comes from knowing the one who is able. He is able to do exceedingly above anything we could ever do; when you think of fullness, it is imperative to think exceedingly abundantly. Because He is God, He is able to do superabundantly above the greatest abundance.
- We have the fullness of the power of the Godhead behind all we could ever ask or think. God wants us to do work in the realm of the impossible! The things that we can do ourselves, we should do ourselves; what God wants to do is the impossible, and he wants to do superabundantly more than our humanly capabilities so that He is glorified. “For in Christ the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form…” Colossians 2:9.
- This power is a power that works inside us. Releasing that power is the key to the salvation of the city and of His people.
- To know the fullness of God is so that there will be glory in the church. If we’re saved solely for a ticket to heaven, we are missing the point (and life abundant).
- To understand God’s fullness is to lead the church to fulfill its generational responsibilities.
God’s fullness is so far greater than our human comprehension will ever grasp. But we have a God who shows his face to us, that we may know Him and His superabundance.
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