And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fullness of God (Ephesians 3:19).
In our study today, we’ll examine two vital thoughts, relating to God’s dream for you. First is that as a Christian, you must realize that you’re vitally the house, the living tabernacle of the almighty God. You’re full of God as Jesus was when He walked the earth. God isn’t any less in you today than He was in Jesus Christ. This isn’t something you’ll have to grow into as time goes by, no; it’s a reality you have to wake up to. You’re the temple of the living God.
1 Corinthians 3:16 says, “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?” What God wants is that you become God-inside-minded. He’s filled you with Himself. This became possible with the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. His resurrection made it possible for us to have and live the God-life.
Secondly, God wants you to know and walk in the full and exact knowledge of His will. He doesn’t want you to ever be in confusion about His will over anything at any time. Jesus was never in doubt of the Father’s will; so, why should you be? When you’re filled with the knowledge (“epignosis”—Greek) of His will, you’ll be able to apply the wisdom of God in fulfilling it. No wonder the Spirit prayed through the apostle Paul in Colossians 1:9 that this becomes a reality for the Church: “…that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding.” He wants this to happen here on earth, not when you get to heaven. It’s His dream for you now. This is one reason attending Church services is very important for you as a Christian.
In the Church, you’re taught the Word of God to build you up spiritually, and to build your faith strong. The Word of God is the will and wisdom of God. To be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom, is to be filled with His Word; and when that happens, Colossians 1:10 says you’ll be fruitful in every good work. What a life!