Fill up with God

“I in them, and you in me, that they may become perfectly one; so that the world may know that You sent Me, and loved them even as You loved Me.” – John 17:23

God loves us the same as He loves Jesus. A true revelation of this will quicken our faith and allow us to walk in the fullness of God. God’s love is the key that opens the door to everything that God is. “God is love” (1 Jn. 4:8).

God’s love is not one dimensional. There is width, length, depth and height to it, which can only be comprehended through the revelation and knowledge of the Holy Spirit. Those who only have a superficial knowledge of God’s love are like a person who looks at a one dimensional picture of the real thing.

In Ephesians 3:19, Paul prays for us to know the love of God which passes knowledge. How can we know the love of God if it passes knowledge? This sounds like a contradiction. The Greek word that is translated “know” in this verse is GINOSKO, which is a verb expressing experiential knowledge. The Greek word that is translated “knowledge” is GNOSIS, which is a noun denoting the act of knowledge. Simply, Paul is praying that we will experience the love of God which passes mere knowledge of it.

Since a true revelation of God’s love makes us full with the fullness of God, then a lack of being full of God must mean that we lack understanding and experience of God’s love. The end result of having understanding and experiential knowledge of God’s love is that we will be filled with all the fullness of God.

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12 thoughts on “Fill up with God”

    1. Hi Wally!
      Thanks. It’s good/beneficial to just step back at times.
      Hope all is well and a great weekend to you and yours.

  1. Thanks, this was wonderful. I sometimes say, there is knowing and than there is knowing. We can read about something and get a feel for it, but that’s not quite the same as experiencing it. God wants us to experience him.:-)

    1. Exactly! That sums it up precisely.
      (no different than reading about a ‘famous person’ and claiming to know them without having met nor establishing a relationship with them.)

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        If you can send me your mailing address, I’ll see if I can get a M.O. at wmart (I know today is holiday) or if you have a better or alternate method, you can let me know.

        These communications I will remove from my blog in 2 hours, or once I know you’ve received and read them.

      2. I’ve read them! You are so kind to think of me. That kind of love is really priceless and much appreciated. Please don’t distress yourself. All will be well. I’ve got a couple of tips already and a few leads on some work, so I am quite pleased. And even more pleased by your kindness. 🙂

      3. I’m very happy to hear of the progress you’ve made already. That’s great.
        I have already decided to do this. It’s not much… but it would have gone through from yesterday if my acct. was operational.
        I still want to do this, and it’s certainly not distressing.
        My only desire would be to be able to do more… but I believe it’s more important to do with what I have than none at all.
        You can send address to: cam013 at hotmail.com
        Thanks.

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