You are invited to be unified to the holiness and life of Christ. Do you believe it? Have you anchored your life on this truth? This is a part of the will of God that people have considered impossible and are frequently passive in diving deeply into. Despite, I invite you to journey with me through my own personal study, conviction, and leading of Jesus in which I believe
by God’s grace He has given me insight into.
In Ephesians 5:17, Paul writes, “Therefore, do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.” The key word in this verse is “therefore”. By searching out what is said prior, we can get a better understanding of what Paul is saying. Earlier in chapter 5 of his letter, we see that we are now light in the Lord (8). This can be parallelled to Matthew 5:16, which says that we are the light of the world, and also be parallelled to John 8:12, where Jesus says, “I am the light of the world.” Here we see a connection with what God is saying. Holy Spirit, through John, actually tells us in 1 John 4:17 that “as He is, so are we in the world.” This is an interesting statement, begging the question . . . can we ever be like Jesus? According to the Word of God, the answer is “Yes!” John tells us in 1 John 2:6 that “whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.” So let’s look at how we can do so.
The revelation of Jesus Christ is that God defeated Satan in the flesh, conquering the power of the grave and rendering Satan completely powerless (1 John 4:2). If we don’t understand the meaning behind “in the flesh,” we will always be weak. Weakness in our identity is exactly what the devil wants, because if we would grasp that everything that was done through Jesus to his death was through his flesh (humanity), we would be a lot more productive as the Church in bringing Jesus’ kingdom to earth. Jesus surrendered all authority as God to become fully man and to achieve what no man could ever do: becoming the only substitute that would fulfill the righteous requirement of God’s wrath upon the earth for all the wickedness endowed by man’s failings (Ephesians 2:14). The revelation of Jesus is that He wants to release and develop in all his followers the fullness of God, that we can walk in the likeness of Him on the earth, being a people who are known for his presence, a people separated to God. It’s about us becoming the Word as He was the Word.
What the world deemed unreachable, God created through his Son a new way, a living way, a new creation that could be filled with all the fullness of God to be His light into the world, bringing hope to all nations (Galatians 6:15). Paul gives a mystery to the Church in Ephesians 5:31, where he’s talking about the Church, saying, “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.” We have become unified with Jesus. Jesus prays this also in John 17:21- “that all of them may be one as we are one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be one with us so that the world may believe that you sent me.”
I am not stating that we are to walk in perfection, but that is our destiny and the hope for all of us who have made Jesus our Savior and Lord, a perfect redemption from all that’s in the world. If Paul claims to have never obtained it, none of us ever can (Philippians 3:12). I am also not stating that we should be seeking power and miracles. We seek Jesus’ character and integrity. It’s His character and integrity that produces the fruitful seeds of righteousness that we now are able to feast on as our own. The Spirit that has been poured out in our hearts is crying out for you to have communion with Him, so He can transform you into the reflection and image of the perfect man, Jesus (Rom. 5:5). This is possible only through the power that raised our Lord from the dead, and what is this power? It is the power of the Spirit of Jesus. We must let the light (Holy Spirit) that has entered us search us out daily by yielding to Him and always giving Him constant control to bring to light all that is in us, bringing the fullness of God in us. Only the Spirit can teach us to love and make us Love (Jesus) to this world. Every revelation the Spirit gives us is an invitation into a deeper relationship with the Father. It’s our response to the revelation that determines the transformation as well, for every revelation is meant to lead to obedience. Being filled is progressive, simply by coming to him, listening to him, and responding to him in obedience to the best of your understanding.
Read Ephesians 3:14-19, “For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God.”
If you are thinking right now you can’t do this, that it’s not possible for you, let me just assure you that you are right. You can’t. That is why God has made a way through Himself, and if you would only humble yourself and receive what He has done for you as a son or daughter, you would begin to start a life of total transformation. This transformation will come by the One who paid it all to put His presence inside you and make you a fragrance of His glory. He desires to fill you with the fullness of God. We no longer come to God like Moses with a veiled face, but can truly see His glory in Jesus with an unveiled face. You are invited to go beyond the veil of the flesh into the fullness of Christ to see the mysteries of God. Being filled with His fullness is totally up to you, but it does require a lot. It requires a life on the altar: complete surrender of your flesh, to receive humbly what God has paid for. It’s a lifetime of prayer, communion with a God who longs to speak face-to-face with you, making you the new creation you are in Him through the coming together of His Word & His Spirit. Child, He’s making you become love, as He is love. Spend time with Him. He is speaking now; just listen.
Receive this now and pray it to Father: “Papa, I just thank you so much for Jesus. Father, I thank you that it is through your Son’s flesh that He lived His life on earth and its through His flesh, going sinless to the cross, and dying sinless that He defeated all the powers of Satan. Father, thank you that all power is yours. By your power, you raised Jesus from the dead, and by your power, you have created a new man, crushing the dividing wall of hostility through His flesh. Lord, I see what your will is, why you came to earth: to put the life that was in Jesus in me through your Spirit, to fill me with all the fullness of who you are, Lord, and I say ‘yes’ to you. So I invite you, Holy Spirit, to make me love, to make me like Jesus in this world. Have your way in me. I surrender everything, all that I am, my past and my future, to your secure hands. Choosing to know nothing except what you have done for me, and I humbly receive it now. Thank you, Lord. I know that you are doing this in me because you have told me that whatever I ask in your name you will give me. Amen.”
Please also Read: (Colossians 1:19) (Colossians 2:9-10) (Ephesians 1:22-23) (Ephesians 5:18)