“And the same who descended is the one who ascended higher than all the heavens, so that he might fill all things with himself.” (Eph 4:10).
“Which is his body, the fullness of him that fills all in all.” (Eph 1:23).
The first scripture quoted above says Jesus came to this world, died, went to the grave and resurrected, then ascended so that he might fill all things with himself. The second scripture quoted above says we the body of Christ is the fullness of this Christ who fills all in all. The mission of Christ is to fill all things with himself, and we are his fullness, we are how all things would look like when it becomes filled with Christ. Christ goal is to first of all fill us with himself and then through us he would now fill all things. He specially called us for this mission; he called us to become his fullness, that through us he might fill all things.
“So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for the work of ministry, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.” (Eph 4:11-13).
The reason Christ gave us these gifted men (the prophet, apostle, teacher, etc.) are so they can equip us to do the ministry, but what ministry? It’s the ministry of Christ, the ministry of filling all things with Christ. We are to be equipped to fill all things with Christ, including ourselves. So as we are occupied filling ourselves with Christ we would become built up and then we would get to a place where we become united in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. You see, the goal at the end is that we attain the fullness of Christ.
We are called to become his fullness, to attain the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. No, not to be filled with some aspect of Christ, but the whole measure of his fullness. There are Christian who are only interested in some aspect of Christ, they only care about Christ the word of God. But Christ is much more than the word of God.
“Christ [is] the Power of God and the Wisdom of God… It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption.” (1Cor 1:24, 30).
“He [Christ] is the sole expression of the glory of God, and He is the perfect imprint and very image of [God’s] nature,” (Heb 1:3).
Christ is not just the word of God, he is also the power and wisdom of God, our righteousness, holiness and redemption, he is also the expression of the glory of God and the perfect model of God’s nature. So if we are to attain the whole measure of the fullness of Christ that means each one of us would become an expression of the glory of God, each one of us would be a perfect model or representation of the nature of God, we would be filled with the power and the wisdom of God, and we would become so righteous and holy in manifestation.
I know some of you might say we are already filled with the fullness of Christ. That is very true, in the spirit we are already filled with Christ, however God wants us also to be the fullness of Christ in manifestation. He wants us to manifest who we are in the spirit that is why he gave us the gifted men so that they can equip us to fill each other till we become filled with the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. We would be filled with the word of God and have so many great revelation and understanding of the word. But it would not end there, for we would also be filled with the power of God, yes each and every one of us filled with the power of God. Then we would be filled with the wisdom of God, and we would become so righteous and holy that when people look at us they would say, “These people are nothing but the perfect model of God’s nature.”
People would see the nature of God in us, they would see patience, gentleness, faithfulness, self-control, discipline, just, merciful, and filled with love, joy and peace. We would exhibit all the character of the nature of God. This is our calling, we are called for this very purpose, and we ought to pursue this. We should never rest till we attain the fullness, we should not be found doing anything other than ATTAINING THE FULLNESS.
“… that ye might be filled with all the fullness of God.” (Eph 3:19).