Read: Ephesians 3:14-21
For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ… that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God (Ephesians 3:14, 19).
The Prayer For Divine Fullness
Here is as sublime a stream of intercessory prayer as ever flowed from human lips. It is addressed to the universal Father. I am included because the prayer is for “the whole family in heaven and earth” — it is for all who bear the name of Jesus Christ.
“The ultimate aim is infillment: ‘That ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.’ Unquestionably, Paul refers to an experience presently possible, an ‘experienced divine fulness,’ as Meyer writes. The tense is aorist, denoting singleness of act, ‘indicating a crisis and new attainment.’… This is a petition that they might be filled, not with the gifts and graces of God, but with the God of the gifts and graces. Phillips translates the verse, ‘May you be filled through all your being with God Himself!’ It is by the infilling with the Spirit that we become, to the extent of our human capacity, ‘filled with all the fulness of God.’
“Here is a sublime prayer for a Spirit-filled experience; an experience which empowers the believer against the terrific pressure of a persecuting world; which establishes the believer in the grace of love; which enlightens the believer with an enlarged experiential knowledge of Christ’s love-plan of salvation; which enthrones the triune God, unrivaled, in the heart! This tremendous and transforming experience is guaranteed by the riches of the glory and power of God, and is conditioned upon simple faith.
“Have you received the Holy Spirit?” (W. E. McCumber)
Let go and let God have His wonderful way; Let go and let God have His way. Your burdens will vanish, your night turn to day; Let go and let God have His way.*
— Harry D. Clarke
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