(week 08/16)

Ephesians 4:13 15 KJV:  Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: (14)  That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; (15)  But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:

Here, the scripture instructs us to grow into measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ.

When we get born-again: the nature of Christ is born into our spirits by the injection of a relatively small measure of the life of God (just like natural babies are relative small in size compared to full grown men).

1Peter 1:23 AMP:  You have been regenerated (born again), not from a mortal origin (seed, sperm), but from one that is immortal by the ever living and lasting Word of God.

John 3:6 KJV:  That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

1Peter 2:2 KJV:  As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:

1John 5:11-12 KJV:  And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. (12)  He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.

However, God wants us to grow from spiritual babies into the FULNESS OF CHRIST.

1John 2:12-13 KJV:  I write to you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for His name’s sake. (13)  I write to you, fathers, because you have known Him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because you have overcome the wicked one. I write to you, little children, because you have known the Father.

1Peter 2:2 KJV:  As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:

These scriptures reveal to us that there are 4 levels: baby, little child, young man and Father and 3 stages of spiritual growth:

1. Newborn babes to little children

2. Little children to Young men

3. Young men to Fathers

God’s greatest desire for the church right now is for us to grow up into Christ’s fulness in all things that we be no more children.

It is CRUCIAL NOW for the church to grow into the fullness of Christ as it is only those who have grown into the fulness of Christ that can BE TRUSTED with power of the Spirit without measure, which is needed to break and disciple the nations and close this age, dispelling the present GROSS MORAL AND SPIRITUAL DARKENESS covering the nations.

Isaiah 60:1-3 NKJV:  “Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you. (2)  See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the LORD rises upon you and his glory appears over you. (3)  Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn.

Matthew 24:14 NKJV:  And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.

To birth the fullness of Christ, we need to practice the teaching of the Word on perfection and prayer of travail for Christ to be formed in us (in our souls and bodies in HIS FULNESS).

Colossians 1:27-28 NKJV:  To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. (28)  Him we preach, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus.

Galatians 4:19 KJV:  My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you,

So by using the blood (Heb.13.20-21), acting on the Word (1 Jn.2.5) and praying in the Spirit  (1 Jn.4.12-13) with ALL types of prayer and travail (Eph.6.18, Rom.8.26), we can birth the FULLNESS OF CHRIST IN US!