All His fullness

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In the beginning the Word (Jesus) was existing. And the Word was in fellowship with God the Father . And the Word was as to His essence absolute deity.

John 1.1-2 (Wuest)

And the Word, entering a new mode of existence, became flesh, and lived in a tent (His physical body) among us.

John 1.14 (Wuest)

Shortly after achieving the impossible by placing the entirety of His divinity into the skin of the man (Jesus), God achieved more of the impossible by placing all of His divinity in us, through Christ. And He did it over and over again. It became His delight, His raison d’être, God pouring His divine self into a human self and making it new; a man, a woman and a child. An image once badly spoiled, a human image, my image, rescued, redeemed,transformed and restored. His life’s work, made good in the confines of a human span. 3000 souls on Pentecost and others added daily, the sheer goodness of it, escalating, racing, souring through nations, carried on ships across the sea, along the trade routes and the pilgrim paths, echoing in the corner of the earth, a new word spoken in every language known to man.

God was glad to have all His fulness dwell in Him and God is glad to have all His fulness dwell in you. This is where heaven touches earth, at the moment when you know it must be true. When you believe that incarnation, God made man, means God made man in you. In your failings and your troubles, in the things that went wrong way past any human power to redeem, in the ugly, in the impossible, in the wildly absurd, God stepped in disguised as a man and pulled off the greatest undercover operation in the history of our crime.

All of His divinity.

In sickness and heart ache, in failure and through overwhelming troubles, in the ugliness and desperate gloom of a broken world, all of the divinity of God lived in Christ and you have that inheritance too.

For God was pleased to have all His fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things.

Colossians 1.19-20 (NIV)

 

 

 

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