In Ephesians 1:23c (NKJV), the Body of CHRIST (MESSIAH) is described as “the fullness of Him (JESUS CHRIST) who fills all in all”.
John 1:16-17 (NASB) tells us that: <16 … of His fullness [the fullness of JESUS CHRIST] we have all received, and grace upon grace. 17 For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ. >
From these two verses we can say that the fullness of JESUS CHRIST defines the Church as the Body of CHRIST. And we can say that the Body of MESSIAH exists to communicate the fullness of JESUS CHRIST – which is defined in the FATHER’s will – to fill “all in all”.
In Colossians 1:19-20 [NASB] we read that: <19 … it was the Father’s good pleasure for all the fullness to dwell in Him,20 and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, having made peace through the blood of His cross; through Him, I say, whether things on earth or things in heaven. >
Here we are being told that the fullness of JESUS CHRIST has cosmic implications in being the exclusive basis to reconcile “all things … things on earth or things in heaven” to the FATHER.
In this light, Colossians 1:17 instructs us that: <17 He [JESUS CHRIST] is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. >
Salvation communicates the fullness of JESUS CHRIST into the Body of MESSIAH; and, salvation communicates the fullness of JESUS CHRIST – through the Body of MESSIAH – so that His fullness fills all in all!
What is the fullness of JESUS CHRIST?
Simplistically, the fullness of JESUS CHRIST involves His Status, His Nature, His Character, His Attributes, His Witness and, His functional and relational capacities with GOD and man.
The fullness of JESUS CHRIST is communicated as His Testimony.
The Testimony of JESUS is a communication of His Words in Logos Terms and in Rhema terms.
In Luke 21:33, YESHUA (JESUS) declares: < “Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words (Gk: logos) will not pass away.” >
In John 6:63, YESHUA declares: < “It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing; the words (Gk: rhema) that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life.” >
Revelation 19:10c pointedly declares that the Testimony of JESUS is the Spirit of Prophecy. It follows that the fullness of JESUS CHRIST is the Spirit of Prophecy. The fullness of JESUS CHRIST is the fundamental and necessary basis for the fulfillment of the Prophets.
The character and nature of JESUS CHRIST is the fabric of the Testimony of JESUS that fulfills the Law.
The fullness of JESUS CHRIST is the exclusive basis for the fulfillment of the Law and the Prophets.
In Matthew 5:17 the LORD JESUS CHRIST declares: < 17 “Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill. >
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