Getting To Grips With The Fullness Of JESUS CHRIST (Part 9)

We have [in Part 8 of this series] introduced the fact that actualizing the fullness of JESUS CHRIST [see John 1:16, KJV+NKJV+NASB] involves our spirit being configured in the Spirit of JESUS CHRIST. So that, all things [functionally] – in thought, word, deed and relationship – will be defined, enabled and empowered in CHRIST JESUS, by the HOLY SPIRIT [see Rom 8:2; John 16:14].

We are defined [for all things (see Phil 4:13)] as CHRIST is formed in us [see Gal 4:19; 2 Cor 3:3, NKJV].

The enabling [to do all things] is expressed in the specifics of the inward anointing revealed and developed by the SPIRIT, in CHRIST JESUS, as we are perfected and completed in the life-giving Spirit of MASHIAH YESHUA [1 Cor 15:45+Phil 1:19c].

We are perfected and completed [enabled] in functions of thought [Prov 23:7; Eph 4:22-24], word and deed [Col 3:17], and relationship [John 17:20-22]. We are perfected and completed by the SPIRIT, in CHRIST JESUS [Rom 8:2] as we actualize freedom from the Law of Sin and Death.

The empowering [to actually function] is in the power that works within us [Eph 3:20], in the release {by the HOLY SPIRIT) of the ‘power factor’ [Rom 1:3-4] inherent to the life-giving Spirit of JESUS CHRIST.

The actuality of being defined [as CHRIST is formed in us], enabled [via the inward anointing] and, empowered [via resurrection power] – in MASHIAH YESHUA – is part and parcel of the revelation of the Mystery of CHRIST to our inward parts [see Col 1:26-27; Eph 3:3-4, 7-11; 2 Cor 4:6-7].

This defining, enabling and empowering is actualized in prayer [Eph 1:17-19] by the SPIRIT, through the Word of GOD understood in the Testimony of YESHUA [Prov 9:10c; Rom 8:2]. The Testimony of YESHUA [His Words communicated in His Spirit and Life – John 6:63] is the conduit through which the Mystery of CHRISTisworked [and communicated] into our inwardparts [Luke 24:44-45].

The Logos Word in the Testimony of YESHUA [what YESHUA calls ‘My (Logos) Words’ in Luke 21:33] and the Rhema Word in the Testimony of YESHUA [what YESHUA Calls ‘My (Rhema) Words’ in John 6:63] communicate the Spirit and Life of YESHUA into our being, by the HOLY SPIRIT – creating us as Epistles of MASHIAH [see Eph 2:10; 2 Cor 5:17-18a, NASB] with functional capacities in CHRIST.

We are peculiar Epistles of CHRIST: defined in Logos terms and, enabled to operate in Rhema terms by the HOLY SPIRIT. And, the revelation of the Mystery of CHRIST progressively unfolds us as (growing) Epistles of CHRIST, who are Ministers of CHRIST [1 Cor 4:1] and Ministers of the New Covenant [2 Cor 3:6, NKJV].

All this unfolds in a prophetic growth continuum that unfolds us as Morning Stars [2 Peter 1:19]. In this prophetic growth continuum, we actualize the fullness of the Bright Morning Star, as YESHUA becomes our BELOVED in the Root of David [growing in us]; and, as we become the fruit of the BELOVED, the fruit of His Body, as [we grow as] the Offspring of David [Rev 22:16; Ps 132:11].

This inward creative formation in CHRIST JESUS is the necessary fabric of function and reality that governs the 5-fold ministry and, the body ministries; which, involve the operation of the gift-mix that YHWH is developing in our inward parts [see James 1:17-18; 1 Peter 4:10-11].

We must clearly understand that YESHUA is absolutely the Way, the Truth and the Life [John 14:6]. We must also clearly understand that the Light of the World is absolutely of YESHUA [John 8:12]. And, we must clearly understand that the spiritual DNA that ensures this outcome is absolutely of the life-giving Spirit of JESUS CHRIST.

[Operating the gift mix out of our spirit is flawed function operating out of the tree of good and evil!]

[And, all this flows from the fact that the fullness of YESHUA is to fill all-in-all and fill all things (see Eph 1:23; Eph 4:10); and, the fact that: He is before all things and, in Him all things hold together (Col 1:17, NASB) and by Him all things consist (Col 1:17, KJV)!]

This is why the life-giving Spirit of YESHUA is exclusively the Spirit of Prophecy, the basis of all of our potential through the fulfillment of the Law and the Prophets [see Matt 5:17-18; 2 Cor 1:20; Rom 3:21-22, KJV] – through faith in YESHUA MASHIAH, that actualizes the faith of YESHUA, through the substance of His fullness [which defines true function] in our inward parts [John 1:16, KJV+NKJV+NASB].

Galatians 2:16 [KJV] expresses this [reality of a faith exchange] with clarity: < 16 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ [see also John 1:16; 16:14], even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified. >

[For a fuller discussion on the faith of YESHUA, please download a free copy of my book: “Having the Faith of GOD” from our website:]

The faith of YESHUA is the faith that He personally authors and perfects (and finishes) into our hearts [see Heb 12:2a] even as HE mediates the New Covenant into the tablets of our heart [Heb 9:15a], as He responds to us as the Apostle and High Priest of our confession [see Heb 3:1]. Hence our potential to do all things through CHRIST who strengthens us [see Phil 4:13] as His life-giving Spirit is perfected and completed into the fabric of our being. Amen [Rev 3:14b].


Written By: James Niles

The Tabernacle School Of Ministry