The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.
We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only,
who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another.
JOHN 1:14, 16
We are enjoying our “Mardi Gras Saturation Services” at Victory Fellowship this year. Sunday was an amazing day of worship with Leeland. Sunday night the Lord came down and ministered powerfully to me. I don’t really have words to express what I received, I felt His incredible nearness and love and an incredible sense of expectancy. Monday night our brother Mitko from Bulgaria ministered to us. He shared about an expectancy of something new in the body of Christ. He described a fresh move characterized by a deep rooted joy and satisfaction in God. The kind of joy that keeps you and empowers you in whatever circumstances you may find yourself in. I guess if I had to label what I am hearing with a word I would have to say ’fullness’. I am being drawn to another degree of fullness in my experience of Christ. Here is how Andrew Murray explained this fulness available to us in Christ.
“Some receive Christ in terms of the forgiveness of sin and the hope of heaven, yet know little of His fullness and the wealth that is to be found in Him. Others will sacrifice everything in order to be able to say, “From the fullness of his grace we have … received one blessing after another.” Paul was such a one. He said, ‘I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord’. Such is the Christian who perceives and desires to be united to the Christ who, in His fullness and love, was utterly devoted to the Father and humankind. Have you come to know the Christ in whom such fullness dwells? Or do you live as a pauper, largely dependent on the world for your joy? It is God’s will that Christ should fill all things, including your heart and its needs! Allow the Holy Spirit to imprint deeply upon your heart the words of our text in all its fullness.”
The world is becoming less and less stable, and to me, less inviting. My heart cries out for another measure of Christ and His joy. Don’t get me wrong, I have drunk deeply from His fountain but I know there is more. He is calling us and this increasing thirst I feel in His body confirms there is more of God on the way.