Updated: Feb 25, 2019
"And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all." (Ephesians 1:22-23)
Our opening Scripture is so powerful and so revealing. The Church is the fullness of Christ! What this means is that we're the completion of Christ-- Christ is the head, and we're the body, and when you put us together we the Christ in full. We're the fullness of Him that fills everything. What a blessed truth! I wish that all of God's children would understand this!
"And of His fullness have all we received, and grace for grace."
We've received of His fullness. No wonder Jesus spoke the words He did in John 5:26!
"For as the Father hath life in Himself; so hath He given to the Son to have life in Himself"
He was talking about inherent life. He's full of life. He's all of life, all of divinity. God the Father doesn't have any more life than Jesus has. Then we read in John 1:16 that we have received of His fullness. He's full of God, and that fullness has been passed on to us-- not in trickles, but in its entirety. If we had less life than He does, we couldn't be the fullness of Him, because the Scripture says, "...the Church, which is His body, the fullness of Him that fills all in all." Each one of us is filled in Him and with Him. You're in Him, and He's in you. This was God's plan, His idea and His dream from the foundation of the world, for us to be the fullness of Christ, and He accomplished it in Christ Jesus and by sending the Holy Spirit to live in us.
The Church is a supernatural body, and you're part of that body. You're full of God, not sickness or disease. You might have been told that you come from a poor family, so you can't really amount to anything in life; but that's not true! You belong to another family, the family of Christ (the Church)! In Christ, you're in wealth, splendor, prosperity, and glory. Hallelujah!
I've got treasures in me! The glory of God is in me, the life of God is in me. The Word of God is working in me, and I'm the reflection of the Word of God. I'm filled with Christ, and as He is, so am I in this world! My life is a continuous manifestation of Christ and the supernatural. Blessed be God!
Further Study: Psalm 82:6; 1 Corinthians 6:17; 1 John 4:17