That He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height—to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
—Ephesians 3:16-19 (NKJV)
The untouchable God of the Old Testament— the God of holiness—the God of infinite power—the God of forgiveness and healing——became freely and entirely accessible through the love of Jesus Christ. When we choose to receive His unconditional love, we were born again in our spirits (John 3:6). We became new in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17). We were forgiven of all our sins—healed of all our diseases—made whole and complete in all the fullness of God (Psalm 103:2-3). When we chose to believe in Christ’s finished work of Grace, we became one with Him in spirit (1 Corinthians 6:17).
Our human reasoning cannot discern the fullness of this love. We can only discern God's love, spiritually (Romans 8:6). When we allow the Word to mold us, it conforms us to His image (Romans 12:2) and convinces us of His love. We receive spiritual understanding and believe it in our hearts. His eternal love dwells in our hearts through faith. And when we grasp the revelation of God’s love in our inner man, we are strengthened and rooted in His love and are filled with all the fullness of God (Ephesians 3:16-19).
Do you believe this in your heart—in your inner man? That God gives you His love at no cost to you? Jesus paid the price for you to receive God’s love. The source for everything with which God loves you is His riches in glory. And that is the widest—the longest—the deepest—the highest source of all! God abundantly strengthens you with all His power! He lavishly forgives you with all the forgiveness His Son purchased for you. God generously heals you with all the healing Christ won on your behalf. He liberally provides from with His riches in glory. The Holy Spirit reveals to you the unending depth and length and height and width of the love of God that Jesus Christ gave His life for you to have.
“When God our Savior revealed his kindness and love, he saved us, not because of the righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He washed away our sins, giving us a new birth and new life through the Holy Spirit. He generously poured out the Spirit upon us through Jesus Christ our Savior. Because of his grace, he made us right in his sight and gave us confidence that we will inherit eternal life” (Titus 3:4-7, NLT).
The love of God is made known to us in the gift of His Son. To understand the depth of this unconditional love, we need a divine revelation of it. If we ask for that revelation and seek it, we shall find it. He never withholds the truth of His love! God desires us to have a supernatural understanding of His love because He desires a Spirit-to-spirit relationship with us (Ephesians 1:1-11).
God's love is not because of anything we have done. He is passionate about us because of His great mercy. Jesus washed away our sins and gave us new birth and life. The grace of Jesus forgives us and makes us right in God’s sight. It gives confident trust in our relationship with Jesus. Forgiven. Healed. His mercy has purchased new life for us. And God liberally pours His Spirit into our hearts.
We have the promise of everlasting life. But the overwhelming love of God is not just for heaven. We have an eternal relationship with God that is real. The abundant and overwhelming love of God is for us right now (John 10:10).
When we are rooted and grounded in spiritual understanding of God’s love, we believe we have received His love in all its fullness. We don’t doubt it. Human reasoning and feelings are overcome by spiritual truth. We rest and have peace in God’s love for us. Filled with all the fullness of God, we live the joy of His abundant life. We believe that our God shall provide everything we need according to His riches in glory (Philippians 4:19).
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ” (Ephesians 1:3, NKJV).
When we are rooted and grounded in spiritual understanding of God’s love, we comprehend the width and length and depth and height of that love. We know the love of Christ which passes human knowledge and that we are filled with all the fullness of God.
“Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us” (Ephesians 3:20)!
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