THE HOLY SPIRIT EMPOWERS US TO EXPERIENCE ALL THE FULLNESS OF GOD.
16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge — that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Ephesians 3:16-19
The Holy Spirit will give you the power to experience all the fullness of God. “What does that mean?”
Have you ever thought ‘I know someone who is a Christian that seems to have more Spiritual power than I do?’ When you see other people and they seem to have just a little bit more of something than you do spiritually. Like when they pray, their prayers sound so powerful, you are thinking maybe if I were God, I would answer their prayers, they just sound powerful! Others, you may be in a conversation with them and they can just kind of quote Bible verses and they seem to know a Bible verse for everything; you’re like, “How do they do that?” Or, when something happens and something goes wrong, they are not shaken; they seem to have this real, deep Spiritual assurance. You are wondering, how is it that they seem to have more power than I do? The answer could be that they have more ‘power’ than you do. In reality, I believe there are many people who are more surrendered to the ‘power’ that is available by God, through the Holy Spirit than others
Basically, Christianity for so many people today is, “Yeah, I believe in God, yeah, I did the Jesus pray thing, check the box there, maybe got baptized, I joined a church, I read the Bible every now and then, and I try to be a good person.”
When you look at the lives of so many Christians, what you see is something that really doesn’t look much different than the rest of the world. Still hurting, still addicted, still filled with worries, still broke, still struggling, still struggling in marriages, no real faith, no real victory. Why? Why? No power, no power. So many people today don’t really understand who God is and what he has for you. “The Holy Spirit will give you power to experience all the fullness of God.”
Look what Paul prayed for the believers in Ephesus, in the verse above. Where does this power come from to be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God? The power through the Spirit.
There is the reality of the constant presence of God through the Holy Spirit that you can have with you, this peace that surpasses all human ability to understand that you can manifest the fruits of the Spirit; love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness and self control; that you can be led by the Spirit and walk by faith and not by sight, that you can have a joy unspeakable, that you can have a supernatural strength. That you can be rooted and established in the very secure love of Christ and you can live a supernatural life in this very natural world. You can never do it by your own strength, but there is another power that is available to you. Call on him and watch the Holy Spirit fill you, strengthen you, comfort you, guide you, counsel you and be your intercessor, as he empowers you to live the life that you are incapable of living on your own; one that will bring glory and honour to God in Heaven