14 For this reason, I fall on my knees before the Father, 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth receives its character. 16 I pray that from the treasures of his glory he will empower you with inner strength by his Spirit, 17 so that the Messiah may live in your hearts through your trusting. Also I pray that you will be rooted and founded in love, 18 so that you, with all God's people, will be given strength to grasp the breadth, length, height and depth of the Messiah's love, 19 yes, to know it, even though it is beyond all knowing, so that you will be filled with all the fullness of God.
Ephesians 3:14-19 [Complete Jewish Bible]
My holy people; there is much for you to learn about the Kingdom. The first is how much I truly love you. To the extent you know how very much I love you ... is the extent you will know My fullness. Also to the extent you know how very much I love others ... is the extent you will know My fullness. Also to the extent you know how very much I love the lost ... is the extent you will know My fullness. Also to the extent you know how very much I love the Church ... is the extent you will know My fullness.
To know My multi-faceted love is to be filled with all the fullness of God. You see, it is not as many have told you - it is not just about My love for you. No, you must learn to scale the heights, plunge the depths and search out the breadth of My love to know these things. I have so much more than most see or understand. As long as you look only to those things that affect you, you do not know the extent of My love. Turn loose of the reigns of your heart and allow Me to fill your heart with My love.
I love the lost ... yes, even while they are outside the bounds of My Kingdom. I sent My Son to die for them. I have sent My holy people to them. Far too many of My holy people shrink back from this wonderful privilege and fail to know the extent of My love for the lost. Those that share My love for the lost have a daily glimpse of heaven. They know the love of God for the lost and have a great heart of compassion. They experience this aspect of My fullness as they conduct their lives. Welcoming interruption from the daily grind to become ambassadors for Me.
I love the Church. Yes, even with all its failings and the rantings of religious leaders - I love the Church. My Son laid down His life so that the Church could be established. Those that know My love for the Church recognize the brokenness of My Great Heart. Each day they see a fresh picture of My brokenness toward My holy people. Ever desiring their closeness, their respect, their love and their allegiance - most of the time I never receive it. Still, My Great Heart pursues My Church, for in it are the seeds of the Kingdom and out of it will come the greatest blessings upon mankind.
Oh, to really know the fullness and extent of My love, is to be filled with all the fullness of God. Many are pursuing many things at this time. The only true motivator is love. My holy people; turn loose of all the other motivations you have and learn of Me. Turn loose of your preacher shows, your notoriety, your programs and your rules and regulations. Then embrace the fullness of My love. Come to the altar with weeping, with brokenness, with compassion and with My love. Come and I will not turn you away. Come and I will surely fill you with all the fullness of God.
Seek My Face. Call upon My Name. Become motivated by My love.
Keep radically following Jesus!
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