An equipping ministry to Disciple the Church.
A mission base to Send the Church.
And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church, 23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.
He who descended is the one who also ascended far above all the heavens, that he might fill all things.)
The Lord has it in his mind and in his heart to fill all things in heaven and on earth.
He will fill it with his presence particularly with his glory and his government.
Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.
For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.
Scriptures reveal that the Lord has been pursuing dwelling on earth and increasing his presence in it from the book of Genesis onward.
1) A Garden in Eden
2) A Tent in Moses' Generation –
And let them make me a sanctuary, that I may dwell in their midst. 9 Exactly as I show you concerning the pattern of the tabernacle, and of all its furniture, so you shall make it.
3) A Temple in Jerusalem
4) A Jewish Man, Jesus –
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
5) A People called the church
6) A City called the New Jerusalem
7) A Planet called Earth
We are at #5 right now. It is important to know that we are at #5 and all that that means and requires.
The Lord Jesus, under the direction of his Father, is filling his body, the Church, with his presence (Spirit)
He is filling us with his presence so that we might fill this earth and age with his presence
Again, Look at Ephesians 1:22-23. We are his means of filling everything. So we must be filled ourselves.
The commitment of Jesus to the Father’s will that he fill all things is the explanation for many things that seem unexplainable in our lives.
The Lord is committed to filling us and causing us to be carriers of his presence everywhere we go.
Before he fills he often must empty us.
Psalms 4:1 in the Darby Translation says, “...in pressure thou hast enlarged me...”
One of the purposes of trial is to enlarge your capacity for his presence.
John 15:2 says, “... and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes that it may bear more fruit...”
One of the purposes of painful loss is for the increased ability to bear the fruit of his presence.
One of our central prayers should be: fill me with the Holy Spirit. Remove from me, Lord, anything that quenches or grieves your presence.
Fill me, fill me, fill me, with your holy presence!