So why do you think that Jesus was given the fulness of God in bodily form? Let’s read the scripture before we go on: Colossians 1:19, “For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell;” I can hear the easy way out answer already coming across loud and not clear. No, the fulness of God was not given to Jesus so that he could be God, for He was already God before he was the Word made flesh: John 1:1-2, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God.” Yeah, Jesus was already God, he just stop driving automatically as God, and referred to driving manually in the power of God as a man would: you know how it is when it comes to driving manually, if you don’t go into the next gear when you should, you sure won’t be going anywhere in the fulness of power. So Jesus drove manually in the fulness of God in order to show you and me how to drive manually in the fulness of God too. Yeah, I like that too! Anyway, you have to read Colossians 1:19 correctly in order to get it, or you’ll never manually get out of 1st gear. You see, it didn’t please the Father that just in Jesus should all fulness dwell as so many of the members of the Body of Christ take it to mean as they remain in first and second gear for most of their walk in God. Oh no; however, it did please the Father that in Jesus should all fulness dwell in bodily form which is the way that the Father wants all of the members of the Body of Christ to take it. If I enter the interstate with a speed limit of 70 mph driving an automatic vehicle, I can just keep my foot on the gas pedal to build up to the speed I need, and be just fine; however, if I enter the interstate with a speed limit of 70 mph driving a manual vehicle, I will need to know by relationship with the hearing of the engine, when it is time to shift up to the next gear in order for me to reach the 70 fold speed of the fulness of the engine. And once you become so familiar with the process of changing in and out of the needed gears, it becomes smooth like clock work to change into the next gear. The big deal concerning the fulness of that engine isn’t just in the prototype model, Jesus, but the big deal concerning the fulness of that engine is in the production model, another comforter, The Holy Ghost. The fulness of God wasn’t just given to Jesus, but it was given to the body of Christ with Jesus being the head of his body. We all know the scripture of Jesus being baptized by John the Baptist, and how he saw the Spirit of God, the Holy Ghost, descending like a dove and resting on him: now Jesus will be able to change gears from the Word, and move into the higher Power gears. So the fulness of God was given to Jesus in bodily form in order to make a way for us to have access to the power of God: the bodily form will include all of the members that come to Jesus for salvation.
Jesus told the Apostles to not leave Jerusalem until they receive the promise of power, for there will be no automatic gear changing into a greater level of God’s fulness. The Apostles, like with us, still needed the next segment of the fulness of God to come in order for them to manually shift into that gear. And this is the reason why we each must shift into the needed gear as we go: the apostles were in Jesus already in bodily form, but it was Jesus who told them that they had to wait for the promise before they could take the Word beyond Jerusalem: Acts 1:4, “And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me.” So the fulness of God dwells within the Body of Christ for us all to shift gears in to, and out of as we need to as we are bringing to pass that in which we hope for. Jesus, your first relationship, is the prototype and head of the body; and he is responsible for producing prototype production models, who will be able to manually shift into the next gear at the right time. And this is the Big Deal to Jesus, and to the Father: they want to get all the member models producing as Jesus did. It is much more productive to send forth millions of producing members operating in the fulness of God than it is to keep Jesus here operating as one in the fulness of God: John 14:12, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.” Jesus also let us know that he had to leave earth in order for more of the fulness to come and comfort us: John 16:7, “Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.” We have to know when to shift from the Word gear into the Holy Ghost gear, and eventually into the Father gear. Jesus has made it quite clear concerning the fulness of God: you can not enter into another Godhead or gear unless you know when to get out of the current Godhead or gear; and also, you can not be complete in the fulness of God unless you come into relationship with each member of the Godhead: Father, Jesus, and the Holy Ghost. And the answer is no: just because you are in relationship with Jesus does not automatically make you be in relationship with the Holy Ghost or the Father. I personally know people who pray to the Father, but continue to do all there bringing to pass, that which they hope for, in first gear, the Word from Jesus. And receiving a thirty fold return may satisfy their immediate need, but if the Father has more to give, then that will eventually be needed also. One of my favorite readings in the Bible shows where even shifting down in the power gear of the Holy Ghost to soon will cut your results considerable: 2 Kings 13:18-19, “And he said, Take the arrows. And he took them. And he said unto the king of Israel, Smite upon the ground. And he smote thrice, and stayed.19 And the man of God was wroth with him, and said, Thou shouldest have smitten five or six times; then hadst thou smitten Syria till thou hadst consumed it: whereas now thou shalt smite Syria but thrice.” Once again, this is all about relationship with the Holy Ghost, which the anointed king was not privy to have at that time, and he would have needed to take his counsel from the Prophet standing right there. There will be times when you need to finish exhausting the Word from Jesus, or the Power move from the Holy Ghost before shifting up to what’s next. However, there is no rush to be anxious, for God, whatever your level of His fulness maybe, He got you: for when you are ready to shift up into Father, you need to know that the buck stops right here, and you need to believe it like you know it.
If first gear was not good enough for Jesus to let the Apostle go forth from Jerusalem in the Word without the power of the Holy Ghost, then it is not good enough for me to only go forth in the Word. I will need the MORE: I will need the Father. Father Completes The Expression Of The Divine Nature.
The Father Still Does Do The Body Good!