Thursday, January 15, 2009

Fullness

". . . that you may be filled with all the fullness of God." Ephesians 3:19

"The definition of 'fullness' is neither superiority nor maturity but stretchability. It means we have allowed the Holy Spirit to renew the wineskins of our souls, to expand the vision of our understanding, to enlarge our heart for Christ and his redeemed, and to extend our reach to the world.

Joel prophesied that a final harvest will be reaped someday. Whether it will be in our time remains to be seen, but this much is sure: it will be harvested by those upon whom the Holy Spirit is outpoured at a measure of fullness unrealized by any previous generation since Pentecost. It will be a measure of fullness that is received by people too thirsty for God to mind the fact that the taste of new wine is never as mellow as the old."

Jack Hayford, A Passion For Fullness, page 12.