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The Love of Christ, the Fullness of God – Ephesians 3:18-19

In these verses, we reach the pinnacle of Paul’s prayer for the saints in Ephesus, and, indeed, the pinnacle and climax of all Christian experience.Martyn Lloyd-Jones, in one of his sermons on this text, rightly said, “There is no more staggering statement in the whole range of Scripture than this.”[1]It is something we could not dare to pray for were it not in Scripture itself.It is this: “that ye might be filled with all the fullness of God.”That is what Paul is ultimately praying for.The reason they needed to be strengthened with might by the Spirit in the inner man was so that Christ would dwell in their hearts by faith, so that, being rooted and grounded in love, they might be able to comprehend the love of Christ so that they would be filled with God’s fullness.It all leads to that.
Now it is important to see that the culmination of this prayer really explains what it means to be filled with all the fullness of God.The structure of Paul’s thought here requires that it be explaine…