“Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Ghost” Titus 3:5
LIGHT FOR NOW: Upon salvation, the believer was filled to completion by Jesus.
A vital fact comprehended in the course of these studies is that regeneration is the spirit at work in the believer. Upon salvation, the believer is sealed with the Holy Spirit and such a believer was filled to completion by Jesus.
Furthermore, it is clear that at salvation, the Holy Spirit gives life to the dead man and that is regeneration. The Holy Spirit changes the condition that has affected his nature. A careful analysis of Paul’s words in Ephesians 2 will put further elucidation to this subject under study, it reads: “And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air; the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: Among whom also we all had our conversation in time past in the lust of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. But for God who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us. Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ (by grace ye are saved)” (Ephesians 2:1-5).
Now, let us observe verse 1 at this point in this study. Observe here that the words “hath he quickened” is italicized, which means it was inserted by the King James Version of the books of the bible and thus was not in the original manuscript.
However, a proper contextual reading will be to read Ephesians 1:23 into Ephesians 2:1; it should read like this “which is his body, the fullness of him that filleth all in all and you who were dead in trespasses and sins”. The word “fullness” (in Ephesians 1:23) is the word “pleroma” in the Greek. This word implies completion; it was used to refer to the content that fills a thing. This explains his use of the word “filleth”. This word “filleth” was translated from the Greek word “pleroo”.
The word “pleroo” means to make replete; that is, to cram or level up (a hollow). In essence, what Paul meant was that Jesus fills the believer to completion upon salvation. Thus, at the point of salvation, the regenerated man (that is, the believer) was filled with the totality of Christ in him. Jesus filled us to completion the day we believed in the gospel of Christ. Hallelujah!!!
INSTRUCTION: You have been filled with all of God; acknowledge this.
PRAYER: Thank you Lord for filling me with you to completion. I am not less of you; I am not empty of your love; therefore, I am a walking expression of your personality on earth, in Jesus name, Amen!
QUOTE: Upon the resurrection where salvation is found, the new creation was filled to completion by Jesus.
DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: JOHN CHAPTER 14; EVENING: 1CORINTHIANS CHAPTER 3