There is a reference to the fullness of Christ in Ephesians 1:23, specifically.
What exactly is the fullness of Christ?
Do we get to see this occurrence? Will we see it with our own eyes?
Yes indeed, as we are little stones in His Temple, the body of Christ!The context of Ephesians 1 and the meaning of the Greek word translated fullness gives us the answer to this question.
Eph 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: (KJV)
Here Christ blesses us with all spiritual blessings.
Eph 1:4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: (KJV)
Explains who receives these blessings it is the chosen who make up the church or body of Christ.
Eph 1:7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace; (KJV)
Part of the blessing is Christ's redemption of us from our sins.
Eph 1:12 That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ. (KJV)
All that Christ has done in us as a church brings glory to Christ.
Many more gifts are mentioned that we receive through Christ.
Eph 1:19-23 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, 20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, 21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: 22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, 23 Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all. (KJV)
So the body is not Christ's physical body, but the body of Christ (the Church). That fullness that we have is all the spiritual blessings, fullness of Christ's redemption, fullness of Christ's great power that he has towards us that believe for Christ works in us mightily.
My suggestion is that the Fullness of Christ is that everything has been completed through Christ. So yes, in part. The fruits of the spirit are blessings of His presence dwelling within us for His glory through us but the spiritual blessing is that we have an open door policy to the Throne Room of God and are forgiven by Him. He tells us to come boldly before the Throne of Grace (Hebrews 4:16).So what are all these spiritual blessings ?
Are they just the fruits of the spirit?
Or is there others?
I have found that most often, it seems, the more deprived we are the more equipped we are for worshipping God and seeing Him in our lives. Fasting is a good example of when the body is deprived the spirit comes alive. Or when the church is persecuted how united it becomes.And....
grieving, hungry or poor in spirit are all spiritual blessings as I’ve just read one of beatitudes.
well, it dosent seem that way when you are in the throes of them.
so, It’s true then...
God makes us uncomfortable in order to grow