Scriptures yet to be Fulfilled
by Fred Rapp | August 1, 2017
Eph 4:13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
Today’s Christianity will only rise to the level of one’s own ability. Man without outside help will never attain to the level this verse is speaking of. The actual fulfillment of this verse will be the result of abiding in the vine John 15:9. Jesus and His agape will bring us into a perfect man that is on par with Jesus Himself. Jesus lived and became what God wanted for man. This is the condition of the church that Jesus will raise up, John 6:39. This will be a glorious church without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, Ephesians 5:27.
The knowledge of the Son of God can only be acquired by abiding in the vine. This knowledge which is a full experiential knowledge of the Son of God is an inward through the heart knowledge that will produce abundant life in the believer. Agape is the spiritual source that will produce this reality. Paul wrote in Romans 5:5, “that God was pouring out into the heart His agape through the spirit that was given us.” Jesus is the vine and He is the spirit that was given us. Jesus sits on the right hand of God doing the work of God in the spirit providing the saints with the agape of God. Jesus is the mediator between God and man, 1 Timothy 2:5.
Jesus has entered the vail in heaven, His life, His death, His entering into the vale, is all done for us. It is the life we lost due to sin. Paul calls Jesus a forerunner, one who has gone to heaven and now occupies the position that is 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, Ephesians 1:21. We were foreknown before the worlds were, to be joint heirs with Christ. This last day move of God will produce the reality of Ephesians 4:13 in our lives and the world will know that we are the disciples of Christ.