The Fullness of God
Our God is eternal, He has not had a beginning and will never have an ending. He is Jehovah, the eternally self-existing God. He is all-sufficient, self-sufficient, and ever-sufficient God of the universe. "He counts the number of the stars, He gives names to all of them. Great is our Lord and abundant in strength; His understanding is infinite” (Psa. 147:4,5). He has never lacked anything, and never will lack anything. "The earth is the Lord's, and all it contains, the world, and those who dwell in it” (Psa. 24:1). And most importantly for us, He has made a way to reconcile us through faith in His Son Jesus that we might be called the children of God. Eternal life, and that we would never perish, and that no one could ever snatch us out of His hand has been guaranteed to us though His great and precious promises.
"But while dead in our sins and in the uncircumcision of our flesh, He has made us alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our transgressions” (Col. 2:13). Our souls can surely return to their rest, for they were in turmoil with their creator who made us in His image, because the Lord has dealt bountifully with us. Because He has rescued our soul from death, our eyes from tears, and our feet from stumbling (Psa. 116:7,8). C.H. Surgeon said, "There is a fullness of atoning efficacy in His blood, for the blood of Jesus Christ cleanses us from all sin. There is a fullness of justifying righteousness in His life, for there is therefore now no condemnation to them that are in Christ Jesus." And, "He put all things in subjection under His feet, and gave Him as head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all” (Eph. 1:22,23).
So along side Him doing all things bountifully for us, He also does things abundantly for us. It seems if we ask but for a few crumbs, He gives us a full loaf. He never gives less than He promises, but often gives more. "Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think (I like to add the word imagine here, too) according to the power that works within us” (Eph. 3:20). For He has filled us with Himself in the form of the Holy Spirit, another Helper of the exact kind as was Jesus, to do those things that we are needful of. C.H. Spurgeon said, "There is a fullness of divine prevalence in His plea, for He is able to save to the uttermost them that come unto God by Him; seeing He ever lived to make intercession for them. There is a fullness of victory in His death, for through death He destroyed him that had the power of death, that is the devil." We see once again from the Scriptures that He is not only willing, but able to perform that which most concerns us.
So, along side doing things for us bountifully, and abundantly, He also does not sparingly withhold any good and perfect gift that comes down from the Father of lights above. "HE who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things” (Rom.8:32). He does not withhold any good thing from him who walks uprightly (Psa. 84:11). He who will by no means clear the guilty (Ex.34:7), will by no means afflict the innocent. He did indeed spare the axe when His justice could easily have been carried out in saying , cut the tree down, for why does it even use up the ground? (Luke 13:7). What a wonderful love He has for us. He has given us so much and spared us from so much as well. He is indeed our portion, an all sufficient, all needful, all necessary portion to us. English Puritan Thomas Brooks said, "The lack of an earthly portion may trouble me, but the lack of God for my portion will damn me." Remember that He is always for you as a believer, and never against you.
Elder Randy Slak