Discipleship: Being taught and FILLED by our Master

The following is an excerpt from a post by Rick Joyner who I like to read from time to time even though I have my points of disagreement with him. He captures the insightful truth that our Christian call to discipleship is not primarily about being taught by a master, but being filled with our Master such that he dwells within us.

He writes:

We are told in Ephesians 3:16-19:

         that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man;

         so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love,

         may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth,

         and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God.

We are going to seek to comprehend the breadth and length and height and depth of the love of God with the ultimate purpose of being filled with the fullness of God. This is a concept too awesome to comprehend on our own, so it is something that the Lord must “grant” to us as we are told in verse 16. It also requires that we are strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man so that Christ dwells in our hearts, and we are rooted and grounded in love.

This might sum up the purpose of our discipleship. It is more than any earthly discipleship where we might be devoted to learning from a great master and becoming like the master, but here we are told that we are to be filled with our Master so that He dwells in us! This is such an awesome calling that even the angels marvel at it. The more we comprehend this, the more we must be compelled to seek it with all that is within us. -(Rick Joyner)

About StriderMTB

Hi, I'm Matt. "Strider" from Lord of the Rings is my favorite literary character of all time and for various reasons I write under the pseudonym "StriderMTB. As my blog suggests I seek to live out both the excitement and tension of a Christian walk with Christ in the 3rd world context of Asia. I started my blog as an unmarried man who was blessed to oversee an orphanage of amazing children in South-East Asia. As of 2022, I am a happily married man to an amazing missionary wife serving together on the mission field. I hate lima beans and love to pour milk over my ice-cream. I try to stay active in both reading and writing and this blog is a smattering of my many thoughts. I see the Kingdom of God as Jesus preached it and lived to be the only hope for a broken world and an apathetic church.
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