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Fullness For The Family (via Daniel Bush & Noel Due)

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Anything from Noel Due is worth reading.

You can hardly believe that the church is God’s fullness if you look with the eyes of sight. It always looks weak and beggarly – full of failure, no God. Yet because it’s the family of the Father, because it is inseparably the bride of Christ, because it is the spiritual dwelling place of the Spirit, it is, in fact, “the fullness of him who fills all in all” (Ephesians 1:23).
Because Jesus is the head over all things for the Church, all of the world’s happenings, from the rise and fall of nations to the smoking of volcanoes (Psalms 144:5; 104:32), occur for the good of the Church. When he appoints the boundaries and habitations of the nations (Deuteronomy 32:8; Acts 17:26), it’s for the good of the Church. When he gives power to one of the enemies of the Church that they might rule over it for a season, he’s doing it to bless the Church. Every fibre of Christ’s being is towards us and for us. His every thought, intention, and affection is to bless us, to love us, to fill us, to inhabit us, to pour himself into us. There is absolutely nothing outside of his sovereign control, and he’s been set as head over all things for the express purpose of blessing the Church.

Embracing God As Father, Daniel Bush & Noel Due, Lexham Press, 2015, pg. 26

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