Speaking of Jesus Christ: "For he whom
God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the
Spirit by measure [unto him]." (John 3:34)
This verse implies that we received
a smaller measure, even smaller than that and
here is why: "He that cometh from above is above all: he
that is of the earth is earthly, and speaketh of the earth: he
that cometh from heaven is above all." (John
Here John tells us that we can't begin to
speak of heavenly things because we are earthly
until we lay these bodies down. And here is proof of that: Still
speaking of Jesus, "And what he hath seen and heard,
that he testifieth; and no man receiveth his testimony."
(John 3:32) Interesting, no man receiveth
his testimony even though we have a small measure of the
fullness of faith, which means our measure is pretty minute.
Again Scripture reassures us that we "all"
have received and still cannot hear
our Master's testimony. "And of his fulness
have all we received, and grace for grace." (John
1:16) "The Father loveth the Son, and hath
given all things into his hand. He that believeth
on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth
not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth
on him." (John 3:35,36)
In Colossians we find that we are complete, which means we
do not need to be slain in the spirit or think there are
differences. Some say that we all have to speak in tongues
or have to have the power coming through us to put people
under the power as a sign of truly being saved. "For
it pleased [the Father] that in him should
all fulness dwell;" (Colossians
1:19) "For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the
Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in him, which is the head
of all principality and power:" (Colossians
"When Christ, [who is] our life, shall appear, then shall
ye also appear with him in glory. Mortify therefore your
members which are upon the earth; fornication,
uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence,
and covetousness, which is idolatry: For which things'
sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:
In the which ye also walked some time, when
ye lived in them.
"But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath,
malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.
"Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off
the old man with his deeds; And have put on the new
[man], which is renewed in knowledge after the image of
him that created him: Where there is neither Greek nor
Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian,
bond [nor] free: but Christ [is] all, and in all.
"Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and
beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind,
meekness, longsuffering; Forbearing one another, and forgiving
one another, if any man have a quarrel against any:
even as Christ forgave you, so also [do] ye.
And above all these things [put on] charity, which
is the bond of perfectness. And let the peace of God rule
in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body;
and be ye thankful.
"Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom;
teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and
spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, [do] all in
the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks
to God and the Father by him." (Colossians