Christ will make His home in your hearts as you trust in Him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong – Ephesians 3:17. NLT
Verse 18-19 reads thus; ‘And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep His love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.
‘God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. This is God’s love for our unsaved state. But sons on the other hand get to experience the weight of this love. It is in abiding in Him as God’s children do/ought to do, that we get the opportunity to peel off and experience the luxuries of this love layer by layer through the Word. A by the by believer is neither here nor there with their faith because they lack knowledge, understanding and the experience of the unfolding mysteries of the faith. This is why they can be easily swayed.
If people knew the glory, the peace, the joy, the protection, the preferential treatment, the blessedness, the crowded (in the sense that we are never left to ourselves) state of being in Christ, they would at least understand our tenacity by a fraction of a fraction. The Holy Spirit ministered to my spirit that those in hell didn’t end up there because the Father didn’t love them, no, as a matter of fact He still does. They simply failed to rid themselves of the entangling sin that weighed them down to the pit, by failing to respond accordingly to His love.
Those who would respond actively to the Word of life receive love. We receive abundant, overflowing and lavish love. This is the love available to all who would believe. Those who would deem this love precious, find refuge in the shadow of His wings to feast from the abundance of His house, and drink from the rivers of delight. They have the blessed assurance of the endurance of this love, and are confident that nothing will separate them from this love. It’s an experience to be had!