Posted On June 29, 2021
Joh 3:34 For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him.
Jesus received the full power of the spirit, not just a measure (portion)
But we get portions of faith….
Rom 12:3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
And we get portions of grace…
Eph 4:7 But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.
But why? God is no respecter of persons….
Act 10:34 KJV Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:
It is because God set up Spiritual laws that govern His actions:
See notes 2 Corinthians 10:13
2Co 10:13 But we will not boast of things without our measure, but according to the measure of the rule which God hath distributed to us, a measure to reach even unto you.
The law of measures: Spiritual growth is a function of obedience.
See notes Romans 8:27
Rom 8:27 And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.
Strong’s Definition: From G5426; (mental) inclination or purpose: – (be, + be carnally, + be spiritually) mind (-ed).
Strong’s Definition: From G5424; to exercise the mind, that is, entertain or have a sentiment or opinion ; by implication to be (mentally) disposed (more or less earnestly in a certain direction);
intensively to interest oneself in (with concern or obedience): –
set the affection on, (be) care (-ful), (be like-, + be of one, + be of the same, + let this) mind (-ed, regard, savour, think.
See notes Ephesians 4:13
Eph 4:13 KJV Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
See notes Matthew 25:15
Mat 25:15 KJV And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey.
Eph 4:11-13 KJV 11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: 13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: