11 Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free, but Christ is all and in all.
24 Can anyone hide himself in secret places so that I will not see him?" says the Lord. "Do I not fill the heavens and earth?" says the Lord.
16 For by him all things were created that are in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether they are thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers. All things were created by him and for him;
17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
35 Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshing floors; and the wind carried them away, so that no place was found for them; and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth.1 [Christ is that mountain, and he fills the whole earth plus the heavens.]
26 He has made from one blood all nations of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined the allotted times and the boundaries of their habitation;
27 So that they should seek the Lord, and perhaps might feel after him and find him, though he is not far from every one of us. [Paul has just told us the single purpose of this life: to reach out and find God. From the Word of the Lord within: "The earth exists for the saints;" the earth exists to produce saints, who are sons of God with his Spirit in control of their thoughts, words, and deeds, thus to bring pleasure, honor, and glory to God. God is not found in sect meetings; God is not found in the Bible, which only testifies of Him. George Fox wrote: "The Father is in you all, Christ is in you, and the Kingdom of Heaven is in you; there, in your hearts, is where you will find them all. Know him there searching your hearts, and find him there trying your minds and hearts; incline your ears, and give ear to him there, who will render to everyone of you according to your words and works whether they are good or evil."]
28 For in him we live and move, and have our being;1 as certain of your own poets have said, 'For we are his offspring.'
|Ephesians 4:6 |
6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.2 [The Father is in you all — Christ is in you all, and the Kingdom of Heaven is in you; there, in your hearts, is where you will find them all. Know him there searching your hearts, and find him there trying your minds and hearts; incline your ears, and give ear to him there, who will render to everyone of you according to your words and works whether they are good or evil, (George Fox.]