That He Might Fill All Things
by T. Austin-Sparks
"Clearly this phrase is itself indicative of the greatness of the Lord Jesus: 'That He might fill all things.' The final 'all things'. It is impossible to get outside of that! It is final: there is no more that can be added. 'All things' just means what it says - everything. This eternal, divine determination and design, which has been revealed to the apostle, is to be that Christ does fill all things. It is the predeterminate counsel of God that He shall. God hath, it is said elsewhere, 'appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by the man whom he hath ordained' Acts 17:31. That is the Lord Jesus. This phrase is therefore indicative of the greatness of Christ."