heart, we receive instruction through the Holy Spirit. Pulpit Commentary, verse. Attain, christ, christ's, complete, completeness, exceeding, filled. First we must receive power through the Holy Spirit to have the ability to receive Christ into our heart. (John 17:20-21) We see a picture of the church as the New Jerusalem in the book of Revelation.
As Jesus walked the earth His mission was to reveal the heart of His Father, the God of love. As you repent and accept the sacrifice Jesus made for your sins, you are moved into a greater manifestation of His presence, you come into the holy place. The paradox "to know which passeth knowledge implies that when he says "know he does not mean that we can adequately know; all we know is, that His love exceeds far our knowledge of it, and with even our fresh accessions of knowledge hereafter, will. Who can conceive that man should have attained to such a capacity by a mere process of evolution? But in its fullness it passeth knowledge; it is infinite, not to be grasped by mortal man, and therefore always presenting new fields to be explored, new depths to be fathomed. (1st John 2:5) When Jesus was asked who a neighbor is He told the story of the good Samaritan in Luke chapter. Many of you feel a deep desire to be filled with all the fullness of God. Blessed are the pure in heart, For they shall see God. Here again we see the connection between love and compassion.