Superfluous . . .
Jesus came that you and I might have life, and more than that, a superfluous life.
The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows). John 10:10 (AMP)
The Greek word, perissos (Strong’s 4053), which is translated abundance (abundantly in the KJV) is full of powerful promise. It tells us that Jesus came to give us life (zoe = God life) excessively beyond our human understanding of life. A life that is more “superabundant (in quantity) or superior (in quality)” than anything we could experience in the natural realm of human existence without the indwelling presence of Christ, the Anointed One and His anointing.
Scripture teaches us that this life is exceeding abundantly above what we could know naturally and that it is, in fact, superfluous.
For something to be superfluous, it must be such that it cannot be added to because there is already more than enough. There is just too much to even consider wanting more.
Our God is not enough; He is more than enough. So much so that the true believer is unwilling to accept any attempt by anything, or anyone, to add on to Him (As though one could). As the song says, “He’s all I need, He’s all I need. Jesus is all I need.”
Faith is the only thing that can sound the depths of this place of provision, power, and peace. For faith, and faith alone, can lay hold of what is not seen and enjoy the substance of its reality before it is revealed to the senses:
Now faith is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things (we) hope for, being the proof of things (we) do not see and the conviction of their reality (faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses). Hebrews 11:1 (AMP)
Zoe . . .
Zoe, What and interesting word. It speaks of the eternal life that lights men:
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. . . . John 1:1-5 (KJV)
In this one Divine Person, Jesus the Christ, God revealed eternal life to humanity. In fact, He revealed His Eternal Person (nature) to all who accept the Son of God:
And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life. 1 John 5:20 (KJV)
Satan will do anything to steal the revelation of a superfluous life; kill our desire to press toward the mark of the high calling which will lead us to the superabundant, far over and above, and destroy every remembrance of the omnipotence and all-sufficiency of our God.
Now to Him Who, by (in consequence of) the (action of His) power that is at work within us, is able to (carry out His purpose and) do superabundantly, far over and above all that we (dare) ask or think (infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams)—Ephesians 3:20 (AMP)
Our inheritance is the superfluous life that was purchased by Jesus the Anointed One on Calvary’s Tree. “eye has not seen and ear has not heard and has not entered into the heart of man, (all that) God has prepared (made and keeps ready) . . .” (1 Corinthians 2:9 AMP).