Colossians 2:9-10 (NIV) 9 For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, 10 and in Christ you have been brought to fullness. He is the head over every power and authority.
Hey, welcome to The Simple Truth. I’m Julie Carruth.
In Colossians, we’ve been witnessing the agony that the Apostle Paul experiences concerning the false teachings infiltrating the church at Colossae. Before these believers committed their lives to Christ, they had lived a life believing that many forms of spirits controlled their lives. And they continued living in fear of the power they believed these spirits had over them.
But Paul refutes that way of thinking. Yesterday in verse 9, Paul taught us that ALL of God dwells fully in Christ. And he continues in verse ten with, “in Christ, you have been brought to fullness. He is the head over every power and authority.”
So, Paul says not only does God live fully in Christ, but the believers share in that same fullness as followers of Christ.
The Greek tense here indicates that this is something that was done to you and it has consequences all the way into the future. Meaning that when you gave your life to Christ, Christ was placed in you at that very moment. It’s done. Now, in this present moment, you have the fullness of Christ in you.
Paul’s point to the believers in Colossae was that you do not need to find spiritual fulfillment or salvation from false, empty philosophies or religious rituals. And contrary to what the false teachers were telling them, they did not need to look to other spiritual beings for help. You also don’t need to believe the lies that there are degrees of initiation or rituals that you need to perform to get completely God. The fullness of Christ lives in you, and because of your direct access to God through Christ, you never need to fear evil found in the supernatural realm. Christ is THE head over every power and authority over everything.
So, your Simple Truth for today: In Christ, you are complete. His fullness lives within you. There is nothing that will fulfill you like him.
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