You are made complete in Him.
Colossians 2:9, “For in Christ all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form, and in Christ, you have been made complete, and He is the head over all rule and authority.”
An amazing statement – For in Christ all the fullness of God (Deity) lives in bodily form. In Christ, you were made complete.
Think about this statement! A wonderful and mind-boggling statement, right?[bctt tweet=”You have been made complete in Christ” username=”sam2017insights”]
Yes, Christ was pre-existent before the incarnation. Christ’s life didn’t begin at the time of his birth in Bethlehem. Read what Bible says about the eternal pre-existence of Christ in John 1:1, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He (the Word) was with God in the beginning. Through Him (the Word) all things were made; without Him (the word) nothing was made that has been made.”
Now we are curious who is the Word? John 1:14 says who is the Word in existence in the beginning of all. It says, “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” Now we got the answer to your question. The eternal Word ‘became flesh and dwelt among us, only Son, who came from the Father”. Who is this? Of course, Jesus Christ who is the eternal Son of God who was with the Father God all through the eternity, who became flesh and dwelt in this world for a period of time. Jesus Christ claimed Those who have seen me have the Father (John 14:9). Jesus said in John 14:6,“ I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”
Prophet Isaiah wrote about the pre-existence of Christ in the Bible way back in 8th century BC. Isaiah 9:6, “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” See, it says a son is given. He was always there He was given to us.
Bible says in John 1:18, “No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known”. Take a deep at Christ and His claims in the Bible. You will see and experience God if you come and accept Him as your savior.
Now, our passage in Colossian 2:9 affirm this truth – In Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form.” What a beautiful, wonderful and amazing statement! Do you want to see God? Look at Christ! Colossians 1:15 says, “He (Christ) is the image of the invisible God.”
Read the next verse and that is Colossians 2:10 – “and in Christ, you have been made complete”. Another translation says “and in Christ, you have been brought to fullness.” Another wonderful, amazing and mind-boggling statement right?
The background of the Book of Colossians is false teachers are creeping into the body of believers and suggesting they must keep human traditions, religious festivals, Sabbath days, and prohibition of certain foods in addition to faith in Christ, to make you complete in the presence of God.
However, Bible affirms this truth – a person who comes and accept Christ as his or her savior, he or she is complete in Christ like Christ is complete and full of God Himself. At the moment of your salvation, you are declared complete or full in Christ. A believer in Christ is declared not guilty and righteous. “This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe.” (Refer Romans 3:22-26 for details). God looks at you through Jesus Christ in whom the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form. You are declared holy and complete in the estimation of God. I know when we live in this world, we are not perfect in our experiences but in our position or standing before God, you are perfect and complete. Heaven and God made the verdict. Nothing more you need to do to earn more of God. We don’t get salvation step by step. Bible says at the time of your faith and trust in Christ, you got a complete savior and complete and full salvation forever and ever. You and I won’t be able to add or take away anything from this complete salvation available in and through faith in Christ alone. This is all sufficiency of Christ for a believer. You need nothing else. You only need Christ, Period!
Ponder the greatness of this verse again and again. It will amaze you and fascinate you.
“For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and in Christ, you have been brought to fullness.” Therefore do not let anyone judge you by things like religious festivals, New Moon celebration, Sabbath day observation and what to eat or not to eat. All these were shadows of the things to come. Shadows are no more needed because the reality – the salvation by faith in Christ alone is here now because Christ died, buried and resurrected to save you completely and fully. (Refer Colossians 2:16-17). The Gospel of Jesus Christ saves you once and for all. Let no false teachers deceive you with other human-made traditions or false teachings.
Christ is all-sufficient for you and your future is safe and secure.
Prayer time: “Lord, I understand you are all sufficient for me in this life. Everything for this life and afterlife I found in you. I have many imperfections. However, in and through Christ, Father you accepted me and in this, I rejoice today.”
If you never accepted Christ as your savior, Please pray like this.
“Lord Jesus, I believe you came into this world and died, buried and resurrected in order to make me complete. I accept you as my savior. Please come into my heart and save me.”
If you prayed this prayer, please got to contact/prayer page and kindly send me a note. I will be thrilled to hear from you.