Sunday, February 14, 2016

Complete in Him

Colossians 2:9-10 For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form, and in Him you have been made complete, and He is the head over all rule and authority.”


I read that the term “pleroo” simply means “to fill up.” We are “complete” with the power that “worketh in us” – Ephesians 3:20. Many passages amplify and reiterate this concept. Once we are “born again”, the creation miracle that is the second birth is sufficient for “all things that pertain to life and godliness” (2 Peter 1:3). As “newborn babes,” we must “desire the sincere milk of the word that [we] may grow thereby” (1 Peter 2:2). There is no instant maturity to be had, but the resources are innate to the “new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17).

The article said that the key to understanding and applying both the authority and the ability of this “complete” resource is “use.” That is, confidence grows as our senses are “exercised to discern both good and evil. All too often we apply the declaration “faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (Romans 10:17) only to the salvation moment. But that principle is the operative power throughout our lives. One of the great benefits of Sunday Worship at a local church is that we (still in our moral bodies and minds) drain our spiritual energy during the week, and the Sunday Service gives us that Holy Spirit “fill up” for the coming week.

The conclusion is that we are “filled up” because “all fullness” dwells in Christ (Colossians 1:19). We have been given “exceeding great and precious promises: that by these [we] might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust” (2 Peter 1:4). We are complete in Him.

In Christ, Brian

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