YOU ARE COMPLETE IN CHRIST
WEDNESDAY 28 JULY 2021
Being complete in Christ is sharing in His fullness. It is proof that we partake of His divine nature. It is an expression of a wholeness found in Christ. As Christians, the Holy Spirit is fully resident in us as the Spirit of Christ. This is why it is very vital that we train ourselves to function in the Spirit on a continual basis. By doing so, we are filled up with the fullness of Christ.
Reference: Colossians 2:10 New American Standard Bible (NASB) "and in Him you have been made complete, and He is the head over every ruler and authority."
If indeed we have been made complete in Christ, why is it that so many Christians still feel discouraged, unwhole, inadequate or express a despairing Christian life? How can a Christian truly live as the complete or live the full life in Christ? The answer to these questions is the Holy Spirit. He is the One that empowers us and guides toward living the successful Christian life, with the sense of wholeness in Christ. Through our inseparable union with Christ, we form a complete and harmonious whole and this is simply an expression that brings us to the full life in Christ. Christ was adequate to justify and make us right with God and His Spirit in us perfects us as we live the saved life on a daily basis!
Being made complete in Christ means that you no longer function in hopelessness, rather Christ in you is the hope of glory. It means that you no longer lack anything good because Christ is your sufficiency (2 Corinthians 3:5 ESV). It means that we are not inadequate because we all have received of His fulness, and grace for grace (John 1:27 NIV). It means that we are no longer unwise because in Christ Jesus, Christ Himself has become for us wisdom from God (1 Corinthians 1:30 NKJV). In Christ, everything we require for effective Christian life is readily available; thus we are complete in Him.
Beloved, having been made complete in Christ, Paul is also reminding us of who Christ is: the head over every ruler and authority. Everything we see and every unseen thing are under His authority and at His command. Christ is the head of both the positive and negative supernatural powers. The Bible says in Colossians 1:17-20, "And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence. For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell." Shalom!
Scripture Reading - Matthew 28:18; Ephesians 1:19-21; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Romans 8:30; Colossians 2:15.
Guided Prayer: Dear Father in heaven, thank you for making me complete in Christ. Every day I live for Christ, knowing that He is all I need to have a fulfilled Christian life. Christ is infinite in wisdom, knowledge, ability, power and authority. My sufficiency is of Him and I rest in His power, knowing that I'm perfected in Him. Hallelujah!