Tuesday, January 27, 2015

We Are Complete in Christ

"And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:" (Colossians 2: 10)

Many of us look at ourselves, our lack of funds, our bodies, or our circumstances, and conclude: "I am not good enough."

In Christ, however, we find that we are, and have more than enough:

"9And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 10Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong." (2 Corinthians 12: 9-10)


We have to remember that we do not make ourselves, but rather we have a wonderful maker:

"3Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture." (Psalm 100: 3)

and also

"I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well." (Psalm 139: 14)

The focus in our lives is on Jesus, and finding that in Him, we are blessed and made perfect:

"3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ." (Ephesians 1: 3)


"For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified." (Hebrews 10: 14)

How do we grow in grace? As we know more of Jesus:

"But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen." (2 Peter 3: 18)

Peter repeated this truth at the beginning of the Second Epistle:

"1Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ: 2Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord," (2 Peter 2: 1-2)

We are complete in Christ, not in ourselves, and therefore, Paul invites us to see Him:

"But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord." (2 Corinthians 3: 18)

Instead of fixing ourselves, we are called to see all that we have in Christ:

"That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus." (Philemon 6)

Enjoy your complete status in Christ, and gain a revelation of all that He has given you.

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