Complete in Him!
For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily
form, and in Him you have been made complete. Col. 2:9-10
This is a mighty word against all the preaching you meet to day,
that says it is not enough just to have come to faith in Jesus - you
must also have a particular fullness of the Holy Spirit in addition.
But here it is written: «in Him
you have been made complete (been
filled (Norw. transl.))!» And then: what fullness is it? Yes, in
Him that fills you, you faithful friend of Jesus, all
the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form!
What is more than all
the fullness of Deity?
What a Christian on the contrary is called to, is to let the Spirit
he received by the faith in Jesus Christ, fill him! But it is something
completely different to take in use more of what you already have, than
to seek something you have not received yet!
Jesus, when He speaks about the coming of the Spirit, and His
continuing presence in our heart - that He will not leave us as orphans
- then He says: «I will
come to you!» (John 14:18).
You are permitted to believe this, you who have taken your refuge
in Jesus, that you are completed in Him! That all
the fullness of Deity dwells in you, by Him!
Yes, but I am so weak and miserable! No wonder that you are focused
on this, when you believe this lie - that its possibly something you
Now you are allowed to look at the word in this text in stead, and
know from Gods own Word, that it is exactly this, your weakness and
misery, that is the opening so this fullness can fill you completely! (2
You see, it is not in yourself - where you usually look for it -
you have this fullness, but in Jesus!
If the devil cannot hit you from one side, he will try to hit you
from the other. But stay close to the Word, and you will see that what
is written, will also happen!
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