HIS FULLNESS . . . IS OUR FULLNESS!

fullness blogI would like to share a word of encouragement with you today that can lift you above every wave of challenge that is rolling your way. It comes from the pen of the apostle Paul:

In Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and you have been given fullness in Christ, who is the head over every power and authority.(Colossians 2:9-10)

Take some time to consider this remarkable passage. Paul says that all the fullness of God—the sovereign Lord of all the universe, the Maker of heaven and earth and the seas and all that is in them—all of His fullness is in Christ and that those who have placed their trust in Christ’s atoning death on their behalf have been given this fullness!

Now, I don’t claim to know the depth of this fullness, nor would I be foolish enough to believe I (or any human being) would be able to plumb it; but whatever its depth, it is ours to dive into and draw strength from. HIS FULLNESS . . . IS OUR FULLNESS!

Now, we must not to think that we have been made like “little gods” who possess the attributes that only God Himself possesses, attributes such as omnipotence, omniscience, and omnipresence. We are still finite, fallible human beings. John Calvin explained it this way:

Having been given this fullness in Christ does not mean that the perfection of Christ is transfused into us, but that there are in Him resources from which we may be filled, that nothing be wanting in us.

In other words, in our union with Christ we have been given everything we need for living the life God has called us to live. HIS FULLNESS . . . IS OUR FULLNESS!

As children of Adam, we come into this world empty—spiritually bankrupt. We are born rebels on the run from God; we have no interest in the things of God until we are given fullness in Christ—a gift we receive from God by grace through faith.

Because of what God in Christ has done for us, you and I have been granted to “participate in the divine nature” (2 Peter 1:4), and we now have available to us everything we need to be what God is calling us to be. All that Jesus is—and He is EVERYTHING—we have available to us.

  • His wisdom . . . our guidance
  • His peace . . . our comfort
  • His presence . . . our consolation
  • His power . . . our protection
  • His faithfulness . . . our confidence
  • His cross . . . our trust
  • His love . . . our security

Let us drink fully and freely from our Fount of Every Blessing, rejoicing in the truth that HIS FULLNESS . . . IS OUR FULLNESS.

This is the Gospel. This is grace for your race. NEVER FORGET THAT . . . AMEN!

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