Monday, October 21, 2013

Complete in Him

I believer in the Lord Jesus Christ is not just one who attends a church and has his name written in a membership book, but his name is written in heaven in the book of life. He is a new creation, with a new Spirit filled heart. We must keep our hearts by feeding the heart the word of God and submitting to the will of God.

Col 2:8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

To spoil in this verse is to be led away from the truth.
Beware of clever men of the world's thinking and empty deception, who follow man made rules and customs, after the accepted principles of the world, and not after Christ Jesus. Do you know that we have two minds? The natural mind often is swayed by the lusts and wrong thinking of the world's people. When you are in Christ there is the mind of the heart, the mind of the Spirit, that is called the mind of Christ. We renew our spiritual mind with the word of God. We submit to the Spirit in all our ways.

Rom 8:27  And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God

1Co 2:16  For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ. 

Jesus prayed to the Father for his own.

John 17:14 I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.

Col 2:9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.

Col 1:17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.

Col 1:18 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.
Col 1:19 For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell;

Col 2:10 And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:

Col 1:21 And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled

Col 1:22 In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:

Jesus has finished all that was needed to make us complete when he gave his life in our place on the cross. By faith we receive him into our hearts, and we are changed. We are complete in him. Now we are to be conformed to his image in all godly character. This is our spiritual fruit.

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