I Am Perfect and Complete in Christ

Daily God Walk for Wednesday, October 12, 2011

 We proclaim him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ… and you have been given fullness in Christ, who is the head over every power and authority.  – Colossians 1:28, 2:10

 

It took a few years at the beginning of the church for the apostles to get a full understanding of the meaning of their faith. At first they thought receiving Jesus as the Christ was just an “add-on” to the Jewish faith, then God began reveal his intention to include all who believed in Christ into his kingdom.

When the apostles began accepting Gentiles into the faith they still had some things to learn about what God was doing. For a good while they felt that the Gentile believers would have to come under the law, observe its ordinances and its holy days. Then, after the council recorded in Acts 15, they were led by the Holy Spirit to only require Gentile believers to do four things. They sent out a letter which in part read:

“It seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us not to burden you with anything beyond the following requirements: You are to abstain from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals and from sexual immorality” (Acts15).

Slowly the early church leaders began to turn loose of the laws and traditions of the past and embrace a new covenant of faith. In the new covenant we are taught that we are given salvation and acceptance from God based upon his grace and not based upon our performance.

Paul is writing to the church at Colossae several decades after the church began and much understanding has been gained on the relationship with God granted those who have believed in Christ. Now he understands that believers are made perfect by their faith in Christ and in Christ they are complete.

Now we know that wee are made perfect, and complete in Christ. We are now the fullness of the representation of Christ on earth.

 Prayer: Thank you Lord that I am complete in Christ.

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