Knowing and believing your completeness in Jesus Christ is vital. This knowledge provided in Colossians 2:10 (NKJV) is your identity in Christ. The verse specifically states that in Him, referring to Christ, you have been made complete. This is one of the many good news in the Bible that must be grasped wholeheartedly. It is the hope of the gospel, and we are encouraged not to shift away from it -Colossians 1:23.
You are complete in Christ not by your efforts but because all things hold together in Him Colossians 1:17; having the fullness of Deity in Him-Colossians 2:9. And all the treasures of knowledge and wisdom are hidden in Him- Colossians 2:3. This means in Christ, you are fulfilled. No more emptiness!
Jesus is more than sufficient
Just as today some Christians act as if Jesus Christ is not enough, so it was during the days of the early believers. There were some in Colossae who doubted the sufficiency of Christ, and therefore demanded rituals including circumcision, as necessary additions. In fact, their doubts led them to embrace some philosophies while strictly adhering to the traditions of men. Thus, they chose to follow the teachings of men instead of the teachings of Christ. This is why the Apostle Paul wrote that letter as a warning and also as a reminder of the fullness of Christ. He cautions us against allowing anyone to rob us of our adequacy in Christ.
Faith, Forgiveness, and Victory
To better appreciate our completeness in Christ, let’s explore three essential elements provided in Colossians chapter 2. The first element is found in verses 11-12. We learn that in Christ, our circumcision is not made with hands but made by Christ. This means circumcision is by faith in Christ alone. We know that the Old Testament ritual of physical circumcision is of no value unless one can obey the whole law perfectly. This is why Galatians 5:6 is emphatic that in Christ, faith expressing itself in love is more important. We are complete in Christ through faith in Christ Jesus.
The second is found in verses 13-14. We were dead in sins until God made us alive in Christ by forgiving us of all our sins. We are therefore complete in Christ because we are alive in Christ and sin-free in Him. Verse 9 of Romans chapter 5 affirms this truth when it says that we are justified by the blood of Jesus. Praise God! It’s only Jesus Christ who can set you free from sin and also declare you debt-free. We are complete in Christ through the forgiveness of our sins.
The third element of our completeness in Christ is found in verse 15. “He disarmed the rulers and authorities and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them in Him.” Through His death and resurrection, Jesus has gained victory over supernatural forces and evil agents working against you and me. We are winners because Jesus is a winner. We are therefore complete in Christ through victory over all evil powers and agents. What more can we ask for?
Dear Christian, it’s either Jesus did all the work, or He did nothing. It is not 95% of what Jesus did plus 5% of what you add to it. I choose to believe 100% that Jesus completed His assignment concerning my redemption, and that is why I am complete in Him. Jesus is all-sufficient.!
Enjoy your identity in Christ by accepting your completeness in Him. And remember, it is in Christ Jesus that you are complete. Therefore, remain in Him-Colossians 2:6-7.
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