and His Body, the church, are one in Him – and we are all complete in Him: for in Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him, Who works all things according to the counsel of His will, that we who first trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory.
Complete in Him
And the impossible reality in the lives of all who believe in Jesus, is that we are complete in Him, and the divine nature from above, the “DNA” of Christ Jesus is ours by birth and adoption, for we are His precious people; a holy nation – God’s special possession.
Having been, born into His family, gained the wonderful birthright of eternal life, and made complete in Him, we too have a body that is being prepared for us, in heaven.
we believe the opposite. Until we can accept that we are complete in Him..
we will think we are incomplete. Being accepted in Christ and complete in Him is the fixed status of all believers.. but chose to disbelieve the truth – and you will build up a lie in your mind.
Accepted in Christ
Until we can believe that we are accepted in the Beloved – we will be defeated. Until we can accept that we are Complete in Him – we will be incomplete. Believing that we are accepted in Christ – is simply trusting His Word as fact. Accepting that we are complete in Christ – is believing the Scripture as truth.
Gift of Grace
We don’t deserve His forgiveness or salvation, but it is His gift of grace to us, and because we are in Christ we have been brought to complete fullness. There is nothing lacking in the Christian, because we are complete in Him.
Complete in Him
To often however believers try to add something to Christ, as they did in Colossae, but when anything is added to the finished work of Christ it threatens our purity. We are complete in Him and purified in Him but all additions introduce a pollutant.
Hid in Christ
And it is this :– God’s children are ‘complete in Him’.
Now, complete means just that:- totally, absolutely, unconditionally complete in Christ. One old saint explained the fact of being ‘complete in Him’, this way:- First, the Lord Jesus is the source of our Christian life – we were born into Him.
God has made us complete in Him.
that we are Complete in Him, now.
And though we are initially ‘complete in Him‘.. we are ‘being changed into His likeness‘..
and we will become strong in faith, strong in love and strong in God. Oh that the God of hope may so supply us with the brimming fullness of Himself – that we will be complete in Him – with all joy and peace in believing – and that we may abound in hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.
We are raised in Him (Eph. 2:6); we are complete in Him (Col. 2:10); we are blessed with all spiritual blessings in Him (Eph. 1:3); the entire work regarding us is not done in us but in the Lord Jesus - the Father has done all in His Son.
The New Life
So too the believer – all he needs for maturity is encompassed in his new life. All a Christian needs – is in his new life in Christ – and he is complete in Him, for nothing can be added and nothing can be subtracted – for Christ is ALL in ALL. He is ALL we need and we are COMPLETE in Him.
It is not to be the old ‘ME’ but the new ‘ME’ that has supremacy in the life I live, so that it is not I that lives but Christ Who in me Galatians 2:20… so that it is not the old sin nature but the new Christlike nature that develops – for ye are in Christ and ye are complete in Him. Colossians 2:10
Jesus is the Starting and Ending - the Genesis and Revelation of our love. Jesus is the First and Last - the Origin and Objective of our life. Jesus is the Root and the Stem - the Plan and Purpose and Goal of all – For we are complete in Jesus. We are complete in Him. He is All in ALL.
Complete in Him
We were indeed made complete in Him at the conception and birth of our faith.
God, Himself, has made each and every blood-bought child complete in Him. For of Him are ye in Christ Jesus, Who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption. 1Cor.1:30
for we are complete in Jesus. We are complete in Him.
He will have no part in the old and we are only complete in Him – and all else must be put in the place of death. Some Christians learn this quicker than others. Some pass through life still kicking against the pricks of God’s sovereign will. Some would like to remain ‘complete in themselves‘ as well as being ‘complete in Him‘.
Sixth, that we are seated in heavenly places in Christ and Seventh, lost in wonder and in praise in the knowledge of Himself. So after the product of ‘initial faith‘ – is the processes of sanctifying faith. After initial ‘perfection in Him‘ – we are being made perfect by the Spirit. After initial ‘acceptance in Christ‘ – we are to ‘learn obedience’ in life. After initially being ‘complete in Him‘ – we are being changed into is likeness….
A tiny cornflower seed embodies the life of a cornflower within its fragile self. The little seed contains in full reproduction of the life from which it came. We too are complete in Him – and our life is hid with Christ in God, and like the cornflower seed, all of Christ is embodied within our “new man,” And we will be fully like Him when we see Him as He is.
Not only is our life positioned in Him – it is complete In Him. God has given us all that we need to live a holy and godly life: according as His divine power, He hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through knowledge of Him Who called us to glory and virtue. 2 Peter 1:3 If only we believed our life were truly complete in Him – and then, were to act on it.
for we know that the victory is already His, and so we know that the victory is already ours – for we are complete in Him. Colossians 2:10
Fullness of Godhead
And yet He does not only give us some of Himself – He gives to each of us, His all - for in Him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily, and ye are complete in Him, which is the Head of all principality and power Col.2:9
Let us rejoice and be glad that we have been saved by faith in His sacrificial death and glorious resurrection - for Christ is the Head of the Church and we are members of His body and in HIM we have all we need for life and godliness and we are complete in HIM - and accepted by God in HIM
The finished work of Christ does not only refer to our initial salvation, when we first believed, and ongoing sanctification; throughout our earthly life, – but Christ’s work at Calvary incorporates our final glorification; the redemption of our bodies, when Christ returns to claim the church as His bride – the time when we are officially adopted as sons of God – it is a complete package, because we are complete in Him!
We are filled by His Spirit and made complete in Him, Who is the head over all rule and authority, principality and power.
May we repent of any pride or neglect that has caused us to doubt the power, ability, wisdom, knowledge or truth of Christ Jesus our Lord, in Whom dwells all the treasures of God's wisdom, knowledge, strength and grace - and let us remember that we have been made complete in Him - for His praise and glory.
While incarcerated in prison, Paul lifted up his heart in earnest prayer for the Colossian Christians - for spiritual intelligence, for practical obedience, for moral excellence and that Christ may be crowned Lord of all in their lives - so that they might become complete in Him and attain unto spiritual maturity.
We were raised up to newness of life and are complete in Him - we have put on the new man in Christ and are seated with Him in heavenly realms and yet we walk this earth and are charged to keep on being renewed in our minds, and to put off the old self with its evil practices.