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Colossians 2:10 "ye are complete in him"


The greatest discovery that any human being can ever make is the discovery of the all sufficiency of

Christ. When God created human beings, He made them after His image and likeness. However, every

human being is created differently and, just as there are no two leaves on a tree alike, so are there no two

human beings created alike.


It was never God’s intention that a human being be anything within himself. In fact, in the creation of human beings, God left a great hole, as it were, that must be filled.

This means that all human beings were created with a woeful lacking, that lacking is Christ. Thus, the

New Testament is filled with the awesome message that except a human being is fulfilled and completed by Christ in him, he is not all there.


That great open hole and the depth of it is the explanation for how human beings become everything opposite to the image and likeness of God. This means that man is utterly worthless without Christ in him. Therefore, the message we bear is very simple, it is the same message Jesus said to Nicodemus, that except a man be born again, he cannot see or enter the things of God, or, we might add, he will never complete God’s purpose for him.


Because multitudes have not been born again, and further, because multitudes of born-again believers have not come to know Christ as their life, they have never fulfilled what God created them for. Scripture has made it very plain with its strongest message. The believer is in Christ, and Christ is in the believer; and now Paul says in these wonderful verses in Colossians 2 that it is only by Christ dwelling in the believer that the believer has ever reached his full-ness.


The fact that Christ is all is emphasized throughout the entire Epistle to the Colossians. Chapter 1, verse 18, says, “that in all things he might have the preeminence.” Verse 19 says, “in him should all fulness dwell.” And in Colossians 2:3, Paul says, “…in whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.”

Colossians 2:9 says, “in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.” And says that Christ is the head of all principalities and powers, and in 3:11 it says “Christ is all and in all.” These verses certainly leave no doubt as to the completeness that the human being must have in Christ.


This is not only something that the human being obtains when he becomes a Christian, which is

taught in all Christianity, but the fact that the human being never becomes what he is created to be

except Christ be in him is a message which is greatly needed today.


Scripture is most clear on this, that

only through the believer containing Christ does he become complete. Therefore, the Epistle to the Colossians is a positive presentation of the antidote to every form of heresy.

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