What Does Colossians 2:9 Mean?

because all the essence of deity inhabits him in bodily form.

Colossians 2:9(ISV)

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The syncretism and traditions of men do not have Christ as the focal point, and Paul was warning the Colossian believers not to adopt these basic, world philosophies of men or their legalistic laws, because they cloud the true concept of Christ, distort the biblical truth of the Lord Jesus in the mind of the believer, and they rob the Christian of a proper understanding of the wonderful sufficiency and amazing adequacy of Christ in the life of ALL believers.

Such unwholesome thinking prevents us from having the correct biblical view of Christ which is that within Him dwells ALL the fullness of the Godhead bodily. ALL the essence of the Deity inhabits the Lord Jesus in bodily form, the entire fullness of God's nature dwells bodily within CHRIST. 

Through the centuries, the truth of the Trinity has delighted some, perplexed others and is still today a cause for much discussion. We will never fully understand this wonderous mystery on this side of eternity, that our God in One God in Three Persons. That the Father, Son, and Spirit are eternally one, yet eternally distinct. But we can know this for sure; Jesus, in bodily form completely expresses the divine nature. ALL the fullness of the Godhead dwells in bodily form in the Lord Jesus, and IN HIM YOU HAVE BEEN MADE COMPLETE.

The legalistic traditions of men, foolish philosophies of the world, and false teachings in many churches prevent believers from coming to a true understanding of who they are in Christ, because these teachings reduce the sufficiency of Christ in the mind of the believer. These teachings rob the believer of the true perspective of all that Christ is in the Christian life. These philosophies add heavy burdens to believers by teaching that you have to add something more to the full, final, and finished work of Christ. But his finished work was sufficient. There is nothing you can do to add to it, to enhance it, or to fall out of favour and lose your salvation by something that you do, because IN HIM YOU HAVE BEEN MADE COMPLETE.

The world holds up a very different value system. Your spouse completes you, a child completes you, or even - you don't need anyone or anything else as you can find completeness within yourself. But all these worldly musings are falsehoods from the father of all lies. 

BUT the truth is laid out in the Scriptures and when you accept the truth from the Word of God - that ALL the essential essence of Deity inhabits the Lord Jesus in His bodily form, and that you have been made complete in Christ as fact, then you have the most wonderful security in God, which allows you to rest in the Lord Jesus.

For you know that in Christ ALL the total fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form, and IN CHRIST JESUS OUR LORD, YOU HAVE BEEN MADE COMPLETE. 

My Prayer

Loving Father, thank You for this wonderful truth that Christ is all I need. He is my completely sufficiency in all things, and in Christ, I have already been made complete simply because I trusted His name. In Jesus' name, AMEN.

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