What Does Colossians 2:9 Mean?

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

Colossians 2:9(ISV)

Verse Thoughts

The syncretism and traditions of men do not have Christ as the focal point and Paul was warning the Colossian believers not adopted these basic, world philosophies of men or their legalistic laws, because they cloud the true concept of Christ and distort the biblical truth of the Lord Jesus in the mind of the believer - 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 - in the Lord Jesus all the fullness of the Godhead dwells in bodily form: 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 that are in Christ, because these teachings reduce the sufficiency of Christ in the mind of the believer - (i.e. they rob him of the true perspective of all that Christ in in the Christian life), and IN HIM YOU HAVE BEEN MADE COMPLETE.

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 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 tao 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, that He is my completely sufficiency in all things and that in Christ I have already been made complete, simply because I trusted His name. Thank You Father, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

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