MANY DO NOT REALIZE THAT IN CHRIST, WE START COMPLETE. (Col 2:9) “For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.”
NOTICE THE ANALOGY; IF IN CHRIST DWELLS ALL THE FULLNESS OF THE GODHEAD BODILY; WE WHO ARE IN CHRIST ON THE OTHER ARE COMPLETE IN HIM.
THE MOMENT WE RECEIVE CHRIST AS OUR LORD AND SAVIOR, GOD PUTS US IN HIM; FOR THIS REASON, IN CHRIST WE ARE COMPLETE!
YOU SEE, AT THE CROSS GOD IMPUTED ALL OUR SINS IN CHRIST’S BODY AND RELEASED HIS WRATH ON HIM. CHRIST DRANK AND CONSUMED THE CUP OF GOD’S FURY AND SHOUTED, “IT IS FINISHED!” CHRIST SETTLED ALL OUR DEBTS LEGALLY, JUSTLY, AND RIGHTEOUSLY! (Isaiah 53:5-6, 10a) “But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed…………and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all……yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him and cause him to suffer”
GOD MADE CHRIST THE MEDIATOR OF THE NEW COVENANT WITH HIS BLOOD AND ONE OF ITS PROVISIONS SAYS, (Heb 8:12) “For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.”
AS AMBASSADORS OF CHRIST, GOD HAS COMMITTED TO US HIS MESSAGE OF RECONCILIATION; THAT IN CHRIST, GOD IS NOT COUNTING MEN’S SINS AGAINST THEM. (2Cor 5:19) “God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation.”
IT’S ALL ABOUT JESUS!