PAULINE REVELATIONS 32

KEY SCRIPTURE: Colossians 2:9 “For in him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily”.

For in Him (Jesus Christ) dwells the fullness of the Godhead bodily.

The word ‘Godhead’ means deity or divinity. The word ‘fullness’ also means completeness, abundance or filled to capacity. This scripture could be said this way, “he is the manifestation of God in a bodily form”. He is not just a representative of the original but the real divine one in a bodily form.

Jesus is God.

 Colossians 1:15 — 19 throws more light on His deity and the fact that He (Jesus) is the creator of all things. Colossians 1:15 says “Who is the image of the invisible God, the first born of every creature”. This issue of Jesus being the first born of every creature has been misunderstood by some people, especially the Jehovah’s witnesses. They claim Jesus is a creature.

 Well to understand the meaning and import of certain statements you must read further.  Colossians 1:16 reads “For by Him were all things created. The word by is the Greek word “En” which means “IN” in English. It could be translated as follows, “for in Him were all things created”. He states “…….that are in heaven and that are in earth, visible and invisible whether they be thrones or dominions or principalities or powers all things were created by Him and for Him”.

Please consider this, how could He be a creature and all things would be created” IN” Him and then “by ” Him. Colossians 1:17 also reads “And He is before all things and by (in) Him all things consist”. Jesus is not a creature but the creator. Col 1:19 also teaches that “For it pleased the Father that in Him should all fullness dwell”. Note: The whole fullness of deity or divinity dwells in Him in bodily form. He is God in a bodily form. Let’s look at 1st Timothy 3:16 ” And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles believed on in the world, received up into glory”.

Beloved, this scripture undoubtedly refers to our Lord Jesus. He is God in bodily form.

CONFESSION

Jesus is God who became man. He died for me and bought me with His blood. This makes me very precious and my salvation the dearest thing or experience on this earth. I would continue to keep faith with Him and live to glorify His name.

FURTHER STUDIES.

John 1:14 “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth”.

John 1:1, 3 ” In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made”.

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