By Marni Montanez
Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)
10 And it is in union with him that you have been made full ó he is the head of every rule and authority
New Living Translation (NLT)
10 So you also are complete through your union with Christ, who is the head over every ruler and authority.
This is an incredible statement.
If Christ is the head over all power and authority, than we, as His ambassadors on earth move in the same authority as He does because we are in Him.
Our fullness in Christ is the unhindered access we have to the Kingdom of God and all it offers. In His presence we have the position of victory because He is already victorious. Our position was established when He died on the cross for us. It is very important to know this. It is very important to believe it. If we donít, the enemy will use our insecurities against us and reign over our minds.
Positionally we are seated in heavenly places with Christ, but our wrong beliefs of who we are in Christ will keep us imprisoned in deception.
To be complete through our union with God is to be enveloped in His presence; submitted and surrendered to His character in us. In His presence we are surrounded by and in His nature. It is from this place that our heart is summoned to take on the countenance of God. We cannot understand things of the spirit in our flesh, but in His presence we are put in a vantage point and are able to understand things of the spirit.
The truth is that we have all power and authority right within our reach in Christ. We are a finished work. It is a matter of behaving as though we believe the truth; that Christ on the cross is a finished work and that we are as God says we are; complete and in this truth we can have confidence.
Challenge: Search the scriptures for who God says you are and repeat these verses to yourself over and over. Drink them into your soul.
The purpose of this series is to encourage people to live as loving, compassionate, and peacemaking children of God: Jesus tells us to pray, "Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven." (Matthew 6:10) God tells us through Micah (6:8), "He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God." And we know from Revelation 21:4 that there will be no more mourning, or crying, or pain, or death. Thus, Christian living requires us to set the standards of these conditions here on earth for our fellow human beings, and for the other animals, as a witness to the rest of the world. To do otherwise is not Christian.