I Am Complete

“and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power…”  Col 2:10

Introduction

It is imperative for God’s elect in the Gospel of God’s Righteousness that comprises Jesus’ baptism, death and resurrection to know they are complete in Christ.  When God’s elect look at themselves, what do they see?  Do they see someone who is imperfect and lacking in many areas or someone who is whole and complete in Christ?  Unfortunately, there are elects who see themselves as incomplete.  This is because they are conscious of their lack and  imperfections.  They see their weaknesses and condemn themselves and feel inferior to others.

The good news is that God does not see the way man sees.  Man sees the flesh, God sees the spirit.  God sees us already complete in Christ.  In spite of our imperfections, God sees us as new creations, partakers of His divine nature.  God wants us to see ourselves the way He sees us.  God’s elect at NCCkl ought to realize that they are not going to be complete in Christ some day, they are already complete in Christ.  What remains for us to do is to walk daily  by faith in that completeness by believing and confessing the Gospel of God’s Righteousness.

Jesus is our complete forgiveness, complete righteousness, complete favour and complete protection. 

God is concerned about our spiritual completeness.  Jer 10:23  Elect are complete in Him.  Col 2:10  Let us examine some very basic factors needed to walk in completeness.

  1. One Must Be In Christ In Order To Be Complete

God is the Source of our fullness.  Salvation is in none other.  Peace with God is in Christ.  We must be saved by grace through faith in the Gospel of God’s Righteousness that comprises Jesus’ baptism, death and resurrection.  By putting off sin, we must come  into  a  saved  relationship  with  Christ.  We are  not to be mere Christian sinners but confessing righteous children of God.  Every spiritual blessing is in Christ because every other religious belief is futile, every other ‘knowledge’ is impotent, every creed is superfluous and every other church that fails to preach the Gospel of God’s Righteousness cannot attain the completeness in Christ.

  1. Preaching The Gospel of God’s Righteousness equips us to be complete in Christ.

The Gospel of God’s Righteousness warns every man of sin and death. It establishes a true believer in the Word of righteousness and exposes the counterfeit gospels.  This beautiful Gospel Truth prevents us from falling away.  The constant preaching of the Gospel Word causes the true believer to be filled with all wisdom and knowledge that are treasured up in Christ.  Listening and submitting to the Gospel Word causes us to become complete and mature in Christ.  The knowledge of truth frees us from sin and directs our lives in Christ.  Abiding in the Gospel Truth causes us to grow spiritually and enable us to teach others to walk the way of truth.

  1. Only God’s Elect Are Able To Become Complete In Christ

God’s elect are complete in God’s Church as One body.  The perfect law of liberty in Christ is able to guide us to be filled with knowledge of God’s will and purposes.  We are completed by a New Covenant and filled up with hope of inheritance in Christ.  Heb 7:18-19  We are filled with God’s love which is inseparable in Christ.  More so, God’s elect have received full of God’s forgiveness and are filled up with God’s grace and mercy.  We are now sealed with the indwelling Holy Spirit to help us walk in the path of holiness and righteousness.  Christ in us is our hope of glory.  We have become complete in Christ by being baptized into Christ Jesus’ death and resurrection.  God’s elect are seated at the right hand of God to reign over all power and authority in Christ.  We are complete!

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