Complete in Christ
Bible Nugget 021114 [Gen. 1:26; Col. 2:9-10]
The above two verses are closely matched in regard to our salvation in Christ.
Genesis 1:26 says ” And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness”.
Colossians 2:9-10 9For in him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily. 10And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:
From the above verses, you see that there is a resemblance between God and man. That resemblance, not necessarily in facial appearance, was fully expressed in the man, Christ. The risen Christ has God’s full image, therefore has all the wisdom, power and all other attributes associated with the Godhead.
Notice that it was God who said He wanted to create man in his image and likeness. Man did not have a choice in his creation that he should be formed in God’s image just as a baby born of its parents has no choice in its birth.
However, Adam, the first man, sinned and fell short of God’s glory and image, through disobedience, enlisting all of mankind in the fall (Rom 3:23). God sent Jesus, His Son, who is part of the Godhead to restore the full image of God back in man (Rom 6:23).
How does the process of salvation work? By accepting Jesus into your heart you become an adopted son of God because He sees Christ in you. You become an heir of God and a joint heir with Christ (Rom 8:17). As you daily walk with Him, allowing His word to transform your heart, you nature becomes more and more like God’s. Your intimacy with Christ ultimately makes the difference on how closely that resemblance to the Godhead you will have(Gen. 1:26; Col. 2:9-10)
Prayer Points 021114
Pray this prayer of appreciation to God for creating you as a human being carrying a body, soul and spirit from the depth of your heart. Also thank him for sending Jesus into the world to die for your sins.
“Lord I bless your holy name. I worship you in the beauty of your holiness. I magnify you Father, Son and Holy Spirit for creating me in your image and likeness. Thank you for giving me the precious gift of your Holy Spirit. Thank you making me complete in Christ who is the fullness of the Godhead. You are my Father, I have the mind of Christ and you have given me the Comforter, the Holy Spirit. I will not allow sin to rob me of your glory in my life. I will attain unto the full measure of Christ in my life in Jesus name. I stand in you complete and reject every accusation of the enemy in Jesus name. I work out my salvation with godly fear in Jesus name. Amen.”