For in Christ lives all the fullness of God in a human body. So you also are complete through your union with Christ, who is the head over every ruler and authority (Colossians 2:9-10).
Most of us after accepting Jesus Christ into our lives, still feels incomplete in our lives. We want to earn it again either with our performances or the traditions of men. Colossians 2:10 says; “So you also are complete through your union with Christ” (NLT). Your completeness in Christ affects every area of your life, spiritually and physically. And it should reflect in the way you live.
Complete in this passage can be translated as “whole” or “entirely well”. When Jesus touches a person’s life spiritually, He brings such wholeness and healing that the individual becomes a new creation (2Corinthians 5:17). Nothing is missing and no aspect of your life is missed, because the believer is made whole by the One who is Himself complete.
Your Salvation is all inclusive
When I first accepted Christ Jesus as my Lord, the joy of this new life was great. I couldn’t wait to talk to God every minute I get, I really loved Him. But did I understand the extent of my freedom? No! I was enjoying His presence without accepting His complete work in me.
There are certain areas in your life that you think your salvation doesn’t include that so you have to work hard to earn your salvation in those areas. Example of such areas are; marriage, parenting, finance, career, relationships, health, and businesses.
The Bible says, as you have accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow Him (Colossians 2:6). Follow Him in what way? By accepting the fact that, everything about your life have been completed in Him through His death on the cross and as you follow and relay on His guidance, He brings you to an expected end of your life.
The Christian’s complete healing extends to:
- Salvation: In the days of the Colossians, false teachers were teaching them to be circumcised according to the Jewish tradition, if they were to be saved. They wrongly believed that circumcision was about externals. But Apostle Paul assured them that Christ cut away everything sinful from their lives – a circumcision of the heart that only He can do.
In the same way, you don’t need to perform any rituals, the empty philosophy of the traditions of men, according to principles of this world, or your good deeds. Our salvation is a free gift of God that comes by grace through faith, an example of His exceedingly rich kindness towards us (Ephesians 2:8-9).
- Forgiveness: We were once dead in our trespasses, the human inability to respond spiritually. We were outside God’s covenant and, therefore beyond the limits of His promises, protection, and provision. Yet God looked down on our hopelessness and nullified the requirements of the law by nailing them to the cross.
So you are no more under the bondage of sin.
- You have been released from the power of death. The Colossians 2:15 says; “Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it” (NKJV). The Greek word for disarmed means to be stripped of power. In this case, death has lost all its force in the Christian’s life – no longer ever producing fear because of Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection.
Hence, your life is sealed and secured in Christ Who is interest and concerned about totality of your life both spiritually and physically.