“And you have been made complete in Christ, who is the head over every ruler and authority.”
Without Christ we are dead in sin and insensible to spiritual life and blessing. Without Christ we cannot know God nor understand anything about Him or know Him personally. But in Christ we are made complete in every way. Our souls are alive to God and we are truly alive! We can chose the right and reject the wrong and live with a clear and pure conscience before God and other people.
The work of Christ on the cross of Calvary in paying the penalty for our sin, is enough to satisfy the demands for recompense, of the law of God. The fallenness of our being is made up through what He has done for us. It is personal and Jesus deals in great love with each one of His people. To know Christ in our life and to be personally loved by Him, is the fulfilment of all that we are as human beings. We need look for, or toward, no other, but only to Christ.
When we are right with God, we are really right and all our fretting goes to the cross and not to ourselves. We can cast our burdens on the Lord and He will sustain us. It is the remedy for all of life’s trials and troubles and the answer to all the problems that we face. It is hard to trust people, because they are not able to sustain us, but the person of Christ is able to save us and keep us right through our life. He is utterly trustworthy and loves us despite knowing all the rotten things about us that others don’t !
He is the majesty on high. No one is above Him or can challenge Him in any way. Every ruler and authority in heaven and on earth is under His jurisdiction and control. He is the sovereign ruler over all the world leaders and judges and authorities that we are all subject to. He decides the beginning and the end of our trials and our blessings and works all things out to conform to His holy will. God’s people are at the centre of His heart and they are the apple of His eye… No one can touch them without His permission, as we know from the story of Job. Satan himself has no power over the believer and cannot hurt us or offend us, but only annoy. The weakest saint of God has the victory over this mighty foe, for he is beaten already. We pray to be delivered from his temptations that we might escape all evil and live triumphant lives through Christ.
This is our complete salvation, and we will enter into the full assurance of it and the full immortality of body, mind and soul, when the Lord will return for us. Beloved, we have a glorious inheritance in a life with Christ now, and in the kingdom to come. Indeed it is already here, and we recognise our position in it and rejoice.
“For our citizenship is in heaven, from where we also wait for a Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ; who will change the body of our humiliation to be conformed to the body of his glory, according to the working by which he is able even to subject all things to himself.”
The Lord Jesus is able to change us in profound ways and conform our thinking and doing to be like Him. Even in this world we experience His power in our lives to change and grow our spiritual life and draw us near to His presence daily. In the end He will have all the pre-eminence and will change us into glorious beings, like Himself. This is the prospect for every saint of God who believes in Christ and is walking with Him.