Colossians 2: 6-15

Spiritual Fullness in Christ

So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.

See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces[fn] of this world rather than on Christ.

For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, 10 and in Christ you have been brought to fullness. He is the head over every power and authority. 11 In him you were also circumcised with a circumcision not performed by human hands. Your whole self ruled by the flesh[fn] was put off when you were circumcised by[fn] Christ, 12 having been buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through your faith in the working of God, who raised him from the dead.

13 When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you[fn] alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, 14 having canceled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; he has taken it away, nailing it to the cross. 15 And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.[fn]

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Michele
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JUST WOW. iii. Paul wrote in another place that if the rulers of this age – by which he meant both the spiritual powers of darkness and their earthly representatives – had known what would happen on the cross, they would have never crucified Jesus (1 Corinthians 2:8Open in Logos Bible Software (if available)). They were defeating themselves and they didn’t even know it. iv. Against the believer, what weapons do demonic spirits therefore now have? They are disarmed, except for their ability to deceive and to create fear. These are effective “weapons” that are not tangible weapons at all.… Read more »

Bonnie
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Bonnie

Michele fear can be a paralyzing weapon!! For years I was literally paralyze with fear as soon as it got dark, if I didn’t have another adult with me!!! I was a full grown adult with children that was paralyzed with fear of the dark!! I believed that it was something I was going to have to live with for the rest of my life!! Then one day I was reading my Bible and the Holy Spirit caused the words to jump off the page at me!! Psalm 4:8 NASB In peace I will both lie down and sleep, For… Read more »

Michele
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Praise God, Boo!

Bonnie
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Bonnie

❌🔴❌🔴

Paula Langley
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Paula Langley

He did it all! Everything for us to be reconciled to God and to live a Spirit filled life just handed to us was a gift!! Our grateful hearts must obey His will and strive to honor Him in all we do and say, keeping in His word in order to not be led astray, or to lead others astray…

Michele
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yes!

How are you and Ron doing, Paula?

Bonnie
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Bonnie

Yes How are You Guys doing!!! ♥️♥️♥️