Fullness of the Deity in Christ – Colossians 2:9
“For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form” – Colossians 2:9
In understanding the Word of God, many are really confused. Some will just interpret it without the context and some will just interpret it on their own interpretation. All of us should understand that in reading the Bible, we should pray for the Holy Spirit to guide us and enlighten us on what really God wants us to understand so that we will not be confused. We have to remember that the Bible is God-breathed and it never contradicts itself. It is without error and it is really coming from the mouth of God through the prophets.
Now, in this Christmas season, as we remember and celebrate the coming of Jesus into this world, we have to understand His full being too. Many believed that Jesus Christ is God but only half human. Many believed also that Jesus is half God and half human. Some believed that Jesus is only man and not God at all. However, the Scriptures say differently. Ever since the Old Testament time when He was still prophesied, Isaiah called Him, “Mighty God” which clearly shows that He is God.
Also, when we read the gospel of John, before he starts his book, he clearly first states that the Word became flesh and the Word was God. Which clearly shows the two natures of Christ which is human nature and the divine nature. Now, our verse today is another proof that Christ is God. He is not any lesser or any higher but He and the Father are one. The fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form in Christ.
Jesus Christ is full God and not just some half God or not God at all, but He acquires and possesses all the divine qualities that God has, which means that He is God and that He and the Father are one for there is only one God. The divine nature is joined together with His human nature. It is also very important in our salvation that Christ is human so that He will become the atoning sacrifice and it is very important for our salvation that He is God also because only God can defeat death and can resurrect again after dying.
So, as the verse preceding and proceeding from this verse, Paul talks about us being full in Christ. Since in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in him in bodily form, we too can be full if we are in Him. We were once full with sin and impurity. We were once lacking in anything righteous and obedience. Now, we are rooted in Him. We are brought into His fullness and our whole self that was ruled by flesh before was put off by Christ (v. 11).
Therefore, we should not let ourselves be captive and deceived by any hollow philosophy that is based only on human traditions but we should based ourselves only in Christ (v. 8). We should not let anything or anyone tell us otherwise for the Scripture is our sole authority where we based what we should believe and how we should talk to God. The Scripture is our basis on what God wants us to do. So, let us not believe what others will say except what the Scriptures does because in Christ, we are all full in him. We are saved and pardoned.
Let us not therefore forget and be confused about Christ’s nature because indeed He has two. He is human and He is God also. We have to always remember to meditate on His Word so that we will not be confused and deceived by other people. May we always remember that in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form. He is our fullness and in Him, we are full. He is indeed the King of kings, and the Lord of lords. The true and living God since from the time of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
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