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Thursday, April 20, 2023

Christ in You Overcomes


For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead [bodily; and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.

—Colossians 2:9-10


Only in Jesus Christ are you complete. According to Colossians 2:9-10, all the fullness of God lives in Christ. Jesus wasn’t just God-like. Jesus had the fullness of God’s nature in Him. Jesus was God manifest in the flesh. If you are in Christ, you are complete in Him. You have the fullness of God’s nature. You have the resurrection power of God that is in Christ in you.  


However, no one should have the boldness to profess they are completely like Jesus in their actions or thoughts. That just isn’t true. Not one of us can claim to be like Jesus in our flesh. But in our spirits where we are born again, we are new creatures in Christ (John 3:6, 2 Corinthians 5:17). In our born-again spirits the power of the Godhead resides. To experience the resurrection power of the new life that is ours in Christ, we must surrender our flesh’s control to the power of the Holy Spirit within us. The Holy Spirit must convince us of the truth of our new identity until we conform to the new person Christ has made us (Romans 12:2). 


Jesus’ perfect sacrifice for our sins has made us worthy to receive the love and the righteousness of God (2 Corinthians 5:21). That is amazing news! Sin no longer separates us from the love of God. We don’t have to live defeated lives! We don’t have to succumb to the flesh. We don’t have to give in to sin or sickness. We don’t have to give in to our circumstances and allow them to rule us. Nothing that comes against us has more power than God’s resurrection power within us. This is our heritage in Christ, and we have God’s power to condemn—to overcome—whatever comes against us. Our righteousness is from Him (Isaiah 54:17). 


God’s love has been justified for you in Jesus. 


“Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world” (1 John 4:17, NKJV).


Don’t give in to the enemy’s lies! Jesus has overcome, and He has come to give you life “more abundantly” (John 10:10). If Jesus has overcome, you, also, have overcome.  



© 2023 Lynn Lacher



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