Complete in Him – Colossians 2:10

Colossians 2:10 ‘And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power.’

We know that Satan is the accuser of the brethren. Day and night he seeks to accuse Christians before the very throne of God. But God has said, ‘Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect?’ No principality or power can separate the believer from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus.

Satan and his devils would love to pile up legal accusations against God’s elect before the throne, thus separating them from the fellowship of the Father for eternity. But when the Father looks at His blood-bought child, He sees His Only Begotten Son, in Whom He is well pleased – in Christ the believer bears the very righteousness of God.

Christ triumphed over these demonic powers at the cross, making an open show of them in doing so. They thought that their work was done and dusted in ruining fallen humanity. But Christ, the Breaker, came to the fore and flooded all grounds of accusation with His own blood. At the sight of Christ’s shed blood, Satan sees his own defeat.

When the sinner runs to the city of refuge and takes hold of the horns of the altar, pleading the blood of Christ, this evil adversary must stop in his hot pursuit. The elders of justice and mercy stand in the gate to silence his threatenings and slaughter, and with a finger upon their lips they point to the blood. This sight speaks ‘perfection.’ The sight of the man in such a case speaks ‘completeness.’ The very One Who shed His blood stands up to plead the sinner’s cause, and all His brethren stand by as testimony to the wisdom, justice, and faithfulness of their Advocate, Who is sovereign over all principality and power.

If the blood of the God-Man fulfils all the righteous demands of Divine Sovereignty, then here is reason to say that we are complete in Christ. He is our substitute. He is our goodness. Without Him we have nothing. In Him – be it known unto all principalities and powers – we lack nothing.

Pastor James West

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