We are Complete in Christ

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Colossians 2:8-10 ...'Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are COMPLETE in him, which is the head of all principality and power.'

Have you ever thought about this verse above in Colossians, and considered it's significance? The Complete in Christreason I ask that is because the majority of professed Christians miss the great significance of it. Let us first look at the meaning of the word 'complete'.

To be complete means to have ALL the necessary parts.

So this means that in Christ we have ALL the necessary parts needed for life and godliness. There is nothing lacking when we are in Jesus, we are COMPLETE in Him. And when we look at this in light of the rest of scripture, then what Paul says makes sense and is very true that we ARE complete in Christ. You see the Bible tells us that God the Father gave all things into the hands of His Son. Take a look at the following verses:

John 3:35-36 ...'The Father loveth the Son, and hath GIVEN ALL THINGS INTO HIS HAND. He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.'

Luke 10:22 ...'ALL THINGS are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knoweth who the Son is, but the Father; and who the Father is, but the Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal him.'

Matthew 28:18 ...'And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, ALL POWER IS GIVEN UNTO ME in heaven and in earth.'

So if God the Father has given Jesus ALL THINGS, and as Colossians 2 above says that in Christ dwells ALL the fulness of the Godhead. Then doesn't that mean Christ has everything HIMSELF to give us, including the Holy Spirit? So there are two questions to answer - why do most professed Christians (a) look to their church denominations, the pope, Mary and church leaders for truth and salvation, and (b) look to 'another third being' for the Holy Spirit, when we are complete in Christ and Christ himself has ALL THINGS we need? Let's look at the Holy Spirit first. We need the Holy Spirit for life and godliness right? But if we need to look to 'another' for that Spirit, then we cannot be 'complete' in Christ as Paul says above. So let's look at this. Take a look at what Peter said at Pentecost:

Acts 2:32-33 ...'This JESUS hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses. Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having RECEIVED OF THE FATHER THE PROMISE OF THE HOLY GHOST, HE HATH SHED FORTH THIS, which ye now see and hear.'

Wow! The Holy Spirit has just been 'poured out' at Pentecost and Peter is now speaking to the crowds that have gathered. And what does Peter tell them concerning the Spirit that had just been given? He confirms that it was Jesus Himself who received the Holy Spirit FROM THE FATHER and Jesus had now 'shed forth' this Spirit HIMSELF. Amazing! So does Jesus have everything we need? Yes!

John 20:19-22 ...'Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you ... And when he had said this, HE BREATHED ON THEM, and saith unto them, RECEIVE YE THE HOLY SPIRIT.'

Now take a look at what John saw in a vision from God:

Revelation 5:1,6,7 ...'And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals ... And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth. And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne.'

So John sees Christ (the lamb) HAVING the Holy Spirit (7 Spirits of God) as part of HIMSELF. There is no 'third being' involved. It's just God the Father and His Son Jesus who HAS His Father's Spirit to give to us. Which is why the Bible says that we are complete in Christ and that everything has been given into the hands of Christ.

If Christ did not have the Holy Spirit Himself, and the Holy Spirit was 'another being', then we could not be complete in Christ and Christ could not have everything as the other Bible verses above say.

But thankfully, we do know the truth, that Christ does have everything, and we are complete in Him, because God the Father has given all things into the hands of His beloved Son. And to confirm this even more, let us look at some more Bible verses:

Matthew 18:20 ...'For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.'

John 14:16-21 ...'And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also. At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you. He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.'

It's amazing how many people stop at the words 'I will send you another comforter'. And miss the context of what Jesus was saying above. Clearly Christ was speaking of HIMSELF!

John 20:19-22 ...'Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you ... And when he had said this, HE BREATHED ON THEM, and saith unto them, RECEIVE YE THE HOLY SPIRIT.'

Titus 3:4-6 ...'But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour.'

Galatians 4:6 ...'And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.'

2 Corinthians 3:17 ...'Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.'

Philippians 1:19 ...'For I know that this shall turn to my salvation through your prayer, and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ.'

This is truly amazing friend! It is Christ who 'dwells in our hearts' (Ephesians 3:17). It is Christ who lives in us (Galatians 2:20). It is Christ in us, that 'Spirit' which gives us life (Romans 8:10-11). Christ has everything we need! We need not look to 'another', as God the Father has given all things to His Son, including His own Spirit! This makes Christ COMPLETE, and it makes us complete in Christ (Colossians 2:10).

Galatians 2:20 ...'I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.'

The Message for the World!

This is the message that the whole world needs friends, that we are complete in Christ. Do you know what this also means? It means that Catholics need not look to their church, or the pope, or Mary, as we are complete in Christ. This means that we lack NOTHING with Christ in us. We do not need any other person or church denomination on this world for salvation, as God the Father has given all power to His Son. God did not give all power to any church denomination, man or woman. He gave it all to His only begotten Son Jesus Christ. Therefore, if people continue to look to their churches and church leaders, and even dead people like Mary and the so called 'saints', or even a so called 'third being of the trinity', they will NEVER be complete. As we can only be complete in Christ alone.

Does the Bible ever say we are complete through the church? Does it ever say that we are to follow a church denomination wheresoever it goes? No. The Bible tells us that we are only complete in Christ and that we are to follow Christ wheresoever He goes:

Revelation 14:1-5 ...'And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads ... These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.'

It is a sad fact that the majority of professed Christians will never be complete and will never receive the Father's name (seal) in their foreheads, because they choose to follow their churches and their leaders instead of following Christ. And as John confirmed above, it is only those who follow Christ wherever He goes who receive God the Father's seal.

I would also like to say a word to my fellow Adventist brethren. You will not be saved by 'staying with the SDA church'. As being a member of the SDA church does no more for your salvation, than the pope can do for Catholics. And this is where many Seventh-day Adventists are completely deceived. They follow the words of their leaders more than the Word of God. When they want to find out a truth, they go to the popular preachers, instead of going to the Word themselves. And they think that by simply being a member of this "remnant church", they will be safe, when the only safety we have is in the arms of Jesus our Lord. I am a Seventh-day Adventist myself. But Jesus the Son of God is my Saviour, not the SDA church. Especially, when the current SDA denomination is in great apostasy.

So what do we need to do friends? We need to stop putting our trust in the church leaders and surrender all to Jesus Christ, as He has everything we need for life and godliness:

2 Peter 1:2-4 ...'Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, according as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.'

Through whom do we become 'partakers of the divine nature'? It is through Jesus Christ, the Son of God. And it is through Jesus that we can escape the lusts of the world and gain complete victory over all sin, as Jesus has everything we need for life and godliness. And that includes the Holy Spirit. You see, Jesus is the one who knows our every weakness. He is the one who knows what we need in this fallen human nature, because He took on our fallen nature (Hebrews 2:16-18, Romans 1:3, Romans 8:3) - and conquered! This is why God the Father has given everything to His Son, because it is only through Christ that we can be renewed and restored to God.

This is the gospel message friends! This is the 'everlasting gospel' of the three angels messages (Rev.14). But great deceptions are in the world and even greater deceptions are coming, just as Revelation 13 reveals. And as Paul told us in 2 Thessalonians 2, those who have not a love for the truth, will be allowed to be deceived by the 'strong delusion' coming and will be forever lost!

So we need to COME OUT OF BABYLON, come out of the confusion of the various churches, and UNITE with the Lord Jesus!

Our safety is not uniting with the various churches. Our safety is not looking to the leaders for teaching and guidance, as we have only one true 'teacher' and Master, and that is our Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the living God (Matthew 23:8). This is why Paul said for us to 'BEWARE' in Colossians 2. Because the world and the churches are full of 'philosophy' and 'tradition of man', which the majority of people have been deceived by. So remember the words of God. We are not saved by any church. We do not need to be a member of any denomination, or follow any person. And we do not need to look to 'another' for the Holy Spirit, as we are COMPLETE IN CHRIST!

Colossians 2:8-10 ...'Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are COMPLETE in him, which is the head of all principality and power.'

Revelation 3:20 ...'Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear MY VOICE, and open the door, I WILL COME IN TO HIM, and will sup with him, and he with me.'

For more on the Holy Spirit and the false trinity doctrine, see our pages below:

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