Sunday, September 20, 2015


Get ready - power passage!

Paul wrote this to the Christ followers who lives in Colossae.

Colossians 1
15 Christ is the visible image of the invisible God.

  He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation,

 for through him God created everything

  in the heavenly realms and on earth.

He made the things we can see

  and the things we can't see—

such as thrones, kingdoms, rulers, and authorities in the unseen world.

  Everything was created through him and for him.

 He existed before anything else,

  and he holds all creation together.

 Christ is also the head of the church,

  which is his body.

He is the beginning,

  supreme over all who rise from the dead.

  So he is first in everything.

 For God in all his fullness

  was pleased to live in Christ,

 and through him God reconciled everything to himself.

He made peace with everything in heaven and on earth

  by means of Christ's blood on the cross.

  21 This includes you who were once far away from God.

You were his enemies,

     separated from him by your evil thoughts and actions.

22 Yet now he has reconciled you to himself through the death of Christ in his physical body.

As a result, he has brought you into his own presence,

     and you are holy and blameless as you stand before him without a single fault.

 But you must continue to believe this truth

      and stand firmly in it.

Don't drift away from the assurance you received when you heard the Good News.

Did you catch the full portent of the power statement?

Because of Jesus, God see each of us as holy & blameless, without a single fault.

iow, if we have accepted Jesus' provision, God does not see our sins & sinfulness.

He see us holy, blameless, faultless.

Now, I don't know about you, but when I consider the quantity of my sins, & the shameless quality of my sinfulness, that statement is not only stupendous but scandalous!

iow, I get let off!!!

(& you get let off!!!)

And not only do we get let off, God doesn't even see all that sin.

He see us as He intended us to be.





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