Completeness in Jesus
By: Rick L King
July 27, 2011
The Bible tells us that we are complete in Jesus. What really does this mean?
Col 2:10 And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:
In looking at the word “complete” in the Greek text, (Definition taken from the Online Bible Greek)
4137 πληροω pleroo play-ro’-o
AV-fulfil 51, fill 19, be full 7, complete 2, end 2, misc 9; 90
1) to make full, to fill up, i.e. to fill to the full
1a) to cause to abound, to furnish or supply liberally
1a1) I abound, I am liberally supplied
2) to render full, i.e. to complete
2a) to fill to the top: so that nothing shall be wanting to full measure, fill to the brim
2b) to consummate: a number
2b1) to make complete in every particular, to render perfect
2b2) to carry through to the end, to accomplish, carry out, (some undertaking)
2c) to carry into effect, bring to realisation, realise
2c1) of matters of duty: to perform, execute
2c2) of sayings, promises, prophecies, to bring to pass, ratify, accomplish
2c3) to fulfil, i.e. to cause God’s will (as made known in the law) to be obeyed as it should be, and God’s promises (given through the prophets) to receive fulfillment
There are many possible definitions yet being full with nothing wanting is what I am considering here. Nothing wanting. How many of us can say that we want nothing? It seems that we are always wanting something whether money, a car, a house, a marriage, a position etc. Do we really know what it is like to be complete in Him?
I have learned over the years something that has given the devil a headache. I have been privileged to experience God’s presence often. I have found during that time that I want nothing. Well I must correct that statement as in His presence I just want more of Him or to stay there forever. During these times I find that I am complete. All my earthly desires seem to not even enter my thoughts or heart. I find that I just want to worship and praise Him. Nothing else matters. I find there is no greater joy or security than in His presence.
The reason that I am bringing this up is that for the most part the world and the church have bought in to a major lie of the devil. We are constantly bombarded with desires and thoughts that attempt to persuade us that we need this or that to be happy and complete. Isn’t this the same lie the devil told Eve in the garden? Wasn’t Eve deceived by the serpent? Like I said earlier in His presence I am complete needing or wanting nothing else but Him.
2Co 3:6 Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.
The above word says that it is the spirit that gives life.
Lu 12:15 And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.
In Luke above it says that life is not in the abundance of things that we possess. It is the Spirit of God that gives to us life; not the things which we possess. The devil has so many trying to find life in “things”, but they will not find life there. God did not make it so we could. He placed a place in us that only he can fulfill by His Spirit. Once we can get this revelation, the devil will lose a major hold on people. He will try to tempt, lie and persuade us towards things telling us that this will bring us life or make us happy. The revelation of truth that we are complete in Only Him, will ward off the attacks of the enemy. We are told that when we know the truth that the truth will make us free. The truth is that it is only the Spirit that can give us life. Once we truly get a hold of this truth, when the devil comes with his suggestions and lies we can just laugh at him. We will know the truth and what the devil throws at us will not even be considered but will actually sound ludicrous. We will be able to just resist the devil and he will flee.
Knowing this truth will bring great freedom and victory to us. Instead of pursuing “things”, we will pursue His presence. We need not worry about the “things” as we are told in Mathew 6:33 that if we seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness that all these “things” will be added unto us. We need not focus on the things. God will supply the things that we need. Our focus will then have changed. One of the devil’s deceptions is that we must focus on things. If we focus on things, then how can we fully focus on God, His kingdom, and His righteousness?
Unfortunately there are many who have never experienced God’s presence in their lives, so it makes it more difficult for them to really know what can be. This of course is not always totally the person’s fault. So many of our churches do not do things which promote God’s presence. Few seem to make this a priority. Many teach works and following the Word but never telling people that they need to get to know Jesus and the Holy Ghost. I had ministered to a gal years ago that went to a particular denomination. She was never told about the Holy Ghost and in fact she said that he was always downplayed in her church. This is so sad. I shared with her about the baptism of the Holy Spirit and she received this as hers. She even noticed then so many scriptures in the Bible that talked of the Holy Spirit. She experienced His presence. She could no longer deny His existence and power. Because of her previous lack of knowledge the devil could easily keep her focus on “things”. Once she found the truth she was set free.
I have often said that people can only walk in what they know. If they don’t know that something exists then how can they take advantage of it? I write this article in the hopes that many will realize what truly is available in God. He is not dead. He is still powerful. He still will pour out His Spirit upon you. You can know a freedom that you never knew was possible. You can find completeness in the God that made you and will empower and walk with you daily. Let your focus turn from the lies of the devil about “things”, onto the presence of the Almighty God. You will never regret this decision. Jesus made Himself available to all of us when he sent to us the Holy Ghost. Seek His presence, as it is there that you will find completeness and your true life.
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Hi Rick - This is a rich rock piece indeed. It sure stirred my soul juices. You expressed, "I find there is no greater joy or security than in His presence." I absolutely agree!