As we complete our study of Colossians Chapter 2:6-10 today let me encourage you to review any of the lessons you may have missed here
http://wp.me/p39vIx-IQ Written sermon- He Completes Me Pt 1
http://wp.me/p39vIx-IU Written sermon- He Completes Me Pt. 2
http://wp.me/p39vIx-J8 Written sermon- He Completes Me Pt. 3
http://wp.me/p39vIx-Ju Written Sermon He Completes Me Pt. 4
http://wp.me/p39vIx-K4 Written Sermon He Completes Me Pt. 5
http://wp.me/p39vIx-Ko Written sermon He Completes Me Pt. 6
As we have studied, the Scripture indicates that we are complete in our salvation, our sanctification and our supernatural strength all because of Jesus’ work in our lives; But just because we have salvation, sanctification and supernatural strength in all their fullness does not mean we experience them. The world, the flesh and the devil are constantly working to cause us to deny these spiritual realities. If we listen to the Father of Lies and believe that we are not complete through Christ, it does not matter if we ARE complete in Him we will never experience it because we will never walk in that freedom. Sadly, this is the experience of many Christians.
Some say “I know Scripture says I am complete in my salvation but I don’t feel saved. So I don’t walk saved. I go to the altar every week because I am afraid I might not have it or I may have lost it.”
Others say, “I know I am complete in my sanctification but temptation feels so powerful; So I give in to it.”
Still more say “I know I am complete in supernatural strength for ministry but I feel too weak to accomplish the work of ministry that God has set before me.”
It is not about our feelings. It is about the fact that God has told us we are saved. We are sanctified. We are strong. Now we must call ourselves what God says we are, NOT what we feel we are.
Today you are hearing the Scriptural truth and that is God’s voice. He is telling you to move forward in believing you are saved, in believing you are sanctified, in believing you are strong for the supernatural work of ministry.
The book of Hebrews warns us, “the Holy Spirit says,
“Today when you hear his voice,
8 don’t harden your hearts
as Israel did when they rebelled,
when they tested me in the wilderness.
9 There your ancestors tested and tried my patience,
even though they saw my miracles for forty years.
10 So I was angry with them, and I said,
‘Their hearts always turn away from me.
They refuse to do what I tell them.’
11 So in my anger I took an oath:
‘They will never enter my place of rest.’”[e]
12 Be careful then, dear brothers and sisters.[f] Make sure that your own hearts are not evil and unbelieving, turning you away from the living God. 13 You must warn each other every day, while it is still “today,” so that none of you will be deceived by sin and hardened against God…God’s promise of entering his rest still stands, so we ought to tremble with fear that some of you might fail to experience it. 2 For this good news—that God has prepared this rest—has been announced to us just as it was to them. But it did them no good because they didn’t share the faith of those who listened to God.[a] 3 For only we who believe can enter his rest.” Hebrews 3:7-13,4:1-3
Dear friend may you be blessed to enter this rest and this completion in Christ- JE