“And THE WORD WAS MADE FLESH, and dwelled among us, and we beheld His Glory, the Glory of the only begotten of the Father, full of Grace and Truth.”
The Apostle Paul proclaims this God Who has a human body, that is, Who was made flesh, in Colossians 1:19, where he says of this Son of the Father’s love (1:13 NKJV), this “firstborn over all creation (1:15 NKJV): “For it pleased the Father that IN HIM (the Firstborn over all creation) all the fullness should dwell.” And in 2:9-10, lest we misunderstand what he means by “fullness”, after warning not to be cheated by philosophers and empty “worldly” religion, (vs 8) Paul makes his meaning plain: “For IN HIM (THE CHRIST) DWELLS ALL THE FULLNESS OF THE GODHEAD BODILY!!!”
And the radical application of this truth is in the next verse, “and you are complete IN HIM”!!!!!
I believe the professed church of Jesus Christ has not heeded Paul’s warning in Colossians 2:8. It’s dedication to temples made with hands (see Acts 17:24-25), a “fleshly felt needs gospel”, and the god of success worshiped almost everywhere, manifests the “cheat”! Empty philosophy’s and worldly principles rule the day in the “church”! So many who name the Name of Christ are “incomplete”. Their fleshly frustration is because there is little to no emphasis on “discerning the Lord’s body”! Our completeness, our sanctification, our fullness is only IN HIM IN WHOM DWELLS ALL THE FULLNESS OF THE GODHEAD BODILY!!!
Our Lord uttered those shocking words in John 6:53, “Then Jesus said to them, Most assuredly, I say unto you, UNLESS YOU EAT THE FLESH OF THE SON OF MAN AND DRINK HIS BLOOD, YOU HAVE NO LIFE IN YOU!!!” His Body is the source of our Eternal Life. Feasting on this truth is the source of our spiritual fullness. Remember how radical this truth was when Jesus spoke it? Most of His disciples departed. I pray that you will not “go away”, but will stay with the Only One Who has the Words of Life. (John 6:67-69) I pray we will “hear and learn from the Father” and come increasingly to Feast on His Jesus!!!
THE BODY OF CHRIST IS THE GOLDEN THREAD THAT TIES TOGETHER ALL OF THE FATHER’S WILL AND PURPOSE IN CREATION AND IN ALL ETERNITY. (Ephesians 1:3-12)