Greetings. I am honored to have my good friend Pastor Doc Pardon grace us with his post on our blog. Pastor Doc is an anointed teacher and speaker. He has authored a few books that brings encouragement and challenges our walk with the Lord. So, make yourself comfortable and prepare to be blessed as you read his post.
The Fulness in Christ
and hath put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be the head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fulness of Him who fills all in all. (Eph 1:22-23)
We are seated in Christ in heavenly places (Eph.2:6). He is in us and we are in Him. He is the head of the church, and we are His body. All the fulness of the Godhead dwells in Him. Colossians 2:9-10 says ‘For in Him dwells all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in Him, which is the head of all principality and power.’
The complete capacity of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit dwells in Him in bodily form, and we are in Him. Glory to God! So, since Christ is in us, and we are in Him, all the fulness of the Godhead dwells in us by the Holy Spirit! Romans 8:11 says ‘But if the Spirit of Him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, He that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken (make alive) your mortal bodies by His Spirit that dwells in you.’
Victory in Christ
The resurrection power, the life-giving power, the fulness of Almighty God dwells in us! We are complete in Christ. There should be no sickness, it’s been defeated. There should be no sin, for the sin problem has been dealt with; it’s been washed away.
We must open our eyes to who we are in Christ! In Christ! The first part of 2 Corinthians 2:14 says ‘Now thanks be to God who always leads us to triumph in Christ!’ TPT says ‘God always makes His grace visible in Christ, who includes us as partners of His endless triumph.’
Jesus Christ always wins! We are victorious through Christ. The only way you can be defeated is if you allow it. Jesus said in John 8:31-32 ‘If you continue (abide, stay) in my word, then are you my disciples indeed; and you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.’ The truth is what sets us free.
Knowing the truth make us free. The truth is God’s word. Jesus said in John 15:4-8 that we have got to abide in Him. We bear the fruit of the Spirit when we abide in Christ. If we don’t bear fruit, then we are cut off from the vine. The branch doesn’t bear fruit of itself, but of the vine.
The branches are an extension of the vine, and bears the fruit of the vine. The branches that are diseased and are not producing fruit, are cutoff so that the branches that are producing fruit can continue receiving the proper nutrients of the vine. The branches that are producing fruit, get pruned so they can produce more fruit.
You cut off the diseased branches to keep the disease from spreading to the other branches. In summary, we are in Christ, and Christ is in us, and we should be operating from a stance of victory, not for victory. The victory is already ours, and this empowers us by the Holy Spirit to go into all the world and teach others about the salvation that has been made available to all.
Learn who you are in Christ. Learn that all the fulness of the Godhead bodily is in Christ. All authority has been given unto Him (Matt. 28:18), so go in this authority and make disciples of all nations! Praise the Lord!
Editor’s note–We hope that you have been blessed by Pastor Doc Pardon. His teachings and studies can be found at https://www.biblelifeglobal.com/
For a copy of his latest book, click on this link…https://www.biblelifeglobal.com/mybook