“9 For in him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily, 10 And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:” Colossians 2:9-10 KJV
This passage is precious! If we can comprehend what it is really saying, that is. Unfortunately, most of us come to the Scriptures with some form of previous understanding, and that can block what is actually being said. As we now try to allow the Holy Spirit to strip back the layers, we will try to see with new eyes and a new heart.
The word “dwelleth” in Greek means “to inhabit,” “to settle in,” “to be permanently established in.” So, in Christ Jesus “all the fullness of the Godhead dwells! WOW! This is awesome to know. In my Lord, the “fullness” of the total Godhead is living and moving. So just what is this “fullness?”
“Fullness” is a Greek word that means just what it says. Fullness, completion or completely full. So, Jesus was and is completely full of God Himself! He contains all the fullness of God.
The next phrase in the passage is “and ye are complete in him.” The word complete here is the same word (different form due to the different grammatical placement but same word) as the word “fullness.” So, what the passage says is that He is full of God and we are full of Him. If you have been “born from above” then you are full of Him. This is reminiscent of the passage in John 17:20-23:
“20Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; 21 That they may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. 22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: 23I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.” KJV
(The word in v.23 “perfect” is a different Greek word than the one we have in today’s passage. It can also be translated “complete” but has a different meaning of completeness. The same is true of the one used in the passage below. That meaning will be worked with in later studies).
And another – 1 John 4:17
“17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.”
As He is, so are we in this world! That means we are full of Him. Our earthly bodies have become entirely full of Him, and His is wholly made full of God. This is a very high calling, Beloved Ones. We have been gifted in Him, by Him and with Him. It is incredible in every direction, and when it all begins to penetrate, our conscious beings will transform our nature by its very existence. More about that in the next post.