Friday Morning Manna
October 25, 2019 Nathaniel Fajardo
Fullness of the Godhead Bodily in Infinite Humanity
“He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creation. For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead (as in “firstfruits of them that slept.” 1 Cor. 15: 20-23), that in all things He may have the preeminence. For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell, and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross.” Col. 1: 15-20, N.K.J.V.
“Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ. For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; and you are complete in Him, who is the Head of all principality and power.” Col. 2: 8-10.
“For the Word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.” Heb. 4: 12, 13.
[The “word” here is either Christ Himself, the Word, the spoken word or the written word, as in “Thus saith the Lord and ‘it is written,” respectively].
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him was not anything made that was made . . . . and the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only-begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.” John 1: 1-3, 14.
Ah indeed! The glorious glory of the fullness of grace and truth in the Word made flesh!