TAKE A WALK IN CHRIST TAKE A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE

Colossians 2:6

Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him,

So walk in Him. How did you receive him? By faith. How should you continue to live in him? By faith. It’s faith in God’s grace from start to finish. The believer starts their Christian walk in faith. The challenge is to continue in the faith and not be seduced into dead works and unbelief (Col. 1:23).

The Good News Bible translates this passage, “since you have accepted Christ Jesus as Lord, live in union with him.” A married person who continues to act like a single person is going to miss out on many of the blessings of marriage. Similarly, a Christian who fails to draw from their union with Christ is going to miss many of the blessings of that union. New life is meant to be lived; it’s meant to be expressed and enjoyed and worked out to such a degree that it results in praise to the Father.


Colossians 2:10

and in Him you have been made complete, and He is the head over all rule and authority;

(a) In Him. When you believed the good news about Jesus, you were sealed in him (Eph. 1:13). All the blessings of heaven are found in him (Eph. 1:3), and in him we have redemption, forgiveness, and righteousness (2 Cor. 5:21Eph. 1:7). All the promises of God are yes in him (2 Cor. 1:20), and in him you have been made complete (Col. 2:10). In him we live and move and have our being (Acts 17:28). See entry for Union.

(b) In Him you have been made complete. In union with the Lord, you lack no good thing. In him, you are holy, righteous, and perfectly pleasing to God.


Colossians 2:11

and in Him you were also circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, in the removal of the body of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ;

(a) The body of the flesh. Your old self (see Col. 3:9). That old you, who was once ruled by the flesh and a slave to sin, has been crucified with Christ (to use one metaphor; see Gal. 2:20), or cut away. Either way, it’s gone, and this is good news. You don’t have a sinful nature and you don’t need to reform the old man.

The body of the flesh can be contrasted with the body of sin and the body of death (see entry for Rom. 6:6).

(b) The circumcision of Christ. Any sinful nature you had has been removed by the Lord. You do not have two natures duelling inside you. One with the Lord you have his heart, his desires, his spiritual DNA. You are a partaker of his divine nature (2 Pet. 1:4).

From time to time you’re going to stumble and when you do you may wonder why you did it. You may think that you’re hard-wired to sin and that you need to die to self. That’s not true. You died already (Gal. 2:205:24). You are not a saint with a sinful nature. You are a completely new creation with new desires.

We sin when we walk by sight rather than faith (Rom. 14:23). We may do it out of habit or ignorance. But when we set our minds on earthly things and indulge the lusts of the flesh we are acting out of character. We are no longer acting from our true identity as children of God.

The remedy is to renew your mind and realize that Christ is your life (Col 3:4). Learn to walk in the new way of the spirit and make no provision for the lusts of the flesh (Rom. 13:14).


Colossians 2:12

having been buried with Him in baptism, in which you were also raised up with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead.

(a) With Him… With him. The believer has been crucified with him, buried with him, raised with him in order to live with him and reign with him (Rom. 6:4-82 Cor. 13:4Eph. 2:62 Tim. 2:11-12). The believer’s life can only be understood relationship in to the Lord. In union with him we live and move and have our being. See entry for Union.

(b) In baptism. Every believer has been buried with Christ in baptism. This is not a reference to water baptism. Water baptism is a symbolic recreation of the one baptism that saves. See entry for Baptism.

(c) In which you were also raised up with Him. Just as the Holy Spirit raised Jesus, he raises every believer. “We have been buried with him through baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life” (Rom. 6:4).

(d) The working of God. Jesus was raised from the dead by the glorious might and power of God the Father (Rom. 6:4). The same mighty God who raised Jesus, has raised you to new life (Rom. 8:11).


Colossians 2:13

When you were dead in your transgressions and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He made you alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our transgressions,

(a) Dead in your transgressions. Jesus died for you while you were a sinner and he forgave you while you were dead in your sins.

(b) He made you alive; see entry for Eph. 2:5.

(c) With him; see entry for Col. 2:12

(d) Forgiven. The original word (charizomai) means to show favor or kindness. It’s closely related to the word that means grace (charis). In context, the word means unconditional forgiveness (see also Eph. 1:7). In Christ, you are completely and eternally forgiven (Col. 1:14Heb. 9:12). See also the entry for Forgiveness.


Colossians 2:18

Let no one keep defrauding you of your prize by delighting in self-abasement and the worship of the angels, taking his stand on visions he has seen, inflated without cause by his fleshly mind,

Defrauding you of your prize. Don’t let anyone trick you into thinking you’re missing out because they practice self-denial or see visions.

Some translations say “let no one disqualify you” giving the impression that you can be disqualified from the kingdom. Not so. Since God qualifies you (see Col. 1:12), no one can disqualify you.

Unchecked Copy Box Col 3:14

And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.

Unchecked Copy Box Col 3:15

And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.

God says you are ok and you are in Him……….Peace the war is over at the cross!!!

LETS KEEP ASSEMBLING TOGETHER!

It hurts my heart to see the lack of unity in the Body of Christ today here in Canada. It is so sad. Before the religious institutions were allowed to run but only according to Caesars rules. That was when the used to beat us over the heads with a verse that was taken so out of context

Heb 10:25

25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.”

This was written to the Jews when it was dangerous to become a Christian, before the Roman government made it into a “legal: religion. (for the state_……._)

But then when the state had it. Even the Roman Catholic oppression and later the Protestant oppresive rules used this to force people into churches run by the state. Whether it was Rome, France, England or Amerika.

Now that the goverments are showing their true colors we see that they are anti Christ and anti church.

Now we see the global governments conspiring together so that it is a priviledge and an illegal on now for the brothers to assemble together. And I do not inlcude zoom or facebook to be assembling at all. How can we assemble on the devils playground and anti social media? We need to eat meals together and kiss each other like they did in the First Century church did before Constantine made Christianity one without Christ.

I was saddened to see the assembly of the church I was trying to support had succumbed to the fear of covid and closed. Literally forsaking the assembly due to covid persecution.

Back when this verse was written in the times of Hebrews, it was people like you and me that would not forsake the assembly of the brothers but be persecuted for doing it.

SO this sunday i went the second of two churches in my town. THis one still had a gathering of believers. And the pastor said we have no covid in this church.

and here we had another group of about twenty saints. The other assembly of God church had about that many too. But no they are only on line and even the Easter sermon is on line. That breaks Gods heart!

And what else is worse is that in these times of covid persecution we should be like minded and of one spirit in Christ. We are one body and where it the unity today?

One brother asked if the other church was closed. They did not even know. We are so precious in these times we need to band together and not be comparing covid case in our sister assemblies.

This is what denomination has caused. No denomination is of God God gave us peace and unity in One Body of Christ. and we should never forsake the assembling of it for any reason!

Heb 10:23

Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)

Unchecked Copy Box Heb 10:24

And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: