The Lord Your God
Colossians 2: 6-10
As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in Him. Rooted and built up in Him, and established in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving. Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. For in him dwells all the fullness of Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power.
So that you can see the true depth of what Paul is saying to the Colossians. I’ll paraphrase some here, (With my very limited understanding of Hebrew.)
As ye have therefore received The Divine Anointed Messiah, The Divine Jesus our Lord, so walk ye in Him.
Brings a whole new understanding. Using a Hebrew concordance, we can amplify the names of God to fully try and understand His character. Just to know that we can walk IN Jesus, not just alongside with Jesus. Paul’s letting you know the authority you have IN Christ.
Rooted and built up in him: In a world where we only see the trees, for their topside appearance, God is wanting you to look at your roots In Him. The roots hold every tree up IN Him.
and established in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.
Established refers to your roots of belief in Christ or your foundation. There is a theory (And I don’t remember what it is called?) about The First Learned Experience. Basically, they say that the first time you hear something about a particular subject, this will be your baseline for your beliefs about that subject from now on. If someone tells you a more accurate explanation you will judge their explanation from what you were first taught about the subject.
So here is the point of all that, you want to be the first person to explain the truth about Love to your child, the truth about sexual relations outside of marriage, the Truth about how much God Loves them. Don’t let the world establish a root in your children, a root of unbelief, teach them your faith, and be: “Thankful to God”. Sometimes it’s hard to be Thankful in a tough circumstance, but maybe God is cutting you back some, so that your roots will grow, in order to hold up your character, because character builds hope.
Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
Everyone has a belief system, a philosophy of some sort, good or bad, right or wrong. I believe much of our beliefs come from the television and it is a very powerful rudiment: (the first principles of a subject.)
Every way of a man is right in his own eyes.
For in him dwells all the fullness of Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power.
In Jesus is all the fullness of the Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit, and you, this is why you have authority over spiritual authorities in high places because you are IN Him!
He is: YAHUAH ELOHAYKEM
The Lord Your God
(Plural meaning: Group of people)
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