x497......Complete In Him

Col 2:10* And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:

The Bible clearly that we as individuals are to be lead by Christ--and that we are complete in Him, the Head.

******This verse tells us that Jesus is the head of all "power"--this is the Greek word "exhousia" which is most often translated as "authority". This verse says that we will only be complete in His authority. The word "complete" means to be fulfilled--to not have any want". Certainly a position which we all need to be operating from! But the only way to achieve this is to be under the authority of Christ--and we are told NOT to be fooled by the tradition of the world--

8* 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. 9* For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. 10* And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power: (Collosians 2: 8-10)

Now, what is the tradition regarding authority in the world?--

25 And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors. 26 But ye shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve. (Luke 22:25-26, KJV).

42 But Jesus called them to him, and saith unto them, Ye know that they which are accounted to rule over the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and their great ones exercise authority upon them. 43 But so shall it not be among you: but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your minister: (Mark 10:42-43, KJV).

25 But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them. 26 But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister; (Matthew 20:25-26, KJV).

3 times Jesus states the tradition of the world--the tradition of the "kings of the Gentiles". What is this tradition? That leaders exercise authority over the others--(and this is considered beneficial authority).

The way of worldly authority is for one man to exercise authority over another--a hierarchy--a way of working for higher positions.

But the Bible tells us NOT to be fooled by the system of the world with regard to authority--rather to understand the Biblical authority which is found only in the direct leadership of Christ.