Good Morning Precious One!
“To them God has chosen to make known among the gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope (assurance) of glory. We proclaim Him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we present everyone PERFECT IN CHRIST. To this end I labor, struggling with all His energy, which so powerfully works in me.” Colossians 2:27-29.
We can present each other perfect In Christ, because we all have been perfected in Christ by His sacrifice on the Cross!!!!!! “By the one sacrifice, He has perfected forever, those who are being perfected.” Hebrews 10:14. We have been perfected in the Spirit realm and as we keep looking, abiding, seeing and taking hold of the Truth that we have already been perfected In Christ, we are being perfected in the earthy realm!
The ability to see ourselves and others perfect In Christ starts with the Truth that at the Cross, all who are in Christ, the second we received the free gift of salvation, have been perfected In Christ! People around us, especially those in the Church are soooooooo sin conscious. Paul was laboring with God’s power to help people see that they are perfect In Christ!!!!! We are to have a perfection, a glorification In Christ consciousness, not a sin consciousness!!!!
“Count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.” Roman 6:11. There are Rivers of Living Water flowing into each and every person who has received the gift of salvation, this is the fullness of the perfection of Christ! “But now He has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in His sight, without blemish and free from accusation…” Colossians 1:22.
Jesus is “the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the World.” Jesus takes away our sin, all punishment and condemnation (“There is now, NO condemnation for those In Christ Jesus”!!!!!!!!), and He takes away any, and all, sin consciousness!!!! We are to fix our eyes on Jesus now, not our sin!!!! We behold Him in all of His glory and see ourselves In Him with an unveiled face, and as we do this, we are being transformed into His likeness with ever-increasing glory!!!!!!
We set our hearts and minds on things above, the heavenly realities, not earthly things, like sin! We set our heart on seeing each other in the Spirit “as Jesus is”!!!! We set our heart on the perfection and glory of Christ within us! We are not saying that all of our behavior is perfect, NO, we have been perfected in the Spirit as a free gift! Perfection is not something I strive to get, No, perfection is someone who I am in Christ in the Spirit!!!
His perfection and glory are gifts to us!!!!! “I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one: I in them and you in me.” John 17:22. So we just DRINK, BREATHE, behold, take hold, meditate and take possession of the gift of perfection and glory that Jesus has already given to us!!!!! We share this gift of perfection to the world as “to present everyone perfect In Christ.” SHALOM!!!!!!!!
Jerry Brown 8-27-2013