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Complete In Him

Pastor Andrew Morgridge

The World & The Father’s House
In Job 14:1-2, the Bible says, “Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble. He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not.” This describes the man that is not born again. No matter how beautiful his life seems to be, his prosperity and peace, will always be temporary and the sound of wailing shall never depart from his house. According to the Bible, “That the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite but for a moment? Though his excellency mount up to the heavens, and his head reach unto the clouds; Yet he shall perish for ever like his own dung: they which have seen him shall say, Where is he?” (See Job 20:5-7).

Indeed, all about the man without Christ is HOPELESSNESS. But it was not so in the beginning. When God made man and woman He gave them a perfect start. He created them with perfect bodies and mind so that sickness and death would never plague them. Also, all things were under their subjection, and they had no lack for the earth brought forth all their needs (Gen. 1:26- 30).


In this hopeless world of delusion and dreams that seem to never materialize, the only hope for anyone is staying in the Father’s house. And two things qualify you for this – sonship and abiding in Him.
“So you also are complete through your union with Christ, who is the head over every ruler and authority.” Colossians‬ ‭2:10‬ ‭NLT‬‬‬‬

Look at the word in vs 10… complete in Him. That’s my focus. See the various meanings.
Thayer’s Dictionary defines the word complete in Him as:
To fill to the full
a. To cause to abound, to furnish or supply liberally

2. To render full, i.e. to complete
a. to fill to the top: so that nothing shall be wanting to full measure, fill to the brim
b. to consummate: a number

1. To make complete in every particular, to render perfect
2. To carry through to the end, to accomplish, carry out, (some undertaking)
c. to carry into effect, bring to realisation, realise
1. of matters of duty: to perform, execute
Of sayings, promise, prophecies, to bring to pass, ratify, accomplish
2. To full i.e. to cause God’s will (as made known in the law) to be obeyed as it should be, and God’s promises (given through the prophets) to receive fulfilment

These are however based on our proper understanding of the cross. Mark my words – proper understanding, not the superficial born again of today that does not carry with it the understanding of the cross, as seen in Psalm 22.

Psalm 22 Messianic Psalm
My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?” (Matt. 27:46) is the fulfilment Psalm 22. It documents the thoughts of the heart of our blessed Lord during those hours of darkness when He took our place on the Cross and was made sin for us.

And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? Matthew 27:46.

Psalm 22 is divided into two parts. The first twenty-one verses stand together, and then verses 22 to 31 make up the second division. In the first twenty-one verses the holy Sufferer is alone. What is of note is that in those hours on the Cross you do not find the blessed Lord uttering one word that indicated self-pity, or that would even suggest that He had any concern for Himself; while on the Cross He prayed for others. He looks down at the foot of the Cross and sees His blessed mother, Mary, and John standing near, and He says to John, “Behold thy mother,” and to Mary, “Behold thy son.” Then He looks at the multitude all about Him, their mouths filled with blasphemy and their minds with hatred, and looks heavenward and cries, “Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do” (Luke 23:34). He turns to the thief hanging by His side, who has recognized in that thorn-crowned man Israel’s true Messiah and who owned his own sin and cried, “Lord remember me when Thou comest into Thy kingdom” (Luke 23:42) and He said, And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with me in paradise (Luke 23:42).

All that our sins deserved fell on the sacred Son of God, and He was absolutely silent, like a lamb dumb before her shearers, until then came the cry with which this Psalm begins, “My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?” Do you know the answer to that question? Why was He forsaken? In order that you and I might not be forsaken. It was because He was bore our sins, taking our place, because He was made sin for us.

The TOLA – The Scarlet cord (Joshua 2:17-19)
Listen to Him again as He addresses God, “Our fathers trusted in Thee: they trusted, and Thou didst deliver them. They cried unto Thee, and were delivered: they trusted in Thee, and were not confounded. But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people.” Here He says, I have gone down lower than any man ever went before, “I am a worm, and no man.” The word He used for worm is the word “tola,” which is a little worm that was crushed and used to make a brilliant crimson dye used for garments.

Now the Lord Jesus Christ says, “I am a worm; I am the tola.” He had to be crushed in death that you and I might be clothed in glory. The glorious garments of our salvation are the garments that have been procured as a result of His death and His suffering. Jesus died to beautify us (Ezekiel 16).

If you fully understand the value and worth of the Cross you would appreciate what He has done for you. If you don’t accept the blood, you are not going to move forward, and you’ll die in your sins. You’ll be in desolation like we quoted the last time that I leave your house desolate until you say blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord. You are not going to have any peace (Isa. 57:15). That translates to not enjoying being complete In Him and next going to hell.

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