The True Knowledge of God’s Mystery
“…All the wealth that comes from the full assurance of understanding, results in a true knowledge of God’s mystery, that is Christ Himself. In Y’shua Jesus Christ are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.”(Col 2:2..) Never let anyone delude you with persuasive argument.
“See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ. For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form and in Him you have been made complete, and He is the head over all rule and authority..”(Col 2:8)
Today, just like 2000 years ago men were trying by deceitfulness and traditions to undermine the Deity of Jesus and teach by empty philosophies of the world, a different gospel, not the gospel of good news, that Jesus alone is the only begotten Son of God and that faith in His name leads to salvation. We were dead in our transgressions and sins, but He made us alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our transgressions. “Having canceled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us; and He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. When He had disarmed the rulers and authorities, He made a PUBLIC display of them having triumphed over them through Him.” (Col2:15)
And like today, they were defrauding themselves by delighting in self-abasement and the worship of angels, taking their stand on visions they had seen, inflated without cause by their fleshly minds, instead of holding fast to Jesus, the head of the church. Many today are living by visions instead of living by the word of God. The occult and the new age movements are following after false visions and deceptions and winding up confused and drugged and lost and dying in a cruel world where money is king and drugs are plentiful, self-abasement is at an all time high. The great falling away has already started which was predicted by the word.
“If you have died with Christ to the elementary principles of the world, why , as if you were living in the world, do you submit yourself to decrees, such as “Do not handle, do not taste, do not touch….These are matters which have, to be sure, the appearance of wisdom in self-made religion and self-abasement and severe treatment of the body, but are of no value against fleshly indulgence.” (Col 2:20-23) Why do people and churches try to put you in decrees that have nothing to do with salvation and the blood of Jesus that cleanses us from all sin? Do not be deceived during these last days, there is only one way to God, through Jesus Christ. We all once walked in immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed and because of these things the wrath of God will come upon the sons of disobedience.
“But we are strengthened with all power, according to His glorious might, for the attaining of all steadfastness and patience; joyously giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.”(Col 1:11-14) Be thankful to God with a sincere heart for His wondrous love for us. If we have received Christ Jesus as Lord, so let us walk with Him. The suffering here is nothing to be compared with the glory we will see and have in just a short while.
I pray that everyone who reads this blog; “that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe. These are in accordance with the working of the strength of His might which He brought about in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion and every name that is named not only in this age but also in the one to come. And He put all things in subjection under His feet and gave Him as head over all things to the church which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all. (Eph1:14-22) Do not fear but trust Jesus no matter what you see going on in the world……