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Fullness to Dwell

Fullness to Dwell

Words of Faith 10-10-19

Dr. Jeffrey D. Hoy © 2019

Jeff.Hoy@faithfellowshipweb.com

Faith Fellowship Church - Melbourne, FL

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Colossians 1

 [19] For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him,  

 

       So, did Jesus only have some of God in Him?  Since Jesus was partly God and partly human, did He have only part of God dwelling within Him?  Or perhaps Jesus is just one among many who have something of God dwelling in them. Not at all.  Not even close.

       This short text is one of the most powerful descriptions of the complete deity of Christ in the New Testament.  Christ is supremely exalted in that all God's fullness dwells in Him.  Later in this same letter, Paul reaffirmed this truth: "In Christ, all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form" (2:9).  We catch a glimpse of this truth in Hebrews 1:8, But about the Son he says, "Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever, and righteousness will be the scepter of your kingdom."  

         This word “fullness” (pl