TUESDAY, October 19
Scripture: Colossians 2:8-10
Colossians 2:8-10 says this, “Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ. For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.” It appears that we have already been cheated. We have been cheated in the church because our traditions have made the Word of God of none effect. This is exactly what Paul warns of in Colossians 2:8. None of us would disagree with verse nine because it says that all the fullness of the Godhead dwells in Christ. We would say, yes to that. The problem is that verse ten declares us to be responsible for the action. If there is no justice, it is that we are not asking! Play-ro-o is the verb translating fullness into action. Verse ten says that you and I are play-roo-o in Him. When we are facing individuals who are doing the will of principalities and powers in their actions we become the action of the Lord against them. We bear the responsibility to use the keys that were bought and paid for and bring justice in our land. We cannot pass it off to anybody else because Jesus has given it to us. Now the question is, are we going to use the keys that were bought and paid for or are we going to allow the enemy to continue to oppress the church and the nation? David consistently demanded death to his enemies who refused to repent! Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever!