The Mystery of God Revealed Through Christ!
I. Christ has preeminence in all things, which things were created BY Him and
consist FOR Him!
Application: Do I give Him preeminence (foremost in time, place, order or
importance, BEST) in ALL (every, the whole, always, daily,
Do I consist FOR Him (for His purpose) and realize I consist BY Him?
II. In Him all fullness dwells: He made peace through the blood of the cross, and He
has reconciled (changed mutually) all things to Himself.
Application: Have I denied myself, picked up my cross daily, to follow Him:
in peace (absence of negative emotions!) He died to give me?
What is missing in my life? Do I go to Christ for all fullness?
What do I need to go to Him for fullness for today?
III. Reconciled from alienation and enemies in your mind by wicked works.
Application: Have I been reconciled to Him (changed mutually) in my mind (my deep thoughts, understanding)?
Have I been reconciled to Him (changed mutually), no longer
an enemy (opponent) in my mind by wicked (hurtful or evil
in effect OR influence!) works? Are my works FREE of hurtful
or evil effects or influences to others?
IV. Now unblameable, unreprovable, IF I continue in faith, grounded, settled,
and not moved away from the hope of the Gospel.
Application: Am I unblameable and unreprovable?
Have I continued in faith – reliance on Christ – immoveable
Have I not been stirred to a place other than the hope, expectation
and confidence of the Good News of Christ?!
V. Mystery made manifest: Dispensation of God is given to me to fulfill the
Word of God!
Application: Do I live out my role in administration of His estate (dispensation)
which is given to me to fulfill His Word?
Do I live out the solution of the “mystery” which was hidden from
ages and generations and is now made known to His saints?
Do I rejoice in my sufferings for others and fill up what is behind
of the afflictions of Christ for the administration of His estate?
VI. Christ in me, the hope of glory!
Application: Do I put all my trust and reliance in Him: the hope (assurance)
of the riches of the glory of the mystery?
Do I warn and teach according to His working in me?
What is He working in me?
Subject sentence: In Him all things consist, are reconciled and are revealed!
Aim: To live our His purpose for My life, not held back by anything
He died to save me from, reconciled or reveals to me!
“Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence. For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell; And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven. And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight: If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister; Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body’s sake, which is the church: Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God; Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints: To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory: Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus: Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily.” (Col 1:15-29 KJVS)