We Are Richly Blessed in Christ

Weekly Digest - Wed, 17 Jul, 2019

I am always puzzled and really feel very sorry whenever I see those of us who claim we belong to Jesus Christ seemingly pursing other gods in spite of the sufficiency that we have in Him. Examples of such other gods we often pursue are the god of self, or the flesh, of other fellow human being, of money, prestige, worldliness and materialism, god of politics and other world religions that are human creation. The only dependable, reliable and sufficient God is the One who self-revealed Himself through Jesus Christ because of His great love for the sinful, helpless humanity (John 3:16). It is not surprising that the inspired author of the Book of Hebrews, perhaps Apostle Paul warned against falling away from the truth and sufficiency of the Christ Jesus thus: “It is impossible for those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, who have shared in the Holy Spirit, who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the coming age and who have fallen away, to be brought back to repentance . To their loss, they are crucifying the Son of God all over again and subjecting him to public disgrace” (Hebrews 6:4-6). Hence, it is clearly noted Christ is greater than the angels, greater than Moses and the Old Testament and that His sacrifice was once and for all (Hebrews 1, 3, 4, & 10).

                The supremacy of Christ, who is our Savior and Lord is not only validated as the great High priest standing and pleading for us before the throne of grace, but also identified by Paul in his inspired letter to the Colossian Church as follows: “The Son is the image of the invisible God, the first born over all creation. For in Him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through Him and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. He is the head of the body, the church; He is the beginning and the first born from among the dead, so that in everything He might have the supremacy(Colossians 1:15-18).

                That’s the Jesus Christ who is our own Savior and Lord for which we are concluding we are very rich, well protected and secured, very well blessed who is our all in all, indeed our sufficiency! Who and what else can take care and fulfill us in every way than Jesus Christ. More than we can imagine, we are very much richly blessed in Him and that’s the message of Paul’s letter to the Ephesian Church and ours as well.                                                                                                                                                                        Dr. Johnson Omon