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“For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily”

 

The word “dwells” means to permanently indwell. We now see what permanently indwells Christ.

“all the fullness of the Godhead”

The “fullness” is defined by the word “Godhead.” “Godhead” does not mean mere divine qualities but the very essence of God. The word “fullness” connotes that of which a thing is full. It refers to a total quantity, with emphasis upon completeness–full number, full measure, totality.

This means that the totality of the Godhead lives permanently in him. Jesus Christ is completely God. He is exactly what God is.

“of the Godhead”

This word “Godhead” must be distinguished from “divinity.” There is another Greek word for that meaning. Jesus Christ exists in the nature or state of being God. The word “Godhead” means–”deity, divine nature, divine being.” In the Son, all the fullness of absolute Godhead dwells. He carried more than mere divinity. He is absolute God.

PRINCIPLE:

Jesus Christ is God almighty.

APPLICATION:

Christ is God’s true wisdom; whoever has Christ has God. Whoever desires to have more than Christ desires to have more than God. We do not examine the world to find Christ; we study Christ to view the world. How high is your view of Jesus Christ? Do you understand him as God almighty or as a glorified man?

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