|Colossians 2:2-3,9 |
2 That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and to come to all the riches of understanding, to the knowledge of the mystery of God, which is, Christ,
3 In whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
9 For in him [Christ] dwells all the fullness of the Godhead in bodily form.1
1 In Christ dwells the fullness of the Godhead in bodily form. He [Jesus] is the sole expression of the glory of God, and He is the perfect imprint and very image of nature, upholding and maintaining and guiding and propelling the universe by His mighty word of power. Hebrews 1:3. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word [Jesus] was with God, and the Word was god. God is light. God is a consuming fire. God is a spirit. In the beginning, the light, fire, and spirit called God, created the first-born (Jesus) of all the creation, so that all God's fullness could dwell in him, (Jesus) and then by him (Jesus) were all things created, that are in heaven and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together — so that in everything he might have the supremacy. He was one with God and in the form of God, Phil 2:6. Hear, O Israel! The LORD our God, the LORD is one! Yet for us there is only one God, the Father, from whom all things exist, and for whom we exist; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom all things are made, by and through whom we exist. 1 Cor 8:6.