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March 3rd, 2018 - Col 2:15-17

                      Daily Devotional <> March 3, 2018 <> Saturday

            Christ's sufficiency Verses legalism <> Colossians 2:15-17

                          Point of Contact <> Bro. Ben Van Winkle

 

   By His death on the cross & His resurrection & ascension, the Lord also conquered evil powers, making a public spectacle of them, & triumphing over them. We believe this is the same triumph that is described in Ephesians 4, where the Lord is said to have led captivity captive. His death, burial, resurrection, & ascension were a glorious triumph over all the hosts of hell & Satan. As He passed through the atmosphere on His way back to heaven. He passed through the very domain of the one who is the prince of the power of the air.

   This verse may carry special comfort for those who have been converted from demonism, but who might still be fearful of evil spirits.

There is nothing to fear if we are in Christ, because He has disarmed principalities & powers.

 

   We might summarize Paul's statement in this way; The Colossians had died to all efforts to please God by the flesh. They did not only die, they were buried with Christ & had risen with Christ to a new way of life. So, this means that they should be done forever with the Judaizers & Gnostics, who were constantly trying to draw them back to the very things to which they had died.  So let no one judge you in food or drink, or regarding a festival or a new moon or sabbaths. All human religions place men under bondage to ordinances, rules, regulations, & a religious calendar.  “Therefore let no man judge you” Means a Christian cannot be justly condemned by others, for instance if he ate pork or if he did not observe religious festivals.

 

   The Jewish religious observances were a shadow of things to come, but the substance  (or body) is Christ's. For instance the Sabbath was given as a type of rest which would be the portion of all who believed on the Lord Jesus Christ. Now that the Lord Jesus has come, why should we continue to be occupied with the shadows? It is the same as being occupied with a picture when the very person pictured is present.