The fourth element that Paul mentions in Colossians 2:7 is being “established in the faith”. Part of the meaning of this word “establish” is to “increase in inner strength”. The day we live in requires that this takes place with the people of God. So often we become occupied with performance when God is more concerned about the inner permanence of the Spirit work. “And it is God who establishes us with you in Christ” (2 Corinthians 1:21). Here again we see the collective image of the whole church increasing in spiritual fortitude that can stand against the constant attack of what is false and also persecution.
My dear brother and sister in Christ, so much of the church today has moved away from the original plan and purpose of God, that it has become very difficult for most to recognize the original design. It is the passion of this ministry to redirect you back to the original blueprint in Scripture, open the eyes of your heart to the presence and power of the Holy Spirit, and renew your vision to see what Christ has planned for His church. This is being “established in the faith”! I leave you with Paul’s rhetorical statement to ponder:
“If indeed you continue in the faith, stable and steadfast, not shifting from the hope of the gospel that you heard, which has been proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which I, Paul, became a minister.” (Colossians 1:23). How firmly established are you?
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