For He has rescued us and has drawn us to Himself from the dominion of darkness, and has transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have redemption [because of His sacrifice, resulting in the forgiveness of our sins [and the cancellation of sin’s penalty]. Col. 1:13, 14. AMP
He is mighty BiG.
It is the blood of Jesus that broke Satan’s hold over us – granting us amnesty from our old worldly selves, and it ushers us into Christ’s kingdom.
He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. Col. 1:15 – 17. NKJV
Jesus is the animated essence of God, drawn into existence before time or space began, to become God’s creative force for the entire universe – both material and spiritual. All things were made for Jesus, He has dominion over them and their very existence is dependent upon Him.
And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn of the dead, that in all things He may have preeminence. For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell, and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross. Col. 1:18 – 20. NKJV
(There were others who were raised from the dead, by the Old Testament prophets and by Jesus Himself, but they all eventually went on to die again. Jesus was the first to be resurrected to eternal life.)
Jesus is the centerpiece and the ultimate authority of the church. He is the reflection of the will of God, and the instrument of our reconciliation with our Creator. Our BIG Jesus is still at work today – cleansing us to make ourselves presentable before God. Our part is to remain in faith:
And you, who once were alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy, and blameless, and above reproach in His sight – if indeed you continue in the faith, grounded and steadfast, and are not moved away from the hope of the gospel which you heard… Col. 1:21 – 23. NKJV
It is imperative as God’s children, to convey to as many as we can, the bigness of our Savior and His salvation – because there is no salvation at the end of time for those who hear our message and reject it.
As for ourselves, we must walk as Christ walked to the best of our ability and turn aside from the lies in the world:
As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith… Col. 2:6, 7. NKJV
See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ. Col. 2:8 ESV
We can do this by keeping our focus on His bigness, and He in turn, passes some of that to our spirit:
For in Him all the fullness of Deity (the Godhead) dwells in bodily form [completely expressing the divine essence of God]. And in Him you have been made complete [achieving spiritual stature through Christ], and He is the head of all rule and authority [of every angelic and earthly power]. Col. 2:9, 10. AMP
Therefore if you have been raised with Christ [to a new life, sharing in His resurrection from the dead], keep seeking the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Col. 3:1 AMP
For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you will also appear with him in glory. Col. 3:3, 4. ESV
So, walk BIG for your BIG Jesus. You are the expert on God and His salvation through Christ. You are a facilitator of God’s salvation – a purveyor of His word. Express the BIGNESS…
Goodnight and God Bless.