Ironclad Promises


“We are complete in him who is the head of all principality and power.”  

Complete. Adequately furnished.  Abundantly supplied. Finished.  

However you may phrase it, it means that we have everything that we need in Christ.

We have his presence with us; we have a guaranteed successful future; we have a forgiven past; we have a divinely conceived identity, and we have ironclad promises for every contingency in life.

Without Christ, we are perpetually incomplete—always hungry, thirsty, and longing for meaning and fulfillment in life.

In Christ, we find rest; we can cease striving and searching for our life’s meaning.  

We can spend our energy and our resources delving into the vastness that is Christ and his kingdom. We can patiently wait for his plan for us to unfold day by day. We can “Take hold of the eternal life to which we are called.”

And our present state of completeness is just a foretaste of the glory that is our eternal future— Immortality, Christ like glory, everlasting life; Bliss, joy, peace, and perfect love; An intimate, face to face relationship with the Father, The Son, and all of our brothers and sisters in Christ; Self centeredness, self consciousness, and all selfishness forever and completely vanquished; All lack, suffering, and pain a thing of the past; And the final fulfillment of the promise that “Everything is yours;  you are Christ’s, and Christ is God’s!”

~ Brad Heilhecker