New Living Translation
So you also are complete through your union with Christ, who is the head over every ruler and authority.
King James Bible
And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:
Darby Bible Translation
and ye are complete in him, who is the head of all principality and authority,
World English Bible
and in him you are made full, who is the head of all principality and power;
Young's Literal Translation
and ye are in him made full, who is the head of all principality and authority,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:10 And ye - Who believe. Are filled with him - John 1:16. Christ is filled with God, and ye are filled with Christ. And ye are filled by him. The fulness of Christ overflows his church, Psa 133:3. He is originally full. We are filled by him with wisdom and holiness. Who is the head of all principality and power - Of angels as well as men Not from angels therefore, but from their head, are we to ask whatever we stand in need of.
I shall this morning, by God's help, address you upon the two portions of the text. First, I shall endeavour to describe Christ as spoiling his enemies on the cross; and having done that I shall lead your imagination and your faith further on to see the Saviour in triumphal procession upon his cross, leading his enemies captive, and making a shew of them openly before the eyes of the astonished universe. I.First, our faith is invited this morning to behold CHRIST MAKING A SPOIL OF PRINCIPALITIES …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 5: 1859
A Warning to Believers
Conflict and Comfort.
Bands of Love; Or, Union to Christ. "I Drew them with Cords of a Man, with Bands of Love: and I was to them as they that Take Off the Yoke on their Jaws, and I Laid Meat unto Them. " --Hosea xi. 4.
Jesus came and told his disciples, "I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth.
1 Corinthians 15:24
After that the end will come, when he will turn the Kingdom over to God the Father, having destroyed every ruler and authority and power.
Now he is far above any ruler or authority or power or leader or anything else--not only in this world but also in the world to come.
God's purpose in all this was to use the church to display his wisdom in its rich variety to all the unseen rulers and authorities in the heavenly places.
May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.
In this way, he disarmed the spiritual rulers and authorities. He shamed them publicly by his victory over them on the cross.
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