Man I love this passage from Colossians.
The whole story of Jesus, who he is, what he’s done, what it means for his people, I’m telling you there’s not a better story you’ll find.
And it’s all true!
“6Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, 7rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.
8See 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. 9For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily, 10and you have been filled in him, who is the head of all rule and authority. 11In him also you were circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ, 12having been buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through faith in the powerful working of God, who raised him from the dead. 13And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, 14by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross. 15He disarmed the rulers and authorities and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them in him.” – Colossians 2:6-15
“triumphing over them in him” Hallelujah!!
So the way Jesus triumphs over his enemies is by dying on the cross. It’s just the greatest “no way!” realization ever.
The gruesome, awful, shameful suffering he embraced, the death he died was the VERY means by which he destroyed his enemies and ransomed me to himself!!
The legal demand of my sin, which is death, was met in his body.
But because he himself knew no sin the grave could not, did not hold him and he has been well pleased to impart his victory over death to me simply by grace (for free) through faith (in believing) in this good news.
That is simply the most incredible, God glorifying proclamation I’ve ever heard.
I’m telling y’all. I know you’re probably reading this and you’re thinking, “dude he’s gone off the reservation” but I’ll challenge you this. Read the book. I dare you. Read the story and seek Him while he may be found and see if you don’t eventually come to the same conclusion:
Jesus Christ is LORD!