Colossians Outline: Understanding Colossians Outline To Christians Desire
Colossians Outline: Understanding Colossians Outline To Christians Desire.
Colossians 1:8 Who also declared unto us your love in the Spirit. 1:9 For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;
In other for us to understand verse 8, I had to do a little digression into the book of Galatians 5:16 where i spoke about Spiritual Intercourse. You can go through it again. It explained what it means to ‘walk in the Spirit’.
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To walk in the Spirit is “To go full-circle or go on along the journey to completion, being led by the Spirit.” Now, what does their love in Spirit mean? It means their unconditional expression that they have for the Lord, through the word of God as they were being led by the Spirit of God, walking with God.
Let’s move further. Verse 9.
1:9 For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;
Paul and the other Christian leaders were told of the spiritual fervency of the Colossian Brethren and he wrote back to them, telling them that from the very day Epaphras, the Pastor and Teacher in charge of the Colossian Churches gave them a report of how they were effective in their faith towards God, he began praying for them.
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This is a clue of what believers should be like when they see another believer or someone they led to Christ burning for God. But today, we see the opposite.
People win souls cause they want to get married. They go after a certain brother or sister to win him or her to Christ, with a hidden-motive of Marriage in mind, or Job-connection, money-reward or a relationship with that person in mind. That is a major spiritual-fever in the soul of many christians. I know, cause I used to have that mentality, until knowledge of a book and by the Holy Spirit delivered me from this mindset.
It corrupts your effectiveness for God. You might get tempted to think that way, but once you submit yourself to that thought, it slowly eats into your soul. But be delivered today in the name of the Lord Jesus and by this word of God. Amen!
Watch the content of his prayers for them. He prays; “That they may be filled with the knowledge of his will, in all wisdom and spiritual understanding.”
This verse is connected to the previous verses of 6-8. How? They were walking in the God kind of love that isn’t looking for self-benefits, or getting what they secretly desired, but the love of God which wants the other person fulfilled. Even if some person’s are not preaching, they can’t make friends without thinking of having a relationship with that other person.
Next, they were walking in faith, making things happen, trusting God for the impossible and getting it manifested in their lives. Powerful!
So, he prays for them that they’ll come to be filled in a complete measure with the knowledge of God’s will, which is the knowledge of God’s Word, of his Son Jesus and of his plans and purposes for them. He prays this for them because their love and faith is a reflection of their hunger and receiving of God’s Word. So he wanted them to continually walk in the knowledge of God’s Word which is His will. Amen! Hallelujah!
But also, that this knowledge will make a spiritual investment and spiritual (both spirit and soul) changes in them. This is the power of God and of the gospel. Amen! And i pray also for you, that the word you receive here will make soulish and spiritual transformations in you continuously, in the name of Jesus! Amen.