His thoughts were pure, his aims holy. A. The propagation of Christianity in Judea quite destroyed their spiritual power and domination; just as the propagation of Protestantism, which was Christianity revived, destroyed, wherever it appeared, the false doctrine and domination of the pope of Rome. 6). This was his primary motive in creating moral beings. June 2. 15 And having disarmed the powers and authorities,(A) he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them(B) by the cross.[a]. His thoughts were pure, his aims holy. Colossians 2:15 15 And having disarmed the powers and authorities, b he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them c by the cross. It is not even always …Rev. Perfectly blessed in Himself, he desired that other intelligences should participate in his own holy felicity. Col 2:15 - And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross. He was made captive by Satan, and would have remained so forever had not God specially interposed. They were made in his own image--framed to resemble him in their intellectual and moral capacities, and to imitate him in the spirit of their deportment. Copy. By registering for an account, you agree to Faithlife’s. His nature became so weakened through transgression that it was impossible for him, in his own strength, to resist the power of evil. He was perfect in his being, and in harmony with God. 6). Acts 2:23,24,32-36 Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, you have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain... June 2. An error occurred while marking the devotional as read. Luke 10:18 And he said to them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven. Yet that he is throughout relating his own experiences is proved by the fact that this Meditation, as first written, contains passages which the author afterwards marked for omission. In it - The words εν αυτῳ refer rather to Christ, than to the cross, if indeed they be genuine; of which there is much reason to doubt, as the versions and fathers differ so greatly in quoting them. In the wording of this meditation, and of several other passages in the Fourth Century, it seems as though Traherne is speaking not of himself, but of, a friend and teacher of his. () 15 And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross. He is the head p over every power and authority. But through disobedience, his powers were perverted, and selfishness took the place of love. An error occurred while accessing favorites. Here is the very core of spiritual life. Christ for us is the ground of our salvation and the source of our justification; Christ in us of our sanctification. Get beautiful Bible art delivered to your inbox. He was made captive by Satan, and would have remained so forever had not God specially interposed. John 16:11 Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged. Revelation 20:2,3,10 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years... Colossians 1:16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones... 2 Corinthians 4:4 In whom the god of this world has blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ... Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers... Luke 23:39-43 And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If you be Christ, save yourself and us... John 12:32 And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to me. It is not even always, Man was originally endowed with noble powers and a well-balanced mind. Colossians 2:6-15 New International Version (NIV) Spiritual Fullness in Christ 6 So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, 7 rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. It is very likely that by the αρχας και εξουσιας, principalities and powers, over whom Christ triumphed, the apostle means the נשיאות nesioth and רשות roshoth, who were the rulers and chiefs in the Sanhedrin and synagogues, and who had great authority among the people, both in making constitutions and explaining traditions.