Colossians · Exegesis of Light

Christ is all and in all!

Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.
[Colossians 3:11]

Hallelujah! Christ is all and in all!
No distinction by race, ethnicity or socioeconomic strata…no place for religion. Only Christ. One banner. One song. One monolithic front. Only in Christ! Only in the new man! Only in Zion! Christ is the real practical solution to bias, racism, sexism and ethnicity. The mind renewed in Christ can see beyond all the colour and socioeconomic prejudice…He is the mind that is truly free from such bias.

The new man in Christ pays allegiance to the kingdom and Lordship of Jesus. He may come from a particular country according to the flesh but his nativity is truly Heaven…he may be descended from a cursed lineage according to the flesh but he is truly a member of the household of God within which there is only blessings! No curse! He is truly offspring of God…participator in God’s life and nature!

The new creation man can be black or white; male or female; rich or poor; educated or illiterate….it does not matter! It is Christ that reigns all in all. Christ has become the equalizing factor…He has become the significant point of reference. Therefore, we do not ask a man – where are you from according to the flesh? Which ethnic group do you belong to according to the flesh? Which socioeconomic strata do you belong to according to the wisdom of the world? Such references are irrelevant when juxtaposed next to the immutable reference Himself – the Lord Jesus Christ!

Instead we ask: Are you in Christ? Are you found in Him? Do you know Him?

This has become the most relevant question of our day!

Selah.

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