Summary: The word of Christ dwelling in you richly... To dwell means to, live in... to be at home. Richly means abundantly or extravagantly. 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admo
Becoming a Spiritual Billionaire Colossians 3:16NKJ
A man being mugged by two thugs put up a tremendous fight! Finally, the thugs subdued him and took his wallet. Upon finding only two dollars in the wallet, the surprised thug said “Why did you put up such a fight?” To which the man promptly replied “I was afraid that you would find the $400 hidden in my shoes!”
16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
The inspired Scripture, God’s Word of revelation desires to permeate every aspect of a believer’s life and control every thought, word and deed.
The word of Christ dwelling in you richly... To dwell means to, live in... to be at home. Richly means abundantly or extravagantly.
Colossians 3:16 Could read like this, “Let the word dwell in you richly! Throw open the doors, roll out the red carpet, and give it a grand reception! If you’ll let the word dwell in you in this way, it will produce an amazing amount of spiritual wealth in your life...”
Psalm 119:11NKJ Your word I have hidden in my heart, That I might not sin against You. Philippians 2:16NKJ holding fast the word of life, so that- I may rejoice in the day of Christ that I have not run in vain or labored in vain.
Jeremiah 23:29NKJ “Is not My word like a fire?” says the LORD, “And like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?
Q&A: Have you ever thought about what you would do if you struck it rich? Pay off bills, new home, new car, clothes. Then what?
Maybe you don’t have a fantasy about being rich. “However, I’m here to remind you, presently, you can become rich in Christ Jesus!”
Greek: Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly- Richly comes from a Greek word- ‘plousios’, which means incredible abundance, extreme wealth, enormous affluence, great prosperity, immense riches, extravagant lavishness.
Now the first thing we usually do is, claim that verse entirely for ourselves! However, Jesus’ desire is for the word to become wealthy in you, so other’s will be changed!
Colossians 3:16TM Let the Word of Christ—the Message—have the run of the house. Give it plenty of room in your lives. Instruct and direct one another using good common sense. And sing, sing your hearts out to God!
These words describe people so full of the Word of God that their entire being is affected. Their hearts are full of joy; their minds are flooded with wisdom and understanding; and their mouths are singing songs to the Lord.
This describes people who have struck it rich spiritually.
“God’s song for you is an original. He wants to fill you so full, you explode on others!”
God’s word mushrooming within, doesn’t mean just some ecstatic or emotional experience, but a steady controlling of life in every area.
Illustration: "Two teenagers grew up in Dallas. Both were rough and troublesome. The faithful Sunday School teacher of one of the boys contacted him every week for a
year. But the other teacher felt that he did not need that type of boy in his class.
The first boy was saved and became a director of evangelism for a state convention for Southern Baptists. The other boy assassinated President John F. Kennedy.
Ephesians 5:18NLT Don’t be drunk with wine, because that will ruin your life. Instead, be filled with the Holy Spirit,
“To be filled with the Spirit means, to be filled with His word. To allow a word explosion within as well as without.”
Everything that is supernatural begins through God’s word!
God’s word is for you.
God’s word is to flow through you to other’s.
God’s word acted upon daily changes everything.
Listen, you and I were saved and called to be a living word for others.
Confession: I confess that the Word of God enriches me with spiritual wisdom and insight. It puts victory in my heart and a song in my mouth! As I meditate on the Word, it enriches my life, and I always have something to donate, to bequeath, or to freely share with others. I am filled with the riches of God’s Word that I automatically find myself admonishing and encouraging other people in their faith.