HOLDING FAST to the HEAD
BY: RAY PRINZING
“Holding the Head, from which all the body by joints and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increaseth with the increase of God.” (Col. 2:19)
There is a simplicity in the walk of the Believer, when his eye is single to Christ alone, and he no longer has the complications of duality, trying to please men, and God, at the same time. There is a holding fast to the Head, becoming one in His Will, hearing His voice alone, and no more giving heed to the voice of strangers.
We find a subtlety to deceptions and errors of the day, until “if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.” (Matt. 24:24) Any little form of substitution that detracts from our singleness in holding fast to the Head, is anti-christ. The Greek word “anti” literally means INSTEAD OF, and if, at any time, we accept an “instead of,” rather than His will and Word to us, we have accepted that which is anti-christ. Hence our desire to cleave unto the Lord alone, and serve Him with our whole heart.
Deceivers continue to announce their visions and dreams, telling of their special revelations and doctrines, as they seek to build an hierarchy, with usurped power and authority, claiming your allegiance to their message. Moffatt Trans. (Col. 2:18-19) “Let no one lay down rules for you as he pleases, with regard to fasting and any cult of angels, presuming on his visions and inflated by his sensuous notions, instead of keeping in touch with that Head…”
Phillips, “Nor let any man cheat you of your joy in Christ by persuading you to make yourselves humble and fall down and worship[ angels. Such a man, inflated by an unspiritual imagination, is pushing his way into matters he knows nothing about, and in his cleverness forgetting the Head. It is from the Head alone that the body, by natural channels, is nourished and built up and grows according to God’s laws of growth.”
Holding fast unto the Head, this is our desire.
By His Spirit to be led, ever onward – higher.