Paul’s love for the Colossians believers begins to overflow with counsel and blessing. He says that he is “contending” for them. That is, he is praying with vigorous and unrelenting intensity. He demonstrates a form of prayer that is both intense intercession and prophetic declaration. It is a powerful form of praying that creates an atmosphere of courage and determination.
I am contending for you that your hearts will be wrapped in the comfort of heaven and woven together into love’s fabric. This will give you access to all the riches of God as you experience the revelation of God’s great mystery—Christ.
For our spiritual wealth is in him, like hidden treasure waiting to be discovered—heaven’s wisdom and endless riches of revelation knowledge.
I want you to know this so that no one will come and lead you into error through their persuasive arguments and clever words. – Col 2:2-4 (TPT)
He continues praying, exhorting and prophesying.
In the same way you received Jesus our Lord and Messiah by faith, continue your journey of faith, progressing further into your union with him! Your spiritual roots go deeply into his life as you are continually infused with strength, encouraged in every way. For you are established in the faith you have absorbed and enriched by your devotion to him!
Beware that no one distracts you or intimidates you in their attempt to lead you away from Christ’s fullness by pretending to be full of wisdom when they’re filled with endless arguments of human logic. For they operate with humanistic and clouded judgments based on the mindset of this world system, and not the anointed truths of the Anointed One.
For he is the complete fullness of deity living in human form. And our own completeness is now found in him. We are completely filled with God as Christ’s fullness overflows within us. He is the Head of every kingdom and authority in the universe! – Col 2:6-10
Personalise and pray the above prayer, believing for the loving embrace of the Father and His blessing of strength and His presence.