Christ the Root (Colossians #38)

Root is an anchor for the plant.

Roots are the way a plant is nourished. When a dead seed begins to live, it first develops a root so it can gather nourishment for it to grow.

Proverbs 12:3, 12 A man shall not be established by wickedness: but the root of the righteous shall not be moved. … 12 The wicked desireth the net of evil men: but the root of the righteous yieldeth fruit.

  • The root is an anchor in verse 3.
  • Hebrews 6:17-20 Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath: 18 That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us: 19 Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil; 20 Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.

Isaiah 11:10 And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious. See Romans 15:8-12

Isaiah 27:6-9 He shall cause them that come of Jacob to take root: Israel shall blossom and bud, and fill the face of the world with fruit… By this therefore shall the iniquity of Jacob be purged: and this is all the fruit to take away his sin…

  • This is so great! The Lord said by taking away sin, that will be the fruit God intended in the first place. If he takes away sin the bitterness goes away and joy replaces it. If he takes away sin unnecessary anger goes away and love replaces it. If he takes away sin fear goes away and peace replaces it.

Isaiah 53:2 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.

Matthew 13 Parable of sower and seed where seed roots down.

  • Seed was planted in Israel – the oracles of God, the words of God. Then, that seed took root. God was manifest in the FLESH!

Revelation 22:16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.

Walk in him (vs 2:6) – John 15:1-9 and Romans 11:13-23