Christ is Above All

According to the working of his great might that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. Ephesians 1:19-21

Beloved,

Have you ever stood on top of a mountain? It is incredible sight to look down on everything below knowing that there is nothing above and nothing higher than where you stand.  Standing on the top of a mountain is so sweet because we know of the labor and physical exertion that was necessary to reach the top for mountaintops cannot be reached without a struggle.

Jesus Christ is now seated on the supreme mountaintop of His own glory.  He is far above all rule and authority and power and dominion and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come.  There is no one above our Sovereign Lord. He sits at the right hand of God with full authority and power until all His enemies are made His footstool.  And yet, the only way Jesus was exalted to the highest place was because of His willingness to walk up Calvary’s hill in obedience to the Father.  Phil 2:8-11,

And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

It is only in Christ’s giving of Himself in death that He was exalted to the highest place. And because Christ is seated on the throne, we as His people know that nothing can separate us from his love. He is the one who died and who was raised.  And knowing that our God is far above all authority and power gives us the freedom to follow Christ in giving ourselves in humiliation so that one day we will be exalted (1 Peter 5:6).

Beloved, our great and glorious Savior is seated at the right hand of God as the supreme authority over all else.  And this all powerful Savior always stands before the Father interceding for us as our High Priest.  He is our King and our Priest.  His death and resurrection secure for us an eternal hope through faith. We have nothing to fear for He who is supreme is the One who speaks for us.
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Steven Brazzell

Charlotte, NC