Scriptures

They Have Taken My Lord’s Position Away

Introduction

‘And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.’ Ephesians 1:22-23

The Holy Writ succinctly describes the position of our Lord in His church (which He promised to build). Christ’s position in His church implies the position of our Lord amongst His people whom He called out of darkness into His marvellous light.

In explaining to Christians in Ephesus how God exerted His mighty power in raising Christ from the dead and seating Him at His right hand in the heavenly realms, the Holy Spirit clearly stated through Paul that God has placed all things (excluding nothing) under Christ’s feet and appointed Him to be head over everything (excluding nothing) for the church, Ephesians 1:15-23.

This is similar to Paul’s letter to Christians in Colossae where it was expressed that the God-man who is (note the present tense) before all things and in whom all things hold together, is the head of the body, the church…….so that in everything (excluding nothing), He might have the supremacy, Colossians 1:15-20.

The position of Christ is abundantly evident. He is the head! In all things, he must have the supremacy! Why then should anyone want to take His place?

People wanted to have the supremacy, without respect for the authority of the Christ, not taking into account the fact that: (i) Christ is not divided; (ii) it was Christ who was crucified for us; and (iii) that our baptism was in Christ’s name.

I’ll like to enjoin all of God’s children never to ignore the excruciating death of Christ on the cross through an ungodly desire for the position that is exclusively Christ’s.

‘The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.’ Colossians 1:15-20

Prayer

Loving Father of our Lord Jesus, please help us to always be thankful for Christ who purchased our pardon and made us Your children. Amen.

DAILY BIBLE VERSE

"Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things."

Philippians 4:8

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