THEME: AUTHORITY OF CHRIST
“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. 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.”
-Authority in Greek is written as exousia which means to have privileges, capacity, competency, freedom, liberty, power, strength and supernatural abilities. The above scriptures demonstrate Christ’s authority over all creation in the first part and His supremacy through redemption in the later section. Christ is the first born to demonstrate certain privileges according to the Jewish culture; who would inherit leadership of the family and a double portion of property upon the fathers death. He is also the first born from among the death through resurrection that those who are in Him have a sure hope of eternal life. Christ is the express image of God the Father and His exact representation in authority and as the head of the church. Christ reconciled us to the Father through His death for all our sins and has given us hope of glory. He also reconciled to Himself all things on earth and in heaven causing peace to dwell in us through His indwelling presence. His supremacy is also evident through His creation over all things in heaven and on earth whether thrones, powers and rulers, and therefore has authority over all. At His name therefore every knee shall bow in heaven, on earth and under the earth and every tongue confess that Jesus is Lord to the glory of God the Father.
Jesus You are precious and worthy of all our praises. Only You are worthy of all honor and adoration. All creation bow down before You Jesus Christ. Every knee shall bow in heaven, on earth and under the earth and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ You are Lord to the glory of God the Father. We extol You Jesus at all times. May Your praises be always be on our lips. We glory You and rejoice in You. All the nations praise Your holy name Jesus. We thank You for making us see this new week in good health. May You heal all those who are sick and suffering. Heal the hearts of all those who are bereaved and grant them Your sure peace. We appreciate You dear Jesus for loving us and dying on the cross for our sins, may You forgive all our trespasses. We humbly ask You to journey with us through this week and show us the way we should go. Guide us Holy Spirit in all truth and anoint us afresh. We adore You Lord and bless Your holy name dear Jesus. All glory, honor, authority and strength belongs to You Jesus now and forever. Amen
Further reading: Philippians 2:10-11
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