Foundations of Christ - Part 5
THE PREEMINENCE OF CHRIST
For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence (Col. 1:16-18 NKJV).
OUR GOD JESUS, created everything, things seen and not seen, things in the heavens an on earth, every power and form of rule. He was before them prior to them and will be after them. They exist and are established because of Him and will have their purposes worked out by Him because they exist for Him.
He is especially the Head of the Body, the church, and the Head of every member, too. He is the commencement of everything, even being the first to rise from the dead. So that in all things He will be preeminent and have first place.
Reading this is not knowing this. We just know we read this. We will know this when He is preeminent in our lives and not before. It takes time to dethrone ourselves. It is a daily work of the cross. God will give the opportunities, we need to see them as such and not set backs to our personal advancement. They are, in fact, quite the opposite. We only grow as Christ grows in us and is preeminent in us.