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"Easter: Christ Over All" (posted April 7, 2014)

   ...the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power which 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 principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come.
   - Ephesians 1:19-21

The world and Satan were permitted to put forth their greatest display of power-- the power of death-- when they nailed Christ to the cross. Then, when the devil and the world had expressed their power to the utmost degree, God set forth His surpassing power by raising Christ from the dead, setting Him as Man in the highest place in the universe, even at His own right hand.

In this exalted position, Christ has been set above every other power, whether spiritual principalities and powers or temporal might and dominion. There are names named for the government of this world and the world to come, but Christ has a Name above every name-- He is King of kings, and Lord of lords.

Furthermore, Christ is not only over every power, but all evil will be put under His feet. Such is the mighty expression of the power that will not only bring us to share with Christ this exalted place of glory, but which acts on our behalf on our way to glory.

Then we learn another great truth: The One in whom all power has been set forth, who is set in a position above every power, who has power to put down all evil, is the One who is Head over all things to the Church.

In relation to all the powers of the universe, He is set far above every power. In reference to evil, all is subdued under His feet. In relation to the Church, His body, He is Head to direct in all things. Thus it is the privilege of the Church to look to Christ for guidance and direction in relation to all things. In the presence of every opposing power and all evil, we have a resource in Christ our Head.

Hamilton Smith

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