The Preeminence of Jesus Christ…

30 Dec

Colossians 3:3 (NKJV), “For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.”

In the world that we live in today, the glory of the Lord is displayed in every major aspect of our being. The Most High God has embedded the superiority of Christ and our need of repentance as the means to achieve our purpose in Him! Through the covenant of the New Testament God implanted a sure way to be made right and whole in His eyes, through the acceptance of Jesus. Christ is the rock of this foundation, and most importantly in the reconciliation to God His resurrection made. Colossians 1:21-22 (NKJV) reads “And you, who once were alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy, and blameless, and above reproach in His sight.” Many forget that there is still only one true way to please God and that is through Christ atonement at the Cross, and no other means. The Most High calls those who have ears to hear into repentance through Christ and the perfect sacrifice that He made. The Bible states that Jesus is the light of the world (John 8:12), and this light is visible to all those who see. This light is namely visible in government, in the election of a leader to guide and uphold the righteous of the people for a higher quality of life. A President or Governor are a representation of a type of Christ, working for the people of a nation. Many forms of governmental power foreshadow the need of a perfect powerful leader, which when compared to Jesus hold no resemblance. Colossians 1:17 (NKJV), “And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.” Jesus is everything every man or woman would need based off of His duality with God. In our hunger to eat, the teaching of Jesus Christ is present in His statement of being the “Bread of Life,” (John 6:48) In the way we need food at times our spiritual man is in as dire need as well. The daily work ethic of waking up is symbolic of the spiritual struggle of working towards the goals of the Most High. Namely in our fall from grace in which God cursed Adam. Genesis 3:22-23 (NKJV) reads, “Then the Lord God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of Us, to know good and evil. And now, lest he put out his hand and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever” therefore the Lord God sent him out of the garden of Eden to till the ground from which he was taken.” The work we all put in on a weekly basis is based of the original sin of Adam and reminds of our need for a Savior. The preeminence of Christ is focused most strongly on our own humanity, in our imperfections and bad desires. Colossians 3:5-14 (NKJV) states “Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. Because of these things the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience, in which you yourselves once walked when you lived in them. But now you yourselves are to put off all these: anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy language out of your mouth. Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds, and have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him, where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcised nor uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave nor free, but Christ is all and in all.” In the times that we as human beings fall short we are reminded of one who never did, and has come to redeem us. Through the sacrifice of the son Jesus we all get a chance to see the Father. A friendly reminder is that all roads do not led to God, but if you look close all roads lead to Christ. Shalom…

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