“The Supremacy of Jesus 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. 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. Colossians 1:15-18
In these passages of Scripture, the Apostle Paul lists five characteristics of Jesus Christ, which qualifies His SUPREMACY. They are: (1) He is the “image of the invisible God.” He is the manifestation of the invisible God, or God in the flesh. Jesus said; “If you have seen Me, you have seen the Father (God). So Christ’s SUPREMACY is first shown in His relationship with Father God, and because of His PERFECT manifestation of God, Jesus Christ is SUPREME.
(2) His SUPREMACY is proven by “His relationship to Creation.” He was the FIRSTBORN, in other words He PRECEDED all of Creation, and He was SUPERIOR to ALL of Creation, thus the term “FIRSTBORN” gives Jesus Christ His SUPREMACY, because of His PRIORITY IN and SUPERIORITY OVER Creation.
(3) Jesus Christ is the CREATOR, for in Him ALL things in Heaven and on earth were created. And because He is the CREATOR He is BEFORE ALL things and He SUSTAINS ALL things. He was the MASTER CRAFTSMAN of the Creation, thus because of His POSITION in Creation He has the SUPREMACY.
(4) He is the “HEAD of the body, the CHURCH;” He is Lord over the CHURCH, which is the invisible body that is made up of ALL BELIEVERS, regardless of nationality or gender, when a person comes to Jesus Christ for their SALVATION, they are then brought into the body of Christ, the Church by the work of the Holy Spirit. And because of Jesus Christ being the HEAD of that SPECIAL body, He has the SUPREMACY.
(5) Jesus Christ is the “BEGINNING and the FIRSTBORN from among the dead.” 1Corinthians 1:20; “But Now Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep (died).” Jesus Christ was to be the FIRST FRUIT or the FIRST of those who died, as believers, to enter Heaven and He was able to do this because of His VICTORY over death and the grave. He has the SUPREMACY.
Just the thought that SOMEONE of that SUPREMACY would come to earth as a babe to a poor family and live a short meager life with NO earthly accolades or rewards for ALL that He did. Yet what He did receive was REJECTION and DEATH on an old, rugged, wooden cross, a PERFECT sacrifice for the SALVATION OF MANKIND. If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to God then you are living a life that is contrary to His will and are destined to spend ALL eternity in a place called Hell, a place of FOREVER, torment, torture, pain, agony and despair. You will not be able to experience the LOVE of such a SUPREME BEING, unless you turn from your sinful life and come to JESUS with a REPENTANT HEART, CONFESSING your sins to God and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and become a part of the Body of Christ, the Church, His Bride. Do it NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!