Today we are dealing with some profound truths in relation to the position of Christ’s rule and ultimately the connection of Believers in this.
From our main passage ; Vs. 15-17, Apostle Paul continues to thank God for the Christians who have received Christ and he prays for them to have the Spirit of Wisdom and revelation so that they may know Christ better.
Like any other Christian shepherd he was happy about their faith in God and Love for other Christians.
As we read through Vs. 18-20, we may agree with Apostle Paul in this prayer for the Ephesians that, the eyes of our understanding need to be opened so that we can know the hope and the power that we have through Christ our God. The Power that we believers have is as great as that which God used to raise Jesus Christ from the dead and made Him sit in the heavenly realms.
He further emphasizes that the place where Christ is seated is far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come.
This power and authority is a reason for you and I to be confident in the Lord who is able to handle every intimidation from the enemy because we are assured that everything is under Christ now and in future.
In Vs. 22-23, Christ is also the head of the Church and fills everything in every way. Have you ever considered to have Christ as part of every major decision or project of your life?
We can only experience the power and authority of Christ if we draw insights from God’s word. We need to be connected through Salvation and remain in Christ for us to experience His rule.
The fact that our Lord is the overall ruler, everyone and everything submits to Him. In this world we respect other lesser authorities given to us by God; for example, masters over servants, husbands over wives and parents over children, but we should never fail to see Him as the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
As we grow stronger in our walk with God, He avails to us the grace to utilize his delegated authority through prayer, ministry and our day to day lives. This should not make us proud but humble us to continue in deeds that give God the glory as we serve and live under his power and authority. People in leadership should submit to Christ and never force their subjects to disobey God.
We should not live in fear but trust Christ to fight every negative plan of the devil against us. These 40 days of Prayer and fasting are an entry point into the divine authority and power of Christ in our lives. May God bless you as you experience His Power and Authority.
The Very Rev. Canon Dr. Rebecca