Power of God

The Glories of the Resurrection - Ephesians 1

The death of the Lord Jesus is the chief demonstration of the love of God. The resurrection of the Lord Jesus is the chief demonstration of the power of God.

Ephesians 1:19

In the resurrection we see power—God’s power—God’s great power and God’s exceeding great power. The power that raised Christ from the dead and enthroned Him at God’s right hand was the greatest exhibition of divine power that the world has ever known. The reason for this seems to be that the infernal hosts were massed to frustrate God’s plans by keeping Christ in the tomb, and by preventing His ascension once He was raised. God triumphed; and Christ’s resurrection and ascension were a shattering defeat to Satan and his hosts.

 

Ephesians 1:20

Christ was raised from the grave of mortality to the throne of eternal God - from the darkness of the tomb to unapproachable light - from this small world to the metropolis of the universe. Following our Lord’s ascension, God made Him to sit at His right hand—a place of privilege (Hebrews 1:13)—of power (Matthew 26:64)—of distinction (Hebrews 1:3)—of delight (Psalms 16:1)—and of dominion (1 Peter 3:22).

 

Ephesians 1:21

Christ’s glorification is described as: “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.” There are different ranks of angelic beings, some evil, some good. They have different degrees of power. No matter their rank—authority—power—or dominion—Christ is far above them all. This is not only true of this age, but also in the coming age—the Millennium—then He will be King of kings and Lord of lords.

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