Tuesday, March 7, 2017

DETHRONING JESUS

“For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth . . . whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him” (Colossians 1:16).
“And He is the head of the body, the church . . . that in all things He may have the preeminence” (verse 18).  
God the Father enthroned Christ as king over all nations and all nature, and as Lord over the church. Paul is saying, “It doesn’t matter what things look like on the outside. Everything may seem out of control and it may look as though the devil has taken power. But the truth is, God has put all things under Jesus’ feet. Christ is still king over everything!”
These passages prove that almighty God has given Jesus Christ dominion over everything. Yet all around us we see our society and government refusing to acknowledge Christ’s authority and kingship. We are removing God from our schools and courts and ignoring Him in the making of our laws.
I believe America’s rejection of Christ’s lordship is the reason behind all the bloodshed, violence, racial hatred, moral decay, drug abuse, and even the outbreak of deadly sexual diseases in our society. Lawmakers, educators, and the media have made God an unspeakable subject.
Even worse, Jesus is being dethroned in churches throughout the land and in the lives of multitudes of believers. It’s understandable that ungodly people would want to dethrone Christ, but how it must grieve the Father to see Him dethroned by those who call themselves by His name!
Because God has made Christ to be all things to the church, we are to have no other resource, reference or counselor before Jesus. All the church’s government, guidance, and counsel are to come from Him: “The government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6).