SUPREMACY OF CHRIST
For the full content of divine nature lives in Christ, in His humanity, and you have been given full life in union with Him. He is SUPREME over every spiritual ruler and authority…And on the cross Christ freed himself from the power of the spiritual rulers and authorities; He made a public spectacle of them by leading them as captives in His victory procession. Colossians 2: 9, 10, 15 Good News Bible
For in Him the whole fullness of Deity (the Godhead) continues to dwell in bodily form [giving complete expression of the divine nature]. And you are in Him, made full and having come to fullness of life [in Christ you too are filled with the Godhead-Father, Son and Holy Spirit- and reach full spiritual statute]. And He is the HEAD OF ALL RULE AND AUTHORITY [of every angelic principality and power]…disarmed the principalities and powers that were raged against us and made a bold display and public example of them, in triumphing over them in Him and in it [the cross] Colossians 2: 9, 10, 15 Amplified
The first Adam lost the grace of dominion and authority that was given to us (Genesis 1: 26-28) but the second Adam came such that the dominion and authority can be given back to the original owner that means you and I. God gave us ability to dominate, rule and subdue all natural and spiritual birds, fishes and animals and Jesus came in the likeness of man in order to take back that authority and eventually hand it over to mankind the original owner.
Children of God are being ridden and kept in captivity, incarceration and demonic bondage today because we are ignorant of the supremacy of the Lord Jesus Christ and of course the power, authority and spiritual energies available unto us through the Lord Jesus.
Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness…Colossians 1: 13 KJV (Read Coll. -19)
Jesus Christ is not only our hope that is joyful expectation of the future and our confident anticipation of good BUT He is also the one who has delivered us from the power of darkness through the process of salvation, currently He continues to deliver us when we are entangled and will yet deliver us in the future in case we fall into the snare of the fowler (2 Corinthians 1: 10).
The enslaving force from which Christ has delivered us is called the power of darkness, the word “power” also means authority, dominion and control. Living Bible reads,…out of the darkness and gloom of Satan’s kingdom. Please note that Jesus has delivered us from the power of sin and also from the control and domineering effect of Satan’s kingdom. When Satan fell, one third of the heavenly angels fell with him and they are now known as demons, principalities and powers, wicked spirits in heavenly places and cosmic powers of this Dark Age. These spirits are very wicked and they are ones that Satan uses to keep in bondage and hold in captivity mankind including Christians who played into his hand and fall through his tricks, wiles, ploys and schemes.
So, consistently we see two kingdoms that is the
and the kingdom of darkness both competing in exercising authority over mankind. The kingdom of God enslaves, oppresses, harasses, depresses, possesses and blinds men from the truth of the word of God while the kingdom of Satan set free, illuminate, inspires and delivers. God is at work in us constantly remolding and translating us step by step into the kingdom of His dear Son. He wills to open our eye, turn us from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God (Acts 26: 18). kingdom of God
One of the ways that Jesus Christ showed His supremacy is by disintegrating Satan’s work as testified by John the beloved…For this purpose the son of man was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil (1 John 3: 8), that is to tear down, demolish, crumble and break down every of his works.
Satan is a liar and a known deceiver, and he holds his kingdom together through deception. He tempts men through the “deceitfulness of riches” (Matt. ), he lures through the deceitful lusts of their human nature (Eph. ), worries of this life (which Jesus Christ taught us not to think about) and ignorance of the word of God like he did with Eve.His supremacy over Satan is to disintegrate Satan’s worHisss Please note that he has mastered the craft of deception to the extent that “if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect” (Matt. 24: 24).
Discernment is a very important virtue for ministers in this end time if you are to stand against being deceived by the devil. Imaginations, thoughts and reasoning which are inconsistent with the word of God which Satan will interject into your mind may get you to walk in the flesh and be entangled if you are not careful and standing on the word of life.
How God ANOINTED Jesus Christ of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with Power, who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil, for God was with Him (Acts 10: 38).
Whenever you see two lions fighting one have to finally run away from the other because of the superior power of his claws and sharp teeth, Please let it sink into your brain that Jesus Christ is the Lion of the tribe of
. He has the superior fighting ability and has never lost a battle. The devil only roars like a lion but he is nothing but a copy-CAT who must always bow whenever the name of Jesus is proclaimed, For at the mention of the name of Jesus every knees must bow (Phil. 2: 9-11). Judah
Jesus had the ability to set free the Gadarene demoniac with the word of His power; He interrupted the funeral procession of the son of the Nain widow and restored life to him (Luke 7: 11-15) and I see Him calling forth every thing that represents Lazarus and dead in your life and ministry to resurrect now!
“So ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has bound-think of it-for eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the Sabbath?” Luke 13 16 KJV
This lady has been in church for donkey years, by now she would have become a deaconess or in charge of the prayer band but also bound by the devil UNTIL one with the superior power of the Holy Ghost steeped in and she was delivered!
Satan’s greatest power was the power of death and Jesus annulled, obliterated, and invalidated that weapon.
…that through death, He might destroy him that had the power of death, that is , the devil; And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. Hebrews 2: 14-15 KJV
The word destroy here is “katargeo” which means “to make of no effect, to render powerless or to reduce to zero. Literarily it means Jesus reduced to zero Satan’s ultimate power over the saints-the power of the fear of death and also the power of death! Death has no hold over you if you have been redeemed by the blood of the Lamb. You now have Zoe-Eternal life!
Satan thought he had Jesus when He died on the cross but that was the route that Jesus needed to pass in order to collect back the keys of the gate of Hell and I dare say every other keys that he has been using to hold precious children of God in bondage.
After three days in hell, the Father bellowed Jesus come forth!!!, Jesus turned to the Devil and said…Devil you heard the Father give me the keys… and so through death Jesus Christ destroyed that that had the power of death (Rev. 1: 18), that is the devil; and deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage (Hebrews 2: 14-15).
And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it Colossians KJV
The word spoiled is apekduomai, which means to divert wholly or to despoil. It was with full understanding that Paul declared that by the time of Christ Ascension He divested Satan of every position and every vestige of power that God has given him before his expulsion from heaven. Jesus called for a parade and He de-robed Satan of all that he prided himself in. Jesus stood before Satan and declared …Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night (Rev. 12: 10).. Jesus stripped Satan of all his power and declared…I saw Satan like lightening falling from heaven (Luke ). My friend, Satan is a defeated foe.
After this defeat Jesus Christ declared…all power in heaven and on earth has been given to me (Matt. 28: 18) AND He now turned to you and I and proclaimed…Behold, I give unto you power to tread upon serpents and scorpions, and over all the powers of the enemy, and NOTHING SHALL BY ANY MEANS HURT YOU!!!
Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature. For by Him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by Him and for Him…For it pleases the Father that in Him should all fullness dwell. Colossians 1: 15-16, 19 KJV
It is not possible for Jesus who created Satan to be dominated by Satan. A potter can do whatever he likes with the clay and the clay cannot and must not complain. David the King of Israel understood the Kingship of Christ and His divine ability to save, deliver, enthrone and overthrow as He wishes, so in his fight against Goliath, he boldly declares that the battle is the Lord’s and that victory is assured. What is your confession when you are ensnared or when the enemy comes against you like a flood? Don’t you know that the Spirit of Christ will lift up a standard against him (Isaiah 59: 19)
Satan and his kingdom are defeated. All of his power has been stripped from him; his authority has been transferred to the Lord Jesus. He is now under the ruler-ship of the
. For this purpose came the Son of God that He might destroy the works the devil. (1 John 3: 8) Kingdom of God
God…hath in these last days spoken unto us by His Son, whom he hath appointed HEIR of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; Who being the brightness of His glory, and the EXPRESS IMAGE of His person, and upholding all things by the WORD OF HIS POWER…Hebrews 1: 3 KJV
Christ now rules with unlimited authority. He is not subject to any senate committee, parliament, congress or any governing body. He it is who has gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him. (1 Peter 3: 22). The word of His Power which is also the Voice of the Lord is powerful (Psalm 29), and full of majesty. It breaks the cedars, divides the flame of fire, shakes the wilderness and it confronts any and every principalities and negative spiritual forces that may stand against you. OUR LORD IS ABLE! If He bears the image of the Father, then He wields the power of the Father and there is no other powers including that of Satan that can stand against the power of God. Your deliverance from captivity is eminent, a surety and guaranteed if you will turn to the Lord who is the Spirit. The LORD is that Spirit and wherever the Spirit of the LORD is LORD, there is liberty, freedom and independence from the sphere of captivity (2 Corinthians 3).
Jesus declared to Satan, you were the accuser of the brethren BUT NOW, I am their Counselor (Isa. 9: 6); You used to be the angel of light BUT NOW I am the light of the world (John 8: 12); you used to be an effective hinderer BUT NOW I am their helper (Psalms 63: 7). You used to inflict them with sickness and diseases BUT NOW I am their healer (Matt. 8: 17); You had been the adversary of my people BUT NOW I am their advocate (I John (1 John2: 1); You use to steal, kill and destroy them BUT NOW I am come that they may have life and have it more abundantly. You use to keep them in captivity BUT NOW I am come that they might be free because he who the Son set free shall be free indeed. Finally you use to be the prince of this world BUT NOW “I am the KING OF KINGS AND THE LORDS OF LORDS”
Christ is King of truth, King of salvation, king of grace, king of peace, king of righteousness, king of glory, Eternal king, and the king of Kings!!!
In Christ you too are filled with the Godhead-Father, Son and Holy Spirit- and reach full spiritual statute…Colossians 2: 10 KJV
You must allow this to sink in deep into your Spirit-man, know that when Jesus defeated Satan at the cross, positionally and by faith you have defeated him. He is the promised Messiah that was prophesied to CRUSH the head of Satan (Genesis ) When Jesus conquered the Spirit of fear of death, you also were delivered from the Spirit of the fear of death. You have been delivered from the kingdom of darkness; as long as you have not romancing with the devil through sin you will be like the Lord Jesus who said that …the prince of this world cometh but he had nothing in me. Jesus was saying I keep my self holy, pure, chaste and righteous to the point that there is nothing for Satan to accuse me because I always do those things that pleases the Father! Do you have the same testimony! That if Satan comes to captivate you that you do not have NEGATIVE SPIRITUAL SENSOR that he can use to remote control you and hereafter keep you in bondage!
Even then, the Lord Jesus is yet able to set you free because He holds all the power in His hand
If the son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed John 8: 36 KJV
So if the Son liberates you [makes you free men] then you are really and unquestionably free. John 8: 36 Amplified
Can you hold on to faith and trust Him to deliver you even now? He is able, to save those who trust in and come to Him.
For the scripture saith, Whosoeverbelieveth on Him shall not be ashamed…For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. Romans , 13 KJV.