Tuesday, October 18, 2022

The Preeminence of God


God is the Creator of all things in heaven and earth. No one can match Him, compare to Him, or will come after Him. He alone is God and there is no other.  Col 1:18 says “And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.  That means He is FIRST in everything.  First in importance, first in honor, and first in exaltation.  Jesus is the “head” of the church, and the “beginning” of all things.

Preeminent is defined as: having paramount rank, dignity, or importance.  Surpassing all others; very distinguished, outstanding, and supreme.

We were created in the image of God. We are spirit beings, just like the angels are spirit beings. The only difference is we were given bodies to do the business of our King in the earth. Psalm 8 says we were made a little lower than Elohim, but higher than the angels.

Due to the fall of man, we were all born in sin and shaped in iniquity (Psalm 51:5), because everything reproduces after its own kind. However, one man Jesus the Christ died on the cross over 2000 years ago at Calvary to redeem us from the curse of the law / sin and purchased our salvation. Jesus ransomed us and brought us back into our rightful position as an heir of God and joint heir with Christ Jesus.

Our bodies that God formed, was so He could have access in the earth since out of all His creation, He gave mankind dominion over the earth. However, our bodies/flesh opposes the things of God (Romans 8) and stand as a wall before God in the earth. Our bodies respond to what it sees, feel, hear, touch and smell and since we can’t see God, mankind has reduced His preeminence in the earth.  Mark 7:13 lets us know that it is our traditions that makes the word of God of no effect.

Our religious traditions and church services gratify the flesh.  So, when we are handling the holy things of God; like prayer, the word, or our assignment and multi-task, we reduce God to our flesh realm.  Our flesh is always catering to the things on the earth and our spirit man is designed to cater to the things of the spirit.  So, when we are trying to do both or make God after our things to do list, then we reduce His preeminence in our lives and in the earth. 

In a corporate setting, we reduce His preeminence when our church or ministry settings cater more on entertaining the people verses teaching people how to come into, respect and wait on the supreme power of God in our midst.  

We are in the hour of a Holy Spirit revival where God will begin to restore and bring back the sanctity of His Name in the earth.  God's messages have always been repentance and turn our hearts back to the Lord in a NEW WAY, for you will not find Him in the old way.  He is requiring all of us to come up higher.

Apostle Karen Presley,

Church of Zion Deliverance Ministries, Clinton, MD