Throughout this session David establishes how Christ is supreme-to-the-max as the King of the universe, the Ruler of history, the Lord of the nations, Conqueror of evil forces, and the Master of our lives.
Preeminently, Jesus reigns as the Head of the Church, which is “the fullness of him who fills all in all” (Ephesians 1). In fact, he “ascended above the heavens that He might fill the whole universe” (Ephesians 4).
Jesus is over all because God the Father has “rescued us from the dominion of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of the Son He loves [because he is] the firstborn over all creation … firstborn from among the dead … head of the body, the Church; [because he has] reconciled all things whether things on earth or things in heaven, making peace by His blood shed on the cross” (Colossians 1:13,15,18,20).
Christ's on-going reign in Heaven and earth assures the fulfillment of God’s purposes now and for all ages, through Christ supreme.
The Christ Institute Sessions
Video 4:5 – How is Christ over the people of the earth?
"Then one of the elders said to me, 'Do not weep! See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed. He is able to open the scroll and its seven seals.' Then I saw a Lamb, looking as if it had been slain, standing at the center of the throne, encircled by the four living creatures and the elders. The Lamb had seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth. He went and took the scroll from the right hand of him who sat on the throne. And when he had taken it, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb. Each one had a harp and they were holding golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of God’s people. And they sang a new song, saying: 'You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slain, and with your blood you purchased for God persons from every tribe and language and people and nation. You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to serve our God, and they will reign on the earth.'" - Revelation 5:5-10
After Completing Your Video:
Pause: Spend a minute in silence, reflecting on today’s teaching. What was the most meaningful part for you? How did it speak to you?
Reflect: In what ways did today's teaching video help you see and think about God's Son in newer or fresher or larger terms?
Apply: What one next step should today's teaching encourage you to take in your daily walk with our supreme King, the Lord Jesus Christ?
Pray: If you were standing before Jesus on His throne right now, based on today's teaching what one thing would you like to say to the Father to express to Him your praise and gratitude for who His Son is right now?