“Now He is far above any ruler or authority or power or leader or anything else – not only in this world but in the world to come. God has put all things under the authority of Christ and had made Him head over all things for the benefit of the church.”
We can be comforted by knowing that Jesus’ work of salvation in our hearts and in our lives is not due to our ‘good works’ but completely out of the grace and love of Jesus Christ; It’s His free gift towards mankind – lest we should boast in our own good deeds. There is nothing we can do to make God love us more and nothing we can do to make God love us less. He, unconditionally pours His grace and kindness over us all the time. The writer of Romans tells us that in fact it was ‘while we were still sinners that Christ died for us!’
Yet not only does God allow us into His kingdom, to enjoy the benefits of His redemption and the unlimited resources of love, kindness and grace, but He also lives in our hearts, helping us to work out our salvation, helping us know Him more and guiding us into all truth.
Moreover, Christ in us is the hope of glory. When Christ was raised from the dead, Father God exalted Him above all things, above all powers and gave Him all authority, in Heaven and on Earth. Therefore when we call upon the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, many will be saved, set free, healed and delivered. Yes, that same Jesus, who was there at the beginning of time, who defeated sin and death, who has all power and all authority, lives in YOU because of the ‘incredible wealth of grace and kindness’ towards us. It is this reason that we have hope, because He lives, we live!