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There is much to say about the supremacy of Christ: The supremacy of his deity, equal with God the Father in all his attributes — the radiance of his glory and the exact imprint of his nature, infinite, boundless in all his excellencies; (Heb. 1:3) • the supremacy of his never-changing constancy in all his virtues and all his character and all his commitments — the same yesterday, today, and forever (Heb. 13:8). • the supremacy of his authority over heaven and earth and hell, without whose permission no man and no demon can move one inch, who changes times and seasons, removes kings and sets up kings – • DA 2:21 “And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding” •; does according to his will among the host of heaven and among the inhabitants of the earth; so none can stay his hand or say to him, “What have you done?” (Dan. 4:35) • (DA 4:35 “And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?”) • the supremacy of his providence without which not a single bird falls to the ground in the furthest reaches of the Amazon forest (Matthew 10:29), or a single hair of any head turns black or white; • the supremacy of his word that moment by moment upholds the universe and holds in being all the molecules and atoms and subatomic world we have never yet dreamed of— • HEB 1:3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high; • the supremacy of his power to walk on water, cleanse lepers and heal the lame, open the eyes of the blind, cause the deaf to hear and storms to cease and the dead to rise, with a single word, or even a thought; (Matthew 11:4-5, etc.) • the supremacy of his purity never to sin, or to have one millisecond of a bad attitude or an evil, lustful thought; (Heb. 4:15; 2 Cor 5:21; 1 Pe 2:22; 1 Jn 3:5; John 8:29, 46; Luke 1:35; Isaiah 53:9; John 19:4; 1 Peter 1:18-19). • the supremacy of his patience to endure our dullness for decade after decade; and to hold back his final judgment on this land and on the world, that many might repent (2 Pe 3:9). • the supremacy of his sovereign, servant obedience to keep his Father’s commandments perfectly and then embrace the excruciating pain of the cross willingly; (John 8:29; LU 22:42) • the supremacy of his meekness and lowliness and tenderness that will not break a bruised reed or quench a smoldering wick – • ISA 42:3 A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth. • MT 12:20 A bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench, till he send forth judgment unto victory. • the supremacy of his wrath that will one day explode against this world with such fierceness that people will call out for the rocks and the mountains to crush them rather than face the wrath of the Lamb –Revelation 6: 16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: 17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand? • the supremacy of his love that willingly dies for us even while we were sinners (Ro 5:8) and frees us for the ever-increasing joy in making much of him forever; He is supreme in every admirable way over everything: • over all chemical processes that heal and destroy: cancer, AIDS, malaria, flu, Covid-19 and all the workings of antibiotics and a thousand healing medicines; --John Piper • over all terrorists (Read Captive in Iran by Maryam Rostampour and Marziyeh Amirizadeh)
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